Monday, June 22, 2009

Diet Time

I just noticed the other day my similarities to Garfield. My severe hatred of Mondays, spiders, and diets.

Sadly, yes it is time I go on a diet, again. Due to events in my life the past couple years it's been almost impossible to keep my weight down. I've been through a lot lately as most of you know, but it's time to get my shit back together. I won't feel better about myself until I actually look better. I'd like to go back to looking more like Edward Norton and less like his pot-bellied cousin. Which means eating better and laying off the alcohol for awhile. I actually already started a few days ago. I weighed in at 210. Blah! That's exactly how much I had weighed a few years ago, then lost 35 lbs, then gained it all back this past year or so. It really sucks but if I did it once before I can do it again. And it wasn't too hard either. I lost that weight in a little over 3 months I believe and once I did I felt a shitload better about myself. I mean, who wouldn't?

I figured I'd share this on here as kind of motivation to myself. You all know now where I am at and it will hopefully keep me on the right track. Don't want to disappoint now. I just had a fat free hotdog (30 calories) on a reduced calorie bun. I ate these a lot back on my first diet and they worked great. Hotdogs in general always make me feel full so that helps. I also started making my own mini pizza bagels. Small onion bagel (100 cal), a little tomato sause, and reduced fat cheese. Nice little snack that tastes amazing and isn't too bad for ya. And of course, as with the last diet, I get the Healthy Choise/Lean Cusine meals. I hated them at first but now I'm addicted. They really aren't bad, esspecially their pizza and panini's.

So that's what's going down. Wish me luck and if anyone has any tips let me know. I can't stand fruit so that's not even an option, just so you know.

Later all


Sean said...

May the force be with you

Michael Flux said...

mmmm hotdogs..,

In other news, I propose that we go to one of those all-you-can-eat Chinese places :D

Alyson said...

When I was in Hawaii I was eating three scoops of white rice with every dinner. There are just so many carbs in local food in Hawaii that I put on 15 pounds in a matter of months.

When I decided I'd had enough, Alan helped me. He'd put on weight too and lost 30 pounds in 4 months. He basically said:

1. Make healthy choices. You can eat just about anywhere you want to, but you just have to know which items to choose on the menu. And to get salad without dressing, no cheese on your food, etc.

2. Don't eat after 7 pm. Not even snacking. It'll help you get on a better sleeping cycle and get you ready for a bigger breakfast in the morning.

3. Big breakfast, sizable lunch, small dinner. Since your body burns calories the slowest at night.

And I found giving up soda and candies helped me get more energy to go running at night. After losing the 10 pounds, though, I slipped out of the routine and am getting flabby again. But, it worked while I stuck with it <3