Thursday, February 25, 2010
When I weighed myself today, I was 155 (point something, I don't remember exactly), so that makes me happy. What's bad though, is that over the past couple of days, I've kind of gotten into the habit of eating too little (about 1000 calories one day, then 800 or so the next) and then not having the energy to exercise at all ^_^;; Today I'm trying to break out of that habit...I'm planning on going to the gym later, and I've been trying to give myself enough calories so that I'll have the fuel I need for my workout. I even cooked myself a chicken breast with carrots and a coconut milk sauce for lunch, which was pretty good...I might put up the recipe for it later (only problem is, I didn't exactly measure out any of the spices). I also brought a coconut frozen fruit bar to work with me so I can eat it before I go workout.
I've been thinking today about who I might cosplay after I lose all the weight...I'm hoping that by A-kon I'll be in the 130s and that by AnimeFest I'll be in the 120s (my goal is 139 right now, but I plan to keep going during the summer). Now when you're overweight and you think about cosplaying, you're always thinking, who could I pull off and not look completely rediculous at my weight...but the thing is, even thinking about it in terms of NOT being overweight, it's still difficult to figure out who you could pull off WELL. It's the same problem...who do I look enough like? So I'm thinking maybe Seres Victoria from Hellsing, Phillia from Tales of Destiny, or Tira from Soul Calibur 3? (That last one might be a little more for AnimeFest, since Tira's costume involves a bare midriff.)
I also want someone who matches my personality type a little bit, so that I can actually do the "play" part of cosplay a little, or at least have an easier time posing for pictures ^_^ So no one who has to smile all the time, or has a really outgoing, energetic personality...that would be just too much of a stretch for me, and I just couldn't keep it up all day ^_^;; Also have to think about what I'm going to do with my glasses...I'd like to get contacts, but I've actually tried that before a couple of times, and although I could get them into my eyes, however hard I tried I couldn't get them out without help (I was just too squeamish about touching my own eyeballs, I think)...which means that by law I couldn't take them home with me -_- It's been a few years since the last time I tried, though, so I'm tempted to make another attempt. If I can't get contacts, though, I'll have to either play someone who has glasses or else run around the convention nearly blind.
Hey, does anyone have a trick for getting their contacts out? I've got a trick to get them in (put them in the bottom of my eyelid and let them flip up onto my eye), so if I could just find some "trick" to get them out, then maybe...
I've been thinking about dying my hair red and cutting it short again. I think it was cute that way before. The only thing is, right now it's long and bleached blonde, so I'm a little scared to cut it or put color back on it, because if I did there wouldn't be any going back for a while...of course, this kind of thinking is probably why so many women get into the same old hairstyle rut...
I'll just have to think about these things some more when I'm closer to my goal weight.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I realize this is probably too much information, but yes, I am that "too much information" girl. I apologize in advance to any male who might accidentally read this (lol).
So I finally realized what the deal was with me not APPEARING to lose any weight recently. I guess I kind of forgot I was female and it was getting close to "that time of the month," you know what I mean? So now it is that time and at the moment I'm losing weight at a rate of about a pound a day ^_^;; I looked over my charts and I can see, too, that last month there was about a 12 day plateau leading up to rapid weight loss over a few days as well...
You know, I think I have probably pointed out to other people in the past that things like this might be the reason for unexplained weight gain, but for some reason I wasn't even thinking about it when it came to myself.
I'm estimating that by next week I'll probably be at 155, which is about where I should be if I'm going to meet my 139 lbs by May 7th goal ^_^
Friday, February 19, 2010
According to my calculations, in order to lose 2 lbs per week, I now need to be burning at least 373 calories during my daily workouts, and that's when I eat the bare minimum of 1200 calories. Looking back over my past workouts, it looks like I've averaged at about 128, so that's an additional 245 calories a day I need to burn 0_0;;
Of course, I kind of suck at algebra, so I hope I'm figuring this all out correctly... I'm pretty sure I got it right, though, and it would explain the recent plateau.
Well, I did want to train for that 5K anyway...guess I better get to it.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It looks like I've finally begun losing weight again. Today I was a little over 158 when I weighed myself. I'm actually getting close to being half way to my goal.
Emotional eating was never really my main problem, but I know in the past I have used food to make myself feel better when I was really upset. Now I wonder if I've replaced emotional eating with emotional shopping. The other day I had an argument with my parents, and then I accidentally got locked out of the house, to top it off. After sitting on the porch crying and kicking the door a few times, I ended up going shopping and spent about $50 (which for me is a lot, because I'm only making a little over $300 a month right now, half of which goes to my car payment).
Of course, I really didn't have anything else to do, since I was locked out of the house, but then, I don't think this is the first time I've done something like this since I've been watching my calorie intake. I know the fact that I was trying to console myself was making me a lot looser with my debit card than I normally would have been.
The thing is, I think I prefer the emotional shopping to the emotional eating. At least I got some cool stuff out of it (I bought workout clothes, a fitness magazine, and a new laundry hamper--what can I say, I'm a practical sort of girl ^_^;;), and I stayed within my calorie range for the day...okay, is it really messed up that I'm actually glad I've turned to shopping to deal with my emotions?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I haven't lost any weight since February 3rd. Actually, that isn't really true, I did lose the two or three pounds that I gained back in that same time period, but I am exactly where I was at over two weeks ago, which is disappointing.
I did eat over my calorie range on a couple of days, but I don't think that's really the main reason I haven't lost any weight. I think what was working in the first month just isn't working as well anymore. Since I am in better shape now, I think I need to either reduce my calorie intake further, or I need to step up my exercise program--probably both.
I probably also need to go back to eating more fruits and veggies and less processed foods, which I admit I was better about doing in the first month. I probably also need to get more sleep--I've been so busy lately I've only been getting about six hours a night, which has probably hurt my metabolism.
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