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Ready

I think my main weakness is the evening.  I’ve noticed that the majority of my discretionary eating takes place in the evening; most specifically after dinner.  My portion control for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are alright, and my snacks are usually pretty healthy but after I’ve eaten dinner, everything hits the fan.  My desserts are too large and my ‘midnight snacking’ has gotten out of hand.  I’ve got to work on that from now on.

In other news, I pigged out on New Year’s Eve/Day.  I suppose it was fitting, though; the last night of 2008 and of my eating habits.  I did pretty well during the day on New Year’s Eve; by 4 PM I had only consumed about 600 calories and was getting ready for the evening festivities.  Even dinner was pretty good, but, as usual, post-dinner eating was my undoing.  Regardless, I’m done with that now and I am ready to move forward.

I gained back about a pound and a half of the four pounds that I lost in the last week, but I’m attributing it to muscle mass.  Am I creating some sort of dilusional euphamism for myself?  I hope not.  My abs are starting to come back out under the jelly, so I guess that’s a good sign.

I’m ready for the fruits of this labor.

Almost

It’s been almost five months since I’ve had a sip of soda.  I’ve had one cup of coffee from Starbucks.  I’ve had few potato chips.  I’ve barely been running since Halloween.  You see, I’d prefer not to freeze my ass off outside running in sub-freezing temperatures.  But, hey, that’s just me.  I wish I could drive to the gym, because I’d be there every morning if I had the ability to go there on my own.

I haven’t updated my Traineo widgets (see sidebar) in a few months.  I stopped counting calories religiously and measuring my workouts because I became obsessive with it.  I’m seriously looking forward to the spring so that I’ll have time to run again and I can do it without fear of going for a run and falling down and freezing to death like the old ladies in that commercial.

One of my resolutions for this year is to post here more often.  Nobody reads it, but it’s nice to have an anonymous blog to post on about this kind of private stuff.  I want to lose 20 lbs. this year.  I’m sure the cake that I just baked isn’t going to be very helpful in achieving my goal.  Oh, well.

Cravings

Right now, I desperately want:

  • A cold can of vanilla Pepsi.  I haven’t had any soda in almost a month.  I miss it, but it wasn’t too great of a challenge to give up.
  • Chicken nuggets from Chic-Fil-A.  No fast food in that long, either.  The only fast food that I will eat is Cool Wraps from Chic-Fil-A, an occasional salad from McDonalds, and sometimes those snack wraps from McDonalds (they’re not that bad).
  • To go running.  School is taking up all my time and I haven’t been running in forever.

Feeling Lost

It’s almost impossible to be healthy during the school year. Not only have I not had any time/energy to exercise over the past week or two, but my meals have been horrible.

Eating breakfast at 6 AM does not leave the door open for many healthy choices. My breakfast needs to be prepared in less than ten minutes, and it needs to be very light since I’m not even hungry at 6.

Lunch always has to be portable and small. I will say that my lunches are pretty balanced, but there is still room for improvement.

Snacks are my vice. I always need to have a quick snack in between school and everything else. I’ve promised that I’m not going to waste my money in vending machines anymore, so my snacks are mostly crackers or pretzels.

Dinner recently has been whatever I can pull together since I’ve been so busy (last night, I didn’t even have time for dinner). Needless to say, it’s not that nutritional.

I don’t think that I’ve been eating way too many calories…I try to shoot for 1900 per day, but I think that I’ve been closer to 2100 or 2200 daily over the past two weeks, with less exercise than I would like. I hate school.

A Challenge

It was hard sitting at the dinner table tonight and watching my family eat KFC while I ate a salad and some mashed potatoes, but now I am happy that I had my own meal.

If I were to have eaten with them, I would have had a biscut, two drumsticks (Original Style), mashed potatoes, and a soda. Here is nutrition information taken directly from the KFC website:

Serving Weight
(grams)
Calories Total Fat
(grams)
%DV Saturated Fat
(grams)
%DV Trans Fat
(grams)
Cholesterol
(milligrams)
%DV
340 610 32 48% 7 36% 4.5 130 43%
Sodium
(milligrams)
%DV Carbohydrates
(grams)
%DV Dietary Fiber
(grams)
%DV Sugars
(grams)
Protein
(grams)
Vitamin A
(%DV)
1940 81% 49 16% 2 9% 3 31 8%
Vitamin C
(%DV)
Calcium
(%DV)
Iron
(%DV)
2% 8% 25%

1940 mg of sodium? 610 calories? No thanks! Instead, I had a Caeser salad, iced tea, and mashed potatoes (from KFC). 480 calories total, and way less sodium, fat, cholesterol, and carbs.

Total calories today? 2070! 456 were burned due to exercise alone (I had some issues today with running). Go me!

Badonkadonk

I was buying clothes for school today at the mall, and I noticed that I have a lot of junk in my trunk. This butt belongs to a girl or a gay porn star, not me. Those jeans make my butt look HUGE.

BOO-TAY!

I didn’t buy them.

Making Progress

The hotel that we were in had an awesome gym in it. We were away last night and this morning and we stayed in a pretty spiffy Sheraton.

Yesterday morning, I ran in my neighborhood. When we arrived last night, I had a really bad headache from all of the screaming children. I bought a bottle of Excedrin for $8.99 (yes, ridiculous) and headed off to the gym since exercise endorphins usually make my headaches go away. I ran an additional two miles last night and did a mile on the stationary bike. Viola, no headache!

This morning, I headed off to the gym on an empty stomach (bad decision). I managed to run a mile, but I was too hungry afterwards to continue. I headed back to our room, showered, and to my dismay the rest of our party was not ready to leave and clearly would not be ready for a while. The only food that we had in the room was a donut, so I had a sour cream donut. I felt like a cow.

No CalorieWe went to breakfast, and it was pretty hard to try and eat balanced. I had a bagel, diet iced tea, sausage patty, and a banana. I wanted home fries/hash browns and/or pancakes, but my whole “cutting out empty calories” plan prevented me from doing that. It was a pretty filling breakfast, which surprised me. I had lunch at Subway. Did anybody know that Subway served pizzas? I was disappointed to find out that it was basically a microwave pizza, but I still got it as well as a bottle of flavored water. I’m trying to find drinks with no calories whatsoever. Luckily, the diet green tea (see left) and flavored water were both that way (thank god). Hopefully, I’ll be able to find other beverages that are like that because I know already that I will not be able to drink the same thing for a long time. I need variety!

I’m proud to announce that, since I began my jogging program in May, I’ve lost ten pounds. My weight isn’t that important to me, though, because muscle mass throws that off. Instead, I prefer to rely on my body fat percentage. This is, however, a nice incentive. It’s nice to know that I’m making progress!