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1,500 Feels Good

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

140.0 today. I knew it was going to be a good weigh-in just by looking at my tummy this morning. :)

At 1,500 calories per day, I don't really get hungry, except sometimes right before bed when it's been a few hours since dinner - and when that happens, I just gladly accept the hunger as proof that I'm not eating TOO much and will still lose weight. And besides, I never get crazy, uncomfortably, grouchy hungry at 1,500. At 1,500, I almost always have enough energy to do things, so I don't have to plan my workouts or my social outings to be near meals. I don't worry that I'm running out of food before the day is over.

At 1,200-1,300 calories per day, I could sometimes manage, sometimes not. Sometimes EVERYTHING revolved around food. I would get this panic feeling if I was close to the end of my food for the day but it was still the middle of the day. I had to plan activities around food, because exercise and simply even hanging out with people was too difficult if I was too hungry. Hunger was a daily thing and it was to the point where I'd be grouchy and unproductive.

Big difference!!!

IF I end up determining that I'm not losing at 1,500 (after over a week, I still really don't know! I started at 140.8 and now I'm at 140.0 - too close to tell!) I think I could try 1,400, but I really hope I don't have to dip down below 1,300 ever again. It's not pleasant.

By the way, guess what...today I found out that my blog inspired another SP member so much that she publicly thanked me on her blog. Isn't that cool!?!?

Oh, also my mother told me this morning that I look like I weigh 110 pounds. HA YEAH RIGHT, but her point is that I already look good enough at my current weight, and that I look like I weigh less than 140. Very nice of her to say, but doesn't mean I'm going to stop doing what I'm doing!

  


Wow - Stuffed Today!

Monday, August 13, 2007

It's around 1,500 calories today...same as it's been just over a week now...but for some reason I've been really stuffed today! I started off with a huge healthy smoothie, which actually stuffed me to the point of being uncomfortable. I never really did get hungry again after that, but decided I'd better eat the rest of my food before it got too late (I like to eat and then give my stomach a rest before the gym). So now I'm finishing off my food and starting to feel stuffed again. Huh!

PS - 140.4 today...seems like I might be losing slowly the way I want to be.......!? We'll see what happens to my weight tomorrow after today's "stuffing." :)

  


My NEW Goals

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A little more experienced in the weight management game, a little wiser. I now realize that the ultimate goal really IS the optimum number of calories for feeling good AND controlling weight. Having said that, here are some goals, broken down short- and long-term:

*Continue at around 1,500 calories per day (healthy food and plenty of exercise are a given!) until I can determine whether I'll lose any weight at this amount.
*Adjust calories until I find an amount that lets me SLOWLY and COMFORTABLY drop to 135 pounds.
*At 135 pounds, assess whether to continue to 130.
*Once goal is reached, use similar systematic method to determine the most calories I can eat to maintain weight. (Continued gradual excersise improvement is crucial throughout for burning calories and increasing metabolism!)
*Once maintanence calorie level is found, gradually work toward understanding this calorie level so intimately that I can eventually intuitively choose this amount of food WITHOUT tracking (at least not every day).
*Continue frequent weigh-ins and immediately reduce calories to weightloss levels whenever necessary.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RJK2001 8/13/2007 12:24AM

    I love it... you are doing this so well.... so smart. It is such a healthy way to do weight loss/maintenance, and you should be able to maintain this weight/lifestyle for the rest of your life! And not have to stress about it either!

great job! such an inspiration!

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One Week of 1,500 - Maintained.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Two weighings this morning, one week since I started eating 1,500 calories per day. First was 140.8, second was 141.0. My baseline weight one week ago was 140.6. Miniscule change - basically maintained. I will keep at this level to see what happens with a little more time.

  


This Could be HUGE!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Is it possible?? Can I eat enough to feel good, energetic, not cranky/hungry, and STILL lose weight??? I was actually up to almost 1,600 yesterday due to an unplanned Bacardi and diet Coke (oops :) ) but this morning I weighed 139.8!!!!!! And last night I was feeling so good, I was bopping around with more energy and in better shape than the two 25-year-olds and one 21-year-old I was with - and I'm 29! This is so exciting, but I have to be patient and make sure it's not a fluke. People do tend to suddenly weigh less after a night of drinking (tho I only had one alcoholic beverage - the rest were calorie-free caffeinated drinks!). Anyway, I'm having visions of staying at 1,500 calories per day for the long term and dropping to any weight I want, all while feeling fantastic. I hope I hope I hope!!

Another quick note - just tried the sculpting workout from Turbo Jam. I have now tried most of the workouts in the set. They're good for when I can't get to the gym, like now when I'm at Jess'. But going to the gym gives me a better workout.

  


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