Last night got home from work and was starving, so I ended up eating most of a bag of Quaker Crispy Minis while getting supper ready. I did try not to go overboard - I ate some, then thought I should stop...so I left them alone for a bit, but then I still felt really hungry so I ate more. Could have been worse I guess - they are relatively low in calories, but it would have been better if I could have waited for supper. I think the soup at lunch is just not cutting it and I need to add something more to help keep me full. Today I have leftover noodles for lunch, so we'll see how that goes.
I have to confess that I am feeling very frustrated with this whole weight loss thing. I am trying so hard to make healthy food choices, to watch portions, to get regular exercise. I won't claim that I have done it all perfectly, but I think I've been putting in a good effort. And what do I get for all my hard work? The scale goes up.
The other day, out of curiosity, I averaged my weekly weigh-ins for Jan, Feb, Mar & April. Know what the averages say? That in 4 months I have lost about a pound. One whole pound.
I can deal with sticking to a diet, cutting out certain foods, restricting calories and all of that if I am seeing results. I could even deal with feeling hungry sometimes (though not starving, as I don't deal well with that - clearly demonstrated by last night's inhalation of Crispy Minis), as long as I am seeing results. But it seems like I'm not getting anywhere which makes it all feel pretty pointless.
I'm not giving up. I haven't quite reached the breaking point yet. But I am frustrated.
BF: Steel cut oats, coffee w/cream
Lunch: Garlicky Peanut Noodles (leftover), grapes & apple slices
Snack: PC Vanilla Yogurt w/cranberry granola
Supper: salad, spaghetti
Workout: 35 mins treadmill with jogging intervals.
Upper Body Strength:
- 8 full push ups + 8 modified push ups X 2
- 12 single arm rows (14 lb) X 2
- 12 tricep kickbacks (7 lb) X 2
- 6 bicep curls (14 lb) + 6 bicep curls (10 lb) X 2
- 12 Military press (10 lb) X 2
- 12 side laterals (5 lb) X 2