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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I've got this!

My JUNE top TEN:

1. No refined sugar. Check!
2. No packaged food with over 5 grams of sugar. I might have to make an exception for my Greek yogurt...
3. Fruit is allowed. Ate a LOT of fruit today... watermelon and strawberries...YUM!
4. No alcohol. Check... this is easy. I only drink occasionally....
5. No more than one 12-oz diet soda daily. Um... can you say NONE! I have been doing better on this, and didn't even want one today.
6. Limit artificial sweeteners. Check!
7. No fast food. Check!
8. 150 oz. of water per day (approx. 1/2 my body weight in oz.). I did okay... still need to work on it.
9. Back to the gym! I am shooting for 5 days/week of SOME TYPE OF EXERCISE. 30 minutes on the elliptical (which KILLED me) and about 5 minutes of arms.  Burned 470 calories.
10. Limit processed food. Check! Don't think I had anything processed...But again, I limit processed foods anyway and try to eat clean whenever possible.

Sugar is sneaky, so I am going to have to really watch it. I noticed AFTER I ate sweet potato fries that they had added sugar! I only ate a few, though. And I will make my own from now own!

I went to the grocery store today to stock up on fruit and veggies. I got a watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, romaine lettuce and spinach. I ate a lot of fruit today, but that's ok. I've never known anyone to get fat off of eating fruit, lol.

My food was great today! Smoothie for breakfast, salad w/ tuna for lunch, grilled chicken, broccoli and sweet potato fries for dinner. Greek yogurt, strawberries, and a sprinkle of granola (w/ only 2 g. sugar) for a snack, along with a lot of watermelon. I also tasted some cantaloupe while I was cutting it.

I have felt satisfied and so far, no headaches.

The trip to the gym reminded me that I need my ass kicked for not exercising. The 30 minutes on the elliptical was GRUELING! UGH!

Tomorrow, I have scheduled a fitness assessment. I'll let ya know how it goes!

13 comments:

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Fabulous list! They sneak sugar and salt in so many products, all the more reason to stay away from processed junk. Hope the fitness assessment goes well. :)

Moving Mertle said...

awesome job!! I remember when I first started doing the drinking half your weight in ounces water thing. It's a lot!! It does get easier though, now I always have a glass of water by me, surprisingly something easy that takes a while to get in the habit of.

SherRon, Shoes To Lose said...

These are excellent goals! I love sweet potato fries!

M said...

It sounds like June will be great!

Skye said...

Way to go Hollie! You are certainly off to a fantastic start! Keep it up girly!

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Great job, Hollie! Your goals are awesome! You can totally do the no sugar thing! I've been doing it for 2 weeks and it's been great!

LA said...

You're doing great!! :) Lots of yummy fruit = lots of filling fiber!

Irene said...

Great job! First day was pretty easdy...too easy - and that is mostly because I realized that I am eating a lot of sugar substitute. I need to watch that.

Dee Dee said...

Good for you Hollie! Keep it up!

KyokoCake said...

I have had the same problem with water too! I used to actually be embarrassed to have to get up and walk to the bathroom all day but now I see it as a good excuse to get up from my desk and burn a couple of calories throughout the day!

Josher McGuire said...

Good job! I have a hard time with the sugar thing, but I've found that when I actually drink my quota of water everyday my sweet cravings are nearly nonexistent.

Good luck with June's goals!

Josher McGuire
phatjosh.com

Stacey said...

Great list. Losing weight is fun and can be fast with the right system. But losing fat permanently is even greater. I have the secrets of Hollywood stars.

Jami said...

Awesome list! It always helps to write things down and look at them. This is my first week- restarted! Sugar is the enemy...hahaha