Monday, August 08, 2011
So how do you determine your weight loss? Do I go off my all time high? or a more recent weight that I've been at for awhile?
If I go by my all time high of 276ish (it was probably a little over 280--but at that point scales were the ENEMY) -- and I am now at 226 = 50lbs gone since 2004. This has fluctuated a lot since then. I lost 20, gained 10, lost 30, gained 10, lost 20 -- kept it off for awhile, gained 10 -- and now this new fitness kick started.
I bought a scale when I moved into my new house and started grad school. At that time I was in the mid-260s. According to my scale as of this morning I'm down to 226 = -37lbs. Its still not too shabby -- but I had been around 255 for the last year or so. I had gone down to 230ish my 2nd year of grad school -- and then gained back 25lbs over the next two stressful years. Now I'm starting my 5th year of grad school (GASP!) and its starting to hit me again that I need to get my ass in shape. So do I say my weight loss started from 276 (a total of 50lbs so far? Or the more recent 255 which would be 29 lbs gone so far? Either way its good... the 50 just sounds better, right?
So I just joined SparkPeople.com to try and get a sounding board and track my goals, food, and exercise. Lets hope this helps a bit to keep me motivated.
I just spent another weekend home in St. Louis, so I didn't get in as much activity as I planned on. I tried to balance that by watching what I was eating--which means i had to bring food to my parents house to ensure I didn't waver. And of course my mom goes to the store and buys me velveeta shells and cheese and strawberry ice cream -- did I mention I'm now lactose intolerant and watching my food = thanks MOM! She has gained back a lot of weight she's lost recently, so I don't know if she's purposefully sabotaging me or if she even notices that she's doing it. I didn't eat it -- but she made me take it home with me... ugh.
I did get to go shopping with my friend Krista though. We had a fun time and I managed to snag 4 tops and 6 undies for $75~! I love sales. I also got some new smaller bras at Lane Bryant -- probably the last bras I will buy there -- but I got them for ~$14 with my coupons, and I'm just thankful my boobs haven't shrunk yet (other than band size). So I was on a shopping/retail therapy high.
Saturday I was excited for my friend's 30th b-day surprise party. The surprise was, I had to help his wife clean their entire house after we got him out of it for the day. I was then excited to flirt with a guy who was attending on facebook -- and then who didn't show up. There should be a facebook penalty for people who don't show up. My one friend Jen told me to stop the jr high crap and just ask the guy out. BUT I'm still socially retarted from my years of trying to hide. You really don't feel datable at a size 22, but whatevs. I'm not in St. Louis a lot. I brushed it off and I'm moving on.
I had to spend Sunday listening to my mom bitch about me not cleaning her house. Then her hissy fits... her food cooked with spices I don't eat, which I tried and surprise didn't like... followed by another hissy fit and getting my ass out of that house as quick as possible.
So to make up for that stress weekend, I forced myself to do 30 minutes on the treadmill before work. I'm trying to make that a regular thing to get my cardio in before work and get my metabolism crack-a-lackin' early in the day. So those are my new goals for the next 50! I was hoping to get to the "oneders" (sounds like wonders) before the end of the year, but that might be an ambitious goal. I have just dropped 30 in 18 weeks, so keeping myself at that pace is unrealistic (but wouldn't it be great!?).
My goals for the rest of the day is to go grocery shopping and pick up lots of fruits and veggies and do some crunches--maybe 1000. I'm still not back up to pre-stomach flu workouts, but I'll get there.