Monday, April 23, 2012

Could Be Doing Better

I'm a little late but I want to let you know how I did with my March goals 1. Drink at least 64 oz of water daily....well, not quite. I think I was drinking more like 48 oz which I know is not nearly enough! 2. No fast food....I failed. I had McDonald's 3. Only eat the food that I packed for lunch....I probably did this 50% of the time....definitely need to work on this 4. Exercise at least 3x a week...MAJOR fail here....I did not go to the gym for two weeks!!!! I started back today and I am hopefully getting back to my routine. I am not trying to make excuses but I have been under a lot of stress at work. I know now more than ever that I am a stress eater....not good!!!! Today I had my chocolate protein shake before I went to the gym. After the gym I had my Greek yogurt. Around 10am I was starving and grabbed a soft pretzel. Not the best idea, but I'm moving on from it. I had a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce with some crab and asparagus soup for lunch. Not a bad lunch but then I came home and had chick Fil-A for dinner. Not such a bright idea either. Tomorrow is another day for me to make better decisions. I will try my best..... Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Eats

Ok, I'm just going to do a quick update on what I have been eating lately.

For breakfast I have been having a protein shake that consists of:
1 scoop of Designer's Whey Protein Powder
Handful of spinach
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup blackberries
2 strawberries
Dash of agave nectar

I just blend this all together in my Magic Bullet and off to work I go. I have been realizing that this keeps me quite full for several hours. Once I begin to feel hungry I grab a piece of fruit (an apple or banana) or some Greek yogurt. I have really been enjoying Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt. I like the blueberry with Acai and the strawberry with goji. I hope I remember to take a picture of it the next time (speaking of pictures, I really need to take pictures of all that I eat but I always remember when it's too late).

For lunch I have a turkey sandwich on rye with some pretzels or a 1/2 of a turkey sandwich with some chicken noodle soup and pretzels.

For my afternoon snack ( if I'm hungry) I will have a protein bar or some more fruit. If I haven't eaten my yogurt, I will then eat it at this time.
Throughout all of this I am constantly drinking my water. ;-)

Dinner is where I have been having issues. I will eat what the family is having which has not been a great idea lately. We had pizza one night, pasta the next, and then some Chinese food the other night. I just have to have my own dinners planned out and stick to it.

How do you handle family meals or do you make your own separate meals?

Ok, I said this was going to be a quick post but somehow it is longer than I expected.....oh well.

Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Whole Foods Hungry

Well, here we are into another month. I had a great weekend! Our friends were here from out of town so we spent most of the time catching up and reminicising. My daughter just loves them so she was on over drive the entire weekend.
Yesterday I decide to head over to Whole Foods to pick up some things for the week. They just opened the store near me about a month ago. Boy was it crowded. I got some fruits and veggies, some granola, yogurt, and quinoa. Then I started putting unnecessary stuff in the cart. Why???? Because like the crazy person I am, I went to the store while I was hungry!!!! Duh!!! It's my own fault and I should know better. I put a Carmel coated beignet in the cart along with some things from the hot foods bar like rice and chicken. Then I got one of those Odwalla drinks.....did I need that??? No!! When I got home and started eating the beignet, it was sickening.....too sweet and definitely too much Carmel! I threw half of it away which to me is a win since I would normally just force myself to eat the whole thing. I should have taken a picture of it so that you could see all the ooziness (not sure if that's a word). At any rate, I plan to have a great week food wise. I am going to track everything I eat and keep up with th points. I am even going to Weight Watchers this week! Hey, summer is coming and I want to feel comfortable.
On a side note, I ordered some padded bike shorts. Can't wait until they come in. Bike riding is definitely going to be my thing this summer.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.