Bike!

Yay, first bike ride of the season! Here it is, the last week of July, and tonight was MY first bicycle ride. Even though we’ve been camping twice, the rain put a damper on a lot of biking this season.

So, we went for a nice long bikeride – I think about 40 minutes. It felt great!

I had a lot of extra calories, and I made myself a wonderful banana, raspberry, blueberry, Stoneyfield frozen yogurt bowl. It was delicious!

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!

Watching Ellie Krieger on Hulu

While working on the laptop in my home office today, I am watching Ellie Krieger’s Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” on hulu desktop (hulu.com) Her show is healthy and I have learned a lot! I can’t wait to experiment with some of her recipes and advice!

It’s great to watch hulu while working, I have a little TV screen on the top of my workspace.

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!