My new week 1 so far...
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
So first of all CAFFEINE HEADACHES SUCK!!!!!!!!
I'm on day 3 and still woke up wanting to cut my head off. But I'm pushing through it cuz I know it'll be worth it in the end. I've been making out meal plans every day for the next day so that there are no opportunities for me to make last minute bad decisions of what I have for breakfast, lunch and supper. So far it's going really well. Last night we had this teriyaki beef stir-fry with jasmine rice. It came out of this cookbook I have that's a "Light and Tasty" cookbook and I was definitely surprised at how GOOD it was. And the serving it tells you to have was actually too much for me to eat so my dinner last night including a gigantic glass of milk was only 495 calories. Which is good for me cuz usually my dinners are upwards of the 8-900 calorie range. And this stir-fry was FULL of veggies. Now normally I don't much like veggies unless they're not cooked and covered in some dressing so I was shocked at how happy I was with this meal, how much I was allowed to eat and that awesome FULL feeling I carried with me for a while after supper. I say it was awesome because I ate slowly so I could achieve the full feeling without feeling that uncomfortable "I overate so much" full feeling. The bad part to the whole day was that I had a DQ blizzard. Yup. I have no guilt whatsoever for it though. It was a small banana split blizzard and took me over my range but I didn't care and I still don't. I'll work out extra today and I can't always eat within my range. Things are bound to happen that I have no control over and cause me either to eat too little or too much and I am not going to even give it a second thought but I'm also not going to deny it happened either. At least it had fruit in it hehe.
Okay so I have questions. I've been reading a lot of blogs and articles and stuff lately but in some ways they all seem to contradict each other. My question is this: If I have a heavy workout day where I burn upwards of 400 calories (I've set my fitness for this week to 800 calories because monday and tuesday were shot days and saturday looks to be the same) then should I be eating closer to the top of my range? And then same goes for days I don't get to workout.. then should I be eating as close to the bottom of my range as possible?
My next question is who has ideas for rewards? I'd like to start doing that cuz I think it will help me to achieve this whole weight loss journey.
My third question is has anyone ever had a tummy tuck? In Canada it is covered if you've lost a significant amount of weight but I've read both great things and horrible things about it and it sounds so scary to me.
I think that's it for the questions for now. I'm sure more will come up as soon as I hit "post blog" but I'll save them for another blog.
I gotta say that - unless my scale is lying to me- I'm on my third day of no pop and when I stepped on this morning I was down 1 1/2 lbs. Now I don't wanna be negative about this but does it really affect your body this quick? Is it possible that cutting pop out has dropped me 1 1/2 lbs already? Or I'm guessing the other thing helping is that I'm in a new calorie range as well (which I did go over last night but that only put me at the bottom of my old range) but the day before I stayed in it. Yes I'm rambling. Either way I was pretty happy to see it gone without even exercising. Makes me pretty curious to see what the rest of the week is going to be like WITH the exercise.
Alright, I'm done rambling for now. Sorry this is so long. Have a great day spark people!