Spectacular Tuna Salad
The other day I found this recipe on the internet. It’s supposed to be one of those meals that gives you a lot of bang for your buck (excuse me, I I’m still confused on which is high density and which is low density), basically you get fuller for fewer calories. I found it to be really filling and surprisingly satisfying.
1 can of tuna in water (drained)
1can of chick peas in water (drained)
2 Tbsp light mayo (I replaced this with 1Tbsp each of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar)
1 Tbsp capers
2 Tbsp diced onion
Serve desired amount on a bed of lettuce, and I put a little sea salt and cracked pepper on mine and a small amount if shredded cheddar on mine.
I found that this makes about 2 meals for me, but it may be more or less depending in your daily caloric intake.
Get Your Rear in Gear, Lady!!!!!
So, a little over a month ago, I had a spinal tap which led to all kinds of other complications, which I am ashamed to say, I used them as an excuse to be lazy. Now I’ve gained back half of the weight I lost. I’m getting married in less than 5 months, and since my son was born, I’ve put on so much weight that my wedding set doesn’t fit, much less my clothes. So, if I want to rock this gorgeous gown, I need to get it in gear. Unfortunately, I’ve already ruined today with my loaded hashbrowns and cookie for breakfast, but tomorrow is a new day, and a great day to get back on track.
So no, I didn’t do off the face of the earth, and yes, I will be posting again.
Yesterday I weighed in and I had actually gained 3lbs. Now I know I’ve been eating well and exercising almost every day, so I have to believe that either I’m just retaining water because shark week just ended, or it’s a gain in muscle mass from exercising. I’ve always bulked up quite easily. So I’m not going to hate myself over this. My clothes are getting looser every day, so I’m obviously still making progress.
Today and tomorrow are going to be somewhat hindering though. I had to have a spinal tap today,so I’m out of commission until Saturday at least…I’m literally not allowed to do anything but lay on the couch and I’m only allowed to get up to eat or use the bathroom. Yuck.
The Dove women look much better anyway…
i had to reblog this, wow. such a powerful message.
(Source: tattooedcatladyy, via gettinghot2trot)
A Healthy Day
Today wasn’t a perfect day. I spilled hot cereal all over my hand and burnt the shit out of myself,the kids were exceptionally whiney,and I accidentally sent 50 emails to a non-existent address at work. But it was still a good day. I put on my newest pair of dress pants and discovered that they’re getting too big, I wore one of my favorite shirts that hasn’t fit me properly in months,and it actually looks good on me now, I had a beautifully colorful salad for lunch, my walk was closer to a jog (that made me feel great), and I tried a healthy new recipe for dinner and it was a big hit!
So, it wasn’t a perfect day, but it was a healthy day,and that makes me happy.
So,it turns out that MFP may have actually been starving me. A friend of mine was bored and trying to help another friend figure out what his caloric intake should be, she decided to enter my info into the calculator she was using,and it turned out that the calories I would need if I were completely inactive is still about 400 calories more than what MFP was giving me per day. Which explains why I was losing 5 lbs/week…not healthy.
So,if you’re using MFP, only set it to lose 1lb/week… That will give you a better estimate of what you should be eating in order to lose weight and not starve.
So I’m finding that I’m getting really sick if this whole counting calories thing. I know it’s no way to live your whole life,and the only reason I started it in the first place was to give myself a better handle on what my portion sizes should look like. It’s been working so well,I’ve been losing weight like crazy,and I’ve found that my appetite has significantly decreased. But I’m tired of consulting with MFP every time I want to eat something. At the same time, I don’t feel confident that I’ve come far enough to make healthy choices without help. I don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?
No, I haven’t given up…
I’ve just had a weird week. Sunday there was like no food in the house, so I didn’t even bother tracking my food. Monday was my anniversary, I did well most of the day,but I didn’t have time to exercise,and I pigged out at dinner. Tuesday I got sick, so I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday, eating Ramen noodles. I’m back on track now, but I figured that with the way this week had been,combined with the fact that it’s that time of the month, weigh in wasn’t going to make me happy. Surprisingly enough, I’m down another 2.4 lbs! Making my current weight 254.2 lbs,and bringing my weight loss to a total of 13 lbs since January 1st!
I had pizza last night,but I did really well with it. I had 2 smallish slices, then made myself an amazing salad. I’m really proud of myself.
(Source: healthyway-or-the-highway, via gettinghot2trot)
Today is my 2 year anniversary worth Chris. I know it doesn’t seem like much,but I’ve never been with someone this long without ever splitting up. So it’s kind of a big deal for me.