Monday, July 09, 2007
Do *NOT* like strength training. It goes ok when I'm in water aerobics, but doing it on its own? No thank you.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
I did the weigh/measure thing this morning and...uh...I don't know how I did what I did. I lost 3 1/2 pounds. That's too much in a week and I wonder if some of it was water weight or what? I had been following my calorie targets and all, but I did move around a lot more this past week than I have been doing. It wasn't until day before yesterday I changed my calorie target and etc so I know that wasn't why I dropped what I dropped in a week.
My measurements all look good, all of them have went down except for my neck which is still the same. I was looking back over my graph this morning and W00t!
So far, since 5/5, when I joined Sparkpeople:
-2 inches from my waist
-3 inches from my hips
-1 inch from my neck
-1.5 inches from my bust (can't figure out if I'm happy or sad about this one, LOL)
-2 inches from my bra band size
I'm so very proud of myself. I never in a hundred years thought I would actually buckle down and lose weight. Much less do any exercise to help lose that weight.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Well, kids, I actually gained a pound by this week's weigh in. I guess that's the way that cookie crumbles (despite the fact I haven't *had* a cookie since I don't know when!) I guess I'm back in that cycle again. I have been drinking a whole lot of water lately though. I also haven't been exercising like I should have.
Measurement-wise only my neck and (of course) bust decreased in size. Everything else is still pretty much the same.
I swear though, when I put on my bathing suit Friday, it seemed bigger. So, dunno if it has stretched or if I actually have lost more bulk than I think I have. I have no idea.
Next week will be better.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I was surprised to see that I actually lost weight this week. I guess I'm just in that cycle again. My measurements haven't changed a whole lot, but that's ok. I'll work on that in the coming week.
I haven't been exercising since I've been aching for the past few days. I felt so bad Friday I didn't even go to my aerobics class. You know if I didn't go to that class I was feeling bad. I don't know what causes this, but every now and then I'll just ache really badly for a few days until it finally settles back into that dull, pretty much ignorable ache that I typically have. I swear, I must have fibromyalgia or something. I don't know many other 20-something people that chronically ache.
I mean, crap, I don't know what else to do, really. I'm losing weight. I've tried exercising. I've tried *not* exercising. I'm (for the most part) eating a much better diet than I have in maybe ever. I'm sorta running out of options and ideas here.
To end on a positive, non-whining note though: it seems like my lower back doesn't bother me as much as it has in the past. This is progress!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
It's been business as usual, I guess. Still tracking what I eat and all that jazz. Now the most difficult thing is getting more protein into my diet. I'm still having problems with getting enough potassium.
You would think that I, a gung ho meat eater, wouldn't have a problem with getting plenty of protein but that's not the case. There are many days when I struggle to get at least the minimum. There must be some trick I don't know about how to get more protein without getting a lot of fat with it.
I'm also a carbaholic, too. I've gotten now where 99.9% of all the carbs that come from pasta or bread are complex. Of course, there are carbs in fruit and veggies, but I can't very well take that out or I won't get my daily servings of them. There has to be a better way to cut more carbs out of my diet. I'm not going over my target goals, but I still don't really match the little pie chart of what my nutrition is supposed to look like.
As for the potassium, I still don't really know what to do about that. I rarely meet that target.
You know, too, it's a pain in the ass to try to make a balanced menu everyday. Makes me want to pull my hair out, even if I know it's worth it in the long run.
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