Tuesday, February 28, 2012

300 Calorie Breakfast

This morning, my breakfast was the bomb(dot)com. I had an egg-white omelet (with cheese, onions, and salsa), a 1/4 cup of cereal, and a Slimfast mix in my skim milk.
It was very filling and I enjoyed the little bit of sugar I got from my cereal. Just enough. :) Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hawaiian Haystacks

I made a real dinner tonight! You are going to be so proud of me. Behold: Hawaiian Haystacks
The gravy was super fast and easy, but so good.
My husband enjoyed a real meal. Quote: "This is better than cereal!" Haha, I am grateful that he is supportive of me in this whole process.
Here is the gravy recipe for those interested:
-2 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (10.75 oz)
-1 cup of chicken broth
-2 cups of chicken, choped (we used canned chicken from Sam's Club- it was so good and easy)
Combine all ingridients in a sauce pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes

ChangeOne: Week 1

First of all, some background on ChangeOne; Its a diet book my mom recommended to me as a starting point to change my diet--- I don't really know exactly how much of what I'm supposed to eat. How much protein? Carbs? This diet plan is based around changing one thing a week; this method prevents you from becoming overwhelmed by trying to change everything all at once.
"Imagine a psychologist who expects depressed patients to be happy after one visit. Or a language teacher who announces on the first day of class that students will be able to speak French the next day. It sounds laughable because making a significant change takes time; new skills require practice. Yet instant change is what most diets ask for."
Isn't that the truth? I am not here to drop weight fast and then be done. This is the only time I want to go through this process...I am trying to make life changes, so I am going to be thorough. I would be cheating myself if I didn't take the time to do this right.
Week 1: Breakfast (Roughly 300 Calories)
Basic Menu:
1 grain or starch (a cup of cereal, a slice of toast, or a roll)
1 dairy or high calcium food (a cup of milk or a cup of yogurt)
1 fruit (or equivalent amount of melon/berries)

The good news: I'm mostly already doing this with my grapefruit and cheerios. I think this will be a good starter week to get me in the swing of things.

[A few more things for those of you interested in doing this with me...ChangeOne recommends you weigh yourself only once a week, especially women. Weight fluctuates a lot and you will actually be able to see progress better if you aren't weighing in too often. Also, use the same scale and choose the same time of day; keep a log.
If you struggle with motivation/enthusiasm make a reference sheet of the obstacles you anticipate and the benefits you intend to enjoy from your changes. Then, think of ways you can get around your obstacles. I will be doing this tomorrow, on Day 1 of ChangeOne.]

Good luck!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lesson Learned

Last night was date night- Chris and I went out with our friends to Texas Roadhouse.
I love Texas Roadhouse.
I knew going into it that it was going to be hard (if not nearly impossible) to eat healthy there. I looked at a menu ahead of time and tried my best to pick things out that would be less naughty. I ended up getting  the Veg Plate- which is, essentially, 4 side dishes. 
The odds were stacked against me- they give you unlimited hot rolls and honeybutter (one of my weaknesses, so much sugar!), we had a coupon for a free blossom (a giant fried onion), we started eating late, and I was starving. 
It was soooo good, I can't deny it; but I don't want to know how many calories I consumed over that 1-hour period. The portions are huge! The other problem; we got home at 9:30 and I was exhausted and had to get up at 3:20 the next morning, so I went right to bed.
Now I understand why dieticians say not to eat after 7.
I woke up for work still completely full. I felt so yucky! To wrap this up, this is what I want to do differently in the future:
1. Go to eat earlier, so I have time to digest and all that before I go to bed.
2. Don't order something just because it is free- No more blossoms. 
3. Try to convince Chris to share something with me so I don't have to eat a whole plate by myself. 
4. Try better to eat super healthy for the other two meals so I have extra calories to spare. 

Anyone out there have any good out to eat tricks?

Friday, February 24, 2012


Today I went to a yoga class offered by my school- such a great resource! I actually went one time last semester and didn't really enjoy myself- you see, coming from Westminster I am sort of a yoga snob. The instructors they have at Westmini are amazing and the atmosphere they create during their classes is perfect; a mix of being relaxed, but also challenging yourself. Anyway, my first experience with BYU-I yoga was a little disappointing- the instructor played upbeat hip-hop type music and didn't give us time to really settle into the poses. Well, today was much different. The lights were dim, the music was soothing, and the instructor was fabulous (for you Rexburgians- her name is Erin).
The point is, I consider my first workout since starting SA is a success. Check. One day, I hope I am healthy and fit enough to do something like this:
And look that good doing it! The beach scene is a nice perk as well. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Last>Not at All


Welcome to the 1st official Sugaraholics Anonymous meeting. I genuinely thank you for being here with me today. This blog came about as a result of 2 things:
1. A reality check in the form of an intervention by my loving family.
2. An outpouring of overwhelming support from Walk With Me... readers.
I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such caring, compassionate people. Making the changes that I want to make is going to be a lot easier with help. I can't wait to start and see where this takes me- I started making some changes 3 days ago and I'm already seeing a difference.

The name "Sugaraholics Anonymous" started off as a joke; I thought I was pretty funny when I put it in one of my other blogs' post. For some reason, I couldn't get it out of my head. I thought about all of the people I know that are struggling with the same things that I am. I wish that I could organize real SA meetings; that we could all sit in a circle and share our struggles. I wish we could all be there together, cheering each other on at the gym or at home. Lets be honest, that would be completely awesome and this is the closest thing I can think of.

I know that there are many of you out there that have more experience and are more practiced in this area than I am....Please, please, please share your knowledge with me! I want to know what has and hasn't worked for you; recipes, tricks of the trade, exercise plans, quotes, all things motivational welcome.

Well, here goes nothing...stick around for the ride!