Sunday, February 23, 2014

Week 1: 2 pounds down

How was Week 1?

Well it was FAR from perfect- but I had really good reason. R had to go to the hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday ( he is fine )
We ended up eating 2 days from the hospital cafetaria. I ate okay in terms of calories but not at all okay in terms of 17 day
I walked 6 of 7 days ( even in the hospital - thanks to the Fit Bit )
A slight amount of cheating on weekend as well as I lost the momentum
So I am 2 pounds down- which is not the best for 17 day
Tomorrow in a new week 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 1

I had a great first day
I am really motivated - I actually WANT To diet .
Sometimes when I am dieting - I don't really want to and so I make little excuses  -a little cheating here - a little cheating there
But simply the fact that I have not been dieting AT ALL the past 2 months has given me back my ability to be motivated
Note to self: take breaks from dieting from time to time

Breakfast: Tea no sugar ( I really don't like Truvia and artificial sweeteners are best avoided)
Brunch : Trader Joe Chicken Sausage ( while this is not strictly 17 day as its not homemade - the ingredients are all completely like I would make them )  + steamed broccoli
Snacks 1+2 : grapes
Snack 3 : Low fat cottage cheese+ salsa
Dinner: omelet ( 2 eggs + 1/3 cup low fat cheese) + Steamed Cauliflower

I walked 2 miles on the treadmill
My fit bit registered a total of about 6500 steps instead of the 10,000 I am supposed to be taking. I want to do better on this - my excuse is that last night R was nusts and did not sleep at all - I could not sleep either ( do NOT watch Dexter before going to sleep - also on another note how sad with the way the season ended )
R was a real pest all day today as he was very tired
Cooked a lot today for the week ( curried chicken soup will be my lunch everyday )

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life

Well you know what the name of this post means !
Back from vacation
A year of steadily gaining weight and the awareness that I must get on a program.
So Sunday I start the weightloss program again with my full on 17 day diet
I am planning to do it fully with no cheating
I mean to try some new recipes like the following

Cheesy stuffed chicken 
4 chicken breasts
4 oz. Breaststone Live-active non-fat cottage cheese
Fresh Greens
1 tsp garlic, onion Pepper
1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese

Pound chicken breasts and mix cottage cheese, onion and garlic powder and black pepper with Parmesan cheese. Add spinach and put about 3 tablespoons in center of pounded chicken breasts. . Bake for about 35-40 minutes on 400 degrees.

Green smoothie 
1 orange, 5 strawberries and 2 large handfuls of spinac