Need some help and advice!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Spring is coming! I can't wait to get outside and be more active again!
I weighed in this morning, and over the past two weeks I have gained .8lbs. I should be thankful that's all it was, though, because my eating habits have been horrible. I'm not sure what it is, but I cannot seem to stick to my calorie range. I think I would be starving if I did! I don't get it...becuase I eat healthy foods for the most part (with the occasional treat), and I have actually been sticking to my goal of exercising at least 10 minutes a day (although I consistently go above and beyond that). I have also been trying to drink my 8 glasses of water. I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as 2-3 small snacks each day. So I'm not sure why I can't stick to my range. I feel hungry about every 2 hours, and even with a couple healthy snacks throughout the day, I can't keep that feeling at bay. My calorie range allows me to eat up to 1,800 calories a day, and I have no idea how people with smaller ranges do it!!! If anyone reads this and has a similar problem or a solution, I'd love to hear about it. I'll outline a typical meal plan for my day, so maybe someone can help pinpoint what my problem might be.
Breakfast (same each day):
Reliv shake (1 scoop Reliv Now, 1 scoop Innergize, 1 scoop Fibrestore)
1 packet fruit & cream variety oatmeal
1 oz. Planters roasted unsalted peanuts
Lunch (same every day):
Equate shake (WalMart's equivalent of Slimfast--I have found it helps me get a lot of the nutrients I need and is quick and easy at work)
10 baby carrots
1 serving of mini pretzels (about 20 pretzels)
Snack (same every day):
Yoplait Light Thick & Creamy yougurt
Banquet frozen meal (only about 200-300 calories each) OR can of condensed soup OR leftovers
Salad (plain lettuce with a bit of mj/colby cheese)
Grapes or some other type of frut
(My boyfriend wants to go out to eat a lot, so sometimes this meal can be tricky, but I try to stick to what I have at home as much as possible.)
Reduced Fat Cheezits OR bowl of sherbet OR yogurt OR anything else I can get my hands on because by the time I am ready for bed I am so hungry I can't fall asleep...I don't feel like I get full enough during the day, so I am always really hungry in the evenings. One thing I must mention is that I rarely ever have time to actually cook between my crazy work schedule and homework. I don't have a lot of time to prepare meals, so that is why most of what I eat is stuff I can just grab and go.
I did have a problem with relying on fat free cappucinno to keep me awake in the evenings to focus on my homework when I;m exhausted afterwork, but I am really cutting back on that because I know it adds a lot of calories and I don't want to become dependent on the caffine. If anyone sees where I'm going wrong, or has suggestions on how I can feel fuller longer, please share them with me. I am so tired of being hungry all the time and consistently going over my calorie range! Help!