Monday, February 9, 2009

Doing Better, Part II

If you haven't read Part I, it's here.

My day went really well. Here's the food:

Breakfast: tea/skim milk/agave, WW Breakfast Quesadilla
Snack: blueberries, 2 Clementines, green tea
Lunch: bits n pieces salad (I had to really scavenge the fridge to get enough for a salad) ... romaine, spinach, broccoli, carrots, brocco-slaw, chicken breast, Gorgonzola, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, homemade apple cider dressing and an Enviga sugar free sparkling green tea
Snack: unsweetened Greek yogurt with honey, blueberries, and a bit of flax granola; hot tea with a splash of milk and agave
Dinner: huge plate of leeks and asparagus cooked in a bit of olive oil, and a half serving of leftover homemade low fat chicken pot pie.
Total calories: 1457
Water: 12 glasses
Exercise: Biked (indoors) 25 minutes. My child was done playing on the computer after 10 minutes; I stopped biking and gave her Legos. She was done with that in 10 minutes; I gave her another toy. I got to 25 minutes and she was done! It got up to 48 degrees and the SUN came out!!! So we took a walk. After two weeks of almost total gloom, overcast, cold and despair, it was wonderful to go outside! The sun felt like heaven. It was like medicine to my body and soul. We walked maybe a mile. We played, then we came home and picked up the backyard a bit and then I sat in a chair and just soaked up that sun while she played. I feel like a new woman!

I'll probably have a cup of tea later tonight, and maybe a sugar free jello. That's it. I am SO tired, but a good tired. I know I will sleep better tonight.

21 comments:

Ria said...

It's great to hear that you're feeling better - congratulations on a wonderfully healthy day. Mother Nature even got with the program and gave you some sunshine!

theantijared said...

Get a good night sleep! I am glad today was better!

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

I can't wait to take a nice walk in the sun. I bet it felt wonderful. I just heard that is going to be in the 50's here on Wed. I can't wait.

Shelley said...

Glad the day ended well!

foodfoodbodybody said...

Good for you!! Sometimes it takes a really bad day to really get us to go out and make an great day for ourselves.

moonduster said...

Woohoo for eating well and feeling good! :)

Vickie said...

glad things are better. I bet you are right and the sunshine helped a lot!

driverslicenseweight said...

Happy that you're feeling better! I love sleeping well; it makes me feel so refreshed.

spunkysuzi said...

Looks like you had a great day :)

Dawn said...

It sounds like you had a really good day.

clickmom said...

I'm impressed with your biking commitment. You have inspired me to get off my duff and do something.

Susan said...

I just recently found your blog, but wanted to tell you to keep going! Don't get discouraged by the recent binge. I am a recovering binge eater, too, and it is a difficult journey. The worst thing you can do is give up, though, or put yourself down. Just look at how far you've come!

fatfighter said...

Yay! G;ad to hear you had such a great day! :)

Dinah Soar said...

Hey Lyn--just catching up on blog reading...I've been in the stagnation of maintenance land too...I've been dealing with it by trying to focus on things that don't totally involve food--reading more non-weightloss non-food blogs..it seems to help. Also, I'm gearing up to get back in the groove of a daily outdoors walk..the weather is finally nice again and it is exhilarating to go outside and soak up the goodness.

Eventually we'll get our heads
where they need to be for permanent change. Those who discount the importance of that part of the process--well, I'll just say I think they're ignorant of the fact that weight issues are complex and individual.

Would they tell an anorexic to just suck it up and eat?..nope. What makes them think not being able to stop eating is any less of an emotional/psychological disorder than anorexia? How many drunks have quit drinking because they decided too..not many..there are those who declare they have, but they are few and far between.

If I could ask one question of the negative commenters it would be "how much have you lost and how long have you kept if off?"...anyone who had not lost and kept it off say 20 years, I'd probably discount pretty much. Losing weight and keeping it off a year or two or three is no big achievement..it's what happens on down the road--that is the manifestation of whether one has succeeded.

bbubblyb said...

Way to go on a great day. Reading about your walk made me smile, that is soooo me. I just love walking outside, it's the best, fills me up emotionally. Hope the weather stays nice for you so you can do it more often. I'm soooo ready for Spring.

Meg said...

Wow! sounds like a great day (minus the day care issues). Again, your determination is inspiring, as is the way you bounced back from the day before and got right back on track.

-Meg

elife said...

Yay for a good day!!

Karyn said...

Sounds like you are getting back in the groove. Glad you are not feeling so sick!

15lbs_down_girl said...

WOW LYN! YOU REALLY ARE A NEW WOMAN! I AM SO SERIOUS, GREAT JOB! THIS MAKES ME HAPPY AND HOPEFUL, THAT BIG CHANGES LIKE THIS CAN HAPPEN.

You totally rock.

Lynn Haraldson-Bering said...

Glad you're back from the brink again ;) It's a sucky place to be, but you muscled through. {{lyn}} And yay for sun! Clouds can really mess with a person after awhile.

new*me said...

glad you got to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoying the sunshine is such a blessing!

I freeze the burritos by wrapping them individually in wax paper, then putting them in a freezer bag. Hubby puts them in his lunch box and they are usually almost thawed by his lunch. He microwaves for 30 sec at at time. It depends on how big they are ;)