After struggling for years with my weight, I decided that the best way to motivate myself was to share my journey with others. This means brutal honesty, folks, and you'll probably learn more about me than you ever needed to know. :D My story is not any different than all the other people out struggling with the same thing, but I'm going to show myself, and you, that this is possible. And I'm gonna document every moment to prove it.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012

Today was temptation central! I went shopping all by myself! My boyfriend sent me out into the big bad world to fetch a few ingredients that he needed for dinner. I also needed to buy a scale so I adventured to Walmart and walked nicely by all the chips, soda and cannoli that Walmart was selling. Did the same at the grocery store and passed by all kinds of fast food places without stopping. A big accomplishment considering a few weeks ago I might have popped by McD's instead of patiently waiting for my boyfriend to finish making dinner. It;s also the first time I went out to shop by myself since the re-start of this diet. Lately I've been under my boyfriend's watchful eye, and having him guide me has made all the difference. But I succeeded on my own today! Yay me! He also made me the most delicious Potabello burger EVER! Seriously. I thought I was gonna die when I bit it! SOOO GOOOD.

I also went down to sample what my apartment complex's fitness center has to offer. Verdict: It sucks. Almost all of the machines do not work, and none of them have the monitors I need on them. Like a heartrate monitor or a timer....or anything. Also the elliptical machine (the only one that would turn ON) was hard to run on. It felt like it hadn't been oiled in a while. It popped my knee out. But even with that I did 30 minutes and a mile on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the elliptical before it hurt me. Exercise, hooray!

January 15, 2012 Food Diary

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber

Nature's Best Perfect Zero Carb Isopure Creamy Vanilla - Creamy Vanilla, 1 scoop 105 0g 0g 25g 0mg 210mg 0g 0g
Strawberries - Frozen, unsweetened, 4 berry 15 4g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 2g 1g
Banana - Medium - Peeled, 0.5 Medium 53 14g 0g 1g 0mg 1mg 7g 2g
Orange juice - Chilled, includes from concentrate, 0.5 cup 55 13g 0g 1g 0mg 1mg 0g 0g

43 6g 0g 4g 2mg 64mg 0g 0g

Sara Lee - Honey Wheat Bread, 2 slices 150 30g 2g 5g 0mg 230mg 4g 2g
Kirkland Signature (Costco) - Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, 2 Slices (56g) 60 1g 1g 10g 30mg 460mg 0g 0g
French's - Yellow Mustard, 1 tsp 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 55mg 1g 0g
French's - Yellow Mustard, 1 tsp 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 55mg 1g 0g
Vlassic - Kosher Dill Whole Pickle, 1 pickle 0 2g 0g 0g 0mg 420mg 0g 0g
Kroger - Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 1 oz (28g/inch cube) 110 1g 9g 7g 30mg 180mg 0g 0g
Romaine Lettuce - Romaine Lettuce - 2 Cups, 1 cups 15 3g 0g 1g 0mg 5mg 0g 1g
Fresh - Roma Tomato, 0.5 tomato 9 2g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Onions - Raw, 1 slice, thin

4 1g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g

Fresh - Portabello Mushroom Cap, 3 oz cap 66 13g 1g 6g 0mg 15mg 5g 4g
Fresh Vegetables - Sliced Eggplant - Grilled With Skin, 0.15 eggplant unpeeled (approx 1-1/4 lb) 20 5g 0g 1g 0mg 2mg 2g 0g
Old Country - Sourdough Bread , 1.5 slice 135 26g 2g 5g 0mg 225mg 0g 2g
g - Pepper Jack, 1 oz 110 1g 9g 8g 25mg 170mg 0g 0g
Fresh Vegetable - Red Bell Peppers (Grilled, No Dressing), 2 g 1 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Oil - Olive, 0.5 tablespoon 60 0g 7g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Generic - Balsamic Vinegar, 0.5 tbso 10 2g 3g 0g 0mg 2mg 1g 0g
Onions - Raw, 1 slice, large (1/4" thick) 16 4g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 2g 1g
Fresh Brussel Sprouts - Steamed Brussel Sprouts, 12 sprouts (85g) 70 16g 0g 6g 0mg 40mg 4g 6g
Garlic - Raw, 3 cloves 13 3g 0g 1g 0mg 2mg 0g 0g
Imperial - Block Margerine, 1 g 7 0g 1g 0g 0mg 7mg 0g 0g
Tomato Slices - Tomato Slices, 1 slice 3 1g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Generic - Green Onions, Chopped, 0 cup (100g) 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g


Trader Joe's - Dried Apricots, 10 Pieces 180 44g 0g 2g 0mg 0mg 38g 6g
Dole 100% Juice Blend - Paradise Blend, 8 oz 120 28g 0g 1g 0mg 60mg 25g 0g
Vodka - 80 proof, 1 fl oz 64 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
TOTAL: 1,494 220g 35g 84g 87mg 2,206mg 92g 25g
Exercises Calories Minutes

Walking, 2.5 mph, leisurely pace 170 30
Elliptical Trainer 170 10

TOTALS: 340 40

1 comment:

  1. Wow Karen! Good for you. Your blog makes me feel good and motivates me too. I just started on a weight loss goal too, and it's sooooo hard to get started and to stick with it. Reading your blog makes me feel like at least someone else I know is doing it too. The good thing is once you've been doing it for a few weeks, it gets easier and easier. Anyway lady, I wish you the BEST of luck! Losing weight is extremely difficult but once you start seeing results, it makes you feel like a million bucks!

    -Rebecca (In case you know many Rebecca's, I'm Rebecca from Burning Man) :)