Today is April 17, 2017.
Two years ago around this time I fell off the bandwagon within a day (for writing blogs at least.) I hope to make it a little farther this time around haha. I think most of my blogs will be a what I ate in a day/what I did in a day that relates to my health on all levels. Anyways here we go!
Weight and How I’m Feeling Health Wise
So this time last year I gained an extra 20 pounds which seemed like out of no where but a couple months later I got diagnosed with Lupus. I think my weight gain may have also been due to the extra stress I had in my life as well. If you read my About Me you can see all the other issues I deal with on a daily basis as well. Anyways, I weighed myself today and I am sitting at 195.4 pounds. This is about as heavy as I’ve ever been in my life. At 5’3, this is quite a bit to me. On the other hand, in the past 6 months I’ve felt a lot better than I have in the past 2 years. I’m not 100% by any means, probably only 60% but that’s a lot considering where I was at. I’ve done a lot of emotional work over the years which has helped greatly. I think I’m at a point in my life where I feel like I can start healing without feeling bogged down by absolutely everything.
Here’s what my body looks like at 195.4 pounds.
I don’t really have that many groceries in the house right now unfortunately so I kind of had to wing it to come up with something healthy to eat for breakfast. I had two eggs just fried without oil on a pan and I added pepper, taco seasoning and dulse flakes. I’m not going to add a picture of that cause it wasn’t the prettiest haha. But I also had a smoothie with:
- One Banana
- 1/2 Aloe Vera Juice bottle (didn’t have the water I usually use)
- 3/4 cup Wild organic blueberries
- 1/2 cup Dark cherries
- 1 tbsp Chia seeds
Total calories was 485.
My lunch was very cheap and simple. Like I said, I don’t have much for groceries so I just gotta make due. I ended up making a quinoa/wild rice bowl with black beans and frozen veggies. I also had a size of green beans. I seasoned it with taco seasoning, garlic powder and dulse flakes. The recipe is super simple but here it is:
- 1/2 cup quinoa/wild rice mix
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 3/4 cup frozen veggies
- Tsp garlic powder
- Tsp taco seasoning
- Tsp dulse flakes
- 3/4 cup green beans
Total calories was 308.
And sometimes I fall off the bandwagon on the first day.. lol. I cook for me and my boyfriend so sometimes it’s hard to eat well when he doesn’t like healthy food cause I’m too lazy to cook two meals. I also have a bit of an over eating problem too which doesn’t help. I did try and throw in a bit of green as well as kept my calories under my limit. Also for the record, I am counting calories because I do have an over eating issue. Otherwise I’m more about eating for nutrition more than anything.. sometimes haha. But hey, I’m human and you just gotta pick yourself up and try again.
Anyways, for supper I made fish sticks and perogies. I also have a bit of salad with dulse flakes (seriously trying to get iodine) and a small amount of ranch dressing. Here’s to eating good again tomorrow. 😛
Total calories is 735.
I didn’t actually exercise today but I did clean a bit as well as spent a good half hour outside trying to scrub off duct tape from my car window so I’m sure that helped a bit. Tomorrow I start work at a greenhouse so I will definitely have some exercise tomorrow.
I am looking to start doing yoga/meditation here soon when I have time. I also like to watch self help videos often. I did a forgiveness exercise today to help me forgive an important person to me so I can move on from the past. I totally believe it is just as important to nurture your mental and spiritual self as well as your physical self.
So that concludes today I think. 🙂