Sunday, February 24, 2013
This morning DH wanted to go to Golden Corral, and I decided, why not. I was a little short on calories yesterday, and knew i'd eat light the rest of the day, so as long as I didn't go crazy, I'd be fine. Man, I forgot how insanely GREASY that food is! I got home and spent 20 minutes in the bathroom (no gallbladder+greasy food=bad news). I would have much rather had the same food (bacon, eggs, etc) at home, where I can properly drain the fat, I can counter the fat with fresh fruit, etc. I don't trust the fruit at the buffet because half of it is canned and soaking in corn syrup, and the other half I can't trust wasn't crosscontaminated with the pineapple which I'm allergic to.
After how sick that made me feel, I appreciated my fresh afternoon meal of strawberries, bruschetta panini, and lemon water. I bought a great cherry balsamic vinegar at the winter farmer's market and it sure was great on that panini.
Please comment: what foods that you used to eat now make you sick?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I'm just 994 points away from level 14. I've been pushing every day to maximize the number of points that I earn to make sure I level up soon (hopefully by the end of february). Why do these points mean so much to me? They are, pardon the pun, pointless. But they still drive me. Really shows the human psyche!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I was adding air to my exercise ball and realized that I know something that other people may not. Did you know that most exercise balls have a weight load of 300 lbs or less? A lot of the cheap ones have a limit of 250! Well, I know that the only way I can do crunches is on an exercise ball, and I also know that I weigh more than 300 lbs. And I don't want to sit on a ball that is at risk of popping. Enter the Fitball. Weight capacity of 1250 lbs!! You can bounce away on this puppy with no worries of rupture. http://www.balldynamics.com/fitball.php
While I'm on the topic of being big and wanting to be fit, lets talk about scales. If you are as big as me and don't have a high capacity scale and rely on your doctor's visits for weigh-ins, you are just setting yourself up for frustration. Here are some scales that I've owned and recommend:
77&sr=1-17&keywords=440+scale The good: super accurate, looks pretty, 440 lb capacity. The bad: beeps every damn time you step on it. or bump it. And doesn't take regular batteries, only those little button cell ones.
&sr=1-3&keywords=550+scale The good: 550 lb capacity. Takes AA batteries. The bad: batteries seem to die fast. And maybe once every 20 times, it'll give you a crazy inaccurate reading. So if you suddenly drop 20 lbs in 1 week, be suspicious and step back on.
Monday, January 28, 2013
and I couldn't be prouder :) watermelon, kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, lemons limes... along with wheat bread, seitan, cottage cheese, hummus.. so many delicious things!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I always struggle with dieting when sick. Especially things that affect taste buds like colds and migraines. With a cold I generally have enough energy to count calories but always end of feeling ilke I'm starving, likely because of the extra calories being burned by coughing. With a migraine, I am just happy to find something that lets me not throw up.
I'm 24 hours into a migraine right now. Last night, I needed to eat something, but the only thing that didn't sound like puke was mac and cheese. I made it up, didn't bother counting calories, and felt gross afterwards (although thankfully not nauseous). I could just feel in my body that I had eaten such empty calories, and wasn't getting fuel from my food. What an interesting feeling! 3 weeks ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that I could tell the difference.
Does anyone else struggle with finding the right foods when sick?
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