Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Doing well, but extending my time

Hello World!

I feel like I've been doing pretty well considering I have approached another "girly" time week. I weighed in at 146 so I lost 2 more pounds since the last time I blogged and I have 19 more pounds to lose. I am extending my finish date to my birthday, May 28th. I want to weigh 127 by the time I turn 24. :) May 10th is approaching too fast and I feel like if I stress myself out about it then I won't lose the weight and I'll sabotage myself.

So if I did the math correctly, I need to lose 19 pounds in 73 days. That means I need to lose 2.6 pounds every week. Sounds a whole lot better than 4 pounds a week. :) I'm trying to stay positive.

I did eat on the bad side today. I had a Special K protein shake for breakfast which was 5 points. I had a Smart Ones Alfredo with broccoli which was 6 points. I had unsalted pretzels which, the amount I ate, was about 5 points. For dinner I am making a reduced fat burger and sweet potato on the side. The burger is 6 points and the sweet potato is 3 points. My whole dinner is 9 points.
This brings my total to 26 out of 29 points for the day. :)


73 days left and 19 pounds to go! Woot woot!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fruit= A Smile

Hello World,

I have been making progress back to order in the past two days. Yesterday I had cereal for breakfast, black bean soup for lunch and a cool dinner. I found this recipe on Weight with the main ingredient being shrimp. Now, I am not a "sea food eater" although I have expanded my aray of white fish and I started eating some types of sushi, as well as scallops. I mostly gravitate towards the fish most of the time. Anyway, the recipe is called Baked Shrimp with lemony garlic sauce. It was only 4 points, ya'll!!! I decided to make a quick side dish of pasta, don't worry it was only half a cup so that was 3 points, and I added a little bit of bread crumbs to it. I saved points for a small piece of apple pie and that was 5 points. In total yesterday, I had 21 out of 29 points and I felt satisfied when I went to bed.

Today I had cereal again, and I finished the rest of my black bean soup. For dinner, inspired by a new dish at Longhorn Steakhouse, I made a fresh salad of romaine lettuce, cut up grapes, oranges, and strawberries and added some pecans. I used a raspberry vinaigrette with it and wow, it was amazing. I couldn't even finish my whole salad and I felt so "healthy" because I was eating a vegetable and fruit with a light salad dressing. The salad was 5 points in total because of mostly the pecans. They were full and shelled...whatever that means! I had a slice of apple pie again making my total used today 23 out of 29 points and again, I feel so satisfied! I am weighing in tomorrow, however, I kind of cheated a "sneeked" a peak today. I weighed 148! I lost 1 pound in 2 days...CRAZY! I wish though it didn't take 1 day to gain 2 pounds!

I'm still going to keep with my diet for dinner tomorrow night and make baked eggplant parm to celebrate. However, I am dipping the eggplant in eggwhites instead of regular egg and baking instead of frying. :) I still get my breading, but without most of the fat :)

21 pounds left in 68days....Ru-Oh, Rorge....running out of days! :-\

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Where's the finish line, man!?

Hello World,

As promised yesterday, I'm starting to blog every night again in hopes to help myself stop from making bad choices during the day and get back on track. Today, was a rough day, but not completely bad. I stayed within my points :)

For breakfast I had Special K cereal and 1/2 cup of fat free milk. This equaled 4 points. For lunch, I had a salad with half of a serving of Marie's Ranch so it ended up being 3 points instead of 5! I felt proud of that choice. I had some Girl Scout Cookies- Trefoils and those equaled 7 points. Not my best all. I just wanted sugar and instead of taking a couple out of the wrapper, I kept it on my desk and snacked...NO BUENO!!! I can't do that anymore. My will power sucks at this point. So in total my lunch equaled 10 points...pretty high...making my total for the day so far at 13. When I got home from class at UNF, I was starving and while I was cooking, again I was snacking! I ate my dessert first, a small piece of pie which equaled 5 points and then I had a small chicken quesadilla. The tortillas I used were Carb Balance so for 2 (to make the quesadilla in the maker) the total came to 4 points. I used 2% milk cheddar cheese and some chicken bits from Tyson. Both of those together equaled 2 points. So my whole dinner was 6 points bringing my total to 24. Oh, I also had a fat free light yogurt during break time for my class which was 3 points so my total points usage was 27 out of 29 daily.

I feel incredibly full right now, like I overate. I don't know why I am letting loose and not caring at the moment. I guess I'm just tired of watching every little bit I eat and working out 4or 5 days a week and hitting a plateau at 145 pounds. I am totally sucking at life right now and I am lucky I have my husband and my family standing behind me. I feel sorry for Josh. He has to listen to me complain and feel sorry and down on myself. He has to listen to me feel frustrated over and over and over! Thank you, love, for being there and continueing to be there. Thank you daddy for working out with me and making me feel obligated to work out because we are supposed to be doing this together. :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I was on a break and now I'm ready...again

Hello World,

For the past two weeks, I stopped calculating my points and really caring because I felt so tired and burnt out. Valentine's Day weekend I was in GA and ate, well to be honest, not so great. Valentine's Day, still didn't eat great and our anniversary weekend, ate even worse. I didn't exactly eat bad food, I just ate way too much. At the end of today, I weighed 149. Embarrassing, yes I know. I gained like 4 pounds back in 2 weeks. How does that happen?

I'm frustrated beyond belief because I sabotage everything! I don't even realize I'm doing it, but my mind just wants all of these different comfort foods! I am not very stressed, but of course, I do have stress. I'm reverting back to what I used to do and it does not feel good at all. I feel like a failure, like I'm just not this strong woman I wanted to be.

I am starting again tomorrow. I am going to throw out the stupid Girl Scout cookies in my classroom and I am going to stare at the apple pie on the counter, but stick to eating my Nutella (A spoonful is enough). I am going to start tracking my points, for real now, on my Weight Watchers account and my blog, to you guys. God help me, or something help me because I am losing steam right now and I'm two steps to throwing this whole thing to the wind...

Ok, so honestly now 22 pounds left to lose and 70 days left to do this!