Friday, January 22, 2010

The Plan Seems to be Working

i feel smaller. i hope on monday that the scale reflects the feeling. i've really been watching my calories and sugars. i count all the calories that i'm taking in. i'm trying to come in around 1800 a day. i've been doing good. the other day i went to almost 2000 because derek brought me a big 'n tasty from mcdonalds. i couldn't just let it sit there and make him feel bad, so i ate it. i made up for it yesterday by eating mostly vegetables. of course, by having veggies all day i could have cookies later. mmmmm, oreo fudgees. years ago i was watching a documentary about richard simmons and they were talking to some of his friends and clients. one guy said that richard taught him that he could still eat all his favorite foods, just not all at once. i still remember that. i've kinda been using that idea. i like cookies and cake, so i just need to plan my days better to accomodate those. i've also been exercising more. it's nice to have the elliptical machine at home so that i can go on at any time of day. it's so easy when i don't have to plan too far ahead. i just need to be sure that i have a half an hour to be on it. that's pretty easy to do. so every monday i will weigh myself at my mom's house. i don't have a scale, but she does and i go there every monday. it works out nice. sunday will be my day off. i won't exercise or count calories. that doesn't mean that i can go overboard, but it will be a day of rest.


Puphigirl said...

It is nice to have a free day, but like you said, it is not an excuse to go overboard and binge.

Deborah said...

You know, I think your plan sounds great. It's not a diet, it's more like a lifestyle change.

For our insurance we do nutrition challenges, and then at the end of the year we get money for each challenge we complete. Jan and Feb we have to replace sugars with fruit. It's really, really, really hard! I don't like it! But we have day off a week and I do binge. Can I just tell you, the next day I feel so gross.

greenolive said...

I think it's great. I wish I had a machine at home but right now I don't have a membership or anything.

okeydokeyifine said...

Hip hip hooray!

michelle said...

You are a Rock Star!! I wanna be like Ruth!

EmmaP said...

i used to make sundays my free days. but it didnt work. i rarely ate breakast bfore church cuz i was too busy getting ready for church. so, usually 1 piece of toast on the go. then i make 1 meal but am usually too tired to eat too much. then i nap for 3-4 hours and in the evening, i **might** have a bowl of cereal. So -- for ME, I changed it and now Saturdays are my free days! woo!!! and when/if I am lucky, i get to go out to eat (and usuall someone else is paying for it, haha!). But during the week, if I am craving something, i just tell myself, i will have that Saturday. and knowing that I will have it soon instead of never again is nice!

kissypoohporter said...

RUTHIE... you are my inspiration...i wanna be like you!!!

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