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It's Been a While

Friday, January 18, 2008

I've never been good at keeping diaries, so I'm not surprised that it's been almost a year since I blogged. Oops! Oh well, there's no use in dwelling on the past.

I've been commenting on some blog entries, and while doing so, I decided that I am going to use exercise to fight stress. I am usually stressed, it's in my nature. I stress out over everything. Even when I shouldn't be stressed, I am. So, instead of letting it eat at me, I'm going to work it out. That way, I get in my exercise and feel good afterward for letting go of the stress. I know it works, because I've done it before. When I used to get really mad, I would work out and do some kickboxing.

I hope I can keep this up. I'm having a really hard time keeping myself motivated to work out. I'm not really having a problem with the food part of being healthy, but I just really hate exercise! I'd much rather be reading or watching TV. I actually used to bring a book to the gym, and I'd read while I was cycling. The problem with that was, I'd get lost in the book and realize I wasn't moving that fast. :)

Also, I totally blew the healthy eating. We went out to eat at a butcher shop that does dinner on certain nights, and I had planned to get a sirloin, but they didn't have any! So, I got the chicken special, which was full of cheese and ham. It was also HALF OF MY PLATE! So, I ate 1/4 of it, about 1/4 of the mashed potatoes and some of the veggies, and then I was completely full. We're going to eat it tonight, two of us, for dinner. Either that or he'll eat that, and I'll eat a Lean Cuisine. I'm not sure yet. It wouldn't have been so bad, if I didn't get the dessert afterward. Ooooohhhh...how I regretted it this morning when I felt really really sick.

Anyway...I'm welcoming myself back to the blog. Today's goal...drink some water!

  


Today is Another Day

Monday, February 26, 2007

Well, after getting upset and crying yesterday, I am feeling much better. I worked out this morning (30 minutes of cardio) to a new exercise video I checked out at the library. It was a lot of fun! I don't sweat very easily, even when I get hot, and I was sweating!

Also, I'm going to try a new recipe tonight, Cheddar Potato Chowder! Yum! I subscribe to a food magazine, called Light & Tasty. So far, I've liked almost everything I've made from it. Hopefully, this will be good as well. We're going to have it with a lot of salad.

My whole episode yesterday convinced me that I'm too hard on myself. Actually, a thread was posted this weekend on that very subject! It was a great thing to see when I first logged in today. And, I'm going to start using the motto that was said on the board, "If you are saying something to yourself that you wouldn't say to a friend facing the same problems, then you shouldn't be saying it." This is so true! I would NEVER have been as hard on a friend, especially since I was trying so hard to be good!

So, that's a lesson learned. Now, I'm going to go find some other things to make for dinner this week. We're going to the store tonight. Yeah!

Week of 24Feb to 02 Mar:

Weight: 195.2 lbs
Waist: 35.5 in.
Hips: 46 in.

  


Back from the Trip

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Well, I was so excited, because I thought I had done a really good job staying within my calorie range this weekend! I usually try to stay close to 1200 calories a day, but I knew that on Saturday it would be pretty tough, so I just wanted to stay in my calorie range. I did all the math, tracked EVERYTHING I ate, bothered my friends for what they put in the meals they fixed for us (each of us had to make a meal). There were a few things that I guessed the numbers for, because I didn't have them. As it turns out, I went 150 calories over my upper limit.

I know I shouldn't be upset, but I am. I cried. So tonight, we went out to eat, and I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with no mayo and no bun. It was great! They put everything on the side, so I could add what I wanted to the chicken. I think I'll have to do that again.

So, today is today, and yesterday is in the past. I did the best I could. I measured out EVERYTHING. I even weighed the food that I needed to count in ounces. I tried hard, and it didn't work. Oh well, I'm going to keep going on doing what I've been doing. Next time, I'll bring my own food for breakfast. That's what got me!

Weigh in and measurements come tomorrow.

  


Going Away for the Weekend

Friday, February 23, 2007

Well, I get a much needed weekend break! We're going to the mountains where a friend of ours has a cabin. Yeah! So, I decided that I couldn't let this be an excuse to splurge and eat bad things. Instead, I chose to make dinner (we're all splitting up the meals). I'm making spaghetti with both marinara and meat sauce. One of my friends is a vegetarian, thus the two different sauces. I think I'll add some mushrooms and onion to the sauce!

For everything else, I am bringing along a table I made on the computer and printed out that is modelled after the food tracker. I figured that since I just started Stage 2 (oh yeah, I just started Stage 2!!!) I should keep up with the habit building. I also went to Target and bought some new measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a scale since mine are all broken and worn out.

Ooh, and I'm going to make brownies! I found a low-fat recipe in Light & Tasty magazine that I'm going to try. I hope their good!

Exercise has been nonexistent. I'm so lazy, I know it! I just need to get off my butt and work out.

Well, I'm off soon! I'll update my weight and measurments on Monday morning. Yeah! I hope I've lost some more.

  


First Blog Entry

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hello!

Well, I have to say that I am a terrible blogger. I've never been very good at journaling, but I want to try and keep this up.

I'm beginning to have problems eating enough. I've found that I have this problem a lot, where I just forget to eat throughout the day. Then I end up needing to eat a lot in the evening. Apparently, I am on-the-go according to my personality profile. I'm all about convenience, because I just have too many other things to do.

I've also been craving pizza and fast food. So, since I've been really good today, I'm going to go to the store and get a small, thin crust pizza. I'll probably get one with lots of veggies, because I LOVE pizza like that. But I'll be careful to not eat the whole pizza, like I usually do!

Also, I haven't been very good at exercising. I have some videos that I checked out at the library, so tonight I am going to do one!!! Basically, if I don't do one, then I can't watch LOST. That would just be terrible. :)

I took my first measurements today. I plan to take them when I weigh every Saturday:

Week of 17 Feb to 23 Feb:

Weight: 196 lbs
Waist: 37 in.
Hips: 49 in.

  
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TIAMCNEIL 2/23/2007 4:14PM

    Congrats on your first blog entry!

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