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Well, I Tried, Kinda…

13 Dec

So after my not very fun last post I decided I need to stop screwing around and get with the program again, I don’t mean get with the Weight Watchers program specifically, more of getting with the Healthy Lifestyle I am trying to create for myself. Course, that being said yesterday I under ate again, *rolls eyes*, more out of habit then anything else I think…

Today I made an actual meal, a proper dinner, with food groups an everything! I haven’t done that in ages! I had a skinless boneless chicken breast, corn and green beans and cut up pan fried (with one of those healthy sprays not butter) sweet potato. See? Food groups! 😀

I know stomachs don’t actually shrink when we stop eating as much as we used to, they just get used to being filled to only a certain amount and apparently my tummy is not used to being filled by a proper dinner amount of food anymore cause I couldn’t finish my dinner. Oops. I ate most of it but some of the veggies ended up in the fridge, along with some of the chicken…I managed to eat all the sweet potato, shocking huh? 😉 lol

This might seem like a great step towards eating normal, healthy portions again buuuuuut that’s pretty much all I have eaten today. I had part of a pear for breakfast but it tasted funny so I stopped eating it, that’s totally my fault as it’s been in the fridge quite a while lol. After the pear I had 3 peach halves from a can of fruit I opened the other day, which, really, is like eating 1.5 peaches so that’s pretty good, right? Maybe? Sorta? teehee Um, anything else? Oh yeah, I had a spoon with a bit of light peanut butter on it and a bit of nutella on it, lol. Normally I would at least of put that on some bread but I have run out of bread and am contemplating not buying more since I go out of town in 6 days. I know I could put it in the freezer before I leave and that way I will have bread when I get back but I dunno, just hasn’t happened yet, shrug.

I figure eating a proper meal is a good step towards eating properly again, now I just have to manage to do that more often then not lol.

I didn’t get to the gym today but I did spend a good couple hours scouring the kitchen. See, the people who lived here before us apparently didn’t mind living in filth, ugh, and since my roomie an I are not the most on the ball people when it comes to unpacking, organizing and cleaning we are still working to make this place pretty…or at least sanitary lol. I thought she’d be a lot more “we must clean! we must clean!” cause of her daughter but nope. Of the two of us it seems like the mess here bothers me way more then her but I refuse to do all the cleaning, and organizing, and setting up in the shared rooms when it should be an equal work shared situation, in my opinion anyways.

Well, people are coming over tomorrow evening and she swore she was coming home today to do some massive cleaning in the living room etc. I figured I’d be nice and clean the kitchen…uh, I guess I should admit my car insurance guy was coming over today to give me the papers for the new year and I didn’t want every room he saw to be messy so I figured clean the kitchen and dining room areas and keep him sorta confined there and I wouldn’t be so embarassed lol.

I digress, oops. The point of all this is that sure I didn’t get to the gym but I was moving the fridge and the stove and on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor, cleaning every surface, moving stuff around to make the kitchen look neater, I was working not just sitting on the couch reading a book and chilling with the cat…much to the cats dismay I might add. He kept looking at me like “what the hell are you doing woman? this is our cuddle time!” lol, poor cat. I wouldn’t say I earned any kind of impressive amount of exercise points but I was slightly active, so yet another step towards getting back on track with my Healthy Lifestyle. Woohoo!

On a totally different note:

I received a comment on my blog from a girl named Amanda who is working on her doctoral dissertation, she needs volunteers to do an annonymous survey about if your partner undermines your weight loss. I followed the link she put in her comment and it seems to go to a legit page. When you’ve done the survey you can enter a draw to win $100. I don’t meet the criteria for the survey (you have to be in a current relationship for min 2 years and be on your weight loss journey for 5 consecutive weeks) but doesn’t mean some of you might not want to participate and be eligible, shrug.  Here is her link:  http://tinyurl.com/Clark-Study.  I kinda wish I could read the dissertation as the topic is interesting.

Back To Basics

20 Mar

Alrighty, so if you read my more recent posts you know that last week sucked a big hairy toe and I am uber glad it is over and done with. Well, turns out last week wasn’t quite done with me and wanted one more chance to kick my ass. sigh.

My food week starts on Saturdays so I weigh myself on Saturdays so that I know how my weight changed during the previous week – make sense? Well, I weighed myself yesterday (saturday) and almost fell off the scale…I had gained 3 pounds! Gained??!?!!?! Fuck! After a moment of pure shock and sadness and freak out-ness I had the hope that maybe it showed a gain of 3 pounds cause I was freakishly bloated…maybe I really only gained like 1-2 pounds but blotation was making it worse…hey, hope springs eternal right?

So after a day of shopping with KL – where I refused to try clothes on cause I felt so bad about the weight gain, and eating not healthy food cause of being out all day I decided what I needed was a reboot.

I got up today and weighed myself again – sadly, the 3 pounds gained is real, double fuck! Then I went for a hike. *rolls eyes* Nothing like getting fatter to motivate you to get some exercise. lol.

I hiked 3.8 km on a strenuous level path around a golf course; this is the hiking path I was using last summer on a fairly regular basis. When winter finally showed up and I had to stop using the hiking path there was a part of me (a huuuuuge part!) that was happy I had a legit reason for no longer going out and exercising after work. I can’t afford a gym or anything and hey, if I can’t go out exercising cause of the weather…well, I can’t be blamed for the seasons changing. 😛

I guess since spring is practically here I don’t have a legit excuse – oops, I meant to say reason, a legit reason for not exercising. *big dramatic sigh* I’m not looking forward to the next chapter in my weight loss journey – I don’t want to start hiking again, I am lazy and I like being lazy! Also, when I got home I could still smell the out of doors, ugh, I don’t like the out of doors – I like being inside, away from nature. My clothes had picked up the smell of trees and leafs and grass an stuff – ick.

Maybe my punishment for getting fat is having to go out in nature to exercise…?

So today I started what is sure to be the painful path back to losing my weight instead of gaining it back – cause really, having to re-lose weight I had just lost, totally sucks! I thought about food groups, I planned ahead for what I was going to be eating, I refused to let myself snack when I wasn’t hungry, I was really careful about writing down what I ate, I didn’t fudge on my points and I exercised. Seems simple, and really – it is. I don’t know why I stopped being so diligent about all of this but I did, sigh. No wonder I gained 3 pounds, shrug.

This coming Friday I am going to a birthday dinner so my goal for this week is to not use any flex points until Friday and weather permitting I will hike twice this week. Those both seem reachable goals to me and I made sure to buy lots of healthy stuff when I went grocery shopping – I have even come up with some dinner ideas to try out this week that will include large veggie portions and lean meats – see? Planning ahead!

I wonder if I will be able to lose that 3 pounds as quickly as I gained it? Guess we’ll find out in a week! 🙂

A Subway Kind of Day…

14 Jul

I went out after work, saw the movie The Girl Who Played With Fire – wow! and yah to having a social life! I am still not all that adept at working weight watchers in to social activities; I feel like there are very few places I can safely eat. Safely, what a weird word to use with food but that’s how I think of food now…safe and un-safe. Everyday I have to pass the un-safe places and hope my willpower doesn’t crumble; so far it’s held up! 🙂

But going out is such a dilemna now, do I eat beforehand and just watch my friends eat, do I indulge a little and say ‘oh well, used some flex points’ or what? I have tried eating beforehand and just hanging with my friends while they eat – wouldn’t recommend it by the way, it is way not fun! I haven’t yet decided to say screw it and eat whatever…I hope I don’t do that! What I did today was a compromise I guess. I went to Subway…again. groan. Not that I have anything against Subway but they were never my first choice for somewhere to go when I wanted to buy food. Now, they are my only choice, how sad. I thought I would go to Quizno’s, they are yummy, and I figured a sub place so healthy too right? Wrong! Check out their nutritional info online, horrible! Even the small veggie sub is bad, ugh.

I double checked the subway nutritional info and found out I miscalculated last time, the 6″ 9 grain wheat turkey sub is 5 points, not 6 which means I had room to put some cheese on it. 😀 It was good, a cheeseburger it is not but I can eat it and not feel guilty and more importantly not use my flex points.

So here I am at almost 11 at night cooking baked beans so I can wait for them to cool, portion them out and take some to work tomorrow for lunch. Why you ask? Because I have had salad 2 days in a row for lunch and baked beans are a safe food. One day soon my cupboards will be filled with only safe foods and then when I want to cheat I won’t even be able to because there will be nothing to cheat with; now that’ll be a post with rants in it! lol.

What did I eat today:

3/4 cup Red Berry Special K = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1point

1 banana = 2 points

1 Asian Supreme salad = 4 points

1 hard boiled egg = 2 points

1 Activia Blueberry yogurt = 2 points

1 6″ turkey sub on 9 grain wheat bread = 5 points

     – cheese, light mayo, mustard – 1 point

1 cup grapes = 1 point

1 cup blueberries = 1 point

1/2 7-11 slush = 1 point

That totals me at…22 points…crap, I didn’t eat them all? Hmm, I would have if I had finished my slush…let’s just say I finished them all, it can be our secret k? lol.

Oh, on top of always struggling with food while out I am also that person who at a moments notice can whip out of her bag fruit and water. At the movie theatre tonight, I ate my sub beforehand and then when K and I were sitting down I realized I was still peckish so I pulled out the grapes then decided more fruit couldn’t hurt and I knew I had the points for them so I pulled out my blueberries. They were both enjoyable but I think K thinks I am a little cooky…well, cookier then usual. lol. If I had known people did that (pulled out healthy food in movie theatres) in the past I would have definitly been the person making fun of those people, now I am that person. Oh how the tables have turned. What I found interesting was that I didn’t miss the popcorn – although I did think maybe next time I will pop some of my own and take it with me (ha! I am that person too!) but I was content with my fruit and didn’t feel all bloated or icky after the movie was over cause I just downed a huge pop and popcorn.

I don’t want to be that person who starts talking about how “like, I feel soooooo much better now that I eat all healthy an all and I think everyone should eat like me now, cause, like, you’ll feel better too! giggle” (that should be said in a valley girl kinda voice lol) but I do feel…not better, that’s not right, but not worse…I find my tummy is less upset, mostly cause I don’t over fill it anymore, lol, but hey, whatever works!

I was s’posed to research food groups today but didn’t cause of going out after work but I did learn something new food wise! It is better to eat your veggies with some protein (it doesn’t have to be meat) because your stomach will take longer to digest the whole kit n caboodle so you’ll stay fuller longer. An example, if you eat a salad, even if it is topped with lots of veggies you will digest it fast because of what the salad and veggies are made of but! if you put some tuna (aka cat food, ugh) on the salad, or some chicken, heck a hard boiled egg, when it’s all jumbled in your tummy the protein takes longer to digest and by default so will your salad thereby keeping you fuller longer. So yah to protein!

From what little I do know about food groups, I managed to get them all in my food plan today, *happy dance*. I had protein, grains, veggies, salad, carbs…and of course my endless water and tea. I think today was a pretty good day. 😀

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