Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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!