Thursday, June 25, 2009

Analysis of my Week


I've been talking a lot about exercise this week. Thank God I'm almost done with my mines, 14 walked, just 8 more to go! My eating has been okay, not perfect. Writing my menu helps me to know what to eat. Sometimes the challenge is to find time to eat. If I don't find time to eat, I become hungry then eat whatever is in front of me. So far that hasn't happened a lot this week. The little breaks I have with baby care need to be filled with several things. Baby's needs come first, the house is always a priority but food prep needs to be there somewhere. Now more than ever, buying snacks so I can just grab and go is essential til baby gets on a more structured schedule. So far so good tough!
The third goal is to focus on behavioral change, not the numbers on the scale. I've been without the scale for 3 weeks but I still fight not to step on it all the time. I feel much better when I look at the numbers once a week, so I'm working on it. My weigh in day is Tuesday, but for the past two weeks I weight in on Wednesday as well. It will be better next week.
I thought about rewards but haven't put anything down. I badly need new running shoes. That should be a good reward for weight loss with the old shoes I have hum?
We don't have any parties or bbqs we are attending in the near future, so eating at home has been awesome, not a problem to stay with the program. Here's what the plan is for today. Notice that I have no clue what's for dinner, so I write down what I need to get:

Breakfast: 3 eggs, 2 slices of 1 oz whole wheat bread, green tea with 1 T agave nectar
(1 protein, 2 grains)
Snack: 1 cup of milk, 1 1/2 cheese, 14 kashi whole wheat mini crackers
(1 grain, 2 dairy)
Lunch: 1 cup of lentil soup
(1 veggie)
Snack: 2 rice cakes, 3T peanut butter, 1 banana
(1 grain, 1 protein, 1 fruit)
Dinner: 1 protein, 2 veggies, 2 fruit, 1 grain, 1 dairy

My Goals for the Week:
{1} Walk 22 miles - 8 to go.
{2} Eat the correct amounts of protein, dairy, veggies, fruits, grains and water.
{3} Focus on behavior change, not the numbers on the scale.

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