Saturday, July 17, 2010

Choices (Jennifer)

After my nasty experience with the scale on Thursday I decided I need to re-evaluate my choices.  Had I really been that bad to gain 3 lbs?  I really dont think so but whatever.  That is what the scale said and I accepted it.  No pouting, no poor me, and no giving up.  Just truck on because this is the new me and I have a CHOICE how I handle it.  So the notebook is out with the pen right there with it just waiting for me to eat something so I can log it in there :)  And that is just what I have done.  My mom has been in town and I have been a little lax in my calorie counting.  Today I logged it in meal by meal and by the end of the day I was over 1500 calories.  Not bad, but a little more than I have been eating.  Also, there has been a lot of picking at this and that.  And that is something that is a huge downfall for me.  However, I have been attempting to count even those calories.  And that leads me to the next issue.  Eating things that I have not made or that dont come with calories on it makes for a lot of guessing and I am not that good at that.  Today I had some zucchini coconut bread.  It was so good.  It was homemade, my hub's aunt made it, and it was so delicious that I really have no regrets eating it.  But I have no idea how many calories it is.  I picked and picked and then put it down for 200 calories.  It could even be more but at least I put something down right?

Today my dad came back into town and we took the boat out on the lake.  It was nice.  Then after dinner we decided we were going to go for ice cream.  The old Jen was so excited and I had it all planned what I was going to get.  But then after I saw I had eaten over 1500 calories I decided I should skip the ice cream and even stay home so I didnt torture myself.  I love ice cream.  And so I made the CHOICE to stay home and pass on the ice cream.  That is a big step for me.  But it gets even better.  Not only did I stay home but I seized the moment and got into my workout clothes and hopped on the treadmill.  I will admit that part of me was dreading it but I knew it was the right CHOICE.  So I planned on my 3 mile run.  I prefer to run outside but now that the skeeters are so bad , and literally deadly where we live  :(  (we live near a swamp) I now will only run inside unless I go somewhere else to run.  Had I know that before we bought the house there may not have been a purchase.  Anyway......sorry for the tangent there....I got on the treadmill and did my 3 miles.  Then I decided to go for 4.  I had put it on 6 mph for a minute or two which is a huge challenge for me.  And then when I got back down to 5mph it seemed so much easier and I decided to keep going....I RAN MY FIRST 5 MILE RUN TODAY!!!!!   A fellow blogger, Dawne at http://dawneandgreg.blogspot.com/, inspired me that maybe I should bump up my effort after she blogged about her first 10 K run.  I just love her blog and find that I can relate to her posts.  She is an amazing woman and so inspiring.  Thanks Dawne!  We tried your Egg bake yesterday and we are going to make it again tomorrow morning.  Cant wait! So yummmmy.

A few more shoutouts...and this isnt going to be pretty because I havent gotten this link stuff down yet...

Debbi at http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/-my mom and I tried the ranch turkey burgers last night for dinner.  I kid you not that they were so good that my mom had the leftover for lunch today and then we made them again for dinner tonight.  She was telling my dad tonight at dinner about what an excellent recipe you had.  We used the spicy ranch packet made by Hidden Valley and I threw and egg in to help it all stick together a bit.  Yummmm.  Pizza burgers are next...

Jen at http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/ -I got my Gnu fiber bars yesterday and I love them!!!!!  Thank you so much.  My mom and I are going to order some more we love them so much.  Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.  I am forever talking about my digestive health and I am such an excited winner!


I hope you all have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Excellent on the run!! Wow, that is impressive! Go for the 10K! My kids are training to do a 5K.

So glad you loved the burgers. The pizza burgers are even better! Thank you so much!!

dawne said...

I LOVE your choices. Ice cream will always be there for when you have days where you've consumed lower calories. I find "guessing" calories or "points" for foods I haven't prepared stressful too.

Thanks for the sweet, kind words my kindred spirit! I'm so glad you liked my egg bake. I love the texture of the eggs when they're baked and it's just so EASY!

Don't worry about those 3 pounds. It's not all about the scale, even though it seems like it sometimes.

Karen said...

5 miles! That is wonderful!! Wow! So I decided I am going to start running around my neighborhood on the days I don't go to the gym. I've become a little "bored" with the gym. It's a good thing they have Step Aerobics and Zumba because that's what keeps me going there. I love those classes and will continue to go to them. Jen, great job!! :)

Karen said...

5 miles! That is wonderful!! Wow! So I decided I am going to start running around my neighborhood on the days I don't go to the gym. I've become a little "bored" with the gym. It's a good thing they have Step Aerobics and Zumba because that's what keeps me going there. I love those classes and will continue to go to them. Jen, great job!! :)

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