Saturday, December 08, 2012
This was not a good week for me. I did get to the gym, but only 3 times for an hour each time. This week was all about food, too much of it. I felt pretty 'blah' all week and I seemed to snack just about every day. Looking back at my intake, I was over my calorie range for all but 2 days! It was never on purpose, usually it would be that I'd eat a little more than usual during the day, thinking that I'd cut back on dinner (or skip it altogether if I was busy). But each day I ended up eating dinner and not the good diet-y kind of dinner either. Oh well, it's just another week that I can't get back and do over. sigh.
Here's the results:
Weight : 217.0
Gain : 1.4
Total : 100.2
Managed to keep the total over 100 lbs, but I better do better this week if I want to keep it there.
I was hoping to be out on a date tonight, but I think I'm being blown off (story of my life!) so instead I may go drinking (I only have alcohol 1-2 times a year and haven't had any this year at all).
I hope you all have had a better week than I did!
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Happy December everybody, one month to go for 2012, let's make it a good one!
This week started off well for me, I got lots of gym time in starting on Sunday. I ate pretty well and for several days the weight was coming off nicely. But, somehow starting on Thursday some weight started creeping back on (don't think I had too much sodium, but that may be the source of it). Anyway, after gaining last week, I was hoping for a gangbusters loss this week. But it just wasn't in the cards... I did lose weight, just not in the quantity that I was hoping for!
I just got home from lunch with my son and I'm full and sleepy, so I'm going to cut this a little short, Here's this weeks numbers:
Weight : 215.6
Lost : 1.2
Total : 101.6
So, a 1.2 lb loss for the week, which is half of what I wanted to lose after gaining last week. Oh well, it's still loss :) Back to the grind tomorrow!
On a sweeter note (literally) try making these: Mini cupcakes, into mini cupcake liners put a small amount of brownie mix, then a square of chocolate chip cookie dough then a mini reeses peanut butter cup then fill with brownie mix. Cook for an appropriate amount of time, let cool and then devour them like a crazy person! Thanks to my mom for having these today!!
I had another idea for the same thing. Start with a bundt pan, layer brownie mix, then full size peanut butter cups, then brownie mix, then chocolate chip cookie dough and finish off with brownie mix. Cook, let cool, then eat the whole damn thing by yourself! nom nom nom nom :)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Happy last Saturday of the month! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those who are not U.S. residents, I hope you had a wonderful 4th Thursday of November!)
I had a great dinner with my immediate family; my son, my folks and my brother. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, King's Hawaiian Bread rolls and gravy. It was some good eats and I wasn't about to miss out! Damn the scales, full speed ahead!
However, the weight from the previous Saturday's free day of overeating wasn't coming off so after Thursdays festivities, I expected a big gain this morning. I wasn't disappointed either, it wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but it was definitely up!
Weight : 216.8
Gain : 2.4
Total : 100.4
Yep, up 2.4 lbs for this week. But the good news is that I wasn't up 5 lbs and I didn't cross back over the 100 lbs lost mark. Whew. I've already crossed that 100lbs mark twice, I did not want to have to do it again!!!!
I didn't end up going out for pizza and Pepsi today, as is my normal routine. Instead my son and I went to breakfast where I loaded up on eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. Switched it up a bit and really took in a lot of protein. Of course I am enjoying my Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino as I write this, mmmmm.
That is all for now. I gained 2.4 lbs and I don't really care :) It will be gone again in a week or two (maybe 3) and I will be back on track (until Christmas dinner probably!). So to you all, have a blessed weekend, next week, and rest of the year.
Don't sweat gains over the holidays people, if you did well over the course of the year, it's okay to indulge yourself with family and friends at this time, you can always get back on the wagon a little later, I'll save you some room :)
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Happy Saturday everybody, I hope you are all feeling well this weekend. As for me, I think I'm getting over the cold I had a few days ago, thankfully it never got too bad; sore throat and stuffy head mostly. All I have now is a slightly runny nose, so not too bad.
I've been on my weight loss / get healthy pilgrimage for 17 months now, all of it here on Spark. My first week I decided to write a blog post and I've written one every week since, which I feel is a good thing because it lets me put on virtual paper what happened to me during the week. It also gives insight into who I am to anybody who wants to take the time to read them. I believe it was a good habit to get into. Sometimes I don't write much and other times I may write too much, it just depends on how I feel at the moment that I sit down to do it. But the one thing that has remained throughout each and every blog post is the fact that I write honestly, I lay out my screw ups as well as my accomplishments. I am imperfect, take me as I am!
It is in this spirit of honesty that I must now say that I had a good week :) I bet you thought something else was coming, didn't you? Although I felt pretty terrible all week I still got some gym time in, albeit not a lot, but I did get a couple of hours in. I also was careful with my diet, kept my calories in check and drank lots of water. It all paid off for me this week.
Let's look at the numbers, shall we?
Weight : 214.4
Lost : 2.6
Total : 102.8
a 2.6 lb loss this week! I'd say that's excellent (of course being sick might have made it a little easier, I wasn't ever 'really hungry'). Now that I'm writing this however, I'm getting hungry! My son and I will be heading out for pizza in a little while and I will have my usual large salad, some pizza and a Pepsi. It's a weekly celebration!
So that's it, my blog for this week. Enjoy yourself out there people, be safe and warm and have a great weekend.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Another week has come and gone and I feel better about my output. I could have done more, but the sudden onset of cold weather makes me want to just stay home bundled up! My diet was better than last week (not great, but no donut triggered typhoon of eating!) and I at least made it to the gym a few days. So overall it was a better week.
On an unrelated note, I went and saw Skyfall today, the new James Bond film. Really good picture and if you're a Bond fan, I would suggest seeing it. Myself, I've always been a moderate fan of the Bond films and of course Sean Connery was my favorite Bond. But the older films always had a very campy feel to them that just kept me from being super psyched about them. The Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan films had less of the completely unbelievable gadgets and focused more on Bond's use of intellect. But the new Bond, Daniel Craig, I think I like him best. His Bond is edgier, bold, bordering on self destructive. I like that aspect of the character. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and we get to see him fighting through his pains, which makes the character seem more believable.
Enough about James Bond, let's get to the numbers for this week.
Weight : 217.0
Lost : 1.0
Total : 100.2
Yes! A 1 lb loss takes me to my lowest point so far (by .2 lb). My previous low (August 11) was 217.2, so I have bested that by the smallest of margins. Hooray!
So there you have it, a 1 lb loss, reaching my lowest point so far and a good movie on the big screen. Overall it's been a pretty good day.
Have a great Veteran's day weekend. And to any and all veterans out there, thank you.
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