Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The gum delay worked again. Vanilla and blueberry seltzers are delicious, but only gum really seems to get me to stop thinking about eating. I guess my mouth just feels lonely when it's not constantly chewing on something! It doesn't have to be something I eventually swallow!
I'm also eating even more fruits & veggies today. The more f&v you eat, the MORE you can eat. Also, I'm using lots of spices (but not salt).
My heart rate monitor did work at the gym, thank goodness. I guess it works better when you're exercising than when you're sitting around. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to hold down the heart rate button while you're running full-force. But I am very glad to be learning more about my heart rate. Last night I learned that it only occasionally goes up during strength training, when I'm doing things like lunges. Other times it's in the 60s! I was thinking about changing my personal policy of counting strength training from moderate activity to low (in terms of calculating activity points), but then I decided not to, because I don't need excuses for skipping my strength training! Besides, what I'm doing is working, so why change it.
My two scales tell me very different things. Yesterday afternoon my old scale said 138.0, new scale 137.2. Last night my old scale still said 138.0 but my new scale said something like 138.5! This morning my old scale said 136.8 and my new scale said 135.5. Huh?? Either way it was a gain, but it just goes to show how it's really best to compare your weight on the same scale. I think I'll keep my old one at home and leave the new one at Jess's - for now anyway. The new one does body fat percentage, but I don't need to do that very often.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The good news is that I haven't been hungry today! I seriously feel like I am stuffing myself silly just to reach 1,223 calories! My energy has been high and I've been feeling fantastic!
Why haven't I been hungry? I got probably about 7.5 hours of sleep - not enough, but actually not THAT bad I guess. Usually being tired makes me think I'm hungry.
Next, I had a large hot coffee with skim milk and splenda from DD. By the time I was done I was feeling SOO good and not in the least bit hungry.
I decided to try, for the first time, to wait and eat breakfast at snacktime (10:30) instead of before first period like usual (7:45-8:30). I did have a 10 calorie diet Snapple iced tea to tide me over.
Breakfast was WW puffed wheat - 1 point for a whole cup! And yogurt. After that I started depending heavily on my crutches - vanilla seltzer (YUM) and sugar-free tropical gum (YUM). No hunger.
Well, just thinking about food made me start to think about lunch, but I decided to wait until about 11:30 to eat it. I just had a crockpot meal then was back to gum and seltzer.
In the early afternoon I was chewing gum the way a chainsmoker smokes, but I wasn't hungry at all. Around 2:00 I decided I'd better eat something just to prevent major hunger. I had my 2oz. mixed nuts and my bag of strawberries (about 5 huge ones).
Then I was back to gum and seltzer (just 1 liter bottle all day so far). I wasn't hungry until...well, I really WASN'T that hungry, but at about 7:00 I started my dinner. I had/have so much to eat that it's taking me a while.
JUST to reach 1,223 calories (I cut out extras that would have put me in the high 1300s) I had/have to eat 2 small cups of yogurt, a serving of cereal, a package of spinach with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a tomato!!! This is unusual - often I have eaten 1,200 calories before noon!
I still have 1 yogurt to go, then I gotta get to the gym.
Oh yeah - the bad news - my BRAND NEW pedometer broke (a plastic piece - the clip fell off) and my heart rate monitor isn't monitoring my heart. :(
PS - My brother just emailed me and said I inspired him and he wanted to know what website I've been using!!! Bix, if you're reading this, welcome to the best website ever!!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Last night I spent over $200 at Target. I got:
*Lots of sugar free gum
*A variety pack of Diet Snapple Iced Teas
*A heart rate monitor watch!
*A Weight Watchers scale that measures weight, change from last/first weigh-in, left to goal (goal is automatically set to 10% which for me just happens to be 124 pounds - my goal anyway!), body fat weight and percentage, water weight, bone mass
*A food scale that measures in ounces and grams
*A soap dispenser and trash can for Jess's bathroom that matches it perfectly in chrome and black
*Other assorted toiletries, mostly so that I can stay over at Jess's and not have to bring anything
My heart rate monitor isn't doing my heart rate correctly right now. :( It was working fine earlier this morning. Other than that, I am thrilled with all my new weight loss toys and hope they'll make my journey a little more fun.
The WW scale said I weigh 135.0 this morning. I'm very curious whether I really did lose 1.2 lb since yesterday, or if it was just a scale difference. I'll have both scales at home tonight to compare.
The WW scale also said my body fat percentage is 25.3% and all my other measures are within the normal range. :)
Monday, April 23, 2007
I really have started thinking about "The New Me" and "The Old Me." My mom was looking at a menu and said, "oooh, you'd love this." I had to ask whether The New Me or The Old Me would love it. The Old Me would love it if it had lots of melted cheese. The New Me would love it if it had lots of crisp fresh veggies!
So the weather has been FANTASTIC since Friday and boy have I taken advantage. Yesterday I went for a jog/walk around Jamaica Pond, a bike ride around my neighborhood by myself, another bike ride with Jess, and then I did strength training at the gym. Today I biked to work!!! It took me 55 minutes. I won't even "have" to go to the gym after all this biking, but I might anyway, I dunno.
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