Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Let's go back to what works...

Here's my menu:

6:00 am Breakfast: 1/2 Cup Steel Cut Oatmeal made with water and cup of black coffee

9:30 am Snack One: 1 Cup of Sugar Snap Peas and Green Beans (100% Raw) with Eden's Apple Cider Vinegar and some Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy

11:30 am Snack Two: 14 Raw Almonds

1pm Lunch: Tuna with Trader Joe's Organic Mayo mixed with herbs and spices and Broccoli

3:30pm Snack Three: 5.3oz Plain No Fat Greek Yogurt with 1/2 sliced green apple w/cinnamon

6:30-7pm (Depending on when I get home from the gym) Dinner: Small bowl of chicken soup w/mixed green salad and one hardboiled egg.

Also, still going strong with my studies on becoming Certified Physical Trainer!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sometimes there are these things called "set-backs".

I wish I didn't have any but unfortunately the past two weeks have been tough and the scale doesn't lie. I'm trying something new to my diet this week which may shake things up a bit. I'm trying the Stillman's Challenge but on my own terms since my weight training requires I eat extra calories. My biggest challenge by far are the weekends when my schedule is shaken up. Maintaining this weight I've lost is NOT EASY by any means. Old habits can creep back on me and a little bite can cost me and all the hard work seems like such a waste of time!

I started this challenge yesterday and I will write again next week to see how things progress.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

A new career in fitness?

Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel and who would've dreamed I could make a career at something I have always wanted to do. Help people achieve their fitness and weight goals! There is so much to learn but if I stay in focus with not only my physical goals as well as my educational ones. I can see no limits to how far I can go. It would be wonderful to get out of the 8:30am-5pm grind every day, too. Crunching numbers all day in front of a computer for over 10 years has gotten me no where except a paycheck to survive, and I want to live!

I'll update later as I have to get to work...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

3rd Evening of Binging Alert...

Here's the thing, I know what triggers the old binging bell inside my head to go off and yet, I continue to sabotage myself. I am given "permission" to eat. I don't want permission nor did I ask for it but I'm drawn to my friend's and family's bad eating habits. For years, I was an out-of-control eater and social drinker with little or no respect for myself. I came to the conclusion that stress, boredom, and living without a plan are the last obstacles in my path. I have to live up to my moto: Focus and Play. I have to do better. I know I need help.