- Wednesday Oct 03, 2007
exercise: 65 min.
edit: binged after school.
after the soup...instead of having dinner later at subway, i had:
2 servings tam tam whole grain crackers: 240
entire pint of cottage cheese: 480
chocolate pudding: 120
egg crackers: 175
peanut butter: 300
small binge = 1315 calories + rest of day = 2770 calories. well, i'm actually fine with it. (don't ask!)
Breakfast: oatmeal with one scoop of chocolate protein powder and one egg in it...as well as some maple syrup on top. this dish was like an oatmeal pudding/soft cake. 300
snack 1: 1/2 pb sandwich 200
snack 2: 1/2 pb sandwich 200, packet of juice mix - 20
lunch: black beans and lettuce with olive oil 380?
snack 3: tortilla soup with kelp noodles and a plum. 340
snack 4: whole grain tam tam crackers. this turned into a small binge.
exercise: exercising at the university. update to come.
- Tuesday Oct 02, 2007
today's exercise = 1hr :)
thanks for the continued support in times of need! :) I'm feeling better! :)
today was a good day. i'm just soooo tired today! I actually came home and layed down for a bit after work. going out to exercise soon! :) I will also do some reading! I keep saying that, but it never gets done! haha. and i enjoy reading, once i get into it.
I was so disgusted by the somewhat dirty carpet in my room that i ended up vacuuming it this morning! haha...before work! :)
today was good...tomorrow will be even better! I have really exciting goals ahead for these 3 months. I plan to update with my success.
basically, the reason i have some good days and some not must be because any change in schedule and uncertainty causes me to sometimes fall back on food. food is sometimes treated as my comfort and that i believe is why i have some good days and some bad. however, these next three months, i'm sticking to my plan (unless i find it doesn't work!). I plan to update with fitness and weight loss success! :)
- Monday Oct 01, 2007
did horribly today. ate great in the AM and lunch too. binged when i got home. 4800 calories.
exercise will be at least one hour.
i'm dying dying dying...going deeper, deeper, deeper. not sure what to do!
i cannot seem to eat ordinarily anymore. it's so difficult lately. don't know what to do.
it will HAVE to be mind over matter for me. there's just simply no other way.
You know, i think in some ways i can prove stronger than most people. and that's it - I will have to prove to myself and others this fact just one more time! :)
- Sunday Sep 30, 2007
so, like i said, the guy really DOES play catch by himself!!! LOL, he goes to a raquetball court and throws the ball against the wall and catches it! crazy! or, that gets boring!
anyway. today was a good day exercise-wise. I did some walking and elliptical. 2 hrs total!! yesterday was also great! (2 hrs yesterday as well!) I did the elliptical at the gym by me and ran into someone i know. it was nice, because she exercised next to me and we got to talk to each other. she doesn't mind and lets talking while exercising.
so, tomorrow my plan is to go to the hospital after work to try to set up an interview so i can get a part time weekend job. I don't need another job during the week - teaching is enough.
total sept: 34hrs, 45 min.
this equals 69.5 minutes per day. :)
- Saturday Sep 29, 2007
sunday edit: my lust for that guy is surpisingly over. it turns out he is waaaaay tooooo independent. He enjoys doing most everything on his own. I don't see how someone can live their life only going to movies, playing catch, and ice skating with themselves. It's hard to believe in my opinion. Those activities to me seem like ones you do with people. Of course, i have went to a movie by myself, in the past, but all in all I enjoy a pal to be with once in awhile!
I have a small problem on my hands.
Today was a bad day, another bad day amongst many this week and these past two months.
up until 10:20 or something I ate 2450 calories.
at 4:30, i came home and was going to eat soup for around 340 calories. well, i didn't just eat soup, of course. I proceeded to eat 2570 calories. if you're interested, the foods included: soup, italian bread, chocolate chip chocolate cake, milk, chex cereal (2 cups), granola (4 cups) and peanut butter, again.
worst part, i didn't realize how many calories more i actually had until i added it up after i ate that second "meal."
I just have to stop. I am looking to get the part time job at a hospital on weekends. they get hundreds of applicants each week...so i will have to go in person next week monday after school to see what i can do.
now, as for tomorrow, i naturally want to not eat. as you can see, i've had what could easily be 3 days worth of food in one day. It adds up to 1673 calories a day if i were to divide today's total by 3 days. this is definitely a bit out of hand.
like i said a bazillion times, i know what to do but i can't seem to do it. meaning, i can't seem to eat right even though i know pretty much what i need to do. and, i've done it before.
since everything i ate just now is sooo high in carbs, i'm nervous how i'll feel when i wake up tomorrow morning, probably ravenous!
btw, the guy i have been talking to online i know from college. we hung out once a few years ago. then, he moved and somehow we started talking again, i think he imed me! haha...and i see he just signed onto aim. i'm NOT going to im him now though. that would be way too strange considering its the middle of a saturday. i was thinking of calling him today. alright, i'll hold out till tomorrow.
- Friday Sep 28, 2007
2nd edit this morning: binge. but i'm stopping after this ice cream. haha
breakfast: pb on bread: 550 cal. (8am)
binge: 10:20am: red pepper, brussel sprouts (which i didn't finish bc they weren't good, with 4 slices of cheese, 3 pieces deli ham, 2 english muffins, 5 tablespoons pb, 2 cups ice cream.
total so far: 2540 cal.
Saturday morning edit:
Well, i don't have set plans for today. I don't do well on days like this one...or tomorrow (no set plans either.) I wish I was in a relationship because then i could do things with my partner. ok, this may sound so strange...and it is. I want to take myself to an afternoon movie. lol, such a loner i'm becoming. but, i doubt i'll go. it's not worth it..to pay just to go to a movie with myself. i'd rather rent one...and hope that i don't binge during it.
ok, i have one plan. To eat about 1200 cals or low cals...and to exercise for 8 miles walking, not all at once. that is my plan but it sounds boring. a better plan would be to walk to the library, do some reading, walk home. (10-15 min walk one way.) next, i could bike at the park or bike around the university on the outside track they paved a couple years ago. I've never used it, so that would be fun. AND, its like 3 miles around, so it makes for less boredom. well, that's my plan. i don't want to binge. one factor that really helps to prevent this is that my pants are all a bit small. and i'm not buying bigger ones. i've already done that...and the end of last year!
Friday evening entry:
overall sept exercise: 30 hrs, 45 min :)
overall a far better day than yesterday.
breakfast: some 90 second microwavable seasoned rice pilaf with beans and all sorts of things in it! awesome and satisfying mix of carbs, protein, fat.
snack/dinner: HUGE 24 ounce green drink from a health food store, kashi bar, followed by the leftover pilaf from breakfast...salad...tomatoes...a diet 7up...i think that's it...it was definitely a slight, but healthier, binge.
snack after workout: decaf iced coffee and a cup of light ice cream.
calories are actually low
- Thursday Sep 27, 2007
I know what it takes to loose weight, but I'm stabbing myself in the back. All of August and September has been this way. It's like a ratio of one good day for every THREE bad days. More bad than good = weight gain. I know I also have a bit more muscle from an increase of exercise. However, for the most part, I'm turning into a nice soft blob. It's like i'm afraid to watch what i eat...and to stop when i'm full. It's such a challenge for me to stop and not finish things. and,whenever i do finish things, i end up going back for other things. and that, my friends, is what takes me into a full blown binge.
i ended up doing 55 min of elliptical...that's good on a full stomach. actually, bloated, disgustingly oversized stomach. oh deary!
total sept exercise: 29 hrs, 45 min.
i pigged out after work today. damn. calories could have been wonderful for today. Now they're not. boy do i make wrong choices! calories for today are: 3420 yikes. my pants are already too small. i've been having wayyyy more bad than good days. i wonder how to change this. i didn't have my car today and didn't want to exercise downstairs or outside (bad weather). so, stupid me comes home and eats at 5:30.
i had two tuna wraps. lots of rice pudding, chocolate pudding, PEANUT BUTTER UP THE WHAZOO, yogurt, granola and milk, milanos. you get it.
sheesh. i need to do better. i actaully got full in the middle of the wrap...but i didn't want to eat it later or waste it. i should have thrown it away. i'm still bad at stopping when satisfied. boy does this have to change!!!!
thats all for now.
- Wednesday Sep 26, 2007
today's breakfast stunk to the high heavens. i continued my "binge" in a way. however, after i ate what i took, i didn't go back for more, which is a BIG plus.
breakfast was around 1200 cals and lunch around 200.
anyways, total is around 2050 and that's good.
i exercised 5 miles today. I wanted 6 but my ankle was really bothering me, especially since i walked a lot during the school day. however, i want to be able to use my ankle more and more...but it takes time. i've already overdone it. but, i'm not about to skip exercise. tomorrow will be a biking day. maybe a little walking. we'll see.
total sept exercise: 28 hrs, 50 min :)
Progress as of today: -0.6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!
- Tuesday Sep 25, 2007
I actually forgot to write an entry yesterday! amazing!
so, i got in a good amount of exercise: 1 hr, 40 min. biking and walking.
foods were good too.
total sept exercise: 27 hrs, 30 min :)
however, my body has been a bit tired lately and i want it to feel better so i can exercise with more drive and energy. I am pretty much taking tonight to recover as i am tired and not in the mood to exercise. I KNOW that tomorrow will be a good day. I'll probably go to the university to use the gym...or park to walk. I would like a change of pace from walking...and i'm not really up for biking right now.
my ankle bothers me a little...which isn't good. i'll make sure i stretch a lot tonight, do some helpful yoga poses, and do some ab work. really, i don't think i need to do any exercise...i can tell my body needs some rest. Sometimes, i motivate myself by realizing that unlike people that must commute by walking or biking long distances to work, i've NEVER had to do that! Therefore, the only exercise i get is the planned exercise. most of my routine doesn't involve exercise; and that's why it's so important that i put it in!
my wrist even hurts...i was testing kids today and it involved a LOT of FAST writing!
pb sandwich with banana, kombucha drink, diet hot chocolates, pineapple, whole wheat wrap with chicken inside, 2 cucumbers with balsamic vinegar...1.5 cops bean mix....soup, popcorn,
for dinner, i plan on canned chicken soup with some of the kelp noodles i have around...and maybe shirataki also. I'm in the mood for comfort food and also filling food. yeah, i have a bit of that shakey feeling that i get when i'm about to binge. so far, i've controlled myself. I think i am going to be fine. I also have laundry to do and things to read. If i want, i'll sit on the stationary bike and watch some tv at home. i need to occupy myself :)
after dinner: rice pudding, crachers, creal, milk....gosh...i'm eating past full...need to count calories...they are: 1250 (this is just for one of the desserts after dinner)
eesh...3125 calories today. + 3 milanos = 3235 + a wrap of pb and banana = 3700. = oh well.
Progress as of today: -0.6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!
- Sunday Sep 23, 2007
edit after dinner: i splurged and had another wrap - just the bread not the inside filling - after dinner. actually, i took two, but as i started to eat the second i realized i was pretty full and i only wanted one more, not two. I actually spit out the second wrap and threw the rest of it away! Usually, i CANNOT waste these wraps because i LOVE them! so, i'm glad i'm heading in the right direction again! This would be the direction of stopping when full, not pain-ful!
total calories are 2850.
dit: ok, for dinner i'm having a wrap with brussel sprouts and some egg whites in it. total calories: about 200.
I have definitely been derailed because of this weekend! but, i did exercise a lot today, which makes up for a lot of the calories.
2500 calories before some dinner. yeah, i'm definitely having a bit more to eat...or i'm going to regret that i didn't have anything before bed and eat poorly tomorrow.
i was a bit lonely today: I need a weekend part time job or a boyfriend or both!
i overate at breakfast: 2300 calories.
i walked a TON. 8 miles = 2 hrs, 40 min. not at all once.
total sept minutes:25 hrs, 50 min!!!
Progress as of today: -0.6 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!