Saturday, May 22, 2010

4 weeks and in I'm losing momentum.  I don't have the time to exercise like I would like to and life is so busy that it's easy to fall into the trap of convenience food.  I'm hoping with the long weekend and gorgeous weather that I will get out more and get moving.  Salad and BBQ season are upon us too, so I see lots of fresh veggies in my future.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Constant Vigilance!

The hardest part I find right now is that if I don't constantly think about losing weight, eating healthy and WHY I want to do all of this, that I will slip right back into old habits.  For me it really needs to be at the front of my mind 24x7.  which kinda sucks.  I'm hoping that over time it becomes much more second nature and that I don't have to obsess so completely.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm spending the next 2 days at off site meetings that will be catered.  Someone else making my food choices for me for breakfast, snacks and lunch.  Of course, I'll have some say in what I chose and the quantities that I eat, but it will be a lot harder then just being at home.  The other down side is that I won't be getting much exercise.  I'm leaving early so I won't be able to walk Liam to work, and I won't be able to play Wii for 20 minutes on my lunch.  Hopefully the weather is nice and I can get out for a walk after diner.  I won't be surprised if I don't lose any weight this week though.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The one thing I that I struggle with is completely cutting out a certain food.  I am much more about all things in moderation, which is why I never do well on strict diets.  In the past 2 weeks I've lost 6 pounds and I've still had a Big Mac, a chocolate bar and donuts.  The trick for me is to eat well and calorie-wise 90% of the time, knowing that I can splurge that other 10%.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

End of week 2 and I lost another 3 pounds!!! 

I really didn't expect to lose any weight this week.  I've had a bad cold all week so I've done very little exercise and we ended up eating out at the golden arches twice this week because of back to back scheduled activities.  Though I did chose salads instead of Big Macs!  And I caved on Saturday and had 2!! donuts.  I guess being food conscious the rest of the week really paid off.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pop, soda, fizzy drinks.  They are nice to have but by no means a necessity.   We don't have pop in the house very often but when we do we only ever buy Coke or Sprite.  With trying to diet I have been avoiding all pop as they are useless empty  calories.  But while I was having lunch out this week I really wanted something other then water to drink so I picked up a Coke Zero.  And surprisingly it wasn't bad.  It didn't have the metallic aspartame taste that turns me off of most diet pops.  So we'll pick up a few cans today and have them on hand as a no calorie tasty treat for the week.