Friday, June 25, 2010
So this is my first blog entry in 5 months...I just re-read my last one and interestingly enough it's about the same thing that this one is going to be about: a small weight gain, 1 lb this time. But the point is that this time I'm trying NOT to make it about this one pound. I gained around 15 lbs more since my last blog entry, so clearly I have not yet learned to manage grad school and health, but for the past 3 weeks (since school's been out), I've been eating MUCH healthier foods and exercising more. If I haven't managed to turn that into much of a weightloss yet (net 1/2 lb down so far), then I don't want to get down about it. So this 1 lb up from last week...it's explainable: while I've been eating healthier foods, I had an enormous appetite during the first 5 days of this past week. I made meatloaf (which lasted through these days), and I think it's probably just a food that is too high in calories for the amount of fullness it gives me. For the past two days (post-meatloaf), I've done much better, so I think there's definitely a lesson there. Also, I'm proud of all the healthy foods I've been buying and preparing! I'm proud that I'm still dedicated to yoga! 3 weeks is not a very long amount of time, and I shouldn't expect my body to automatically adapt to my re-commitment to health. I still have many more relatively-peaceful summer weeks before school starts up again, and I'm confident I can lose some of my extra weight. I've set an ambitious goal for the end of the summer (because that motivates me), but even if I don't meet it, I'll know that I've taken steps to improve my life and reverse bad habits.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Well, GAINED two pounds this week...guess my body wasn't over that tantrum yet and I can't judge when I've eaten too much...I miss being so in tune with what my body needs! I am going to start tracking my food again, and I'll keep it going through this next semester as long as I can. If I can lose this (still relatively small amount of) weight, eat healthfully, exercise, get sleep and still complete my work to my own satisfaction, then I will feel very accomplished in May!
Friday, January 01, 2010
Ha, just read my last blog entry (from the summer). I'm getting over that "little kid's tantrum" yet again. You think you're done with crazy overeating and can sense when you're full, but that balance can so quickly slip away! I'm not freaking out, though, and I actually feel better at 162.5 lbs than I've ever felt at that same weight, so it can't be that bad...I just wish my smaller clothes fit me a little better.
Anyway, I'll like to get down at least 10 lbs, so I'm back in my "healthy" weight range and will fit comfortably in my clothes, but more importantly I want to regain that control and balance of my eating habits. I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred yesterday, and I love how intense yet quick it is! I think this could be a routine that I can continue once the next semester of grad school starts up again, since it really doesn't take a lot of time.
I do want to say that despite the weight gain I'm actually really proud of my routine during the first semester of my program. I managed to have a relatively regular sleep schedule that included more hours of sleep than most people in my program, and I also went to yoga almost every Saturday (as I'd planned for myself!). The whole schedule was a big adjustment for me, and I made a good start. Now I will try to maintain those good things and add some new ones for the next semester! I wish I had time for spark during the semester, but I just don't. I will be using what I've learned from being here though, and will continue to stop in from time to time : )
Happy New Year!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It's been a rough week trying to get more "hardcore" back on track. I'm always trying to make the right choices, but it's only in the past few days that I started using my nutrition tracker again, and before I did that I know I had some out-of-control days. I feel like whenever I'm like "OK, time to lose a little weight", my body first reacts with a little kid's tantrum: "No, you can't make me, I'm gonna eat whatever I want!". It takes a little more time than my head takes to get used to the idea : ) Anyway, after struggling along this week, a 1 lb weightloss is a great result. Looks like my body is over its tantrum (for now).
Monday, May 25, 2009
Yes, it appears to be true! Unless this is just some trick like "oh, that's airplane weight-loss" (does that exist?). Anyway, even if I'd just stayed at the same weight I would have been happy, but now I'm really excited! And I wasn't tracking my food. The vacation was a pretty active one, though, so I guess I was expending a lot of energy, and I wasn't binge-eating at all, so I guess that all adds up. Woohoo! And now to lurk around sparkpeople and catch up a bit...
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