Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vacation week

So I guess last week was a wash. Try as I may, being on vacation is not necessarily conducive to dieting. I didn't think we were actually going to be able to make the trip. So I wasn't really prepared with good dieting food. All in all I didn't do that bad. I ate in smaller quantities and did a lot of walking.

Let's forget about yesterday. I know it is gross BUT Peeps are my all time favorite candy. In an effort to redeem myself, Peeps have no fat.

Oh well, I can only do better today.

So far I have lost 4 pounds.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Didn't do as good today

I got my haircut today. I have this tradition of going to the Pita Pit whenever I get my hair done (3 maybe 4 times a year). Well when I got done today I was starving. So I broke down and got a hummus pita w/lettuce, tomato, g.peppers, banana peppers, and tzatziki (probably shouldn't have added the sauce). Oh well, I hadn't eaten much yet today. Problem was, I was so hungry that I gobbled the sandwich in the car. By the time I got home I was still starving. I ended up eating several handfuls of gold fish crackers. To make matters worse, I am going out to dinner with Matt tonight.

At least I still have not had any soda. Looking forward to one tomorrow morning.

Day 3

I was so busy today that I had to remember to eat. I have never been a breakfast/lunch eater. I usually eat on the fly. Thus that causes me to just snack all day long. This is a habit that I am trying to break. I am eating meals at the right time with healthy snacks in between. According to all the research this is healthier and I should loose weight. I must admit that I feel like I have more energy. Although that could be psychosomatic.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 2 -- Not so Bad

So I got through last night's munchies by just going to sleep. Kinda a cop out but it worked. However, I did get up 2 times to go to the bathroom. I'm not sure if my body likes the eight glasses of water :)

Today really wasn't that bad, so far no cravings. I did put out some mixed nuts to snack on just in case. I only had two handfuls (maybe 1/2 cup total). I need to go grab some carrots for tomorrow. Dinner tonight will be a little tricky. Wednesday nights are usually a grab and go night. What do you grab and go with a diet? The kids will have frozen pizza (a definite no-no for me).

Went for my walk again today. Also, I have not had a diet coke (or any other soda) for two days!!! If I do well for the rest of the week, I will treat myself to a DC Saturday morning.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 1

What is it about dieting and continuously thinking of food? I thought way more about food today than I have in several months. Thus, I am constantly wanting to eat something. I wonder if I really have been eating all the time without really thinking about it. Today I wrote everything down that I ate along with the corresponding calories. Amazingly 3 crackers, 1 0z of cheese (about 1/3 of what I would normally eat), and 1 large apple each have approximately 100 calories. No wonder fruit and vegis are the better choice. I also have been working on drinking the right amount of water (8/8oz glasses) in theory this should help fill me up but it also keeps me running to the bathroom. Hopefully my body will adjust in a few days.

I also managed to go on a 3 mile walk today. My dog was so excited. She also needs to be getting more exercise so this will be good for both of us. Now if I can get through the rest of the evening without snacking!!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Time to Begin

I had my last baby eight years ago. For the last six years, I have been planning on being fit and trim by the time I turned 40 -- if not earlier than that!!! Imagine how surprised and shocked I am to find that my 40th birthday is only 3 months away. As the months have drawn closer to my deadline, I have found myself both discouraged and angered at myself for my lack of motivation and self control. In fact, over the last month I have found myself thinking that because I have procrastinated for so long, why even begin? Then the thought occurred to me. What is so magical about my birthday -- it is only one day in what I hope to be a long life. To have a long life, though, I need to get healthy. I almost never exercise, I drink far too much soda and eat way too much food -- no wonder I am over weight and am suffering from high blood pressure.

Don't get me wrong. I am definitely doing this because I need to get healthy. However, my number one reason is that I would just love to look good (and feel good) in a nice pair of jeans. Plus, I would love to look good for my husband. Of course he always says I'm beautiful BUT I am sure he wouldn't mind a few smaller and a few less curves. How cool would it be to walk into a room and have my husband of 18 years do a double take?

I am also doing this for my children. They could use some improvement in their eating and exercise habits. I think it is also important for them to learn the importance of making, working, and keeping goals. As their mother I am an important example and teacher of these values.

So why this blog? I am hoping that by writing my thoughts, challenges, and successes down, I might be more accountable to my goal. My ultimate goal is to lose 30 lbs. I hope to lose 15 - 20 lbs by my birthday (July 8th). I am also hoping that my friends and family will follow along with encouragement and helpful suggestions. Please check in often. I hope to write a little each day.

Let the trim down begin ........