Well, I missed my goal of 20# by Christmas.. perhaps it wasn't good timing? I'm not making excuses, but there were a lot of goodies around and I love goodies! So....... back to work.. need to set a new date for my goal. How about by March31? That seems reasonable to me. Okay.......
FOLLOW THE DIET CLOSELY
BATTLE THE BULGE!
There is good news here... I haven't gained any that I lost.. just staying the same.
The scales usually tell all..... but I haven't gained a pound over this holiday..WOO HOO !!! Considering I ate chocolate and goodies, but not excessively. I was careful to have only what I really liked.. a tiny piece of cheesecake and 4-5 chocolate dipped strawberries. I ate a bunch of berries.. but those are pretty good for the diet anyway. On my feet a bit and my feet are again swollen.. ugh. Never ending battle with the feet. Likely the salt in ham, veggie pizza, and of course, the chips I ate..though not many.. just a couple makes for havoc for me.
So..... gotta watch closer and move a bit more.. back to crunches every morning. I've been missing my breakfast every morning too.. for about 4 days worth. I don't get fueled well so I don't eat well much of the rest of the day. I need water again.. that slows me down too. On to tomorrow......... !
I am holding my own. I've not been routine about eating at all. So many things get in my way during the holidays. At least there is no gain. Food takes a back seat for me. I eat when I get the chance, and usually start out right in the morning, but as the day wears on, I forget and grab something quick- my downfall. Last night it was BK chicken sandwich with some fries.. on the run. I gotta learn to eat slower and less and with less calories, though the BK sandwich is pretty balanced. Today will be another day of running around.. I will try to do more constructive meals from here on in... we'll see how it goes. In the mean time...every morning on the scales which show my stationary weight is not all bad..just not real encouraging.
I got on the scales as usual this morning. I've not been unfaithful to my diet, but just haven't been able to eat everything on it. That's important-to eat. You have to eat to lose weight. And drink more water. I've not been good at either, but I'm trying. Well, happily, I have been in a holding pattern for the past week, but today one more ugly pound has been eliminated. Happy Day !! So on to today.. a healthy breakfast and a cup of coffee to get me started.
Well, I didn't eat well over the weekend, but the scales are stationary for the moment reflecting that bit of poor eating. It wasn't how much I ate.. but what I ate.. Nothing sweet.. but not balanced. Today I'm already doing much better: Cheerios 1/2 cup with Non Dairy milk 1 small banana 2 cups coffee with ND milk
Ah.. lunch...... 4 oz tuna 1 apple 1 tbsp mayo 1 cup coffee
I did stop today and bought 2 cases of bottled water. That will last the rest of the week I hope. Water goes fast around here. Tonite we are having a pork roast. I can smell it in the crock pot and it makes me want to try some now.. but I'll wait. I'll have Mandy bring home some salad stuff and we'll have green beans with it.. and perhaps some fruit for dessert. Yep... back on track again.
Well, with all that's gone on this week, imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scales this morning and saw another pound gone. I'm lacking in exercise.. but trying to stay on the diet. It's not easy when I have to cook for myself.. Wendell is still on the BRAT diet. I'm concentrating on amounts. I need to get some water.. drinking water. I'm out and that limits me on the amount that I consume. I'll do better. Wish I could hop on a bike like the above picture.. I need to access the exercise bike upstairs. More later..gotta eat a healthy breakfast..
Yeah... yesterday was a bump in the road. I've been good till yesterday. I had coffee for breakfast and a hoagie for lunch..thanks to John and Mandy. Supper was about 9pm.. a small dish of rice. Not a healthy day .. not healthy eating. Today is another day. I've had 2 slices of toast with peanut butter and a banana. Coffee is always on my menu. Hopefully, things will improve here. Back to the 1800 cal ADA diet !!!!
Walking has been my favorite exercise for many years now. It's a healthy thing to do.. I won't get into all the benefits, but I know from experience that it gives me a boost of energy that no B12 can offer.. Today I thought I'd be able to add (or subtract) 2#... but , alas, only one.. well, I'm not unhappy..it's a LOSS, not a gain or a standstill. Pretty good for one week anyway.. not even one week. AMEN
My daily habit is to get on the scales when I get up and before I get dressed or eat. Not just a habit, but directed by my PCP in return for my complaint that my ankles swelled so much I couldn't see them any more. It is the result of vascular disease I've had for many years. The scales were always dreaded, but today, not so. I welcome the scales and look to the DOWNSIZING of my body. I wasn't disappointed this morning either.. Tomorrow I'll set the ticker to reflect yet another loss. It's amazing when I think that I ate till I was well satisfied last evening. Today... Breakfast: coffee, cereal, toast, fruit Lunch: chicken salad sandwich... Supper: to be decided later. Likely soup and sandwich at work.
Snack.. fruits !! I may get some pretzels to help me along with my bread exchanges. This seems to be a problem area. Gotta get some bottled water too. I'll stop on my way to work today to get a case. Can't wait to post tomorrow !!
What a surprise today.. I have to weigh every day anyway because of the fluid on my ankles, but when I got on the scales I'd lost 5# in 2 days!! I'm assuming that my increased intake of plain old water + just trying to stay on the 1800 calorie diet has been the reason.. no offence, Mr Simmons.. I'm finding it difficult to get all the servings of bread in each day.. but with pizza 2 nights ago (veggie lovers), and last night's alfredo chicken, I'm able to get at least close. I'm not much of a bread eater.
I'll be packing a lunch today.. Tuna salad and then some fruit.. canned pineapple and an apple.. Breakfast? Well, if I can pull it together before I have to leave, it'll be same as yesterday.. eggs and toast and fruit. Works for me !! If not.. Hello McDonalds..and an egg McMuffin.. Just have to keep counting exchanges and then drink a lot more water.
Gotta take off some pounds.. JJ has the right idea.. gonna get me a ticker and tick off those pounds. It makes me more accountable. My plan is to use the 1800 ADA diet, but without the sugar substitutes that make my gut ache. I had Cheerios for breakfast with some lactose free coffee creamer. Will try to use Lactaid milk hereafter. I dont' suppose today I'll be having lunch, but supper will be either soup or a sandwich at the hospital. Gotta put in some healthy groceries. I'm on my mark,,,,, set to ........... GO..... tomorrow likely. Hehehe Gotta get my ticker up. I'm planning to lose 30 pounds by Christmas.
I wear many hats: wife, mother,grandmother,RN, just to name a few.
I love researching family history and with my sister Jane and cousin Emmy have made an Imm family cookbook.
I married my husband Wendell in 1969 and we have been blessed with 4 married children, and 10 precious grandchildren.
I am now a retired infusion nurse.
Politically, I'm a conservative who desires family values to return to our nation. I'm totally pro life. I'm a Christian- not perfect, but loved and saved by the grace of God and the blood of Jesus.