Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tired But Good!

I just got home from work and I am bushed! I normally work from home, but I'm doing a seasonal job in retail part time to make some extra bucks. I am not used to being on my feet all day, but I like getting out of the house, it's fun.

Here's my food for today:

1/3 cup (dry) steel cut oats
1/2 Granny Smith
1/3 banana
1 TBL peanut butter

1 cup smooshed boiled potatoes
1/2 cup chick peas
handful spinach
1/2 oz cheddar
heated up and covered with Texas Pete

One Nature's Valley Peanut Butter Granola Bar
one cup Plain Almond Breeze

Dinner is going to be:
3/4 cup spanish rice
1/2 cup mixed black & kidney beans
some rotel tomatoes
1 cup ish broccoli

Snack will be...
Something! I'm very easily going to come in under 1700 calories for the day, yay!

Still feeling great...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I feel great, but not because of eating any Frosted Flakes. Remember those commercials with Tony the Tiger? He's probably a diabetic now. Speaking of sugary cereals - did you hear that it's now been proven, conclusively, that the cereals that are most devoid of nutrients and contain the most sugar are the ones that are the most heavily marketed to children? Sickening.

Why do I feel great? Well, my run this morning for one. I'm training for a half marathon and recently joined the gym. I don't have a Garmin and it's hard for me to know how fast and how far I'm going, so I thought the treadmill would help with that. Not to mention it's getting colder and colder. Today I ran about 3 miles mixed in with some walking and I also did some "hill" or incline work on the treadmill. I was a hot sweaty mess by the end, but my energy level ever since then has been great.

I'm also on a high because of my decision to just allow myself to eat whatever the heck I want, knowing I prefer healthy foods and good fuel for my training, whenever I'm hungry. Yes, I have set a calorie goal of 1700 a day, with hopes that every 3 weeks or so I'll lose ten pounds. I don't need this to be fast. I think that's part of what always derails me. I want to lose twenty pounds, NOW. I'm completely changed that. I want to lose ten pounds in 13 weeks. And maybe more later, but lets just see where that gets me.

I always get the huge sense of relief when I make peace with food, but for some reason I tend to get off track, usually because I think I need to lose more weight, now. I'm ready to get off that crazy train.

So far I'm at 900 calories and have my evening meal (which will be eaten super early, because I have to go to my part time job at 5) and evening snack (once I get home from work) all planned out. I can easily and happily subsist on 1700 cals today.

See Ya!

October 28

Phew, I worked my ass off this morning. The crazy thing is I burned about 400 calories and was sweating buckets...and I can eat 400 calories in two minutes! It's really all about the food, isn't it?

I did eat my breakfast as outlined last post, but it ended up only adding to 320 calories based on the amount of fruit in it. That's okay. I don't care if my calories come in under 1700, just over.

Also, today I set the intention for myself to go 40 days without binge eating. It's been a struggle for me for four or five years now. I've gone 30 days before, but usually do it once a week or so. I want to go longer. I intend to get myself free from my crazy relationship with food!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Plan for Oct 28, 2009

Goal: Eat roughly 1700 cals per day, run 4 days per week, cross train two days per week, strength train two days per week, eat intuitively without emotionally eating, lose ten pounds in 13 weeks.

My plan for October 28, 2009

Run three miles, including hills (on treadmill)

Breakfast: 1/3 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 banana, 1/2 apple, raisins (380 cals)
Lunch: Pear & Gorgonzola salad, no dressing (450 cals)
Snack: Tablespoon Peanut Butter on sprouted raisin toast (175 calories)
Dinner: Small sweet potato, 3/4 cup Spanish Rice, Asparagus (275)
Snack: 1/2 cup oats, Tbl peanut butter, 1/2 banana, raisins (350)

Total: 1630 calories (~70 calories can be added somewhere if needed)