Friday, January 7, 2011

Struggles

I was so proud of myself on the first day of our challenge. I thought that if I could be so in control of my eating I was going to be home free; however, every day since Monday I have snacked or over indulged because of stress. I knew I hadn't exercised, but I also knew it would be easy to do it the next day; here I am at the end of day five and I haven't exercised yet with the exception of a brisk walk to the Energy Solutions Arena on Wednesday. It is now 11:35 P.M. on Friday night, and I am getting ready to turn in for the night. I want to believe that the weekend with less responsibilities from work will be easier to get back on track, but I am discouraged. I have told myself that this is just the beginning and there will be ups and downs, but my diet in 2009 was such a success that it is hard not to compare. I want to succeed now as well!

So, I have made a decision! I need more help! Any suggestions for things to snack on during the day that doesn't make me turn up my nose would be appreciated. I love the 100 calorie snacks, and have tried several. I also have tried several vegetables, but am running out of quick and cheap ideas that are not completely boring. One requirement is that the cost doesn't break my very limited bank account. I also have a couple of exercise options, but if anyone has something upbeat that they might be willing to share I would be grateful! My current options are looking rather dull; I think that is one of the reasons why I haven't really worked out yet. Cost is again an option for exercising.

Thank you in advance for all of your help as well as your love and support! I am grateful for all of my family and friends (new and old). I can't wait to get into some skinny jeans with all of your help. I am keeping my fingers crossed that with your help, and with some extra motivation on mine I will get over this bump.

Have a great weekend!
Marci

4 comments:

Kim said...

I like to snack on things that are filling. I've been eating fiber bars and I really love them. Kellogg's makes a really good one. Fiber One is also a good one. Low fat cottage cheese and fruit is a good one too. I like canned peaches that are canned in sugar free syrup. Fruits are also a good choice.

As for workouts, if you have netflix they have a lot of workout dvds that you can borrow.

The American Homemaker said...

I like having string cheese for a snack...

and the 30 Day Shred work out I'm doing is a cheap dvd that is a 20 minute work out, but kicks your butt. I don't have money or time either, so it's fitting in well to my life.

You can do it! It's just the start. Next week will be better!

Bella said...

Hard cooked egg whites with a little lemon pepper on them are one of my favorite snacks. Or a slice of low fat ham with mustard on it - rolled up and cut into pinwheels.

I'll share a friend's favorite snacking secret too - ketchup. She squeezes out about a tablespoon in a small cup and then eats tiny bites of it with a spoon. She even keeps packets of take out ketchup in her desk at work. She says it fools her brain into thinking she's actually eating something when she really isn't having all that much.

Hedgetoad said...

I find that having a banana is pretty filling. I don't know why... an apple will too.

Do you like oatmeal? They have those weightloss packet oatmeals - I like the banana bread one and it's pretty filling.

I also found that roasted almonds did too - 8 at a time, is pretty low in calories, but actually 8 was filling. Weird. I buy them at a natural food store - no salt, just roasted.