Friday, January 28, 2011

Yours Truly

Anyone who either lives or has lived on the east side of Cleveland has heard of or gone to a Yours Truly restaurant. Now this restaurant has a strong meaning to me - not only have I been going there since I was 11, a group of us used to go there every morning before school our senior year.

As an adult, I have not been there as much and as a health professional I have been there even less. But as a pregnant woman, which I have been for the past 4 YEARS, I have frequented this establishment. Every cheat meal or "I deserve this" meal, YT has been the place!!

Now don't get me wrong, there are many healthy items on the menu. I just choose to ignore them all every time I walk in the door - I just cant help it!

So, Gil and I drop off the girls at school this morning and are off to a meeting. On the way to the meeting, the gentleman calls and asks if we can postpone the meeting until later in the day. No problem. Gil and I look at each other and say breakfast. The idea of eggs and toast fill my head - until we enter the village of Chagrin Falls and can't decide where to go. I know in my head that if we go to YT, I am doomed. That whole idea of eggs - GONE AND FORGOTTEN. But I say to myself, it's only 9:10, you can do it and it's truly breakfast time - not to mention - still trying to lose the notsos that I ate in the past pregnancy with Nicolas. But when the waitress comes over for the order out comes a junior notso fries, no sour cream. I can't do it. I swear they call my name. Notso fries are cottage fries, with melted cheddar cheese and bacon on top - heart attack on a plate. Shame shame shame!!

Temptation is awful!! Off course its not easy, but what should we do? Well, my preference is to avoid. Don't go to YT in the first place. Portion control is also a good remedy for those who can do it. I can do this well with certain foods, but not all. Lastly, if you have a plan stick with it. Unfortunately today, breakfast wasn't on the plan so I didn't have a plan.

Do what you can and remember that you will have times that you falter. Just try to make those falters few and stick to your plan as often as you can.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Called out!

So I am managing session 2 of the 6 week accountability and weight loss program... I am also part of the group trying to lose my last 10 lbs of baby weight.

I preach and preach about logging your food because that is how you are going to see exactly why or why not you are losing weight. Well, this week I did a lot of it in my head - which incidentally I also preach NOT to do and I only lost .5 lbs.

But what I was not expecting was 2 of my ladies called me out and saw that I was not logging!!! Ha!! I love it! Yes- call me out! Practice what you preach, right!!

Thank you ladies, you know who you are, for giving my own words right back to me. Sounds like I have a challenge for the week ahead - LOVE IT!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Back to Routine

Kids are back at school, husband is traveling again, and construction is 99% complete! Time to get back into routine - yea! Everyone in my house is happier and more content when on a routine - it is just what we needed!

Water bottle is out
Workouts are at least planned in the calendar
Food log is getting better
Hot tea at night after kids go to bed

Macias house is on it's way to 'back on track'! How is your household now that the year has begun? How are you getting back on track?

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Friday Night of the New Year

I love Friday nights: a drink, salad, pizza and wine!!

But its the New Year and I am on the bandwagon to eat better and lose these damn last 10-15 pounds!!!

So what to do... Well, those who know me know that I am not going to give up my drink or wine, but I can cut down on the amount and insert a club soda or water in between. That will slow me down and hydrate me more.

Now for the pizza! The better and healthier option is to make it at home. I like Boboli or using wheat pitas. Also the kids can help to add their favorite toppings and make it their own. Also go for lower fat or reduced fat cheese.

Well enjoy your evening!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy 2011!!

Happy New Year!

What a crazy holiday season! We had family in for Thanksgiving, Nicolas' baptism, Christmas and New Years Day. It was a great time but ready to get back into the groove and back into a schedule. Today was Back to School, family left, and time to clean and back (or start) to log my food.

The first Strong Like You 6 week program of 2011 started this weekend also. What a way to start the year - on a scale. I know it's awful for everyone to stand on a scale but after 2 months of indulging - that number is BAD! Definitely time to refocus and plan ahead! If you are interested in joining the 6 week program let me know! You can do it in person or virtually.

So today I logged and drank 5 cups of water. If everyday can get a bit better, that is a great accomplishment.

What is your health goal for the upcoming year?

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