the ‘how i normally eat’ plan.

hay hay haayyyy.
happy monday. 🙂

hope the weekend went well for you!
i didn’t do a whole lot. a little bowling, a little twilight eclipse watching, lots of eating, one awesome run, and bread + bun from scratch baking, with no help from a bread machine!
the homemade bread was really exciting, i can’t wait to make it again next weekend.

seeing it rise is the coolest thing!

perfect little white balls of joy.

it’s so satisfying making something like this

from a sticky ball of flour, yeast, sugar, salt and milk.

food & fitness:

my eating habits have been completely out of wack lately.
i almost had them back to normal last week, but i fell off the wagon around Thursday.

i have no idea why i’m eating like a maniac, but i can definitely tell i’ve put on a few (i would guess 3-4) lbs.
when you’re only 5″1, you can notice those 3-4 lbs, and it does not feel good.

i’ve been hoping my body would try to balance out soon, my appetite and sweet cravings would ease, and i’d get back to my normal healthy weight.

since that’s not happening, i made a food plan for the week.
it’s basically how i was eating regularly 2 weeks ago, so i’m not considering it a diet.
i’m hoping that the structured plan will get me back into my normal, healthy habits without too much work on my part.

Day 1:

protein oatmeal for breakfast.
(with stevia, blueberries, cinnamon and flax)

snack: greek yogurt.

lunch: chicken, pasta, and a little marinara sauce.

snack: veggies + tzatziki.
(grilled peppers, i skipped the tzatziki)

supper: i didn’t have any control over, we went to Papa Shawn’s.

post-supper sweetness: an apple and sunbutter.

nothing extreme, no deprivation, no ridiculous rules.

note: after counting up the calories of my original plan, i was only at 1200 calories.

which is nottttt enough.

so i added a cup of milk and more sunbutter to bring it up to at least 1400 calories.

i’m not normally a calorie counter, but i wanted to make sure i was getting enough to feel satisfied and not feel the need to overeat, and to make sure i was getting enough to fuel my workouts.

If i was only eating 1200 calories per day a few weeks ago, i’m not surprised my body acted out and wanted sweets and high-calorie snacks. yikes.

My Goals for the Week:

  1. Get my eating habits back to normal.
  2. Run 3 times this week, add 5 minutes on to my regular time.
  3. Sit less, stand and move more. Do yoga while watching TV, do push-ups and squats on my breaks at work.
  4. Go driving for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times this week. Ever since i got a $700 ticket (and lost my driver’s license for 6 months..) for racing and speeding, i’ve become a really nervous driver.
    i need to practice and build up some confidence.
    just not so much that i’ll go and get my license suspended again.

Never eat fast food again.

well, that’s all my rambles for today.

goal-talk with me! i love hearing about them.

toodles. 🙂

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2 Responses to the ‘how i normally eat’ plan.

  1. debbie says:

    I’m the same height as you, and also in the same boat with eating/weight issues right now. Those 3-4 pounds are definitely noticeable when you’re this height. Ugh.

    Your goals and meal plan look really great – and delicious! I’m trying to do the same thing right now – it’s not difficult until those cravings set in… but thankfully, I have a plan for them this time!

    • jaymealreadyexists says:

      thank you! it’s been pretty easy so far, but i’m only on day 2 haha.
      i’m just trying to make sure i eat lots and don’t feel deprived at all, so i don’t get the urge to overeat.

      i creeped around on your blog a bit, and i think if you want to lose a pound or two to be more comfortable in your own skin that’s all good, but you look great and healthy the way you are!

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