Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 3 operation no carb

I'm committing to this blog like I am committing to my diet. It gives me accountability. Blogging is a great tool for weight loss. Its fun to read back to the beginning and see the changes in your body as you lose the weight. Day one and day two were easy for me. I woke up again with a positive outlook. On this day I left the creamer out of my coffee. It wasn't good but I still got my coffee buzz. I hate splenda because of its IBS properties but I've been suffering from that anyway lately so I added two packs to my coffee for good measure. Its 7:27 and I have had a two egg omelet with a slice of bacon crumbled up into it. I'm full and ready for more coffee and water.

Yesterday I had an omelet for breakfast. The same as the day before. For lunch I had a salad (hated it). (Must get salad from hospital today. Salad must have their homemade ranch dressing in moderation. ) For dinner I had steamed veggies and slow cooked round steak with bell peppers and onions. It was fire. I had two modest spoons of natural peanut butter. I LOVE peanut butter. I had some blackberries again. No apple. No other snacking. It was easy. I never felt hungry. The only time I wasn't satisfied was after I ate that horrible bag salad. I hate the taste of bag salad. Why did I buy it!!  After I ate the salad I washed it down with a spoon of peanut butter and black coffee. I was good after that. 

Well here's to having a low Carb day! I'm excited to be a healthier woman. I'm not getting any younger, you know. Here's some start of day 3 pictures. Clothes I live in. Not sucking in. Smeared eye make-up. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 2 operation no carbs

I made it through day one successfully. That means I finally achieved the mindset to do this. I didn't have any negative thoughts about food yesterday. I didn't long for bread. I simply didn't miss it. I'm really thankful I decided to commit myself to a healthier way of eating. Now, instead of soaking my coffee with peppermint mocha creamer, I am enjoying one tablespoon that is good for 5 carbs until I decide to let that creamer go. Baby steps when it comes to my coffee habit. Baby steps.

First thing when I got out of bed this morning I wrote my award letter on the fridge praising my success for yesterday. I just find this helpful for me. It keeps me motivated and on track. I can't help but look at that note every time I go to the kitchen. Win!

My plans for food today are lots of berries, an apple or two and veggies. For lunch, I'm having a salad. For dinner, I'm going to slow cook some beef and that will be it. No bread today. No junk food in which to keep that belly fat there. Its taking a much needed hike, shrinking even now.  I feel wonderful.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

For my benefit I will list what I ate yesterday. For breakfast I had a 3 egg omelet with Cheddar and tomatoes. I snacked on blackberries, a few small bites of watermelon, and one apple. Lunch was veggies and steak. Dinner was more veggies, a spoon of natural peanut butter, and a little more steak. Oh. I also snacked on a piece of cheese. Wow. Is that really all I ate yesterday?  I didn't even feel hungry. I hate to even post what a normal eating day for me would be. I do know this is mucho better!

Now as far as exercise goes, I still continue doing what I love, Zumba fitness. I'm so grateful for it. I am in great shape because of it. I'm going to add more weights along with sit ups and push ups. I should probably do some Pilates. Yeah. Definitely Pilates. I'm going to do that before I cook breakfast.

Until tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day One Carb Breakup

I went to bed last night thinking I needed to quit carbs. I'm addicted to carbs. Its a sick sick sick relationship. I woke up this morning with the same feeling so I set out to make it happen. Its easy right?  Make the right choices. Choose which food goes into my mouth. Resist the urge for a french fry or a potato chip. Forgo milk and cereal. Screw the poptarts. Fuck the chocolate. I'm no different than other fellow humans who control what they put in their mouth. If they can do it, I can do it. I exercise so I already got a leg up. I just need to reset my mind for proper eating. To me, carbs keep me from losing the weight I want to lose. So today starts the no bad Carb journey. Its a week straight of no carbs, followed by slowly bringing back good carbs. It works. Watch.