I ate okay last week, but I did splurge Friday night, eating Chinese for supper.
However, I managed to walk a mile on Tuesday and Wednesday. I can tell a major difference in how I feel on days that I walk. I feel much better when I walk in the morning.
I finally managed to record my food on myfitnesspal.com on Saturday, and learned that I am eating way too much sodium. I read that someone with high blood pressure (like me) should eat around 1700 mg of sodium per day. The max sodium that someone with normal blood pressure should eat is 2500 mg. Well, on Saturday I ate 4,819 mgs of sodium, which is what I've been eating every day. Folks have mentioned on my blog about not eating processed foods because they contain a lot of sodium. For example, I didn't realize that fat-free cottage cheese contains 430mg of sodium per half cup serving. This info was right there on the label, but I didn't bother to look at it.
RTFFL: Read the Fu**ing Food Label instead of RTFM: Read the Fu**ing Manual. Being a PC tech, I have seen RTFM many, many times, and I too catch myself not figuring out how to operate new products because I don't read the manual. Well, in this particular instance, I didn't read the food label. Which, basically was sabotaging my weight loss plan.
Well, from now on I am going to enter my food and exercise on myfitnesspal.com, and there's a link at the bottom of this post for both the exercise and food diary. Take a look at my new and improved food, exercise, and emotion plan, which lays out all of the changes that I plan on implementing. I believe that I can still meet the 300 pound challenge, but once I meet that target, I do plan on gradually slowing down the weight loss. Because I've read in multiple places that for long-term results, one should lose approximately 2 pounds per week. So, losing the initial 300 will hopefully completely change my life, and then I can lose the rest slowly to keep the weight off forever.
I do plan on eating sensibly the rest of my life. I don't look at my weight loss as a one time event, and then go back to eating whatever I want. I have a lot of plans for the future including possibly a triathlon.
So, tomorrow I will continue chipping away at the 300lb goal. My challenge right now is finding foods to eat that are low in sodium and meet my other calorie, fat, etc measurements. Oh, this week I am skipping the salads, and
One final note, I want to start drinking green tea because I am drinking way too much caffeine by drinking a lot of coffee. I plan on drinking coffee at home in the morning, but then drinking green tea instead of coffee at work. Green tea has a lot less caffeine, and
View my food diary at: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/svinson6
View my exercise diary at: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/exercise/diary/svinson6