Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Food/Fitness Log: November 30, 2010

Activia Strawberry Cheescake Yogurt (120 cals, I believe)
2 Homemade Mini Chocolate Muffins (Approx 100 cals each)

Veggie Burrito @ Rubio's (black beans, onions, peppers, salsa in whole wheat tortilla)
A Few Chips (I know, BAD! I way did NOT need those!!)
Tall Vanilla Chai from Starbucks

1 Light String Cheese

1 Black Bean Veggie Burger w/ 2% Shredded Cheese, Squirt of Mustard, Squirt of Ketchup
Handful of Shoestring French Fries (plus some from my son's plate)
1/4 C. Cottage Cheese

Hot Cocoa
I made my hot coca, looked at it and decided I didn't need it, so down the drain it went!!!

Up and Down 6 Flights of Stairs (7 minutes)
35 Minutes - Walking, Playing on Playground & Going Up/Down Hills
42 Minutes Total

My Thoughts:
So first of all... YAY ME!!! I set a 20 minute exercise goal and doubled it!!! I feel really good, too! I mean, I'm sore for sure,  but in a totally good way!

As for food, ok. So I definitely did better today that I have been. I got stuck eating lunch out. By "stuck", I mean this. I live about 30 minutes away from the rest of my life. My son's school, my family, my friends, my son's sports, etc. Everything is two towns over from where I live... as that's where I used to live. So when we're out and about all day, sometimes it's not practical to get back home. It's difficult to bring prepared food with me as it will spoil in my car. 

I'm not working right now so I don't have a fridge where I can keep our lunch. So anyway, usually 4 out of the 5 weekdays we end up having to eat out. I am working on making better choices... (veggie sub at Subway, veggie burrito or salad) wherever we go. Honestly, I'm looking forward to working again so I can bring my lunch, send my son to school with his homemade lunch, and saving a lot of money that way!

Until then, I am just going to focus on making better choices. I'm definitely much more conscious now of what I put in my mouth. I seriously WANT to get healthy. I hate being to fat for my fat clothes and crying when I look in the mirror. It drives me insane when I look at a pic from me before I got pregnant, remember how "fat" I thought I was then. I wish I could blink my eyes and go back to that "fat". That fat was 100 lbs less than where I am now. Hrumph!

Anyway, no looking back.... just look forward. One day at a time. One choice at a time. Eat to live not live to eat. I CAN DO THIS!!!

So... honest critique. What changes would you have made to my food/exercise today? Or did I do alright?

I'm setting another exercise goal for tomorrow of 30 minutes. I was hella worn out after playing "monsters" and "superheroes" on the playground for a half hour but oh my gosh, so much fun! My chest was tight. It almost hurt to breathe. I know I was getting a good workout. Oh and going up and down the hills and stairs, I almost diet. Literally. But I pushed through it and I know I can do it again tomorrow! 

Oh, and one more YAY for me... dumping my hot cocoa. I actually thought about it before I drank those calories. I decided I wasn't actually hungry or craving a sweet... I was just bored. So I drank some water and sat down to write this blog entry instead!!!

Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. Good job pouring the hot chocolate down the drain! I'm very bad about that, lol. If I pour something into a cup or put it on a plate, I will probably eat or drink it just because I don't like wasting things. Stupid, I know, but that's the way I am.

    As for the food, are you a vegan or vegetarian? If so, you should definitely be taking some kinds of supplements. Either way, you should add some protein into your diet! You can get your protein from skinless, boneless chicken breast or extra lean turkey. If you're a veg, milk, eggs, cheese. If you're a full-on vegan, peanut butter, beans and certain nuts also have good protein! Other than that, I think you did really well. Be careful on those steps and watch where you're going. I broke my ankle this summer because I was walking down the stairs and I didn't watch closely. It was/still is unpleasant.

  2. You need more protein, my darling! You did good with the vegetarian stuff, but if you add some white meat turkey breast and the other kinda good meat (even tuna, if it's not all mayo-y), you'll be feeling better.

    As for the hot cocoa, try to find the 25-calorie one at the store. That way, you can drink it and feel good about it, instead of pouring it (120 calories) down the drain. Nice self control, though! :)