Thursday, August 2, 2012

Checking In

Today has been good so far. I had my vegan whole wheat blueberry muffins (2) for breakfast and I didn't even snack before lunch time. I ended up at Panera with my friend Fredy. I ate the You Pick 2 - 1/2 Asian Sesame Salad and 1/2 Bacon Turkey Bravo for a grand total of 630 calories. Not too shabby, considering going to Baja for a burrito would have put me at over 1200 calories.

I wanted to share something that I made last night. (I'm all into vegan recipes now btw). I found this recipe on a blog called Averie Cooks for Cookie Dough Balls. It sounded yummy enough and looked easy enough so I gave it a try. I didn't have all the ingredients exactly so I used what I had on hand: pecans, coconut butter, agave nectar, vanilla extract, milk chocolate/white chocolate/peanut butter chips, quick-cooking oats and it took no time really to make. The oats and nuts and coconut butter went into food processor until really grainy like. Then I added in the agave, vanilla, and chips, then rolled them into balls and VOILA! They were delicious and pretty healthy actually (granted the chocolate chips weren't really vegan, but hey I'm trying!) Anyways, check out the link to a bunch of great recipes from this girl!

Now, what can I make tonight for a yummy dessert?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Getting Back on the Wagon (again)

Well, guys, I'm back again. I know I haven't blogged in ages.. but things have just been crazy. I had stopped focusing on my diet, on my health, on everything.. I think I might have actually been depressed. BUT, something clicked and I picked myself up and got back on the wagon again. I've lost about 22 lbs since June of this year. I'm down to 231.4 lbs. I've come a long way, but still have a long way to go.

There are a few things I want to mention that have helped me lose the weight:

1. It's a mind game. Seriously. If you can train your mind to think you are "skinny", it will work. But, you must stay MOTIVATED. There's all kinds of motivation for weight loss online that can be helpful.

2. Eat until your full. Now that sounds so simple, right? Well, not exactly. It is tough to do this sometimes. But, if you can eat slowly and feel how your stomach is reacting to what you are eating/drinking, you can learn the ways of your body.

3. Fruits and veggies! This is a given. But really, fruits and vegetables help to fill you up as well as give you the nutrients your body needs and many are virtually no calories!

4. Exercise! This is a huge factor in helping you burn calories and regulate blood sugar levels (oh, did I mention I have type 2 diabetes now? I was diagnosed while pregnant with my daughter Sofia early in 2011- I know, it sucks.)

Anyways, these are my thoughts for now. I hope to blog more often and report back more frequently.. Also, I might try doing a "healthy recipes" thing.. We'll see how that goes. LOL!


Monday, June 27, 2011

A Reflective Moment

This weekend I didn't do too bad. I think part of the reason was me being a little sick or something. But either way I didn't go too crazy with food. I didn't really exercise though, which is bad. Exercise is my downfall always. I would ideally like to start using the treadmill again. I think what I am going to do is download a bunch of songs I like from iTunes and just get at it and work my butt off, literally.

Speaking of which, I remember when I used to do Weight Watchers back when in 9th grade. I would eat healthy, but sometimes I would go over board. But, every night I would get on the treadmill for like 45 minutes or an hour and just sweat off those calories. I think that's what really helped me lose the weight fast and keep it off. Once I stopped using the treadmill, however, is when I started gaining the weight back.

Ok. So that's my goal this week. I want to get on the treadmill at least 4 times this week. My endocronologist says I really need to do at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday. I'm going to try!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hello again!

I haven't written in this blog for awhile, but I'm back ... I had my second child, Sofia, 6 weeks ago and now I'm back at work, and back up on my weight.. Ughh gosh. I feel extremely fat.. weighing in at 266 today at the doctor's office. Oh. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I am officially a type 2 diabetic.

My plan is to lose weight and fast. I am trying to change my diet to not eat out too much, and to EXERCISE!! That is my biggest problem; trying to find time to exericse, or using my free time wisely to do it.

From now on, I have got to do exercise if I plan to get rid of this diabetes. I am too young to have this and to be this heavy.

I will post more later.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Feeling like a failure and SICK of eating out!

These past few weeks have been the pits for me as far as eating is concerned. I don't know what my issue has been but I just feel like I want to eat all the time and all the bad foods. At work for 2 weeks in a row I didn't bring my lunch. You know what that means. I was going out everyday getting the nastiest, greasiest foods, and wasting my money at the same time. At home was no better. We have been eating out way too much. I'm just sick and tired of this. I feel so disgusted with myself and with my body. I let my progress just go down the drain. I might not have gained all the weight back. But, I'm up to 254. That's bad enough isn't it?

I just want to stop eating out and eat some healthy foods.. heck, even if I eat a can of Spaghetti and Meatballs (which I just ate) that's better than going to McDonald's or Taco Bell for lunch. At least it's under 500 calories for goodness sake.

I feel so unhealthy and fat. It's not a fun feeling at all. It's actually very depressing.

Today I have made a step in the right direction with eating my canned lunch.

I'm trying to improve. I want to just relax about what I eat, but just watch what I am eating and how much. I also need to start eating more fruit daily. I feel deprived of all things healthy and it's time to change this horrible behavior.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Going Crazy

I've really been baddddd this past week. I have not done anything as planned.

Today, however, I ate some mini muffins for 2 points. So I have got 28 points left. I would like to eat light today.

Last night, Alisha and I were talking about eating meat. She said she might eat it once a month... I'm thinking, maybe I should try to cut back on my meat intake as well. Afterall, meat IS heavy. Maybe I could try to fill up on more greens.. you know.. lettuce greens?

I don't think I can cut meat out completely, but maybe to start I could eat one meal with meat a day. Then maybe after that every other day. Then maybe once a week. I don't think once a month will work for me. But I'm going to start out small. Today I'm going to try to eat meat at only one meal and not at 2.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I love love love love Chipotle!

It's one of the greatest places to go. They have fresh delicious ingredients, although some not so healthy. But I don't care. You can't stop loving a place just because it's ingredients are a little on the heavier side. I ordered a  chicken burrito with rice, black beans, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and guacamole, which was probably like 14 points. That's ok with me though. It's totally worth it! I still have half of it leftover for a little later. I couldn't be more satisfied right now!

Points Balance = 12 points


Hey! It's been a long time. I'm sorry but Charlie was really sick and had to go to the ER and I didn't work for two days. Things were crazy. Food was a little crazy too. I've come to the conclusion that I don't have enough time and all do take a picture of every thing I eat, so if I eat something interesting I will post it. Otherwise, you'll just have to take my word for it.

This morning I ate a package of little bites muffins for 2 points and a glass of milk for 2 points.

Total Breakfast Points = 4 points
Points Balance = 26 points