Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thank you all for supporting me when I was down and frustrated by Thanksgiving. I got out of the holiday without gaining a pound, I managed to enjoy pecan pie, the only pie worth consuming:-). I worked out Wednesday with my trainer pretty hard, I got a free session BTW so I have one more left tomorrow. I started off Thursday with a run. Mike insisted on taking something to my parents so I suggested a nice green salad since we still have lettuce and tomatoes going in our garden (mini greenhouse). I filled my plate pretty full with that and a little bit of turkey to start, then I ate peas and a little bit of stuffing and a little bit of mashed potatoes and a little bit of corn casserole. I emphasize a little bit because I took nice tiny sample size portions. I had a half slice of pumpkin creme pie, since my Grandma wanted a small slice I had the other half. Then we enjoyed social time and it was off to Mike's family Thanksgiving. I started this one by playing tag with Mike's nephew, burned a few calories while we waited for things to finish, I made the mashed potatoes which are my favorite, but that way too I could control how much badness went into them. I had another very moderate plate of food and enjoyed a small slice of pecan pie. I made it through the day didn't feel like it was a total victory but it was minimal damage.
Friday morning Mike and I hit the gym and worked out together burning a decent amount of calories doing intervals on the treadmill and following it up with a swim. We ate healthy light meals of soups etc. and put up Christmas stuff. Now I just got to get through Christmas and New Year's and hopefully do so losing some weight.
Smart phones, just a side bar, are fantastic mine is really helping me lose weight, I use it to log food. It has a kindle reader so I have a couple fitness books right on it that I can reference. Totally random but this thing has been a big help, cause I log my food right when I eat it, not later, which really helps me decide if I am going to eat something or not.
Monday, November 21, 2011
This has to be the worst holiday ever invented, a day to just eat and be fat. All I end up in full of guilt and hating myself. I really want the flu on Thanksgiving, or at least a coma. I don't want to deal with being around all of that freaking food! My boyfriend's family is going to have like 20 pies what the heck there will be like 8 of us there. Can this holiday just go away, the stores skip from Halloween to Christmas why can't I? I have been working too hard, why does this damn holiday have to exist.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Green eyed monster is the nickname I have for my insatiable hunger, its when food is in the back of my mind and the monster doesn't shut up. I am on day whatever of eating dead on perfect this week and now it is talking to me, I am fighting very hard not to listen, I made a decent food choice, not great but figured beans with a lot of protein might help shut the monster up. But seeing as it is 326 in the blessed A.m. it means it is going to be a rather long day (sometimes this is where night shift is a pain for eating right) . I have another training session today, hopefully I will be so worn out that I don't want to eat, but since that usually isn't the case I am going to have to be extra mindful today of what is going in my mouth, I will have to log it before I plate it, eat it, or stuff it straight into my mouth. If I keep my calories under 1500 today I will be super impressed, let alone keep it closer to the 1200 that my trainer wants me to eat. I am trying not to think of food as an enemy but nights/days like these are tough. I think my action plan is what has been working, lots of frozen veggies, which means I should hit the store after work in the morning, I only have peas left and while I love them, I will need variety.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
For those of you like me that struggle with calories (ie too many) I thought I would share some sage advice that is helping me as I have been drastically cutting calories (ie to normal people range), the first thing is find a way to track it and do it religiously, a smartphone helps greatly because you may not always have a notebook and pen but I am certain you have your phone with you. Spark can go with you on a smartphone (as well as other unnamed trackers I actually prefer a tracker other than the spark one... sorry spark, love all of your other features though). The 2nd big thing is make frozen vegetables your friend and snack of choice, I love me some broccoli or some peas and I add a tablespoon of that powdery parmesan, perfect snack and you can have a lot of it and only hit like a 100 calories, especially if like me you have been overeating for a long time, volume without huge calorie numbers is a good thing. This goes to my 3rd tip, for you salty crunchy lovers like me air popped popcorn once again a lot of it and it is a low cal alternative to chips. The next thing and so common sense but prepare your own food, whether you have to take cooking lessons or whatever avoid eating out, even when you think something is healthy it is loaded with calories!! If you prepare it you know how it is prepared, a good example is when I go to Subway even if I say light on the mayo they still plaster the heck out of my sub. My final suggestion is find distraction, because you are focusing on eating healthy you WILL think about food all the time, so find something to do in boring parts of your day, if you don't you become obsessed with food and make yourself hungry and then eventually turn into a wild green eyed bad for you food eating monster. I am almost 2 weeks going strong on good nutrition so I am still not great at this but I am learning every day and have been lowering the calorie count almost daily without driving myself insane.
Get An Email Alert Each Time WANNABFIT34 Posts