Friday, August 28, 2009

I Feel Thinner Already

I feel you guys watching over my shoulder. I wasn't going to work out at all today, but I plan to weigh myself first thing each Saturday morning (or maybe Sunday if I have to work Saturday) and post my results. I want tomorrow to be good, so I went for a walk today. (And then I ate fried potatoes.)

But, I'm jumping ahead of myself with that. Because I've only told you about phase one of my Baby Steps plan.

Okay, so I did the vitamin/glass of water thing for about two weeks before I decided to add something else. Each step of the way, I've been telling myself, it doesn't matter what I eat, what I drink, what I do, as long as I _______ today(so far, take a vitamin and drink a glass of water). It's a tiny goal, but I truly felt a little less like a gob of sludge for having done this small thing for two weeks without fail. And maybe I'm imagining it, but I think I physically felt better by about day two of that.

My next step was to eat a serving of fruit every day. I know I'm supposed to have something like three servings of fruit a day, plus five servings of vegetables or whatever. I'm also supposed to not eat salt, fat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, blah blah blah. I'm not a saint people!

I tend to eat a lot of vegetables anyway, and I like fruit, but for some reason I don't eat it much. It seems like it goes bad before I eat it. And you can buy some pretty great frozen vegetables, but frozen fruit isn't so great in my opinion. And canned fruit? Forget it. Might as well eat pancake syrup. Seriously, are canned peaches and fresh peaches even from the same species of plant?! Because they're nothing alike.

Anyway, I've found myself eating fruit 5 to 6 days a week. The off days have been when I ran out of fruit and didn't have time to go to the store and buy more. (And that one day I took a lovely peach to work and took a big ol' bite of mushy mealy yuck and threw the rest in the trash.) Both Elizabeth's Gone and Regina suggested to me that maybe keeping some frozen or canned fruit around, just for the days I don't have fresh, might be a better solution than skipping it all together. So, this week I bought a bag of frozen strawberries to keep stashed for just such an occasion. And I figure 5-6 days eating fruit is better than 0, which is what I was doing before. Baby Steps!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the results of my weigh-in!

Most awesome song I heard while working out today:
"Isn't it Amazing" by Olivia Newton-John and Sun (whoever "Sun" is, I honestly have no clue, and never realized before that's the name of the person singing with her.


Karen said...

Baby steps are a good thing! I'm proud of you and inspired by you!

FranticMommy said...

Happy Saturday sharefest!
Great blog!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Happy SITS saturday sharefest!!

I've decided (after this morning) to never blow dry my hair in my underwear in front of the full length mirror again. Maybe I need more fruit in my diet and fewer brownies!

rebecca said...

being lazy in the workout department, i think i'll skip the trying to figure out what i have to do and just come here and follow your diet (hehe!)....and, i agree, no fruit is better than canned fruit, it is sooooo loaded with sugar, we seriously don't need it. i can't stand the taste of it at.all!

i weigh myself tomorrow. let's see if i lost that pound i committed myself to. and, if i didn't, i already have it in my head that the pressure is now up because now i have to lose 2 lbs. this week (perhaps getting on the treadmill will help, you think?). *sigh* ate entirely way too much bread this week. need to cut this down this week and i don't know how people who go without carbs to lose weight at all. i find it impossible! no toast, no bagel, no cereal in the mornings?!! yikes! what do i have then?

Regina said...

I know what you mean about the differnce in canned fruit and the fresh version. I am embarrased to say how old I was when I first tasted REAL pineapple! It was like a whole NEW fruit. I don't know what happens in those cans, but clearly, there is some cocoon effect. Becuase what goes in and what comes out are totally differnt creatures!