My body, my personality, my habits: Different! Plus picture challenge.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Good afternoon and TGIF Sparkpeople!

Today has been an awesome day so far! Last night when I did my weigh in it wasn't the same time of the day that I normally do it. Weighed myself before going to bed...waited a few hours after eating dinner before checking. Normally I weigh myself in the morning after brekkie and a workout though. Surprise surprise, I gained weight last night, lost it all plus some this morning. It is craaazzyy how much the scale changes in a day! I am feeling awesome today though. I can see my weight trending down already and it's only been just over a week.

Scale victory aside, I've noticed that evening snack time is becoming less of a war with the cupboards. My body is already adjusting to eating less! And the "less" that I'm eating is substantial. My 'average' daily diet before vs. after has decreased by probably at least 500 calories a day. I'm sticking within all of my nutrition intake ranges and I am feeling satisfied with my diet. And I avoided snacks while watching Food Network's "Best Thing I Ever Ate". Patting myself on the back a bit, I must admit.

What I am finding tough is finding balance. I find it nearly impossible to get enough calcium, fiber, fruit and veggie servings and protein without going over in carbs, sodium, calories and fat. Of course the thing that is being sacrificed is fiber and and calcium. But how do you do it on so few calories?? Any advice?

On another note, today is picture challenge Day 7 - your most treasured item. When I thought about this one, It didn't take me long to think of the answer...

Henderson. I know, I know. How weird is that...but...this little walrus is sort of a good luck charm. He's comforting to have around, makes many people happy. My husband and I got him from a machine when we were first dating and he kind of stuck with us. This pic is from a roadtrip Paul and I took around O'ahu in Hawaii. As much as an adult woman can love a little stuffed animal, I love Henderson.

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    I love Henderson :)
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