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Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 1

Well, I officially began my “change in lifestyle” today.  I’m still not sure if that’s the right thing to call it, but it’s the best I’ve got.  I’m not going to write about this every day, but once a week or so I’ll update.  I’m an open book this time, and I’ll take any suggestions for any yummy recipes that just happen to be oh so good for me.  Ok, so how did I do?  Well…..

Ok, to begin with, exercise is on hold until my ribs are better.  I keep thinking, hey, my ribs feel better, then I try to move around a bit too much, and remember, oops, not better yet.  Oh well, so exercise to come soon hopefully.  As it is, I’m still sore from my swimming excursion yesterday.

The plan was to get up a bit earlier than I usually do so that I can make sure I got a good breakfast.  It would have helped if I remembered to set my alarm for an earlier time, but since I didn’t, I didn’t have time for the breakfast I planned.  Ok, that last sentence is a bit of a fib…..I totally set my alarm clock for enough time.  However, when it went off I was tired, sore, and admittedly a bit crabby, so I hit the snooze button and slept a little more.  Hey, baby steps people.  I’m not perfect….I’ll try to do better.  Anyway, regardless of why, I didn’t have time for breakfast.  So, I had a banana on my way out the door.  Ok, ok, I know, not exactly the breakfast of champions, but hey, it wasn’t a snack cake.  So, point for me.  Lunch went well, but dinner gave me some trouble.  I planned on chicken quesadilla using baked chicken.  The chicken took FOREVER to cook.  So, while I was waiting I ate some strawberries.  Look at me snacking all healthy.  Anyway, once the chicken finally finished, I popped a tortilla in a skillet with some chicken and cheese, and proceeded to burn it.  Yep, sure did.  I was hungry at this point, so…..I ate it.  Good news is, I’m full now, and even though the tortilla was a little crispy, it wasn’t quite charcoal.  I’ve got room for improvement on that one I suppose.

When I weighed myself this morning I had already lost 2 pounds.  I was impressed considering I hadn’t officially “started” the challenge yet.  Two down…..only 48 to go…..oh boy.  Buckle up folks, it’s going to be a long….and probably bumpy ride.  I can guarantee at one point I’m going to write here that I totally cheated and ate chocolate cake or something.  I’m going to try not to, but I’m only human…..and I’m a chocolate loving human at that.  The way I see it… took me years to get myself to eat the way I do now… will take a while to get myself back on the right path.  Day 1……..of many.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, think of it as a lifestyle change. Which means that within your life, you're allowed to have a little bit of whatever you want to eat, sometimes. As long as you're being healthy most of the time, you're allowed--nay, required-- to indulge occasionally.