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Day 28: Weigh-in

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Started at 327
Last weigh in 312.6
Today weigh in 310.2

Wow, another 2.4lb loss, hmm wonder if this is going to be a pattern. Ok, so for the exciting news......I met my first goal! WOOT! WOOT! That's right, 5% body weight loss!!! Just need to keep going and not give up. Next goal is to get to 10% body weight loss, I can do this!

So what happened this week? Well after some cheating and giving in to the munchies and peanut butter addiction and gaining some weight from it I kind of snapped. Had 2 low calorie days, slipping back into old habits but hey, not as bad as I used to be. Remember a few years back I snapped and was only eating one protein bar for my breakfast and one for my lunch convinced that is all I need. I wanted to replace ALL meals with a protein bar but had some sense that it might not of been the most healthiest thing to do. When I told my Dr., at the time and a few others what I was doing well I kept on getting yelled at that you can't replace a meal with a protein bar. But why not? You got your calories, fat, protein, carbs, fiber.....everything you need in a meal. Ok ya I know that was bad.

So from this point on I am going to be good, not give in to the munchies, and if I do not follow it up with low calorie days. Going to try my best to have 3 meals a day, snacks when I'm hungry and learn to listen more to my body during the day. It's a work in progress but I'll get there!

Things I need to work on, getting my strength training done in morning! I am doing better with doing my 5k training in the morning. This week I finished with walking 2 miles on Friday, tomorrow I start week 3 of my 5 week 5k training program.
Another thing I need to work on is my cooking. I need to start making more things for one person, I am still cooking for a family. So I am having the same dish for 4 days, can we say boring? I'm not sure if I am going to change how I cook or just portion out and freeze some of the left overs. Need to do some more research on this.
Another thing I want to work on is to learn belly dancing. A challenge I failed doing was to try something new this week for the BLC 18. There is some great videos on youtube so really there is no excuse except for my own laziness and lack of motivation. Hopefully the more weight I lose the more energy and motivation I will have.

On a side note, I've lost 17lbs so far but I don't feel like I have. I still feel fat and bloated and my pants and shirts still fit snug. Talked to Mom about this and she told me that I'm not really going to feel different until I lose a good amount, like 50lbs. Since she has been where I am now I am going to listen to her and keep on shuffling on. Oh and I also lost an inch on my waist and an inch on my hips, but arms and thighs have remained the same.

  
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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 5/7/2013 6:42PM

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SUNNYWBL 5/6/2013 12:22AM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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VALKYRIA- 5/6/2013 12:03AM

    Keep up that ST and you will eventually see/feel the difference. I've found that the more ST I do, the skinnier I feel... regardless of what the scale says. Great job this week!

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JANUT57 5/5/2013 6:10PM

  emoticon you are headed in the right direction! Keep it up!

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MRSAND 5/5/2013 5:53PM

    You are doing so great!! I did the 5k challenge when I started my journey. I still walk as much as I can. I wish I had started more strength earlier. I cook for just me so I make things like chili full of veggies (beans, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes) and freeze in 9 oz paper cups...then I put the cups in a big freezer bag & pull out a cup at the time. You have great ideas!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
It doesn't happen overnight but stick with your plan & it will happen!

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FRENCHKONEXION 5/5/2013 5:48PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep your eye on the prize!

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Weight Loss Goals

Sunday, May 05, 2013

emoticon 5% Weight Loss: 310 DONE! 5/5/13
10% Weight Loss: 294
15% Weight Loss: 277
No longer morbidly obese: 262
20% Weight loss: 261
25% Weight Loss: 245
30% Weight Loss: 229
35% Weight Loss: 212
40% Weight Loss: 196
No longer obese: 195
45% Weight Loss: 179
Normal weight for my height: 164
50% Weight Loss: 163
Goal Weight: 150

I wanted to post an emoticon next to my weight loss goals as i meet them on my spark page and signature but it is not showing so I am going to do it here.

  
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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 5/15/2013 6:49PM

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JENNJO322 5/6/2013 8:21AM

  Congrats on your successes!

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NATHELESS 5/6/2013 7:11AM

    Congrats on meeting your first goal!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/5/2013 8:53PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work and you'll reach your goal!!

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VALKYRIA- 5/5/2013 4:53PM

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Day 27: A better day

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Ok so after to 'unhealthy' eating days, today i got back on track. For the 3rd installment for a day in the life of my belly.

Breakfast was my normal banana tropical smoothie.
Snack was a cup of sliced strawberries with half cup of 2% cottage cheese.
Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread, toasted. Just 1T of PB and1 T of Welch's Natural Strawberry Spread/jelly. Also had 2cups coffee with half cup skim milk.
Dinner was cup of left over asparagus risotto with 2.7 oz grilled chicken and a lemon caper sauce.
Dessert/after dinner snack was 3.1 oz extra sharp white cheddar cheese.

I need to make some desserts so I have something to munch on at night. I haven't bought any snack mixes or anything like that because I know what will happen, I will eat it all up in one sitting. When I make desserts for some reason I can pace myself better than with a box or a bag.

  
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SUNNYWBL 5/5/2013 4:20PM

    Sounds good, did you log it? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 5/5/2013 11:26AM

    After your treats emoticon are made package them in single serving container like a sandwich baggie, that way you can take just one....put the rest out of sight...just a suggestion.. emoticon

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Day 26: Dealing with my diet, not di-et

Friday, May 03, 2013

Ok, so this is really a 2 day blog, day, 25&26. One of this week's challenge for the BLC 18 is to write about a day in the life of my stomach, 3x. I didn't get to post yesterday so I am going to post it here, but first a little bit of info as to explain what I have been eating these last two days.

So Sunday I was really bad, had half of a large Pizza Hut pizza, their new crazy crust pizza with little pockets of cheese. Well that turned into well over 1000 calories. Not just that but a few days after that I found myself munching on pretzel rods dipped in peanut butter, not good. See, I weigh myself everyday. I know you're not supposed to but for me its more motivational. I see the number either staying the same or going down, so I know what I am doing is working and to keep it up and not quit. Now this week I have been gaining weight! THE HORROR!!! So desperate not to see a gain at my weigh in I have drastically cut my calories for these last 2 days, 630 calories on day 25 and 980 today, day 26.

So without further delay, here is a day in the life of my belly!

Day 25:
This day was bad, as in going back to my old habits, somewhat.
Water for breakfast, later had 2 cups coffee with half a cup of skim milk.
Lunch was a cup of sliced strawberries mixed with half a cup of Daisy 2% cottage cheese. Daisy because it has no preservatives or chemicals and only natural ingredients.
Actually had a snack and that was 2 cups of sliced carrots.
Dinner was 2.6 ounces of grilled chicken with a cup of asparagus risotto made with organic vegetable broth.

Day 26:
Breakfast was my typical banana tropical fruit smoothie, which is a banana with half a cup frozen mango mix : mango, pineapple, strawberry; half a cup skim milk and 4 ice cubes. Also had 2 cups coffee with half a cup skim milk.
Lunch was a Healthy Choice meal, Pumpkin Ravioli.
Dinner was 3.6 ounces grilled chicken with 1 cup of asparagus risotto.
Dessert/After Dinner snack was just one square of Lindt 85% Cacoa extra dark chocolate, which was the lowest % of chocolate I could find with no soy in it.

I know I am missing pictures but hopefully tomorrow I will be able to take pictures of my food and upload them.

  
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LOVEPASSIONLIFE 5/4/2013 3:26PM

    I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned this yet, and I'm only sharing it because I'm worried and want to see you succeed...you should never *ever* drop below 1200 calories a day without being monitored by a professional (doctor or registered dietician). This shocks your body into thinking it is not going to get enough fuel in the future (because it's not getting enough fuel in the present), and so it slows your metabolism waaaay down so it can hang onto more fat to use as fuel since it's predicting it won't get enough fuel from external sources. You *can* lose weight with extreme calorie restriction...but only at first, and it *will* come back to bite you in the butt once your metabolism slows down. So when you go back to eating more calories, since your metabolism is slower, you will either lose at a slower rate or you will gain at a calorie level that you were previously losing at.

Honestly, in weight loss attempts past I would drop down below 1,000 because I didn't know any better. I figured the fewer calories, the better! But I learned your body *needs* those calories to perform basic functions. I know anorexia is when there's extreme calorie restriction for a more extended period of time than just the two days you described, but there's a reason sometimes people die from complications from anorexia. Dropping so low is just so not good for you. :-(

Please take care of yourself!!! You deserve to be happy and at a healthy weight...and you deserve to get there in a healthy way, that will help you stay there for the long term. :-)

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VALKYRIA- 5/4/2013 1:16PM

    Don't sweat the pizza... just focus on how good you feel after the good meals and soon you will crave them instead. Progress doesn't happen overnight, it takes time to change our taste buds. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 5/3/2013 11:59PM

    Please don't ever skip breakfast again. When you log your food on spark, it will show the proper proportion of vital nutrients, fat, protein and carbohydrates. Eating a bit of protein and healthy fat with each meal or snack will keep you satisfied longer and help prevent binges!

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Day 21: Weigh In

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Started at 327
Last weigh in 315
Today weigh in 312.6

That's a 2.4lb loss! WOOT! WOOT! I know the tortoise won the race but AUGH! I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT LIKE THE HARE!!!!!! I want to lose more weight than I have been losing for one reason and one reason only, the summer is coming, my nephew will likely be spending the summer with Mom and I, and that means we will be taking him to theme parks and I want to be able to fit in and ride the rides with him!!! I don't want to return to the theme parks and feel like a bloated whale every time I try to fit into a ride. I know I'm only looking on the negative and I need to start looking on the positive. Like, hey I just lost 14lbs in a month! WOO HOO!!!!!! But then that little pestering thought creeps in and says "ya but how about 20lbs in a month, you didn't do that and if you keep it up you will never be able to fit in and ride those roller coasters, you might as well throw those smaller pants that you're too fat for, you're never going to be able to get those on again." Ya I know, I am my own worst critic, I think we all are to ourselves. Just got to keep on pushing on and not give up. Mom tried to encourage me today by telling me her own story, that when she lost her first 30lbs from her heaviest, there is a picture of her and you wouldn't even be able to tell that she lost any weight. Not sure if its the most encouraging statement, but at least I know her heart was in the right place.

Ok enough of all that, what have I done this week? Well I started a strength training routine and I started the 5k walking program. Strength training seems to be easier than the walking does. I first started off at a 3mph pace walking only to realize that it's too fast for me right now. I finish hot, sweaty, out of breath, my chest super tight and so tired that when I get home I grab my water and slouch down in the recliner/couch. The stretches I plan on doing completely thrown out the window. The plan this week, slow down my pace and get up much earlier than I have been and get out walking early in the morning before it gets too hot. There is nothing morning about me so this is going to be a real challenge!

This week I put my baking skills to the test, made me first ever strawberry rhubarb pie with a whole wheat crust. I made the crust because after reading the ingredient list of the pre-made pie crusts at store told me I can no longer use them, why is every company under the sun using soybean oil!?! Not to mention all the other chemicals and preservatives they have in there. So I learned a few things....1 I freaking love this pie! OMG NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM, been fighting urges NOT to eat the whole thing in one sitting. Ya that will do my whole day of tracking in, might as well as just walk from here to Disney World, then around that whole Disney compound just to burn it all off. 2 I can make it healthier, even more so than I have done. Future pie with only have a top crust, really why do we put a bottom crust on pies? Also will cut the sugar down to only half a cup. Once this pie is done I'm going to make a rhubarb pie and see how it turns out, hopefully not to tart since there won't be strawberries to balance out the rhubarb. I want to get my Mom to try it, that's why I won't be adding the strawberries due to Mom being allergic to them.

  
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AMBER281 4/30/2013 5:31PM

    You are doing AMAZING!!
Keep up the good work.

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SUNNYWBL 4/28/2013 10:53PM

    Fourteen pounds in one month is amazing! emoticon

Slowing down your walks is a good idea! But not too slow. Or you can add a faster pace for a minute and slow back to recover. Easy does it! emoticon emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 4/28/2013 3:26PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work!

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CATHYROSE40 4/28/2013 2:35PM

    Congratulations on the 14 lb loss! Feel good about that and realize that slow and steady wins this race. I understand the hare thing, but the turtle won in the end, right? You go girl and keep up the good work!!!!
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SSC-FS 4/28/2013 1:57PM

    Great job loosing 14 lbs!!!! Keep up the good work and don't get yourself down. You are 14 lbs closer to your goal.

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