Sunday, March 10, 2013
Even though I'm starting to cook more healthy choices, and be really conscious about my food, my hubby is not quite on board yet. He stills loves going to McDonalds and Wendy's, but he is more thoughtful of my new life style when he makes those choices.
So the last two nights we've cooked at home and both times I've taken our food and changed some items to make it better for me.
On Friday night, we took ground beef and Kraft Fresh Taste Four Cheese and made hamburgers. The difference in mine versus Mike's? Mine did not have a bun, had ketchup and mustard and no cheese. Difference in calories? 200 And it didn't really effect the meal at all. I did end up being a little hungry but I think that was because of the TOM.
Last night we decided to make Chicken Fajitas. We normally do a single chicken breast, fajita sauce, cheese rolled into tortillas to make burritos, or into quesadillas. The difference in what I had versus Mike? Instead of a tortilla I used lettuce and made a salad. i had guacamole and fat free sour cream with my chicken and 1/4 cup of cheese instead of 1/2 cup. Honestly, because of the sour cream and guacamole, there was not a lot of difference in the calories, but it had a lot more veggies.
I took the left over bell peppers to work today to dip in some ranch dressing as a snack. I love bell pepper but after having my gall bladder removed, it's not something I can snack on all the time.
I however, was running late and was not very prepared for lunch today. I have to probably go out but I just do not know what I want to do.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I think I need to start finding some quick and easy meals for when my husband doesn't want to cook. Last night I came home and he was supposed to make goulash. After about an hour, he finally told me he didn't feel like goulash and wanted to go out to eat, to On the Border (Mexican) no less. I was scared because I have a bad history with On the Border. Previously, I've gone there and shared with my husband 3 or 4 baskets of chips, a whole bowl of queso then had fajitas with all the trimmings. By the time we would have left, I would need to be rolled out of the building. I was always feeling sick. I was so afraid that even though I have been actively trying to be better that I would revert back to my old ways.
Well goodbye old me! I had the equivalent of one basket of chips. I actually planned for a basekt of chips (roughly 20 chips) so when the basekt came out, I took my half and put them on a napkin. She then brought another basket out and I put my half on the same napkin. Then I knew that from there, those were my chips. We got a cup of queso instead of a bowl then it came time to order my fajitas.
Well I was surprised when I looked up fajitas online that my baja blend (zucchuni, squash and red bell peppers) actually has 4 time the amount of calories that just red pepers and onions have. I think it's because they use a different seasoning. I didn't care because I liked having more vegetables that I enjoyed on my plate. When I ordered my fajitas, I told the waitress i wanted the chicken, veggies, pico, lettuce sour cream and guacamole. No beans, no rice and definitely no tortillas. It was really good.
The only thing that was not enjoyable was the bill at the end. Even though I only had half of what normally comes with fajitas, I was charged the full price. I'm going to have to think some more about the different menu items and start branching out some.
And the best part last night? When I walked out of the restaurant, I was full and satisified but I wasn't in any pain from over eating. It was a great feeling.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
So as I mentioned yesterday, hubby was not home yesterday to make me dinner. I had left my wallet and cash at home so I was supposed to go home then grab the money and go grab Subway or something. However, I work 12 hour days and by the time I made it to my house, I did not want to leave again. So I thought and I pondered and finally decided I wanted a Pizza Hut P'Zone. I love calzones and I haven't found a place in town that makes them as good as back home, so until I do, Pizza Hut is a good substitution.
Before I placed my order, I made sure to look up and plan for all the calories I would be eating. Once the Pizza arrived, I immediately cut it in half to save for work today.
Even though I had greasy, fatty food last night for dinner, I was still under for the day. It's funny but today I had a thought. We all know what is needed to lose weight. I didn't suddenly have an epiphany and all the knowledge of weight loss was given to me in a secret handshake. It's just I have never wanted to implement it before these last few weeks.
Hubby and I were laying in bed last week and he said something to me. He told me how proud he was of me and what a great job I was doing. I asked him what made it different this time around that he can support me as much as he has. and he answered, something about your attitude is different. You are making this time different, you really want this to work. It was amazing and so truthful and honest. In the past I always sabotage myself and I'm working so hard to not do that this time.
Monday, March 04, 2013
So I weighed in this morning because I'm part of the Virtual Weigh in here at Spark People. According to the scale I was at 377. Mike (hubby) figured i just had a weird scale fluke that showed 370 because I haven't had any bad days and I've been really good about watching my calories and trying to plan my meals for the day.
We took a walk yesterday, 1.25 miles, and when we were done, it hurt but it wasn't as painful as the first time I did it. That was a NSV for me for the day. The walking is getting easier. I purchased a yoga mat online to help with my Biggest Loser game so that I can put a litttle comfot on my knees while I'm doing it.
Well just found out hubby is going to be gone when I get home tonight. It sucks because I don't like making a meal just for me so we end up usually going out. I guess it's a Subway night for me tonight.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
So even though I know I'm not supposed to, I have been checking the scale every day. Yesterday, another 2 pounds gone. Today, 8 pounds gone! That's right I'm at 370. This is my lowest weight I can remember. I decided to take some measurements today and I'm going to have my hubby take some pictures today. I'm so excited. And to celebrate? I got myself a small icee at Target and followed it up with six minutes of Biggest Loser for the WII.
I want to do more of the Biggest Loser but those six minutes are really killing my knees. This is why i like working out by swimming. I think when my month is up I am going to be ready to start taking water aerobics classes. I love the new me and I'm excited to see more (well less really) of her!
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