Wednesday, October 1, 2008

They made me eat fries!

Several days ago, I shared my intention of setting some goals for the Fall/winter season and posting them to my blog. The time has come to start. I'm going to post some training goals soon (hopefully tomorrow), but today I'm going to start with some weight loss goals. After all, as fast as training could make me, not having to haul about 50 extra pounds of ass on an uphill would make so much of a difference.

Those of you who know me understand that I've been dealing with this issue for most of my life. I'm always losing or gaining. I'm hoping that one of these days it's going to take.

That being said, I always think writing something down promotes accountability, so I would like to record the following goal: I, Andrea Davis, will lose 50 pounds by Oct. 1, 2009.

A more specific goal throughout the Fall and winter is to lose 5 pounds a month. If I can maintain this, it will mean a loss of 30 pounds by April 1. This will mean a pretty steady loss, but it is not overly ambitious. I think not giving myself ridiculously aggressive weight loss goals is important because I plan to try to be reasonable and not extremely restrictive so as to not feel deprived and fall off the wagon.

And, as a nod to accountability, Di, Ali and I will be recording our daily food intake on our blogs. So, the results of my first day are below.

Oh, and about those fries. We stopped by our favorite watering hole after work to socialize and grab a bite to eat. I asked for a salad instead of fries because I didn't want to have to record fries on my blog. Unfortunately, I was brought both a salad and fries. I had to eat the fries or they would have been wasted.

Now I know what my two loyal blog readers are thinking. I didn't have to eat the fries. I'm an adult, I have a mind of my own, yada, yada, yada. The truth of the matter is it's a lot easier to resist fries on a menu than it is when they're sitting in front of you and you can smell them. I will resist next time, though.

Today's Intake

(You may notice I am following a modified Nutrisystem plan, meaning I am trying to clean all the Nutrisystem food out of my cupboards so it doesn't go to waste. My eating does not, however, reflect the actual Nutrisystem plan, lest some of you are deluded into thinking it includes bar food.)
  • Breakfast: Nutrisystem cinnamon swirl granola bar (cal. 150), small apple (cal. 55)
  • Morning snack: Kashi pumpkin spice flax bar (cal. 180)
  • Lunch: Nutrisystem pasta with beef (cal. 180), broccoli with cheese (cal. 110)
  • Afternoon snack: 6 rosemary & olive oil Triscuits (cal. 120), lowfat cheese stick (cal. 80)
  • Dinner: cherry burger, tossed salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, French fries (no idea on the calories, but a lot!)


Di said...

You know, whenever I need fries (like how I said that? ;-) ), I go to McDonald's and order a small fry. They aren't some ridiculous caloric number like, oh, half your daily intake. You can replace something else with those fries. It's not recommended to do this every day, but once in a while is ok. :-)

Anonymous said...

If you ate a cherry burger and a salad with raspberry dressing, you deserve a order of fries. Especially if they are from Dagwoods.I can see Sherry and Lollie when I order a CHERRY BURGER. Must be a "flatlander special".

Ali B. said...

Hey, I totally get that fry allure! However, I can't remember the last time I had fries from a fast food joint. BUT, today... I splurged on the Two Sisters treats that were set-up in the lounge after school! Mmm I love the spices by the company... and well, the brownies, the cheesecake, the bread.. Ugh. I guess I'll skip dinner? :) Anyway, glad you joined us! Power in numbers & that pumpkin Kashi bar sounds so good to me right now!