Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Facing the Facts

It's so easy to ignore the bad. Yesterday I posted that I ate poorly.

It was Zaxby's hot wings.

There I said it. I owned up to it. Ugh!

Actually, it was a ten piece hot wings, two chicken strips, and 1/4 an order for tater chips. Yeah, I ate way too much.

I was just planning on ignoring it. You know, pretend that since the points values were not easy to find, that they don't exist and just carry on like last night's dinner never happened. But, today I decided I needed to face the music. I sat down and figured out the points (it was like 25 points!) for the meal. I logged the points. And now I am moving on. It still stinks, though.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

And I ate...

Guess what I do when I am really tired and should have gone to bed two hours ago?

I eat. Oh boy, do I eat.


Good thing tomorrow's another day.

I'm going to bed.

Monday, May 18, 2009

And so it begins...

Today was a success! I didn't blow my points (yep - I am doing Weight Watchers) and I am not starving. Plus, I managed to make McDonald's work today. I now know that the Southwestern Salad at McDonald's is pretty good. I had it with the grilled chicken and light Italian dressing. I wish they had a light "southwestern-y" salad dressing, but overall I can't complain.

I didn't make it to the gym today.. actually I didn't get in any exercise. But, I didn't plan to, either. I knew with Patrick's schedule today that I most likely wouldn't get a workout in. My plan for the week is to get to the gym Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I might even try to get in on Sunday since our afternoon class is over and Patrick doesn't have handbell practice. Woohoo!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Last Day

Tomorrow the next round of "AM's Biggest Loser" begins. What is this? It's just a group of friends trying to lose some weight, Biggest Loser style. I've watched exactly one episode of the The Biggest Loser. Maybe I should actually watch this - it might inspire me.

Anyway, so tomorrow I begin again. Why is it that when people (me included) start a diet, there's always something magical about Monday? And why do we have that "last day of" whatever it is we aren't supposed to have? I mean, eating this crap is what got us here in the first place. But, I am right there eating the crap that contributed to my weight gain. I have been craving meatloaf, so today I made it. It was yummy, too. At least I used lean beef. That's about all I can say to somewhat redeem myself here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where do I start?

I have been on a diet since I was a teenager... with breaks thrown in here and there. I've given up, regained, and started over again so many times. I've tried Atkins, South Beach, cabbage soup, Weight Watchers, diet pills, etc.

So, I don't really need to know where to start on a diet. I've got that. Where do I start with a blog about dieting? Specifically, what exactly am I going to put here? What part of my weight loss journey am I brave enough to put here for my friends and family (and maybe even strangers) to see? The thought scares the you-know-what out of me.

So, why am I doing it? I have to keep up with what I am doing somehow, and since keeping a paper and pencil journal never worked for me, I thought this would work. I need accountability. I need to put this in writing somewhere so that I can't just ignore my actions and pray they don't show up on the scale. Hopefully I'll have more successes to write about than mishaps I want to hide from.