Thursday, May 06, 2010
Ooh how the ellusive 180's mocked me, I was hovering within the 190s FOREVER, knowing full well that the magical 186 (100lbs gone) number was sooo close, I could NOT wrap my mind around actually getting there. And when I crossed into the 180s so recently, I was filled with a grain of panic that I would lose my footing and be in the 190's again without ever hitting that number, so I made sure to go to the gym, and I was careful with my food, and lo and behold what the brilliant scale revealed this morning: 184.8.
I still can't seem to let that number really sink in. Thats ME. I am under 186. Just like that. Whoa.
So I have lost 101lbs. I have also met the pre-wedding "realistic" goal I set myself when I started spark; "I want to get down to 150lbs for my wedding, but 186 would be amazing too" and even though the wedding did get pushed from Dec '09 to Dec'10 for financial reasons (stupid weddings being so dang expensive ) I still have made goal Numero Uno, and I have plenty of time to even get down to the supreme goal of 145! Jeepers!
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Ahhh, I am feeling so great right now! I normally have 2hr lunch breaks at work, but since we didn't have a busy morning I took 2.5 and took my time at the gym getting in a full upper body workout and 45 min on the elliptical and still had time for a leisurely shower...It Was Awesome! I felt sor refreshed and relaxed when I went back to work it was great :-) And I walked after work (~1mi) to boot! I busted out just over 1000 cals today I am just feeling so great! I'm getting into the weight training groove again; sore ~32hrs after workout which is much better then the 12 when I started (I have a tendancy to push too hard :-/, for those who don't know the ideal time before Delayed-Onset-Muscle-Soreness is 48hrs) so I'm finally getting into the correct exertion zone. Today I also beat every one of my Personal Best's in every exercise! I can really see the difference in my arms in the mirror from even 2 weeks ago, its awesome!!
And when I got home I got a lil creative with dinner (I marinated tofu in Taco sauce, Miso salad dressing, and soy sauce, then coated in chopped green onion and cornstarch, and threw the only veggies I had -green beans- in the pan. Was sooo tasty!!!!), and by the time I'd eaten it I was so worried that with all the ingredients I'd gone over cals (that, and I stole the nummy cheese off DH's refried beans, he he ) but when I logged it I was so pleasantly surprised! I was stuffed, and I'd only had 380 cals!! I did splurge a lil on 24oz diet coke, and I've been allowing myself one most evenings now when I'm cooking, I just don't wanna make soda drinking too much of a habit :/.
Friday, April 30, 2010
OMG OMG! Woot!! I'm in the 180's at laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast! Yay yay hooray!!! The weight has been coming off so easily now that I'm going to the gym and weight training regularly (finally). I'm so friggin excited I can't contain myself! BEST. DAY. EVER.
(Now only 8.9lbs till 170's ville,....whoa, I can't imagine seeing those numbers......)
Monday, October 19, 2009
I went Halloween costume shopping, and was delighted to try on the XL costume to find it BAGGY. Lol, like I keep expecting to *really* be still a 16, and I really REALLY am not anymore! WOOT!! I'm also really torn; should I be a pirate (CUTE and flattering costume, and an excuse to buy boots!) or a lioness since my fiance is going as a zookeeper and my dog a lion, however the lioness costume is SUPER short, like t-shirt short, meaning leggings are a MUST (I would wear some with the pirate one anyway though) and I'm a little worried my figure is not yet worthy such a revealing ensemble, but the group costume thing would be kinda cute... hmmm....
I haven't been weighing myself daily, which has ALWAYS been my on-the-wagon custom, but I think I've built up the magical 180s so much in my head that it will be good to just not weigh myself much and then just "discover" I'm there instead of my customary "Maybe this morning I'll be there!" "Tonight is bound to be my last night in the 190s!" etc, and enormous disappointment if (God forbid) I get down to 189.9 then bounce back into 190s for a few days. But I gotta admit, its not quite as motivating not seeing the numbers every morning, and as a looming threat if I'm tempted. I dunno, maybe that's good training though right? Cause I'm really getting down there, and I will eventually hit my goal and will need to do the right things to maintain and I won't be seeing the drops and such as a motivational meter. I guess I'll just wait and see how it pans out...
In other news.... so last week was a bit all over the place, we didn't really follow the meal plan that well since like everything required prep and we weren't on top of it enough to keep up, especially with lunches (which meant that shopping this week was super easy since we didn't need to get that much more stuff lol). So tonight I'm hoping to batch-cook all the lunches, and some dinners, for the whole week and see how that goes. Having tasty lunches makes such a HUGE difference in my food-satisfaction level and makes me less likely to splurge later; PB&J for lunch everyday does NOT do that. Also, I'm going to start bringing the SP Mealplan suggested snacks with me to work so that I can eat them when I get off, since ~300cal breakfast at 7am, ~300cal lunch at 12, then EIGHT HOURS TILL DINNER SUX!! Uncool. So hopefully my new plan will work... I'm having great success boosting my protein without using up cals, mainly with nonfat cottage cheese, however I realized today that pretty much everything that I'm substituting Scott isn't. He is not very into dairy, and can't stand cottage cheese, but he's also so lazy that he isn't doing anything else instead. I wonder how low protein is too low (like on a long term basis) cause I bet he's only getting like 40g a day. So far he isn't doing any exercise at all either, and he has lost like 3lbs in the last 2.5 weeks, though he hasn't noticed any differences in appearance/clothing fit.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This is really frigging cool! I've been so busy, that not really planning my meals I think was my biggest problem. So when the fridge and panty were EMPTY (we kept procrastinating shopping, which meant once every morsel was gone we were just eating out ::smacks head::) so I decided that since I was not up to figuring it all I out I'd just let SP do the work for me. I just clicked on meal plans (which I haven't done since I joined in '07 since the plans were awful back then for vegetarians) and had it make me a grocery list for 2. V'oila! The meal plans are soooo much better for us Veggies then they were before, although they are still too low protein (like 40g a day!). So I just picked up some extra nonfat yogurt and cottage cheese (14g protein in 80 little cals), Morningstar gillers, and tofurkey sausages to substitute for some carb servings to bring up my protein intake. So easy! And my meals make sense, and are really filling too! Its soooooooooooo much easier to stick to 1200-1300 cals/day! Especially now that Scott is participating, its really easy to just serve him a little more as he's eating what I am for once.
I'm feeling great, I'm 2 days into week 2 of the SP meal plans and I'm feeling really great! This is feeling really SUSTAINABLE, which is huge. Now I just need to get my rear exercising....
My problem is that I'm only home for about 1.5hrs non-sleep time, and half that is used up preparing and eating dinner! I think I need to face the fact that I have 2 options: wake up super early (which will mean going to sleep immediately after dinner when I get home) or workout at work. The reason I'm gone so much is that I have a long commute, and Scott works just down the road as well so we carpool; the problem is that our schedules don't match, so I have to wait 1.5-2hrs after work everyday to get picked up. Now this would be prime exercise time. Why don't I? Cause I feel weird changing into workout clothes to go run, then returning all sweaty to pick up my stuff, go to the restroom 1 building over to change back, then continue to wait (w/o shower!) for like another hour!! ::sigh:: I think there might not be a way around it though..... I'm just going to have to suck it up, take the mild embarassement (on top of the embarassment of giggling all over jogging my butt around Palo Alto ofcourse) and just focus on the fact that this will get me healthy and looking fab! Ugh, for a person with social anxiety problems this is a real toughy....
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