Friday, January 07, 2011

This Thing On?

Whoa. It's been almost exactly a year since I've written. I'm feeling inspired by this little thing I am doing, Biggest Blogging Loser. See, I have 12 weeks to lose some poundage and get svelte again. My goal? 20 pounds. It can and will be done.
After I had Harper 4 years ago, I lost a lot. I was ready, I was nursing 186 times a day , and it was easy. But I have gained a lot of it back. Not all, but a lot. This time I'm doing things a little differently and I am confident it'll work. I know my problem time for bingeing. It is specifically from 7:30-10pm. I go from one snacky thing to another until I'm certain I've consumed enough calories for an entire meal. Then what do I do? I go to bed. The perfect recipe for growing a large ass.
Despite running for the last 2.5 years, my eating has just been so mindless and I've used the excuse "I ran today, I can eat whatever." Not so. Running 3 miles a few times a week doesn't take the place of eating like a heifer.
So here is my plan. I am watching what I eat from morning until dinner. I am eating things like plain oatmeal with blueberries and a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top, for breakfast. For lunch, a turkey sandwich, without cheese, and a cup of vegetable soup. Snacks, I am really trying to resist. But, If I am hungry, I'll count out 10 almonds and a banana. Or have a string cheese. For dinner, I'm not changing a thing. I cook for my family and typically we eat really well so I'm not messing with it. Last night we had a Greek Salad, marinated and grilled chicken breast with roasted veggies and garlic Parmesan couscous. So my biggest commitment is that after 7;30pm, I don't eat. Not a single morsel of food will cross my lips. I can do this. It bugs me that I even have to think so much about it - I have a degree it this stuff for crissakes.
I weigh-in on monday and I'm not getting on the scale until then. Hopefully my plan will work. Wish me luck!


BethanyWD said...

Alright, I'm here, and I'm listening! We can DO THIS, right? I should have joined the Biggest Loser, but I didn't. I'm trying to get to my goal "place" once and for all. We're going to Disneyland in April and I want to be able to wear tank tops (arms = my trouble spot) and a swimsuit and not feel good about myself - as well as have enough energy to walk/walk/WALK all over all the theme parks. Let's keep encouraging each other and we'll get there!

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worldmale said...

Good luck....and welcome back! I missed reading your posts...they always made me smile. I finally started blogging again as well

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