Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Change in Plans

I've decided to change how I post and see how it works out.  Usually I post three or even four posts a day but I'm going to try combining all these into one daily post.  This will save not only me time but also my fellow bloggers who read my posts time.  I will start off today by telling you that this day was so much better than yesterday.  My eating was on track and I also feel alot better.  I've been very busy today going to school, running errands, taking pictures, cleaning and cooking.  I'm just glad that I don't have that same sense of hopelessness about my weight loss like I did yesterday.  Now on to what I had to eat today.

Food and Exercise Journal

Breakfast- 1 1/2 cups bran cereal
                 1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts
                 1 cup skim milk
                 water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 1 banana

Lunch- 2 slices turkey, 1 slice of cheese and honey
           mustard on 2 slices white bread
           water (16.9 oz)

Dinner- 1 bowl of black bean chili mac w/ mexican
             cheese and lite sour cream
             1 garlic cheddar biscuit
             water (16.9 oz)

I kept track of my nutritional info so I could see where I stand on my eating.  The first lists shows what I'm suppose to be eating a day and the second list is what I actually ate.

Calories      1760          1605
Fat              64 g            68 g
Fiber           25 g            41 g
Carbs          300 g         186 g
Sugar           40 g           36 g      
Protein         50 g           73 g
Sodium       2400 mg     1984 mg

I did have alittle to much fat and protein and I really ate alot of fiber so I better get on the ball drinking my water.  Other than that there are a few minor changes I need to make but it doesn't look to bad.

I haven't exercised yet and I'm not sure if I'm going to get to since I have noone to watch my kids tonight but I may try to get them to walk with me even if we can't walk as fast as I normally do.

Update:  I walked 1 mile with the kids before it started raining on us.  I guess thats better than nothing.

Now on to my photo challenge.  Today is day 10 of my challenge in which I take a picture everyday for a year.  Its getting harder and harder to find things that are interesting to take pictures of.  I hate living in such a small town, I guess I'm going to have to get more creative but anyway here is my picture for today.  I saw these right up the road from where I live so I pulled over and snapped a quick shot of them.  I promise I'll have something more interesting tomorrow.
In case you don't know what these are they are called guineas and they were just running around in the road.

Lastly I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that reads my blog.  Lately I haven't been feeling the blogging mojo and my posts have gotten pretty boring and still I keep getting support and that means so much to me.  I have no doubt that I will succeed at my weight loss this time thanks to all of my wonderful fellow bloggers.  Thanks and I hope I can be as much support to all of you as you have been for me.


  1. Mmmm. Is that your dinner? Ha ha. I like the new format.

  2. I like the comprehensive post! I did a photo diary for a year once, and yeah... I found myself taking pictures of the stupidest things just to have a pic for the day lol. :-)

  3. I am all for anything that saves time, so go forth and combine blogs, dear Christina, it will be great!

    I am not as determined as you to track all those food stats. I just try to intuitively eat healthy or healthier any way.

  4. Dr Fat to Fit, yea that was my dinner and it was good.

    Blubeari thats kind of how I feel lately because its so hard to find things to take pictures of so I just get whatever is convenient. I'm going to have to start putting more effort into this challenge.

    Shane I'm not tracking all that stuff everyday. I just do it every few weeks or so just to see if I'm still on track with my eating. No way would I try to keep up with all that stuff everyday I would go crazy.

  5. I really like your new format! I also love the photos. Glad you're going to continue with them.

    The calories, I get, but how did you figure out how much protein, carbs, etc., you need per day? I'm pretty good with calories and fat, but that's about as far as I ever get. This is good info to have!

    I wish I could be more disciplined and not snack as much as I do. Looks like you have a pretty good grip on that part of it. You're doing great, Christina!

  6. OMG, at first I thought those were turkeys. LOL! I'm so glad you had a better day today. Hang in there. *hugs*

  7. Charlotte I just checked out a bunch of different sites that told about nutritional facts and averaged it out. I'll try to find some of the sites and email them to you. Most days I do pretty good but lately I've noticed myself taking little bites of this and that and not writing it down so thats something I need to work on.

  8. Better not be any turkeys around here Stephanie, its getting to close to I did see a bunch of wild turkeys in the mountains the other day but I didn't get a picture of them. Thanks Stephanie I'm not giving up thats for sure. I'll fight to the end because I have big plans for my future.