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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

So it's the 9th of October already!! Can you believe it?! Such an emotional year to be honest with lots of up and downs ... mostly ups according to my scale! LOL, but I am happy to say that within 9 months (though I don't want to give a time limit because if I don't meet my expectations I don't want to be so disappointed...) But I know that if I keep at it... there will be definite results ... I mean heck, I've only been consistently been working out 5+ days a week for starting my 4th week, and I've seen some awesome progress! My spare tire is noticeably smaller, my knees don't have that layer of fat that bulges off from my lower thigh. Little things like that, are small accomplishments for me. Though the scale still wobbles, I am losing inches, building muscle ... I just have to get my diet in check and I know the pounds will fall.

I haven't been eating the greatest, due to low funds. It's a pretty sad excuse, but life happens. Bills have to be paid. And yes, there's some weeks, I don't go grocery shopping, but will have a can of corn for dinner, because it's what I have ... LOL. I bought my house in 09, bought a new car this past December because my exploder was going to, well, explode. Doctor and dentist bills, you know just the every day bills, and being on my own, it can get overwhelming!! But it's what I signed up for, it's not that I can't eat right, it just can get expensive buying fresh foods, well for the simple fact they go bad. I really wish, and I know I've had this problem in the past, but weekly shopping. (How much to buy, when, so I can make it last)

It's only me, so one would think it wouldn't be that hard ... :/ Bleh. Okay enough about my food rant. I really got off course there...

Well at least it's pay day today .. :)

I'm actually excited to go grocery shopping after I get done with work ...! My fridge is emmmmmpty. 1.) because I cleaned out all the CRAP and 2.) I've been a broke chica. LOL

But when it comes down to it, if there is a choice, I will reach for the fresh foods. I love salads, I love chicken... I just wish I had a better knowledge of nutrition, portion sizes, and I really really really hate eating all day long. I know it's supposed to boost your metabolism, but I just feel like a fatty bloated lard at the end of the day, I sleep like crap and then I don't want to work out... So I think for now, I will stick with the eating three times a day, and if I'm hungry between there, I will snack on something, but working a full time job, sometimes preparing food is the last thing on my mind... But I guess it comes down to how bad I want this ... as you can see, I'm still fighting this endless battle when it comes down to food. Well better get to "working" . ... ;)

Have a great day!! and your advice and loving support is always appreciated!!!
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  • EZRIN101
    I only have to feed myself too and sometimes it can get hard! but I try (emphasis on the try cos it doesn't always go to plan) to go shopping once on the weekend and then cook two or three meals and refrigerated/freeze the left overs and that is then my meals for the week. I find it's often overall cheaper to buy 'regular' sized portions of ingredients not 'single' sized portions. The only down side is that you have to eat the same thing each day for a week. But then I change it up the next week and so on. Plus another upside is that I only spend one afternoon or night cooking and dinner is basically ready when I get home from work / my workout and it's easy to take lunch cos it's all ready just to grab out of the freezer. and that is always cheaper than buying lunch.

    Just some suggestions that work for me. Best of luck :)
    1931 days ago
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