Saturday, November 22, 2008

Confession Time

Yesterday we had Fabulous Food Friday at work. We each bring something to share. The theme was dips & dippers.

I ate for lunch Velveeta/bean dip w/ tortilla chips, spinach dip (which I made low-fat) on french bread and onion dip w/ like four potato chips.

I had a girls night out last night. We went to the Training Table. I ate a guacamole bacon swiss burger and a bunch of cheese fries.

I only had water to drink all day though and I had no desserts, but still sheesh! It was a high fat unhealthy food fest yesterday. I probably put on like three inches :(

My friend took a pic of us at the restaurant. I'll post it when I get a copy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Long Week

This week has been extremely long already and it's only Wednesday. Work has been busy and I've been busy at home too. I've been eating pretty well, but I didn't work out yesterday or today. I worked from 9 am to 10 pm today and the food was all catered. I tried to make healthier choices and I totally avoided the sweets and pop but it was still like eating at a restaurant for all three meals. I was on my feet almost all day though, so I'm sure that burned off a few calories. Well... it's 11:30 PM and I still have to tidy up my house before bed, so I'm off :(

Monday, November 17, 2008

Taco Salad- The Healthy Way

I love salads, as long as they aren't made with iceberg lettuce. I won't eat it. It makes me sick. Anyways... this is what my yummy lunch looked like today.

Taco Salad

romaine lettuce
fat free vegetarian chili, warmed up
shredded cheese
low fat sour cream (I don't like fat free)

Layer it up and enjoy! Simple and delicious. I had a banana for dessert.

I did a 50 minute work-out this afternoon and 30 minutes tonight!

Breakfast: whole wheat toast w/pb & j
Snack: granola bar
Lunch: yummy salad & banana
Dinner: chicken tacos w/lettuce
Dessert: banana
Drink: lots and lots of water

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

With less than 5% of people who lose weight keeping it off, I'm trying to do this the right way.... the life style change way, not the diet way. Massive crazy workouts for an hour every day, avoiding all _______ (fill in the blank w/carbs, sugar, fats, whatever) and weighing myself every day is not going to be a life style change for me. That's not something I can keep up. Years ago I used to try. I'd kill myself counting calories eaten & lost and dripping with sweat after work-outs. I'd avoid all unhealthiness, but after 7 or 8 months I'd crash and burn. I couldn't keep it up.

I don't have the best eating habits out there, but they're definitely not the worst either. By eating mostly healthy and working out 30 minutes a day in my home while I watch tv, I'm losing little bits every week. This is a life style change. I can keep this up forever and it makes me happy to see the little bits of fat going away. I know if I was seeing big blobs of fat going away I'd be happier, but for me it's not real. It would be back soon. This is my lose-it-and-keep-it-off fitness plan and it works for me. It wouldn't work for everyone, but it works for me.

Here are the measurements for the week:

weight: 165
waist: 35 1/2
hips: 42 3/4
r thigh: 24 3/4
l thigh: 24 1/2
r arm: 14
l arm: 14 1/2