Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yesterday would have been a great day, had it not been for my old friend and now, my enemy: wine. I drank about a bottle of the stuff, which I don't usually do (I usually have 1 - 2 glasses a couple times per week). My food calories? Around 900-some. My WINE calories? Over 1,000!
I weighed in at 146 today, which is a pound less than yesterday. I am imagining it is from being dehydrated, but hoping I weigh the same tomorrow after today's hydration.
Today is a new day. I am publicly renouncing alcohol in favor of weigh loss. I am only sabotaging myself by drinking anyway, which is probably what I was doing last night. Every time I lose some weight, I do something that completely derails my progress! I was just getting the eating down. I am glad that I didn't go hog wild and eat a bunch of junk food, though. That's progress, right?
EDIT: I am thinking about only weighing myself once per week. It is too tempting to weigh myself daily, and I think it throws me off kilter when something unexpected happens. I self-sabotage if I am up OR down on the scale. As long as the general trend is downward, I will be happy. *It's not about the number on the scale.*
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Yesterday went really well. I did really well with my eating and water intake. Sodium was at a reasonably low level, which I try to do. I made good choices, and... it payed off. I weighed in this morning at 147 lb. which is 7 lb. down from my starting weight. It's been about 3 weeks, so I guess that 2-point-something pounds lost per week, on average.
ViSalus shake with 1 c frozen strawberries, 1 c fat-free milk, and 2 scoops of ViSalus
Garlic potatoes (my husband made these; they were really delectable and not-so-healthy for me, but I splurged because I stayed within my calorie range), 1 serving (! it is a big deal for me to only have 1 serving of potatoes at any given time, the pure carby-ness is too irresistible for me and usually a binge ensues after I start eating them, but not this day!)
1 Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla baked fruit bar
1 sargento light string cheese stick
5 oz. Omaha Steaks top sirloin steak
1/2 cup cooked broccoli
1 cup milk, 1 cup Special K Protein Plus
Total Calories - 1, 188
Fat - 44 g
Carbohydrates - 126 g
Protein - 83 g
Exercise: None; it was yet another day at work after the notorious 12-hour shift weekend. I did, however, walk 15,900-some steps though! That breaks down to almost 8 miles. I walk a lot at work.
I feel really positive about my weight loss, and for once, I am hopeful that I can actually lose this weight! I haven't had results from any restricting because I wasn't consistent with it. This is the most consistent I have been, particularly this week. I am getting better at not munching randomly on hundreds of calories worth of junk food, watching my portion sizes of non-meat things, making healthier choices. I am finally applying the knowledge I have accumulated over the years! It feels good. I hope you all are having a great week! I am having a wonderful day off today!
Monday, July 09, 2012
I haven't been blogging because I have been working 12 hour shifts back to back, and have been too tired and ran out of time to get on here. I tracked all my food, though, and stayed well within my ranges each day.
I am still holding at 148.5 for the past few days. Not much else to report. I need some sleep... just got home from 13 hour day at work!
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I had another good day of food, and even got to drink a small glass of chardonnay! I needed it after the night I had at work.
I am going to try and start doing the 30 Day Shred again, as I used to be able to do Level 1 really well, I can barely get through it now! I am going to try and actually finish it so I can say I did it, and that I actually used the exercise video I purchased.
Calories: 1,348 Carbohydrates: 165 Fat: 37 Protein: 82
Not too shabby! This is going to be a quick one, I am not recounting all the foods I ate because I am simply too tired. I am going to try and work out, but we'll see. Also...
I am down to 149 lb. today! I have finally gotten out of the 150's! YAY! This is also Day 4 of sticking to my plan, so yay, me!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! Happy birthday, America!
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