Friday, June 22, 2012
I was down to 152.0 this morning! Yay! Haven't seen this number in a couple of weeks or more.
Breakfast: ViSalus shake with strawberries and Banana Energy mix-in
Snack: 1 slice Pepperidge Farm whole wheat bread with 2 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch: 1 ViSalus shake with strawberries and Strawberry Phyto mix-in
Snack: 12 almonds; 1.5 hardboiled "deviled" eggs
Dinner: 9 oz. chicken with 4 tbsp. Kraft honey BBQ sauce
My calories were kinda high, a bit over my 1550 limit. I am OK with that, because they were only 1100 the day before. I don't wanna go into "starvation mode." Plus, I am still down a pound!
Exercise: Walked a bit over a mile outside, and did an interval training walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes; 40 minutes total.
I watched a documentary called "The Weight of the Nation," which talked about obesity and being overweight and how those who have lost weight have kept it off, and I found my problem. In the documentary, the doctors studied metabolism and everything involving weight loss. They monitored the people at the beginning, when they were overweight, and as they lost weight, and as they reached a goal weight. Their metabolism became less efficient as they became smaller, so it was slowed down. This means that the calories they can consume will always be less than that of someone who has always been thin, even though they are at the same weight. Interesting. I always eventually allowed my eating to creep back up on me, and therefore, I regained all the lost weight over the years.
Over the years, I have also "dieted" myself up to my highest weight ever. So I feel like this time is going to be different! I am armed with the knowledge that my body is working against me, and so is my medication. I can subvert that by being extra diligent about my calorie intake, and keep on Sparkin'!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I did pretty well for my first day.
Breakfast: Special K Protein Plus, 1 cup; .5 cup 1% milk
Lunch: ViSalus Shake with 9 strawberries
1 packet Banana Energy mix-in
1 slice 100% whole wheat Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 tbsp. peanut butter
Snack: 1 Babybel light
Dinner: McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken, no dressing
1 Fruit N' Yogurt parfait
Snack: 1 5-oz glass of Sangria
Calories: 1,147 Carbohydrates: 138 g Fat: 44 g Protein: 79 g
As you can see, I did have a glass of wine, but I had half a bottle left from earlier in the week. I was low on my calories for the day, so I splurged. I stayed within my ranges for everything. My sodium intake was around 1,200 mg. Overall, pretty good!
Exercise: 15 minute walk, .76 miles. I know, not much, but the heat was too much to bear.
Today, so far, I walked a bit over a mile. I plan on walking more later today and working in some strength training. I am going strong!
Also, because I was so excited, I did weight myself: 153.0 down 1.5 lb. from yesterday. It is from all the sodium, I think, because I haven't been eating right until yesterday! But I will take it!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I just wrote a long blog and inadvertently deleted it. So, to recap:
Today marks 51 days until the big wedding. My husband and I are going out to Iowa for his brother's wedding. I have a dress to squeeze into, which only zips halfway up as of right now. Hopefully, I can spend the next 51 days sticking to my diet and losing some of this weight I have put on. At this point, I'd be happy to be at 140 lb. I am 14.5 lb away from that goal. So, for the next 51 days, I am incorporating ViSalus drink mix into my diet and sticking to my ranges.
I just read a great blog by JENSFITJOURNEY, and it has motivated me to do a daily blog on my day, including diet and exercise. I start tomorrow morning, blogging about what I did today. I am not going to blog on the same day anymore, because knowing myself, anything could happen between now and midnight.
I am currently a size 8/10 with the 8 being really damn tight, so probably just say a size 10 dress. I was like 136 or so when I fit into the size 6 dress that I need to wear. I know 2 dress sizes in 51 days is a lot, but I am striving for it with all my might!
GOAL 1: Walk every day, even if it is just for 10 minutes. I plan of getting up earlier than I did today, and exercising before it gets too hot. I only did 15 minutes today, or 3/4 mile. Every step counts! Plus, I am on my feet for my work.
GOAL 2: Drink lots of water!
GOAL 3: Weigh in only 1x per week, on Wednesday. Post weight in here.
GOAL 4: NO drinking, period. It isn't worth it! It is half the reason I am where I am at.
GOAL 5: Drink at least 1 ViSalus shake daily, as one of my meals. I like it for breakfast, preferably. I want to up that to two shakes per day and 1 reasonable meal, but I am flexible here due to previous issues with consistency.
My current weight: 154.5 lb. as of this morning.
My goal weight: 125 lb.
Pounds to lose: 29.5 lb.
For the next 51 days:
Goal weight loss: 15-20 lb.
Wish me luck. I will check in tomorrow with the results of
Monday, June 18, 2012
Another week has elapsed, and that means I am another week closer to the big wedding day. I am the same weight as I was last week, which I guess could be worse. I know now that it can always be worse.
I am on track today with my food so far. I went for a short walk, but had to turn around because I couldn't take the heat! I am feeling motivated, so hopefully I CAN stick to it.
I feel like today could be a new beginning. I like this feeling. I know that slip ups happen. I can keep bouncing back. I am bouncing back.
I feel like I can totally meet my goal of losing 15-20 lb. in the next two months. I WILL fit into that damn dress!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I have had a major motivation problem lately. A week ago, I tried on the dress I was supposed to wear to a wedding in August and it only zips halfway up! I have exactly two months until this wedding, so today I went for a walk and ate an Atkins Advantage bar for breakfast. I am going to eat a healthy lunch of salad with pork chops and a light dinner at work. I am going to go back to a semi-Atkins state of watching my carbs, but not dieting per se.
I am making a lifestyle change. Saying NO to alcohol on the weekends, NO to mindless eating, and NO to the endless excuses.
Today I weighed in at 153.5 lb. The most I have ever weighed in my life, again! I am maxing out on my weight. I am short, so the 15 pounds I gained this past month or so have really made a bad look for me. It is all fat, and my clothes don't fit. Like, none of them fit, even the bigger ones I'd previously gotten. I am so ready for change, it is not even funny.
So wish me luck! I am going to eat only when I am hungry, exercise, and I hope to fit into that dress by August.
Starting weight: 153.5
Goal weight for August 5th: 138.5
I think 15 pounds is a reasonable amount to aim for in two months.
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