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1 month check-in!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I've been on the diet for 4 full weeks, which means that it is time for an update!

weight: 8/6/10--141 lbs 9/5/10--128.8 lbs (-12.2 lbs)
waist: 8/6/10--29 in 9/5/10--27.5 in (-1.5 in)
stomach: 8/6/10--34 in 9/5/10--32.5 (-1.5 in)
hips: 8/6/10--37 in 9/5/10--37 in (I changed where I measure)
neck: 8/6/10--13.5 in 9/5/10--13 in (-.5 in)
thigh: 8/6/10--23 in 9/5/10--22 in (-1 in)
calf: 8/6/10--14.5 in 9/5/10--14 in (-.5 in)
upper arm: 8/6/10--12.5 in 9/5/10--12 in (-.5 in)
waist to hip ratio: 8/6/10--.78 9/5/10--.74 (-.04)
BMI: 8/6/10--24.3 9/5/10--22.2 (-2.1)
body fat %: 8/6/10--24.99% 9/5/10--24.8% (-.19%)

  


dd8 and One Year Sparkiversary!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have officially been a member of SparkPeople for one year! This time last year, I weighed 147 lbs. This morning when I stepped on the scale, I weighed 133.2 lbs. That's a net loss of 13.8 lbs. I am okay with this because I am back on the losing track--I have lost 7 lbs on the diet, so far! Only 8 more lbs to go until I reach the top of my goal weight range!

  
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AIDELADE27 8/17/2010 11:40PM

    Nice job! Happy Sparkiversary!

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STEPHM-ARATHON 8/17/2010 5:51PM

    Congratulations! Happy anniversary! :)

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dd5

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Today I went to synagogue twice, which meant the extra food. They have these smiley face cookies at the kiddush after the morning service that I absolutely LOVE. I ate half of one (they are conveniently broken in half for me), and it was sugary and sure, I would have loved to have more, but one half was enough! (I also had a strawberry. Yum!) Then I went home and had my regular lunch for the diet. My family went back in the evening. To make sure I wouldn't overindulge, I had half of my dinner, and saved the rest of my room for food there, and it worked! I can wait to log my weight tomorrow on SP and see if I lost the 5 lbs in 5 days. I am so close!

One thing that I did today was officially (well, to myself, at least) confirm my long-term weight loss goals. I would like to be in the 115 lb to 125 lb range...so averaging around 120 lbs would be pretty good! For now, I'm keeping my weight ticker at 125, to psych myself up! It would be great to reach that weight by the time I go back to school (Sept 5), but if I'm able to get to 130lbs by then (at the very least), I would be okay with that as well.

  
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STRINGS58 8/15/2010 7:47AM

    kiddush and oneg -- always a challenge! I skipped the Friday oneg as completely as possible, though it can be difficult to leave or just sip water. Sometimes I've tried to encorporate it into the calorie total, but it is definately a detour for you diet plan. Sometimes the body knows just what to do with detours though.

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dd4

Friday, August 13, 2010

Adjusting to the diet has been relatively easy. When it's time for food, be it a meal or a snack, I am definitely hungry! Other than that, the only times I am really hungry are right before I go to bed. I make sure to have breakfast first thing in the morning, to jumpstart my metabolism. But all of the food tastes good, I've still been eating what I want (just in moderation), and I am looking forward to posting my new weight on Sunday, after I've been on the diet for 5 full days!

The one thing that happened today: I ate breakfast (at 12:30 pm), skipped the snack, waited a little, then had lunch...and I felt kind of full. Not gross and bloated, but as if I had eaten a little bit too much. That was kind of a surprise to me! I went on a short run and then ate a slightly altered snack a bit after 5 (some Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal and a date...didn't feel like the almonds today) that didn't make me feel full--I want to be hungry for dinner!

That's another thing...hunger. Being on this diet has taught me the difference between "hunger" and "feeling like eating." Do they feel exactly the same? Sometimes. But by sticking to the diet, I know that if I have that feeling right after a meal, I'm not actually hungry. And this is a very helpful/healthy/important lesson to learn.

  


diet info

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Below is information on the diet. Supposedly you can lose 5 lbs in 5 days with it. (It took my mom 7 days to lose the 5 lbs...we'll see how long it takes me.) My parents have been keeping up with the diet for 7 months and seem to like it well enough.

BREAKFAST
.5 c cottage cheese (or 1 stick of string cheese)
.5 whole wheat english muffin
1 tsp peanut butter or jam
1 slice cantaloupe or equivalent

SNACK
1 hard boiled egg
.5 c grapes

LUNCH
salad
3 oz chicken
balsamic vinagrette
.5 apple

SNACK
1 oz almonds

DINNER
3 oz salmon
.5 c brown rice
1 c veggies

SNACK
.5 c sweetened yogurt

  
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STRINGS58 8/11/2010 5:13PM

    Thanks for posting this -- it's one of those high protein diets, but it has a few friendly carbs. Once I learned that the brain needs carbs for functioning, I changed my emphasis because my job requires alot of listening and attentiveness. Muscles need the protein but the brain needs the carbs! I need a bit more midday. This is a pretty low calorie intake, so I can see it urging the weight reduction.

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NAMSMOMMY 8/11/2010 2:59PM

    I worry that it won't be enough calories to sustain you... not eating enough can be as bad as eating too much.

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