Monday, September 22, 2014
Well today came with it's own challenges, but for the most part I was gifted an easy schedule to figure out how to make eating at work easy.
I made it through the day with no carbs, followed eating plan and schedule pjust about perfectly :-)
I got in 7/8 bottles of water (technically only need 1 more glass and I'm perfect for the day so I did pretty good!)
Missed the cardio for the day, best intentions, but it didn't happen. I did do my first round of shapers :-) I was able to complete 3 complete cycles in 10 minutes (each cycle is 6 sit ups, 6 push ups and 9 squats).
New food tried was ground turkey with salsa and cumin for a faux taco meat. Paired it with spinach and cucumbers. Yum!!
Mood: Awake, not energetic, but not tired :-)
Energy: Hot just about everything done.
Hunger: Not hungry at all :-)
I had a headache, but they said it was a possible side effect of the low carb days, so we shall see moving forward :-)
Day 8 no pop, not even craving either :-)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Well, today was supposed to be Day 1 for my new commitment of Carb Cycling. After reading the book it seemed simple enough and pretty straight forward. Wow, was I WRONG! I almost need an agenda with alarms to train me to stay on track. And I've learned prepping food isn't just a suggestion, it's a necessity. 5 mini meals every 3 hours, sounded easy enough, but whoa, not when food isn't made ahead of time. Not to mention figuring out what to eat and how much. A bit trickier than I thought.
So I'm gonna have to count today as my one free day for the week and I'll get on track tomorrow. I will pre cook some ground turkey plain so I can just flavor it with different spices through your the week and I will actually write out a menu with the recipes to help in planning as well. Remembering what each meal is on low carb and high carb days is more difficult then I originally thought.
I REFUSE to give up on this though. I KNOW it will work, I just need to plan better. Here's to a better day tomorrow :-)
On a positive note---today is Day 6 with no pop. Headaches are a killer, but I'm persevering through :-)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight.
What do you want to change?
To be healthier, breathe easier.
How do you want to look?
Thinner, happier, toned
How do you want to feel?
Happier, less headaches, rested.
What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
Have a baby
Wear a bathing suit again
Shop in the "regular" sizes, especially stores like Old Navy :-)
List ALL your trigger foods.
Chocolate- any kind
Drug rep lunches-most often greasy and delicious
When I eat Chinese I want ice cream afterwards, every time
What are the sources of the Triggers Foods?
Office-sweets in the break room and up front in reception.
Not being at home encourages me to eat more unhealthy.
Hot weather-house isn't fully air conditioned so we don't like to cook a lot.
Describe the most common situations where you reach for the trigger foods or snacks.
At night watching TV.
At work when it's easily available and I walk past it several times per day.
In meetings-keeps me alert.
When I'm stressed or sad.
Do you see a pattern?
Every time I'm stressed. I want grease, carbs, ice cream, pop. Most usually caused by difficult days at work and not getting out on time.
As I said above, when I eat Chinese I desperately crave ice cream.
That is what this assignment is about - how will you not do that again?
I can brush my teeth after each meal so I won't want to eat more for several hours.
I have found I eat less when I drink my daily water intake.
Talk/con my husband in to using grill more often in the summer.
Precook on the weekends so dinner can be heated up during the week.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Another 5% Cgallenge is upon me, starts in a week. Now is the time for me to refocus and get my affairs in order. After this week I feel I've learned some lessons.
1) a lot of grease is BAD, so so so bad (my belly is still recovering)
2) water is a must- I'm always thirsty but when the only thing I've made available is pop, that's why (preparing for caffeine headaches all over again, yuck)
I will go back to my diet of mostly fruits and veggies with lean BAKED proteins. Me and grease need a divorce, I feel like absolute crap.
I will aim for the calories identified for me on here which is between 1200-1500. When I stay within this, I'm successful at losing consistently.
I will not eat past 8 at night and I will keep low calorie snacks available eat home (hello jello/whipped cream, watermelon and cantaloupe yum!)
I WILL drink my water Every. Single. Day. No exeptions.
Exercise will be trickier. I have a pulmonology appointment on July 11 because I haven't been able to breathe without support of rescue inhaler every 4 hours.
I will commit to at least 20 minutes per day of very low impact movement (yoga, Pilates, chair work outs, light strength training) until I get the green light from the doctor to do more. I tried walking and was really close to an asthma attack. Don't want to relive that one at all.
I feel confident with this plan. Can't wait to get started!!!
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