Friday, July 29, 2016
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ granola
Snack: Apple with Lime and chili powder
Lunch: Salad w/ cottage cheese
Snack: Quest Bar (Cookies and Cream) and a cheese stick
Dinner: Grilled Chicken with a cucumber and tomato salad w/ balsamic
Snack: Apple with Lime and Chili Powder
So, yesterday we decided to go on a walk on the green belt, it is really pretty greenbelt, the path is covered in trees and runs by the river. I will have to take a picture to share. Anyways, you have to cross major roads along this path. We just crossed and I heard a car honking, and turned around and noticed that these two young boys were on their bike starting to cross, when the car stopped to let them pass, the car behind that one, decided not to wait and went around the stopped car and blew through the crosswalk, inches from hitting the kids on the bike, I was baffled by this person to not even stop. We, continued our walk, and when we got back to the same cross walk, we started to cross because there were no cars, coming. Well I looked to my right and noticed a truck that turned the corner and started to speed up. I thought for sure that he saw us and that he was going to stop, but he sped up like he was going to try to beat us to the cross walk, I jumped in front my girlfriend and the baby fearing that he was going to hit us and then at the last minute he just slams on his breaks and comes with in 4 feet of hitting us. I was freaking out, and I was yelling at him, and all he did was told me to keep going. I was seriously so mad, and freaked out because it all happened so fast. I thought for sure we were going to get hit. It was terrifying. Every time I shut my eyes all I can see is this truck coming at me. I don't like that at all! I would like to say that I want everyone to get out and be active, but please be safe, If you are driving, please pay attention. It is not worth killing someone.
So, end of the night. It is Friday and I just want everyone to stay strong, so here is a quote for some motivation:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Lately, I feel like temptations have been coming from left and right. Yesterday, doughnuts, and today birthday cake at work? I was successful in denying it! Which I am pretty proud of myself because before I wouldn't even think twice about it.
Breakfast: Apple with Cinnamon
Lunch : salad with smoked turkey and cottage cheese
Snack: cheese stick and apple with lime and chili powder
Dinner: turkey burger no bun and broccoli
Snack: Quest Bar (cookies and cream)
We also went for a 1 hour walk. I do have a story about the walk, that I will post tomorrow .
So, now I will leave you with some motivation to keep going!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Well, today was a good day. I got to see family that came in from out of town. It was nice for them to meet the baby. Of course they ordered in pizza. My girlfriend and I both declined. We decided to make dinner at home. I once again did not have time to get up and make breakfast. I did pretty good though!
Snack: Apple with Cinnamon
Lunch: Chicken on a salad with salsa and sour cream.
Snack: Quest Bar
Dinner: Steak with Corn and baked potato
I just feel like like I go to long without eating. I feel weak mentally and physically. It makes me want to go get something that I know I shouldn't. It is just a really hard habit to break. At least I did it!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Well, it is that time of night again. Let me start off by saying that my daughter (5 weeks old ) decided to that it was time to party. I didn't get to bed till 345am. I had to get up at 6am which gives me 20 minutes to get ready. Needless to say that I wasn't able to start my day off the way I wanted to. But as I promised myself here day of eating.
Lunch: Cottage cheese and a salad
Snack: Quest Bar (cookies and cream is by far my favorite)
Dinner: scrambled eggs with diced ham, mushrooms, and cheese with 1 slice of Daves Killer Bread multi-grain toast
It wasn't that great, but it wasn't bad either. I just wished that I had time to eat breakfast. Tomorrow my plan is to get up and eat oatmeal or something like that. I am proud of myself because today my coworkers wife brought in Krispy kream doughnuts, and I refused! I just couldn't do it! I was tempted but I had to tell myself that I am stronger than that! Which is successful in my books! :)
As always, I will leave you with some motivation:
Monday, July 25, 2016
As promised I would post what I ate for the day.
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/granola and blueberries.
Snack: Quest Protein Bar
Lunch: Turkey Burger w/ Wild Jasmine Rice and Cabbage
Snack: String Cheese and Grapes
Dinner: Hamburger with Cheese NO bun, Mushrooms, steamed green beans, and a half serving of tots.
I think over all I did really good. Like I said I had 2 beers and a couple of shots, but that was really it!
Sunday, July 24, 2016
This coming up week I have got to get my crap together, I want to eat as clean as possible, and set a goal where I eat breakfast every morning because I usually don't and by the time lunch comes around I am so hungry that I sometimes over eat. I want to do whatever I can to make sure that I am doing what is healthy.
I want to be honest here, I am 26 years old and I weigh 303.2 pounds, my heaviest was 311.8, I do not want to see those numbers continue to go up. The hardest part is wanting the change to happen over night, and logically I know that it is unrealistic, but I get so upset over the fact that it felt like I become this heavy just as quick. I feel like that I have no idea what I am doing, or how to do it, that I start getting stressed out. I keep thinking to myself "is this even going to work? Am I going to lose weight doing this?" What if it doesn't and I then gain weight and have an even bigger hill to climb. It honestly scares me, especially when I am wanting it so badly. I wish there was just this book, a super simple book that told you EXACTLY what to eat, and EXACTLY what to do. I would be like okay I can do this. The only issue though is the fact that everyone is different, and if it worked for one person it doesn't mean that it is guaranteed to work for me, and trying to find what works for me is the hardest part. Do I just keep doing different things until I get it right? The frustrating part is that I was able to do all this at one point. I was at a good weight, I was running, I was working out, and I felt great, but I lost it all. I not only lost it, but I forgot it. I forgot the way to live a healthy life, and that is what sucks.
So, here is my pledge. I am going to keep track of EVERYTHING I eat this week, and I am going to post it here, that way I can keep myself accountable. Also, I am going to prep my breakfast the night before, if I can, so that I can have plenty of time to eat it, before I have to leave. I am going to set a goal to lose at least 5 pounds this week, which is completely doable. With all that being said, I am going to blog every night this week to help me stay focused even if it is just to go over my day and track my food.
For now, I am going to leave you with this:
Monday, July 18, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I hate the word failure. It is such a negative word. It is how I feel though, and it really sucks. I used to drink a 12 pack of soda a day, now this was back when I first started trying to lose weight a few years ago, I stopped drinking soda. I made it almost 2 years with maybe only a drink here and there. Recently, I started drinking it again and I feel like I could drink a whole case. I crave it all the time. I forgot how addictive it was. I am trying really hard to only drink water, so I bought some flavor packets that are sweetened with stevia, in hopes that it will help transition back to just water.
Having a baby and trying to find time to exercise, like go for walks or anything like that, is really hard. I thought that I could just put her in her carseat and stroller and just go, nope definitely not the case. She needs fed, she needs a diaper change or she is fussy. I wouldn't change it for the world, but it is a challenge. I am hoping to start walking on my lunch break, I just need to figure out how to still eat a healthy lunch and get a enough time to walk, even if it's just a mile.
Also, I am struggling with meal planning. I have no idea of what kind of foods to buy, what to eat, or anything like that. I wish I could get some help on this.
Well, the baby and the gf are asleep so I should probably do the same. Good night and before I go, I want to leave you with a quote! :)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Recently, I just had a daughter. She is now 2 weeks old. Becoming a father was the most amazing thing that I have ever experienced. I absolutely love her. After becoming a father it has made me realize a lot of things. Everyone knows the risks of being overweight, just to name a few: High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Sleep Apnea. According to National Institutes of Health, obesity is the second leading cause of Preventable Deaths. If I can prevent this, why wouldn't I? Like I mentioned above, becoming a father it has made me realize all this, and that I need to be here for her. I want to be able to play with her, and run around with her, I don't want to be one of those dads that have to sit on the bench watching there child play because he is so out of shape that it physically hurts to move. I want her to have a healthy relationship with food, I don't want her to struggle the same way I do. Now, I know that with having a new baby it is going to be a little harder to find time cook my own meals, but I will have to find the time because I AM DONE.
That is why I am here again, it may be my second round, third round, even my fifth round but I am still here fighting. I just keep telling myself that it is not how many times your fall down but how many times you get back up that matters the most. I figured to help me going into the right direction I am going to list out my "goals" so that I can put it out there so that I am more likely to hold myself accountable.
Cook at Home
Drink More Water
Cut Out Soda/Energy Drinks
Cut Out Dairy
Lose at least 125lbs
Stop Drinking Alcohol
Walk 5 nights a week
That is just to name a few. I plan on blogging at list 3 times a week if not more. I want to be able to come here and be honest.
So, here I leave you with a motivation quote :