DATE: Friday, March 19th, 2010
WEIGHT: 217.5lbs (-8.5lbs from start)
Okay I’m back – and still on my crappy plateau. Uff.
I think Sadik nailed it on the head when he said that because I had switched over to vegan eating (with a few minor slips into ‘vegetarian’ territory), I had somehow told myself it was okay to eat more than usual.. (as in the typical ‘diet food’ disaster most people fall into) Anyhow, I had been going to the gym, eating healthy/clean/vegan, but here were my problems:
1. I thought (subconciously I’d imagine) that because I was eating healthy, I could eat MORE, period.
2. My problem/binge foods were never really meat/cheese/sweets/snacks (NOT why I went veg, by the way!), but rather carbs, in general (rice and bread, even though now brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread), and fats – namely oils used in cooking.
3. I got lazy and stopped tracking my food intake, either by Weight Watchers or caloric intake.. This compounded the above issues.
So basically, I need to get back on the ‘tracking wagon’, try to lower my intake of fats and carbs, and other than that, just keep on doing what I’ve been doing. I certainly FEEL MUCH HEALTHIER, but the scale just isn’t budging much.
Last night I took my measurements.. A bit of progress, but, as mentioned before – sadly derailed by my tendencies to BINGE.
Anyhow, here’s my ‘damage’ for the day so far:
BREAKFAST: Skipped (bad, I know, but I can use the excuse that I slept in, or that my lunch is ‘technically’ breakfast due to my obscenely ‘off’ schedule)
LUNCH: 2 slices of 100% whole wheat/double fiber bread, a swipe of Vegannaise mayo, a healthy shot of spicy dijon mustard, 2 slices of SmartLife ‘turky’ faux-turkey lunch meat, 1 medium sized banana and 20 oz. of water with a squirt of lemon. (DAMAGE: 470 cal./12.75 fat/10 fib./17.5 pro./69.5 carb.)
THOUGHTS: Delicious and filling – though the mayo is probably something I’ll mostly leave out from now on. It was 90 calories and 3/4 of the meal’s total fat
SNACK I: 4 miniature pieces of extra-dark chocolate with almonds. (DAMAGE: 200 cal./13 fat/2 fib./4 pro./20 carb.)
THOUGHTS: Not really worth it for the ‘damage’ but sometimes a girl needs her chocolate!
DINNER: 2 packets of (unfortunately non-organic, ugh!) generic cinnamon-flavor instant crap oatmeal. (DAMAGE: 320 cal./4 fat/6 fib./8 pro./66 carb.)
THOUGHTS: Yuck! Horrible, horrible, horrible. I’m feeling full but not satisfied in any other way. Absolute crap. I need my organic instant oatmeal. Now I’m craving salty junk like chips after eating that – which I wasn’t craving before. NEVER AGAIN unless I’m DESPERATE. Ick!!
SNACK II: None – I really didn’t feel the need.
Total Daily Damage: 990 cal./29.75 fat/18 fib./29.5 pro./155.5 carb.
Fitness Credits: 0 cal.
Total Over-all Caloric Damage: 990 cal.**
**Note: No, I wasn’t aiming for a number this low.. I had planned on my after-dinner snack, but I ended up not wanting to eat. Tomorrow will probably be more – you’ll see! Then on Sunday I may have an all-you-can-eat-for-$5 vegan breakfast and then a BBQ in the afternoon. Worrisome!