Thursday, February 28, 2008

Almost the weekend

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. This week has gone by really slow. I really love the weekend but I also hate it. It is so hard to stay on track on the weekends. Yesterday was a busy one and I got home too late to post but today is a new day. I did really well keeping within limits today. I was told by a friend that I should post my evening snack results. She was saying that I could be gorging out on a 500 calorie snack at night. It is hard for me to post that snack because I like to eat it after the kids are in bed and I can just enjoy it, without interruptions. I normally have a Fudge Stripe 100 calorie pack and a small glass of skim milk. Sometime I have a Vitalicious chocolate muffin (100 calories). I enjoy my evening snack. It's something I can look forward to on a daily basis. I can survive the craving for something sweet in the afternoon if I know that I will have my snack at night. Well off to make my weekly menu...I will talk more about that tomorrow.

Grits- 100
Toast- 100
Lean Cuisine- 200
Salad- 45
Quaker Minis- 90
Chicken & Rice- 193
Collards- 20
Okra & Tomatoes- 20
Total- 768 (with snack---948)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Terrific Tuesday

Today was a great and exercise wise. As long as I stay on schedule I'm good. It could be something as little as getting off early and I begin to think that I am going to stop by the store and get a candy bar and coke. It's a sickness I tell you. I literally have to talk myself out of stopping. I can come up with A LOT of excuses not to exercise and take myself to the all-you-can-eat. It could be that I didn't sleep well the night's just too much to think about my diet. It could be one of the children are just will take too much energy to cook. It could just be that it's a Saturday and I want McDonald's. I never thought I would put so much thought into eating.

Onto another topic...kickboxing was great!!! Too bad they don't offer it more that 2 times per week.

My menu for the day...

Cantaloupe- 100 cal
Quaker minis-90
Pork Chop and Rice- 340
Squash- 20
Salad- 45
Pickle- 10
Ritz Mix- 100
Ham and Rice Casserole- 280
Peas- 60
Evening Snack-????

Total for today- 1045 (without snack)

Monday, February 25, 2008


Normal Monday...not wanting to get out of bed to get ready for work. Even the kids don't want to get up. Back to the daily grind. I really do enjoy schedules. I like knowing exactly what time I will be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I like knowing what is planned so that I can prepare mentally for it (yes, even eating I like to mentally prepare for). I had a good day. I tried to talk myself into going to the Gym but I just wasn't listening. I even went so far as to change into my workout clothes but that is as far as I got. It's sad really. I do know I am going to my kickboxing class tomorrow. I started last week and I really like it. If I am in a group I push myself so much more than I would just going to the gym by myself. I like the group thing. Okay, here is my menu. I am a calorie counter. My goal is to not have more than 1200 calories per day, unless I work out. Then I allow myself 200 more. I'm not big on counting veggies as long as they are not cooked in fat. I am really liberal with the calorie counts with them. I do count my fruits.

20 grapes-70
Quaker mini’s-90
Chicken Lasagna (left-over)-250
Green Beans-15
2 pickles-20
Quaker Mini’s-90
Pork Chop and Rice Casserole-340
Evening Snack-????

Total for today
940 (without snack)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Quick Sunday Post

Ahhh...The start of a new week, a new beginning. Not as bad as yesterday but certainly not as good as tomorrow. I always do better during the week. I guess it is the schedule. I have a scheduled lunch-time and dinner is normally planned out. I make my menus for 2 weeks so I know what I'll be having for dinner. It takes no thought process during my busy week. I take what I need out of the freezer the night before so I have no excuses on why I need to go through the drive-thru for dinner. (Although the kids would love for me to). to get ready for the early morning. I will begin posting my food journal tomorrow.

Oh...before I go. I tried a DELICIOUS low calorie/low fat chicken lasagna from Recipe Zaar today. I get a lot of my low calorie recipes from there. Here is the link: Search for Recipe # 157624

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Drowning in Self pity

I'm sitting here wondering why I can't stick to a diet. Hating myself for consuming so much food and not being able to say no. Wondering why I can make so many excuses just for the purpose of being able to eat what I want to. I did good all week and all it takes is one day to start off with McDonald's for breakfast, eat junk for lunch all day, and then go to Mom's house for dinner. Only to top everything off with about 10 Reese's miniatures washed down with a real Coke. Why can't I control myself? Why can't I just say no? I feel empowered when I eat healthy and exercise. I feel good about myself when I feed my family healthy food, not frozen processed junk. I want my children to grow up exercising and eating healthy as a way of life, not a struggle to maintain. Well I guess there is always tomorrow another day to make healthy choices.