Thursday, March 14, 2013
especially when it comes to eating fast food
and the past two days, I have
and I'm going to be completely honest with you and tell you what I ate and how many calories I ate just from that fast food and let me tell you, it's not good!
I'd always eat fast food and not even think about what I was choosing. If there was a choice, like if someone was buying it for me then why not get a large of everything?? I didn't care, I just wanted fast food because it's cheap and good.
Here's what I ate at Wendy's yesterday:
10 pc spicy nugget: 470 cals, 31 g fat
Large fry: 530 cals, 25 g fat
Large Chocolate frosty (why do they have to be SO good?!?!) 600 cals (!) 16 g fat
Total: 1,600 cals and 72 g fat
that's pretty much all my calories in one sitting plus about 3 day's worth of fat grams!!
and today at Burger King:
Spicy Chicken sandwich: 460 cals and 29g fat
Medium fry: 410 cals and 18 g fat
Oreo Sundae: 440 cals and 12 g fat
Total: 1,310 cals and 59 g fat!
Looking up this information was a total eye opener!
I think I just have to stay away from fast food altogether because it's not doing me any favors and plus I'm eating too much and on top of that for some reason eating fast food makes me want to eat even more junk food when I come home, it's crazy!
And this is not an excuse, but for both times I ate those meals I was really hungry, so lesson learned: when I'm hungry I must stay away from fast food and pack and eat healthy snacks, or make better choices at these places if anything.
Good bye fast food and hello to making better choices from now on!
hi healthy choices, how are ya? it's nice to meet you!
Monday, March 11, 2013
wanted to come home and pig out on UTZ BBQ chips
I was thinking about it at school
I came home and went upstairs and thought it over
and then I went downstairs to the kitchen
I had me a nice bowl of spinach salad with some lite Italian dressing- and it was good!!
Progress is being made, even by one simple choice!
you know you want those chips
eat the salad, it's good for you and tasty too!
Today I listened to the little angel on my shoulder
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Spring is almost here!
what's your favorite outdoor activities??
Friday, March 01, 2013
This is just a random thought that popped in my head but you know when you look at weight loss success stories of people (particularly those who lost a lot of weight) you wonder: "how did they do it? how did they get there?"
because they always looks so amazing in their "after" pictures!
But it always boils down to one thing: eating less and moving more.
But here's what I learned from when I was losing weight:
when you eat less and exercise more, you lose weight
when you eat more and don't exercise, you'll gain weight
I know, I'm repeating stuff that we've heard our whole lives
but that's it
and it seems so simple when typing it
but then you realize
there's a heck of a lot more to weight loss than people realize!
like staying motivated, or planning, or consciously deciding what you're going to eat
it's a whole lot of mental- is it all psychological??
I don't know
I overthink too much sometimes
But of course there's more to everyone's weight loss journeys
so here's more about what worked for me:
setting small weekly goals (and accomplishing them!)
thinking positive thoughts, like "I've got this!" and "I can do this!" and "I'm on the right track!"
weighing myself every two weeks (there's something about seeing the numbers going down on the scale)
trying new foods and recipes (it's fun!)
not eating fast food so much, but when doing so choosing healthier foods
drinking water and only water!
also initially cutting out pizza, reese's, and coke altogether (I felt so accomplished!)
journaling- my food, when I exercised, what I did because when you look back you can see how much you've grown and changed, and it makes you feel good about yourself
walking and then jogging and even going for bike rides
also just realizing that this was a journey- it wasn't going to happen overnight and it would take time
I know, it's like "well if you did that then why aren't you now?"
I could use my own advice! lol
I just started overeating and not exercising and then BAM all the weight piled back on and then some more and I just blew it- blew everything (sorry I know I've said this stuff before)
but here's what I'm going to do differently- really get into this journey
taking before pictures, making videos, journaling, posting inspirational quotes and pictures in my room, getting more involved with all that Sparkpeople has to offer- and it offers a lot!
Because when you live, you learn
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