Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 112 ~ 7 Month Focus

I think it's day 112. I might have 3 day 9's. Geez, I can make things so complicated!

Anyway, yesterday, after the cereal incident and the craziness with the berry, I got to work and made my food menu for today. It's funny, when you are too high in the fat department and you eliminate the things that put you over, you can fill it up with a lot of veggies. The menu I planned had 27g of fat and came in close to 1700 calories. I need my fat grams at 20 and calories at 1600. When I deleted the fat items and got the number around 20g, my calories dropped to 1400. Hummm ~ You mean fat has more calories.

Well I guess doing all of this research and finally being willing to look at this stuff, I'm starting to see some things I need to change. And best of all, not only do I need to change things, I know how to do it!

It was really a lot of fun grocery shopping yesterday. I made such good choices. No junk what~so~ever! I was so proud of my cart, I sort of wanted to parade myself around the store, pointing at it like Vanna White. I mean it was pretty!

I am really excited about the soy changes I made. I have to admit, now publicly, that I can not tolerate milk products. The minute, and I do mean the minute I have dairy, my stomach begins to churn and hurt, then the big D (diarrhea ~ Shhh!) happens. All that just so I can have some milk or yogurt or cheese. SO NOT WORTH IT!!! OK the cheese might be worth the pain, but I'm getting to where, even that does not work for me anymore. "Sniff!"

Anyway, already off to a great start today. I had my water, a banana and a couple of almonds ~ BEFORE I worked out. Usually I do it on an empty stomach. Then I put in 40 minutes on the treadmill, ran about 15 of those minutes. I like that! Then I just had my oatmeal with a couple of blueberries and Almond Breeze. Can I say YUM!!! Happy tummy - no pain!

Got to go to work! Keep up the great work and stay focused!


  1. Awesome Joy! I can so FEEL your positive energy. Wish I could have seen you parading in the store. I know that feeling. Great job with the planning and moving forward. Nothing gets you down for long. You are awesome!!! I really grow from your example, ya know!

    Much love,

  2. Hey you! Just wanted to pop by and say 'hi'. I haven't been blogging since I met my 1-year goal, but just wanted you to know I'm still cheering you on. You are doing an amazing job and should be so proud of yourself, Joy. Hope all is well!


  3. Tat sounds like a terrific change for you to go without milk products. I have wanted to try that almond breeze, now with your recommendation, I might.

    Great job on shopping and all the food that was in your cart and no junk. Stay strong!!