Renewing My Determination

August 14, 2009

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Food Units
a bowl of oatmeal and 1/4 a cantaloupe. 4
rice, bean and cheese quasidilla. 13
blackberry cobbler and an apple fritter. 15
Total: 32

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

I haven’t been counting points, I haven’t been journaling, I haven’t been exercising and I haven’t been blogging. I’m honestly amazed that I lost a pound this week. I was expecting to weigh in with a huge gain. I need to seriously get re-focused. I need to remember my goals, remember why I want to loose this weight so bad. I am tired of being the fat girl. It’s time to get organized again. To motivate and challenge myself I am going to set little mini goals for the coming week.

1. I will journal and blog all my bites for the week.

2. I want to loose 3 lbs for the week.

These are my goals. I’m not giving up on my long term goal of loosing all this weight. The coming week is a fresh week and I’m renewing my dertimination and desire to meet my goals. I can do this!

Points Are Not The Enemy

August 8, 2009

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Food Units
1/4 cantaloupe and 1cup egg and veggie scramble. 6
a package of cheese and crackers before and after donating plasma. 10
cheese and bean quasidilla. 11
popcorn. 8
Total: 35

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

After 3 weeks in a row of 1 lb. losses on the scale I’ve decided to count points again this week. I know a lot of it had to do with being on vacation and having house guests but I think I need to tighten up a little bit and get things back to normal. So back to journaling and counting points!

Today I went a little over my points…. 2 points over to be exact. It was the cheeses and cracker snacks that they gave me when I went to donate plasma today. Next time I go to donate I’ll bring my own snacks along.

I really am looking forward to getting my life back to a normal routine. And points aren’t the enemy. They are there to help me. Tonight for example my mom offered me a snickers bar. She was being nice, we had just helped my brother and his wife move furniture and take out their old carpet in their house to get ready for their new carpet coming in the morning. We were all tired and she was worried about me driving home. She thought the extra energy boost would help me. I would of said yes but I knew i had no points left in my day for it. So I turned it down and I was ok about doing so. Points keep me on track.

The month of July was the endless guest month for me. Each week we had someone new staying over. It wasn’t planned, it happened rather spontaneously. It was great spending time with them and getting a chance to catch up but it was a hard month for me.  It felt like the party that wouldn’t end. I longed for my normal routine, I craved quiet time and I missed just being with my hubby and boys. God gave me the strength to get through July. He taught me how to love more. Because of God I can report that July was an amazing and fantastic time, a challenging time but a month not to be forgotten. Guess what….? July is over!!!! *does the happy dance* Everyone has gone home and I look forward to life returning to normal around here.

I did a little experiment last week. I wanted to see if I could loose weight without journaling every little bite I take, to not count point. I’m not sure how I did. I ended up loosing 1 lb for the week. Now this is a loss but the question is could I of lost more if I had journaled and counted points? I’m going to test this another week. I really feel like I am in control of what I am eating right now. I ended up weighing myself a lot more this week just to make sure my weight wasn’t going up. I’m willing to continue counting points but I’m just curious to see if I really need to.

So what does this mean for my blog? Well next week I won’t be taking pictures of my meals and posting them but I am going to check in each day and talk about how the day went. I’m still very committed to loosing my weight and I love that this blog acts as a record of my journey.

OH! and one more thing….I have discovered I love avocados! I had an avocado once when I was a child and decided I hated them. This week I cut up some along with some cucumber slices. Oh man, avocado is heavenly. It’s my new favorite food. I know it’s a food I need to have in moderation but still I’m in love with it.

Alrighty that’s all I have to say for today. I’ll keep you updated on the progress of my little experiment this week.