Monday, August 06, 2007

Today's Food

So far today I have just had breakfast and a snack. I'm not much of a lunch person when I'm not working or working at home.

Breakfast -
One onion bagel with 2 tbsp. margarine
Coffee with sugar-free flavored powdered coffee cream (Coffee Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut)

Snack -
About 1 cup of pita chips (Stacy's Pita Chips, Bare Naked flavor, which is lightly salted with sea salt)

That's it. I know, not much. And no protein. I need protein. Maybe I need to invest in some beef jerky.

I don't think I'll be doing any workouts today - my left hip is hurting so bad it's painful to walk. I slept hard on my left side so I think I messed it up with my crappy mattress. I'll give it a rest today and try a ball workout tomorrow.

I'll post the rest of the day this evening.

Gotta do it!

Yeah, I's been over a year. I so suck at this weight loss stuff.

I'm trying, honestly I am, but I just can't seem to do it. Plus my back is seriously out and I can't go to a chiropractor because I am still out of work (for the most part - anyone want to buy some Avon?) and I have no money. Excuses? Sure, maybe they look that way, but YOU try exercising when just bending over to pick up your cat's food bowls causes you to need to sit down for a minute or two before continuing. Any kind of twisting, turning, bending or stooping is problematic.

Anyway, I look like a walrus in a recent photo. Which is not something I aspire to look like. So, I need to figure something out here. Just what it is, I don't know at this point. I have one of those big exercise balls and supposedly they are good for people with bad backs, so I am going to try that workout and see how much I can do. I know if you can strengthen your core it will help your back, so that is my goal with the ball. Provided I can do it.

As for food, I need to do something fairly structured, because I notice if I don't I really have a tendency to stray...far. I don't do well with diets like South Beach, where you cannot eat certain food groups (i.e. bread) for extended periods of time. So I am going to look at The FIRM's 30 Day Diet (which can be extended indefinitely - it is just called the 30 Day Diet because there are 30 days' worth of meal plans), Bob Greene's Best Life Diet and Dr. Oz's YOU on a Diet, and see which one I think I can stick with the best. My biggest problem with diets is I don't like most vegetables, and I hate fish. Money is also an issue, as I don't have much to spend on "special" foods and will need to make due with whatever is in the house at present. Oh yeah, and copious amounts of chocolate usually aren't on the list of foods you can eat.

So for the next couple of days I am going to do a little research to see what diet will be best for me and make honest attempts at exercising. I do not think I am going to do any of The FIRM's workouts right now because I am not sure my back can handle it. Plus I think I am far too fat for The FIRM...maybe when I lose 20-30 pounds I will start up with The FIRM again.

Well, it is late and I am tired so I will sign off for tonight. I will start tracking my food in the morning, even though I will not be following a specific diet plan just yet.

Good night, and sweet skinny dreams...