Food and Sleep

2008/03/28 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Food, Health, Life, Thoughts | Comments Off on Food and Sleep

I decided to treat myself today so I walked down to the local Robeks Juice for a smoothie. Very satisfying.

Now that I’m in the 240s I find myself questioning if I’ve really made that much progress. It sounds stupid, I know. It’s probably because I’m in the high 240s that I think this way; perhaps once I get down to the low end I’ll feel better about everything and focus on the 230s.

If anything I’m still on pace to be at my goal, thanks to my doctors’ recommendations. For my weight loss plan, both of my doctors suggested the same things:

  • Aim to lose between 1-2 pounds per week
  • Weight Watchers program
  • Avoid fast food
  • Sleep at least 7 hours a night

About the only ones I don’t adhere to religiously are the last two. I still eat fast food but NOT burgers and fries. I’ve been to two restaurants in particular recently that serve “healthy” fast food.

Del Taco has their Veggie Works Burrito and not only is it good, it’s 9.5 Points* and very filling. Jack In The Box’s Chicken Fajita Pita is 6.5* Points and that’s including the cheese. They also have Grilled Chicken Strips that are 4 Points (for 4 pieces). Considering I usually have more than 10 Points reserved for dinner at the end of the day, either one of these do me fine. Note that I only buy the main course and not the meal with fries and a soda. I do without the fries and drink water at home.

And the weight still comes off.

About sleep. Yeah, I wish I got more. I usually head to bed about 11 p.m. and wake up (during the week) at 5:30 a.m. Not exactly 7 hours but I’m seeking ways to improve that. Besides, sometimes my son doesn’t get to bed until 9 p.m. or later.

I may take the weekend off from the blog as it’s our son’s 4th Birthday on Sunday! Lots of preparation and whatnot. I might also add some more stuff to the blog so keep an eye out.

See you around 🙂

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*Information courtesy Dottie’s Weight Loss Zone 

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