Thursday, January 17, 2008

Day 16

On the 16th day the fight was still going, apparently he had not realized the battle would feel this good! that pretty much states it all, I feel better, and think this is actually going to work. the power of suggestion? maybe, maybe not. very brave words for someone 16 days into a more than a year process huh? exercise is going well so far and I am finding more ways to eat healthy every day, This just might work! so as you can tell I am up in spirits about this whole change. I added green tea to this diet because I am reading that it can up your metabolism by 4% and can significantly decrease BMI and body fat and since I drink green tea already (just not 4 cups or 32oz per day which is recommended) I decided I can do that if it will help, so like I said I added that to my intake. I figure I will take any help that I can get right?

My mother in law found out that I am on this change last week and now my father in law found out last night, both of my parents know and the people in my home, wife and kids, and thats the only people that know other than the fine people reading this blog, I sort of have this feeling that I don't want people to know that I am trying this because if I fail everyone will know that I couldn't do it, weird huh? that is something that I am working on. why should I feel like it has to be somewhat hidden except for those close to me or that see me often? I guess its pride kicking in, and if I fail then like I said its not just me that knows I failed. BUT, I don't plan on failing this time around... "Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up" that quote comes to mind and I cannot right now remember where I heard it but thats how I am looking at it this time. wow I woke up thinking today, let me get onto the menu before this turns into a 3 page post.


7:45 AM
1 Quaker rice cake 60

10:00 AM
1 boiled egg 70
2 slices white bread 140
1 tbsp Miracle whip 35
crystal light 5

12:00 PM
16oz Green tea with 1 tspn sugar 25

2:15 PM
1 banana 105
1 apple 75
1 english muffin 100
1 pat butter 35
1 tbsp peanut butter 95

6:00 PM
2 Van de Camp fish fillets 280
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
1/2 pat butter 20
1 cup canned whole kernel corn 120
glass crystal light 20

8:30 PM
1 Quaker rice cake 60
12oz Green tea with 1 tspn sugar 25

Grand total of 1420 Calories
for the day, I felt like this menu was a good one, I ate often so metabolism should be good and started in on the tea. I rode the bike for 20 mins instead of 15 and like I said over all feeling really good. its 17 degrees on my thermometer right now so I don't think I will take a walk today, maybe I will try 20 mins on the bike again. once again and as usual, I thank you for following my progress and keeping me writing on this blog by reading daily and leaving your comments and encouragement. Thanks

As Ever


  1. I love your attitude. That quote - wow, that was a good quote. I'm going to have to remember that one. And it is so true!
    I know how you feel about the not telling the family thing. Why is it that we'd rather share all of this with total strangers instead of family and friends?? Well, for me it is because I didn't really want to hear my friends and family give me suggestions on how to go about losing weight. I know how it would go: my mom would swear by weight watchers, and tell me it is not possible without them. My friends would tell me the Atkins Diet is the only way to go. Others would tell me I'll never lose weight unless I run 5 miles a day or something. That's why I was so glad to hear that my doctor told me to watch my calories - because that's what I had already started doing. It's the easiest way, for sure. I just hope it works!!
    But, I did end up telling everyone about it. I guess I wanted a little pressure - so that I would be less likely to give up. Of course, I've already been a little irritated at some of my family (namely my mother-in-law) claiming that she can tell that I've lost weight. I know she can't tell I've lost weight, because if I've lost any, it's only like 4 or 5 pounds. So, I just feel like she said that becuase she thought I would like to hear that, but instead I just realized that people may start saying that - when they don't really mean it, just to compliment me. Now, I shouldn't be irritated about this, but it makes me realize another reason why I didn't want to tell everyone: because I wanted everyone to see me shrink, and be totally surprised about it! Like, not see me for a month or two at a time, and each time I'd hear them say, "Oh my gosh, Robyn, you look great! What have you been doing?" That's what I'd like to hear. But now, instead everyone will be closely examining me, trying to decide whether or not they should go out on a limb and say something like, "I can tell you've lost weight..." when they really can't - or if they should just not say anything about it.
    I have probably not made a lick of sense. Sorry!!
    Oh well, everyone knows that women don't like their mother-in-laws! Hahahaha!! :)
    Sorry for the novel of a comment.

  2. Thanks for the comment Robyn, Novel comments are welcomed! lol so no worries on that, keep em coming I enjoy reading them and its keeping me on track because I check back with the blog a few times a day ;)

    I know what ya mean about the people saying "Oh deary my have you lost weight!?" just because they know your dieting lol. My mother lives in CA and i told her she gets no pics of me for a year and that I would mail her one on Jan 1st 2009 and she said no way! lol unless she visits me within this year thats what she gets! then she can say "Oh deary me" and it will mean so much more ;)

    As Ever

  3. Botzz, you still write with doubt, and I want you to beleive. !6 days. That is 2X as long as me. AND, you remain diligent- you will see changes, and you will lose weight. Dont give your subconscious mind any opportunity to slip back. I have read a lot about the subconscious mind, and it is a VERY powerful thing. WE, all of us, consciously with intent have to do this. No Doubt Allowed. Im going to write a blog now on No Doubt Allowed. I am so proud to see your blog daily. I believe in you and KNOW you are going to do this. You want it, and that reads louder than words. I applaud you on your success. And Jan 09, us CT folk need to get together and celebrate. Green Tea for everyone.

  4. Hey babe,

    Sorry if me mentioning to my dad "we're on a diet" made you uncomfortable. That's why I said, We. And you know, he should really be on a diet too.

    And for the record, I LOVE MY MOTHER IN LAW. She's my best friend. She knows exactly what I'm going through dealing with you! I guess I'm lucky you're not a momma's boy.

    Robyn, I know what you mean. My boss at work keeps saying "I can tell, you're losing weight" to me, almost hourly. She's the type that says I try to eat good, I really do, as she's unwrapping a candy bar. Today she grabbed my pants and said, "Ooh, they're getting too big." I was like, they were big to begin with you freak, now let go of my pants.

    Sandy, I've been telling him to be optimistic every night. Maybe if he hears it from you, he'll listen ha ha ha. Good thing I'm not a jealous wife :)

    And ladies, don't let him fool you. His blog is up all day. :D

    Love you babe,

    Wify (I need a new name)

  5. wify,
    your work sounds like a place I use to work. Your bosses name isnt Cathy is it? She'd be on the phone talking to customers while chomping on candy or even worst( for loudness) pretzels. Anyway, Botzz,( i wish you would reveal your names) is an inspiration. A true and dedicated man, and for that I applaud. Wify, you have a great man! You are a great support to him, and that shows. so, hats off to you to wify.

  6. Well, it's good to know that I'm not the only one on my computer a little too much during the day!! :)

    I like the name "wify." I think it's cute!! Congrats on having a nice mother-in-law. I didn't get so lucky. And, actually the one that said that I looked like I had lost weight was really my grandmother-in-law (who I actually love very much). It's her daughter, though, who is technically my mother-in-law. And as for her, well - - that's a whole other story. Maybe I'll start another blog with that story one of these days!! Haha!
    Your boss: How annoying. I bet she's one of those 98 pound women who complain about their weight, and act like they've had plenty to eat for a day when they announce that they've had plain lettuce for lunch, and some crackers for breakfast. Ugh.

    Nice to meet you, wify! Your husband has given me some great ideas, and lots of needed encouragement.

    Talk to you later!