Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Second Good Day

Isn't it funny how when you get one really good, solid day under your belt, the next day is easier? It's like the momentum of healthy eating propels you forward. I like that feeling.

Today was another good day. I ate:

Morning tea with skim milk
Breakfast: slice of pumpkin custard (see recipe in yesterday's post), iced green tea with 1 oz Pom juice
Lunch: Boy was I famished. I had appointments all morning and forgot to bring a snack! When I was in the grocery store around noon, picking up some milk, I saw some thick, yummy-looking roast beef paninis in the deli counter and the Fat Me almost threw herself on the floor and had a temper tantrum for a panini right then and there. But I got myself outta there and went home. Lunch was a South Beach Caesar Chicken wrap kit (230 cal), a bowl of Amy's Organic butternut squash soup (yum), and a handful of Terra Carrot and Kombucha squash chips. I added a bunch of baby spinach to those wraps, as well. After lunch, I was craving something sweet, so I had a stick of gum.
Snacks: piece of pumpkin custard with light whipped cream on top, small cup of tea with a bit of milk, and a Fiber One strawberry oat bar.
Dinner: homemade sloppy joes made with lean beef and pinto beans. I had a nice serving on half of a whole wheat bun and a large salad of baby spinach, iceberg, baby carrots and light Ranch dressing.

Total for today: 1441 calories.

It's 8pm and I am getting hungry, so maybe I will have a cup of tea or a light snack. I don't mind going to bed with a bit of hunger, but I will be up for 3 more hours so I would be a raging maniac by bedtime if I didn't have a little something.

I strength trained today, and I tried to ride my exercise bike. I was on it for about 4 minutes when my 3 year old fell down (the teenager was watching her). She was okay, but crying, and I had to go comfort her. Never did get back onto that bike.

I just know this is going to get easier and easier. I remember when I was losing before, it was just second nature to eat right and exercise. I am on my way back there now.

16 comments:

Karyn said...

I know it is cliche, but the longest journey is taken one step at a time - or in this case, one day at a time.

Keep pressing on, Lyn!

MizFit said...

yay!

and I shall proffer another cliche :) and one which I entirely believe in:

success begets success.

Im so proud of you.

Miz.

DEBRA said...

Keep going Lyn you're doing great.

Bikini Envy said...

Mmmmm those sloppy joes sound delicious. I never thought about adding beans as a filler to them.

I have no cliches...but you are doing great :O)

spunkysuzi said...

You are definitely on your way :-)

Alexia@theonelastthing.com said...

Isn't there something about it's easy to stay quit than quit again? So true. Why do I keep forgetting!? Well, I've been doing well for longer than I have in almost 20 years, so maybe I'm learning. Slowly, but I'm learning :-)

new*me said...

It's almost like once you stop, it takes a while to form that healthy pattern where it starts to feel natural again. Great job!

Inspired by You! said...

I started where you began at 278 on 09/19 and (largely due to your inspiration) weighed in this morning at 259 - So part of this message is to say THANKS. But also, I wanted to let you know that I began reading the Beck Diet Solution yesterday (got to chapter 4) and was really struck by these words - Instead of feeling deprived that I didn't eat something, I replace that thinking with how PROUD of myself I am and how HAPPY I am that I DIDN'T eat something I shouldn't. The Beck Diet Solution is about retraining our brains to Think like thin people think and Boy, could I use a lot of that! Any way, each time I read about your cravings and get hit with my own, I want to invite us both to turn it around and remember how great we will feel when we DON'T indulge and how that PRIDE lasts far longer than the few moments of Bliss we get from eating something we know is not going to benefit us in this journey. Always my best to you!

elife said...

Yay for you!!

ryry the adventurous said...

YES! Day two down... great job Lyn, I am following your lead. I haven't been counting calories for a couple of weeks, and while I'm pretty sure I've been staying in my limit, who knows unless you count, right? Raaaaaar! Cheers for day THREE!

skinnyhollie said...

Way to go! I found a can of pumpkin in my pantry yesterday, and am making the pumpkin custard tonight. I hope it will turn out well if I use egg whites instead of eggbeaters (don't have any). Thanks for the post!

Ceres said...

Lyn, I am so happy, SO HAPPY that you're getting "in the zone" again. :-) It must feel wonderful!

bbubblyb said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog the past few days. Way to go on day two of eating right. I also never thought of putting beans in sloppy joes but it sounds very filling so I might try it next time. Your pumpkin custard sounded great too. I need to look through your recipes.

Keep up the great work.

LissaLee said...

Lyn, you're amazing. I too am in the very beginnings and yesterday, I just had a yucky binge. I just wanted to share that with someone who could potentially understand. The first few days are the hardest, and I'm still kicking myself for throwing in the towel so early. Anyway, bottom line is that your food always sounds so amazing. Kudos to you for making it varied and healthy. also, way to go on resisting the roast beef panini, can you send some of that strength my way? :)
Elissa

debbyweighsin said...

Lyn, can't remember if I've written to you before or not, but I have enjoyed your comments on other blogs (most recently Refuse to Regain) and I enjoy your blog, plus your recipes are great! Thanks for sharing them. I sure can relate to you and your journey, and am so proud of you for continuing on and sharing that with others. I am close to 4 years out from starting my weight loss for the last time in my life. So I know you can do it.

Teale said...

It definately is easier to string together several good days, once you get that first one under your belt. Unfortunately for me, the opposite is also true though. LOL. Give me one bad day & it can turn into a week of bad days! Yikes!