Wednesday, April 01, 2009
OK, whining and moaning is over. My weight was back down 1 pound today, so I think I can fairly claim to have lost 3 pounds last month. Still not great, as it's a pace of less than 1 pound a week, but April will be better! I am doing SO well at keeping my intake below 1600 calories that I'm really pleased with myself for that. I so want to go and see my family at Easter and have them be impressed, and if I can get to or under 172 I'll be really happy, as that's the next BMI level down, so I'll be at a BMI of 26.something. Of course, we're talking less than 2 weeks so we'll have to see, but I am staying strong!
I am hoping that this one pound loss back to where I was last week (174) is a sign of good things to come. I cooked my lunch and dinner this morning, and I have them ready to go, so my food is planned out, with room for snacks too. It's going to be a GOOD day - I insist on it!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I had a fantastic day yesterday - SO many compliments on my outfit, and I was stellar with the food intake AND the exercise. And then today? UP a pound. Grrrrrr. And then I got tired exercising, so I quit after 20 minutes. AND I feel bloated. Just not feeling so motivated today.
I still put on my Spark Page that I lost 3 pounds in March, as I refuse to accept that this is a real weight, and let's face it, it's pretty embarrassing to have to say I lost only 2 pounds in an entire month. I think it's hormone related, and probably my lack of motivation and weight gain is all tied in. So hopefully it will be over soon and I can get back to losing. But in the meantime, I WILL stay under 1600 calories today, dagnabbit.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Today I am in a size 12 top, and a size 12 skirt. First time in a LONG time to be wearing all that size. And actually, it's the first time I ever wore this skirt, because I bought it as motivation last time I was on Spark but never quite made it down to a weight that I could wear it. I have a long way to go still, but I've been getting quite a few compliments on my outfit today, so that made me feel good. And I realized that I really have to buy some new jogging bras, as the L's just aren't cutting it any more.
So that's all good. This is going to work this time, all the way to goal. Slowly but surely.
I didn't do so well on the food yesterday, but I had 6 solid days under 1600, and 1 day under 1800, so I call that a "win" for the week. I'm going to try to do the same this week - I've decided I really want to be under 172 for Easter, and then under 170 for the beginning of May. I can do this! I can stay strong!
Friday, March 27, 2009
OK, another day, another challenge to myself. I WILL stay under 1600 calories today. I will, I will, I will.
My weight went back down to 174.0, which is excellent. Now I'm aiming for 172 by Easter. I can do it! Then I might go back up to 1800 calories for a bit to give myself a breather. Or not.
I didn't do any exercise this morning, which is bad. But I had terrible insomnia last night - I don't know what was up with me. Anyway, it meant that I really needed some extra snoozing time this morning. I think it's OK, as I still think I'll meet my Spark exercise target calorie burn for the week. Although maybe I can go out for a walk tonight or something.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I got bored of calling this a diet! It's not really. It's the same as I was doing before, just more so. I've noticed some things though:
I was in the habit of having an English muffin and nut butter for breakfast. It was yummy but a lot more calories than oatmeal - oatmeal helps me keep the calorie intake for the day down.
I was having dinner after school in the evening, which meant that I had to have two snacks in the afternoon to make it through. Now I'm taking a frozen meal, and having that right before class. I still need a snack when I get home, but I can manage the day on just one snack this way (or one and a half snacks if I have a small nibble of something at work), which again keeps the overall calorie intake for the day down.
I was drinking quite a few calories with cappuccinos, chai lattes and hot chocolates from the machine at work. I'm trying to choose more vegan foods anyway, so those needed to go!
Anyway, that's three little tips to myself to help keep the intake in check.
Today is the 5th day that I WILL stay under 1600 calories. My weight went back up 0.5 lbs today - which I completely expected. It usually bounces back a bit after a huge drop. I hope that this time I won't use the inevitable pause in weight loss that will happen as an excuse to slack off on monitoring my calorie intake. I want to go to Easter and impress my skinny relatives at how much weight I've lost!
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