Thursday, September 21, 2006

Gym Jam

so, I went to the gym today and got my measurements. I was so disappointed, I almost cried. Instead, I just left and went shopping instead. I was too depressed to exercise. Their scales don't even show the loss my scales do. And, while I lost 2 inches off of my chest, my waist and hips stayed the same and my arms and legs went UP!!!!!!! My arms and legs are firm and are showing definition but I didn't want them to go up. I feel like I wasted all that time sweating and working my butt off, only to not lose the butt.

I did try shopping therapy as opposed to eating therapy which the old me would have walked out and stopped right in at the pizza place next to the gym. I did try on clothes and found out that I have dropped another size. I was wearing size 12/13 which thrills me considering I started at size 22/24.

I guess it is a good thing that I am leaving the gym and doing what was working for me before. Exercise and diet at home. I am really enjoying the change in my eating habits that CORE has brought. I tried Couscous yesterday and LOVED it. I have yet to try Quinoa but I'll bet I like it too.

For those of you who wondered this is what I know about Quinoa.

Quinoa is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds. Considered to be a grain crop, it is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a grass. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited.

In contemporary times this crop has come to be highly appreciated for its nutritional value, and the United Nations has classified it as a supercrop for its very high protein content (12-18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also gluten free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered as a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long duration manned spaceflights.

Food for Thursday

  • apple
  • pear
  • diet Dr. Pepper
  • mushroom, onion, tomato
  • eggs
  • soy cheese
  • coffee
  • Salad with ff cottage cheese (lettuce, nave beans, tomatoe, mushroom, ff Italian dressing)
  • Veggie Chili
  • Fat Free Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • ff yogurt (with splenda)
  • unsweetened apple sauce
  • pear
  • coffee


Michelle said...

Girl, you look FABULOUS in your progress photo!! Don't beat yourself up on what a tape measure says. Go with how your clothes fit, and how you feel. Good job on the shopping therapy!! Keep up the great work, and hang in there! You are an inspiration to me!

3treasures said...

Michelle is right, what an achievement, going from a size 22/24 to a 12/13. You can see and feel the progress....that's what counts.
Quinoa is very nice, but kind of light,sometime back i bought some, red and white mixed with bulgur, i still have to try it.

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