I know I haven’t been blogging much
I was getting a little crazy tracking my food, counting EVERY single calorie was making me nuts, so I would freak out and say screw this and go on an all out eating spree!!! YIKES!!!
I talked to my trainer and he said, do not count, track, weigh or measure any more! WHAT!!!???? are you nuts?? no he said, trust me. I had been treating this all like a diet.. it was time to realize this is my lifestyle!!
here are the rules:
- only one starchy carb meal a day… like rice, oatmeal, bread, pasta quinoa , only one …
- 5-6 small meals a day
- 3-4 ounces protein per meal
- water! duh!!
- no cheating
- only 2 fruits max per day
so for breakfast usually I have 1/3 cup oats, 2 spoons of chai seeds, 2 spoons of ground flax meal and it makes up a HUGE bowl for breakfast, I add about 1/2 to 3/4 scoop of protein powder and some Splenda…. maybe some fruit
my meals have been 3 ounces of protein…. okay I have weighed my protein…. don’t tell Kelly …..
usually I get in Chai seeds twice… gotta keep the plumbing working
I have cheated… and it has been almonds or the Artic Zero I find it at Whole Foods… and I have been doing 6-7 meals actually… my weight has dropped 2.5 pounds and it has been easier.
I have found a plastic wear… one of those you buy at the grocery store it is the 3 and 1/8 cup small square Glad brand is the perfect size for me.. and I pack 5 meals every morning…examples
- turkey meat loaf and broccoli
- chicken and asparagus
- salad with cottage cheese
- spaghetti squash, light spaghetti sauce and chicken
- green beans and egg whites
- baked vegetables and turkey/taco seasoning/FF refried bean mixture
- Greek yogurt with Chai seeds, Splenda and vanilla extract or cinnamon… or both
I have my breakfast, lately my oatmeal… take 4 meals to work, and leave one in the refrigerator for when I get home… or take all 5 depending on my mood …. and sometimes an Artic Zero at night… last night I had a vanilla Artic Zero with cinnamon, nummers
since I started this way of eating, it has been over a week now… I haven’t freaked out and had a mad eating spree… I also suspect I have a frenemy … an friend/enemy … a food saboteur at my work… lately some of my favorite cookies have been appearing in the office… tempting me….
“Karla~~~~ you know you love me~~~~~ I am soooooo yummy~~~~~ Karla~~~~~ just one won’t hurt~~~~ Karla~~~~ oh KARLA~~~~~~”
the other day I got pissed and threw out the package, over half a package… I know it was rude and all the incorrect social … whatever's… but I got pissed and tossed them in the trash… maybe they will take the hint and not bring them back into the offices
I have still been in the gym twice a week and hitting the cardio at least 5 times a week, maybe I should track my cardio closer??!!
so all is good, I weighed 142 this morning, I want to get below 140 again, my trainer says that is the goal… (I need to stay away from those danged almonds!!!) but I will get there. I have been following so many inspirational folks on Instagram. I feel a little weird because I am 52 and I am following 20-30 year olds but whatever, they inspire me to eat better, and stay on track
later bloggity folks