Wednesday, February 15, 2012

141 Days to Go - Diet Day 10

4:30 AM, not a time that I enjoy. That is when I was up this morning to go and workout. *I picked my mom up and we were at the gym by 5. I would have thought that the gym would have been busy but it really wasn't that bad. We did the treadmill, 30 minutes workout area, and the stationary bike. I was pretty proud of myself I rode 2 miles in 10 minutes. By 6:10 I was back home and posting Monday's blog post. (Sorry I haven't been on top of my game with these. I am going to try to do better.) Then it was time to get ready for work. *I was hungry this whole time. Waking up early really throws your eating schedule off. I was so happy when 10 o'clock came around today. I think I had to really think about pacing myself to drink my shake slow and not swallow it down in one gulp. Lunch went ok too, Slim Fast, applesauce, a sandwich round (since I was out of rice cakes) and mushrooms. The afternoon seemed to drag so it was great when 3:30 came and I could eat my pudding.
I left work and went to Wal-Mart so that I could get some more rice cakes, pudding and some string cheese. I also had to get Puffs Kleenex with Vicks because I have come down with a cold. Perfect timing right!
For dinner I had a Smart Ones Spaghetti with a sandwich round and string cheese. I put a small amount of garlic salt on the sandwich round to make it like garlic bread. My total pts for the day are 16 pts out of 25. I think now it has something to do with my cold and I am not to hungry since I can't really taste. I am working on laundry now too because I only have three sports bras to wear. It will be an early night for me because tomorrow is another early workout day. So goodnight for now. Until tomorrow.

142 Days to Go - Diet Day 9

Happy Valentine's Day!
I was really tired this morning. I didn't want to get out of bed. I am ready for the weekend, and it is only Tuesday. I am off to the gym again tonight, except tonight we are going closer to 6 rather than 9. The morning was ok today I was busy so I didn't have my shake until 10:30 which I was sort of surprised about because I seemed hungry this morning, but I must have forgotten about it when I got busy. For lunch I had a Slim Fast, 2 rice cakes, mushrooms and a hard boiled egg white. I forgot my applesauce so that was missing but over all it was a very filling lunch. The rest of the day went by slower than I could imagine. Sometimes time doesn't go by very fast when you are constantly watching the the clock.
I left work and took my taxes in. I got home changed my clothes and went and picked up my mom to go and workout. It was busy but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. We did the treadmill, 30 minute workout area, and rode on the stationary bikes. It was great and perfectly timed too. I wanted to be home in to watch glee and I was. I ate dinner after that so around 8sih. I had a Smart Ones Creamy Rigatoni with broccoli and chicken and a salad with dressing. Then after I showered I treated myself to a Smart Ones Cookie Dough Sundae. My total pts were 19 out of 25. So not bad, a little bit better than the last couple of nights. Well I am off to bed for a reason you will see on tomorrows post.

143 Days to Go – Diet Day 8 *Weigh In Day*

I was so nervous when I stepped on the scale, but I lost 2.4 pounds last week! Yea! I am so proud of myself. I am very happy with the amount that I lost my 1st week. Tonight I start the gym with my mom so that should be interesting! Since my goal for this week is to maximize my
points I changed up lunch a little bit. I still had the usual Slim Fast, rice cakes, and baby carrots, but I added the applesauce with lunch and brought a Jell-O pudding as a snack. I had almost forgotten how much I love that pudding. It was a great 3:30 snack. For dinner I ate an egg salad sandwich that was 4 pts. 2 pts for the egg, 1 pt for the sandwich round, and 1 pt for the light mayo. Then I made a big salad with spinach, mixed spring leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, snap peas, broccoli and mushrooms. This salad was zero points! I did have some light salad dressing as I didn’t have fat free in the house and it was 2 pts for 2 tablespoons, which is
a lot of dressing. I never realized how much that was until I measured it out. So with all of that yummy food my total pts were still low 16 out of 25. I am now down 1 point because of the weight that I lost. The more weight that you lose the less points you are given, the lowest amount of points that can have though is 18. The point target that I am looking to hit though is 22 points. If I can make it down to 21 points that would be great too.

I think that so far week #2 is going well. I know that it is only day 1 but I am not feeling as hungry all the time and I am really focusing on the food choices that I make. Now when I look for a snack I try to find fruit or veggies to have instead of candy or chips.

Well I am back from the gym now. Boy was that an experience. My mom was a hoot. We were suppose to leave at 8 because my parents had some things going on, but we didn’t end up leaving until 9. We did 15 minutes on the treadmill where it confirmed to both me and my mom that I am very out of shape. Then we did the 30 minute workout area. This was very similar to what we did at Curves so it wasn’t too hard for us. Only a few machines posed a challenge for us. Then it was back on the treadmill for a 15 minute cool down. Now I better shower and get ready for bed since it is almost 11. Until tomorrow.

Monday, February 13, 2012

144 Days to Go - Diet Day 7

The day for me began at 10 o'clock! Yup you heard it , 10 am! I was up way to late during the week and it finally must have caught up with me on Saturday night. So of course when I woke up I was hungry, so I had a Slim Fast right away. By 11 I was at my Gram's helping my mom and dad. I didn't get home until 2:30. I had Mate pick me up from their so that then we could go to Wal-Mart. I wanted to buy a digital scale. If I am truly going to do this diet thing properly I need to have a decent scale. Mate told me that it was my Valentine's gift. I also did get the next Twilight movie, and I know you are all wondering and I did make Mate watch it with me! That was his punishment for making me watch The Simpsons and Family Guy. For dinner we went to my parents house where my mom made lots of yummy food but I brought my own food because I am not quite ready to eat "real people" food yet. I had a Smart Ones Thai Chicken and Rice Noodles, snap peas, sandwich round, applesauce, and cauliflower. It was excellent, very yummy! My total points for the day was low again but my goal is make it better starting tomorrow. Total points 14 out of 26, I am nervous about weighing in tomorrow, but I am hoping for the best and I am very proud of myself for the food choices that I have made this week. So bring on the scale I am ready for it.

145 Days to Go - Diet Day 6

Today was the day of my stamp class that I went to with my cousin. I knew that she was going to want to stop for coffee so I already had that figured into my points for the day. I ate a breakfast of 1.5 cups of strawberries and a tall mocha no-fat, no whip of course. Then it was time to go to our class. When we came home it was a little after 1pm and we ate lunch. I had a Slim Fast and a cup of snap peas. Then it was off to my Gram's. When I got back home I curled up in my chair and watched some tv. My parents brought the dogs over so that I could babysit them. Boy are those two a treat. After getting over the fact that they were at my house, they settled down very nicely on my lap. We watched Top Gun and I crocheted. We ate dinner late again, I had a Smart Ones Slow Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, and applesauce cup, and a sandwich round with butter. My total points for the day were a disaster again. Only 15 pts. out of 26. I really need to try to maximize my points. That is going to be my goal for the upcoming week.

Friday, February 10, 2012

146 Days to Go - Diet Day 5

The Power to Resist. I totally had this today! One of our vendors brought donuts to work today for us. I was proud of myself for resisting. I love a good chocolate donut. I had my chocolate Slim Fast instead around 10:20. Lunch was at 12:40, shake, rice cakes and carrots.
My car got fixed, it was expensive but not as much as I had originally thought. Which I guess is good.
This morning when I was home my Mom called me on her way to work. She asked me if "we" were joining Planet Fitness. (Remember in Tuesday night's post I think that I said I was going to go sign up for a gym membership - ok well I hadn't yet) Anyway, I told her that if she would join then I would join too. So tonight after work I went to her house and we went over to the gym together. A girl took us around to show us all of the amenities and the equipment, they sure do have a lot of stuff in there. It also looked like my Mom and I were the oldest ones in there! We got all signed up and received a free t-shirt! As we were leaving my Mom said to me that she doesn't even know how to use the machines in there, I told her not to worry that we can buddy up with my brother and his friend that go there.
We got done at the gym and I went home where Mate was waiting for me to go to the grocery store with him. I got strawberries, snap peas and grapes as snacks to have. The strawberries are 1 point for 1.5 cups, the snap peas are 0 points for 1 cup and the grapes are 1 point for 1 cup. I also bought Jell-O pudding cups in chocolate. They too are only 1 point. Pick'n'Save had Smart Ones on sale so I got a few more of those too. By the time we were done at the grocery store it was 9:20! I still hadn't eaten dinner yet and I was hungry and my head was hurting. So I had Mate stop at Starbucks so I could get a coffee. I had a tall non-fat, no whip mocha, which is only 3 points. Considering that the last couple days I have left 20 points on the table I decided that it was ok to splurge on this. Especially since I knew that it was going to help my headache. It is now 10:59 and I am still not even done drinking it! I am such a slow coffee drinker.
So when we got home I was hungry but not hungry so I made a Healthy Choice Sesame Glazed Chicken Steamer, boy was that a mistake. It was awful, I didn't like it at all. The sauce that was on it was too sweet or something. I couldn't even finish it. The point total for today is 18 out of 26. I am getting better but only by 2 points!
I have another stamping event tomorrow so it will be interesting to see what I eat, but I am sticking with my diet and I am trying really hard not to stray. I have decided too that since I am doing all of this hard work that I am going to deserve a new dress for the wedding that we are going to in July. So be on the look out as I am going to post some pictures of dresses that I like and then you can give me some feedback. Until tomorrow, I leave you with my coffee cup from Starbucks and my blogging journal cover that I made last night.I LOVE this cup!!!And this journal cover!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

147 Days to Go - Diet Day 4

WOO HOO Ladies! I made it until 10:30 this morning before I drank my breakfast shake. It really does help being busy. It is now 12:40 and I am ready to have lunch. Same lunch as the past three days, but that is ok. Depending on what the scale says Monday I might change things up. I managed to make my 2nd rice cake last until 2:30, so that pushed applesauce time back to 4. This is awesome! Now I shouldn't be starving when I get home and have to wait for Mate.
We had to go to my parents house again tonight, this time it was so my Dad could look at my car. Yup it is leaking anti-freeze! :( So now it is going to the repair shop, I have to stay home from work tomorrow for a few hours as we are getting some gas lines repaired. Their is a chunk of change out of our pocket. Boy whoever said being an adult was great, sure was a big fat liar!
Tonight for dinner I had the Smart Ones Thai Chicken and Rice Noodles again, this is one of my favorites. I also had an Arnold's sandwich round, these are only 1 point and with a small amount of margarine which is also a 1 point for a whole tablespoon they are delicious. Today's total isn't much better than the last two, 16 points out of 26. Another whole 10 points of food. It is my goal to actually do some shopping tomorrow for some more foods that I can eat. Well off to read a book before bedtime. Boy I am really tired, I have stayed up way past my bedtime the last couple of night. I need my beauty sleep! I have also decided that if I get 10 post comments between now and day 120, I am going to do some sort of give away. I haven't decided what yet, but I have some lovely chocolate bars from Hungary and a few other sweet treats that I wouldn't mind sharing with my friends out there.

148 Days to Go - Diet Day 3

Today I was so excited because I didn't wake up hungry! Yea! I didn't even think about my morning shake until 9:30! I am hoping that this means my stomach and my head are joining forces on my weight loss journey. I had my usual shake for breakfast, shake, rice cakes and carrots for lunch. I wasn't feeling as hungry yesterday either. I think that it had to do with the fact that I was busy with some projects so I didn't have time to think about food.
For dinner I had 1 cup of shepherd's pie that my cousin's fiance made for us. My cousin and I belong to a stamp card club and our meeting was tonight so he was kind enough to have dinner ready for us when we got to their house after work. Our class was good, but for Valentine's our instructor gave us all a piece of chocolate, I really wanted to eat it but I resisted.
When I got home it was after 10, I didn't really want to eat anything because it was late and I am really trying not to eat anything after 8:30. Don't ask me why 8:30, I just like that time. 8 is usually when I have my snack and I try to make it last until 8:30. My point count for the day was pretty low again. I wasn't too sure how to point out the shepherd's pie so I gave a point value of 7. I thought that it was pretty similar to my panini that I had the other night. That brought the total to 16 out of 26 points. I still could have had 10 points worth of food! I need to get some more veggies and fruit in the house and snacks that are Weight Watchers acceptable. Off to bed since the time to get up for work will be here before I know it.

149 Days to Go - Diet Day 2

Last night I went to bed hungry and this morning I woke up hungry. Thankfully I didn't dream about food. It is now almost 10 and I can't wait to be able to have my shake. I can hear a co-worker of mine crunching her morning cereal, boy does that sound good. Crunch, crunch, crunch. The only thing that will crunch for me today is my rice cakes. Oh lucky me! Lunch time came and I spiced things up today, I added 10 baby carrots to my lunch of slim fast and rice cakes. I ate lunch a little later today closer to 12:45 so I am going to try to hold out until 3ish to have my applesauce. We will see how it goes. I had a project that distracted me up until the lunch hour. Now I just need one for the afternoon and I should be smooth sailing. It is almost 2:30 now and I have three of the smallest pieces of rice cake bits left. See...
I will eat them in the course of the next 30 minutes until it is applesauce time.
After I ate the applesauce it was just about time to leave for the day. When I got home from work I waited for Mate to come home, but then my parents called and I had to go over to their house. So by the time that I got home, it was after 8. So for dinner I had a Smart Ones, Thai Chicken and Rice noodles with a cup of grapes. It was filling which was good for me! I didn't do so well with my points though. My total for today was 18 out of 26.

Monday, February 06, 2012

150 Days to Go - Diet Day 1

Kramlik's Korner is turning a new corner for the next several months I am turning this blog into a diet blog. So throw the chips, cookies, candy, coffee drinks, and other tasty treats away, it is time for fruits, veggies, and all of that other stuff that is good for you.

So here we are on day 1. I finally caved and decided for myself that I was ready to embark on a diet. My morning typically would start out with a grande iced mocha from Starbucks and around 10ish I would have a granola bar or nutra grain bar. Today I did stop at Starbucks (I will eventually not stop but I decided that I needed to gradually reduce my caffeine so that I don't get a massive migraine from no caffeine) but I ordered a tall iced fat free, no whip mocha :( boring!!! Then once at work at 10 I had my first Slim Fast of the day. Now I have had Slim Fast before and was well aware of the nasty after taste that it has, but I am proud to say that I can get this can down in three swallows! I take one big swallow, a big drink of water and continue in this manner until I finish the can.
Lunch time was another can of Slim Fast and a rice cake. This surprisingly filled me up. Until the afternoon came and at 2:30 I got a bit hungry so I had a small container of applesauce. This held me over until 3:30 when I ate another rice cake. The afternoon is the worst time for me, I feel like I am always hungry, it probably has something to with the fact that the afternoon at work tends to drag for me so I am focusing in on my lack of eating. In the afternoon would be the time that I would tend to snack the most.
For dinner tonight I had a Lean Cuisine Chicken Club panini and a salad with spinach, eggs, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, snap peas, broccoli, and cheese. This kept me full for a whole 20 minutes. Luckily we ate around 6:15ish, and then I decided to read a magazine and shower. Which it is now 8 and I am eating a Smart Ones Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sundae. Yum! The best part of the day so far.
I suppose now that I have told you what I all ate today I should explain my reasoning for this sudden diet. You see in 150 days (hence the title of the post) I am going to go to Hungary for a wedding. I want to feel and look good, which most of the time I don't feel now. I am going to work really hard to get into shape and eating better too. It helps right now too that one of my co-workers is also dieting so she knows just how tough this can all be.
My goal is to lose 50 lbs in those 150 days. I know that sounds like a lot but I think that I can do it. Each day I will blog and let you all know how things are going and on each Monday I will reveal how much weight that I have lost.
Tomorrow I am going to sign up for a gym membership and then I will be really on the road to happiness and thinness!
I am off now to finish my sundae and hopefully not dream about food tonight!
Points Used: 24. (I am going to be doing Weight Watchers, right now my points allowed per day are 26)