OGT&H: Days 14 through 20

Sunday, March 27, 2011

(AKA) Operation Get Thin and Healthy: Days Fourteen through Twenty (Monday through Sunday). Until I reach my goals, I'm following the Eat to Live Plan and moving my body!

This week was really long! I had no time to blog, or cook. I’ve decided that I need to start cooking my food on the weekends and then putting it into individual portion sizes in the freezer for me to heat up for dinner. I had so many recipes planned… (big sigh)! I went out and bought a bunch of Glad-ware today. I’ve had bad luck with freezer bags in the past. Things have gotten freezer burn. I’m hoping the Glad-ware will work better.

It’s been a mixed week. I’ve been keeping up with my exercise. I focus on strength on Monday and Friday. I take an abs class both days and get some time in on the strength machines. If I have extra time I’ll jump on the elliptical or AMT. Tuesdays I do yoga and make sure I get a good burn on the elliptical or AMT. Wednesday and Sunday is X-biking, my favorite class to do. As a bonus, there is a 15-minute abs class after Wednesday’s X-biking. Saturday morning is Zumba class. Thursday has become my rest day from the gym. I’m really enjoying this schedule.

My nutrition, however, has been all over the place. I was great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then I played BUNCO on Thursday and I gave in and ate some pretzels and mindlessly ate some jellybeans. I paid for it on Friday morning. It seriously felt like I had been binge drinking the night before. I felt positively hung over on Friday morning. Friday I didn’t feel like eating very much. I had small green smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Then dinner came and I was starving. I completely over ate! Saturday morning my father called and wanted to take my boyfriend and I out to dinner to Olive Garden. In my head, I could only think “This day is shot. Why even try?” I just grazed all morning and afternoon. I ate way too many carbs and nuts. Then dinner came and I ate far too much pasta. I was closer to being on track today, but I ate between meals and had far too many calories. I didn’t even bother to weigh myself this morning. I’m just assuming (hoping!) I maintained.

I’m doing so well with exercise. I don’t want to ruin my progress with my diet. I need to get right back on track tomorrow: green smoothies for breakfast, a big salad and fruit for lunch, and a nice, healthy vegan dinner with lots of veggies. Nothing in between meals. No nonsense!

I CAN do this! I CAN lose the weight and gain health for a lifetime!

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    It's a new week!! Start fresh with a good plan tomorrow.

    I had a bit of a splurging weekend myself. I'll be starting fresh with you in the morning.

    Making the Caesar salad with eggplant bacon from the Appetite for Reduction cookbook for dinner tomorrow night. That should be yummy.
    3628 days ago
    YAY for you Debbie for doing well on the exercise!! You could have totally blown it with that and you DIDN'T!!! That is such a huge accomplishment! And I certainly can relate to the the "why even try" but you recognized what went wrong afterward and recommitted to your health. Another awesome accomplishment! You are such a great role model for me and I'm so honored to have you in my life! ((((HUGS))))
    3628 days ago
  • BANJO_13
    I had a similar weekend. I am actually looking forward to Monday so I can get back to the routine. We'll be fine! You're doing so great on your exercise. I bet you have made up for some of your indulgences through that.
    3628 days ago
  • SUNNYH99
    Hi Debbie, thanks for keeping up your blogs so we can learn as you do. I struggled this week too, my first on ETL. Today's refined carbs really kicked my a$$. I felt bummed out, even depressed and really cranky after we left the restaurant. I feel better now having had a big meal of beans and greens! Okay, I had some vegan chocolate, but....
    Here's to a clean, mean, green and serene week for us both!
    emoticon emoticon Sunny
    3628 days ago
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