Monday, March 14, 2011


I stepped on the scale this morning and this is certainly how I felt! I really wanted this to be the week that I broke through the 140s and back in 130s. I was briefly in the high 30s in January and haven't been back since. I don't know if that's gonna happen anymore....

AND that makes me so !@#%^Y%#$#%$%$ frustrated. What the heck is going on?

I just don't get it. I'm not losing ('enough' - 'quick enough')! And I'm not...gaining muscle OR losing inches....(My cardio endurance has improved though).

I've been working out 4 to 6 days a week since January. Watching what I've been eating since January. Added strength training about 3 weeks ago. Started calorie counting again last week.

So...anyways, here we go again...working hard to get to and stay in those 130s.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting Into The Greek

Greek Yogurt......I tried to add this to my diet about a year ago...My dietitian recommended trying it. It has about twice the protein of regular yogurt, less lactose, and less sugar.

I love yogurt! BUT, greek yogurt left me desiring for more.

But, lately, I have been wanting to give it a try again....Maybe, it's because I've been trying to refine my yogurt eating....I've been trying to skip yogurts with no artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, modified starch, or added sugars, etc...So, I tried a few types of greek yogurt last week....Nothing to write home about.

AND then, yesterday, I gave Chobani Yogurt a whirl. I LOVE it! It has a little bit of fruit on the bottom and has nothing but authentic ingredients....(a little embrassed to admit this) But, I have tried the blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry and liked them all....Raspberry was my favorite. They have several other selections too.

Do you like greek yogurt? Why or Why not? Do you have a favorite brand?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Counting Calories

My dietitian had me (among other things) count calories. After the initial adjustment period, I felt empowered by counting calories...I was taking concrete steps to lose weight. Although my calories were limited, my choices to eat were not...I selected what/when/how to eat. I counted calories all throughout my losing weight and for the first several months of maintenance. Then I moved to focusing on eating food groups as recommended by my dietitian and paying attention to portion sizes(and the food pyramid) instead of counting calories over the past year. That worked pretty well. (Although I did count calories the weeks approaching my birthday.)

But now...counting calories seems so restrictive. This week I was going to start eating 1500 calorie a day until I hit goal weight of 135. Sigh....That really didn't happen this week. So, I'll try again Sunday.