Summer break is almost here.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I am a second grade teacher.  Not to make excuses for why I haven’t been around to post, but I have been BUSY!  The end of the year is always a crazy time and we are working our way down.   Only seven days with kids and ten days total left for me.  It is a great feeling.  Especially since we are actually going to be taking a few trips this year.  It gives me something to look forward to instead of the anticipation of sitting around and being bored for a lot of the summer.  Also, I feel like I will really be able to make this a better blog once I have time on my hands to do so.

On a weight-loss related note, I have hit a plateau but I think it is only my fault… not my body already adapting.  I have been using MyFitnessPal religiously.  So, I am able to go back and look through my food diaries to see what I am doing that could be sabotaging myself.  Enter the dreaded carbs and sugars!  HELLO, WEAKNESS!  Holy moly.  I have been eating (what I was thinking) to be *so* healthy!  haha  Well, I allowed my sugary Kashi (no fructose, though!) to sneak in to where I am eating 2 full portions at breakfast time.  HELLO!  No.  Aaannddd, I have been eating a cup of frozen yogurt on many nights.  I think I got comfy because my body was losing the weight with these thing initially and then figured it was okay to have them all the time.
Sooo, now I have to take a second look and reevaluate my meal choices.  I can still have a cup of frozen yogurt… maybe once every week or two.  And I can still have my Kashi, just maybe not everyday and sticking to just one portion!  Otherwise, I do think I have been doing pretty well and I have been staying active with workout DVDs and other activities.

What do you do when you hit a plateau?  Give me some of your tips and advice in the comments!

Happy Monday!

A Monday Moment of Honesty

"Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom"
Image: Creative Commons, by Tomi Tapio on Flickr

This won’t be a lengthy post, as I need to leave for work in a few moments but, I just wanted to take this time to have a moment of honesty.  Yesterday was a bad food day for me.  I was having one of those days where, no matter what or how much I eat, for whatever reason, I just can’t get myself to feel full.  I went WAY over my calorie intake for the day.  Now, a lot of times, I would let something like this throw me off the horse, so to speak.  I would continue to gorge myself on food.  I would feel bad about myself and guilty for having indulged my insatiable hunger.  The guilt would lead to me feeling depressed, which would then, in turn, lead to a candy bar or some chips.

I know there are a lot of people out there who feel this same way.  However, I can tell you that, this time, I am not letting days like yesterday have the same effect might have before.  Because I am making a LIFESTYLE change, these days are going to happen.  I cannot, realistically, eat wonderfully healthy and perfectly within my calorie limit everyday.  Instead, I am going to eat super healthy for the rest of the week, make up for it with a little extra exercise.  I am also going to find a positive in yesterday.  I worked out quite a bit!  That is certainly more than I used to do on days when I would gorge before.

It all comes down to having the right mental state and the right approach to this whole thing.

I’m not dieting, I’m changing my life for the better!