Sunday, March 27, 2011

Carboholics Anonymous and New Blogger Alert

My name is Stephanie and I am a carboholic. I think. I've allowed myself too much carby crap and it needs to stop.

Yesterday breakfast was a 100 calorie " deli flat" roll with a slice of Boar's Head chicken and a dab of light mayo.

I busted my ass doing heavy spring cleaning all morning, about 4 hours.

Lunch was a slice of pizza. I was exhausted and was able to keep it to one, but pizza is a total slider food for me and I could have easily eaten more. (Where's the protein and veggies? Completely missing.)

Dinner was with Shrinking Mommy and her daughter. We went to a great Mexican place, had some chips, salsa and guacamole. I ordered the spinach and chicken enchiladas on whole wheat tortillas, and hold the rice. I had one of the two enchiladas, some of the beans, and the rest is in my fridge for tomorrow.

I had a string cheese and a Weight Watchers ice cream for a snack.

Calorie-wise, that's not terrible. I calculate under 1400 calories with a huge workout. BUT, it's so very carb heavy.

I've been doing that a lot lately. And the scale hasn't moved.

(Well, it's moved a little, but in the wrong direction.)

Something needs to change. I need to go back to basics. Cut the processed carbs. Focus on protein, produce, and fiber. I'm seriously considering a 2 week Atkins induction phase to get things moving again. I should have seen Onederland by now, and as of this morning, I'm still 8.8 pounds away. Oof.

Also, I have a new blogger alert. Sue is being banded on April 4, one week from tomorrow, and could use some support. I "met" her through the Smartbandsters Yahoo Group and she's going through that same roller coaster of emotions that we all go through before surgery. Please stop by and say hello!


-Grace- said...

I totally hear you on the carbs...they are my crack. I think you have a good plan and you know what you need to do to correct the issue. YOU GOT THIS!

DiZneDiVa said...

I too am a carbaholic... but since I gave up chocolate... my nemisis and best friend. The scale has been going in the right direction... Thank Goodness. I know you can do it.

Amanda said...

Thanks for your comment on my breakfast!! I am loving those lean cuisine spring rolls! I just found them last week! Good idea for breakfast too. Might have some this morning!

I am not a huge carb kinda girl! I mean I like them..but this past week I have been eating all sorts of carbs! I was considering the same thing last night...A week of atkins. Let me know if you want to do a week of it and I might join ya!

BookNooker said...

I'm right there with you Steph. I love carbs! I am in the process of 10 days no sugars or carbs and it has been an interesting journey.

You can do it! I love this support network of followers you have! Perhaps we can bounce ideas off of each other, especially when we get "stuck" and such.
love ya!

smoothheart8 said...

Thanks for the nice mention Stephanie. I hear your frustrations and I know you WILL get back on track.

Carbs are the worst!

Hang in there girlfriend.



Amanda said...

Yay!! I am with you. No carbs for at least a week starting on Wednesday! I will type it on a post therefore it will be true! :)