Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Feeling Fat

I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to my health goals.  I was doing so well too!  Gah.  What happened?  I'll tell you what happened.  I let a couple of illnesses and flares through me completely off my game.  Well, it stops here and now.

I have six to eight weeks before my first bridesmaid dress comes in.  The seamstress ordered what she says was a size above mine so that we'd have extra fabric for alterations.  She ordered a 14, so at least I haven't gone up in dress size--still a 12. 

That said, I want to reach my original short-term goal of 155 by fitting time.  If I can manage my long-term goal of 150, then awesome, but I'll settle for the 155.  I do not know where I stand at the present moment, and I don't want to weigh in because I just ate a very late, quite hefty lunch.  So yes, I am chickenshit.  I will wake up a bit earlier tomorrow and weigh in.  Then we'll see how much damage has been done, and how extensive my damage control measures will need to be.  That said, I have some things I'm implementing right now.

For starters, I am going to try my hand at calorie counting.  Again.  For the fourth or fifth time lol.  I never do manage to stick with it long, but it does let me become more aware of what and how much I'm eating.  So here's my list for today:
Breakfast:  1 pack Quaker Oats Instant Maple Brown Sugar and Cinnamon    160 calories
Midday Snack:  Half a PBJ sandwich  
1 slice of bread    80 calories
1 Tbsp PB           95 calories
1 Tbsp Jelly         50 calories
Lunch  2 servings of chips  300 calories
Subway Orchard Chicken Salad Sandwich  440 calories

So far today, that brings my calorie count up to 1125.  That's a problem, because I haven't even had dinner yet!  The chips were definitely a bad idea.  Argh.  No wonder I've backslid...I've completely stopped paying attention to what I eat. 

So, starting today, I'm remedying that.  Next week, I will pick my workout routine back up.  No school means I have the ability to go work out in the morning as well as the evenings.  I also need to move my methotrexate shot back to Friday.  It'll take three weeks (I have to only move the shot administration back a day at a time), but at the end of it I won't be fighting this nasty nausea on Wednesday (which means I can go back to Weds night water aerobics!).

Well, I feel better with a plan laid out.  Now its time to put my big girl panties back on and take care of business!  Starting with dinner tonight--I shall eat a salad!  Wish me luck!


  1. Ok...I am in the same boat as you! Even though I have been "hitting the gym"...I am eating way too much! You have motived me to write down what I eat.....but I am NOT writing a blog about it...too much pride ...I know! :-)

  2. good luck with your health goals!! I have trouble with snacking and eating, so I have to commit to working out a lot. It's easy when I'm home to schedule them in, but very difficult when I'm on the road working. But I'd rather work out and then eat more. I'd be interested if you have any delicious healthful recipes! :)

  3. "Counting Calories"... is this a new fad diet?? I did a little research, and experts claim that you can lose weight using (of all things) math! This is obviously a complete crock. Everyone knows that maths skills are useless in the real world!

    Also - you know I'm kidding about all that, but it's totally hilarious. I've actually never counted calories. Mark asked me about it the other day... so I think I may give it a try! I shall update my blog accordingly!

  4. Thanks for the comments y'all! I'll definitely post some healthy/fun/yummy recipes when I find them!


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