africk1229's Journal, 25 January 2013

I have noticed a definite and dramatic improvement in my overall energy and mood just from eating something small for breakfast. I used to eat a little breakfast on the weekends but during the week my breakfast consisted of lots and lots of coffee.

It's been 4 days of eating breakfast and NO COFFEE! I had some headaches (I think withdrawl from the caffeine) at first, but am glad to be rid of the stuff. I think a good bit of my weigh gain came from putting a TON of cream and sugar in my coffee everyday. I've replaced it with water and am feeling healthier and happier :)

On another note--eating less is difficult! I was so hungry yesterday! I've been eating 3 meals a day and 1 good snack but am trying to keep it at around 1300 calories. Plus, I've started walking about 30 minutes to an hour daily (I was a major couch/chair potato---mmmm potatoes prior). I feel starving ALL the time! I feel like the only meal that is actually filling me up is my lunch (which is a 500 calorie wrap FILLED to the brim with vegetables...). Not to mention, I feel bad about eating the darn wrap because of the avocado--which takes up roughly 33% of the total calories in that meal!

I'm going to weigh myself again tonight...I know I am doing well--but my weight fluctuates naturally by a pound or two anyways--I won't feel like I have truly lost anything until I drop below 140.

I'm the only one in my household dieting. It is so tempting to sneak a piece of bacon (as I cook it for my son and husband EVERY morning), eat large portions, wolf down my food, and munch on cookies after dinner (my sweetie-pie has a sweet tooth run rampart and a thyroid problem that keeps him thin as a rail...).

Dieting is tough--I'm sticking to it but I cannot wait to see results!

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 January 2013:
2007 kcal Fat: 108.07g | Prot: 72.28g | Carb: 205.08g.   Breakfast: Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine, Banana, water, Peanut Butter--Creamy. Lunch: Tomato, avocado, water, Hummus, EverRoast , sprouts, Lower Sodium Provolone Cheese, spring mix, baby spinach, Wheat wraps, cucumber. Dinner: lettuce, tomato, black olives, water, fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, cheese grits, ranch dressing, collard greens, pasta salad, cocktail sauce, cake, cheddar cheese. Snacks/Other: fuji apple, water, broccolli, carrots. more...
2057 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Desk Work - 8 hours, Driving - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 5 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet africk1229's own diet  


I stick to 1300 calories too, but I find if I use my calories for lots of veggies, as you said above, and good protein, I feel satisfied. If I let myself waste calories on cookies or heavy starches like pasta, I get hungry. You can eat a lot more veggies for the same amount of calories as half a cup of pasta.  
25 Jan 13 by member: musiquette


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