Food and Exercise day 3 Failure?

I don’t think so. I did however learn a big lesson yesterday, never get too hungry if you’re trying to lose weight. And I need something more than just greek yogurt in the afternoon if I don’t intend to eat ALL the food at dinner.

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However, all was not lost, I did manage to avoid my soda craving by making some sparkling water with my Sodastream and found out that it does the trick just as well as anything with sugar in it ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all it was not a perfect day but not a horrible one either.

And the only way I fail is if I quit!

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Day 3 log

Breakfast: 1 slice bread with cheese and cucumber, half a banana and a hardboiled egg.

Lunch: Pasta leftover from Saturday with salad and garlic sauce (note to self: don’t need so much sauce)

Snack: Greek yogurt

Dinner: Oven baked chicken with baked fries and gravy

Drinks: Good day there as I only drank water ๐Ÿ™‚

I also had a chocolate bar and overate at dinner because I got so hungry between my snack at 3 pm and dinner at 7:30 pm. Lesson learned.

Exercise: No exercise today but I did get 8.145 steps in ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Food and exercise log days 1 & 2

If I am going to be doing this blog thing about my weight loss journey I figure that food and exercise are pretty big parts of it so here it is. My first two official days and I think so far so good ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 1 Food log

Breakfast: Blueberry skyr (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyr) for anyone who doesn’t know what it is and is curious ๐Ÿ™‚ ),ย 1 slice of whole-grain bread with cheese, cucumber and butter, 1/4 of an orange and water. – Found out that this is a bit much for me to eat when I wake up.

Lunch/Afternoon tea: 2 Waffles with jam and whipped cream, 1 pancake (the thin kind not the american type) with sugar sprinkled over it and hot chocolate

Dinner: Homemade hamburger with half a bun, baked french fries and bernaise sauce.

Drinks: Hot chocolate, water and some wine and Somersby during the evening.

June 17th is Independence day here in Iceland so my eating was maybe not on point but for my first day I’m okay with this. Also I didn’t wake up until ย about 11 so lunch/tea was the same meal ๐Ÿ™‚

Exercise: I didn’t get any exercise today as much of the day was spent in the car ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

Day 2 Food log

Breakfast: 1 slice of whole-grain bread with cheese, cucumber and butter, 1/4 of an orange and water.

Lunch: Mushroom soup and half a bread roll

Snack: Other half of bread roll with cheese, ham and cucumber and a chocolate protein drink.

Dinner: Pasta with ham, mushrooms and garlic sauce(on the side)

Drinks: I was good for most of the day and drank only water and 1 protein drink then I had some wine.

Exercise: I went to the pool and swam 1.36 km (just about 0.8 miles). My longest swim so far this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting point

So I figured I need to know where I am before I start this journey so I can figure out when I’m getting where I want to be or if I’m going the wrong way. That said I really did not like my bathroom scale this morning or my tape measure, we were not friends this morning at all. But it needed to be done so I’m just putting it out there: June 17th 2016 I was 94 kg (207 lbs) with a waist of 110 cm (43 inches) and considering that the healthy range for a 5’3″ female is about 60 kg (132 lbs) and 80 cm (31 inches) waist I have a long way to go.

So I better get started, right? To start I need a plan (because fail to plan, plan to fail) and my master plan sounds pretty much like this: cut out liquid calories, eat clean and exercise. Yes I know, I’m wowing the world with my genius and this plan with it’s great detail and concise planning has to be guaranteed to succeed. The thing is that I don’t have a lot of experience with this (hence the 94 kg) so I’m just using what I have of common sense at the moment (winging it that is) so for the next couple of weeks I will be doing a lot of research, so Google and I are going to be best friends, and meanwhile I will switch the soda with water and eat more veggies and less fries. I will also try to get as close to 10.000 steps per day and go swimming 3 x a week.
My weigh in days will be Fridays and on Wednesdays I will take progress pictures (not sure when/if I’ll have the courage to post those just yet)

Why am I doing this? Because life is hard and it’s harder when you’re fat and use that as an excuse to not try anything. I want more, I want scuba diving, canoes, yoga, 5k runs, hiking and not being afraid to try things I think of for my bucket list. I want my life back and I don’t want it sitting on the couch.