Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 48 ~ Yes, what a Monday!

I'm losing focus. Haven't been detailed on my food list, and that is very dangerous.

Bored of the routine. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored.

One week left before the shift to a new habit/focus... which will be the combination of going to bed early to get up early.  For Two Months.  Regardless of what obstacles I may put in my way.

Getting some productivity done in the morning is KEY! Planning my eating day in the MORNING is Essential to my success in this weight loss as well as the maintaining the weight loss that comes later, which I understand is more difficult than losing the weight.
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Time Out for a Snack:

100 Calorie snack = 2 slices of deli ham (Per slice: 30 calories, 380 mg sodium, 0 carbs, 1.5 g fat) with 1 Laughing Cow Cheese wedge (35 calories, 260 mg sodium, 1 g carb, 2 g fat), tonight I added 2 small leaves of Romaine lettuce (per leaf (?) = 10 calories, 2.27 mg sodium, .67 g carb, 1 g fiber, 0 g fat) which brought the calorie total up to a whopping 115 cal, 1,020 ms sodium (high!), 2.34 g carbs, 5 g fat).  For me this is a very satisfying mouthful that can hold me for awhile.  I mash the cheese in the ham, lay on the lettuce and roll up to eat.
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I'm going to make more turnip fries and turkey burgers, because I'm missing that 'normalcy' a little.  Tonight is Mahi Mahi - YUM, but I really am craving some brown rice... Out of cauliflower and don't feel like fooling with ricing or grating or whatever to it to create a "rice like" texture/consistency.

Last night's dinner was icky... I didn't marinate the Tofu, which is a mistake -- the veggies were good, but the lack of deep flavor convinced me that some soy sauce would be okay -- and the sodium yesterday was higher, which showed up as a "plus 1" on the scale this morning.  I suspected it would do that, however, so I was prepared.

I'm feeling deadlines creeping up and my procrastination tendencies are at an all time high it seems, as I'm having fun thinking about my new room... and not clearing the clutter, taking the (insert expletive here) tree down, putting away my craft supplies and generally being bored with house chores.

This is where I have to sit myself down and give myself a pep talk... how much easier it is when I plan, and things are done, and just spend 15 minutes (at this point I'm doing just 7 minutes...!) doing one thing.  I unloaded the dishwasher this morning (after turning the alarm off at 6:30 and sleeping until 7:45ish), and the kitchen is in pretty good shape... but I've not planned my meals or shopping and feel the anxiety building.

It is probably time to experiment with the MF foods to make "bread" and "pizza" etc... see how that goes.

I am, however, wearing a pair of pants that I've not worn in over a year (maybe longer) because I always felt 'fat' in them - they're a sage green knit elastic-waisted pair of pants and there's a top that I wear with them, and I can tell I'm losing.  So YAY!!!

Keeping the Visualization Up is another thing I need to do first thing in the morning, along with being grateful and thankful and appreciating all that I have and all the blessings in my (our) life.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Don't give up, hun - you're doing great!! A "down" day happens from time to time!!

What are the MF rules on Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and chicken? Maybe have a recipe for you there hubby and I love (usually served with rice but not necessary).