Sunday, April 13, 2014
The BEST "fast-food" tips I got : pre-sliced/packaged fruits and veggies. (My daughter kept getting into the pre-sliced apples today, I think she ate about four packs, which is SO AWESOME) We LOVE THOSE! SO convenient! And the lean cuisine/smartones/healthy choice frozen meals. Here I am, eating more than I thought I would, and still staying within all my ranges. I went over on nothing today! I was under on protein, potassium, and magnesium... but that seems to be a given for me. I'm just proud of myself for MEETING all the other goals that I usually go waaayy overboard on (esp. calories and sodium). So, thanks guys, for the tips, they are already having an obvious effect on my family members and I. Now...ways to sneak in water...coming from someone who never drinks any water whatsoever, I have already found a few ways...chug a bottle first thing in the morning before I can even think about it, and take one with me on my afternoon stroller walk/park visit (it is usually gone before we head home so maybe I should take two). They are only 20oz bottles though..and I am aiming for at least 64oz a day, so, especially on rainy days when we don't walk, I am not getting enough. And I don't want to feel like I am forcing myself to drink it. That won't last as a habit. I need to find a way to enjoy it...Does flavored seltzer water count? Because I could totally mow down on that stuff...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tomorrow I am starting fresh. So, I probably didn't pick the best day to do so considering; I have to fast, and skip breakfast for blood-work in the morning; I am staying up all night so that I will make it to said appointment in the morning (hence the extra time I have to update my Spark Page and write this blog.) I am over-educating myself with SP related data, and making a grocery list with suggestions from fellow sparkers, and probably then over-educating myself some more, before getting my daughter and father up and taken care of, watching them eat breakfast while I starve, taking daughter to sitters, and then getting blood drawn. I am already thinking up excuses to go to McDonald's after my appointment. So, I am trying to thwart my pre-self-sabotage with a healthy trip to the grocery store instead. My daughter will be upset because there will no longer be any chicken nuggets, pizza, ice-cream, and candy in the house. But, she will have to get over it, I am NOT letting her have to go through this battle in 10+ years. My dad is going to give me a huge guilt trip about not getting to eat what he loves (biscuits and gravy, chicken and dumplings, all the greasy fried southern sh*t you can think of) in his final days/years. Okay, I do get it, he doesn't have much longer, he should get to enjoy his food. But I have gained another 20lbs in the past 6mos because I am enjoying it right along with him. I have no self control. If it is there, I will eat it. And, if I don't want to end up like him, having a triple heart bypass at the age of 33 and then a failing heart altogether at the age of 59, I've got to start fixing things NOW. There is no hope left for dear PawPaw to fix things, but there is for me, I hope he can understand that. I cannot wait around any longer, because after one excuse is over, I will just come up with another, and then another, and then another. NO MORE EXCUSES! It's go time!
Saturday, April 05, 2014
I am a single full-time mom, full-time student, and full-time employee...who is also caring for a disable parent...full-time... so that's what? full-time x4? Yeah. I don't have time to measure anything, or cut anything up, let alone COOK something. If anyone knows of some good foods that are satisfying, that I can just grab off the shelf that would be great. OK. I know apples, bananas etc. I'm not a total tard. But some variety would be nice, otherwise, I will answer the call from McDonald's or whatever other drive thru is beckoning me. I don't want to hear that I'm not motivated enough and blah blah blah. Just throw some grab n go foods my way, that's all I have time for. Thanks.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Hi there! Anybody even remember me? I think I last logged on to SP a good 4 mos ago. It has definitely been put on the back burner while I focus on my studies. I finished off the semester with a 4.0! And will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa very soon! I have put on a little more weight, but started going to the school gym four days a week as of 2 weeks ago. Only lost 3 lbs so far. I still love McDonald's, I don't think that is going anywhere any time soon. My little girl turned two in December, and she is doing very well, talking up a storm. And so smart! She amazes me on a daily basis, although I don't feel that I get enough time with her, I would probably feel that way even if I was home all day, she is just growing too fast! Anyhow, just thought I would pop in and state my business. And if you are still around GYPSYROVER, thanks for the hot tub!
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Things are going great with school. I will probably make the Dean's list and be invited to Phi Theta Kappa. I am considering changing my major though, to Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition specializing in Dietics. I will have to eventually transfer because this school doesn't offer that program, but I will be able to take some courses that are transferable. I would like to eventually further that with an Associates in Applied Science in Fitness Management, another program not offered here. An maybe even go all out and get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. It will take forever, but maybe one day you will see me on the Dr. Oz show, promoting some magic weight loss miracle that I have invented. Or, I will own a chain of Weight Loss Centers that focus on fitness and nutrition. Something along those lines. With the percentage of overweight and obese people in America, I should make a killing. Ah, I'm such a dreamer.
Trinity is growing every day and is smarter than ever. She is starting to show those terrible two symptoms though.
I am still making progress, very very slowly, with my weight loss efforts. It is extremely hard with all that I have going on. A perk of going to my school is that we have a gym, the downfall is that I don't have time to go to it, and I neglected to pay the activity fee to be able to use it. I'm still walking though, and squeezing in random exercise. I haven't lost much. But I haven't gained any either. I have to get my food situation back on track. I am in a nutrition class, and I am getting down to the science of things. I know what I should be doing, I just don't. I am a stress-eater. I am a convenience eater. I am a perfect example of self sabotage. I love my food fatty, salty, and sugary. In my class I learned that this is normal. I just tend to go a little overboard.
So, my goal now is to try to change my palate. I am not going to be a perfectionist, although I know that does work. I simply don't have the time or energy to write down and count every single calorie and gram of fat, carbs, and protein, how many "servings" of fruits and veggies, and how much water, that I am taking in. And how many minutes, reps, sets, miles, of exercise I do every day. Even if I did have time, I did it that way before, and it got old real quick. I am simply just going to do it. To the best of my ability. Find what gives me results, and go from there.
Alright, my time is up. Things to do, places to go, people to see, and blah blah blah. Have a nice day! And good luck to everyone on their journey!
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