Saturday, August 21, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 7

I actually made waffles today. My waffle maker only makes three small waffles at a time. These are the same as having one full sized Belgin waffle. Anyway I had three. I didn't put that much syrup on them. Shoot, syrup makes me sleepy. I think it has the same crap in it that turkey does to make you sleepy. It's like a conspiracy syrup, turkey, and MSG. They all have this incredible substance that makes you sleepy. It was a good thing I shook off the sleeping powder in that crap. I was able to clean my house. Well, I started by bathing the dog and cat. See the dog smelled like regurgitated doodoo. I was tired of the cat scratching all the time so he was next. I spent the whole day wet because of it. For lunch I cooked hamburgers. I have bread that is 19 grams of carbs for two slices. I had baked fries to go with it. For dinner I had beef nachos with cheese. I measured it so that was only about 3/4 a plate full. I had water, kool-aid with Splenda, and a glass of milk. Tip 7: think about what you want to achieve and do what you can to get it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 6

I had my usual 3/4 of a cup of Cherios. I had a left over quesedia. For dinner I had baked chicken fingers and fries. I had water to drink from work. I had kool-aid with Splenda to drink for dinner. Tip 5: Know that losing weight is hard if not impossible sometimes. Will power isn't the only thing that gets you passed weaknesses. It's good to know what your weaknesses are. These should be given some consideration but in small portions. Doing this will make the diet easier. Treats aren't bad to have every now and again. Just remember not to take it too far.

365 Weightloss on my own - Day 5

Yes, I know this one is late. I had a hard time logging on last night so I'm playing catch-up. So breakfast was 3/4 cup of Cherios. Lunch was one piece of pizza with two pieces of cheeze bread. Dinner was chicken quesadeas. I had one tortilla slices into three small pizza like pieces. Tip 5: I need to work on getting rid of my lazziness.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 4

I spent the night at my grandma's. They didn't have Cherios. My choices were Frosted Flakes or Foot Loops. I chose Frosted Flakes. I looked on the box for my servings. I was surprised to find out it too was 3/4 of a cup. That's what I did and ate it. My husband had made spaghetti the night before. I packed it in my cooler in order to eat today for lunch. I didn't have much. It was about a cup. For dinner I bombed totally. My husband works at Papa Johns part-time. I had him order a cheese pizza and cheese bread. Anyways, I had about three pieces of pizza and 3 pieces of cheese bread. Now, calorie wise you're supposed to have 1-2 pieces. I still had quite a lot left over. What was left I put in freezer bags but one piece of pizza plus two pieces of cheese bread. This is to be my lunch for tomorrow. I did drink one coke today. At work I drank water. When I got home I drank koolaid made with Splenda. Tip 4 is pick up again tomorrow and don't let the first days bombs spoil what you want to achieve.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

365 days Weightloss on my own - Day 3

This morning the same breakfast as usual. Yeah, I know you would think I would get tired of eating Cherios. Well, it's a cereal that is good for you. It's affordable if you buy it at Sam's. Anyways, I drink water all day while at work. Since I bring my lunch everyday most of the time it makes my lunch easy. I had made a beef borrito a couple of nights ago. I froze it so I could eat it whenever I got around to it. It's not a bad calorie count. That is as long as you only eat one. This is what I brought to eat.
Now, I didn't get to get any exercise in. When I got off work I thought I was picking up Raine, my daughter. We were supposed to go to grandma's and spend the night. I had this class in Alabaster that grandma only lives about 30 minutes away from. Well, I called my husband, Paul, I come to find out that the plan had changed for him. Apparently he did want to have a daddy-daughter night with her. So, he was on his way to day care to pick her up when I already had her in the car. He passed me going down the road so I turned around and we met back at a gas station nearby. Raine went with him and I proceeded to Alabaster. At the time I left the traffic is horrible going south. I so avoid the interstate. Back roads aren't as crowded. On the way I had to stop by Hobby Lobby to get a jewlery fastener for my necklace. I found and purchased the item. I spent probably 40 minutes in traffic going down highway 31. Personally, I would think this road would be pretty congested but it wasn't so bad. As I neared Alabaster I turned onto the road where my class was going to be. I wanted to make sure that it was still taking place and what building I was supposed to be in. I wound up driving to grandma's later. By the time I got there I only had an hour in which to eat. So this gave me no real time to do anything else. My dad fixed cheese burger macaroni, corn on the cob, and toasted garlic bread. I did good on having only one corn on the cob and one piece of bread. But, I did cave on the cheese burger macaroni. The good news is I didn't have too much of a second helping. If I had to measure it I think it would have been less than 1/2 cup. Unfortunately I was unable to resist the cokes that I know are there. My class as I said was at 7 p.m. As I sat there the teacher informed me that we weren't going to get out of ther till 10:10 p.m. Boy, I knew at that moment I was not going to drive home at that unGodly hour. The good part about being out that late is I am less likely to eat and most likely ready for bed. It especially helped that the class was extremely boring. Tip 3: don't loose hope if you don't get a chance to exercise. It's okay because there's always tomorrow. Besides you really only need about 3 days of exercise that only lasts for 30 minutes. At that note I'm tired and going to bed.

Monday, August 16, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 2

Morning went well. See, it's easy to measure that measly 3/4 of a cup of Cherios at home. I'm supposed to measure the milk too I bet. I don't though. I think that's unnecessary. Besides I don't put that much milk in the bowl. I drink it when I'm through. That get's my morning calories. For lunch I had cheeseburger macaroni. Now I don't buy that hamburger helper crap. I buy boxed macaroni 'n cheese and hamburger meat separate. I use Mrs. Dash original blend for my spices. For a pound of hamburger it takes two boxes to make the meal. If portioned right in tuperware you will have about three days worth of left overs. Of course this is after you ate a portion for yourself and one child. For me after I've done this I freeze the rest of what's left. So, this cheeseburger macaroni was made at my grandma's house. There wasn't quite a pound of hamburger and only one box of macaroni 'n cheese. I would have to say that the portion size was about 1 3/4 of a cup. I didn't eat all of that. I may have ate about half of that. I drink water at work. Although I did have a Mountain Dew. I couldn't help it I was so sleepy I could barely keep my eyes open. Now came the time where I have a problem. I have a tendency to eat more than I should. I think I could have done better. My husband cooked spaghetti. I was good not to fill my bowl too full like I normally do. I didn't measure it. So, tip 2 would be measure your food before putting it in a bowl. Another thing is not to have two pieces of cheese bread. Unfortunately the bread is awesome so it makes it hard not to eat more than one slice. I'm going to attempt to go to bed early. Hopefully this will prevent eating the apple and peanut butter I have before I go to bed. This will be interesting considering I have insomnia. I'm still going to try though. I have a class I need to go to at 7:00 pm. I think I'm going to do some walking to pass the time away while I wait. Hopefully I don't forget to take my tennis shoes. Don't forget to give me pointers.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

365 weight loss on my own-Day 1

Okay Day 1 tip 1 expect to go off of your diet when you eat at your family's house. That's right diets aren't worth @#$% eating with family. You know I'm right. It's like no matter how hard you try it seems like there is more fattening food at family functions than not. I swear there seems to be more desserts than in a bakery. This is especially true during the holidays. I don't know about anyone else but at mine there's at least 4 or more. Of course for tonight there was only apple pie. Thankfully I'm not keen on cinnamon. But, there was ice cream. I doubt I'm the only one that didn't cave at that point. So, I have to confess I did have seconds of the lunch portion. This is always hard not to do.
This morning wasn't bad. I had my usual 3/4 of a cup of Honey Nut Cherios. Honestly, I don't understand that crap. What the heck is up with that? All the other cereals are 1 full cup. I don't see how Cherios can be different from freaken Frootloops. That was good. Then bombed totally at my grandma's house. However, there is a pool there and I did get a swim in. I got to work off some of those calories. I got home late which could be looked as a good thing. I was too lazy to fix anything so I had a bowl of cereal. This time I had a cup of Cherios. I mean come on. What is the big deal in just a bit more than 3/4.
All in all it wasn't bad but it could have been better. Maybe tomorrow will work out. Obviously it will be much easier considering I have to work so I'm not home to eat all day. Another good thing is taking my own lunch to school. Yeap this is a good way of doing portion control. I just hope later that night will be okay. Maybe if I just measure both meals. Hey, that's an idea. It'll kinda be like Weight Watchers but without paying money to be on that diet. Hey there's always tomorrow to do better. Hey maybe those of you who need to lose a few pounds could go on it with me. You can give me pointers or tell me what I'm doing wrong. If not I need encouragement. Onward and upward to another day is how I'm going to look at any failures of today.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

365 weight loss on my own

You know what I don't know why I'm about to do this. It's not like anyone will ever read it. But it is true that I eat entirely too much. As you can see by the picture it wouldn't hurt for me to lose several pounds. Anyways, I was thinking I can't do it on my own. I was watching Julie/Julia movie and was inspired. I say that because this chick Julie in this movie decides to do a 365 vow to cook everything in a Julia Childs cookbook. If you don't know who that is you need help. Seriously, she was only the most famous woman cook on TV. In fact she is the one that Robin Williams cooked to on the Movie Mrs. Doubtfire.
This isn't about the movie. This is about me. This is about my health. It is also about being able to be there for my daughter before I die of a heart attach. Actually, I'm closer to diabetes than that. Of course this doesn't excite me in any way. I don't want it any more than a heart attach. Crap all the meds I would have to tack as if I didn't take enough as it is. So to save me from all that extra trouble I've made a final and ultimate decision.
See, I thought that buying me a bikini would help. In fact I hung it on my dresser mirror for inspiration. Ummmmm, that so didn't work. Not kidding. None of my eating habits ceased. Hopefully this blog will work better. If people read this it would be absolutely awesome. I would think with moral support or other people in my shoes would be great company.
Okay, so shortening this I'm making tomorrow day 1. I've got half of it. I barely drink coke anymore. In fact I don't buy 24 packs anymore. Also, I use Splenda in my Kool-aid. I have those sugar free packets to make Kool-aid. I drink water at work and every time I go out to eat. The good thing about going out to eat is I can't afford it. This means I don't have to put on those extra pounds. This means I make extra food for my work lunches. The great thing about this is I can portion size. See, the new food containers have cup portions to measure out the food. My biggest weakness is at night. This is where I eat the most. Maybe I can try to make this different too. Well here it goes. Wish me luck!!!!