Monday, June 14, 2010

Key Lime Pie.

After many unsuccessful attempts to consistently create a calorie deficit, I now find myself here. On a Monday afternoon, after a long day at work, eating a piece of frozen key lime pie. In my bed. (Yes, I am ashamed to admit it, but hey, I did get up at 5:30 this morning for a sweaty spin class at the Y. ) It is quite tasty, but after I have finished, I think to myself....was it worth it?

Nah.

Moderation is a word I hate. It's either all or nothing. That's one reason I suspect calorie counting to be so annoying. You can still eat cookies and lose weight?! Yeah, a cookie the size of a quarter! No, thanks. Because, I will end up eating 30 quarter sized cookies. I'd rather cut out certain foods all together, but that usually backfires when it comes to dropping lbs. I was vegan for a long while, but that's expensive when you're in college. I got tired of black beans, and tofu is pricey and hard to make! And then I was strictly GF (gluten-free) for a long time, because I found out I had a wheat allergy. But, I think I got it out of my system or something, because I haven't had a wheat headache in forever! So, I eat baked goods again. Then I was a gf vegan for like a month. I felt great, but it's a big lifestyle change, and I wasn't completely prepared to make the total switch over. Maybe when I have my own refrigerator.

So, yeah, here I am. Relaxing under my down comforter, with my fan on high, hiding out in my room because Florida is stinkin' hot at 5:30 in the afternoon. And yes, I am wishing the pie was still in the fridge.

And, so begins phase 1 of my tri transformation.

I start tomorrow since I am definitely done eating for the day!

I can't go any further in my training until I shed 15 lbs.

So, please share your tips, tricks, and recipes! I want to hear what's worked for you! And, if you want a calorie partner, I'm your gal. Two is better than one, but not when you're eating pie...or pancakes...or brownies...or....nevermind.

And, tomorrow I will start posting my food/training log.

If I can do it, you can do it.


With love,
Audra



First Sprint Tri
Maderia Beach Mad Dog Tri 2010
1/5, 15, 3.1
My time: 1:48

7 comments:

  1. Love the wallpaper design! Frozen key lime pie does sound pretty tempting at 5:30 when it's like 90 degrees outside... : )

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  2. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

    I eat fresh pineapple, walnuts and a piece of dark chocolate as a snack at night.

    A friend told me to make sure I eat SOMETHING as soon as I get up in the morning to start my metabolism. I eat a handful of blueberries.

    Good for you in the training...I noticed when I run so much that I tend to put on weight also. Well, phooey. An injury set me back so it's kind of like I'm starting at midpoint...again.

    Keep up the TRAINING! Yay!

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  3. You can do it! I was comforted by your post because you describe perfectly how I feel when I am "off" my plan. I look forward to following your journey.

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  4. No one stays on a eating plan perfectly. Take a step toward the key lime pie free zone and don't beat yourself up! Some people don't do well counting calories and some do....it's all about what works for you. Maybe you could plan your whole day of meals out in the morning. Write it down the night before, wake up, make your breakfast, lunch and snacks, and have your ingredients for dinner ready for when it's time to make it later. Having the whole freedom of choice thing taken care of really makes things easy!!! I did this when I was struggling last year.

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  5. If there is anyone out there who can set their mind to something and get it done, it's you. I'm afraid I've given up in my old age. You go girl! laurie

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