One day at a time…

This morning the scale said 215.2, yay, almost 11 pounds down! My goal was 214 by Sunday so I might just make it! It’s so wierd how the scale will play around with you going up and down a bit for a few days and then drop a whole pound over night two days in a row! It’s such a love/hate relationship with the scale. I’m loving the downward trend that nevertheless is occuring 🙂

yesterday I ended up totaling 1050 in calories. When I calculated at the end of the day I was surprised, I thought I would have fallen closer to 1300. I was not even hungry, did not even want to snack in the evening. I am really starting to be content in the evening with no snacks or just my bowl or popcorn or frozen grapes. It has become my routine I guess. I can’t believe I broke my snacking habit so quickly. During the day I pretty much just let myself snack on fruit, even if it ends up being alot of carb filled fruit, I figure I didn’t get fat eating fruit and it’s alot better than the other choices. It’s working quite well!

On the menu for today:

Breakfast- pumpkin smoothie

snack- fruit/veggies

lunch- slimfast

snack- fruits

dinner- hmmmm, I’m still not sure… Maybe spag with meatballs because I have some leftover and will probably make pizza for the kids. I’m not sure that I want pizza- I have to look at the calories- I really don’t like eating something that you barely get any food for 500 or 600 calories as I still like a plate full of food. It may change depending on all the temptations that will for sure be offered my way on a Friday at work. If something sounds so great that it’s really really  hard to pass up then I may see if I can work it in for dinner after looking up the calories and whatnot. I’m also kind of in the mood for soup so we’ll see. -ill plan on 600 calories

dessert- probably a nice big 6 cup bag of popcorn for a wonderful 100 calories

total will probably be about 1300 for the day

I’m really annoyed that my back is hurting today. Ugh, I’m trying to lose weight back, just wait a bit and I’ll be carrying less around, please don’t give out on me!!! I really am going to have to incorporate some walking or something somehow (or an exercise tape?) until I can get a treadmill/elliptical. I think my core is just weak, I need to do strength training and stomach exercises to build it up as well as the cardio. I’m going to try to start this weekend with SOMETHING. Any home workout suggestions with no equipment?

Oh and my not smoking sucks. I smoked 3 cigarettes yesterday. Ugh. My fiance is going to be working out of town Mon-Wed for the next 3 weeks so I think that I will quit on Monday. At least then he won’t have to deal with my attitude ( I can barely deal with myself) and I won’t be around his damn cigarettes. I know I can do it!

So here’s to a healthy day full of beauty! Enjoy your day 🙂

Ugh, I suck.

I smoked a cigarette this morning. I suck. It’s SO hard when they are RIGHT THERE in my face 😦 … but if my boys daddy is going to keep smoking I really HAVE to quit. They need a freaking parent to be healthy and alive. I’m going to have to really block his damn cigarettes out. It is really causing a rif between us at the moment. I’ve quit before for a couple years while he still smoked so I know I can do it again!!!

This morning the scale said 216.2, yay!  A downward trend is still on 🙂 (and TMI but I hadn’t even used the bathroom yet, I almost wanted to take my clothes off and weigh again after the deed but didn’t have the time, lol)

So, on the menu for today:

Breakfast- pumpkin pie smoothie- 220

Snack- apple-60

Lunch- chocolate slimfast-180

Snack- cutie orange- 40

Dinner- ham, baked potato, carrots (still have to look up the calories) estimate 500

dessert- popcorn 100

total- 1100 (leaves me 100 or so extra to work with)

Here’s to another try at a smoke free day and a healthy happy filling of my tummy 🙂


I have to say my clothes are fitting a tiny bit better and I feel like I can already see it very slightly in my face. I’m excited to see myself one month from now… six months from now!… eight months from now!! I’m IN THIS for the long haul!

It has gotten SO much easier. In the evenings I really don’t even think about snacks anymore. I don’t even has as much of an appetite. My stomach has definitely shrunk a bit, when I first started I was hungry and dizzy, stomach growling and very uncomfortable for alot of the afternoon. Now, I’m absolutely fine until dinner with just a little fruit or something to hold me over. Now that is definitely an accomplishment! I am also much more easily turning down offered food. I have to say it sticks with me for the day and I still feel a bit of a loss not partaking with others but I know that I let myself eat pretty much whatever I want at dinner so it leaves me not really feeling deprived. It’s surprising how you can adapt all your favorite foods to fit into a nice 500 or so calorie meal that will still allow me to lose weight!

Hope we have a beautiful day with lots of good health! 🙂 One day at a time!

Yay for fruit at a birthday party!

Today was a great and strong day for me. Turned down pizza, cake, and soda for fruit (which I contributed to the party) and water at a birthday party! Yay! That had to be a first, for at least like the past 4 years probably, lol. Also, a friend brought me a whole grain muffin for breakfast, very nice of her, but I politely declined.

Breakfast- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 220

Snack- apple-60

Lunch- Slimfast-180

Snack- Apple and 1/4 banana-80

Dinner- 2 tacos with corn, lettuce, tomato, with a little cheese and 2 tbsp sour cream-460

Snack- popcorn with 2 tsp parmesan cheese and hot tea-120

Maybe 1/2 cup frozen grapes in a bit-30

total: 1150

I’ve been drinking alot more water. It seems when I’m not overeating I notice my thirst alot more. I probably had 100 ounces of water today. I also had more energy than usual.

It’s becoming easier to not snack and obsess about food. I hope it doesn’t sneak up on me… the cravings and endless need to have something I shouldn’t… I am so happy staying on track…

This morning the scale moved to 218. Ugh. It is just taking forever to get under 200. Funny because I think I could GAIN  15 pounds quite easily. 🙂

Hope you had a great and positive day as well.

One day at a time!! Another day achieved!

a day at a time :)


Well I made some changes to my meal plans today, which can be dangerous, and I also chose not to have a smoothie for lunch but to have a half sandwich and a fruit. I opt for the smoothie because sometimes when I start eating I just can’t stop but today I did!!

Breakfast: chocolate peanut butter smoothie- 270

Lunch- 1/2 rotisserie chicken sandwich and a cutie orange- 240

Dinner- whole wheat penne and meatballs with garlic bread and a salad- 600

Dessert- 1/2 cup frozen grapes and hot tea 30

Total: 1140

I may have a 100 cal bag of popcorn in a bit…

How do u feel about snacks after 8 pm? I wonder if it could be effecting my weight loss????

I cleaned out and organized my dressers and closet, washed all the linens and clothes, and cleaned my kids room. Then I  took a long hot bath tonight and painted my toes. Its amazing the things I have time for when I’m not centered around eating.

Feeling very positive.