Friday, September 19, 2008

Starting Today

Today is it! The first day of the rest of my life. No, for real. I started my "diet" today. The real one. I didn't start out thinking this will be the day and by lunch time all had been forgotten. I did pretty good today. I have been trying to get myself off caffeine so i can start drinking only water. My husband had been doing it for a week or more now and I'm so proud of him. I am really gonna do it this time. I've just about got myself weened off sweet tea. Tomorrow i will only have a pint and continue that for about 4 days and then WHAM! Water only baby!

I have a very hectic lifestyle so eating right is the biggest challenge for me. I own a personal care service company. Between working with my own people, i have to check up on my employee's drum up new business, run want ads and hire new employee's and lord, lets not forget the paperwork. I am so behind on my paperwork (GASP). I also spend allot of time in my car driving from one home to another to another. It's hard to eat healthy when you are constantly on the go. I've decided to start packing a lunch and snack bag. This will be a big help. I never eat breakfast which i need to start doing. I went to the grocery store today and Sam's Club yesterday. I bought all sorts of good stuff for me and my family. I have all the right things in the house and almost none of the bad.

I'm going to eat 5-6 times a day, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and maybe a snack. I'd like to keep my calories under 2000. That will be easy without the sweet tea. Today for i had

Apple 75
Granola Bar 120
Chicken sandwich 450
Quesadilla's 650
Sweet Tea 4500

Total 1745

I will take my vitamin's. I take a multi-vitamin daily but i split it half in the am and half in the pm. I take calcium twice a day, an OMEGA once, half a B complex in the morning, an aspirin in the morning and I was taking a C0Q10 but Sam's doesn't carry the 50mg anymore and I read that anything higher can cause insomnia. If anyone knows where i can get it in 50mg let me know. There's some C0Q10 in my multi-vitamin but it doesn't say how much.

I will exercise. I would have taken a walk this evening but i had to go to open house at my daughters school. That went OK. They ring the bell every 10-15 minutes and the parents have to go around to all the classes in the order your child has them. Luckily i didn't have to sit in any "student desks", dodged that bullet. Tomorrow i will go for a walk, one of the ladies i work with has a goal to exercise so i will get her up and out. She's slow so I may have to lap her. I've had a bad back ever since childbirth and my back will start to hurt so bad I can barely stand it. I'll have to sit down for a few minutes to get it to stop throbbing. This frustrates me because I'm not tired but i can't go on. I'm hoping that the back will ease up when i lose some weight but honestly it was the same way 80 pounds ago.

I got my hair cut (off) before open house, so when i got home i couldn't wait to get in the shower and wash all the stray hairs off me. I've been wanting to get my hair cut short but i think i look even fatter with it short so I've been putting it off. Today I did it. I have natural curl so of course now it doesn't know how to behave, I'll have to tame it i guess.

I took my doggies to the groomers today. They were so excited to see me when i got there to pick them up. I love it when they are freshly groomed. They smell so good, but they look so skinny. I wished that would work for me.

Well for some reason, i haven't been able to get to sleep until after 2am so I'm gonna go try to get in bed early tonight but i know it won't happen.


Felicia said...

Congrats and best wishes for getting started!!! Sounds like you are busy busy!! You can do this!! Its your time!!

Have a wonderful day!

Val said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I really need supporters! :-) And I really want to support you:-D I am so happy you had a good day. Have you considered some exercise with water since you have back problems - I know when my lower back acts up swimming hurts much less than walking... plus burns more calories ;-)

Its all about one day at a time. I know it sounds silly... but I really, really want to earn one of those "melting snowmen" from the Christmas Challenge.:-)

Hope today(Friday) was another awesome day! I know you can do this - one choice, one step, one day at a time. You can do it :-D

Val said...

Hi Wendi!! Just thought I would leave another comment... I noticed you haven't posted in a few days... but I checked your FitDay journal.

I know you can do this. :-) One day at a time. Every day is "the" day of the rest of your life. The day where you don't need sugar or sweet tea. And its totally worth it. Every good choice you make... is worth it - for yourself, for your family :-D

We're going to do it by Christmas... I know it!!

Val said...

Walking is SOOO awesome!! Don't be embarrassed.

Be PROUD... and EXCITED that you have the POWER to make GREAT choices for yourself. SO, you get to wake up tomorrow and do that, which is simply amazing! I know you will do it :-D