Thursday, August 16 – Journal

Today’s weight: 215 lbs

5:15am: Morning walk – 41:54, 2.35 miles (using Zombies, Run!)
6:00am: Banana
7:30am: Jimmy Dean Delights turkey sausage egg muffin
11:30am: Healthy Choice steamer: Asian-style potstickers
2:00pm: Weight Watchers mini ice cream sandwiches (2) (they’re so tiny!) (and I have to go to the grocery store after work so this will help me stave off hunger-impulse buying!)
5:30pm: Salad (mixed greens, half an avocado, a few cherry tomatoes, some waldorf topping: raisins, walnuts, dried apples) with champagne vinaigrette
6:30pm: Pork chop, Stovetop stuffing
8:00pm: Klondike 100-calorie ice cream bar

So I’m trying a sort of live-updating process with this today, rather than posting everything at the end of the day. Possibly having an ongoing public record will help me with snack-decision-making throughout the day.

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Wednesday, August 15 – Journal

Today’s weight: 215 lbs

5:15am: Morning walk – 30:53, 1.67 miles (using Zombies, Run!)
6:00am: Banana
7:30am: Tall skinny vanilla latte and ham breakfast sandwich from Starbucks
10:15am: Nonfat blackberry yogurt
12:30pm: Healthy Choice steamer: barbecue steak and red potatoes (omg so good)
2:00pm: Weight Watchers mini ice cream sandwich
3:30pm: 1/4 cup trail mix
6:30pm: linguine with tomato sauce, 2 slices french bread, 6 oz chicken thighs
9:00pm: Drumstick ice cream cone

Still working on the whole sweets thing…I think I’m going to try subbing in fruit again for some of those desserts.

Tuesday, August 14 – Journal

Today’s weight: 216 lbs

5:15am: Morning walk – 41:12, 2.26 miles (using Zombies, Run!)
6:00am: Banana
7:30am: Oatmeal with skim milk
8:30am: 2 chocolate-chip cookies (well, I needed to take my daily vitamin and you’re supposed to take it with food. Nausea averted!)
9:00am: Nonfat strawberry-banana yogurt
12:00pm: Smart Ones szechuan chicken and noodles and a Diet Snapple (lemonade/iced tea flavor)
1:30pm: 2 chocolate-chip cookies (I had 4 total left over from the batch I made last night, and I can’t just WASTE them!)
5:30pm: 3 oz penne pasta with tomato sauce and albacore tuna, salad, 2 slices of French bread, and a glass of iced tea
7:00pm: (yes, planning ahead) 1 cup Dreyer’s slow-churned mint cookie crunch ice cream with a tablespoon of lightly salted peanuts (yes, I’m weird)

All in all, a little dinner/dessert heavy, but I think a good place to start!

The first step is the hardest

Well, that’s what they say, anyway. And it’s true, to an extent. But the hardest thing is the first step after being away for a while. Okay, maybe I should start at the beginning.

Hi, I’m Meg. I’m 5’7″, and currently I weigh 216 lbs. About 2 years ago, I had lost about 40 lbs and was well on my way to being a healthy (for me) weight. So what happened? Long story short, I hit a depression spiral, fell off the fitness wagon, and gained it all back. Now, I’m starting over. But this time, I’m writing everything down. Partly for accountability, partly because I’ve heard that if you try something different it’s more likely to work better.

So, that’s the plan. Track everything, write everything down. As well as any interesting tidbits I find along the way. Join me, won’t you? Let’s take this journey together.