Saturday, August 30, 2008
Negative Nelly Trying to be Postitive
OK I'm motivated by Annette's purely positive attitude. With that in mind, here are positive changes I have made over my weight loss journey:
BEFORE: For dinner, I'd serve Noodle or Rice-a-Roni every night for a side dish
NOW: I serve brown rice or whole grain noodles occasionally for dinner
BEFORE: Ate fast food at least 4 times a week
NOW: Eat out once a week...usually Papa Murphy's Delite Hawaiian style pizza
BEFORE: Never thought about a portion or portion control
NOW: I anally measure out my food with a food scale or measuring cups...including my wine!
BEFORE: Breakfast would be Diet Dr. Pepper or Frappuccino , and pastry
NOW: Lower sugar Quaker oatmeal, Kashi Go Lean Crunch w/ nonfat milk, or on busy days a Clif Bar and fruit
BEFORE: I'd eat about 3-4 cookies for dessert without a second thought
NOW: Dessert can be fruit, yogurt, WW or Skinny Cow Fudgecicle, or sugar free pudding
BEFORE: Off and on exerciser with taking a step aerobics class here or taking walks there
NOW: Unless sick or recovery from surgery, I try to do something active at least 5 times a week
BEFORE: Ate Velveeta mac n cheese like no bodies business, and then the lower fat version came and ate twice as much since it was better for me
NOW: Mac n who?
BEFORE: On busy days, I'd be a Hamburger Helper fool
NOW: You couldn't pay me to eat that stuff
BEFORE: Drank alcohol most weekends
NOW: Occasionally/rarely drink
BEFORE: Never paid attention to food labels
NOW: Takes me twice as long to grocery shop since I'm inspecting every new label I encounter
BEFORE: Fav restaurant order: Denny's Sampler or All American Slam
NOW: Outback Steakhouse's Grill Chicken on the Barbie
BEFORE: Ate at brunch buffets for most holidays and plenty of other Sundays
NOW: We go to the park or do something as a family rather than it being about the food
BEFORE: Ate chips and french fries as if they were a veggie...you know...since they're made from potatoes!
NOW: Very rarely eat either since both are trigger foods for me
BEFORE: Drank anything and everything except water
NOW: Drink at least 64 oz. plus I make sure I drink a water bottle full before I get my next cup of coffee
BEFORE: Maximum amount of workout- walk 4 miles
NOW- Can run up to 7.5 miles
BEFORE: Size 18 clothes, XL -XXL shirts
NOW: Between a 2-4, size xs-s shirts
Reflecting back I am definitely a more healthy person. I am grateful, strangely, for my health scare and infertility because it woke me up to my out of control lifestyle. Making my changes, I now have my crazy, insane, no-fear but totally worth it, twins. And believe me, they help me with having an active lifestyle.
Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!!!