Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 7

(Let me start by apologizing to anyone reading these posts...I know they are boring, but I need the accountability to help me with my goals and to see where I make process over the next few weeks. So Sorry of these bore you to tears.)

Today was a pretty good day. I finally got an email back from my boot camp instructor. She agreed that I needed to write everything that I eat down and believes I will see a difference. Also to make sure I am doing my cardio at a minimum 3 times a week. Basically all stuff that I already knew and agreed to do over this next month already. She really believes that I can get below 200lbs...I guess I just need to start believing it myself. It's time. The best part about her email was that she recognized how hard I do try at boot camp and she thinks that I can work just as hard at home too. I am starting to believe this part. I just need to rekindle that inner will and stop beating myself up when I do have an off day or make a mistake.

Today I feel like I made good choices. We even had lunch out at a Thai restaurant but I choose to have an appetizer that consisted of 8 prawn shrimp and a good helping of bell peppers, onions, basil and garlic in oyster sauce and Thai peppers. It was delicious and less than 400 calories total from what I can gather when I put it into sparkpeople. I did allow myself to have less than .5 cup of ice cream but from now on until I am under 200lbs I am seriously going to be more thoughtful of not having these indulgences.

Dinner was a large salad with just a little bit of balsamic vinegar on the side, a small portion of homemade meatloaf and an ear of sweet corn. It was good.

So all in all I finished around 1450 calories which is in my range.
I did 60 min boot camp.
I set some goals... including getting my journal ready for tracking as I go starting tomorrow, and I set goals for tomorrow.
I am not going to measure myself again until right before I start boot camp again on the 21st.

I have to be very mindful of exercising the next two weeks without boot camp to hold me accountable and help me out. but I believe I will do it.


  1. I read your blog and I am not board. Go easy on yourself. I was wondering if you have seen that book Eat This Not That not diet diet? If not I would recommend that you look into it. Hey have you tried any of the workout videos on Netflix? Being able to workout at home while Noah sleeps might help. That is what I do a couple of times a week. You are doing great!

  2. Trish I just saw that book advertised in the magazine...maybe I will have to check it out!
    I really dislike working out at home...but I think that I might start trying it again soon! I would just rather be outside or at the gym or something so I don't get distracted by other things. :)

  3. not boring at all! I love having the connection with you. feels like I get to share a little bit of your day. helps me miss you just a little bit less.