Pizza Suggestion: I make my own pizza using 1 whole wheat pita bread with a low-cal pizza sauce or even tomato paste with some seasonings, load it with your favorite veggies and a very small amount of cheese on top! It is surprisingly very good and low calories/fat! 241 calories and 4.8 grams of fat! It is very quick to make, just put your oven on hi broil and put it in for about 5-10 minutes. That's it! If you are used to eating more, load up on more veggies, fruit or a salad with very low cal dressing! Only make ONE, that way you only have one serving!
Make sure you are snacking between meals, 100-200 calories each, with lots of fiber and protein, this way you are not overeating at meals! That was my main problem. Eating every 2-4 hours keeps your blood sugars level so you don't bottom out and grab the first unhealthy thing you see! Eat snacks like an apple/celery with peanut butter (1 serving of peanut butter, don't eat a lot, it's high calories). Fruit has lots of fiber and I mix it with some nonfat yogurt with a little bit of grape nuts on top for a crunch. Vegetables are great to snack on, very low calories...I don't like them raw but I love roasting zucchini, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli or any veggies you like! Season them up and put them in the oven for about 30 minutes. Very good!!!
If you are short on money, buying pizza isn't going to help you! It's convenient and you obviously have no control over the portions you are eating! If you don't have access to a full kitchen, you can always buy one of those small toaster ovens or an electric skillet to cook in (might be able to find cheap ones used at yard sales or a salvation army or something) You can buy a lot of food with the money you would spend on pizza for one night and when you are cooking at home, when you cook only enough for one serving, you aren't overeating!
Don't go off track because you messed up today! Just think about this...one mistake isn't going to make you keep gaining weight but giving up is definitely going to make you stay at the same weight or even gain more...just get back on track and you will be fine! We all have bad days but it's your attitude about it that will make or break it! So you tripped and stumbled but you are still ok, keep going!!!
As for exercising at home, if you can't jump around a lot, you can always do low impact like walking in place, pushups, situps, leg raises, use small weights and work your arms, stretch, side steps, squats (these will kick your butt), any type of movement is burning more calories then sitting or lying around! If you are watching tv, get up on every commercial and do some sort of exercise! Cleaning your house even burns calories! Do a low-impact workout video...low-impact shouldn't be a lot of jumping around and if there is you can always modify it yourself!
Anyways...don't get so down on yourself, keep your head up and keep going! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!
| current weight: 160.0