Thursday, January 17, 2008

Faith

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory"
- William Hazlitt

I posted a similar quote from Henry Ford quite some time ago, but I came across this one today, and thought I would post it. It's so true, if we believe in ourselves, it's enough to get us to our goal. if we have an "I can't do this attitude" or "this is an unattainable goal" attitude we will never get there. But with a little bit of faith, and alot of hard work, we can get to goal.

I'm going to try and make it to the gym tonight. I really still don't feel 100%, but I really want to get back in the gym, it's only been since Sunday, but I always feel like the longer I wait between sessions, the harder it gets to go back. So I want my "break" to end tonight.

I've had a good week OP except for Sunday, which was still counted for in Flex Points. So I'm really hoping I can maintain or see a little loss this week? That would sure be nice.

I took a gander the other day the USDA Nutritional Guidelines yesterday, to see what they were recommending for Carbs, Fats and Proteins, and I came to the conclusion I was trying to keep my carbs way to low. I was trying to keep my carbs between 120g and 155g a day, which is what a book I was reading was suggesting. They said to keep at 40/30/30 split. Well when I was reading the USDA stuff, it said to keep your 45% and 65% of your diet. That makes it much much easier to stay in the range. So now I adjusted my ranges to 55% carbs, 25% Fat and 20% Protien. My Protein is always high anyways, which is good. Yesterday I was dead in the middle of all my ranges, so I was very happy. I think I finally found numbers that are attainable to me.

I've been doing well keeping the carbs low, but boy is my eating different. I used to have oatmeal for breakfast, yogurt with two types of cereal for a snack (once, sometimes twice), a carb filled dinner with a baked potato as a side, then maybe an english muffin with some preserves or a western bagel, and popcorn or ice cream for another snack.

So now what do I eat? I switch on an off between the oatmeal and egg beaters for breakfast, cottage cheese for a snack, leftovers for lunch, string cheese and jello for another snack. My normal dinner. String Cheese or Egg Whites for a side with my normal veggies. A Yogurt maybe, and if my carbs aren't crazy for the day, I will put cereal in it. Then I will have either ice cream or Popcorn for a snack...never both!

It's amazing the way my eating has changed but I like it, it's for the better, and It's much healthier. I'm getting all my 8 GHG's in since starting WW's.

Also, I was thinking about going private with my blog, so to those of you who read, provide me with an email that is linked to your blogger so I can add you. There is just some stuff I would like to talk about here and get your guys opinion on....and I'm not sure who might be lurking, so I can't lol. But I'm gonna give it 10 days for everyone to provide me emails, and I will remind you guys :)

Anyways, I've gotta finish up some stuff around work before heading home and to the gym, but have a great day everyone!

16 comments:

Kathy said...

I really want to keep in touch! Here's mine:
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Steph said...

You should have mine but it's steph_109@hotmail.com

So I have a question for you on the carb thing. I've been tracking my carb/protein/fat intake for months........I typically eat 1400-1600 calories a day when I spin for an hour. My split is about 50% carbs - 25 fat - 25 protein. My carbs come from veggies mostly with a high fiber whole wheat tortilla or a small piece of chocolate thrown in. I don't eat much fruit because of the sugar and I don't eat hardly any sweet stuff (with the exception of my small chocolate addiction). My typical dinner is roasted veggies and egg whites - I eat popcorn almost every day though. I'm still not losing and just wonder if I should cut my carbs back lower??? The hardest part is that they already come from veggies and good stuff - so what is a girl to do???

noelle said...

I wanna be in your fan club, too!

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jodi said...

here's mine: jodidesign2@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

I definitely want to be in! caroline.elliot@gmail.com

Hope you start feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Please add me to your list.

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P.S. I love the quotes!

paul said...

I'm curious about what sorts of things you'd want to talk about but you feel you can't, with your blog right out in the open. But then, I guess I'm not part of the target audience, whoever that might be...

So I guess I'll move along. Thanks for your posts -- I've found them interesting and informative. :-)

Fatinah said...

please, please, please include me!!
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Superjayman's Battle of the Bulge said...

I'm in....add me
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Carrie said...

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thanks!

keep up the great work!

eat like a caveman said...

mine is jennifercheon@aol.com! thanks!

eurydice said...

i've been reading your blog for while...

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Amber said...
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Amber said...

I definitely would like to be added
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The information about all the carbs/fat is so interesting ive been trying to find a happy medium to make sure my body gets everything.

Laura Brandon said...

hey girly, add me to your list! lauraleebrandon@gmail.com!

WeightBGone said...

Please add me to your list. Thanks!!

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