Sunday, November 28, 2010

One day down, 364 more to go

Yesterday was a pretty good food day. It was the first time in weeks that I didn't have a crazy late night binge. My binges these days aren't anything like they were three years ago when I weighed 240 pounds. I use to eat bags of candy, chips, cookies or whole cakes or pies, all in one sitting. I gave the word gluttony new meaning.

These days a binge is an extra chicken breast or a bag of light popcorn or a couple Weight Watcher ice cream bars. Or maybe all of that plus some, but all healthy foods (except the WW ice cream bars that are really junk food in disguise).

I still consider these binges, just a more healthy version of a binge. Last night I ate two WW ice cream bars and a piece of turkey breast (probably six ounces). It put me over my 22 Points (my 180 weight gives me an extra Point). Still, this is considerably less than I've been eating late at night these past weeks, hence the 6-pound gain in three weeks.

Even with an hour of cardio yesterday that was too much food. In order to lose weight I have to maintain my exercise of a minimum of an hour a day AND cut back on the calories.

One good thing is I've made peace with Dave's Killer bread, the thing that's been my downfall for a few weeks. I LOVE this bread. It's organic, tasty and full of healthy ingredients. It has 20 more calories than one of those sandwich thin things (130 calories, 3 grams fat, 4 grams fiber). It's two Points versus one Point but it's so much tastier and healthier than fake bread. I allow myself one slice a day, with my breakfast. It's really removed that "it's forbidden, I must eat it all" attitude I had about it.

After dinner tonight I'm going to try to totally resist eating anything. Just to see if I can do it. Tomorrow is going to be hell day at work so I have to go to bed early anyway. I deal with "hell days" better when I'm well rested. So I'll be in bed by 9pm, up at 5am for the gym, and physically at the gym by 5:30am. That's my normal gym time but I'm often not asleep until midnight.

Not much planned today except a few work things I have to get finished for tomorrow. I've been working on them for the last two days, and I'm almost finished with my project. Tomorrow is the start of alpha testing which is always extremely stressful for me. The work I did is for another team so it's a bit unusual for me. The people doing the testing are very experienced and are perfectionists, which is a good thing, but again, it stresses me out big time.

Other than that, I'm going to the gym at noon, home to shower and then hit a movie this afternoon. I really wanted to see Unstoppable, the train movie. I love trains. I know, I work for an airline, but really love trains. They've always fascinated me more than airplanes. My husband wants to see the Harry Potter movie. Since I almost always get to pick the movie (and usually a chick flick and he's good with those), I think I'll let him have this one. I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan, but the movies are usually okay (although the last one was horrid).

By the way, it's 364 days until I absolutely will be at goal. I know this is a lifetime thing, I'll always have food issues and will be fighting them to my dying day. That's pretty much a given, but it's 364 days to goal weight. That thought helps me focused.


Q102Briand said...

Diana, I can relate to the late night binge thing. For me late at night is my biggest challenge. I wake up in the middle of the night and I can make some REALLY bad decisions. :-(

I agree with you about the WW ice cream bars. They are so good and I just know they have to have more than the points listed on the box :-) Have you ever tried Aunt Millies 5 grain light bread? I like it a lot.

Btw I hear the new Harry Potter is really good. I'm not a big Harry Potter fan but friend shave said it was good.

MizFit said...

smart goal and plan and for ME it is still ONE DAY AT A TIME.
getting up and recommitting each morning.
for everything---from fitness to marriage.

Ron said...

Your going to do great this year Diana,,,, one day at a time of making those healthy choices and you will get there.

Helen said...

Catching up on blogs finally. Took a Thanksgiving break to be with real people instead of the computer :-)

When I read the title of your blog the first thought that went through my mind was "What if we had that attitude every day. 1 day down, 364 to go?" Maybe it would make us able to actually string 365 good days together. Just a thought.

So, I discovered the chocolate covered raspberry WW ice cream bars... I can manage to stop myself at 2 but I absolutely cannot stop at 1. I was so irritated by this fact that I decided I'm not buying them for a while!

M Pax said...

Evening has always been my downfall, too.

I planned for it to stay within calorie / food plan. That helped me a lot.

Recently, due to why I was offline a few weeks, I'm not in the mood. I don't eat at all at night. No snacks. I know this is temporary though. A side effect of feeling sad. It'd be nice if it became a habit before the sadness wears off.

I'll keep rooting you on, Diana.