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Saturday, February 28, 2009
I am starting to see physical results from my weight loss, which is awesome! This is kind of weird, but I start to feel good (understandably) but then I start thinking I can eat what I want (not understandably). Why do I feel like that? I need to lose A LOT more weight! I guess I need to keep telling myself that the more I lose, the better I am going to look and feel. Does anyone else have this problem? It's like my good behavior is paying off and I reward it with bad behaviour. Strange.
I came across an article this morning that was a lot of inspiration for me. You can view it here.
My plan for today is to stay on points 100% and get in some well needed exercise. I must keep going and I know that I can! I need to take a look at all that I have accomplished so far and be proud of my hard work instead of downgrading myself. I am the only person who accomplished this. It was ME and if I can lose 20 lbs, I can certainly lose even more!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I am soooo hungry tonight for some reason. I'm trying to stay out of the kitchen but I did have two slices of cheese when I came home. I know that it is probably due to my not eating enough at lunch time. I need to eat something filling and then I do ok.
I know it is also due to stress. Sometimes I don't know what I'm doing with my life (career wise). I'm a Junior in college and an English major. Sometimes I really hate my classes and wonder if this is really for me and other times I love it. I don't know what career options are out there for me. I got two papers back today and I got a C and a D. Uncalled of for me. I ALWAYS get A's on my papers. Except for the one time I got a B+. I know almost everyone else in the class didn't do very well either. But it still brings me down. I worry, I stress and then I go to the kitchen for comfort. This must be a coping mechanism that I came up with a long, long time ago and I need to learn new behaviors. Eating isn't going to solve anything.
Just felt like writing to get a few things off of my chest! Thanks for reading. :)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I lost 3.2 lbs this week also, which is the most I have lost so far I think! Taking pictures of everything I eat has really been helping me! It keeps me honest with myself.
So, I am on the lookout for a new pair of shoes for my 20 lb. goal reward! I decided I just couldn't spend $80 on the Puma's. I love them and everything, but that's just too expensive right now!
*I'll just keep doing my happy dance!* :)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
For supper I had 1 salmon fillet, 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, and 1 sweet potato, roasted and cut into fries. (9.5 pts)
For dessert I had 1 oatmeal raisin cookie, and 1 Swirls Italian Ice cup. (4 pts)For a snack later on I had 18 gobstoppers. (2 pts)
For supper I had honey spice chicken, 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1 medium baked potato with 1/2 tbsp. of Light ICBINB, 2 Tbsp. of fat free sour cream. (10 pts)
This may not seem huge, but the fact that my Valentine's day candy lasted over a week is a big deal for me. In the past, I would have had it all eaten in 2 days. I still have a full size Ghiardelli chocolate bar left! I have to give myself a pat on the back for that one. Baby steps!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
For breakfast I had 1 cup frosted mini wheat, 1/2 cup milk, banana and water. (6 pts)
For lunch I had one slice of homemade lasagna, 1/2 cup zucchini, 2 slices of garlic toast made with light wheat bread and a very small amount of light I can't believe it's not butter, Mediterranean blend and 2 cups of iced tea. (7.5 pts)
For lunch I had 2 cups iced tea, egg salad (2 eggs, 1 1/2 T. light mayo), 1 cup Campbell's tomato soup made with water, 1 roma tomato, and 5 saltine crackers. (9.5 pts)
Saturday, February 21, 2009
For a snack around 9:00 I had 1/2 cup blackberries and 1 pkg of honey wheat pringle sticks. (2 pts)For lunch I had 1 1/2 cups of Campbell's tomato soup made with water, 5 saltine crackers, fat free vanilla pudding cup, and 1 cup of grapes. (6.5 pts)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I think this taking picture thing is really going to help me. I am realizing that I am not eating enough throughout the day and have TONS of points left over in the evening. While I will go over my points 1.5 to eat the gobbstoppers, I have all of my weekly points left. Looking at these pictures, I eat a lot of food!!! But this is how much food I'm supposed to eat on the plan, I guess. Once again, I ate a lot of bread. Guess I shouldn't bake bread!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For snacks: I ate an orange around 9:00, and the beef jerky shortly after. (2 pts) I had 1/2 cup grapes around 3:45. I ended up not eating the apple that is pictured below. I also had a lindt truffle from Valentine's day for 2 pts.
For Supper I had 2 cups of iced tea, 1 glazed pork chop, 1 homemade whole wheat roll, 1 cup carrots. (10 pts)
For dessert I had 1/2 cup fat free vanilla yogurt with 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 slice of homemade whole wheat banana bread and I ended up putting about 1 tsp. cream cheese frosting on top of that. (3.5 pts)
I think I snacked too much today. What do you think? I know I went a little overboard with the bread today too. I baked the banana bread and the rolls today so I wanted to give them a try. I also drank about 9 cups of water total. I didn't get any dairy in, unless the ice cream and cheese count, I guess. I need to stop at the grocery store as we are out of milk.