Today is the first day that I have actually started to diet, ever in my life. I am starting today because it’s after Turkey Day, and plus I was sick as a dog this weekend. To be honest, I don’t know if I can do it. I have the utmost respect for good food, and feel terrible when I pass up a plateful of delicious pasta or moist triple layer chocolate cake with the works (frosting, strawberries…you know the deal). I think I may be addicted to pasta and chocolate. The reason behind the ghetto booty by the way. I like my booty, but the pasta and chocolate are also the culprits behind the cellulite, so sadly, we must part ways.
I will be going on a no-fat, low carb diet, so that leaves room for SOME pasta (yay!).
As promised I will be keeping (and posting) my food journals. I feel this is the best way to stay on track because it will hold me accountable for everything I eat. No cheating. I’ve also downloaded MyFItnessPal, which is an app that tracks my food intake, and counts calories for me so I know where I am in reaching my goal. It’s actually a really handy app if you want to lose weight.
According to MyFItnessPal, I can have 1200 calories a day to reach my goal of 125 lbs. If you work out, you get extra calories to spend!
1 Starbucks Americano Coffee with 2 Splendas, and Half and Half (10 Calories)
1 Banana (147 Calories)
1 Salad, Serving Size: 4 cups. (Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Chick Peas, Salt, Pepper, Oil and Vinger dressing) (78 Calories)
1 YoPlait Yogurt (160 Calories)
1 serving of pasta with tomatoe sauce. (Yummy)
I’m feeling hungry and have to do everything in my power not to reach for the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups I have stashed away. The coffee and tea help, but it isn’t the same. Oh well, the first day is always the hardest.