Saturday, July 21, 2012
Today there are officially twenty days left until my trip. That is just shy of 3 weeks. I can expect to be down to 140ish by then, I hope. I am starting my clock over for these last 20 days. I want to blog every day for the rest of the challenge.
I WILL fit into that dress, and if I don't, I will look great in a different one!
Friday, July 20, 2012
As some of you know, I have been struggling. To the point I gained 5 lb. BUT! I am down to 146.0 today which is 1 lb. away from my low weight from this challenge. Yesterday went really well.
ViSalus shake with 1 c strawberries
Banana Energy Charge health mix-in
1 cup skim milk
1 oz almonds
Quaker Weight Control oatmeal, banana bread flavor
.75 c fat free cottage cheese
Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla bar
Fiber 1 50 calorie yogurt
1 slice healthy meatloaf (233 calories).66 c Steamfresh Sweet Corn
Calories - 1,233
Fat - 35 g
Carbohydrates - 150 g
Protein - 90 g
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Well, I weighed in today at 148.0 lb. I am up 3 lb. from my low weight since starting this challenge, at 145.0.
I read a good book last night that really put things into perspective. I am not going to let this get me down! I fell, but I AM getting back up today. Dusting myself off, and starting over.
I wanted to tell on myself for accountability's sake. So, now you know. This is the last time I will go that far up in the wrong direction! I will be back at 145 in no time.
Monday, July 16, 2012
I am not going to get into why this weekend wasn't great, but it had much to do with yesterday and the most-of-a-large-pizza-eating contest that I threw for myself. I never eat this much pizza. I was sick from it. I wanted to throw it up, sick.
In other news, I am now over HALFWAY toward the trip in August. I have a mere 25 days, including today, to fit into the infamous dress. I haven't tried it on since I have lost the 8-9 lb. yet, but I know it doesn't fit. Especially since I am now back up to 137.5 from last night's pizza fiasco.
Saturday we went out to eat and I ordered a salad, thinking I was being good. What came to the table? A monster salad with half a pound of chicken and at least 1 cup of shredded cheese, if not more. I ate half. Used some regular ranch, but not much. The good part? I tracked it all to the best of my ability and was at 1, 445 calories for the day. Not too bad. I was maintaining at 145-ish and now I have blown it.
What does this mean? I am going to revisit my goals to remind me of why I need to rededicate myself toward this challenge. I am halfway done and I am not where I want or need to be.
July Goals for Days 27-51:
- Keep drinking 2 ViSalus shakes per day, and eat one SENSIBLE meal for dinner
- Stick to my calorie ranges rigorously
- Drink plenty of
- Weigh myself daily to make sure I am staying on track
- Try on the dress again on day 50 and see if I can even wear it
- NO ALCOHOL UNTIL THE WEDDING
- Exercise daily, even if it's only for 20 minutes, it's better than nothing!
- Get to my goal weight for the wedding.
So, what is my goal weight now? I know I will be back to 145 from the weekend pizza-binge soon, like, within 3 days at least if not less than that. I didn't really eat 10,000 calories to gain a literal 2.5 lb. So say I am at 145 by day 28, I still have 23 days to stick to my diet rigorously. That's a bit over 3 weeks. At 2-3 lb. per week, I can reach 138 lb.! I am pretty sure I fit into that dress at that weight or a few lb. less than that. I do hope I can squeeze into it!
On that note, I am going to take a nice walk to get some exercise in. Today is a new day! The weekend is over, and it's back to work I go.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I did OK with food yesterday, but for dinner, I ate a Big Mac. Now, I thought it was the healthier of the sandwiches, but oh no! I was wrong, big time. It is one of the worst. I would have been better off ordering the quarter pounder with cheese. I let myself get too hungry at work and therefore, I spontaneously ordered it. I have never had one before, and it tasted SO GOOD. It seemed worth it at the time. It did, however, put me over my sodium for the day (my goal is to be under 1, 500 mg) slightly, and on the upper end of my calorie range. To top it off, I went over to my mom's and she handed me a Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade, which is 220 calories! If not for that, I'd have said it was a good day. I drank it, but I didn't even want it. I am over alcohol. It isn't worth it, really. I may take a cue from HELLO118 and start drinking Bud 55 calorie or some other light beer ON OCCASION.
ViSalus shake with 1 c. strawberries
1 cup milk, skim
Banana Energy Charge health mix-in
ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries
1 cup skim milk
Orange Everyday Defense health mix-in
.5 oz muenster cheese
1 sargento light string cheese
.33 oz. walnut halves
1 cup strawberries, sliced
Total Calories - 1, 448
Carbohydrates - 164 g
Fat - 48 g
Protein - 79 g
Exercise: I got up last night around 8:40 PM and decided I needed to break my no-exercise streak. I walked 40 minutes, 2.15 miles at 3.2 mph. I pushed myself to go farther than I normally do outside, since it was cool for once.
All in all, not too bad. I woke up hungry and slept terribly. To my credit, I didn't eat the top bun of the 3 pieces of bread of the Big Mac. My mood today is tired, but hopeful...I know I will be OK as long as I *just keep trying.*
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