Friday, September 19, 2014

Keeping It Real: 9/16/14 - 9/18/14

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Wow, what a week.  This merry-go-round is on full speed and where has this week gone?  

Lower carbs, exercise, counting, thinking, re-thinking and many choices - that's been my week.

I'd like to say I gave up fast food or that I managed to get my carbs down to an average of 20 per day but that is not the case.

I have managed to make choices that have allowed me to lose 9 pounds and 3/4-in. in my waist since last week.

I have enjoyed water workouts and the treadmill at the gym for most of the last week except Friday and Sunday.

I have eaten what I've wanted but in that respect have read labels all week.  I am not hungry or find myself looking for food out of boredom or downtime.  I haven't learned to not drive-thru or choose the lowest healthy carb assortment for any given day but this is a journey that is my new life.

I will learn one day at a time what will work and what isn't working.  
My lifestyle is changing.   
I am a work in progress.

Tracking It:
Food Diary for 9/16/14

Food Diary for 9/17/14

Food Diary for 9/18/14

It appears from my daily food diaries that I need to cut my ties with Burger King.  It will be better if I start taking time to cook.

Friday, 9/19/14, begins a new week for me with another weigh-in next Thursday night.  What will be my results?  Time will tell.  

GOALS FOR 9/19/14 - 9/25/14

NUTRITION:  I've got to work on getting this low carb lifestyle in sync with 1450 calories a day consisting of 50% Protein (181g); 45% Fat (72g); 5% Carb (18g - with 12-15 carbs being from veggies).  For now I am working on Atkins to some degree but with foods I've come to love and support based on AbsDiet; South Beach and my new found friend Atkins.  

EXERCISE:  Fri=Treadmill; Sat=Water Classes (Aerobics and Core Training); Sun=Treadmill; Mon=OFF; Tues=Water Class (Aerobics); Wed=Water Class (Water Zumba - gonna try something new); Thurs=Water Class (Aerobics)

WATER:  Continue to hydrate daily one half my body weight in ounces of water plus an extra bottle or two for the work out.  Average:  138 oz a day minimum this week.

SLEEP:  I have been seeing way to much of midnight (here I am posting after midnight) and need to rework my day so that once I come home from work and working out I eat a light meal and hit the sheets by 9:30 p.m.  I want to be up by 6:00 a.m. but need to get my downtime started by 9:30 p.m. so I am asleep by 10:00 p.m.

I'm going to paraphrase a quote I've heard often that is beginning to feel real again:

Skinny feels better than the feeling that the food I am eating is giving me.

My life seems to be about the food, more specifically the carbs, because it's a new lifestyle in the making but the new lifestyle will be so much more.  It's also full of energy and fitness.  It's been exciting returning to the gym.  Now they get me - not just my money!  
There is a person inside of me ready to be vanquished so the healthy fit, spiritually fit, emotionally fit person can excel in life!