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Below you will read my adventure in losing the baby fat. I know there's a six pack in there simewhere...let's find it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I Ate Today

9:00 a.m.
  • Special K meal bar: 180 cal, 6g fat
1:00 p.m.
  • Cambell's Chicken Noodle Soup: 140cal, 4g fat
  • Cheetos: 320 cal, 20g fat
  • Lipton Tea to go: o cal, 0g fat
  • M&M: 480 cal, 220g fat
6:00 p.m.
  • Deli Turkey and 2 pieces of swiss with a bit of mayo of a small hoagie roll
  • one serving of cinnamon teddy grams
  • fruit punch drink pack
TOTAL: 1120 cal, 250g fat

Day 1

I have a problem with food. I have always had a problem with food. I remember always having a need to get dessert. We had cake at every celebration and dessert with every meal. Salads were never a part of a meal and mostly we ate out. I am not placing blame on anyone but myself because I am old enough to know better now.

I hide food, a lie about what I eat, and I am generally in denial that I have a problem. Sometimes, I catch myself finishing off a bag of cookies and I realize that I don't even remember eating them. If there is soda, I will drink it. If there are cookies, I will eat them.
I have a problem with food.

I have always struggled with my weight. I have always been heavier than all my friends. Boyfriends throughout my like have always wanted me to lose weight. I am at the point where I don't really know what I am or who I am or who I want to be.

I know that I am almost 29. I am 210 pounds. I lead a sedentary lifestyle. I know that I am a mother and a wife, two jobs I couldn't imagine living without. I will soon be an attorney (hopefully). I know that I like spring and cats better than dogs. I know I bite my nails when I get nervous and get nervous when I don't have a schedule or plan. There is so much I know. What I don't know is why food is such an issue for me and why I can't get to a place where I am happy with my physical body.

My husband and I made some resolutions this year. Mine was to learn more about myself so I can be a better person for my family. This blog is how I am going to do it. I am hoping for some advice along the way, perhaps a story of your own recanted to me, or just a word of encouragement as I hack my way through, what I anticipate will be, a few hard times. I am going to be honest about my food, honest about my feelings, honest about my struggles, and honest about my body. I guess I will see where it goes.

According to what I read, my calorie intake should be 1680 cal per day.
According to what I read, my fat intake should be 504g fat per day (30% of my calories).
If I am wrong please let me know.