Time to Open Up

So, I usually don’t get super personal on here, I like to keep it to recipes and sometimes pictures of my dogs. But I’m going to share something kind of personal with ya’ll today. I’ve been struggling with my weight for a while now and I can’t seem to get it under control. My sister and I were doing really well with going to the gym everyday and eating fairly healthy. Then we got lazy for a few days which snowballed and now it’s been a while since we’ve been. I’m really upset about it and then when you add that guilt to my stress about school and money, I’ve been self-medicating with food. But last night when I couldn’t sleep I got on Pinterest. I saw a pin for Taralynn McNitt’s 500 calorie laptop lunches. I was surprised by how much food 500 calories allowed you when you ate the right things. I woke up determined to do better for myself. My health is important to me and I need to make it a priority. I had a nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, had a measured serving of Italian Herb and Parmesan Chex Mix for snack, and let me tell you about lunch. I had 2 oz deli turkey meat, 1 oz deli roast beef, 3 oz baby carrots, a small orange, 1 oz medium cheddar cheese, and 5 Ritz crackers. For a grand total of 405 calories. I need to get some more fruit and maybe a few more veggie options to get my calories closer to 500 tomorrow, but it’s an improvement for today. For snack later I’ll probably have some broccoli and cauliflower with a tablespoon of ranch dressing. I don’t know about dinner yet, I’ve had a busy day of cleaning. I’ve been drinking nothing but water and I’ve been tracking it all on SparkPeople. If you are trying to lose weight and want an easy way to track calories, water intake, and so so much more definitely check out SparkPeople, it’s amazing.

I just wanted to get this out and share with you guys that I’m struggling, but I’m going to be proactive about it and make some changes. I need to do this for myself. I will TRY to blog about my progress and how everything’s going. I will also try to share some tips and tricks I learn along the way.

XoXo Kayla