Sunday, July 29, 2012

Step one...

My first step (while waiting for my elliptical to ship), has been working on what I eat and drink. I've been successful for a full week now keeping below my calories allowed...this is huge for me! I've been very strict at measuring everything I eat, which helps me know exactly how much I'm eating, and what calories I'm consuming. I didn't weigh myself until last Wednesday afternoon, so I'm waiting (impatiently!) to reweigh myself this Wednesday. I'll be weighing in and posting my weight every Wednesday. I'm hoping to see some results. My goal is reasonable, in my humble opinion! I'm hoping to lose 1-2 lbs a week. I'll be super excited if I lose more, but I want to keep it real. This isn't the Biggest Loser, this is real life!!! I really want to be in the 190s before our trip in November, so here's to keeping to my food goals!

Some of my favorite meals, since I like to share :)
Tuna Pitas with lettuce, pickles, and onions
Flatout Pizza
Turkey Pita, bagel, or Wrap
Cinnabon Cream of Wheat

I'm hoping to make some homemade turkey burger patties this week to make with the pitas. I'm trying to limit my bread consumption. I've found Alternative Bagels and Alternative Pitas made by Western Bagel. Oh my word they are delicious!!! I eat them AT LEAST once a day! I love sandwiches, and these allow me to continue to eat them without all the crazy calories!
I'm working on learning more exciting meals than sandwiches, wraps, and pitas. I've found a bunch of soup recipes, but its too hot for that now!

A couple fun things I've found, that are super delicious and not high in calories is yogurt salad dressings and, well, YOGURT. My mid-day sweet tooth is killer, so I grab a yoplait and I'm happy! The salad dressings are super yummy, and I use them on my wraps to add a little extra flavor.

So, that's where I'm at now! Keeping my chin up, enjoying not feeling bogged down from all the fatty foods, and keeping myself motivated and accountable!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Remember me?!

Well, I started this blog last fall. I quickly realized that starting right into C25K when I am very overweight was a bad idea. My joints couldn't handle it, and that just made me so frustrated. I gave up, and stopped blogging, stopped dieting, stopped working out. And I gained even more weight.
I now weigh 221.2 lbs and I am so over it! I'm so addicted to food it isn't even funny. I find myself eating when I'm not hungry because it tastes so good. I don't eat when I'm sad, I'm not an emotional eater. I'm an all the freaking time eater because I LOVE the taste of food.
The hubby and I are working on planning our 10th anniversary vacation in November. There is a good chance this vacation will involve physical activites like hiking, riding an ATV, or swimming. Yes, swimming. A bathing suit. Lovely. This is a vacation I've wanted for YEARS, and I'm not passing up on this opportunity. So, I'm taking this opportunity to CHANGE MY LIFE.
I thought about a gym membership. I love the idea of workout classes. But I also know myself, and I likely wont go and if I get there and its crowded I'll want to leave. So, I bought an elliptical! It should be here in a couple weeks. This is my #1 obsticle with the treadmill, the impact on my joints. The elliptical will avoid that, so I'm going to do at least 30 minutes a least! I'm going to work myself up to an hour. For a month my sweet girl will be out of school, so I'll have to work around her being home, but I AM going to do this. I have to. I want to enjoy my vacation and pictures from that vacation as a short term goal.
Enjoying life with my husband and my daughter is my long term goal. I'm scared. Will I be able to stick with it? I know I'm capable, but will I do it long term? I'm a junk food junkie. I need to find healthy options, and make those my only options.
I joined My Fitness Pal this week (again). I'm actually keeping a food journal and staying within my calories for the day. I've stayed within my calories for 3 days! Small steps, right?

I know I can do this...I'm not dieting, I'm changing my life. I deserve this.