Entry 222: MIND>MATTER
I went grocery shopping today and made my Turkey chili! It was the first time that I have worked with ground turkey and I was worried I would not like it but I could not even notice a difference in taste. I made it a spicy chili by adding a seeded jalapeño. I can honestly say that this was the best chili I have ever made! It was so tasty, so filling and only 255 calories per bowl! The only thing I added that is not pictured was my secret spices and a small can of tomato paste. I got 7 bowls out of this batch and each bowl has 2 cups in it. I can't wait to have some tomorrow. Chili is always better the second day. I made those Smudgie frozen sandwiches that I have been writing about and they are so good too! 1 Smudgie is about 90 calories. The recipe I went off of said it would make 8 sandwiches but I got 12 out of my batch.
I had my lemon water first thing this morning and am currently on my 5th cup of green tea. I had a banana for breakfast and a banana for lunch. I would have had a better lunch if I wasn't so preoccupied with other things. For dinner I had a bowl of turkey chili with some saltine crackers. I am almost done with my 75oz water jug.
This weekend has been "EH" on the diet front. Friday was my cheat day but I didn't cheat with food and came in under my daily calories. I also didn't work out like I was planning to. I tried to cheat but just couldn't. I was in the grocery store walking around and was planning on getting myself a frozen pizza to pig out on but I ened up getting a healthy sub from Subway instead. Yesterday was my down day. I ended up cheating with food and skipped working out again. I don't know what came over me. I had done so good all day and then around 10PM I was scraping up change and the next thing I knew I was in the car driving to McDonalds. In my mind I had myself convinced it was ok. I got a large fry and a McChicken. That put me 782 calories over the daily limit I give myself. I feel I had my cheat days completely backwards and am mad at myself that I would let 2 days go by without exercise especially when I had McDonalds! BUT today I broke my streak and I just got done with an awesome basement workout not too long ago. I pushed myself hard and can't wait to weigh in again on Friday. I hope to lose at least 2 pounds this week. It will mean a lot to me once I get past the -80 mark. It seems for months I have been fighting with that number and to finally lose more than 80 pounds will be a great accomplishment for me. It will mean I am OFFICIALLY back on track and and am getting closer and closer to being 100 pounds down! Even after I cheated with fast food I still feel that I have lost something since my last weigh in. I have been getting that "lighter than air" feeling that I oh, so love! I can't wait to see what my future holds :-)
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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.