Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 3. Thinking out loud.

I haven't gone over my daily calories in the last two days. :)

It's 7:22. I didn't have to wake up until 8, but I couldn't sleep. You know what I should be doing? Walking on the treadmill, but my back is so sore from yesterday. I have a tendency to start dieting and working out, but pushing my body to a point that I can hardly get out of bed-- and so I quit. I'm going to pace myself this time. There isn't going to be a next time- this is it. If I fall off the wagon, I'll get back on. For the first month, I might not work out that much, but if I can watch what I eat.. it should be a success.

I'm feeling super positive right now. I'll take that!

My problem is what to eat-- I'm a poor college student. For instance, I'm trying to stay within 1400-1500 calories a day. It's easier to stay within that range than it is to find foods that I can eat AND afford. I'm a picky eater. I really don't like meat. Okay, I'll eat some. But with carbs, watch out! I'm a hardcore carb eater! So for the last two days I've eaten oatmeal, ramen noodles and a ham and cheese lean pocket (plus some fruits and veggies) I really have a hard time eating fruits, I usually buy some & let it go bad. So I've been drinking two servings of tomato juice which is about 100 cals. Not bad. I do okay eating veggies. I like to keep a cut up red bell pepper around to snack on between meals. I guess I should get some celery or broccoli or something. I'm not a fan of lettuce, so salad just isn't for me. I'm thinking I need to eat egg whites for breakfast & get some almonds or something to accompany my other meals for some protein.

All this talk about food is making me hungry.

I really need a hobby. I need something to occupy my mind..otherwise I tend to get depressed. Endorphins are my best friend! :)

Well, I'm off to get ready for the day. Hope everyone has a good day today!

Today has gone so well. I didn't work out, but I've eaten well. It's really exciting. I've been drinking lots and lots of water, and I really think it's helped me. I read somewhere that when you're dieting, you often think you're hungry when you're really just thirsty. Tis true, I believe! I really haven't had any cravings yet (knock on wood!) I think it's because yes I'm dieting, but I'm not eating grilled chicken and veggies for dinner.. I'm eating things that I enjoy, but just keeping my calories in check.


  1. Are you sure we aren't twins seperated at birth? I am also over-weight in college, and fruits and veggies are so hard for me to get in. They go bad in my fridge, and lettuce? Ugh! Don't even think so.

    Good luck, and good luck finding a hobby!

  2. Hey we DO have a LOT in common :)

    I Love carbs to the point that its worrisome LOL If you put some chips and some dip in front of me, I could go on a 3 day binge. So I have totally removed myself from them as they trigger a week worth of bingeing. Grr.

    At least you like veggies! They seem to scare me. Fruits are ok so far...

    What is your starting weight? What is your goal weight?

  3. I really like your style of writing. You are already sharing a lot more of the emotional side of things that a lot of people avoiding when dieting and losing weight.

    I think that you will have great success. Keep blogging and I'll be here to help keep you accountable.