Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Goals

I am going to try to revive my monthly goals for well-being and weight-loss. Interestingly, my goals don't change much month to month - I wonder what that means? It probably means that I need new sources of motivation because these goals are not always met. I will try harder this month. If I mostly achieve this , I will treat myself to something nice. What it will be is TBD.

  1. Walk or hike 4x/week
  2. Do 10 pushups each day working up to 25 by the end of the month
  3. On days I don't go walking or hiking, do a short dumbbell workout at home
  4. Stick to eating 3 meals and 3 snacks each day
  5. Cook three new recipes this month
  6. Eat a serving of fruit and/or veggies with each meal
  7. I am going out of town for a week this month - stay on track with eating
  8. Make a healthy Easter Dinner for the two of us and friends
  9. Call my parents once a week at least

Day #2

I stuck with the mealplan from yesterday, and plan on sticking with the plan today as well. I also thought I might post pictures:

Morningstar Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Unsweetened Applesauce; Tea
The Sandwich was awful, but I bought a box of 4 that I will not waste - one more to go.

Hummus and Carrots
Leftover Brown rice, beans, pico, zucchini, Yumm sauce
I ate the hummus/carrots at 11am, and had the rest at noon

Parmesan Garlic Twists, and later a piece of mozzarella

Butternut Squash and Spinach Quiche w. Pineapple
I made the quiche lighter by using cottage cheese instead of heavy cream.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Day #1

I don't calorie count or allocate portion sizes. I tried to diet/count calories/points/carbs etc. It didn't work for me. So, I decided about 3 years ago that I would stop all that and just eat whatever I want in moderation. Moderation doesn't always work and I have maintained within the same 30lbs or so over the last 3 years. However, I have been much happier and much less stressed about eating.

Meals for today:

BREAKFAST: Scramble w. 1 egg, 1 tomato, 1/2 small onion in a Flour Tortilla; Tea
SNACK: Coffee, 1/4 cup Cheez-Its
LUNCH: Brown rice, beans, pico, zucchini, Yumm sauce
DINNER: 3 thin slices of cheese pizza, Thai Cabbage Salad


I haven't been blogging. Or dieting. Or exercising.

But, I have lost 7lbs this year without trying. Very odd - since usually I gain weight when I am not trying. However, I am not questioning it or knocking my luck. I am just hoping that this loss will give me a jump-start for the coming year. I am in the 220's again - 229.0lbs. Hope to lose another 5 lbs this coming month of April.


#1 - Eat a portion of fruit or veg with each meal.
#2 - Exercise 3-4x/week
#3 - Drink plenty of water
#4 - Do meal planning