I had cereal for breakfast, a lean cuisine for lunch and a hot pocket for dinner. I also had a piece of Michaels Roma pizza (100 calories). I had 5 cups of green tea and half of my water jug. I danced for my exercise today. I am super tired again. My eyes have been so heavy these past couple of days. I’m not so much tired as much as I can’t keep my eyes open. Michael just got home from work not too long ago so I will probably stay up with him for a bit and then hit the hay early again. I have to start writing my blogs earlier because I know I have more to say I just can’t think of it right now! Tomorrow is Friday. I don't plan to cheat but you never know. Sunday is my weigh in day. It has been a long time since i've weighed in so i'm very curious!
<-- My lunch I had today. I got the recipe for the chicken from a fellow blogger friend. I baked it at 375 for 35 minutes and filleted the boneless skinless chicken breast. The recipe said to cover the chicken in egg white/dry ranch mix and parmesan cheese then roll in rice crispies. I didn’t use the ranch mix. I seasoned with garlic instead. It turned out really good! The rice crispies really added a great crunch that resembled eating deep fried chicken. My Mom used to make chicken similar but with corn flakes but I like the rice crispie way better! I had the crunchy chicken with sweet potatoes fries and a serving of my fat free ranch dressing. I could not finish! I had about 5 sweet potato fries and a few bites of chicken left. All together the whole meal was about 500 calories. I had cereal for breakfast and for dinner I had a plain boneless skinless chicken breast with some corn on the cob. I am on my 6th cup of green tea and am only half way through my water. I don’t have too much to say other than I’m pretty tired. I have been going all day and just finally got to sit down! I will probably go to bed early tonight.
Little by little and day by day I am getting closer to my goal weight!
I had cereal for breakfast and for lunch I had a veggie fry with some beef. I fried up a green pepper, onion, some green beans, mushrooms and some broccoli with my 0 calorie spray and a tablespoon of my light I can’t believe it’s not butter. I added some salt, pepper and garlic powder. YUM! For dinner I will have veggie fry left overs. I went grocery shopping today and finally got some more food! I got a green pepper, broccoli, 4 sweet potatoes, onion, bread, eggs, cereal; milk, a pack of 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, a bag of garden fresh green beans, a bag of little oyster saltine crackers, 2 things of button mushrooms, green tea, 2 lean cuisines and 2 things of lean pockets all for about $30. I danced for my work out today and am feeling great. I am already half way through my 75oz jug of water and on my 6th cup of green tea.
I have a friend coming over today so that should be fun visiting. Michael works until 4pm but has to run an errand after work so I’m not sure what time he will be home.
<-- My sweet potato fries I made today; about 230 calories including the ranch dipping sauce. They turned out so good. The recipe I found online said to slice up a medium sized; un-peeled sweet potato, salt, pepper and mix with a tablespoon of olive oil and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. I went by that recipe but added some garlic powder and after they cooked for 20 minutes I put them on a high broil for 5 minutes to crisp them up a bit. I dipped them in a little bit of fat free ranch. Sweet potatoes will be added to the grocery list from now on! Don't they just look delicious?!!
I had cereal for breakfast and the sweet potato fries for lunch. I had a lean cuisine for dinner. I drank 7 cups of green tea and my entire 75oz jug of water. I have been busy cleaning for most of the day and planning my Halloween party with some friends that came over. I have not worked out. I don’t think I’ll get it in but at the amount of times I ran up and down my stairs today I’d say I didn’t go away empty handed. Tomorrow I will kick butt!
This is pretty much what I do with my 2lb weights when I dance, lol
I danced today for my exercise and I am on my 5th cup of green tea. I am also half way through my water jug. I had cereal with skim milk for breakfast. I went over to my Moms and had a nut roll and 2 graham crackers and missed lunch again. For dinner I had some canned corn mixed with a little bit of the spaghetti sauce that Michael made (weird I know lol). I’m craving popcorn. Michael went to town so I’m having him pick up some popcorn kernels and I am going to make a batch in the popcorn machine when he gets home. I need to stop snacking after breakfast because then when lunch rolls around I’m not hungry! I also am having him pick up a sweet potato for tomorrow so I can try a baked sweet potato fry recipe I found online. For all I know he’ll come back with a regular potato lol but we will see! I’ll let you guys know how they turned out. I have to go grocery shopping pretty quick here. I’m down to canned corn, a few eggs, wheat bread, an onion, 2 little boxes of cereal and 2 lean cuisines.
Today was frustrating but in a good way. This morning I decided to get out of the funk I have been in since yesterday so I showered and ended up walking to my Moms and back for my exercise. It was nice getting some fresh air. The frustrating part was after my shower when I started to get ready. I could not find anything to wear. Everything I have; even some of my new stuff that I had gotten is too big or it fits me good in one area and then is really big in another. I feel I am going through that awkward stage where I’m finding nothing I have to fit well and I hate to keep buying clothes just to have them not fit the next week. My friend is going to be bringing me some clothes on Tuesday that his Mom is getting rid of. He says that they are all different sizes so I hope I find something that works for me! I could wear my old clothes but they do not make me feel good about myself and make me look larger than I really am.
Yesterday for me was a Moo-Moo day. I know it was my cheat day but I haven’t done that in a while. It’s where I lounge around all day and never get dressed and just wear my huge Moo-Moo dress. I used to wear it all the time when I was home before because it was easy and I had gotten so large that I had started going more towards the convenience aspect of things rather than the style. I would rather stay home in my moo-moo than to have to get dressed to go somewhere. Now it is really, really huge on me. Maybe yesterday I was feeling nostalgic? Whatever it was I’m glad I snapped out of my funk. I think the walk did it. I am amazed by the fact that I know how good exercising/walking can make me feel but is sometimes one of the hardest things to get myself to do. Granted I am 100% more active now than I once was. When I’m home alone I no longer just sit on the couch; I turn on the music video channel and crank up the volume while I’m doing other things and there is always a song that gets my blood pumping because I cannot resist the urge to move my body! That’s how 90% of my 30 minute dance workouts start.
Today my Mom and I have both decided it is time to burn the moo-moo dress!!! I am entering a new chapter of my life with new beginnings. I do not want to bask in the glory of my moo-moo days or ever feel tempted to go backwards. In a very weird way losing weight has made me somewhat insecure about my body because I’m not used to it. I feel it would be cleansing for me to get rid of the moo-moo and accept these new changes/feelings.
On another note; there are many things I am realizing I can do now with much less effort. When I was 338 pounds; to tie my shoe I had to sit down, prop my leg up on my other leg and tie my shoe and half of the time it would be tied on the side due to me not being able to reach the lace very well to get the knot in the middle. Today I went to re-tie my shoe and I just shot down and stared straight at my foot and tied my shoe with ease. I barely even had to bend my knee.
This morning I had cereal for breakfast with skim milk. I had a snack of pretzels and missed lunch. I had a lasagna lean cuisine for dinner with 2 slices of my wheat toast sprinkled with my baby bell cheese and garlic powder. I drank half of my 75oz water jug and am drinking my 7th cup of green tea for the day right now. Is it weird that I woke up feeling smaller after I had that small Riverside pizza yesterday? I am so curious on what I weigh now but I know I’ll be happier if I wait until the 16th. It has been a while since I have stepped on that scale! The last I weighed myself I was 61 pounds down.
Today ended up to be a cheat day for me. It didn’t start out that way but after I forgot to work out and had a small riverside pizza I figured it to be one. Yes… I said pizza. I was hoping to have Sunday be my cheat day but it looks like I can’t snap out of this Friday cheat day thing. I still have not weighed myself. This morning I woke up and had 2 eggs over easy cooked with my 0 calorie spray and wheat toast. I had a lean cuisine for lunch and for dinner I had 2 more eggs and toast. Later on I had a small pizza. It was just one of those things. I was craving pizza so bad that I had to have it. I don’t feel guilty. It has been a while since I have ordered a pizza and it was a small. That doesn’t make up for cheating but hey… I’m only human!!!! I drank my whole 75oz jug of water and on top of it I had 8 cups of green tea.
I have been eating a lot of eggs lately and my Aunt said to try egg beaters instead (they are supposed to be better for you). After doing some research I just found out about the cholesterol in eggs! I have been eating them almost every day. I think it’s time to switch it up and get fruit for breakfast or try oatmeal and give the eggs a rest. The only reason I was eating eggs so much was because they are cheap to buy and they last me a long time. I know that they are good for you; I just think I was eating too many of them in a week!
The day before yesterday we decided that we are going to have a Halloween party this year. I know it’s early but I have started planning already! 2 friends are coming over on Monday to help me plan and are helping Michael and I host it. We are going all out with decorations; I am so excited! It has been so much on my mind that it has distracted me from my blog today! It is 11:16PM and I’m just getting to write this.
Now it is 11:26PM and I am officially out of things to say ha-ha. I can barely keep my eyes open right now so I will be going to bed soon. Adios; until tomorrow…
I haven’t taken a picture of my food in a while so I thought it was time lol. This morning I had one of those little boxes of cereal with skim milk for breakfast. I walked to my Mom’s and had lunch at her house. I made egg salad with celery, onion, mustard and mayo. I would have liked to have used light mayo but she only had regular. I had 2 sandwiches on petite kaiser rolls. I felt a little sinful eating them because they were not on wheat bread. They were so little though and I know I didn’t exceed my calories for the day. I brought some home to have another sandwich later and that is what I ended up eating for dinner with some pretzels. I only drank about half of my 75oz jug of water and I had 5 cups of green tea. I’m going to skip weighing myself this Sunday and wait until the following Sunday.
I need to get my glasses re-adjusted. They keep falling off my face! I really want to get contacts. I just got these glasses not too long ago and I loved them at first but now I don’t really like them. The style frame just doesn’t look right anymore! I have stopped wearing them when I go places and only use them for reading/writing my blog. Not good! I tried getting contacts once before and I hated them. I had such a hard time but I think if I give it another shot I’ll get used to them.
This morning I had cereal for breakfast and for lunch I had 2 eggs and toast. For dinner I had a lean cuisine. I had 6 cups of green tea and almost my entire 75oz jug of water. I danced for my exercise today.
I don’t have too much to say. I had no self revelations and I don’t have anything to confess; lol. Things are going great and I’m feeling better than I was feeling when I said I was feeling great before! :)
This morning I got up and had 2 eggs and toast and am on my 4th cup of green tea. For lunch I’m having some veggie stir fry that I cooked yesterday with my 0 calorie spray and a little bit of my light I can’t believe it’s not butter. For dinner I’ll probably have a lean cuisine. I still have yet to exercise today but I plan on dancing this afternoon before Michael gets home from work around 4pm. Yesterday I worked out in the basement for 30 minutes and did some weights, crunches/leg lifts and did a mixture of running in place/running around and kicking the air like a dork. HEY whatever works! I know I worked up a sweat.
I haven’t weighed myself and I am staying strong until Sunday! I have been tempted to step on the scale these past couple of days but I know I’ll be happier if I wait. I know I’ve lost something; I can feel it! BUT I know not to get my hopes up!
I don’t agree with #8 on the picture below. It’s not that I don’t agree with it; it’s just not me! Personally I see that as a waste of my time and energy that I could be putting into something else more productive/positive (like more of #10). I don’t want to sit and become obsessed with the messages that the media puts out. There will always be ads and slogans that put certain images in people’s heads. I’m not one to get into the mix! But I know I need to work more on #4!
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.