Friday, January 11, 2008
Today was the first day I didn't take the pill in several years. (7 or 8, I think!) I just did some reading on the web about side effects of going off the pill and wasn't happy with what I read - cramps, bloating, dizziness, panic attacks, and depression. But then again, a few people said that their issues got BETTER going off the pill, and I would imagine that most people who were happy or feeling neutral about it wouldn't bother to go find a website to post their experiences on. So I'm not going to worry too much.
Today I weighed 151.8 which is higher than yesterday by 0.2 but it was on my own scale, which always gives a higher weight than the scale at Jess'. I like to weigh in on the weekends because I weigh less when I sleep in and don't get on the scale til 10 or 11. I really wish this weight were coming off faster, but I know that I am eating a good amount these days (generally just over 1,600 calories per day). I could lose faster eating less, but I'd feel a lot more uncomfortable.
Today I didn't feel as good at the gym as I did yesterday, and I quit about halfway into my strength training (15 minutes instead of 30) after doing my usual 45 minutes of cardio. It was still an hour-long workout though, so that's fine. I think the difference was that I didn't eat enough before my workout today. I did have a 70-calorie yogurt before the gym, but that's not enough for me.
I've been slightly tempted to go off-plan tonight, but I won't. I really want to look good in Jamaica and shouldn't get off track at all for the next 5 weeks, 3 days. This weekend could be a bit of a challenge with me feeling this way, but this is a DECISION I am making - I will exercise my free will and NOT go off-plan! Going to a restaurant is fine, just try to eat about 500 calories there and about 1,100 calories the rest of the day. Choose something healthy, no bread, and no calories in my drinks.
I'll have to decide what my next batch-bake is going to be. I usually do crockpots, but this week had good results with a veggie lasagna that I split into 6 separate containers.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I weigh 151.0 today. I have lost over 7 pounds in three days since getting back on track.
I also haven't been able to manage a single complete workout, which is usually about 75 minutes. Today I made it through my 45 minutes on the elliptical okay, but then did less than 10 minutes of strength training before I had to stop - tired, shaky, hungry, no energy. A typical "workout droop." The plan was to do shoulders, biceps and triceps. I made it through shoulders and started biceps when I decided to quit. I came home and had yogurt, two clementines, a tiny sweet potato, and all of a big bag of mixed oriental vegetables, and am feeling a little bit better, but still kind of shaky. I wish I felt better. Most people say they have so much more energy when they're being healthy.
Friday, January 04, 2008
...and the best body of my life.
Down to 152.6 today and sure to see more losses in the next few days. It is a relief to be officially out of the overweight BMI range once more and will be an even bigger relief to be out of the 150s soon.
I have been doing fine on 1,600 calories per day except that I have been losing steam at the gym a little quicker than usual. Yesterday and the day before I made it through 45 minutes of cardio but had to cut my typically 30 minute strength training short. Today I only did 30 minutes of cardio and then had to quit. I am wondering if this is related to a possible thyroid problem I may have - more tests will be done soon.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
I just updated my page...and now it is in writing: I will weigh 130-135 by February 18, 2008, when I go to Jamaica! I have exactly 6 weeks, 4 days to get there. I weigh 154.4 today and if I were to lose weight steadily I would need to lose between 3 and 4 pounds per week to achieve my goal, which is too much according to the widely held belief that it is not safe to lose more than 2 pounds per week. However, I know that I don't lose weight steadily. I put on over 20 pounds extremely quickly (just over 2 weeks!) and I fully expect that it will come off almost as quickly as it came on. The real impact is going to be once I get beyond that point - when I near the 140 mark, and keep on pushing my body to get better and better. I have a photo on my page of how I looked in a bikini at 135 back on Memorial Day 2007 and I LOVE how I looked then. That was the only time I have ever been thrilled to walk around the beach in nothing but a bikini. It was such a fantastic reward for all the great food and exercise choices I'd been making! I will achieve that again for Jamaica, and even more. I will look my best EVER.
I know exacty what to do. I also know exactly what I absolutely must avoid doing. I ***VOW*** to fully commit and reach my Jamaica goals!
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