time to revamp my approach

I’ve been told weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% what you eat and I believe it.  This has been brought home to me big time this past month.  My weight loss was pretty pathetic and my caloric intake has been way, way off.  It’s time for me to get back to healthy eating.  After a weekend spent not really accounting for what I ate, I fear that I’m setting myself up for another disappointing week.  Frankly it’s not worth it.  So, I’m back on the wagon and I’ll be meticulously tracking everything I eat again.

My goal: 1200 to 1400 cal a day.

I’m also trying a new approach.  I don’t usually eat breakfast.  There are several reasons for this.  The thought of eating in the morning makes me slightly nauseous, I routinely run out of time, I have a hard time eating my calories in the morning when I’m not hungry, etc.  I’m going to need to get over this mindset.  What happens to me is that I don’t eat breakfast, I pack a lunch, which usually only contains 500 cal max for work and by the time I get home at 8 p.m. I’m starving.  This means that I eat way too much at night and have a hard time not going over my calorie limit.

This isn’t working for me anymore now that no one is watching (during the ultimate loser my trainer had access to my food log and it was extremely motivating to know he could see what I was eating).  So, I’ve decided that I need to eat more during the day, including breakfast, so I’m not starving when I get home.  Today I had  1/2 cup of granola and 1/3 cup skim milk for breakfast.  I’ve brought some snacks for work and I’m going to have some chicken on my salad at lunch to give myself some protein.  I’m hoping that this tactic will work.  Otherwise, I may have to give someone access to my bodybugg account.  Nothing like knowing you are being judged on what you eat to keep things in check!

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4 Comments »

  1. Teresa Said:

    It’s amazing how having someone else review my food logs helps me keep things in line. Although, recently, I’ve just not recorded when I’ve eaten something bad, as I don’t want Alyssa to see how off-track I am. I think you have a good plan. More often than not, the times I really struggle are when I let myself get too hungry. I’ve thought some of doing a blog like yours thinking that it might make me be a bit better about my goals if I had to post my weight somewhere visible. How has blogging about your adventure helped you?

  2. Loralee Said:

    You need to stop hanging out with friend who force you to accompany them to the store and purchase every fattening carbohydrate known to mankind and then goes to ARBY’S!!!

    (I mean, who does that? What a wench!)

    😀

  3. Duch Uncle Said:

    You may help your baby sister if you could convince her to eat breakfast it may help her do batter as well.

  4. cricket927 Said:

    I couldn’t eat before I went to work out. The thought of eating first thing in the morning was gross. I found the carnation instant breakfast the sugar free in chocolate. I mixed it with the skim milk and usually 12 ounces instead of the 8. This gave me a little boost and then I would eat something when I got back from the gym and had been up for a while. It is easy and takes no time. I would rather sleep than eat breakfast so something on the go was ideal. I know what you mean about getting back on track. Matt and I are making sure we are eating our veg and lunch. I feel so much better. It is funny that when you learn what is good for you and find it makes you feel good you can’t go back to your old ways for long. I don’t look at food without thinking how many carbs are in it.


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