Sunday, September 5, 2010

Food and Exercise Journal

Breakfast- 2 cups rice krispies
                 1 banana
                 1 cup skim milk
                 12 oz bottle yoohoo

Snack- 1 cup cantaloupe
            water (16.9 oz)

Lunch- 5 oz rotisserie chicken, 1 slice cheese and honey
            mustard on whole wheat bun
            water (16.9 oz)

Snack- peppermint patty
            1/2 peach
            1 cup watermelon
            1 cup cantaloupe
             water (16.9 oz)

Dinner- 5 oz rotisserie chicken
             1 ear of corn
             fried yellow squash
             water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 2 cups watermelon

I feel like I have overeaten today for some reason.  I wasn't even hungry today plus I feel like I'm getting sick and my body is sore from the hike yesterday.  I wish I was one of those people that doesn't eat when they are sick but I'm the complete opposite.  Eating makes me feel better when I'm sick.  I know for dinner it shows I had fried squash but it wasn't really fried.  I just coated squash with a little flour and spices and sprayed a griddle with cooking spray and fried it until it was done.  I don't know why but I feel like I'm slipping alittle with my eating lately even though when I look at what I've eaten it doesn't seem that bad.  Maybe its just me playing mind games with myself.  When you don't see the weight coming off fast enough you start worrying that you are doing everything wrong.  Maybe I will feel better tomorrow and I won't feel like this. 

As far as exercising I just don't know yet.  I'm already making excuses to get out of it.  Like "I don't feel good" or "my body is sore from yesterday" and "I worked out hard yesterday so I can take today off".  I'm just afraid that if I start listening to that voice then I will fall off the wagon again.  How do you know the difference between listening to your body and listening to that voice thats trying to sabotage you?


  1. I HAVE NO IDEA. Honestly, though. There is so much conflicting information out there. 'Keep the calories low'. 'Don't go too low on the calories or your body will go into starvation mode'. It's like, everyone says it is a simple "calories in, calories out" game, but it's really not. I've come to the conclusion that I'm just going to have to experiment. It's frustrating, though because that is just more time that I'm not losing weight while I'm messing around with what to do with eating/ workout out. Such a head game. :-)

  2. The voices are usually not very helpful. I have several in my head and they are often conflicting. I wouldn't listen to them. Listening to your body is a whole different thing. You should listen to it when it's saying that it's in pain or needs to rest. BTW, as far as I know, it's not a good idea to skip exercise for the sole reason of them being sore. Moving the sore muscles helps them recover. At least that's what I've been reading for years.

  3. I completely understand what you are saying Blubeari it is very frustrating.
    Hi Floriana, yea I skipped exercise last night not really because I'm sore but because I'm sick but I'm going to force myself to exercise today sick or not.