Sunday, January 15, 2012
So before Thanksgiving/start of binge marathon, I got down to 221.8 lbs. Because that one holiday triggered my binge eating disorder, I continued gaining for a little more than a month. I gained about 13 lbs. On New Years day I felt disgusted but because it was a brand new year I decided even if I dont make my target goal weight by graduation in May that I still have to try my hardest to lose as much weight I could. Well a couple days later I got a serious stomach virus that really screwed up my digestive system. For days all I ate was jello, ritz crackers, and gatorade. Even when I started to feel hungry for real food I still didnt feel like eating a lot. Well... all that led me to lose 7lbs by the end of it all! I was like okay maybe getting sick has a positive. But then, I still had about 6 lbs till I was back to my starting weight before Thanksgiving hit. That was the week before last.
At the start of this week I weighed 228.6lbs. My goal weight by the end of this week(today) was 225.8lbs. My number 1 priority was getting through the week without binging. If I could do that I knew I was bound to lose some weight. Next, I had to get back into the gym routine. I hadnt been to the gym in weeks and school just started up again so I had to make it a point to at least make it to the gym 3 days out of the week(which I did). Doing all that plus calorie cycling (eating more cals on days I exercise and less on days I dont), I managed to lose 6.4lbs putting me at 221.6 lbs!
Something else I wanted to mention is, I replaced coffee(makes me sick/not sleep welll at night) and started drinking Yerbamate tea which I heard has a lot of health benefits and has less than half the amount of caffeiene. Man does this stuff really work. It makes me so clear headed and alert the whole day and I dont crash by the afternoon. Also, I am able to get to sleep earlier. Ive also read that this tea helps aid in weightloss but I wasnt so sure. Well now I think this could have been a factor in me losing so much weight in one week in conjuction with my eating right and exercising. So I'm sticking with my "magic" tea and continuing with my diet & exercising regimen. Hopefully I'll continue to consistently lose weight=D