Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Finals are mostly over!

I have been so stressed for the last week. I have my accounting final yesterday morning, and I successfully managed to pull off a 2.0 in the class which means I do not have to retake it!!! Today I had the remainder of my finals, which I think/hope will turn out just as successful. We shall see!

I have been stress eating like it's nobody's business. I need to find my way back to the right track. I did pretty ok today, I had my allotted fruits and most of my veggies, but lots of carbs on top of those too. Phooey! I have been feeling pretty crummy since Sunday night so I think part of it was comfort eating as well. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back on track.

A friend at work introduced me to this VPF or something like that which is a dehydrated tofu product and it wasn't too bad. It had a similar texture to barley if I had to compare it to anything. I'll have to give it a shot in some homemade things of my own. I'd love to introduce my family to it.

When I told my mom about the Biggest Loser diet and what it's all about, she seemed very interested which is exciting to possibly have someone around almost 24/7 to watch me. I shouldn't need babysitting but everyone needs a cheerleader. From an exchange of emails, it sounded like she ordered me one of their cookbooks which I know from some of the research I have done includes calorie counts, how many carbs/protiens/ect.

I thought I should throw a quick update in here since I haven't been around for a week. Hopefully once things settle this week, I will be back on track and let everyone know how it's still going. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"I'm a dirty boy."

No, I am not a boy. But it was the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about what a HORRIBLE eater I have been this last week.

As of Wednesday, I decided to not keep track of what I was putting in my mouth because of the holiday and have all sorts of family in town and around. Bad choice, I know. So, I said that as of yesterday I would be back on track. I did very well yesterday, and then there was today...

I knew today was going to be a long one. I have been at school since 9:45am. It is now 5:11pm, and I still have another four hours and twenty minutes. Ugh! So I decided to have Subway for lunch, thinking this will be a good choice. I purchased a foot long with the intentions of eating half for lunch and saving the rest for dinner which I have. But when I logged onto Livestrong's My Plate to help keep track of my calories, and entered in everything that was on my sub (Ham, Provolove, veggies and vinegar) I couldn't believe how many calories that was! Granted it was split into two meals but HOLY CRAP! I'm sure it was realistically the bread that did me in (and the cheese) but wow.

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to cut more carbs out of my diet? I know it should just be "don't eat them" but it isn't that's simple! I thought it was but as I've kept track I can't believe how many I still consume.

On a non-food related topic, it was so nice to have all the family in town for Thanksgiving/Grandma's birthday. I miss everyone already. Esp. the babies!!!! I hardly get to see them so Grant and I were talking about FINALLY making it down to NC to visit.