I surpassed Pie Night, somehow managed to keep calories in check while eating out, passed on multiple free food events, was on day 9 of being binge-free…and succumbed to the comfort and plethora of tasty foods at my home. I tried to be healthy at first…asked my mom to make cabbage soup, ate tomatoes, green tea..but then there were so many foods I haven’t had in ssoooooo long. One thing led to another, and now I am beyond sick and my ribs are bursting.
This just shows that I am at the point where I have control over my familiar surroundings (in college, with my apartment, on campus, at work), but I lose my focus when through in new situations.
Where to go from here? Work out tomorrow morning to help buffer some calories at least. Grapefruit for breakfast and vegetarian and low carb for the rest of the weekend.
I had Korean food for the first time last night with my roommates and it was really good! My dish seemed healthy, consisting of one egg, kimchi, vegetables, tofu, and miso. However it was sooo salty and I knew I would gain some water weight the next morning (and I did). I hope the gained water weight goes away soon! But to move it forward, I’m following this easy cleanse formula:
Things You’ll Need:
Purified spring water
Fruits and vegetables
Access to a sauna
(actually drinking close to 90 oz) Drink 64 oz. of purified spring water for three days. This translates into 8 glasses that hold 8 ounces of water each. Spring water is devoid of salt—-some natural waters are not. It is important to choose a water that is naturally salt-free, and while this might seem like a large amount of water, know that the body retains water even if it is a little dehydrated. This technique ensures that the body gets plenty of water and ironically responds to this hydration by releasing any excess water. And it is in the excess water weight where the body stores the salt.
Eat foods that are low in salt for those three days. You want to limit your salt intake to under 1500mg a day. Read labels to find out how much sodium is present in the foods you intend to ingest. Clearly, junk foods are out of the picture as they are usually extremely high in sodium. And of course, do not add salt to anything. Use alternative salt-free spices in your cooking such as garlic, pepper and other spice combinations that are marketed as “salt substitutes.”
Salt-free and healthy.
Cut down on your carbohydrate intake. Complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables are the only carbohydrates that you should eat during this three-day salt flush. Forget the bread and pasta. Every pound of carbs stored in your body hold 2 or 3 pounds of water and it is this water that holds the excess salt. Thus, the practice of eating high-protein foods low in carbs, such as lean meat, oatmeal and brown rice, assist the entire process of drinking great amounts of water to purify the body system of excess sodium.
Sweat out the excess salt. For the three-day flush, choose to exercise aerobically while wearing warm clothes that will force you to sweat when you are moving. Alternatively, you can choose to haunt a sauna daily. Stay in the sauna long enough to break a sweat. When you are sweating profusely, leave the sauna and shower with tepid water. After you are cleansed of surface impurities as well as cooler in body temperature, do this sauna step again. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
Just needed to document my small feat, yet significant win nonetheless, of passing on warm, Einstein bagels. I knew that one bagel was around 320 calories and would wreck my diet. It would have taken all my lunch calories and I would be starving and frustrated. Instead, I let other people at work finish them off for me!
I’ve worked too hard to give it all away for just a bagel. I’m on day 6 of staying within my calorie limit and not about to break it.
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““Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” ~Denis Waitley”—
I changed my goal weight from 90lbs to 93 lbs. I remember feeling pretty good about myself at 93.5 lbs and looking cute in almost anything I wore. Also, I just don’t want to be obsessive. However, this time I’m going to maintain and tone my entire body!
I’m gearing up obstacle one of this week: PIE NIGHT. One slice of custard pie is around 221 calories…and I still have 406 calories left AFTER dinner!! I never thought I’d be full from 784 calories in a day. I should have eaten more carbs before I was studying though for some energy. I felt light headed at around 11am, but saved the apple from breakfast to eat. Oh and did I mentioned I worked out this morning? (8 strength exercise circuit, 15 reps each move, 3x circuit).
Can I just say that eating healthy has given me acreative outlet much needed for my college routine! I know my food pictures may not look that appetizing…but I’m having so much fun picking out colorful vegetables, baking fish, making rock hard fiber-ful muffins…Even my ideas of fun have changed: I can’t wait for next friday afternoon when I can go to Henry’s market and look at all their healthy and wholesome foods! rather than going to the mall or something…
IMPENDING TROUBLE for Next Week (advice please >.<)
Monday or Tuesday:Pie Night at my apartment with my lovely roomies. We have a custard pie which I’m going to top with strawberries. This means: shaving off 100 calories at breakfast, no carbs for dinner, and I guess I’ll eat a little into my exercise calories.
Thursday: Restaurant Dinner possibly at sushi place, Islands, Thai…Maybe I’ll suggest going to a chain restaurant where I can look up the menu and keep my meal under ~450 calories.
Friday:Cookies at Group Meeting. My boss passes around boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I’ve been getting pretty good at passing on the cookies. My rule is, only try a cookie I’ve never had before.
Saturday and Sunday: Visiting my family for a party. I hope I don’t get overwhelmed with Asian food my tastebuds have been craving! I know Saturday will be vegetarian so it will be easy to keep my calories low. I guess I’ll just have to be selective and eat what I like THE MOST and spare the rest.
PS. I’m done for the day and made it within budget W/O using my exercise calories.
GAHHHH only 321 Calories left and it's just 11am o_O
I had lunch way too early and now it’s going to be hell to try and wait until 5-6pm to eat dinner…with my remaing 321 calories. I did work out today but I DO NOT want to eat by my calories…What to doooo? I still have to study for 4 hours, go into lab for 1.5 hours. So hopefully I can quench my impending hungry with lots of green tea and water.
Oh the good note…I’m pretty full and won’t be hungry until 3pm at least…and then it’s only 2 more hours until dinner-ish time??
Jog while holding a weight jump rope, one handle in each hand. You can roll the rope around your hands to shorten it so it won’t get in the way while you run.
Benefits: Works your upper body while your run. It’s strength training so it works your muscles and promotes beta-oxidation (fat burn).
Then…Jump rope after your done running! I jump-rope through the Hopscotch squares for fun and little challenge!
My Morning Workout Today
Running with weighted handles: (21 minutes) 2.5 miles
Jump Roping (one and two legged): 10 minutes
Plank: 1:30 minutes
Walking to Library: 1.5 miles (actually 2.5 miles, but since I’m going to be sedentary most of today, I’ll subtract from my total walking distance)
Eating just ~1200 calories a day while having to go to work, class, study, music, etc. is just too much for me exercise much more vigorously. If it were up to me, I’d run for an hour, weights, yoga, play sports…sighh one day when I’m maintaining!
PS. It’s Breakfast time!!! I was thinking about what to eat for breakfast almost the entire time I was running haha.
Finishing my Green Tea w/ Pomegranate, brushing my teeth, and studying for the rest of the night. And I’m within my calorie budget!
Caloric Intake: 1209
Exercise: -350 (45 minutes on the elliptical + plank)
Net ~900 Calories (I say approximately because there has to be some error in calculating calories eaten and burned) I hope this is accurate though!! I’m super proud =) I don’t think I’ve lost weight for my weigh-in tomorrow, but I want to go at least 3 days in a row taking in 1200 calories and not eating back my exercise calories.
hey (: i just realized how much we have in common! i'm also short (5'0") & asian, and our meals are really similar! good luck and stay strong!
Hey girl! Yahhh short Asian girls FTW! Thank you for your support since I can’t think of one person in my daily life that encourages my weight loss effort. I’m thrilled someone else enjoys the nourishment that I do. I swear by cabbage, fiber one, squash, greek yogurt, and green tea!