My Downfall: Calorie Intake
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Ugh, I feel pretty bloated. It's all my fault! I made some poor decisions these last several days of eating whatever I felt like. It is catching up with me! I'm keeping a good mindset though and I'm not going to give up. I have been keeping up with my cardio by walking and playing the wii at lunch, but one thing that I'm not doing now that I was doing before was aerobics class... I stopped going because they didnt' have it for over a month due to the instructor's father passing away. I need to start going back consistantly! That will help with an overall body workout. I am going to call and see if they have it tonight and my goal will be to GO!!! I am reading the motivational articles and keeping my spirits high! I'm not going to give up! I just need to find even more ways to keep my calories low... I found an awesome breakfast that I love and is within good calorie rang, but my downfall is supper! I never track my supper and I know I go way over in my calories!! Ugh! Any advice besides just tracking my supper? I need help in this area!!! I also need some encouragement to reach my goal of going back to aerobics!!!!
note to self --->
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Hey Jenna, I've been struggling with eating out like you are struggling with dinners. Every weekend my parents take me out to lunch on Saturday and I almost always go over calories. I hate it and feel like I can't get a handle on it. Then yesterday I went to the Perkins website (we got there most of the time) and made a list in my planner of meals I order for less than 500 calories. I feel so prepared for the next time we got there because I know I won't be taken by surprise.
I agree with what other people have said about planning meals, even if it is just going through the recipes at SparkRecipes and finding low calorie options for thinsg you like, then next time you are wondering what to make for dinner you have a list of possiblities.
I'm glad you aren't getting discouraged and giving up. That is the biggest part of the battle.
As for exercise class, do you have a friend who can go with you? That way you motivate each other.
2407 days ago
I am a firm believer in the baby step theory. I use it in my water aerobics classes with my students. Why not continue with the water aerobics class you were attending?
The smaller plate at dinner works well, too. I do that one as well.
Also, why not try setting a goal to specifically track your supper on your nutrition page with a Spark Streak?
Try limiting yourself to one serving of whatever you make for supper - measuring helps.
2409 days ago
I had the same problem with dinner before. Now, I plan my dinners (and other meals) at the beginning of the week, so I never have that *standing with fridge open, deciding what to eat* moment - I already have a healthy meal planned, so I don't just blow through a bag of chips and call that dinner. Try cooking something healthy on Sunday and packing it up to eat for dinners that week.
I also agree with eating off a smaller plate - and eating off a plate generally (not out of a bag or box) as good advice for helping you keep dinner under control!
2410 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/15/2010 11:36:40 AM
Baby Steps! Sometimes when I don't want to do something that I know I should do I just have to take the first small step toward getting it done and then it gets easier from there. A baby step for you might be to just put on your gym shoes or update your facebook status to "Going to aerobics class". It sounds silly, but it really works. Good luck! (btw I totally stole the baby steps idea from the movie What About Bob, it really does work though! lol )
2410 days ago
JUSTJENNA3 - When you fall off the horse, get back on and ride. Make a favorites list for dinners you truly enjoy. Try using a meal you know is unhealthy like Nachos (my weakness) and putting it atop a salad, and making Taco Salad! That's my secret to keeping up with the game. Don't lose hope, and believe in yourself. YOU CAN DO IT!
2410 days ago
I also am not good about tracking dinner.
So one thing I did was get a kids plate.
You know the kind with the little compartments
it helps me with portion size and also with the
need to finish everything on my plate.
I found them at the $0.99 store.
Hope this helps.
2410 days ago
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