Losing 100 pounds - - Steering Back on Course!

In a couple of weeks I will be at the one year annivesary mark of having lost 100 pounds.  And while I am so very thankful to have lost the 100 pounds, in reality - at the New Year - I was at 122 lbs. total lost, working out 4-5x weekly, and then gained back seven pounds over the course of a difficult few months AND let up on my exercise.  And those 7 pounds have stayed on me and I'm not too thrilled about it when I truly examine my own conscience.  The reason I'm a little peeved with myself is because I know in my heart I could have kept the 122 lbs. off had I tried a little harder... had I not used the excuse of my life being a little difficult.  And I *felt* better at that weight and still had some to go before I was where I think I will ultimately end up. 

So... that said, the one thing I have never done successfully is plan my food.  I'm an avid food logger / exercise log writer, but I absolutely stink at planning out my food.  As of tonight - as of this blog post - that stops. I believe that is the last hurdle I need to overcome to feel I am where I need to be in my learning curve for a truly satisfied "healthy loser" experience. 
Wish me luck.  Tomorrow morning starts with my typical cup of no fat yogurt, berries, and Kashi GoLean Crunch.  Banana at mid-morning.  Water. Water. Water. : )  Lunch will be a slice of whole wheat bread, 3 oz turkey, slice of swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, dijon mustard and tossed salad with 1/2 hard boiled egg, balsamic dressing and a pint of low fat chocolate milk.  That's my plan thus far.  I'll figure out dinner tomorrow morning when I log the cals/fat grams for the food I already have planned.

Advice is welcomed on what I need more of, i.e. protein, fats, etc. 

I'm strong and stubborn and my decision is made.  I'm doing this!

Dream. Believe. Achieve!
Jan / HealthyLoserGal

7 comments:

septembergrrrl July 12, 2011 at 2:03 AM  

After *years* of losing and re-losing weight, I've finally begun to plan my next day each night. Feeling the difference already.

Hope this is the final change you need to bust those 7lbs ^_^

Carrie July 12, 2011 at 7:56 AM  

Congrats on losing 100lbs, Jan!!! That is incredible!!!
Every Sunday my boyfriend and I make our grocery list and plan our our dinner meals for the week - it makes grocery shopping easy and I never have to wonder if I have all the ingredients for the night's dinner!

HealthyLoserGal July 12, 2011 at 8:03 AM  

Thanks for your feedback grrrl and Carrie. You're right! I'm sure that -now that I've made up my mind to actually do it- this is the right step to finally losing the rest of my weight & getting to my healthy, comfortable weight! Thanks for your support! :)

Chubby McGee July 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

Good luck! You've got this. You've already proven how amazing you are: 100 lbs gone. That is PHENOMENAL!

Yum Yucky July 12, 2011 at 2:37 PM  

So glad you've determined to do this! Planning, preparation and execution make us extra awesome. I'm convinced!

I'm Jackie... July 13, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
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I'm Jackie... July 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM  

Planning anything is not my forte! I think I should follow your lead here and do the same thing. After all, you've been very successful and obviously know what you're talking about. Congrats on the 122 pounds. That's amazing. (Sorry, I deleted my previous comment 'cause I couldn't spell worth beans.)