Thursday, August 7, 2014
I have tons going on right now, and it's hard to understand a new diet on top of everything else that I am doing. But, I am trying! Long story short, I don't even know if my protein pancake is allowed for breakfast. I think it is allowed on the high carb day, but I'm not sure yet if bananas are allowed on the low carb day. I'm too busy to really check it out. Another problem is fitting vegetables in at every meal. I understand having them at every meal except breakfast. I love my protein pancake so much that adding vegetables to the meal is a little awkward. Oh well, for now, I made myself a protein drink with spinach. At least I know that I got my protein and veggies in. Hopefully, I will have some time later tonight to read all about this diet.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
It's still early, but I am starting to learn about a new way to lose weight. Featured on the television show, Extreme Weight Loss, Chris Powell and his wife, Heidi have had much success helping people lose weight. Hopefully, by reading their book, they will help me. I almost didn't write this post today, because I have not set up my link to allow my readers to buy this book. (I'll do it soon Leo) but, I am so excited about starting this plan, I decided not to wait. The idea behind carbohydrate cycling is to eat a high carb diet one day and a low carb diet the next, so that you trick your body into burning more calories. You are also required to eat 5 meals a day, with protein and vegetables at every meal. I think this will bring the biggest improvement to my weight loss. I know, believe it or not, I have not been eating enough throughout the day.
Monday, August 4, 2014
I had a moment of clarity today. I've put a lot of time and effort into losing weight, yet I am still overweight. It would be understandable if I started out at 500 pounds, but I didn't. So, why am I still fat when I've been at this so long? I still have not made losing weight a real priority. Sometimes the small meals I eat may actually be sabotaging me. Quite often, because I am unprepared, I don't even eat enough. Lunch today is a good example. The lunch I took to work consisted of a little boiled chicken, a peach and a slice of avocado. I was low in calories but that's not enough to keep my body running at a fat burning level. Hopefully, this is about to change. Tomorrow I will tell you about a new diet I am embarking on. Stay tuned.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Most of the reading I've done lately, advises eating 5 small meals a day. This helps to keep your metabolism going, and keeps you from getting too hungry. I did not follow that advice at all today. I had one great, really delicious meal, and I hope I didn't do too much harm. I can't imagine that I did. I stayed way within my calorie allotment for the day. We took my mom out for a late lunch, early dinner. We went to South Beverly Grill where I had the "Jungle Thai salad". It usually comes with noodles, but I ordered it without noodles and extra lettuce. So good!!!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
It was a very disappointing dinner. If you are a loyal reader, you know by now that Saturday night is date night. Sometimes we include my mom, once in a while we go out with friends, but usually it is just Tony and I. Tonight we decided to choose a new place. Big mistake! I'm not going to include the name of the restaurant, since they are relatively new, and will hopefully get it together one day. The music was loud, the food was mediocre, and the bill was high. We won't be back unless we hear about a major change. I ordered a salad and filet, and we shared an a la carte side dish. Even though Tony would have loved the fried potatoes, or bacon mac 'n cheese side, we went with the healthier choice of mushrooms and peppers. Even though I am not strict on Saturday night, I am still making better food choices. Wish I had been better with my restaurant choice!
Friday, August 1, 2014
I've mentioned before what a great job I have. I feel the need to say it again. I love my job. After spending the day on the computer, my boss/friend asked me to stay for dinner. It was a good way to skip the rush hour traffic, and I didn't need to cook dinner for myself. She already had food prepared and there was enough to share. We ate steak and a yam, and she introduced me to a delicious Kale, Brussels Sprout, Broccoli mix salad.
Tony took advantage of the night alone and splurged on Mexican food take out. All three of us were happy!
This feels like such a slow process. I have been going to the gym every morning since I promised myself I would almost an entire month ago. Except for a weekend cheat now and then I have been really putting an effort into my diet. Why do I feel like I should be so much thinner by now? Yesterday I was so good, I thought I was going to drop about 5 pounds overnight. I boiled and weighed my chicken. I measured a tablespoon of olive oil for my salad and I only ate half of it. I drank lemon water throughout the day. My 4:00 snack was boiled endives with lemon. I weighed myself when I got up and the scale read exactly what it said yesterday. I know, I'm not supposed to weigh everyday. But, I really thought I was going to be pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, I was just surprised.