healthy |ˈhelθē|adjective ( healthier , healthiest )in good health: : feeling fit and healthy.• (of a part of the body) not diseased : healthy cells.• indicative of, conducive to, or promoting good health : a healthy appetite | a healthy balanced diet.• (of a person's attitude) sensible and well balanced : a healthy contempt for authority.• figurative in a good condition• desirable; beneficial• A conscious choice; A life-long commitment.

Monday, March 29, 2010

WI Day

Down 1 pound today. Which is 1 pound lighter than 174. I will take it!

I am feeling extremely stressed out about school right now. We are heading into our final 2 weeks of the year, and all the stress is mounting. I am trying trying trying to not take out my stress on food, and when I have felt the urge to eat I drink water instead. So far so good, I have been OP for the past 2 days now!

I'm hoping for a good week. I need a good week.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ugh, Seriously Not Good.

So, I just don't know whats wrong with me... I get to 174, and its like I can't lose anymore. Now, I know that isn't the truth, If I keep with this program and pick up my exercise I know I can lose more. I honestly don't know why I hit this spot.

It's not like I have lost motivation, I still have lots of motivation. Its like I get to a point where I can't tell myself/those around me when they offer me something delicious like McDonalds.

I have tracked EVERYTHING that I have eaten so far this week. I have used up all of my Weekly Points, and I only have 2 Activity Points left.

That being said, I obviously have to stay on track for the rest of the week, to at least remain where I am currently and not gain.

I hope that I can do this... I need to lose weight, I want to lose weight, I don't know whats stopping me.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bad Day, Good Food Day.

Well, my poor decisions last week led to a no weight change this Monday, which is totally understandable. I over indulged last week, and I knowingly did so. Today is BACK ON TRACK for moi. I drank a coffee for breakfast, had a wrap for lunch, a turkey peperoni for a snack, and half a plate of pasta for supper, and an iced green tea lemonade for my after supper snack. Not too shabby.

I also went to hot yoga. Does any one else take Yoga? Oh my gosh it is so relaxing. Took away from all the negativity that happened to me today.

So I woke up bright and early to go and get a coffee from Starbucks (I work there on Weekends), before I had to register for my third year nursing classes. I wanted to switch shifts with a girl, and I had already asked her if it was okay, and she said yes. So I asked my 20 year old manager. Now I am 19 myself, so she isn't too much older than me. Also, I have worked at Starbucks for 3 years, where as she just started last August. Needless to say, she's power tripping. I have a good work ethic, I enjoy my weekend job, and I am great at it. So when I ask to switch shifts she says "We need to talk" in this serious tone. I was like "umm, okay". We go over to the tables and she proceeds to tell me that I havent been completing my job when I have been working with my friend Katelyn (The girl who I would be working with on this switched shift), and that we talked to much when we work together and she has received complaints from staff and from customers.

Complete Shock.

I love working with Kate. She is so fun, and we have fun, and all the regular costumers are like "You 2 are the best workers here". I have NEVER had a single complaint about me in the 3 years I have worked there, and now all of a sudden there are numerous complaints about me? Not to mention Kate and I hadn't worked together in like 2+ weeks, so she could have come to us before this to tell us we forgot something or whatever it is we did "wrong". I was so upset I just said Okay. Next my douche manager told me I had to prove myself to her so that I could work with Kate again.

WTF.

I have worked at starbucks for THREE years, I have had the same managerial training that she has had, and yet I need to prove MYSELF TO HER? I asked her who it was that said that about me, and she told me she didnt remember. I let that stew as I ordered my drink, and then the rage hit. With tears in my eyes I looked at her and said "I know that I do everything I am supposed to do when I close, so whoever said that about me can kiss my ass." She didnt say anything. She SMIRKED at me.

I was so upset. I left crying from anger, came home, registered for my classes (which is a huge stressor all on its own because all 100 nursing students from my year also register at 830am when it opens and there are limited #'s in the classes). I called the store manager and told him I needed to talk to him.

I went in a little later, and my bitchy manager IGNORED me. So I went and talked to the store manager, bawled by eyes out telling him, and he totally understood (thank god, cause if he hadn't I would have quit, which I don't want to do). He said he would talk to her and she would be calling me to set up a time so we could talk it out. Awesome, just what I want.

Anyways, that was my day. Thank god the Yoga helped, and I feel super good that I stayed OP all day!

Thanks for reading this GINORMOUS post.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tracking

Well, After my super good Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday didn't go well. I didn't track what I ate. So much for that goal.

I find that if I plan out exactly what I am going to eat I do better, and stray less. Its not as if I made terrible choices these past two days, just didn't track it. I am not going to get anywhere if I don't track.

I have done the weight watchers thing before, and when I get to 174 (in the past) I have always lost my way and gained it all back and then some. I can't do this again, I won't.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I pledge to all you readers that I will track my food, and stay within my daily points.

Wish me luck!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weigh In Day

This morning was my weigh in, and I am down two pounds! Woohoo! 6 lbs down, 34 to go.

Today was a really good day.

I stayed OP, Ate healthy, and went for a 20 minute jog.

My goal this week is to track EVERYTHING I eat.
Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Taco Time

Well, I tried, and failed to get a hold of the brownie people today. This made me extremely frustrated... what do I do when I am frustrated? Eat.

I was unable to talk myself out of just going home to heat up my 6 point Weight Watchers supper. Nope. I went to Taco Time and ordered a Ranch Chicken Burrito meal.

To be totally honest, it was delicious. I enjoyed every second of eating it. This is the first time I have felt "full" in 2 weeks.

I tracked it. It was way too many points, I have gone into my AP's now. But at least I tracked, and at least I have identified the feeling that lead me to eat.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brownie Frustration

So like 5 months ago I ordered the Perfect Brownie Pan thing off the TV cause I thought it looked super cool.

Nothing was ever charged to my credit card, and I never received it in the mail. I just figured my order didn't go through.

Well 2 days ago, the order goes through, and I was like "What? When did I buy this?" Only to remember how long ago it actually was.
Today the Brownie Pan came in the mail.

Now, I know I am supposed to be watching what I eat, so I researched and found some "lighter" brownie options, just to try out the pan.

2 hours of cooking later... failure.

The entire thing stuck together, even though I sprayed it all with Pam before starting (like the instructions said). Regardless of the Pam-ing, everything fused into one, and the brownies wouldn't come out of the pan. After 15 minutes of struggle and frustration, 5 of my 20 brownies survived, and the rest were all crumbles.

Why do I even try to bake? Lol.
Tomorrow I will be calling in hopes to get my money back, because it was a total waste of time, and money, and they took forever to send it to me anyways!

On an up note, I have been doing fairly well with food! Caved in and got an everything bagel with herb and garlic, but made up for it by not eating the sandwhich I brought for lunch.

I also made a new desk top image to display my goals, and my 2 favorite quotes, to remind me of why I am doing this. I hope it will be a little extra kick of motivation.

Let me know what you think! If you would be interested in something like this I would be willing to make them for you! You can just comment on here or email me (amiehutton@live.ca). Thought it might be nice for other people to get a little boost of motivation too!

Monday, March 8, 2010

First Blog Post

Well, This is my first official blog post. I feel like I should say something witty. Oh well, I was never any good with wit any ways.

Today was my weigh in, and I am down 2 pounds to make it a total loss of 4 pounds! Yahoo, only 36 more to go!

I find it really hard to stay optimistic about ever reaching this goal. It seems so far out of reach and so unfathomable to me. I know I should set mini goals and what not, but it is hard. I find that this is my downfall. I get to the 175 mark. Lose any motivation that had me roped in before, and go back up to 185.

This time will be different. This blog will hopefully help me make it different! Please feel free to comment/follow me, and let me know of your blogs so I can follow you. Maybe we will have some commonalities in our journeys?

I look forward to getting used to this, and hopefully doing it on a regular basis to keep me in check.