Ups and downs
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
After my last blog post, I let my life get so crazy that I still wasn't making time for myself to track the foods I was eating and for some reason, I didn't watch my portion sizes either and consumed tons of empty calories in iced coffee drinks. I still plan to enjoy iced coffee drinks but I am taking a little break from them and when I start drinking them again, I will do it every once in awhile as opposed to every day. This is day 3 without them, and while I have a headache (which I am sure is caffeine withdrawals), it is nowhere near what it was on the first day I didn't drink any.
I weighed in recently at 199.8. I rarely weigh myself because I know it is better to measure based on how I feel but I did it because I needed to keep myself accountable and it is a sort of way of seeing my successes in the long run. Today I am at 196.2. I plan on making time each day to track my calories, even if it is not online.
My focus lately has been on eating healthier and drinking mainly water or protein shakes.. which essentially includes 10oz of water. I have been using protein shakes as my breakfast because I have a hard time making time for breakfast and they at least give me some sort of nutrition to start my day. I've been making it a point as well to boost my metabolism by eating smaller meals and snacks spread out over the day rather than 3 big meals. I've found it actually works much better for me that way.
The nutrition of my foods has improved dramatically. For awhile, I didn't really pay attention to the nutritional content of my food, but instead focused on JUST the calories. My body is much happier with 100 calories of apples and yogurt dip than it is with 100 calories of junk food such as chips, candy, etc. I feel much fuller with the healthier foods which means I am not feeling the need to snack on random things throughout the day too. I can definitely say my mindset has changed since I started in April of 2012. It has been little changes all along but all those little steps have led up to some big changes in my body and in my lifestyle!
This is my motivational picture for the day: