Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

If only...

As always....I find myself wishing that workouts were enough. If only I could just workout enough to compensate for my poor eating...but alas...I know the truth and unfortunately, this is not possible for me.
So this is the dealio: Last night when Matt got home from work I had set out a pound of ground beef. I know he's been less-than-thrilled with my cooking lately because I have been making quick, healthy food (ie. pre-made turkey burger patties, chicken breast, veggies-all on the George Foreman grill). Basically, it's quick and its healthy...but it's not tasty.
So last night, after a bit of a rough day, I wanted to make him something he'd enjoy. So I went through my recipes with him and he picked out "Hamburger Steak". This is a recipe card I was given by his grandmother at my wedding shower and I've never made. To me, it sounded gross. You take 1 lb. of hamburger meat, mixed with 4 Tbsp. of mayo, 1/4 c. flour and an egg. Mix all together and form into patties and fry in oil on a skillet. Gross. the name of love...I did it. I also made some homemade fries with onions (from red potatoes) and Kraft Mac-n-cheese for the kids. Nothing healthy about this meal at all. He loved it. The kids like it. I endured it. Blah! I don't know why anyone would want to ruin a perfectly good pound of lean ground beef like that. Anyway, I was really happy to have totally satisfied him with that meal...but on the other hand I was really disappointed that I ate THAT. After all this good eating and working out I've been doing...blah! So what did I do? I made me a bowl of that delicious Edy's 1/2 cal. French Silk ice-cream and wallowed in guilt! ha ha (I only had a measured out 1/2 cup serving though)
Thankfully I went to the gym with Rene yesterday and we logged a few miles on the treadmills, a few miles on the stationary bikes and a good half hour of weights/abs.
Anyway, today I went to the gym again and took Shelley's class (bootcamp with weights) and then came home and just ate what I think was a fairly healthy lunch. (a lettuce wrap and then a bowl of raisin bran). Now I am stuffed. :o) Wish I'd have stopped a bit sooner, but oh well.
So that's where I am. Tomorrow I will weight and I'll see if the scale has budged any. I honestly don't expect it to be good. Even though I've upped my workouts CONSIDERABLY and been eating better, I've also done "not-good" several times and I'm thinking I probably won't see a loss this week. Blah! Oh well....better luck next time. :o)


KC said...

Hang in there girl. You never may have shocked your body into a good loss this week.

I hear ya on the meals. everything I eat is quick, healthy, and what everyone else in my family considers "gross" or "squirrel food". So I cook them "their dinner" and then I dig into mine. I usually cook up enough chicken breasts, or fish at one time, to last me several days. It really helps.

Gina said...

If only exercise was enough! I'd be the queen of lean too! Since we have to do this the old fashioned way, just do the best you can. Keep perservering!

Rene' said...

Just make a salad next time and use that plus some side veggies as your meal instead of the fries and meat. You can do it----also quit giving up and eating the ice cream ( yes, a 1/2 cup is a good ration), but u are doing it because u think u failed (and u might as well fail all the way), that shouldn't be the mind-set. If u want the ice cream enjoy it as a small treat, but don't do it because u are already bummed out about what u already consumed. remember , one day at a time, if u make a mistake its ok because one mistake won't affect the scale, but 3 or 5 will! keep it up (and off) I know u can!

Heather said...

Don't worry about slipping on your diet every once in awhile. Just be aware of when your nutrtition isn't where it's supposed to be. I'm a personal trainer and I had a pizza with my husband last night. LOL (I can't believe I told you that). However, even though I cheated last night on my diet I am back to my own personal training today. Just stay focused and stay on the wagon and you'll be fine. Good luck in your pursuit of your fitness goals.