- Thursday Nov 15, 2007
1 hr, 5 min exercise today.
total= 16 hrs, 45 min exercise.
I cooked a nice blended mix of 3 squashes: acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. I cut each (small size) squash in half. Then, depending on the size of each half, I microwaved each one separately for 2.5 up to 6 minutes. Then, I would add each half into the bowl and mix them together. All I added was cinnamon and pumpkin spice. It looks good. LOL, almost like mock stuffing! not really. but, it could work. If I were head of the household, that would probably be our stuffing at Thanksgiving. Hmm, you can probably add bread into it. who knows!
Lately, I've been making a lot with pumpkin. I've made yogurt, by mixing it with plain yogurt and adding spices (I don't even add the splenda anymore!). I sometimes make egg whites (or you can do eggs) and eat it with them. I eat it mixed with protein powder and sometimes I put it as a spread on bread. The options are endless. You can probably even mix the pumpkin with oatmeal or flour and make some kinda pancake. Once again, spices are necessary and maybe sweetner. Canned pumpkin needs at least some spices added to make it taste good. I'm not in love with the taste of it on its own.
Now that I have cooked fresh squash, it'll be a good alternative to the canned pumpkin I've been having a lot of.
I didn't clean the bathroom the other night...and it is not standing up too well right now! so, it must be done!
Last but not least, I'm sooooooo excited! Tomorrow I will be taking a half day and I cannot wait until I go to observe radiography!
- Wednesday Nov 14, 2007
so far, so good.
i will have 1500 cal by the end of tonight. pretty healthy eating today. salt, yes.
i'm excited about Friday. Supposedly, unless something changes, I'll be taking a half day at work and then going to the hospital to observe the Radiation Therapy program. (in August I observed a similiar program, called Radiography.) I must do this in order to apply to an education program to become a Radiation Therapist. I'm excited because I cannot wait to get at least one foot in the door. I feel like I've been trying to get my full applications in and start volunteering since September with no luck. After I observe, almost everything I need to do will be done! Finally. I want to confirm on Friday my feeling of Radiation Therapy truly being something I will be content doing the rest of my life - and I know it is! But, like I said, the program demands we observe a half day of it.
I must walk more today. will do that after I clean my nasty bathroom! Sometimes I wait a few days too long. But it does get cleaned!
ummm, arg. I just found out that we might be going to eat something for my mom's bday. I really don't want to! when do i enjoy going out to eat? never because it really makes me anxious. I would only get a very large salad with vinegar and a coffee. Hopefully we don't go. arg. celebrations revolving around food are not my thing. this is a bit of a problem because so much celebrating revolves around it!!!!! :(
edit: only 20 min exercise today. went out for my mom's bday. i'm tired...goodnight! :)
- Tuesday Nov 13, 2007
today has been a bit challenging in the afternoon after school. i'm a bit tired and i keep thinking about food. i also am debating whether to clean up before (and let my sister use my car to get home from the train) heading out to sign up for graduation at my college or to walk to my car which is 25 minutes later and go there. I don't want to procrastinate any longer with cleaning up my room/bathroom. lol.
calories are ok. my body is full, but my mind is sorta not.
evening edit: alright day in the end. less salt happened a little today. tomorrow it will be simliar. Thursday I hope to have even less. However, i still like my veggie burger snacks. haha. i just don't want EVERY meal to be like 50% of my salt intake. My intake is probably way over.
anyways, calories = 1500.
exercise = 50 min.
total November exercise = 15 hrs, 20 min :)
- Monday Nov 12, 2007
i'm sick of everything salty. almost everything i eat is loaded with it. and so: a new diet!!! haha. i do this every so often. I will be making more "home cooked" meals and eating more quality protein and not as much soy!!! yes yes yes. so, what will i eat? brown rice, veggies, chicken/meat/burger/fish. no canned/salted right now. i'll grill chicken on the foreman grill and refrigerate portions to take to work. it's time for a slight change! i will perahps have a snack of a protein/balance bar in the morning at work though - and perhaps a veggie burger too since i eat all the way at 2pm on workdays. but, for meals at home, no more microwave for awhile. it's getting sad, to say the least. tooo tooo much sodium. I'll be creative with spices. i'll cook the veggies. and i'll splurge slightly and might even buy a little cooked fish (my mom hates the smell when i attempt to cook fish in our house - i can understand it.)
now, i'm back to the starting place. again. well, i can't say that I feel better. my mom's bday is wednesday - and that means cake temptations. Thanksgiving is the week after...and that's the same weekend i'm meeting up with a friend from Florida that i'm looking foward to see. I think there's potential between him and me. we talk all the time online! :) but, i'm gonna look gross. haha. nah.
the binging didn't get better throughout the day...i think the amount of artificial sweetners i've been having since last week may have contributed to today's binge. not sure.
i even drove to the park and then drove home. just unmotivated to exercise.
calories are about 4,000....now 4500...now 4800...now 5000 they include things like leftover pasta in garlic/oil! i hope its not more calories! mac and cheese, tons and tons of peanut butter... yep, things of that nature!
see ya later. gotta make tomorrow better. scary thing is, i'm full, but i want more...
total exercise = 30 min.
november exercise = 14hrs, 30 min
- Sunday Nov 11, 2007
Monday morning - bingy...so far 1340 cal...
at the cheesecake factory, i got a seared tuna salad and it was darn healthy. it had avacado, but just enough and not too much. i did have some cheesecake, but actually didn't go overboard. whenever i'm with someone who i don't know well, i almost never overeat! that's good. however, bc i had cheesecake and some (healthy) avacado, calories were higher than if not. for health's sake, that's alright.
i also had a bunch of (healthy) food before noon, which upped calories.
I didn't have much left by the end of the night and i was pretty hungry. so calories are about 2260 for the day. not bad, considering. i do need to lay off the caffeine and diet drinks tomorrow. i've had way too much lately. tomorrow the plan is 1500 calories. I don't want to make it too low because i am not working and i do better with higher calorie counts on days when i have more free time, meaning more time around food and at home! I need to pick up some healthy veggies, apples,and cereal at the store.
the date was not bad. He's a nice guy. However, I'm not sure if we're the right fit. I would go on a second date, but it wasn't instant attraction for me. It's that i need to stop being picky or that my expectations are just too high. Not sure. However, it's not like I date all the time. Gotta start somewhere!
Tomorrow i'm going to see a movie with a college friend. I'm excited to meet up with him. as teachers, we have tomorrow off. haha, a teacher's schedule is the schedule everyone wants! just kidding...he has tons of engagements after regular school hours! yes, teachers get time off, but many also need to have other commitments.
all is well.
goodnight...and thanks for the lovely, motivational comments! :)
another good exercise day. i walked 5 miles and biked for 25 min. total exercise = 2hrs, 5 min. great day.
total Nov = 14 hrs!!! :) and tomorrow i plan on some good exercise, hopefully walking outside. i do have some work to get done, though. my goal is one hour exercise.
- Saturday Nov 10, 2007
Sunday Morning Edit:
Today's been ok. I had a big breakfast, but very filling. 650 calories. I will try to either have something small or have nothing before the cheesecake factory. I am now looking online so i can actually plan what i will get there...see ya all later...:)
I had a really good day.
exercise: about 8 miles!!! so, 2hrs, 40 min :) (11 hrs, 55 min total)
i went to see gone baby gone - great movie!
exercised outdoors at the park and also in the morning.
tomorrow's my lunch date. I'm looking foward to it! :)
i hope everyone had a good day!
calorie - 1450
plan for tomorrow: one hour walk in AM, actually take time to get ready, possibly laundry, lunch at Cheesecake Factory where I will get something healthy, then possibly going to the library to pick up some study guides, taking a walk outside.
- Friday Nov 09, 2007
Saturday AM entry:
The plan today is to take a 6 mi walk outside, even though it'll only be about 40 degrees today!!! I am also going to see a movie and pick up a book to study for a radiation therapy entrance exam. I ate a substantial amount this morning and I will not limit myself to 1200 calories because that is too low for today since I've already had 540 calories and it's 9am.
Friday evening entry:
well, today could have EASILY been 1200. i was doing well until 7:30pm. then, i did binge on all carbs: apple, nachos, ritz crackers, banana, bread.
oh well. 2225 calories today.
tomorrow i plan on doing a long walk and seeing a movie.
if i did stick to 1200 today, my binging last week would have been totally made up for. now, i've got a ways to go before my average calories decrease from what they are now.
ummmm. that's it.
total exercise: just 25 min.
9 hrs, 15 min.
- Thursday Nov 08, 2007
today was pretty good, too. I was pretty busy at work and so it was easy to cut calories throughout the workday.
I had a bunch of snacks when I got home to make up for that, of course!
Today's calories will be 1200, which is great!!! :)
I exercised 25 min in the AM. 45 min pm. total = 70 min :) I hope you are all well. :)
8 hrs 40 min = November exercise total! :)
- Wednesday Nov 07, 2007
today was ok. 1200 calories. 25min walk and 25 min bike. 50 min.
once again my sister is causing major troubles and i'm starting to get FED up again.
she's blamed me for using her "novelty" Italian body wash that in fact is NOT hers at all but a gift to ME from TWO years ago when i was teaching.
Is she seriously EVER going to STOP!
she blames everything and anything on me...for NO reason. she is to blame for everything lately. she needs to stop acting like a mother to an older sister - ME! especially because she CANNOT do crap for herself.
don't expect things of me and not do them yourself...and more!
arg arg arg.
- Tuesday Nov 06, 2007
today turned out well...even though i definitely ate a little too many crackers and chips at lunch.
25 min walk in AM.
afternoon: 6 mi walk!!! :)
total exercise: 2 hr, 25 min :) it felt so great!
total November exercise: 6 hr, 40 min :) yes, i'm making a comeback from the dismal beginning of this month!
i hope everyone else had a wonderful day too. Now, i just need my mom to get ready to vote...we were going to go over as a family...but she's all tired from work and would rather rest and go out later. gosh. ugh.