Tuesday, May 20, 2014

So hard to eat healthy!

Oh I love food, I really love food, I just can't imagine not enjoying delicious meals and yummy snacks, and indulging in decadent desserts.

I've always been a lover of food, and I think it's the reason I've had this battle with my weight for as long as I can remember.  It's gotten to the point where I'm not overweight but I'm feeling unwell, like I need a good cleanse and I could stand to lose the 16 pounds until I'm at my desired weight.

About 3 weeks ago I switched to just water and it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.  Oh my word, isn't it crazy how difficult it is to drink the 8 glasses of water you're supposed to every day?

I will be honest, the first few days I actually had to force myself to drink that water, but it's a necessity and a must and now that I've been doing it for a few weeks, I feel so much better already.

I'm trying to make a lifestyle change, which means I am not going to quit eating the foods I love, but I AM going to control my portions, count my calories, and get in my daily Zumba workout which I have missed dearly.

I last did the Zumba back in Arizona, and I was doing so well but then the move set in and everything went haywire.....and I know what you're thinking with my upcoming move, but this time it's just in the same town and not across States, which is a lot easier.

So what am I doing???

I've gone back to my trusty Sparkpeople.  It has been helping me since I first joined in 2008.  I've been on and off the site over the past few years but everytime I have used it correctly, I have lost weight.

I'm logging my calories, I'm eating delicious filling meals from Skinnytaste.com and I'm doing my Zumba every morning.

My daily calorie intake is between 1200 and 1550 calories and I've been really good so far, and most importantly, I'm not starving myself.

Here's what my breakfast consisted of....scrambled eggs with tomato and scallions and a piece of toast. 235 calories

Scrambled eggs with tomato and green onion

For lunch, I had an Egg, Tomato and Scallion sandwich, guess I was in the mood for eggs and tomatoes and scallions. HA!!! - 233 calories

Egg, tomato and green onion sandwich

I feel wonderful, lighter, healthier and I'm even enjoying my water and not only drinking my 64 oz a day but way more than that.

So here's to new beginnings, and to a new healthier me.

Any of you starting a weight loss challenge or trying to make a lifestyle change to a healthier you?  Feel free to share any tips you may have to keep me motivated :)

Monday - 729 calories
Breakfast (Coffee, baked oatmeal) Lunch (Tuna Cheese Melt) Dinner (Pepperoni Pizza Pasta)
Water - 10 glasses
30 minutes of Zumba - 464 calories burned

Tuesday - 891 calories
Breakfast (Coffee, Scrambled Eggs with tomato and scallions, piece of toast)
Lunch (Egg, tomato and scallion sandwich)
Snack  (Cup of coffee)
Dinner (Pork Chop, Basmati Rice, Salad)
Water - 13 glasses
30 minutes of Zumba - 430 calories burned


The Smelly Lady said...

I need to get back on track too. I just can't seem to stay motivated. I've tried sparkpeople and I've tried my fitness pal and go good for a few weeks or a month and then quit.

Keep up the good work!

Kristy Jensen said...

I think this sounds great. I have never tried Zumba. Do you use a specific program or just use youtube? Just curious. Hope you get to your goal soon. I am right there with you. I had my third child last year and really need to lose some baby weight.