Saturday, February 12, 2011

I made it!!

I went a whole week without eating fried or fattening foods. Wow! It wasnt that hard.
I think I will try to continue. I may have a brief break tonight because it is Valentines weekend and I am going out with my Honey Bear. I think I still won't get fried food though. I think I will get steak greenbeens and mashed potatoes. IDK.

Anyway, Ive got a date a five, and Ive got a lot to do. I've got to workout, buy my Honey Bear a gift, buy some scales. Im not hoping to have lost any weight, just to not have gained. If I am 132 then it is all good.

Oh! and Ive got to straighten my hair. (My hair right now looks nothing like it looks in my profile pic LOL)

Anyway, Im so excited about spending V-Day weekend with my baby I love him. (sorry for being sappy)

Okay, some time as passed. I just got back from working out. I didnt do an hour workout like I usally do on Saturday. I did 30 minutes. 20 minutes on the Elliptical and a 10 minute mile on the treadmill. Not a great week for working out. I can do better. I will do better.

Next week, I will work out 5 days a week. 30 minutes on Sunday, 20 minutes during the week AND 1 hour on Saturday.
My days to work out are Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. (no matter how tired!!) and Saturday. I can do this. I think I was overwhelmed by seven days especially since I had cut back on eating.

I am a work in progress.

Well I am going to shower and wash my hair. (Ill straighten it when I get back)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 6 & Day7

Good news and bad news. The bad news is I didnt work out on day 5 and day 6 and today, day 7 is questionable.

However, I am on my last day, and I have stuck to it. And right now as I type I am being challenging. My sister is eating FRIED CHICKEN and POTATO SALAD only a few feet away from me.

Im okay though.

I ate so much yesterday that I wasnt that hungry today. I just had a meal bar and an orange for lunch.
Tomorrow, I am going out to for a valentines dinner with my Man. I will be able to eat something more fattening since to day is the last day, but I dont know if I will. I may keep this up a little longer. I do like being in control and not feeling like my eating is out of control.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 4 & 5

Day 4
I ate a lot yesterday, BUT it was all healthy. I ate a whole bag of brocolli, two chicken breast sandwiches lots of fruit... I was stressed yesterday, so I ate more than usual.
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The wonderful thing about yesterday is that I worked out, and usually I dont work out on Tuesdays, so that was a breakthrough.

Day 5
I cooked againg today--hamburger. While I was waiting for my hamburger to cook, I ate a pack of oatmeal and an apple. This helped alot with controlling my hunger
Right now I would like something sweet, but I dont have anything that's healthy that I could eat. I think I could make some oatmeal cookies (next week. That would be a healthy snack.

I just have to work out today. That will be a little challenge, but I am up for it. It means so much.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 3-Part 2

YAY! I worked out--for only 20 minutes, but I still worked out. I did the elliptical for 15 minutes and the treadmill for 5 minutes.

I was actually able to get some work done. I got some quizzes checked and did some lesson plans. Most of the time, I am so tired that I cant do much of anything after work. I feel good about getting some work done; I feel more in control.

Tomorrow will be a challenge as far as working out. Tuesdays are usually exhausting and I dont feel like working out. I will have to FORCE myself to work out.

I am not worried about my eating tomorrow.

Ive done good with my eating tonight. I just ate a a small amount of popcorn and some brocolli since the last time I blogged.

Now I am getting ready to go to bed...On to day FOUR!

Day 3

So far, so good and don't expect anything to change. I am not desparately wanting to eat something fattening. I always thought it was day 3 that I cracked when I was dieting, maybe it was day four because today, I am not stressed.

I ate OATMEAL for breakfast and for lunch I only had a Kellog Meal Bar and an orange (not because I was trying to cut back, but because I didn't have time to eat the Healthy choice pasta that I bought.)

I actually cooked dinner. I had two chicken breast sandwiches and brocolli. I also had ALOT of popcorn (the kind you make from the old school pop corn popper) I put the no calorie butter spray on it, so even thought I ate a lot, it wasnt a whole lot of calories.

I feel good about my healthy eating/living. The hardest part will be going to the gym and working out. It is cold outside, but I can do it. The hardest part is really walking out the door, once I get there, Im okay.

Wow! I can't believe I am on day 3. I am almost halfway done.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day2--Part 2

Just came back from working out. I did 20 minutes on the eliptical and a 10 minute mile on the treadmill. It was my apt. treadmill and I dont trust that treadmill cause it felt slower than a 10 minute mile. At the gym, I run an 11 minute mile. IDK I hope that it was right.

I had a HUGE dinner at my mom's house. Lots of meatloaf and lots of vegatable. I also had some gingerbread made with egg whites. I dont think that counts as unhealthy. I am not going to count it.

Later on after dinner, I had lunch (Note: I always have "dinner" at my mom's house on Sunday at 2:00 O'clock--so I end up eating "lunch" at 6'oclock)

So for lunch, I went to McDonalds, BUT I got a grilled ceasar salad with light dressing. And then I ate a Kellog meal bar.

I'm done eating for the day. Ive had all of my vegtables.

Sigh, I think maybe I ate too much today, but maybe it wasnt that bad. At least I worked out and didnt eat unhealthy.

I didnt have any cravings except for dry oatmeal. LOL

Now I need to decide whether Ill get ready for bed or check some papers. (I am an English teacher.)

Well, two days down, five to go. I can do this!!

Day 2

I am still excited and psyched about NOT eating anything when I went to Cheesecake Factory yesterday. It was like a turning point. WOW!! I dont have to eat unhealthy food just because people around me are eating it. I won't die; in fact, I will feel better.

Today I ate two packs of oatmeal for breakfast. And I just ate an apple and a pack of oatmeal for a snack. Let me interrupt this blog for a confession: I LOVE eating plain dry oatmel, have been eating it for years, and I am addicteed to it. Don't judge me!

Anyway, I am getting ready to go to my mom's house for Sunday dinner. She lost about 50 pounds and has kept it off for 10 years, so she is a healthy cooker, so I dont have to worry about being tempted to eat something unhealthy.

I dont have crazy cravings, when I get hungry, I just eat--something healthy.

I need to get in work out today to. Im looking forward to accomplishing that (not to the actual workout, but after the actual workout...the after workout feeling for me is the greatest!)

See you later!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 1

I have decided to give up junk food and fried food for a week. I realized that I am pretty much addicted to fried food and junk food. It's like when I start eating it, I don't want to stop.

To look at me, you'd never know it, but I LOVE food and it's sometimes hard for me to resist it. I am 5ft 6 and about 134 lbs; I have an athletic build and little body fat, so most people are suprised to know I weigh that much.

Anyway, I've also decided to try and work out everyday this week. Lately, Ive just been doing about three days a week.

So today was the first day, I feel Okay. I ate oatmeal for breakfast, and a chargrille sandwich and a salad (chick fila) for lunch. I then ate a 12 inch turkey sub from subway and an apple for dinner.

I am proud of myself today because I went to a friend's birthday dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and I just had unsweetened tea with Equal. It felt GREAT to be in control. Usually when I go there, I wolf down a hamburger, fries, and a slice of cheesecake. That has to be about 2200 calories. I usually leave there with a food hangover and a tremendous amount of guilt. Not today! Today I left empowered--wondering if I can do this what else can I do.

At the end of the week, if I exercise everyday, and stick to eating healthy, I know I will feel so proud and confident. It might be life changing. I may als drop a few pounds (or at least one) and that would be great too.