Day 4: The On-Track Whineybutt

I’m committed to this weight loss thing. Truly I am. Sheesh – it’s only Day 4.

But every time I ate today, it only seemed to make me more hungry. My stomach growled immediately after eating, as if to say, “That’s all you got?”

And my second morning walk this week—my second walk in a year!—was hard. Weird! I’ve never had trouble just plain walking. But my lower back ached and my legs and feet felt like lead. I have to remind myself, “Hello, you’re out of shape! It’ll feel better tomorrow.”

Wearing my Skechers Shape-ups may have been a factor. They are extremely comfortable; I’ve worn them while grocery shopping or going to an amusement park. This is the first time I’ve used them for what they were intended, and I could really feel it in my legs.

Walking the neighborhood will get old, so I’m planning to find places where I can get out into the woods for a little hike. I want this to be fun! Hmm. I think I’ll start another section on this blog to highlight great places to go walking in the Inland Empire (southern California). More to come.

Here is today’s food:

  • 8am  Coffee (0) with 2 Tbsp sugar free Coffee-mate Vanilla creamer (2), 3/4 c Cheerios (12), 1 c milk (12), 1 tsp Sugar Free Metamucil (5)
  • 10:45am  Coffee (0), 2 MulitVites Gummy Vitamins for Adults (3), 2.5 oz Turkey cold cuts (1) with Dijon mustard (0) and a small celery stick (1) – yuck. I hated it.
  • 1pm  2.5 oz shrimp (0), 2 c Romaine lettuce (3), 1/2 c celery (3), 1/2 c mandarin oranges (14), Diet Pepsi
  • 3pm Atkins Caramel Nut Chew Bar (17)
  • 4:30pm Deviled Eggs a la Lindora (1), 1/2 c. sugar free cherry Jello (0)
  • 7pm 2.5 oz Top Sirloin (0), 2 c Romaine lettuce (3), 1/4 c celery (2), 1/4 c carrots (4), peach (10)
  • 9pm Lindora Hot Cocoa (6)
  • Total carbs: 99
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4 thoughts on “Day 4: The On-Track Whineybutt

  1. All great accomplishments take hard work and sacrafice. I have seen a new glow about you. Perhaps it is because each day is a step forward toward the prize, a short term goal that you will be able to see very soon. With a new smile on your face you have told me you feel better and lighter, so hold on to those thoughts. Not the negative thoughts that tell you how crappy some of the food tasts (it’s only food). Sometimes the best meals have made us suffer the worst after eating because they make us feel stuffed & weighed down.

    So be free, light, happy!! 🙂 Embrace your new lifestyle and goal, you won’t be sorry!! You have even encouraged me to start changing the way I eat as well.

    Remember 21 days to a new habit!

    Jackie

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    I understand where you’re coming from; it takes more than a few days for your body to adjust to a new eating regimen, especially if it is used to a constant input of high-GI carbs. Have patience; eat a little more protein and some good fats to flip the “satiety switch.” Be careful with the artificial sweeteners; recent studies indicate they cause you system to “expect” more nutrients to be in the pipeline. Here’s a link that might help http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/29/foods-that-keep-you-thin.aspx?e_cid=20110729_DNL_art_1

    Good luck in good health,
    David

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