Vacation Tempations

Well, I gave in to vacation temptations. I had spaghetti and meatballs on Saturday night (brought home a doggy bag) and today, I had a few of Mike’s Cheesy fries with gravy (poutine) and a piece of deep rich chocolate mousse cake. It was delish!

I am trying very hard to be good, and I am making good decisions some of the time to make up for the bad decisions the rest of the time! LOL

Bad Choices = Bad Day

I was really baaaaad today. Dad and mom came over for dad’s birthday. I picked at the bones/skin of the homemade rotisserie chicken while Mike was slicing it and I had some birthday cake. I tried to be honest with the calories and portions and tried to calculate higher.

I did ask mom about the calorie info for the cake and it was 280 calories, 12g fat with 14 servings for the whole cake. Since it was just the four of us, she brought over half the cake. I originally estimated there might be 6 servings, but there truly was 7. I had one piece, plus a few bites of the leftover big chunk that mike ate later on tonight, so I calculated two slices of cake.

I added all the info into myfitnesspal food diary today, I was over 325 calories! The sad part is I could probably eat another dinner right now! sigh! I am hoping I calculated my calories very high so I really didn’t do as bad as it shows! eeek!

It’s funny. When I eat healthier, more sensible choices I don’t find myself getting hungry as much. When I eat food that is higher in calories, etc, I find myself wanting more to eat. Not satisfied. I have to keep that in mind when I want to reach for bad foods. I need to keep reminding myself that better choices keeps me happier!

Back from Vacation!

We returned from vacation yesterday (Saturday) and surprisingly, I did rather well, sticking to my calorie limits. I didn’t always make the best choices (ie Danish, whoopie pies) but I was proud that I did make some GREAT choices (ie steamed/broiled haddock, kiddie portions of ice cream)

We went biking, walking, and ATVing a lot and I felt I was pretty active all week. I only went over my calorie limits on a couple of days, but some days I was under, especially when considering exercise!

I reluctantly weighed myself this AM, and I am roughly the same weight as my last weigh in, maybe a 1/2 to 1 lb higher, but I am probably a little bloated due to PMS, and my water intake has been not great, so hopefully I can get back on track, and lose a little bit this week!

But all in all, it was a good week!

Subway

Today I had my first challenge. We needed to go to walmart and it was too hot to cook again; mike suggested iHop, & I checked online & there were some healthy choices on their menu, so I was all set.

We ended up at walmart first where there’s a subway restaurant, so we decided to go there instead.

I did great! I checked my iPhone restaurant app & figured out which sandwiches were a better choice; I opted for the 6in tukey & ham on wheat, 290 calories, not counting the extra veggies & fat free honey mustard. Oh and NO cheese!!

I was pretty proud of myself, and I felt terrific

Today’s Challenges!

whoo hoo. My boss brought in his usual box of muffins, and I resisted all day. phew, it was hard, but I did it! I wanted just a bite, but I told myself no, just leave it.

(I did have to post a “rescue me” message on my Facebook profile, but I pulled it off!)

I was starving driving home from work, and I was *this* close to pulling into Burger King and getting a small something! I whipped out my iPhone and restaurant app, & after checking the calories on a bunch of different menu items, I resisted! IT’S NOT WORTH THE CALORIES!

muffins

UPDATE: Muffin boxes are still being brought in. A few times, I could smell the glorious muffins without even opening the box. But I held out. I haven’t had a muffin yet, and I feel great! Yay :)

Difficult Day Yesterday

I had a difficult day yesterday, trying to keep the hunger at bay. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t stop feeling hungry, even after an afternoon snack.

I didn’t have this problem during the week, and after looking at the breakfast choices in my Food Diary (keeping a food diary at MyFitnessPal.com) I am wondering if it was due to having a whole grain (oatmeal) for my breakfast meal.

Every other morning, I had yogurt or protein. Today I had a 1/2 serving of the leftover chili from last night and a yogurt smoothie, then for lunch, a nice ham pita sandwich. It’s 2pm, and I feel good. My stomach still feels full, even though psychologically I could probably still eat right now!

Anyway, my point is maybe it was the grains. I will have to keep that in mind!

Healthy Choices

A good friend posted something on her Facebook page this week, and it hit home.

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me. Life is AWESOME. CHANGE for the Better!

I have been wanting to start to eat and live healthier for so long. I start, then immediately fail! I want this time to be different. I am almost 47 years old, and although I am medically healthy, I know I am not at a good weight! Things have got to change for the better!

Thanks Mae for helping me see the light again!