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Daily Log–Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 16, 2009

Breakfast: An apple, peanut butter, and a glass of skim milk.

Lunch: Sandwich (whole wheat bread, ham, turkey, pepperjack cheese, onion, bell pepper, mustard), cheese flavored Quaker rice cake snacks, water.

Afternoon Snack: Pepperidge Farm cheddar flavored pretzel crackers.

Dinner: Sauteed zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic over whole wheat pasta with olive oil and feta and Parmesan cheese; water.

Evening Snack: Nectarine, one Dove caramel chocolate, and a glass of skim milk.

Exercise: About 10 min. on the elliptical, and then Workout B of the two DR gave me, substituting pushups for the arm exercises.

Knowing vs. Doing

January 13, 2009

I know I should exercise more, and that the morning would probably be the best time for me to do it.  But that doesn’t stop me from hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock until it’s too late to go to the gym.

I know that I have a problem of snacking when I’m not hungry.  Sometimes I’ll even say to myself, “Brit, you know you’re not hungry.  You just want to eat to be eating something/you like the way this tastes/you’re bored/upset/etc.”  And then I’ll eat it anyway.

I feel like I just don’t have enough willpower or something.  I don’t know how to fix that.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

And on another topic, I’m tempted to join a CSA this year, because it would give me a large variety of veggies to choose from, and I would be forced to use them.  However, the two in the area I’ve checked out so far cost $500+!  I know that’s for over 20 weeks, so it’s not as much per week, but that’s still a daunting figure.  Also, since I’m only cooking for myself, I’m afraid that I would get too much per week, and it would go to waste.  Do you think I should just stick to the grocery store, and the farmer’s market when it opens back up again in the spring?

Positive Thinking

December 3, 2008

I had another meeting with my school’s nutritionist a few days ago, and when I mentioned that I had lost weight since our first appointment, she said that I did look thinner to her.  I’m glad she told me, because I can’t really tell.  When you see yourself in the mirror every day, it’s hard to notice those slight changes that stand out to a person who only sees you once a month.

It can be hard sometimes, too, when people tell you things that you can’t see.  But I can’t let that stop me—I’ve got to look at the things I do notice.  Like the fact that when my Mom and I went shopping after Thanksgiving, the clothes below my usual size were fitting better than they normally do.  And the scale—I’ve lost almost twenty pounds since August.  That’s almost ten percent of my weight.  No matter whether I can see it or not, that’s a big accomplishment, and I shouldn’t forget it.

It’s PRESIDENT “That One”

November 5, 2008

\o/

My Fellow Americans…

November 4, 2008

GO VOTE.

If you’ve voted early (as I did), good on you.  If not…

GO VOTE.

NOW.

Just What I Needed

September 18, 2008

Another way to waste time.  *Sigh*  More to come, once I figure out what in the world I’m doing.