Today marks Day 5 on the 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution, from Choose to Lose by Chris Powell.
I did a video entry, but I am not going to post it today, because I'm just so worn out from this virus I have. Sneezing, coughing. etc. Remember, I said in the video that you have to eat 5 times a day. It seems daunting when you think about it, but every time I start to think I may need something else to eat, it IS time to eat! I was astounded that was the case. Pictured above is one of the meals I had today. At 11:30 a.m. I made broccoli bits with half a can of Spicy Thai Tuna, I think Bumble Bee brand. The "heat" from the tuna helped my sinuses for awhile, so that was a big plus. I also had a tablespoon of Jif Natural peanut butter to get some fat into the meal. Chris Powell says that on the low-carb days to get a little fat with each meal to help keep cravings that carbs usually curve at bay. It was all so tasty!
I decided on canned chicken (Kroger brand) for my mid-afternoon meal. I made this to eat at 2:30 p.m. The chicken is sauced by a little bit of Balsamic vinegar and I added an eighth of an avocado for my fat portion. I ate that entire mug of green beans (Del Monte), too.
I will try to keep this up, although it may be mostly on weekends because I have classes every day during the week. ~night!
Today was my first day to work out at the Y. I went with Richard and the girls, placing the girls in the YMCA's day care and leaving Richard at the door to the gym so I could head for the cardio machines. I walked on the treadmill for 25 minutes and then did some stretching. I also rode one of the bikes with seat backs. The machines there have their own individual televisions, which is pretty neat.
Tomorrow is the first day of school for Madeline and I am excited to see her off. :)
I realize I may be a bit behind on this show, but I just started watching Heavy, the A&E program, on Netflix. I am really enjoying it, especially since half the show's participants from the first serason are from Texas. I remember all the work I went through in the first few months after my surgery and I am raring to get started again. I am looking forward to starting a new fitness regime at my local Y, although I will not be able to afford a trainer at first, I will save up so I can get a few sessions a couple of months down the line, hopefully.
Hmmm... kind of a bummer. I did not lose any weight, but I did gain some more. I am up way past what I started at the day I got my first fill. I still have weird swelling in my legs and all my old problems are back to boot.
I am going to kick start my weight loss this week by not eating solid food this weekend. Just soups and pudding type stuff. I'm sick that I'm practically immobile and have no desire to be in the public eye anymore. I tried to turn down having my hair done on my birthday because I did not want to walk through the mall. My mom kept prodding (not a cow joke) me to do it, so I finally called to see if they even had an available appointment, since we were just inside the mall having her glasses repaired. I am glad I had it done, but I feel horrible in public because I feel like a science project gone wrong, or a train wreck that everyone's gathering around.
This is a picture of me one week after my c-section to have Lola born. It was January 29, 2011, so it was really six days after my surgery that my husband drove me 2 hours to be at my sister's baby shower. It was a tiring trip, but I was feeling fairly well.
I was re-filled on May 4, 2011 after nearly a year of being mostly unfilled and pregnant. I did gain my weight back, all my own fault of course, but I really did not care at the time. In fact, I felt great (not physically) about how I was carrying the weight. It wasn't until a week or so out from delivery that my figure went to hell. Not only that but I began putting on weight like crazy AFTER she came.
Well, now I'm back to 4 ounces at a meal, no soda, no bread, pasta, rice or potatoes for six days out of the week. I am still struggling to maintain a food diary, since I know it will play a crucial part in my success. So I'm logging in at 312 pounds today. I was 323 on May 4. I am trying to get all my water in and doing my best to stick with solid foods. This time I have given up baked chicken and eggs because they ALWAYS stick. I can have canned chicken or some that's a softer consistency than baked. I am trying to find other things to think about than food. So far, I am playing video games (no time for that before), and finding projects around the house. For example, I am currently taking all the photos stored in boxes and finding homes for them in albums and scrapbooks.
This year has been trying, mostly on the employment end. I am still on lap hiatus as the baby is due in about 9 weeks :) Today I am at home because my boss gave me a 3-day unpaid holiday. Yep, a 3-day suspension for not improving performance. I feel a bit inadequate sitting at home when I would normally be about to attend the morning Monday meeting at work-but I should be happy to have this little time off. When I finish writing this I will gather my school work to finish my Statistics homework and maybe do an iron-on for my pregnancy t-shirt. I will continue trying to ready the house for baby's arrival and for my baby shower this coming Saturday, as well. I will try NOT to be down about being off from work.
I am up about 30 pounds, but that seems like the least of my headaches. I am determined it will come off quickly while I'm breastfeeding and eating my old diet of meat and veggies sans all the breads and sweets I've been including for the last few months.
If my mom reads this I don't want to discuss work issues, so don't call about them.