Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Double Dog Dare You Challenge: Day 3

egg, soyrizo, cheese tacos & veggie sasuageBreakfast: Egg, soyrizo (soy chorizo - muy yummy), cheese tacos & veggie sausage.  What was the world like without breakfast tacos?
WW Points: 12 / Calories: 540

stuffed zucchini & peasLunch:  Leftover stuffed zucchini from Monday's lunch along with some peas.
WW Points: 8 / Calories:  430

bananaSnack: Banana
WW Points: 2 / Calories: 120

Muenster cheese - 4 slicesDinner: Muenster Cheese (4 slices). I had a long day and had zero interest in even thinking about dinner.
WW Points: 9 / Calories: 280

Water: 84 oz consumed

Total Calories:  1370 calories
Total Points:  31 WW points

I am comfortable eating in the 1250-1500 calorie range.  I think you can see that I eat real food and don't attempt to starve myself to get a lower number on a scale.  I've done that.  It set me back the last time and caused me to regain 40 lbs (also due to emotional eating) because I wasn't doing anything other than tricking the scale by eating far less than I should.  My approach now is to be laid back about the weight loss thing, eat a well balanced diet and get my butt up off the couch for regular exercise.

I have a plan.  I prepare to execute the plan.  I follow the plan, day in and day out.  And I don't let the calendar drive my goals anymore.  By taking a step back from the "OMG did I lose 2 ounces yesterday" approach and simply doing the work day to day I am seeing real lasting results.   I want to see a lower number.  I expect to see a lower number if I am doing the work.  It still takes work to not let the scale determine my motivation.  However, consistent diet and exercise will get me to my goal.  That is an absolute fact.

I keep reading about people struggling with drinking their water. My plan is simple. I drink a 16 oz glass every 2 hours at work. By the end of the day I have had 64 oz of water. When I get home I drink one or two 20 oz glasses of water. Plan your water like you plan your diet and exercise and then it is a snap to get it all in.

Starting Weight: 251
Goal Weight: 170
Calorie Goal:  <=1870 calories (170 * 11)
WW Points Goal:  20-25 WW points (150-174 lb goal weight range)

This post brought to you by:
Double Dog Dare You Challenge
created by Allan @ Almost Gastric Bypass.


Rachel said...

The activity thing is really hard right now, because I am recovering from a broken ankle. I literally got out of my walking boot yesterday and am limping around campus. So I can't really exercise. I exercise in physical therapy, but that's very limit so there's the problem there. Thank you for the comment, though!


Tamzin said...

breackfast tacos are a thing of of beauty!! Great eating today - sometime dinner just isn't on. Cheese is good!

Water is a habit ... just like everything else. Hopefully after this I'll be so thirsty if I'm accidentally NOT drinking it, that I'll notice.

:) Here is to another great tomorrow with the food! No starving. Feeding the body well with good stuff, in the right amounts!

TheWomanInsideMe said...

Oh Rachel I forgot about the boot. Sorry! :(

Trisha said...

OMG you breakfast is making me drool on my keyboard!

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