Mission Statement

I will in general eat healthy, eat "normal" food, without gimmicks, pills, surgery, or trademarked diets. I will log all calories consumed and estimate calories burned on a daily basis. I will then be able to track my progress and estimate arrival time to my goals through My Food Log. I will also develop non-food rewards for reaching my goals knowing that reaching each goal is a reward in-and-of itself. I will not give up. I know that I will not be perfect but that I am making a permanent lifestyle change. The good days will out-number the bad days. I will not give up!


I Cheated And It Was Beautiful!


I did not follow through with my plan from yesterday, which was to eat only vegetarian for 3 days. But it's OK.

It's OK because I did mostly stick to it today and the end result was BEAUTIFUL! I had to add an extra column to My Food Log so I could log all of the food I got to eat today. This is because I mostly ate vegetables with a little fruit thrown in. I ended up having 2 servings of protein. One meat at dinner which is where I cheated. And one serving of good old fashioned Planter's Peanuts, Dry Roasted as a snack. Also with the snack I had one serving of oatmeal with one pad of lite butter. This was my only bread serving for the day. I DID NOT make the same mistake that I did yesterday, what with the FOUR rolls at dinner and all. I actually have 70 calories to spare, but in light of yesterday's failure (and the day before for that matter) I'm going to call it quits on eating for the night.
I am rather impressed with this vegetarian-ish way of eating. I avoided dairy and meat until dinner. I also avoided bread and simple carbs (sugar and the like). So I'm going to try to do the same thing tomorrow. Also, one little plug... O'Charley's in my town will sell a To-Go side of vegetable medley (broccoli, squash, and carrots) and they will prepare it with no butter for $2.07 tax included. The medley was surprisingly filling. So props to Chux! And here's to shooting for the same kind of day tomorrow!


Lady Rose said...

This sounds like a great approach - mostly veggie and little meat. Too much restriction could just kick in cravings any way.

Sondra said...

Oh, please! I wish I could say that my cheat was some meat! My cheat last week was the whole sleave of ChipsAhoy cookies! :)
I don't really eat meat anyway, just chicken.
Just wondering- how long have you been just counting calories and how much have you lost since then?

Christina said...

I have been counting calories since June 4. At the peak... before numerous travel events I lost 19 pounds. I have gained about 5 back. But (and I can't repeat this enough) I will quit! And overall, I am seeing many positive changes. My clothes still fit much more loosely, I have MORE energy, and my eating habits are changing. When I go over my calories, it is usually due to portion size and not content. I have been able to cut out the junk... allowing for occasional treats. Thanks for stopping by! Sometimes it feels so lonely out here in cyberspace.