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Day 218

Thursday, August 06, 2015

emoticon Today's weight is: 249.2 - OMG! I lost another pound!

emoticon I forgot my snack yesterday as I was out going to my appointments. My last one is one that always goes past the appointment time by an hour or two, so lots of waiting. And I forgot my snack. It was dinnertime by the time I was on my way home. The fast food places I passed seemed to be calling my name. Waffle House darn near sang to me. But with lots of prayer, and I'll admit, a few tears; I made it home without stopping at any of them.

emoticon We are low on funds and have to make it exactly one week with just being able to buy a very few groceries. We have a good stock of supplies at home, so we won't need much. I'm still going to have zucchini and squash for noodles. I'm hoping I'll be able to make them stretch and last the whole time. Trying to figure out what foods we can cook that will last, but don't have many calories.

emoticon I've been doing pretty good, staying within range on my calorie intake or if I go over it is just by a little bit. The zoodles have helped me with that so much because they don't have much calories. I have two cookbooks for it, and one I read yesterday had a ton of ideas, but the other, bigger one left me wondering why on earth would you do that? I like easy low calorie recipe. I can't wait to try Pad Thai sweet potato noodles! Sounds delish! I have to wait till I can buy all the extra ingredients, but yum!

emoticon I managed to get in a mild workout last night, which helped me to sleep. I was surprised because it was much later when I was able to work out and normally I would have just gone to bed. But I want to keep up my momentum with losing weight. I don't want to not lose, or worse to gain, because I'm not working out enough. So I went for it, and felt so much better for it. I'm running late this morning, but I'm still going to go get my full work out in. I'm still reaching for my short term goal of going all week without missing a workout!!

emoticon From tracking everything I eat and reading the end of day reports, I've discovered that I'm not getting enough protein. In fact some days I get none. I'm doing great with my veggies though! I have a protein shake I can drink, but I have such a hard time bringing myself to drink it. It tastes good enough, it's just that when I was younger trying (and failing) to help my Mom lose weight, we would go on all these fad diets and a lot involved shakes. So I associate shakes with fad diets and not being able to lose weight. I'm trying to get over that and see that the shakes had nothing to do with it, but it is a subconscious aversion. I'm also going to make peanut butter balls and/or something similar made from protein shake mix. A snack that can be like a treat but have protein in it (and not too much sugar!). How can this steak-loving gal not be getting enough protein!?

I am going to wait till before lunch to work out I think. I'm having a hard time waking up, plus I got up over an hour late, throwing off my schedule by quite a bit, I should have already been done by now!

Today I'm going to:
emoticon Take the kids to the pool
emoticon Track everything I eat, plan ahead for some protein!
emoticon Make peanut butter balls
emoticon General cleaning up the house
emoticon Start organizing homeschool stuff
emoticon Make bread
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    it is hard when you are trying to stretch the dollar and keep it healthy. You are doing really well,but you are correct that you need protein. I am sure you will figure a way to get in what you need.
    1656 days ago
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    emoticon I still think these may be cucumbers but we can pretend they are zucchini squash to make zoodles with! emoticon
    1656 days ago
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