Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One day at a time

I'm still taking my one day at a time approach to diet and exercise. I had no problem dieting and exercising for months and all of a sudden I feel like I've hit a wall, so I'm pushing though and getting by bit by bit. 

Today was a good day overall. My run this morning was great, I did a lot better than yesterday and felt great. Dieting has been a bit more of a struggle, but I did manage to make it under my calorie goal. I want to eat cookies like you would not believe, lol. I did good though. I ate that yummy cranberry salad for lunch, which made me happy. :) I don't know why I'm struggling so much with the diet all of a sudden. Dieting has actually been pretty easy for me the past few months, but I've just done a major backslide lately. I'm hungry and craving everything I shouldn't be eating. Eating carrots when you really want to eat a cookie kind of sucks, lol. No cookies were eaten today though and I made it through.

Tomorrow will be a struggle again because I have a bunch of kitchen projects to do. I don't like to hang out in the kitchen when I'm dieting! But we just bought 40 pounds of chicken breasts that need to be trimmed, cut up and packaged for the freezer and I'm also making smoothie packs tomorrow.

Which reminds me that I have been meaning to mention how I like to do smoothies! Every now and then I spend the morning filling the freezer with individual smoothie packs. I get snack sized Ziplock bags and put in a cut up banana, a scoop of frozen berries and 1/2 cup of yogurt. Then I line them up in the freezer and every time I want a smoothie I just pull one out, dump it in my little bullet type blender add a little water and I have a super quick smoothie.  If I happen to have spinach I throw some of that in there too. You can't taste the spinach with the fruit. The little blender I have has individual cups, so you drink out of the same container you blend it in. I love it, it makes it easy to make one little smoothie without having to pull out the big blender. It's great to make the smoothie packs ahead of time so I can grab one on the go and I don't have to worry about whether or not I have fresh bananas or yogurt in the fridge. Shawn can also make one quickly before he goes to work. It works great.

So that's what I have on my schedule for tomorrow. I've done good on my diet and exercise for two days in a row. Let's see if tomorrow I can make it three! :) 

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