Like I figured I wouldn't do half of the stuff I wanted to do that I had planned for this weekend lol. I don't usually complain about the weather but today was HOT HOT HOT! I was going to cut the grass but decided to stay inside! I went to my Moms earlier and we made stuffed green peppers. I had one for dinner. I have been slacking this weekend! I don't have many positive things to say. I have been bad and have been having a hard time getting with the program! I went grocery shopping yesterday and got nutria-grain bars & bananas for my breakfasts. I also got some sweet potatoes, green peppers, onion, cabbage, mushrooms, green beans, grapes... lots of lean and green things! I'm trying but I know I need to turn it up a few notches.
I know I missed posting yesterday and I also wasn't going to post today. There are days when I just don't feel like blogging. Sometimes one post can take me over an hour to finish! Also when I am not sticking to my regimen 100% I feel I don't have too much to talk about! That will change. I have been having even a more difficult time lately because my monthly visit is right around the corner. GRRRRRRR - Ladies, you can relate!
Here is to starting next week on a positive note!
What a busy week it has been for me! I am ready to kick back and enjoy my weekend. I have many plans; I just have to do them! lol - I want to cut the grass, clean the house, go swimming, go grocery shopping, watch movies, pick blackberries, take the dogs for walks, yadda-yadda... We will see!
This morning I had my lemon water and had a cup of coffee. I had a banana for breakfast with a nutri-grain bar. It got me through the morning great! I have found that at the time I wake up now, I suck at making myself any kind of breakfast in the morning that involves me having to heat up or prepare food. I found that the banana PLUS the nutri-grain bar really helped keep me alert and in a good mood all morning! So I think I will get nutria-grain bars and bananas for my breakfasts on the days for when I work. On the days that I don't work I will make eggs & toast or have oatmeal. I missed lunch today and had a lean cuisine for dinner. I am also almost done with my water jug. I worked out in the basement last night but I have not worked out today. Tomorrow I plan to be very active and get my exercise on!
I didn't get around to posting yesterday. My day didn't go as planned! Yesterday I wanted to go for a walk after work but go figure by the time I got off it was raining AND it started hailing!! Also Michael ended up taking me out for dinner so I cheated and had a patty melt with fries. Yesterday morning I did have my lemon water, finished my water jug and also had a banana for breakfast.
This morning I missed breakfast and had a coffee. I had a lean cuisine for lunch and am not sure what I am going to have for dinner just yet. I am almost done with my water jug and have not had any green tea. I also still have yet to workout today but I plan to get a basement work-out in before I take a shower before bed. I will beat myself up if I don't! I have to start getting into an exercise routine! I'm not beating myself up too bad for not working out as much as I would have liked to this week. This week was a big week for me. I know next week will go better on the weight loss front for I will have gone grocery shopping by then and will not feel as tired. (That's if I keep up going to bed when I am and making sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep!) - I feel like a broken record this week with my weight-loss!
Today has gone pretty well and I don't feel as tired! I had my lemon water, 3 cups of green tea and my water jug is almost done. I had a frozen meal for dinner and missed lunch. I also had 2 cups of coffee this morning with a banana for breakfast. I haven't worked out but I plan to get a walk in tomorrow after work! We'll see! I seem to be settling in to my new routine nicely and am trying to improve myself little by little every day. I can't wait to go grocery shopping this weekend and figure out stuff I can make that is easier & healthier for my breakfasts, lunches & dinners.
On another note; I AM LOVING THIS WEATHER! I know many have been complaining but not me. I can't wait for this weekend. A lake visit is definitely in order! I wish Michael was into camping cause this weekend would be a great weekend for it!
I woke up and had my lemon water. I didn't get breakfast in before work and I stopped at the gas station and got a coffee. I haven't had any green tea nor have I worked out. I don't think I will work out today either. I have been busy all day and pretty much just got home for good, took a shower & sat down to write this. I have been on my feet all day and I'm feeling it! All what I want to do is post this & put my feet up. I will get my butt in gear but I know it's not going to be today.
The next time I go shopping I want to get stuff to make in bulk that is easy enough to heat up and eat for breakfast/lunch. I'm not sure what I want to do yet but I know I've been sick of oatmeal. I'll figure something out! Maybe easy fruit salads for breakfast?
Anyone have any little tips or tricks they do while trying to lose weight with a 40hr work week?
Just an FYI my blogs will probably be shorter on the weekdays & I will try my best to update every day! :-)
I feel like this weekend went by with a blink of the eye! Though I wish it would have lasted longer, it was fun & I accomplished a lot. Yesterday evening I walked to the demo derby with a friend from my house and stayed there until about 10:30PM. I had a few drinks and pretty much turned into a sleeping baby. I hate when I have nights like those! It's happened the past 2 times I've tried to go out and have a good time. Maybe I'm just turning in to an old lady! I've never been a big drinker anyways. I got to hang out with people that I don't get to see often and I did hit up the fair for a bit. I nearly spent all my money on trying to win a tiny stuffed animal for my dog LOL. I think when all was said and done the tiny stuffed animal I ended up winning cost me $7 HAHA - but it was worth it when I gave it to Chewie. He loved it.
Today I woke up and had my lemon water and missed breakfast (oops). I have only had 2 cups of green tea and am done with my water jug for the day. I had a Subway sub that I split with my Mom for lunch on flatbread & had a lean cuisine for dinner. I woke up on my own these past 2 days at the time that I am supposed to wake up for work. I went back to sleep but am happy that I'm getting adjusted to waking up that early!
I'm still trying to figure out a new routine around my working schedule. Only time will tell for I have yet to experience 1 full week at my new job. I know things will all work out I just have to force myself to change it up a bit! It's all about the mindset for me.
Well it's almost 10PM right now and I'm going to wrap this up. I'm going to hit the hay. Goodnight!
This morning I woke up and had my lemon water and made myself a cup of green tea. I had a banana and plan to have a lean cuisine for lunch & dinner. I also have plans to go for a walk later. I will get my 5 cups of green tea in along with my whole water jug!
Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy because it's the weekend LOL
I am realizing it's a whole different ball game when you are trying to lose weight and also have a full time job. I know I'll get a routine down. I'm just used to having all the time in the world to get things done. Positivity is key! Right now I'm having a problem with adjusting to a new sleeping schedule & new routine. My body is like whoa! I now have to eat breakfast way earlier than I'm used to and eat lunch on a time crunch. It also doesn't help that my kitchen is still in shambles! Right now I only have our stove to work with. Hopefully this weekend we'll get it put back together and finish our construction. I'm still determined as ever. I am hoping next week will go a lot better! I will have to set a time to get a workout in no matter what! I also haven't been eating anything these past 2 days besides dinner so I know that can play a big part with my energy levels. Especially when I had pizza last night. That didn't give me any kind of energy besides the energy to lie down and close my eyes LOL. I think it's time to get back on the lean & green wagon and start eating foods that help give/conserve my energy so this won't be so hard!
Later on this evening I'm going to the fair/demo. I will probably have a few drinks but I know I won't have any fair food because I only have a few bucks to get me into the demo & for a few drinks ha-ha. I'm cashing in cans to go! It sucks but is also nice that I don't have money burning a hole in my pocket to be spent towards junk food at the fair.
Well, I cheated. I cannot say that I have gone a full week back on my regimen yet. How the heck did I keep up with it so well in the beginning?! I guess I'll have to do some more blog back tracking! Over the past 2 days I have not had my lemon water nor have I drank any green tea. I have however kept up with my water jug. Tonight I cheated with food and had pizza for dinner. I haven't worked out these past 2 days either. I started my new job yesterday (Thursday) & my second day was today. It's going great but I have yet to figure out my schedule around work for my weight-loss. I am hoping to re-coop this weekend and start fresh this Monday with a new game plan. I know I didn't post yesterday but I was beat from the nerves & excitement I had from the day. When I got home I just about melted into the couch. Right now I am super tired and am about to hit the hay. I just thought I'd do a quick post since I had missed yesterday. I wish I didn't have to post about hiccups with my progress but I'm only human & am being honest.
I woke up and had my lemon water and then made myself 2 scrambled eggs with 2 slices of wheat toast cooked with my olive oil spray. I had a banana after breakfast and then for lunch I had a lean cuisine with 2 slices of wheat toast. I use the Sara Lee 45 calories and delicious bread (90 calories for 2 slices). I'm trying to save the calories anywhere I can! I am going to have a large baked sweet potato for dinner. I will also have a serving of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing with it. I usually slice the sweet potato up (not too thick) and bake it with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, pepper, touch of salt, lots of garlic powder and onion powder. I cook it at 400 for 30 minutes. It turns out DELICIOUS! Then I use the ranch kind of like a dipping sauce. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and am almost done with my water jug for the day.
I have had a few off brand frozen dinners in my freezer for quite some time now. They are usually on sale for $1 and they are the "Michelina’s" brand. I really like a few of them and wasn't going to eat them since I've wanted to go with Lean Cuisine/Natural Choice meals until I looked at the back of my Lean Cuisine Spaghetti with meat sauce and compared it to the Michelina’s Angel hair spaghetti with meat sauce and the complete nutrition labels were not off by much! Really, you are just paying for the name when it comes to frozen meals. Next time I am going to compare the labels and save a few bucks and go with Michelina’s. I just went on Michelina’s website and they have coupons to save $1 when you buy 5. I think they are good too! I know I like more of the Michelina options than I do for Lean Cuisine/Healthy Choice. Unless the regular Lean Cuisines/Healthy Choice meals say otherwise they are all pretty much regular food proportioned out properly. I think I'll be getting off the frozen meal wagon pretty soon anyways and start eating more fresh lean and green foods. But I'd still buy frozen meals and eat them on the days when I don't feel like cooking lol.
Also I was watching the Dr.OZ show the other day and they were talking about how most extra virgin olive oils are FAKE! He said to test yours; put it in the fridge (not freezer) and if it's authentic it will solidify. If it's fake it will still be pourable. How crazy is that? Sure enough mine was not real extra virgin olive oil, even though it stated so on my label! I have got the real stuff now. He said a tip to buying it is to get it in the darker glass bottles (ya, the more expensive brands lol) & if it's in a clear bottle it's probably not legit because light exposure isn't good for pure extra virgin olive oil. I just thought I'd share that with you guys in case any of you use extra virgin olive oil as avidly as I do!
I still have yet to work out today. I am really dreading it. I'm not going to go for a walk today and I plan to do a basement workout. My first day at my new job is tomorrow and I know working out will help me with my pre-jitters that I have! I WILL get one in tonight. It's a promise. I want to start jump roping because I read that when you jump rope for 10 minutes you burn 95 calories. The only thing is I need a place I'm comfortable enough to do it in ha-ha. I can't jump rope inside because my ceilings are not high enough and I'm not brave enough to do it outside. No big deal; just a full grown woman here jumping rope by herself in her driveway LOL. I need to invite my little cousins over to do it with me so I don't feel as stupid.
It looks like I am going to the demolition derby that they have in town this Saturday. I am going with a friend and meeting up with a few other friends. I haven't set any kind of cheat days yet but I am going to give myself the option to have a few drinks that night if the mood strikes! So in other words, Saturday might be a cheat day for me but I am still going to try and avoid the fair food at all costs! SO if you see me there eating a corn dog I will not hold it against you if you slap it out of my hand LOL.
<-- I went for a walk earlier with a friend. You can't really tell in the bottom picture but I'm eating an apple lol. Super sour! There were apple trees all along the trail with wild raspberries. It was like a fruit buffet!
I woke up and had my lemon water first thing. I then made myself a cup of green tea and had 2 eggs fried with my olive oil spray w/ wheat toast. For lunch I had one of my Healthy Choice meals and for dinner I am going to have a lean cuisine after I post this. I am currently on my 4th cup of green tea and have half way to go on my water jug. Earlier I had a bad craving! I wasn't sure for what but I know I wanted something junky. I did not fall into temptation and I'm proud of myself! I also didn't feel like going for a walk today but I sucked it up. I realized if I were to cheat or not exercise, the only one I am going to hurt is myself! Now why would I want to go and do that? I forgot how hard it can be to resist junk food when I really want it. Especially with this being only day 2 of being back on track. These days are going to be the hardest but I know I can do it. I just want to get through this first week with no bumps. If I can make it 1 week back on my strict diet/exercise plan I know it will only get easier from there on out. Sometimes the easiest things for us to do are the hardest to accomplish. Consistence is key for me at this point!
This Thursday is when I start my new job! I know I'm going to love it. I'm more excited than nervous. Its a full time position. I'm thinking I will probably go with eating a banana before I go in and make my green tea all at once and take it with me. I don't know, I guess I will figure it out when the time comes! I love the hours too; they work out perfect for us. Also not to mention the routine is really going to help me out BIG time with my weight-loss & eating schedule consistancy :-D
Am I ever feeling sore! I walked about 5 miles yesterday and I figure I walked about 3 today. I'm feeling it in my shins and my neck has been sore but I think that's just from being on the computer more often since we have internet again lol.
Life is good & the future is bright!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.