Archive for April 2010

happiness is

April 30, 2010

Happiness is BF coming to care for me while I’m fighting this cold.  He showed up at my door with hot and sour soup, egg rolls, a movie, and the new Usher CD.  How did I get to be so lucky? 🙂

After all these years, I have the most perfect boyfriend.  We’ve been at it 5 months and it is just so amazingly good.  I couldn’t ask for better.  He loves me in action and that is something I have never had before.  I’ve had some friends comment that they are so happy for me.  I always want them to understand that I was happy before BF.  He is just the icing on the cake.  I’d never want anyone to think that a man makes life complete, but I will say that a good man makes life feel settled.  It’s like there is no more searching, just enjoying and ensuring you never take a minute of it for granted.


Day 41

April 30, 2010

*I want to stop this unproductive posting of my meal plans.  I am not seeing any results or really making the hard changes that need to be made. *

8 a.m. (Meal #1): whole wheat english muffin, turkey, egg, cheese

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack):  hot and sour soup, egg roll

2 p.m. (Meal #3): chicken salad sandwich on 9 grain bread

5 p.m. (Meal #4):

7 p.m. (Meal #5): 

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack):

Day 40

April 29, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): 

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): cereal, 1% milk

2 p.m. (Meal #3): orange juice

5 p.m. (Meal #4): orange juice

7 p.m. (Meal #5): hot and sour soup

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack):

Day 39

April 28, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): breakfast taco, orange juice, coffee

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): hunan chicken, brown rice, cabbage/rice noodles, veggie egg roll, crab rangoon

2 p.m. (Meal #3): banana, Odwalla bar

5 p.m. (Meal #4): none (late 2 p.m. snack)

7 p.m. (Meal #5): cereal, 1% milk

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): 

Water count:



weight loss

April 27, 2010

The dieting efforts have been a bust so far.  I’ve grown alot from the experiences I’ve had, but I still haven’t made the sacrifices needed to really see a change in my weight.  That’s the part I have to make peace with and just do.

I am in such a great place right now and it would be wonderful to finally conquer this aspect of my life as well.  I have all I need in front of me.  I just have to convince myself.

For once I have no excuses.  Yes time is still a challenge, but it probably will always be if I let it.  I have the right foods and food knowledge.  I have all the support in the world (family, BF, friends…).  I just need to do it.

So I am.  I’m not going to make any big declaration or initate any kind of challenge.  I’m just going to do it.  Step by step, day by day, minute by minute.  My first step is to just eat less.  I eat right (5x per day, the right foods, etc.), but I eat too much volume-wise.  My second step is to move.  I’ve got to move 30 minutes a day minimum and get in a hard work out on the weekends.  I just have to do it despite any issues related to hair, weather, or time.

I want to have BF love on me and not experience rolls of fat.  He has never said a word and is as hot for me as I am for him, lol, but I want that for us.  I want a strong, healthy body.

I want to feel fit and strong.  I want to look good in my clothes.  I want to have a flat belly.  I want to have this off my plate so I can focus on all the good things I feel are coming – love, family, peace, success – all of it!

So I start today, with my half bowl of oatmeal, cranberries, and coffee.

My goal for today is to eat only when hungry and to make great choices.  I want to end the day knowing I ate only what I needed for fuel.

Day 38

April 27, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): oatmeal, cranberries, coffee

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): banana, Odwalla bar

2 p.m. (Meal #3): salad with grilled chicken, strawberries, feta

5 p.m. (Meal #4): hummus, veggie chips

7 p.m. (Meal #5): shrimp and grits

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): whole wheat breakfast taco

Water count: 3



Day 37

April 27, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): cereal, milk

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): none

2 p.m. (Meal #3): thin crust cheese pizza (homemade)

5 p.m. (Meal #4): none

7 p.m. (Meal #5): bacon cheese burger, onion rings

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none