Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Check in day. Weight loss so far: 11lbs. I don't really even want to say that this is a diet cause it doesn't feel like one. I mean believe me blog, when people say it's a lifestyle change, it most certainly is BUT it's.......dare I say it........not very hard. Mix a little willpower in with a little motivation and discipline and BAM! Heathly lifestyle.

There's no special tricks. There's no starving myself. There's no super 9 hour workouts. I just eat better and jog 3 times a week for 30 minutes. I will not allow myself to go nuts and think that I need to turn into this new person who runs 17 miles a day and eats only salads and no carbs or red meat.....uh uh nope, not for me. I try to be honest. I know me - I've had five years of daily routines that I'd have very little success changing if I try to do it all at once. So I'm doing it a little at a time.

Here's a typical day with the jog:
7am : coffee and a banana (120 calories)
11:30am : 6" Subway samich on wheat or honey oat with apples and a diet vernors or water (350 calories)
2pm-5pm: water, water, water....
5pm : an apple and maybe some grapes (95 calories) Sometimes I'll go with carrots or celery with 2 tbsp of peanut butter or light ranch on the side
7pm : Wicked white hot chili, 2 cups or so, and crackers with a diet green tea (about 600 calories or so)
Other days, I eat things like honey mustard pork chops (4-6oz) with italian mixed vegetables or a turkey burger with a small house salad and light dressing.

Total = about 1200 - sometimes a hundred less, sometimes a hundred more, depends on whether I have time to eat my oatmeal in the morning. :)

When I work out, I do 30 minutes 3 times a week on the treadmill in addition to walking the dog for a good half mile to a mile every day. I tell myself that I need to jog at at least 5 mph for a minimum of 10 minutes of the 30 on the tm. If I do more, awesome - if I'm exhausted, I'll do my 10 and speed walk the rest. I'm not picky. I know eventually I'll increase the jog time and the total time overall but for now, I'm gonna do what I feel like doing.

I guess whether I keep losing weight or not, I don't really care. I know I'm not as anxious or stressed as I was before so that's really become my main goal. If the weight falls off or plateaus, so be it. I just don't want to have another nervous breakdown before my forties. :)

3 comments:

Lindsay Collins said...

Dudette. This is so inspiring. Like, really. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

Jack said...

Thanks. We're not actually following anybody's diet plan - which is kinda crazy. One day, after reading about calories and food quality and maintaining weight and etc etc etc, things just clicked. It was like a 'restart' button for the brain. Food is fuel - what a concept!

Lindsay Collins said...

Let's start a recipe email chain... :)

I'll start. Check your email.