Day 19 of six weeks
Weight today: lost one pound
Total lost: 3 pounds in 19 days
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with sugar:30
1/2 cup of brown rice: 85
3 oz chicken breast:105
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
2 large eggs:140
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
4 oz of sliced strawberries: 36
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder coffee creamer:30
four bites of German chocolate cake:50
running total: 781
5 oz apple: 80
1 cup of frosted mini-wheats: 200
1/2 cup of 1 % milk: 55
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
running total: 1271
3 Doritos chips:45
1 4 oz red delicious apple:45
2 Schwan's Bomb Pop:45
Today's challenge: Keeping 0n-calorie. Getting final weight lifting work-out in.
Planned fitness: 50 minute chest and tricep workout, 2 mile run, my abdominal routine once.
Note on Picture: Was low on strawberries and picked up a quart. Minus the plastic wrap, this is how the local store sells these strawberries. They have this big, red, overflowing delicious look about them. How can you not buy these when they look like this?
The Monkey At My House
About two weeks ago, a monkey came to our house.
And no, I'm not referring to one of our children, though, they can definitely act like monkeys.
But this monkey's visit has been very interesting. At first I thought his visit would be short. So, I was nice to him. I invited him in...I let him sit down and relax. I let the kids play with him.
He began to become a part of the family. Wherever we went, he went. If we went to the grocery store, he liked to come with and help pick out the food. If we went to church, he would sit in the pew next to us...or wander around as our family likes to do.
But this monkey took a special interest in me.
At first I was flattered. I would think, "He wants to hang out with me because he likes me. He likes me because I just lost 20 pounds and I'm looking good."
When I eat, he sits down next to me and eats too. He likes to eat. In fact, he eats a lot. And since I'm on a diet, he eats a lot more than I do in comparison. Now that I think of it, I think this monkey is gaining weight with all this extra eating that he's doing.
But me, I'm losing weight because I'm eating right. I'm exercising by running almost everyday. I weight lift four times a week. I'm doing everything right. So, I just know I'm losing weight.
I even stayed on-calorie and did a two hour work-out the day of my eight-year wedding anniversary.
But the scale won't show it...because every time I step on the scale, that monkey jumps on my back. And all that extra weight that he's gained offsets my weight loss, and makes it look like I haven't lost any weight.
Well, enough of that monkey on my back!
I don't like him anymore, and I don't want him around.
He's getting the boot.
Would you all like to help me kick him to the curb?