Monday, April 12, 2010

Getting over it and Eating what you plan.

Yesterday morning I wrote down a plan of what I would eat that day. I planned within calorie range and I planned that I would have something to eat every 2 hours. Then I FORBID myself to stray from my plan...NO substitutions whatsoever. I told myself "So, you want to eat a bunch of sweets, eh? Well, you can't have them. Not today. So, GET OVER IT." Somehow, that worked. I planned what I ate and ate what I planned. ding ding ding, we have a winner. ;)

I also FORCED myself to do the wii fit for 30 minutes. I REALLY didn't want to. I did some heavy talking to myself today. "too bad, so sad, you have no choice, now exercise". My heart wasn't in it...I did the easiest exercises on there..but I did it.

All day long my precious 8 year old daughter asked if we could go for a walk together. blah. That doesn't sound fun! But I wanted to make her happy. So after supper, we walked the neighborhood. It was nice. I was glad I did it.

So the day was a victory because I got my footing back. It wasn't an excellent day....but it was within limits. Since I have had 3 days of being over the limits, within the limits is good!

This evening is TOPS and weigh in. yikes.

Monday 4/12/10

10 a.m....760 cals
1.5 cups bran flakes
1.5 cups 1% milk from Braum's (the best!)
12 almonds
half a banana

12 noon......313 calories
1 can tuna
2 boiled eggs
4 pickle slices
1 slice toast

2:00 p.m.....615 cals
salad with lettuce, tomato, cheese, dressing and chicken.
1 and 1/3 cup dry honeycomb

4:00 p.m....410 cals
1 cup kashi cereal
half a banana
6 almonds
1 cup 1% milk

6:00 p.m.....650 cals
1 cup hamburger helper (cheesy baked potato)
2 rolls
2/3 cup corn
1 cup green beans

Bedtime....347 cals
half of a pb & j sandwich
4 almonds
1 c. 1% milk

calories= 3,095 (within range)
sodium= 5,274 (yikes! high!)
water= 70 oz.
exercise= 45 minutes


  1. That is high sodium! I know when i've had too much because when i wake up in the morning my eyes look like i've been in a boxing match and lost :)

  2. I bet your daughter is super happy you guys went for a walk too! What a sweet cheerleader offering to spend quality time with you in a healthy way. That's awesome!

  3. Wow, You're lucky if you can eat 3000 calories and lose weight. So lucky. I lose one pound a week eating 1500 cals. I don't lose if I eat more. Metabolisms...they're all different. Wish I had yours.

  4. thanks for directing me to your previous post... Based on that formula i should be eating between 1640 -2140 cals. I aim for 1500 and forget a thing or two. I still do not lose 2 pds. a week. I see what you're saying though, since you weigh more for're allowed to eat more and lose as well. Thanks again for that.