Monday, September 27, 2010

Starting over...

Well, I've updated my weight on and decided to start over. One of the things that I loved about WW's was the online food journal. Since I'm not a member, I can't use their site any more, but (which is free) allows me to keep a journal. This site has calorie info which is great, but also carbs and protein info which is very important for the Insulin Resistant Diet. There is a place to keep exercise info too. Here's my day:

September 27, 2010

Foods Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
Cream - Half and half, 2 tbsp 39 1g 3g 1g 11mg 12mg 0g 0g
Sugars - Granulated (sucrose), 2 tsp 33 8g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 8g 0g
Egg - Large Egg/ 2 Points, 2 Egg 140 1g 10g 12g 424mg 140mg 0g 0g
Hillshire Farm - Deli Select Smoked Ham, 6 slices 60 2g 2g 9g 30mg 670mg 1g 0g
Kraft Deli Fresh Slices-Revised - 2% Swiss Cheese, 1 slice 70 0g 5g 6g 15mg 50mg 0g 0g
Natures Own Whitewheat Bread - Sandwich Bread, 2 slices 100 23g 1g 5g 0mg 230mg 3g 4g
Doritos - Tortilla Chips, 11 each 150 17g 8g 2g 0mg 180mg 1g 1g
Cheetos - Cheetos Crunchy - Small Bag, 0.5 Package 80 8g 5g 1g 3mg 145mg 1g 1g
Blue Plate Mayo - Real Mayonnaise, 0.5 Tablespoon 50 0g 6g 0g 5mg 40mg 0g 0g
Beef - Sirloin Steak , 6 oz 375 0g 8g 56g 150mg 168mg 0g 0g
Potatoes - Russet, flesh and skin, baked, 0.5 potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia) 84 19g 0g 2g 0mg 7mg 1g 2g
Laughing Cow - Light Original Swiss, 2 Wedge 70 2g 4g 5g 20mg 520mg 2g 0g
Butternut Squash - Roasted, No Salt, No Fat Added, 0.5 cup, cubed (140 g) 41 11g 0g 1g 0mg 4mg 2g 2g
Sugars - Brown, 1 tsp packed packed 17 4g 0g 0g 0mg 2mg 4g 0g
Nabisco - Ritz Crackers--Original, 10 crackers 160 6g 9g 2g 0mg 270mg 2g 0g
Slim Jim - Small Snack, 8 grams/0.28ozs. 40 1g 4g 2g 5mg 123mg 0g 0g
Philadelphia Cream Cheese - Cream Cheese 1/3 Less Fat, 2 tbsp (31g) 70 2g 6g 2g 20mg 140mg 2g 0g
Stonewall Kitchen - Hot Pepper Jelly, 1 TBSP 35 9g 0g 0g 0mg 5mg 8g 0g
Blue Bunny - Bunny Tracks Ice Cream, 1/2 cup 170 18g 10g 2g 20mg 55mg 13g 0g
TOTAL: 1,784 132g 81g 108g 703mg 2,761mg 48g 10g
Exercises Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Walking, 2.0 mph, slow pace 313 60  
TOTALS: 313 60 0 0 0

I did go over on my calorie count, but I did pretty well on my linking and balancing. What is missing? VEGGIES!!! I know! I need to focus on increasing my fruit and vegetable intake. That takes planning and prep work. So, that is my assignment for myself...more fresh fruits and veggies.

Today was a great day over all. The weather has cooled off and is lovely. My daughter and I decided to have a picnic at our local state park. We had a great time playing on Lake Pontchartrain's beach and walking around the park grounds. I did forget the sunscreen, so both of us are a little pink tonight. Walking in sand is a great way to work out those legs though. It was really lovely. This is what life should be...spending time with family and enjoying the beautiful world God has given us!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Next >>

Have you ever used the Next >> link at the top of Blogger blogs? It can be quite informative! I did it today on my own blog which as many of you know is mainly about weight loss and my life. So, what did Blogger deem appropriate to follow my blog? See for yourself...

LOL, Yup! The Foodhoe Files! Yum! Now I want steak wrapped in bacon and slathered with herb butter!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weight Loss/Gain Update

Ok, so, I've fallen off the weight loss wagon and am having a terrible time getting back on board. It all started with a plateau back in April/May. I got stuck. Ok, I got tired of fighting the battle. I got tired of telling my flesh, "No!" I was just tired. In June, my WW leader attended a spiritual retreat and came back feeling that God wanted her to quit leading WW's. This did not help my desire to give-up on WW's. I have spent over a year and $640 in membership fees at WW's. I was tired of it all. So, when my leader quit, I quit. Sure, she and I promised to keep in touch, continue to encourage one another, and check-in...It hasn't happened. She went back to school and I got busy with life in general.

So, I have blown it lately. I have gained 15lbs. and stopped exercising. In my defense, it is really hot down here in Louisiana and I have been battling with my asthma lately. Honestly, it is no excuse. I know how much chocolate has passed through my lips lately. I know how many times I could have picked up the free weights and worked out. I also know that it wouldn't kill me to walk around the block a few times.

So, here I am confessing to you all. I don't have the money to do WW's any more. My doctor told me that I really need to be doing The Insulin Resistance Diet instead. I have bought the book and read most of it, but I'm having trouble with starting it. Part of me feels like if I flunked out of WW's, how can I expect that I will ever succeed at the IR diet? Anyway, I'm going to do it. I think that I need to pull out the log book though and keep tabs on just what I eat too. I need some accountability in this area.

I have searched for blogs and info about it, but am not finding much. 3FatChicks has a HUGE forum post about it, but I'm way too ADHD to read the whole thing.
Anyone tried the Insulin Resistance Diet?

What God Really Thinks of Women

Standing in the book section of my local Wal-Mart, I'm browsing through the selection of Christian literature. As nursery director, I spend most Sunday services in the nursery. I love doing nursery since my child is in there, but miss out on hearing God's word in the service. I was really excited to hear that our church was starting a new women's Bible Study only to find out that it was scheduled on a day that I have to work (at the church), so I can't attend. Our Tuesday night Bible study has been put on hold, because several members are not able to attend. So, my heart went searching for God's word and came across What God Really Thinks of Women by Sharon Jaynes.

It starts off with a discussion of what the world thinks of women. The author gives an in depth account of the history of the Bible and how women were viewed. As I was reading the introductory chapters, I just had to share the quotes from Aristotle, Socrates and Plato with my husband! We had a good chuckle about the male chauvinistic ideals of the past.  The pharisees of the Jesus' day prayed everyday, thanking God that they had not been born a woman! Wow! How must that have made their wives feel?  My husband, even if he had these thoughts, knows better than to say them aloud.

 Sharon Jaynes is a true storyteller! I loved the way she made the reader step into the world of each of the women that Jesus spent time with. Being able to experience Mary Magdalene's face-to-face encounter with our Risen Lord at the tomb brought new understanding of how Christ loves me personally.

As the daughter of a retired pastor, raised in a church where women were to be seen and not heard (except from the children's ministry wing, the insights in this book have given me a new outlook on where God wants me to be in my future ministry.

What are you reading currently? How is God speaking to you?