Monday, June 7, 2010

One busy weekend down, Seven to go

I can't believe how booked my weekends have become. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to do all the things I did but man I end the weekend wanting Monday to come so that I can get some rest. :)

This past weekend I came across a blog of the women that is losing weight or lost weight. She walked 4 miles a day and limited her calories to 1000 calories per day. Ok... I can't do 1000 calories per day and I am not sure if that is healthy. But I can do the walking or running.

I found that during the week, I can pretty much stay within calories with little effort. But the weekends kill me. On Friday, my daughter went to a wine tasting dinner with my father so I had to drive her his house...50 miles away. My dad insisted on buying dinner for me and my hubby. We ended up at BJs Brewery and had chicken lettuce wraps for an appetizer, I had a NY Strip for dinner with a bake potato and my husband ordered an apple crisp a la mode. So I had to have a few bites of that. I was stuffed. I had eaters remorse by the time I was done. all I wanted to do was run and try to feel better.....ok, I know...why didn't you order a salad with a vinaigrette, grilled chicken, steam vegetables and fresh fruit...But in my mind, when the food is free the calories don't count. So I still need a little work on my mental health but it gets even worse. I ordered a glass of water but drank very little of it. You wanna know why? Because I didn't leave any room in my tummy for a beverage. Say what?

So I started anew this week. And I started with a pound that is a good thing.


  1. Here's my tip for eating out: order what you want. I spent years ordering the salad when I wanted the steak, and only ended up crazy binging later down the road. Make smart choices with it, though. I'm not big on potatoes (either baked or fried), so I order steamed veggies on the side. And instead of putting butter or salt on it, I ask for a lemon wedge to squeeze over it (this is really great on broccoli). Then, ask for a box, right off the bat. Put half of everything into it before you even start eating (I usually leave all my veggies on my plate), then put the box out of sight. And try to drink at least half of your first glass of water before they even bring the food. Often times when we think we're hungry, we're really thirsty.

    And no, 1000 calories is not healthy. Everything I've read says that you should not go under 1200 unless a doctor puts you there. 4 miles a day, though? That's great. Just listen to your body and don't strain anything.

  2. THanks for the advice. I am listening to my body and yet to do 4 miles. I have an old ankle injury from soccer (when I was in high school) and I felt a bit of strain on it so I backed off the miles. I have done 3 and 2 so far.