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Monday, January 30, 2012

More Upbeat and Day 1 w/ Hubby

Whew. What a weekend. You can read about my new start and the challenge hubby and I have set here. And then come back and read this post! Smile

Ok, all up to date? Good!

So my task this morning was to plan a healthy day of eating for hubby—and myself! But it definitely helped me to really focus on the basics when I was doing it for someone else as opposed to just for myself. When it comes down to the fact that I want hubby to be healthy and eat right, it’s a different story! I want him to be at his healthiest so that I can have him around with me for a long, long time. Why don’t I feel that way when I make choices for myself sometimes? It’s a good point to think about! It’s much easier to take care of others and see the importance for OTHERS to be healthy when I should be concentrating on health myself too!

For breakfast this morning, I ate an egg along with 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup strawberries and FF milk for 6 points.

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I feel like my breakfasts have really improved since I took on trying to add more protein at breakfast. That’s a big change from a bowl or two of Cocoa Puffs that I used to eat in the mornings prior to starting this journey. Small changes over a long period of time. Smile

I struggled with working out this morning. I know I have plans to run a 10K this year, and that WILL happen. But for now I am starting small and will just try to get in any activity that I can talk myself in to doing right now—so that I truly enjoy it and get moving and rekindle my love for exercise. Once I start exercising, I start to love how I feel and running isn’t such a big deal. It’s amazing what a couple weeks of more or less inactivity will do. I felt so motivated to work out a couple weeks ago!

So I biked 7 miles in 30 minutes and burned 149 calories. I never regret a workout. I need to keep that in mind. Even if it was an easy one, it counts for something. It got my heart pumping and I even broke a sweat. More importantly, it changed my mood.

While working, I sipped on coffee with SF Peppermint Mocha creamer for 1 point.

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On my first break, I ate 1 cup of baby carrots for 0 points.

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I admit, I have to force myself to eat baby carrots. Not my first pick. But I have to train my palate, right?

For lunch, I made my favorite salad that reminds me of summertime for 7 points.

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I am always reading some book, and that’s the one I’ve been working on lately. I love Fitzgerald’s writing style.

I’ve started buying my lettuce in these containers instead of the bags. It is much more fresh and delicious.

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And they usually contain more greens and last longer!

After eating the salad, I brushed my teeth because I felt I didn’t really need anything else to eat, habit or not.

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I was hungry on my last break, so I ate a piece of light toast with PB and a sliced banana for 2 points.

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I have missed my PB because we’ve been out of it!

It is towards the end of the work day that I just start to lose motivation. I’m tired, hungry and stressed out and all I want to do is sit down with a giant bowl of peanut butter M&Ms. But obviously, that is not the answer! Winking smile

So instead, I put my iPod on the speaker dock and listened to the Jillian Michaels Podcast as I cooked supper. That kept my mind off of wanting to snack and I learned more info from the wonderful Jillian!

For supper, I made Baked Chicken Taquitos—I will be sharing my version of this recipe because these turned out fantastic! I ate those with 0% Greek yogurt and salsa and I also made steamed broccoli for a total of 10 points.

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Delicious!

And for dessert, I used my new Kitchen Aid blender for the first time to whip up some Orange Banana Smoothies for 2 points.

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I am SUPER impressed with this blender! It works so much better than my old one! I see many smoothies in my future!

Hubby did wonderfully today. Who would have known that he got SO many more points than me?! So I planned his morning out like he had to eat like me and he had 26 points left for the evening (not including supper)! So he gets to have a few snacks tonight, and planned out, he is ending his day on 2 points. Way to go hubby!! And I will pack more in his lunch tomorrow…!

I am ending the day with 6 points left, so I will probably eat some Healthy Pop popcorn and also end with 2 points left over. I don’t know when the last time that happened—but I am very satisfied today and I feel a million times better today.

Feels SO good to be back on track…and I will keep this up!! Thanks to hubby to committing to being healthy with me, it really kept me motivated today!

This song expresses my mood today. Smile

Good Life

7 comments:

  1. That's wonderful that you and your hubby are doing this together. I know exactly what you mean when you want your hubby around for a long long time. That's how I feel about my bf

    Great job tracking everything. Have a wonderful week.

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  2. That's great your hubby is on board. I calculated the points for my husband a few weeks ago and it was ridiculously high! Can't believe how much more they get to eat and still lose weight. I love the idea of that 1/2 spinach 1/2 greens salad mix you have - I will have to keep my eye out for something similar. Good job brushing your teeth to avoid temptation. Hope you have another good day tomorrow.

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  3. I think it is awesome that your hubby is going to be doing this with you!! Wish i could get Tommy on board!

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  4. It is great that you guys are doing it together!

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  5. Yay for you and hubby being on track together!!! Isn't it amazing how many points men can eat in a day and still lose??? And if they're lactating, they get even MORE!!! So silly, but we were joking about that in our last meeting. Have a great on track Tues.

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