First day plan

6:00am- wake up - 25minutes on elliptical
6:30 - 15 minutes quiet time

Breakfast: 2 tbs reg half and half 2tbs ff half and half
2 eggs
1 cup spinach cooked
1/2 cup onion
1 apple

Lunch: 6oz salad
1tb dressing
2oz cheese
1 c strawberries

Snack: Fiber one bar

Dinner: 1 stuffed pepper with meat, rice and veggies
1 c string beans
6oz salad
1tb dressing

I am pretty nervous about starting this-will I be hungry? Of course I will be-will I be able to follow the plan? A couple of the articles I mentioned in my last post mentioned a spiritual side to changing your eating habits. I guess if you are used to turning to food for comfort, training yourself to not use food for that purpose may be easier if you turn to prayer or meditation for that comfort instead. Of course I am also planning on relying on close friends as well, but prayer can be done anywhere at any time so I will go into tomorrow remembering this.

For anyone joining me please feel free to leave comments.


Blogger mccabe said...

whoa man....
you are blowing me
away here.

i have had this
shame issue of
not working out
or eating healthy
(or as much as i would

can i shyly join you?

mccabe x

3/03/2008 1:17 AM  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Ok Sweet Thea,

I'm with you! Let's just do it! You are so inspiring!!! Thinking of you and when I reach for the prayer and meditation...I'll grap firmy to your hand for support...and say a prayer for you as well! xx

3/03/2008 1:57 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Great work Thea!!! I'm cheering you on very loudly!!! I have been turning to prayer a lot lately for my own healing...and I believe that God will do everything possible to fill your cup over and then some when you take steps to reach your goals. He'll fill in all the blanks and things fall into place. (my beliefs that help me along). Prayer and/or meditation is really so helpful and I had totally forgotten all about it before!

3/03/2008 7:49 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

Hi Thea. I've been following along, reading your story from a distance. Perhaps the shyness in me is what holds me back from commenting.
I just wanted to say that in light of all that has happened to you in the past couple of weeks, your spirit and outlook amaze me.
Last year I started, very slowly, taking small steps to healthify my life. The biggest issue was food - because I would eat like a skinny person with a great metabolism - and I had no business doing so. I'm almost a year into this new lifestyle (i started working out along the way) and I can't even tell you how fantastic I feel.

I know that there's a lot of emotion you need to work out within yourself - and I've learned through experience that shifting around my habits and having a goal to work towards has helped me tremendously. It will take time, but you seem determined and focused. So I wish for you beautiful things and happy days - and of course, success with your new (and I hate this word) diet. LOL.
I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines.

3/03/2008 8:04 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...


Ok... I have not worked out my menu yet... but I bought lots of salad stuff, so I imagine today I will eat a couple of those....

But, tomorrow I will hopefully have a menu worked out, AND I should have my car which means I can go to the gym :)


3/03/2008 10:52 AM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

look at you!

since i did lots of emotional eating this weekend with lots of crappy foods, i feel the need to do a bit of a cleanse for a few days.

like fruit shakes, master cleanse lemon drink during the day and salad or soup at night.

your menu sounds absolutely delish!

xoxo you rock star.

3/03/2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

i'm a total emotional eater!!! by far the hardest part of the past 4 weeks, for me, has been trying to figure out how to deal with my emotions that i would normally just feed.
i've started meditating daily and it seems to be helping...so does talking things out with supportive friends and family.
your menu sounds amazing ;-)

3/03/2008 11:25 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

i am in girlie! you can do it. email me anytime.

3/03/2008 12:01 PM  
Blogger CelticBuffy said...

I was totally motivated by your plan and had every intention of joining in today. But influenza had another plan for me, I'm afraid. Maybe once the fever-induced delirium subsides? Keep it up girl!

3/03/2008 12:19 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

cheering you on :)

3/03/2008 3:32 PM  

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