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September Challenge Day 5.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Day 5 did not go well. We went to a cookout and bonfire last night. I ate reasonably, but I went over my calories. I ate more cheesey potatoes when I got home.

Why do I do this? It wasn't a binge, but still. I keep self-sabotaging every damned day and I am tired of it. I felt really motivated yesterday. I know today will be better. I have been on my period for the past five days so I know that has something to do with my weight. I had lost 1.5 lb. and now I am back up a lb. over where I started. I know it is water weight. But still.

I am still really motivated, but I am starting to think I will always be this weight. I just keep trying.

  
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SCOTMAMA 9/9/2012 11:59AM

    Maybe it would be a good idea to skip weighing yourself during your period. And hormonal changes in your body during this time probably accounts for going over on your allotted calories. Not much you can do about it. It will all even out during the other 3 weeks of the month, so it's best to just do what you can and move on.

This week will be better -- just wait and see!

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FITGRL124 9/9/2012 11:02AM

    Just a thought but maybe you should focus on non-scale victories instead of the scale.

I think you should measure yourself or limit the scale to only once a week. Just a thought but maybe you're stressing too much about that scale. When we stress, levels of cortisol increase, causing us to hold onto weight as well and spike our eating. This could be why you're "sabotaging" yourself. I truly believe that bad behavior begets bad behavior (bad has in "unhealthy").

Anyway - just my 2 cents...sorry for the rant this morning.

Keep plugging along and remember emoticon

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September Challenge Day 3 & 4.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Calories - 1,793

That was day 3. My calories have been consistently higher, but I am still down in weight, so I guess with my active job I am doing alright.

Day 4 was a colossal failure. It went well until dinner, when I ate at a Chinese buffet. I had them stir fry me some shrimp and veggies, but they used a lot of oil. Plus, I had seconds! Oh well. Today is a new day. I was down 1.5 lb. and I probably gained some back from that episode, but I am going to try lowering my calories some. I haven't really binged in the last few days, even though my calories have been consistently high, in the 1650-1750 range.

  
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EDDYMEESE 9/8/2012 3:48PM

    All that sodium can't help with the numbers...keep that in mind! Great job at the buffet - those can go so, so wrong, and it sounds like you did a good job! Be proud :)

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 9/8/2012 1:50PM

    While buffets aren't the best choice, you thought through your choices while there and tried to make healthy decisions. Buffets can be a land mine. Too many choices. Too many reasons to pile your plate high over and over. All things considered you didn't allow it to be the nuclear explosion it could have been. I'm also excited you get to eat more calories to stay in your losing weight range. As active as you are throughout the day, you've got to have enough healthy fuel to keep your engine running at high speed.

I wish you would write out a list of 5 things, whether big or tiny, that you are proud of since this challenge started.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/8/2012 10:23AM

    sounds like you are doing pretty okay, just remember to keep active with burning what your putting in :p

go go go go go!!!

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FITGRL124 9/8/2012 8:44AM

    I would say so far, so good. You're doing well (sure you had a chinese food episode) but you're back at it this morning. Just remember to make healthy choices today and it will all be fine. Relish in those 1.5 pounds.

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September Challenge Day 2.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Yesterday went rather well!

Calories - 1,672

I was a little over my range for calories, but I am ok with it; I worked a hard shift and ate a non-planned snack of Chex Mix, which had 210 calories, and I enjoyed it. It was worth it to me. I have been fasting since 7:00 pm last night or a physical this morning. I am looking forward to eating a bagel and some fruit for breakfast, I am starving!

I am off work and school today, so a walk is definitely in order. I will walk for at least 20 minutes today, rain or shine.

  
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FITGRL124 9/6/2012 3:05PM

    You're doing an excellent job!! Have a GREAT walk later.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/6/2012 9:39AM

    Sounds like you have this down...it's amazing how something "little" can put what seems like a lot of extra calories...Like you said, don't sweat it as it's so minimal and you probably burnt it off fasting...LOL

Keeps it up!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 9/6/2012 9:27AM

    Enjoy your day off today!

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September Challenge Day 1.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Calories - 1,764

I am not disappointed with that, because I resisted a lot of temptation yesterday and ate pretty healthfully. Not too bad for emoticon I did make a FEW choices that were less than stellar, but I'm not mad at myself. I think I need to love myself a little more, and stop dwelling on negatives. I am happy about small progress, and I ate two servings of broccoli at dinner, which pleases me. I don't really like vegetables, but it was cooked just right and I wanted to eat something green.

Other than that, today was stressful. Nursing school is kicking my butt! I am a stressed basket case. Other than that, I will be going to work tonight. This time, I'm bringing almonds or a snack for after dinner. Can't be munching away too much at work!

Hope you all had a glorious day!

  
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CJADERUN 9/5/2012 1:57PM

    Day one: Complete! It will get easier! I promise!

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DNILEFEELZGO0D 9/5/2012 1:28PM

    And tomorrow will be even better! Keep up the great work!

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FITGRL124 9/5/2012 1:23PM

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"Hot for Halloween."

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Today is the first official day of the September challenge, and I am so ready to start. I was trying to start all weekend, but it isn't a great idea for me to start anything on a weekend!

Today I go back to school to face a host of work to do, and work tonight. However, I am hoping these two things will help me stay strong today. I really want to do this. I am committed to doing it. I am going to eat healthier, less fat, and work out more. I want to be hot by Halloween! emoticon

Goals for Halloween

Halloween is a silly day to end my short-term goal, but I am silly, so it's fitting! It is exactly 8 weeks and 1 day away.

emoticon My goal weight for this challenge is 16 lb. less than I weigh now. And, drumroll please, I weighed in today at 153.0. That makes my goal weight 137.0 lb.
emoticon Eat healthier. I am talking vegetables, people! I like healthy foods, so this shouldn't be a big problem.
emoticon Exercise more. I am planning to walk at least 5 out of 7 days a week, even if it's only for 20 minutes.I am going for a walk right now!

That's it. No strict plan, just aim for overall eating less and making better choices. I think this liberal approach is just what I need. Something with wiggle room, not for failure, but for life!

Wish me luck!

This is me, around my goal weight for this challenge:

And this is me now ( as of the Iowa trip):


I can see a big difference in my face especially. My body is a lot curvier as well. I weighed about 20 lb. less than I do now in that first picture. If I could get back there, I would be happy! I just want to change. I am tired of this battle.

And! Something nice to start thinking about fall...

  
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FITGRL124 9/4/2012 1:28PM

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Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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