Monday, April 16, 2012
Well last weekend my older daughter told me she was cancelling the wedding, and that she and her fiancee were running off to Las Vegas to get married - and they DID!!! It was a stupid thing, but I got all depressed and ate everything in sight (that's how I treat depression - my bad!)!!! Yeah, I need to work on that. Anyway, I successfully gained back almost everything I've lost this year , so today I'm being honest and re-setting my weight tracker to reflect that. Also, starting today and for the next 2 weeks I'm doubling down on my diet and exercising, to try and reverse some of the damage from last weekend. For the next 2 weeks, I'm purging the junky comfort food from my diet - no cupcakes, no brownies, no yummy Starbucks coffees, etc. Instead, more fruits/veggies/whole grains, and logging that food in the SparkPeople nutrition counter. And back into running 3x week, and doing SOMETHING the other 4 days - elliptical, my new Bootcamp DVD, gardening, whatever, just MOVE!!! (Nothing on TV to watch this week anyway ) This is in addition to the walking I do on my breaks at work - surely I can keep this up for 2 weeks! I will record this and keep everyone informed; this is my promise to ME!
The Promises you make to yourself are the most important promises to keep!
Saturday, April 07, 2012
This probably comes as no big surprise to anyone, but I seriously didn't know HOW many calories before today - how about 2500!?! Now, THAT'S just too many!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Okay, I'm NOT starving myself, but I know I've GOT to get serious about my diet. So I'm back to logging my food intake, trying to stay between 1200 - 1550 calories. I logged yesterday and hit that target at 1509, and yes, I was HUNGRY! Just lets me know how much I've been overdoing the sweets & comfort food!
Btw, if you haven't seen the movie yet, I must say "The Hunger Games" is an excellent film - yes it's dark and disturbing, but the acting was excellent, especially Jennifer Lawrence. But Donald Sutherland was also good as the creepy President, and Woody Harrelson was perfect as the only person in the district to survive the Hunger Games - he played a broken-down drunk, which was really understandable given the situation. Yes it's violent, but not obsessively bloody. Children die, but the movie focuses more on the tragedy than cool fight scenes (although you kind of cheer when the knife-wielding "mean girl" gets it!). I read the 1st book and it was a hard read, but I REALLY enjoyed the movie - I just can't shut up about it!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Well I'm a little depressed about it, but I withdrew from the Chemistry class I was taking at OCCC. I was just too far behind from getting sick & missing 2 weeks of school. I failed the last test I took, and I just didn't see any way to recover from that - I was struggling already. I wanted to go into a Nursing program, and needed to take Chemistry as a science prerequisite; now I'm gonna have to re-think this whole thing.
I'm sure I'll figure something out, though - live & learn, life goes on.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
So yesterday was my big 52nd birthday, and I wanted to eat out. I originally requested Olive Garden, but my hubby decided on Johnny Carino's by Quail Spring Mall. Now, I KNOW that Italian isn't the most diet-friendly food out there (especially considering how much I Italian food!), but I figured, it's my party and I'll eat if I wanna. So I DID, and it was SOOO good! I had Lobster Ravioli with the Minestrone soup, and about 2 bread rolls - actually the bread was more like loaves, and you dip them in seasoned olive oil. And I still wanted dessert, and I KNOW I asked for the MINI lemon creme cake, but I ended up with the full size serving. I DID share with Ron, though. And neither of us ate our entire entree, so there's two boxes of Italian leftovers in the fridge. Overall I thought I did well, considering.
But that was before I got on the scale this morning - evil scale!!! Up 3 lbs, 3 whole lbs??? How can that BE! So today I'm skipping carbs for the most part. Yes I had my breakfast cereal, but lunch was tuna salad without the crackers, mid-morning snack was a Chobani yogurt, and dinner will possibly be meatloaf with green beans. I figure the Italian leftovers will keep a day or two, or with any luck the Hubby ate his leftovers for lunch today!
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