Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Mark Twain:
"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Motivation pic of the day:

Today's Goals:
Consume 1200 calories or less
Drink 8 bottles of water

Fruit Bowl - 208 Calories
(Cantaloupe, Grapes, Pineapple, Honey Dew, Cottage Cheese)
Coffee - 85 Calories
(2 creamers, 5 Sweet n' Lows)
1 Bottle of Water

3 Chicken Salad Rolls w/Sweet Chile Sauce - 580 Calories
2 Bottles of Water
Skittles Fun Size - 80 Calories

Michelina Lean Gourmet Chicken Club Flatbread - 280 Calories

5 Bottles of Water

Calorie Total - 1233 Calories

So, today I'm going to try and start a new format to my blog. As you can see, it is going to be a motivational quote, a motivational picture, my goals, what I have eaten, and then me talking, lol. Per the always good example of my best bud Candy, I'm gonna try to keep this up for 21 days and make a habit of it.

I am FINALLY feeling somewhat motivated. Unfortunately, until I have my own car I may not be able to work out as much as I like...but, that doesn't mean I can't eat healthy and make some kind of difference. So, when I can't work out I'm going to try and keep my calories to 1200 or less. That should keep me at a deficit of 1000 calories (loss of 2 pounds a week).

So, it has occurred to me multiple times that it is all mental! And I can conquer my brain. I am really good at turning my brain off and controlling myself...usually. But, when it comes to food, that is the one thing. It is my kryptonite. Why is that? It drives me crazy that I don't have control of it. Is it really that hard to just not desire food? How sad is it that I live every day of my life, not paycheck to paycheck, but meal to meal?? It really does make me sick to think about. I hate when something has control of me, and that food has control of me REALLY bothers me. How much time do we spend daily thinking about, preparing, and eating food? How much other stuff could I get done if I didn't spend so much time on it? Beyond weight loss I really want to have control of my body's need for food. I don't want to starve or anything...but I want to have control enough so that my physical demands do not touch my emotional thoughts. I want it to be like going to the bathroom...I feel a sensation...I eat...I don't keep pushing trying to eat more...I just do what I need to do and get out of there. Lol, hopefully that makes some kind of sense.

I had a great lunch today with Jennifer. I got the coolest fortune in my fortune cookie...
"Don't pursue happiness -- create it."

I like that :)...maybe I should use the numbers from it to play the lotto tonight, lol.

Something else, Aaron and I are going to look at two prospective cars tonight. One is a 1995 Geo Metro and one is a 1999 Hyundai Accent. Neither will be very exciting cars to drive, but they are both super cheap ($850 max) and they both get great mpg (35 mpg +). So, if they are in half way decent condition I will probably buy one. If I do I will have enough money to buy a body bugg! :) That would make me so happy. I will also invest in some new running shoes, and then put the rest of the excess money in the bank, pay off a credit card, or something smart. Or maybe I will do the not smart thing and buy a roof rack, lol.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have a car and be posting about how awesome of a workout I had in the morning because I got up at the break of done and went to the gym :) Hopefully I'll be buying a Body Bugg tomorrow. Cross your fingers everyone! And have a great night!