MARIAJESTRADA
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Still Going Strong, but Reflecting on Moderation and Calories
Saturday, March 25, 2017      0 comments

Overall, I am happy with the food choices I am making. I believe my family and I as a whole are eating more balanced, despite a few pecadillos on my part. (Yesterday, I had no wine and went to bed early. I am sticking to my one glass with a g... Read more
So So Week
Friday, March 24, 2017      1 comments

The header should read so-so weak. Ha ha. I need to watch the snacking when I am hungry. I snarfed two small Cheetos bags yesterday night before dinner, when I should have eaten something better. Then, I drank way too much wine this week. W... Read more
Stuck to My Plan at My Daughter's Party
Monday, March 20, 2017      4 comments

There were temptations, everywhere, like cake pops and candy, but I persevered. My husband who is a gem (despite my being an emo birthday party mom in the beginning: He didn't get the table reservations he promised, and we had to use four boot... Read more
The Weekend Is Not a Cheat Weekend! The Weekend Is Not a Cheat Weekend!
Saturday, March 18, 2017      3 comments

I have a moderate day I cheat which is Sunday, but lately, I've been enjoying small portions of goodies on weekends. While there is nothing wrong with that, I don't want to open up the floodgates to hell. Just wanted to be self-aware, as I eat... Read more
Finally, Water Drinking is More of a Habit
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      0 comments

In fact, my body isn't quite right when I don't drink enough of it. That's the zone I want to be in and stay in. The eating and eating attitude are also shaping up nicely. Yesterday, I ate three corn tortillas, well three roasted chicken... Read more
Breakfast, Great Thus Far, Water Consumption Great Thus Far
Sunday, March 12, 2017      5 comments

I had a creative and healthy breakfast, a modified Korean-Mexican fusion bowl. The water drinking is going great! Finally. I am also taking care of myself in other ways, which is helping my healthy eating, somehow. I am finally getting m... Read more
Things Are Much Easier and I Don't Feel Like I'm Dieting
Saturday, March 11, 2017      0 comments

I really hope I can keep this up for the long-term. The whole foods plan is going really well, and when I eat or drink outside of it I am being more moderate. One interesting thing to note is that my stomach is way down (not that I've magicall... Read more
Eating is Getting Better and Moods are Balanced, More or Less
Thursday, March 09, 2017      3 comments

The eating is going well. YAY! And I am more aware of my b-hangry mood swings; plus, when I get hungry I am really hungry. I also giving myself a moderate cheat day on Sundays, and that is a better more humane plan. The water drinking ... Read more
Stuffed My Feelings Down with Food Today
Monday, March 06, 2017      3 comments

I was even aware I was doing it. Now, I'm having a nice beats and veggies and whole grain dinner, with roasted chicken. It is pretty good, and I have a thing for beats. I could cry about eating a fried fish sandwich, but I ate better tod... Read more
Dim Sum, the Grocery List, and Going for a Walk
Sunday, March 05, 2017      1 comments

I am posting this more for myself. We went out for dim sum and had a late breakfast, and I tried really hard to stick to my plan, but of course couldn't. Dim sum has a lot of carbs and no naked food. However, I was glad to eat and taste... Read more
Cranky from Lower Carbs
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday wasn't perfect. I hit 80% of my eating plan, and I was happy. However, I am a cranky pants this morning, and will have to rethink how we eat out, which we will do soon. We are taking my daughter and family out for dim sum. She turn... Read more
Trying NOT To Diet
Saturday, March 04, 2017      4 comments

But, I am about to change my eating plan. I have been trying to reduce stress, and my quality of life is pretty good. However, I have not had time to go to the gym because I have two small children and have been very busy with Union work. (St... Read more
Sad to Be Going Home from a Great Vacation and Healthy Eating on the Road
Friday, January 06, 2017      3 comments

Well, today, we are driving home, and I am truly sad to have to go to work, although I love my job. We had an amazing vacation with a lot of great family time and gatherings. Plus, I cooked like a professional chef at times, which was awesome.... Read more
I got on the scale and was not so shocked to find that I weigh 199 pounds.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      3 comments

We went on a road trip, and I didn't make the best possible food choices, and this holiday season, I drank too much. However, I am not making any weight loss or health resolutions in 2017. Last time I went on a diet last summer, I lost 3... Read more
Started Yoga! But Kickboxing Is Ending
Saturday, November 19, 2016      2 comments

I started doing power yoga, and boy is it awesome and kicks my butt. I have been going to kickboxing regularly, but the classes are about to end, and I foresee myself getting that gym membership I've been talking about at the Parks and Rec Cent... Read more

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