Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Well, I made it to 140 pounds yesterday. I tell ya, the 140s have been super stubborn. I am so ready to welcome the 130s!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
OK, so we've been having really wacky weather lately. Yesterday it was in the high 50s, almost 60 degrees. But today we are having a bone-chilling icy drizzle. The old me would wrap herself up in a blanket, cuddle up with the cat and a huge mug of hot chocolate, and park it on the sofa. But today, I didn't want to miss my noon body pump class so I got my a$$ outside for a 2o minute walk each way to the gym. Brrrrr.....But I feel great! My body feels great. It's amazing what we can set ourselves out to do, no matter how lazy we want to be, if we care about fitness enough to make it a priority. Yay for persistence! Now, I just wish I had some sugaar-free Swiss Miss in the house.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Why does it seem like as soon as I make a tiny bit of progress, I ruin it by making bad decisions? For some reason, instead of using my accomplishments as a validation of my healthy lifestyle and a reason to keep going, I sabotage my hard work so that it takes even longer to reach my goal weight. Why do I do this to myself?
At this rate, I don't know if I will make my GW by the date I set for myself: my birthday in February. I am only losing about a pound a week, which is OK in terms of progress, but in order to do it by the date I have set for myself, I need to lose at least 3 pounds a week. Normally, it would be fine with me if it took a little longer. After all, this is not a race. However, I signed up for this site in January, have been (seriously) working on this since June with results, and I have already had to push back my goal date to 4 months later (original goal date Oct. 31, and I didn't make it). I thought for sure that by February I would get there.
So, anyway, I didn't do too well this past week and weekend.
First, I only went to the gym 2 days. My excuses are just lame excuses: Had an all-day class on Monday and Tuesday with a 2 hour commute there and back. Wednesday we had a snowstorm. Friday I really have no excuse, other than that I walked to an appointment that I had in the middle of the day, which sort of messed up my morning workout schedule and we had bad weather that day too. Saturday we had plans all day starting early in the morning.
As for food, I did well both Saturday and Sunday during the day, but screwed up at night. Last night was a holiday party with a yummy buffet. I didn't indulge too much, just took little spoonfuls of a few things. But I did have 3 mini desserts (Ouch) and two drinks (vodka& cran, rum & diet coke). Then tonight we went out for pasta. We didn't really have much in the house and were too hungry to think of what to make out of what we had. I have no idea how many calories were in my dish. It is a local place that does not publish nutrition info. I tracked it as Chili's cajun pasta -- just so I would have some sort of comparison. BTW, the dish at Chili's is 1500 calories if you eat the entire plate!!!! Yowza! Good news is I only ate about a quarter of my meal. Still, I definitely didn't make the best choices.
Oh well, what's done is done. I've blogged about it, I got it off my chest, and I am now ready to move on and make it a healthy week!
Monday, December 03, 2007
I went shopping yesterday for a dress to wear to an upcoming holiday party. I fit into a few that were size 6! Woo hoo! One even seemed too BIG, but I think that's because of the style of the dress. (What is with those dresses that are "in" right now, the ones that make us all look like we're pregnant? No curves at all -- they just hang straight down and look like the person is wearing a potato sack. It's a cute potato sack, but still ....) Anyway, I tried on a few different styles and most of the 6's fit. If not, then the 8's definitely fit. But then in pants, I am still a size 10. %#*&^%!!!
I honestly don't know what my true size is at the moment. But hey, I am fitting into some size 6 clothes again. I'll take it!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Well, I think I am going through yet another plateau. It's been pretty much the story since September, it seems. I think I know what my problem is: I am eating at the top end of my calorie budget most days. I am just finding that it's very difficult to eat on the low end b/c the calories just add up so fast, even if you are trying to eat 3 smallish meals and a couple of snacks, as recommended. I also see that I am not getting in too many servings of fruit but when I eat fruit, it tips my calories over budget. What do I do? Just eat nothing but fruit? I have so much fruit in my fridge that I want to eat!!!
Also, when I weigh in, it says "Your calorie needs will decrease as you lose weight" but SP doesn't automatically adjust it. I am not sure how to adjust the number to where it should be. I wonder if that is also why I am stuck in plateau mode. Hmmmm....
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