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WIAW #2

Thursday, February 27, 2014

For some reason I've been kind of down this week. Not any particular reason why. I'm feeling warn down from my calorie counting and keeping up with steps. Maybe this is just the residual of getting over my cold but I've been really struggling staying motivated to get my steps in, be active, and restrict my eating. I guess it just feels like a lot of work without my reward or joy lately. I keep reminding myself today that the scale IS still moving and I haven't platued and there are results. Rome wasn't built in a day. It didn't take me two months to get the size I am so I shouldn't expect to lose so quickly.

Some things that are keeping me motivated though are just thinking about even without taking my size into account, my health is overall better. I'm no longer considered "overweight" with my BMI. I am at less risk for diabetes and cardiac disease. I will be able to live longer and enjoy my older age more by being more active. Keeping these things in the back of my mind does help. It's just definitely tempting when I'm still wanting to eat more or just wanting to eat more than one cupcake that was brought into work. =)

Now for the What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW):

Breakfast:
Banana/Spinach/Strawberry/Ra
spberry Smoothie with Good Belly Juice - calories 205
Veggie Burger with Egg, Spinich, Pickles, Slim Bun, Mayo, & Mustard - calories 300
Awesome food selection (lots of freggies), delicious, and 30.3 grams of protein!

Lunch:
Soba Noodle Bowl Salad with edemame, cabbage, and carrots - 176 calories

Snacks:
1 milky way midnight mini -35
2 mini reeces peanut butter cups -72
1 chocolate cupcake with frosting -131
Trader Joe's Omega Trek Mixed Nuts - 170
Total snack calories: 408. Unfortunantly this is a little higher than I'd like (which is why I had the light lunch). This is mostly a result of being at work and surrounded by sweets!

Dinner:
Ceaser salad with croutons, microgreens, parmesean cheese, and light ceaser dressing- 197
Pumpkin Lasagne (with mushrooms, & spinach) - 310 (Yes, I still have one more slice leftover in my freezer. I think they're perfect for my 12 hour shifts along side a salad!)

Total Calories for today - 1, 596 - I went 36 calories over. I typical plan of a few small pieces of candy at work, but the cupcake threw me over. Oh well. I haven't had a cupcake in a really long time. I can't expect to be perfect every day.
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  • CROSE24
    You have a great attitude, I really admire your thinking as I am trying to lose weight slowly without overly restricting myself so that it will stay off for good. Hearing that you were able to have a treat and not feel guilty about it is so inspriing. If that had happened to me it probably would've resulted in a binge afterward! Thanks for your blog and awesome job!!
    2085 days ago
  • GRANDMAFRANNY
    HI !! THAT IS PART OF EXERCISE & DIETING. I'VE BEEN THROUGH THER & DONE THAT. DON'T FRUSTRATE YOURSELF. YOUR BODY IS CHANGING AND IT IS ALMOST LISTENING (MEANING YOUR BRAIN) BUT BE PERSISTANT. IT'LL GET THE MESSAGE. GOOD LUCK.
    2085 days ago
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