<-- This was my lunch the other day! An orange, broccoli, baby carrots, grapes & wheat thins. There has definitely been a huge change in my diet and my choices. I have been staying strong and keeping on. I am so proud of myself for staying dedicated. I still have been drinking my lemon water, green tea and water. It’s only been a week but I feel great already. My body is going through a good change and I’m back to being on the straight and narrow. I have had so many temptations already but have held my head up high and ignored any impulses that I may have. I have also been keeping the rule of not eating after 7PM. This by far is one of the hardest rules that I have made for myself but I have been following my regimen religiously. I can't wait to weigh in on the 7th. I know I have already lost something, I can feel it!
This morning I had an egg that I cooked with my olive oil cooking spray for breakfast. I put a little dab of water over it and put a lid on it. It isn’t one of my best looking eggs but it turned out good. I had it over a slice of plain wheat toast. I also had a cup of green tea with it. For lunch I had a cold turkey sandwich on wheat bread with yellow mustard, raw baby carrots & broccoli. For dinner I had a serving of my shrimp chili (see below). I also got more than enough water in for today. I am well at 1 ½ gallons! Yesterday morning I had my oat revolution oatmeal for breakfast (110 calories) with a banana.
I have been slacking with my past couple of workouts but this evening I got myself in gear and did a good workout in the basement. Tomorrow I plan to go for a walk. I always hated walking in the winter but then I thought of something; I had watched the show dual survival the other day and the two guys were dropped on a snowy mountain with blizzards. I remember the guy said they needed to find food because in the cold their body burns more calories trying to warm itself back up. My light bulb went off and I am going to start winter walking and see if I can burn 2x the calories! That's if I don't bundle up too tight. Our winter this year is mild so it is perfect for being out and about. It makes sense to me!
Today I decided to experiment and made a spicy shrimp chili dish. It turned out very good and is only 239 calories per serving. I made a huge batch so I will end up freezing some for my meals. I thought it would go good over rice but in the end the rice ruined it so I will eat it more like a chili. I was going to make just a vegetable chili but I thought I'd try shrimp! I didn't want to do my same old turkey chili recipe. I wasn’t sure how I would like the shrimp in the chili but I love it! I made it extra spicy but not too hot. It has just the right amount of heat. Enough to give my metabolism a good kick! It has everything from zucchini, green pepper, celery, jalapeño, onion, to crushed tomatoes. I also found these cute little saltines crackers that are 70 calories per 17 crackers.
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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.