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Day 300: I think I need to eat more...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

... at lunch. I rarely eat much lunch at all-- usually a granola bar or something similar-- and then I'm starving by dinner. I had a 90 calorie Fiber One bar and a glass of milk for lunch, then a Weight Watchers frozen meal (which wasn't good) and a fruit cup for early dinner. I got hungry again so I just ate a 100 calorie bag of popcorn, and I'm STILL hungry. If I'm not still hungry in the evenings, it's because I OVERate and feel uncomfortable :(

My mindset has been, "If I don't eat much lunch, I can have a good dinner and not feel guilty"... but obviously that isn't working. That may have something to do with why I haven't lost any weight in months (although not tracking often probably has a lot to do with it too!). I need to rework my meal planning to balance it out more, although it's hard when my calorie range is 1200-1550 :( I feel like hoarding my calories for the end of the day, but maybe I should concentrate on eating enough healthy food to feel satisfied and not worry about being at the low end of the range for a while.

Part of the reason I don't eat much for lunch is that I don't really have any good lunchy things around the house or apartment. I'll have to come up with some ideas of things to eat.

So anyway, I'm off to track today and see if I have space to eat something else :(


Day 301: What I've Been Doing

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Okay, forget posting a blog every day. That's not going to happen, lol.

But I've been doing well... went to the gym twice in the past week, 1.5 miles in 30 minutes on the tread mill both times. (This is up from no gym activity at all in months!) I fell on Thursday on the brick steps and totally busted my right knee, but I'm hoping it'll be well enough to go back to the gym tomorrow or Monday. My eating has been pretty good too, although I'm still not back in the habit of tracking everything. I need to put a big post it note on my computer or phone or something to remind me.

My free planning DVD from Disney came while I was away at school the past couple weeks, so I can watch that this week :) I haven't done ANY planning... and I only have 300 days left! School has been sapping all my energy :( But I guess getting healthy is more important because it will take longer!

Unrelated, here's some of what I got for Valentine's day from my boyfriend:

He got me FIVE balloons :D Three of them are in the picture. (He knows what I like!) Also three cards, a stuffed Snoopy emoticon , and a LOT of candy. I'm not upset about the candy... there's always some in those boxes I don't like, and I'm going to share it with my mom and friends. Plus it always takes me forever to eat a package of any kind of candy, so it'll last a while :)


Day 312: Kicking It Up

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

I haven't been so good at posting daily... or about working towards my trip! I've barely even started reading the guidebook, and that's the easy part! :P

I did go to the store yesterday to restock my kitchen after being stuck inside during the winter weather... bought all healthy stuff :) I REALLY have to start tracking diligently. Today I tracked my breakfast and what I'm having for lunch. Just gotta keep up with it.

I'm going to start back at the gym on Thursday, just with walking at first. I think I'll bring the guidebook with me to read on the treadmill... that will help me keep my goal in mind as I walk :D I'm still super excited about this trip; I just have to remember that when I'm tempted with food. "Is this [insert yummy food here] worth it for a moment of pleasure now? Or is a week at Disney World more important??"

I'd like some kind of charm for my necklace or something to wear as a reminder, but I don't want to buy anything. Maybe I can find something when I go home next.


Day 318: Crazy Weather!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I haven't been posting daily, but here's part of the reason:

Snow in Alabama! I'm pretty much iced into my apartment until tomorrow, at least. I spent all day Monday in class or running errands before the snow, so I haven't done much preparing/exercising. I did buy a Disney World guidebook on Sunday, but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Today I'm at least going to track and eat within my ranges... easier to do since I can't leave the apartment ;)

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LOVINGLIFE43 1/29/2014 10:54AM

    I'm iced into too. Atlanta is shut down!

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LOVINGLIFE43 1/29/2014 10:49AM

    I'm iced into too. Atlanta is shut down!

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LJOYCE55 1/29/2014 9:08AM

  Sounds like a good day to read the Disney brochure since you are stuck inside anyway.

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MERRYHEART1965 1/29/2014 9:06AM

    Wow! How often do you get snow in Alabama?

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Day 323

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I've decided to do a countdown to my trip. Every day I'll do something healthy, no matter how small, to prepare!

Yesterday was 323 days until my trip. Here's what I did:

-Skipped dessert. My boyfriend had chocolate cookies at his house, but I decided they weren't worth it. (They're not that good anyway.)
-Updated my Spark page
-Sent for vacation package information from AAA :D
-Dumped my extra change in my piggy bank. I'm putting excess change and any money I find (I'm great at finding coins on the ground!) in there. Right before the trip, I'll take it all to Coinstar and use it for spending money :)

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