Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Out of the block early but lost the race

I started my day in good spirits, hopeful that I would stay on the wagon. The morning went well. I had an apple with 2 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter.

At mid morning I had 1.5 ounces of peanuts (great source of protein, but I think I should have passed the honey roasted ones for unsalted. I'm learning, though.) with a 16 oz coffee topped with half 'n half.

Then at late morning, we had a little work day pow-wow where they had a huge bowl of candy on the table just less than arms reach from me. After an hour I popped three hershey kisses and decided that would be my "chocolate treat" of the week. No more.

I brought a nice chef's salad for lunch, with vinaigrette dressing, no croutons. WW yogurt with fresh pineapple to finish and about 16 oz. of water. At my 2:oopm break I had a True Delights granola bar and more water.

Once I got home, things went downhill. I'm sure it was because I was dehydrated(I am not allowed to drink at my workstation and the store is extremely dry). I had the rest of my pico de gallo with tortilla chips, the crumbs on the bottom of the brownie pan, and about 12 cinnamon baking chips.

For dinner, I baked some fresh jumbo chicken wings (skins on... naughty, naughty) and served it with baked beans. I had 3 wings and about 1/2 c of beans. And nothing since.

The worst part is that I didn't exercise. But I pledge to do better tomorrow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The journey always begins with the 1st step

Something's gotta give. I am tired of sulking about not being in shape, so today as I stepped on the scale, I got the scare of my life. So now, I have to get serious.

I don't want to make any unrealistic goals, like become a hard body like Jillian Michaels, but I must commit to drop at least 45 pounds before the end of the year.

So today that's my goal. I will maintain this journal as a reminder of what I want to see in the next 8 months.

Meanwhile, I'm off to a positive start. Salad for lunch. Stir fry for dinner with another salad. Nothing to eat since. And the most startling, I haven't had a single piece of chocolate despite the fact that yesterday was Easter and there is about 6.75 pounds of it in the house.

starting exercising
drink more water
eliminate carbs slowly
eat more fruits and veggies
stop snacking on junk
start a food journa
enlist support

go to bed smiling