Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I have kicked butt the last four or five days. I've worked out every day and been within my calorie range every one of those days. I have not snacked on things that were unplanned. Yay me!
I must admit that I am one of those people who weighs every day, in the morning, once. I'm not obsessed with the number on the scale (okay, maybe a little). I use the number to give myself feedback on how my body is reacting to what I did the day before. If I was low on fiber for a couple of days and then suddenly increase one day, my weight goes up. (I won't go into the details on that one! LOL!) If I drink a lot of water instead of soda, my weight goes down. Simple things like that help my enginerdy mind understand (or think it understands) what's happening to my body.
So, back to my success. I've kicked butt for the last couple of days and have been rewarded on the scale with...drum roll please.....a 0.4 pound weight GAIN!!! I know, I know...normal weight fluctuations. I totally get that. I think what bothers me is that I input the data that I've put in before and I got different results (I usually see a loss when I make this kind of change).
For those of you with analytical minds, you know that if you do x, you get y. Or, if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got. Well, I did and I didn't! LOL! I suppose tomorrow will be different and I will see those 0.4 pounds are gone. I hope so. But, if they're not, I'm not letting it derail me. I know I'm making healthy changes and I feel better about myself. I may be obsessed with the scale, but it will not run my life!
Thanks for listening to my self-involved blog.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
And still felt pretty good! I got hungry a couple of times, but I ate the snacks and meals I had prepared. I even had room for a cookie (and filled it!).
Exercised again and have plans to go again in the morning.
Time for bed now. Sleep is another important component of weight loss!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I went into the Start page and changed my goal weight from 134 to 126 and gave myself until 1/31/2010 to reach that goal. Yep...Thanksgiving, Christmas (and all the mandatory parties) and my birthday ALL fall in that short two month timespan.
That means that I need to make smaller goals and the timelines that go with them. So here they are.
By December 6th, I will have lost two pounds (132)
By December 20th, I will be down another two pounds (130)
By January 3rd, I will have maintained (130)
By January 17th, I will have gotten another two pounds off (128)
By January 31st, I will be at my new goal!! (126)
Did you know that you get fewer calories when you're trying to lose weight than when you're trying to maintain? Oh, okay, I knew that intellectually, but DANG!! Seeing it on the Nutrition Tracker just really hit home! I guess that means that I will have to go back to entering my food in the day before I eat it. It's a good habit and this is just reminding me.
Bring on the holidays!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
My daughter gets an allowance every week. She gets it in part because she has certain chores she has to do every week and in part so she can get some practice managing money before it is vital to do it right.
That said, her "needs" are larger than her allowance. She asked if she could do any chores to earn extra money (I did something right there!) I thought about it and decided that I could afford to pay her $5 if she cleaned the refrigerator. Of course, I low-balled her and said I'd give her $3. She took it!! Woo Hoo!!! And, she did it ALMOST as good as I would.
When she was done, I told her how good it looked and told her thank you very much and I even paid her! She was happy and I was ecstatic. Sometimes, having a teen is a good thing! LOL!
BTW, exercise done! In calorie range, done! Started out right and kept on going!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
First of all, thank you to all who posted support on my blog. You are all a big part of the reason that I stayed on track today. Didn't want to come tell you that I was weak! LOL!
Went to lunch with the girls and I had Blimpie's grilled chicken bacon ranch without the ranch. Later in the afternoon, I was exhausted and hungry. The cookies from every vending machine in the plant (and it's a BIG plant!) were calling my name. So what did I do? I ate the yogurt and Fiber One cereal that I brought from home. It was enough to sustain me through the end of the day.
Came home, still beat and now hungry. I cooked the pizza (yes, pizza) and ate one piece. Then I went to the gym! Still had room in my calories and I was hungry, so had one more piece. I get the thin crust with chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, bacon and other yummy stuff on it. (Did anyone else notice the bacon-theme?)
Basically, I am proud to announce that I started day one meeting my goals! I will be doing abs and arms tomorrow. Legs on Sunday. By Sunday evening, I will have the remainder of my strength workouts planned.
Now, time to go back and watch my BSU Broncos beat the Utah Aggies. Not destroying them like they should, but winning!
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