Monday, June 25, 2012
Well, I gained a pound and didn't stick to my plan after 3 pm. I didn't feel well yesterday afternoon and let myself eat outside of my plan. Plus, we had country ribs for dinner which put me way over my calorie limit.
I am not even posting my intake, because I ate all sorts of things off plan. I don't know why, but I made up my mind to go off the reservation. I think it is that self-sabotage mindset. I was doing so well, so I must need to undermine my success.
However, I am back on track today, and that's what matters!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Did pretty well yesterday. Was a bit higher on calories, but under 1,500 still.
Breakfast: ViSalus shake with blueberries and strawberry phyto power mix-in
Snack: 1 cup coffee with 2 squirts of Coffeemate French Vanilla liquid creamer, 1 scrambled egg
Lunch: 1 beef hamburger patty (3 oz.) with 1 slice Kraft Singles
.5 tbsp Hellman's Canola mayo, and 1 tbsp Heintz no-sugar added ketchup
1 Arnold 100% Whole Wheat sandwich thin, lettuce
.75 cup raspberries, fresh
Snack: Special k protein plus, 1 cup, and .5 cup milk 1%
Dinner: ViSalus shake with 1 cup frozen strawberries and banana energy mix-in
Snack: 1 small glass (4 oz.) Sangria
Totals for the day...
Calories: 1,454 Carbohydrates: 152 g Fat: 59 g Protein: 81 g
My sodium was still down around 1,400 mg, so not too bad. I have kept it pretty low the last few days.
Exercise: 23 minutes on treadmill, 3.2 mph for 1.22 miles, 1.6 mile walk in 27 minutes (50 minutes total).
Not too shabby!
Friday, June 22, 2012
I was down to 152.0 this morning! Yay! Haven't seen this number in a couple of weeks or more.
Breakfast: ViSalus shake with strawberries and Banana Energy mix-in
Snack: 1 slice Pepperidge Farm whole wheat bread with 2 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch: 1 ViSalus shake with strawberries and Strawberry Phyto mix-in
Snack: 12 almonds; 1.5 hardboiled "deviled" eggs
Dinner: 9 oz. chicken with 4 tbsp. Kraft honey BBQ sauce
My calories were kinda high, a bit over my 1550 limit. I am OK with that, because they were only 1100 the day before. I don't wanna go into "starvation mode." Plus, I am still down a pound!
Exercise: Walked a bit over a mile outside, and did an interval training walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes; 40 minutes total.
I watched a documentary called "The Weight of the Nation," which talked about obesity and being overweight and how those who have lost weight have kept it off, and I found my problem. In the documentary, the doctors studied metabolism and everything involving weight loss. They monitored the people at the beginning, when they were overweight, and as they lost weight, and as they reached a goal weight. Their metabolism became less efficient as they became smaller, so it was slowed down. This means that the calories they can consume will always be less than that of someone who has always been thin, even though they are at the same weight. Interesting. I always eventually allowed my eating to creep back up on me, and therefore, I regained all the lost weight over the years.
Over the years, I have also "dieted" myself up to my highest weight ever. So I feel like this time is going to be different! I am armed with the knowledge that my body is working against me, and so is my medication. I can subvert that by being extra diligent about my calorie intake, and keep on Sparkin'!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I did pretty well for my first day.
Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus, 1 cup; .5 cup 1% milk
Lunch: ViSalus Shake with 9 strawberries
1 packet Banana Energy mix-in
1 slice 100% whole wheat Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 tbsp. peanut butter
Snack: 1 Babybel light
Dinner: McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken, no dressing
1 Fruit N' Yogurt parfait
Snack: 1 5-oz glass of Sangria
Calories: 1,147 Carbohydrates: 138 g Fat: 44 g Protein: 79 g
As you can see, I did have a glass of wine, but I had half a bottle left from earlier in the week. I was low on my calories for the day, so I splurged. I stayed within my ranges for everything. My sodium intake was around 1,200 mg. Overall, pretty good!
Exercise: 15 minute walk, .76 miles. I know, not much, but the heat was too much to bear.
Today, so far, I walked a bit over a mile. I plan on walking more later today and working in some strength training. I am going strong!
Also, because I was so excited, I did weight myself: 153.0 down 1.5 lb. from yesterday. It is from all the sodium, I think, because I haven't been eating right until yesterday! But I will take it!
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