Sunday, December 27, 2009

Healthy Living and Eating...

So I have been struggling since the wedding to find a happy medium with my weight and lifestyle. I have put on some pounds and am feeling the crunch to get rid of them!! I have been going to the gym a lot more and trying to make healthier choices in eating (which has been hard during the last month). Something that has been helpful is reading Food Blogs. The blogs are written by women who are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and they write about their food choices and their workout activities. Two of my favorites are and These ladies give great advice and recipes that really help me.

Something that I have been trying to do is keep track of what I eat in a day. This is VERY helpful to me because it shows how much the snacks and in-between-meals add up. This also keeps me accountable for my does this blog!! (Carrie Underwood swears by this ritual)

Today I ate:
10 a.m. 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sugar-free jelly and a mineral water

11 a.m. Piece of hot pepper cheese

1:00 p.m. 3 Christmas cookies; mineral water. (La Croix Mineral Water has been the KEY to me getting rid of pop in my diet. I do not crave pop anymore and I actually feel sick when I have any pop. These quench my thirst and keep my hunger at bay!!)
2:00 p.m. One piece of meat lasagna, 1/2 c. green bean casserole, 3 pieces of garlic bread (EEK!). Coors Light

4:00 p.m. Glass of red wine; Christmas cookie.

8:00 p.m. Orange and 2 M&MsI also did 50 minutes of The Firm: Total Muscle Shaping DVD I got for Christmas. It was hard to do though because I do not have a step or 3 different sets of weights (3lb, 5lb and 8lb). I only have a 10lb set of weights so those were pretty worthless. I am going to go to Marshalls tomorrow to see if I can find some lighter weights so I can do this DVD on nights that I do not go to the gym.

I hope to use this blog (again) to chronicle my trek on this difficult journey. It is so easy to work out and eat healthy every day when I am off on Winter Vacation. The true test will be when I go back to work in 1 week.

Stay tuned and please send me your suggestions or hints!!!


Annie said...
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Annie said...

You are so cute!!!

So I could be missing it... but did you eat dinner???? Don't make your metabolism slow down. That's the worst to kick back in again...

Have you seen Julie and Julia? Super cute true story. She does a blog not about dieting, but just food in general. I think if you're eating really neat things that you really really love it's easier to lose weight because you're satisfied, you know?

Joanie said...

I did not eat an actual dinner because I had a late, HUGE lunch. I did have a small bowl of Chex cereal, a cup of apple sauce and a piece of toast with peanut butter though.