Friday, January 22, 2010

Kevin from the Sunny Side Up Show

We noticed Kevin was gone. We are big Kevin supporters in our household. So I googled "Where did Kevin from the Sunny Side Up Show go?"

http://www.sproutforparents.com/sprout/parentsplace/article_detail.aspx?id=0b8995c4-ec4f-4dac-82bb-9cda00a8df4b

Kevin is gone. What a load of baloney. Look at all the parents that miss him. Sprout just out of no where decided "Hey No More Kevin". This is an outrage. Please if your kids are fans of Sprout voice your displeasure at the link above.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sabotage?

Well we went grocery shopping last night. Looking at our cart I was proud of myself. My plan for dinner last night changed. I was going to make Taco Salad. Well Big Man said he needed to run out and get something. I tell him I will start dinner when he gets back.

Well when he gets back I have no reason to start dinner. He comes home with MacDonalds....

Um what is he thinking?

"Well you have done so good on your diet that I thought you deserved a reward" Ok I can deal with this no big deal.... Until I see what he got me.

One of those Angus 1/3 pounders with a LARGE french fry and LARGE Dr. Pepper. Thinking about it now, I should have cut burger in half, and eaten about 1/4 of the fries and put the soda in the fridge for him later.

I eat the whole dang thing. Once I start I can't stop. I even realize about half way through I should stop but I just can't.

So this is a learning experience:

My body is finally recognizing proper eating cues. It is starting to develop a point where it knows to stop before becoming "stuffed". I just need to get my brain on board.

Oh well one day off the wagon won't kill me.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My rewards

I know that one of the incentives to lose weight is a reward system. Some people do 5, 10 or 20. I think I will do 10.

10 lbs - New Movie from Target
20 lbs - Mani/Pedi/eyebrow wax
30 lbs - New pair of running shoes
40 lbs - New Jeans
50 lbs - Trip to CT (via train)
60 lbs - Trip to NC (via train)
70 lbs - New Tattoo
80 lbs - Rebok EasyFit
90 lbs - Deluxe spa treatment
100 lbs - Hair cut, dye and high lights

I can't think of any others (if you can think of any let me know, I can reorder).

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Non-Diet related goals for Next Week

I know my blog entries of late have been pretty redundant about diet and working out. But this year I am really trying to improve my outlook on life and I even feel better. Eating healthy and working out has made me feel better about myself, granted I am still overweight and have a long road to go but I have accomplished something.

I have decided to start making personal goals for my weeks too. I am going to make 5 and I will complete them in no set order.

*Really clean my kitchen and organize cabinets
*Get all laundry done and actually put it away
*Re-organize my bookshelves
*De-clutter my living room
*De-Clutter my dining room

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Couch to 5 K

I am out of shape. I mean REALLY out of shape. I get winded walking up 2 flights of stairs.

Well I started Couch to 5 K on Monday. A quick explanation is this program trains you to run/jog a 5K in 9 weeks.

Well Monday my warm up was 2.5 miles an hour, my walk was 3.7 miles an hour and my run was 5.1 miles an hour. It was hard but I did it.

Yesterday I feel off the diet bandwagon hard. I ate like 4 Reese's Peanut butter cups (that is like 200 hundred calories right there and when you are on 1200 a day that is a big chunk of your calories). I really didn't want to go to the gym. I just didn't want to. It took me really dragging myself, but I went.

I thought about keeping my numbers the same as Monday, but then realized if I really wanted this to work I was going to need to kick it up.

So my warm-up was 3.7 miles an hour, my walk was 4.5 miles an hour and my run/jog was 5.5 miles an hour. Now the way this works is you run for 60 seconds then walk for 90 seconds. After the first set I was ok, the second set I was hurting, by the third set I thought I was going to die. But you know what I did it. I pushed myself through it. My legs were screaming by the end (note to self stretch better) but I did it.

I had a discouraging moment when two skinny stick girls were snickering at me. But you know what? My ass may be 3 times the size of theirs, but so are my boobs. So I think in the end I win.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Is it cheating if it is a cucumber?

I was making my "Sassy Water" last night and the only cucumbers Shopper's has are huge. But the recipe only calls for medium cukes. Half is not a quite enough so I am left with like 1/3 of a cuke. I can't waste that delicious vegetable. Do you think my diet would be mad if I just ate it?

So far I have made just 2 small modifications to my diet plan. I didn't have any of the sunflower seeds I was supposed to eat for breakfast, so I ate 12 almonds, at half the calories and fat. And instead of the pint of cherry tomatoes I ate 1/2 cup of apple sauce. I thought I could eat the tomatoes, I just can't eat raw tomatoes. Tomorrow I am going to cut them up and eat them in my tuna. And FOUR ozs of turkey is a TON of turkey. But I am certainly full.

Dinner tonight I am going to brown the chicken in 1 tbsp of olive oil, season with cumin and chili powder. I am going to add the potatoes, and microwave the greenbeans.

My energy level is ok, I am certainly hankering for a cookie or something sweet, but I just have to bare through this "boot camp" of sorts and add them back in later.

Oh I found 2 awesome apps for my iTouch. The Couch to 5 K app will help me keep track while I run/walk. And the app called Lose it! which helps me keep track of calories.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Diet Starts Tomorrow

I wonder if it my subconscious that leaves the "T" off of diet?

Well I bought my Sketchers Shape-Ups on Thursday night. I wore them on Friday and OMG I felt the difference. My only complaint about them is you have to walk the way they recommend Which if you were in Marching Band in high school would not be hard to do. It is the heel roll to toe. You step down on your heel and roll forward to your toe. It is a little awkward at first but after a while you get used to it.

I am starting the "Flat Belly Diet" to kind of give me a jump start. It is a 32 day diet plan that starts you off with a four day "Anti-Bloat" plan. It is a 1200 calorie a day diet with meal plans that look like this:

Breakfast:

1 cup corn flakes
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 roasted or raw unsalted sunflower seeds
Glass of Sassy Water (stupid name)

Lunch
4 oz deli meat turkey (low sodium)
1 low fat string cheese
1 pint fresh grape tomatoes
Glass of Sassy water

Snack
1 cup frozen fruit (blueberry, peach, strawberry)
1 cup skim milk
1 TBSP flax seed oil

Dinner
1 cup cooked green beans
4 oz grilled tilapia
1/2 cup roasted red potatoes drizzled with olive oil
Glass of Sassy Water

(Sassy water is made the night before with 2 liters water, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 tsp freshly grated ginger, 12 mint leaves).

So that is what my meal plan looks like. It doesn't vary greatly from this pattern through the 4 days. I will miss milk and coffee. The coffee can come back after the initial "Anti-bloat" phase, but the milk will have to make sporadic appearances because, even skim milk is 80 calories for 8 oz, and when you are limited in calories you need to pick, do I want milk or more actual food.

Now starting Friday "real" food gets introduced back in, but depending on how well and how much weight I lose I may kick the 4 day and make it 8 days.