Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On my 06.01.2013 weigh-in, I went below 210 (from 212.2 down to 207.4). My weigh-ins are Saturday mornings. I was ready for the scale to read a few ounces below 210, so I was planning on maybe treating myself to a nice lunch and possibly buying a belt or pair of shoes (a typical above-205 type gift).
When the scale said 207.4, I was like "Wow!". And thought, hmmm. Maybe I should try on that pair of 36" jeans and the 80's retro t-shirt that my dad gave me. I've had them hanging up on a door knob for the past 6 months as my motivation.
I thought that they might be tight (not wearable outside the apartment) but ok around the apartment.
I was wrong. They fit perfectly!
At that point, I was like "You know, though I usually like to be a little bit extravagant and buy one slightly more luxurious item of clothing as a gift, there is a style of Old Navy jeans that fit me really well". I've blogged about them in the past.
They have since put out three new washes for that style since I was last near/at 200. So that Saturday, I bought one of each of the new washes (36"). Some are a little snug, but 5-7 pounds from now, they will fit perfectly.
I can't wait.
THE FAT PANTS:
As for the 5 pairs of fat pants I had to start wearing again last year:
*the two pair of 40" ones flat out don't fit (saggy and baggy). They're going back into storage after laundry day.
* The medium wash DKNY pair (38") are sort of wearable but very loose
* The dark blue rock-washed (38") ones probably don't fit either (not going to bother trying. They have really faded, being the most worn pair for the last 6 years.)
* The lighter pair with the flaps on the back pocket fit OK. They are faded, VERY out of date and usually become too loose at about the 200 pound mark.
Where I plan to be in a few weeks, Lord willing.
So that was it. I bought three pairs of really cool jeans. Wore the pair of jeans I've been wanting to wear for awhile and had a great weekend getting out and doing cool stuff.
- TD Out!
Saturday, June 08, 2013
No, Not exactly.
From a weight loss perspective, the good news is I had 5 really healthy days of eating really fresh foods, not eating out much, this week. The bad news is that the two other ones were Wednesday and yesterday. Those two days are the ones where I leave my apartment at 7:30ish in the morning and come back at 8:30 in the evening. It often involves eating out once or twice and relying on convenience store foods (the ones that I don't like anymore).
I expected Wednesday, but Friday kind of came out of nowhere. A pulled pork sandwich, huge portion of fries and a really large piece of very rich chocolate cake for late lunch (*). I figured water retention itself would yield about a 2-3 pound gain (combined with such a massive loss the previous week).
Goal Weight: 195.0 @ 15%
Jan 1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%
2 Wks Ago: 212.2@23%
Last Week: 207.4@24%
This Week: 208.2@23%
* -4.0 pounds since two weeks ago
* +0.8 pounds since last week.
I'll tell ya. With my chocolate intake this under control and a measly 0.8 pound gain after a full score eat-out meal like the one yesterday, I'm thinking next week has some real potential. I don't think that I'll be below 205, but I kind of said the same thing about 210 for last week(**). So we'll see.
This week, my goal is to put together a few TIFA (***) stashes. These will be small Tupperware containers of non-perishable snacks that will keep me from needing convenience store/rest stop foods when I'm out. They will be mostly nuts and slow-to-rot or dehydrated fruits.
Recommendations are definitely appreciated.
So let's see about next week.
- TD out!
(*) OMG they were SOOOO good!
(**) And was wrong by about a third of a stone (See last week number above).
(***) TIFA stands for "Trent Is Fr**kin' Awesome" :)
Monday, June 03, 2013
OK, so when I'm faced with a really alarming piece of news that I don't really know how to process, I basically deflect or change the subject until I can figure out exactly what the heck happened.
Case in point, Saturday's weigh-in. My midweek had pointed toward a razor close weigh-in around 210 (a 2.2 pound loss).
Whether above or below, it was going to be within ounces of 210. My actual weigh-ins are precise (same time in the morning, before breakfast, etc.). The midweeks I'm a little lackadaisical, but can kind of guess what my weight would be given variances (this is why I rarely post a midweek weight).
So as I stepped on the scale I expected a loss of 1.6-2.2 pounds, yielding 209.6-210.0.
What I got was a 4.8 pound loss to 207.4. I was absolutely shocked!
As one of my dear SparkFriends, all of whom I love very much, put it (and I quote):
**"Holy Mother of Pearl Trent!! Didja hack an arm off???????? "**
The only thing that I knew of that could cause such a disproportionately huge number was water retention the previous week. But I hadn't eaten out two days before either weigh-in! It was consistent.
As a result, in my blog I focused on what I did that week and all but ignored what was by far my biggest weight loss ever.
I've been researching possible causes of sugar addiction and eating foods that combat one possible cause of it. Apparently a symptom of said cause that I've been addressing is ...wait for it... Water Retention!!! I read this Saturday evening after the weigh-in.
The midweek was taken 1 day after I started changing toward the new foods, so not much of a change was reflected.
So, now I can honestly say.
- I lost about 4.8 pounds last week
- I'm really proud of this
- I celebrated the entire weekend (blog to come later this week or next)
I really appreciate all of your support and friendship since coming back.
- TD Out!
Saturday, June 01, 2013
**Note: I know that I've been whooping it up about going below 210 this week. But I had to write about this**
So this week, I decided to take on my sugar addiction. I found a potential cause of it and looked up possible foods that could fight it. I found a site with a list of 10 direct ones. As I read some of the articles on the site, I also found one or two more that weren't on the list to be potentially effective.
Starting Tuesday, these foods/spices became staples. At least 5 with breakfast and my mid-morning snack. Many more throughout the day. I'm not following the site's program as it seems a bit extreme.
My usual chocolate intake before this week has been roughly 1000-1200 calories a day. Not wanting to go cold turkey, I decided to try to chop 100 calories per day every month (25 per week. Slowly and gradually).
So far though, the foods that I've been eating are making it tougher to actually eat the chocolate.
Tuesday and Wednesday, I was able to eat about 1000 calories
Thursday, I ate about 800, though the last couple hundred were forced.
Friday, I barely managed 600 and the last 150 were brutal.
If this continues to work, I will absolutely blog about the foods and the site. I want to make sure that this will work long term before I raise even my own expectations (let alone my dear SparkFriends' (who I love very much)).
All that said ... As goes my junk food consumption, so always goes my weight. This week was no exception :)
Goal Weight: 195.0 @ 15%
Jan 1 Weight: 217.8 @ 25%
2 Wks Ago: 212.6@23%
Last Week: 212.2@23%
This Week: 207.4@24%
- Down 5.2 pounds since two weeks ago
- Down 4.8 pounds since last week.
- Down over 10 pounds since the beginning of the year
- 12.4 pounds away from my goal weight
Usually, this is where I say that I don't expect to see this every week or that I will probably gain some of it back next week...
Honestly though, I don't know. If sugary foods are soon to be extinct from my diet (and not by will power, just total lack of desire), there really is no telling.
- TD Out!
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