Thursday, March 04, 2010
Chip, chip, chip, chip
One little bit of weight at a time. Today I am down 0.4lbs, and yesterday I was down 0.2lbs. Two new minimums in two days makes me feel pretty good. 6 more pounds until I reach my next goal.
The weird bit I have been eating and tracking after. This is what I believe I would have eaten anyway (and as anyone looking at my food tracker can see, I am not exactly living on rabbit food). Of course, cognitive bias being what is, maybe just knowing I'll have to write down what I ate steers me towards healthier choices.
Hopefully tonight I can finally get my weight lifting in. I tried on Tuesday; but I had a migraine coming on, and partway through the second set of squats I felt like I was going to throw-up and/or faint. So, I stopped. Stupid migraines.
Monday, March 01, 2010
February was pretty disappointing weight loss wise. While my new lowered appetite kept me from gaining much weight, I spent the whole month bouncing around a few pounds above 224, and finally today I dropped back down to the same weight I was January 31st. Looks like just following my appetite isn't working anymore! So, time to start tracking again.
In the good news department, I finally found my missing swimsuit yesterday, so I am going to try to go swimming at least once this week. I love swimming so much, I can go and happily swim laps for an hour straight and still want more.
While I am still trying to lose weight, I am making my real long term goals be fitness related. I want to be able to squat, bench-press an dead-lift my own body weight and I really want to participate in some long distance swimming races, i.e. 3k, 5k or 10k swims. The later will be hard for me, since I'll need to find a swimming buddy so I can practice swimming in open water.
Still unemployed; but I have an interview today.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
My first goal was to lose 12.3lbs, which would reduce my BMI to below 40, making me no longer morbidly obese.
Friday, I was at 225.3lbs, just 0.4lbs away from my goal. Saturday morning I woke up to a disappointing 1.8lb gain; but this morning, I was down 2.9lbs! 224.2lbs! I have now lost 13lbs.
My next goal is 217.5, at which point I will weigh less than I did when I got my wii fit almost a year ago.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have been making an effort to try new foods this year. So far I have tried okra, kale and sardines.
Sardines I really think have been the most successful. I got all four varieties I could find, in lemon sauce, in mustard sauce, in soya oil and in spring water. All but the latter have been eaten. I didn't enjoy the one with mustard sauce. I am trying to think of what to do with the remaining one. So far I have had sardines on toast, sardines tossed with pasta and cheese, and a toasted sardine sandwich with cheddar.
The kale I made into colcannon which was very tasty. I should get some more and try something else with it though.
The okra I lightly friend with onions and peppers and then added a can of tomatoes.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Don't worry, I haven't quit, I just decided to shift my program a little.
I was finding it hard to eat as many calories as sparkpeople was recommending for me. Even trying to snack on calorie dense things likes nuts and cheese wasn't helping. And I wasn't losing weight. So, I switched to intuitive eating. i.e. eating what I felt like as much as I felt like. Obviously within reason, as there is a part of me that says cheesecake is always a good idea! And I lost another pound!
Part of what is going on I think is that with my sleep apnea being treated, as the effects of years of bad sleep slowly fade away, my appetite is 'normalizing'. I think my appetite is finally an accurate measure.
My plan is to continue eating this way until I have four sequential days of gaining weight, at which point I'll start tracking my food to make sure I am not doing anything foolish.
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