Monday, May 10, 2010

Non-Mom on Mother's Day

Yesterday I was given many well wishes for Mother's Day...  I smiled and wished them Happy Mother's Day too, but inside I felt like a childless loser.

I took a very long walk on Mother's day.  The weather was perfect and I needed to get out in it.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Maintaining my size! :)

Since I have started tracking my calories and exercise online using fatsecret's widgets, applications and website I can happily announce that... I have been able to maintain my weight for 3 months straight!!!

Once I got to my goal weight I was still really healthy, but then let little things slip.  Like I started eating deep fried things again.  I started to erase all the success I had worked so HARD for.   

I had stopped keeping my food journal because I thought I was done, but that is never the case!!

In order to stay healthy you really need to maintain your healthy lifestyle and a food journal was one of the things that really keeps me on track!

I now make sure that I am eating between 1800 and 2000 calories.

My typical menu for a day is like this:

200 Calories for Breakfast
  • Yogurt, or
  • Protien Shake, or
  • Fried Egg white on whole wheat toast with American Cheese, or
  • Egg white omlete with salsa

150  Calories AM Snack
  • Banana
  • Yogurt
  • 100 Calorie snack pack
  • Apple sauce

400 Calorie Lunch
  • A frozen meal with at least one full serving of vegetables.

900 to 1200 Calories  Dinner
  • Half a frozen pizza
  • Burritos/Fajitas/Tacos
  • Pasta/Lasagna
  • Marinated Chicken Breast with starch and a vegetable

200 Calories Dessert  (OPTIONAL)
  •  4 blocks of chocolate
  • 1/2 c. ice cream
  • 1 break'n'bake cookie

Diet is 90% of the battle for me but  I am living proof that you do NOT have to stop eating sweets or bread in order to lose weight.  

I also keep active.

Three times a week I work out on my elliptical trainer at just over 4 mph for 30 minutes. 
I raise my heart rate to about 140 beats per minute .

That's all it takes. 

Of course it took me about 4 years to lose all my weight... but I did it and it is gone.