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Gained over the holiday

I told my husband firmly today that we are getting back into eating right.  He can choose to eat whatever he wants BUT he will eat what I choose to make for breakfast, dinner, etc.  LOL, he’s wondering why he’s been gaining weight so I showed him today.  I made him 4 pieces of sausage, 2 eggs cooked in cooking spray (no oil, butter), 2 slices of wheat bread, and 1 T Butter for the bread.  Grand total a little over 600 calories.  I then explained to him that previously he would eat DOUBLE that amount.  Seriously 1200 calories in one meal!  I told him from now on I am making him NORMAL portions of food, no more Hungryman sized meals.  If he choose to eat more than that I will not stop him but I also won’t aid him in overindulging.

Now for me, “sigh” I gained 13 lbs back in 2 months!  Now I will say I weighed myself today after breakfast with clothes on so I can give or take a pound or two.  Now the big question is, should I cry about it or move forward and work on losing that 13 again?!  Well, that’s a no branier, this girl is moving ahead!!!!!

I let Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrating get to me.  Gosh, I never had so many cookies, candies, etc. thrown at me than this year.  I can’t blame anyone though because I’m the one who ate it all.  No more though.  My sugar has been haywire for 2 mths and I know it’s because I made the wrong choices. 

Well today was my day to get it together.  For breakfast I had wheat bread, lean turkey ham, 1 slice of cheese, and lettuce to make a yummy sandwich.  Grand total calories about 250.  That’s a great way to start the morning.  I also started drinking a lot more liquid.  Funny thing when I start overeating I also forget to drink.  Guess I was too busy stuffing myself with food.

I’m starting off with small goals again.  For today and from here on out, I need to plan my menus again.  When I KNOW what I’m making ahead of time it keeps me focused.  Secondly, I need to start buying more veges.  It’s one thing to have a nice lean cut of meat in the fridge but when you have nothing to go with it it’s really easy to to just grab that box of Mac n Cheese and make something unhealthy.

My exercising has also become non existant.  I used to walk at my mall before work.  Well I was burning the candle at both ends trying to work my day shift and stay up later  to see my husband off for his night shift.  So the early morning routine came to a stop. I convinced myself it was no big deal because I could just walk on my lunch break.  OK, walking in the mall at noon during the holiday shopping sprees????  What was I thinking!  So I’m taking baby steps here.  If I can start going in early GREAT!  If that’s still too hard to manage than walking on my lunch break shouldn’t be as hard with the holidays behind us.  I have my new 2008 calendar so I’m ready to start logging my progress.

2008 will be a great year!


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