Sunday, June 30, 2013

Last day of June

Well, I ate some of the black bean chili I made yesterday.  It was around 5pm when I had some to eat.  I admit that I ate too much food today.  I overate today, but overeating is a lesson to be learned.  I also made some chicken soup.  It was a bit salty but overall it was good.  I did eat breakfast which was cornflakes with milk.  For lunch I had baked chicken and beans.  Oh yes, I also had a little bit of mac and cheese.  I love mac and cheese, but I only had one serving, which is good.

There is definitely room for improvement.  However, I am proud that I am not struggling to eat in moderation.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Entry no. 2

I made some black bean chili this morning and I realize that the good thing about this is that it has fiber.  The bad thing about this chili is that it is high in carbs.  I also ate a hot dog, which I should not have eaten.  My breakfast was too light.  It was a 90 Calorie yogurt.  I wish that I had eaten it as a snack instead of breakfast.  It is too late to worry about it.  As far as a food journal, I use myfitnesspal.  It has been of great help to me. 

I eat on average 1800-2000 calories per day.  I am trying to eat less than 2000 calories per day as 2000 calories per day is too much for me.  That is why my weight loss has been slow.  It has been too slow in fact.  At least that has been my problem.  I do need to exercise more, but my diet is the real culprit.  Maybe I should lower it to less than 1800 calories per day.   However, eating at least 1800 calories per day has been a struggle at times.  I have overeaten in the past and now I realize that calories are a budget and I should treat it as such.

So far, myfitnesspal has been of great help to me.  I have done a better job of applying the calories as a budget principle.  However, I am still not eating as healthy as I would like.  I have a ways to go before I can say that I am eating a healthy diet.  I have my weaknesses, like eating a lot of carbs and sweets and not enough of fruits, vegetables, and other fiber rich foods.  I also have a tendency to eat foods that are high in sodium, which is not a good thing for me or for anyone's health for that matter. 

Today is a day of learning valuable lessons.  I ate frozen strawberries, yogurt, and wheat bread, which are good.  However, the chili as I mentioned earlier is high in carbs, even with the lean beef.    However, what was highest in carbs AND in sodium was the oatmeal.  It was only a cup of oatmeal with raisins, honey, and cinnamon.  Maybe I shouldn't have added the honey.  That is about 60 calories right there.

There are several things I wish I had done differently, but every day is a lesson for me.  The only thing I can do is to do better the next time.

Friday, June 28, 2013


I have been blogging about my weight struggles in the not too distant past.  I am now writing about my struggles with food.  I hope to do well because of this.  I would like to lose 70 more pounds.  I have PCOS and because of PCOS, it is easier to gain weight and harder to lose weight.  At least that has been my experience with PCOS.  PCOS is a serious condition in which there is an increased chance for a woman to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  It is also likely that a woman with PCOS develops facial hair, male pattern baldness, and has irregular periods.  Many women who have PCOS are overweight or obese, yet there are some who are not.  It can be daunting going through having all of these changes and then having to deal with diet and exercise and medication.  It all seems so endless. 

Now about the food, let me see.  I don't eat the right kinds of foods at time and not enough of the right kinds of food.  I am however learning.  I have had help through a nutritionist on what I need to do.  I finally realize how easy it was to target what my diet weaknesses are and what my strengths are.  I was disappointed in myself today, but I realize that I could use the disappointment to motivate me.  Disappointment is a lesson for me today and so is guilt.

I eat on average 1800-2000 calories a day, which would equal to no more than a pound a week.  I wish I had the will to lose more because my weight loss has been slow.  I have lost 30 lbs thus far and I feel great.  It has taken a while for me to lose, but I hope to do a better job of dieting and also of exercising.  I admit that I have a long way to go.

Today, I ate 3-small bags of potato chips (1 serving each),  pretzels, and tuna pasta salad with ranch dressing.  I also ate baked chicken breast, cabbage, and rice.  That was my lunch.  The chips were snacks.  The soda I drank was diet.  I also drank a lot of water, but I realize that it doesn't negate the diet that I had today.  I know that I can make changes even if it is too late to do so today.    What I should have done was eaten just a one serving bag of baked or kettle potato chips, only a cup of tuna pasta salad without ranch dressing, and the lunch, on the other hand was something I did right.  The last thing I ate was the tuna pasta salad which was over 750 calories, which put me over the limit.  Oh, well, there is always tomorrow.