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Eating Out All The Time

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.

  
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RONDLEW 3/7/2013 10:31PM

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One battle at a time. Thinking ahead will help. I kinda have a plan for most chain restaruants, but it is the little local ones that I'm still struggling with. But with the right mindset, we'll get there.
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A_NEW_PAGE 3/7/2013 8:43PM

    Excellent job!

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CHALLENGEME4 3/6/2013 2:41PM

    emoticon We used to eat out waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too often but now I keep turkey patties and chicken breast on hand along with the george forman grill and veggies so on days when we are not feeling it we can still eat healthy and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. that feeling of complete fullness is sooo uncomfortable....way to go!!!!

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Last night and Today

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.

  
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MICHELELYNN777 3/5/2013 10:44PM

    emoticon Way to plan ahead! Keep up your healthy habits and you're going to reach your goal before you know it!
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MUSCLE-UP 3/5/2013 7:35PM

    I am going to have to use your tactic of planning ahead even when you are tired from a 12 hour work day. You needed something a little more substanial than a Subway and you had half and went on your way.

Good going!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/5/2013 6:56PM

    emoticon It's kind of funny my husband has been telling me the same thing. It's great when people recognize what we are trying to do for ourselves. Keep up the good work. I even ate out tonight courtesy of my dad, we had McDonalds, but I kept to just a cheeseburger and small fry so I wouldn't go over, and I didn't. YAY!

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Official weigh in day

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.

  
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GAYLLYNNE 3/7/2013 7:41AM

    Just walking can do a huge amount of good. Keep up the great work!

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HOLLYM48 3/4/2013 5:23PM

    Great job on the walk! One step at a time. emoticon emoticon

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Interesting Day

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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GAYLLYNNE 3/5/2013 6:50AM

    Awesome, totally awesome!!! Keep going!!

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MICHELELYNN777 3/2/2013 9:24PM

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ALIHIKES 3/2/2013 7:05PM

    Great achievements, congratulations! I think you will enjoy water aerobics emoticon emoticon

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Short Day

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today is my first full day off this week. Usually I don't snack at much when I am at home, because I sleep in and just have a lazy day around the house. Well today I went tanning with my mom and afterwards went to Walgreens because i was out of pepperoni. When we were there I was crazing chocolate really bad. Well I decided to get a symphony bar and this new Cracker Jack'd PB & Chocolate concoction. Well when I got into the car, I took half the symphony bar and 1/3 of the cracker jack'd and gave the rest to my mom. So I still got my chocolate I wanted without all the guilty calories later.

I am now headed into the living room to do some cleaning. Mike (Hubby) and I took Bailey on a mile walk yesterday afternoon. It was really difficult but afterwards I was feeling really great about it. So I don't burn off, I take Thursdays and Sundays away from exercising but I never take away from counting my food. All in all pretty good day. Sneaked a peek at the scale, even though I know I shouldn't and almost 4 pounds gone since Monday!

  
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A_NEW_PAGE 3/1/2013 5:55PM

    Sounds like a great day and an awesome weight loss!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 3/1/2013 4:06AM

    Rest days are as important as exercise days!

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