Monday, January 28, 2013

Next Step

I had a tough time with temptation tonight.  A sweetie sweetheart in my ward brought me some delicious-looking banana bread cake, and also.. I had a rough day.  When I came home to that moist, thickly frosted cake, I really wanted to throw my no-sugar policy out the window.  Or just take a mini-break.  But I didn't. I ate dinner.  And I still wanted to eat the cake.  But I didn't.  And then I did laundry and did my nails. And I still wanted to eat the cake.  But I DIDN'T. And then I made some tea, and watched some Love and Hip Hop, and I'm finally over the cake.

I talked to myself about the cake for a while, and I came down to this conclusion: 1) It's only January, 1/12 of the way through my year-long goal. I am stronger than that. 2) This is not the first or last lovely sweet treat I will receive from a kind friend.  It does not warrant me dropping something I have made a high priority.  I can be gracious and grateful without going off track. 3) This is not my first or last long/stressful day.  I can cope using other things besides food (manicure, tea, garbage TV, whatever). That's what I came up with.  I'm happy with that for me.

Something else, now that I've seen my own super powers against sweets of all strengths and varieties, I'm ready to step it up.  From February forward, I'm cutting fast food.  I've still been eating fast food occasionally, trying to make "healthier choices" when I do, but it contains tons of chemicals, sugar, and salt that feed food addiction and make me overeat.  Um also, it's really high in calories and bad for me.  So it is next to go completely on the clean eating mission.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

LOOK at what my sweet friend did

My awesome friend Karen at work made this delicious organic veggie soup:
And shared it with me today for lunch! What an angel! Because I am completely out of groceries and would have probably ended up with fast food or some other garbage today for lunch. Yuck. Who knows what I would have stooped to.  That's what happens when I leave myself no options.  Grocery shopping today! Woohoo! Then chopping, prepping, freezing what I need for the next weeks-worth of meals. :)

But today, I lucked out. Thanks Karen.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I'm starting to actually get EXCITED for my weigh ins each week.  Like, it's Monday and I can't wait for Friday because I know I'll have lost weight.  It's Monday, and I didn't screw everything up over the weekend.  I worked out and I stayed under my calorie goal every day and I'm awesome.  Friday, bring it on.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Trick of the Day

Here's my old almond trick: add 8 (or how ever many puts you at your water goal) almonds to your water container in the morning, then eat one each time you finish a glass. All natural healthy way to keep count, flavor your water, and get a little extra protein. Drink up!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I'm sick of some of my own favorite clothes being too small.  Sick.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

another thing...

I didn't workout this morning.  I stayed in my lazy lovely bed.  I just need to say that, so no one thinks I'm doing everything perfectly, and I don't feel like a lie.  Also, all I'll do tonight for a workout is a yoga video and abs, which is something, but not as much as I need/want to do today, and I have my reasons.  Just a temporary feminine physical limitation for today.  Anyway, I'm still going to do something, and make sure my diet stays tight today.  Diet in the sense of that is what the things you eat are called, not in the sense that I am on a diet. For I am NOT. I eat healthily and consistently the best that I can, and evolve as I learn new things about my body. Forever and ever amen.

On a Roll

Look what I made for myself today. Because I'm fancy. 

I deserve to enjoy lunchtime daggummit. And for 230 calories, I deserve a pat on the back too! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Lunch time on a Dime

I didn't take a picture, so this is now officially boring I guess, but I still want to talk about my lunch.  I am proud of it for being healthy, simple, cheap, and resembling-cooking.

I just a baked sweet potato, topped with lean ham slices and Weight Watchers string cheese, all melty on top. Oh and edamame on the side. Random things I had around and grabbed at the last minute. But delicious! And filling! And full of protein and fiber! And only 430 calories! I am proud.

Yes, ideally I plan my meals better. Yes, ideally I shop often and have yummy things in my pantry and fridge and work fridge and desk snack drawer.  But when I'm left with the odds and ends, I'm happy to say I came up with something that worked out great. And I didn't drive to Subway in a pinch. That is all I have to say about that.