What a busy Sunday. Laundry, working out, catching up on the dvr, and I still have homework to do. SERENITY NOW! Today marks the beginning of health week. I'm going to be eating sensible meals and posting mosaics of my daily intake. Of course my attempt to be sensible for MoFo means that a bunch of blogs were posting pictures of chocolate chip cookies and delicious looking cupcakes today! I think I did pretty good, though.
So why health week? I have been trying to lose the same amount of pounds for years. I never really struggled with weight until I was 13. It was a domino effect for me. I got really depressed and stopped being active which caused me to gain weight and that caused certain jackasses to torment me for being "fat" which caused me to turn to food which made me gain weight... The list goes on to self loathing and EDs, but this isn't supposed to be a buzzkill. I became healthy mentally. I was at a completely comfortable weight in my early twenties but gained a bunch when I started working full time office jobs instead of restaurants and retail. Honestly, I really don't have an ideal weight. I just want to have a wider variety of clothing to choose from. Especially bras. Is there a certain rule that says anybody above a "c" cup only gets black, brown, and nude for a color? Digressing...
My strategy when it comes to losing weight is super simple: love what you're doing and love what you're eating. I don't believe in deprivation. I know how that forces a person to just give up all together. So I try to eat 4-5 small meals a day and drink tons of water. If I have a craving that just won't quit, I'll make a healthy version of it. When it comes to exercise, I do what makes me happy. I'd rather spend two hours on the elliptical than to run for 15 minutes. I hate running with a passion. Unless there's a psychopath wielding an axe behind me, I take no comfort in it. So I like doing cardio kickboxing and walking around the neighborhood and pretending like I can play tennis on Wii.
At the end of the day, I'm really good at being healthy and losing pounds...but horrible at the follow through (story of my life). I guess the main thing I have to learn is that one misstep does not mean all hope is lost. So if I falter on this journey, I'm no longer throwing in the towel. Enough with the jibber jabber....
Breakfast: 1/2 an apple and 1/2 a pear, 1 tbsp peanut butter (held by a monkey)Lunch: romaine, tomato, cucumber, and cilantro salad with hot sauce coated baked tofu, salt, lime juice
Snack: banana oatmeal breakfast cookie (VCIYCJ tester), chocolate soymilk
Dinner: spicy black eyed peas & greens and ginger mashed sweet potatoes & apples (Isa weight loss testers)
Exercise-45 minutes on elliptical while watching Buffy. The beginning of Willow and Oz...squee!!!
Coming up this week: Wesley Snipes, raw food goodness, baked falafel, repollo, pear and zucchini soup, and how to turn your fridge into a salad bar.