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Winter Challenge.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I am participating in the "20-somethings with 25+ lb. to lose" challenge, in which the goal is to lose 20 lb. by the winter holiday. I am starting today, and not going to count my weight gain unless it sticks around until Monday. I can't believe two days of 2,000 cal. or less would make me gain 4 lb, 3 of which from ONE dinner out. I think it's water weight.

Monday 10/17: 138.5-139 lb.
Thursday 10/20: 134.5 lb.

Challenge weigh-ins:
Monday 10/24:
Monday 10/31:
Monday 11/7:
Monday 11/14:
Monday 11/21:
Monday 11/28:
Monday 12/5:
Monday 12/12:
Monday 12/19
FINISHING WEIGHT 12/26:

Perhaps this will be a nice way to stay motivated throughout the temptations of the upcoming holiday celebrations.

  
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KTBDAY 10/23/2011 7:03AM

    Sounds like a great challenge. Good luck and stay strong!

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Pre- and Post-Op Complications.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

No complications with the surgery, but diet wise, it's been bad. Well, I got the teeth cut out yesterday (wisdom). First of all, I wil start by saying my sabatoging husband took me out to dinner Friday, and I hasn't eaten much Friday due to nerves. I had a glass of wine ast the restaurant, and despite pre-looking at the menu online and deciding on Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with rice and steamed vegetables. The Olive Garden's similar dish has 590 calories. I would have been fine for the day due to my eating less. However, after the wine, I opted for the Chicken Scallopini, which consisted of linguine, cream sauce, chicken sliced, and bacon and mushrooms, topped with cheese. I also had a margarita, and 1/3 of an appetizer, which was fries with MAYO and CHEESE, and don't forget the green onion. Who puts mayo on fries under the cheese? Apparently Johnny Bigg's, but wow. They were really good.

In a nutshell: I blew it. My 1 week diet curse turned out to be true. Then, yesterday, I managed to eat enough pudding and smoothie from McDonald's, as well as a big (2 cup) bowl of instant mashed potatoes with butter and cheese, and a bowl of scrambled eggs, sausage, onion, and cheese. So much for me not being able to eat much! The potatoes actually hurt, but I am definitely back on track today. I will be able to walk again by tomorrow if not today. No exercise for 48 hrs. afterward.

Oh well, such is life. I made it 3 3/4 days on my plan, lose 3 lb. and weighed in yesterday (after one meal off-plan and around 2,000 calories for the day) at 138! Back where I started. Yesterday I weighed in at 141! I have been on pain medicine and unable to go to the bathroom at all for two days, though, so I am hoping somehow I didn't gain 4 lb. back just from eating around 2,000 cal. for one day and 1,700 yesterday. I am back on track today.

Wish me luck. Pray I didn't gain that weight back and go to be hungry all week for nothing. emoticon (again?!)

  
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CRYSTAL8488 10/24/2011 12:24PM

    Don't get yourself down, you just had surgery! Wisdom teeth removal can be soooo painful. Not only that your taking pain medication which can cause constipation. Take it easy, watch what you eat and you'll get back on track! You can do it. :)

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WHITNEYLD 10/22/2011 10:40AM

    Thanks, guys. emoticon

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FIREWORK20 10/22/2011 10:17AM

    But you had surgery!!! That's not a normal part of life and honestly I wouldn't worry about it at all! It isn't as though you are going to have to deal with something like that very often. And I'm glad the surgery went well!

And can I just say... mmm that food from the restaurant sounds GOOD! lol!

Weight fluctuates a lot so I would not worry about it at all. Did you lose the first 3 pounds in 3 3/4 days? I hate to tell you this, but that was probably mostly water weight! And if it wasn't, then it's recommended that you only lose 1-2 pounds per week.

Don't worry one little bit about the last few days and just start fresh! The surgery is behind you and you don't have to think about or be anxious about that! Have a great weekend!

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KTBDAY 10/22/2011 6:54AM

    I'm sending you all my 'good luck' vibes. I know that I'm going to have a less-than-perfect day today myself, so I'm going to try and minimise the impact of my food decisions.

It's hard, it's really hard, especially when temptations are everywhere. I really hope this habit-forming kicks in soon.

It seems as though you're aware of your strengths and weaknesses, so don't give up. Even if you spend forever trying and then having small failures, it's still so much better than not trying at all.

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Does the Past Dictate the Future?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. - this is a quote I just read on HS1056's profile. WOW! Perfectly true in every way - this really epitomizes my thoughts lately. I have been both depressed and anxious recently over such thoughts.

I realized the other day that I have not stayed on track eating-wise and exercise-wise for more than a couple of days in a row for YEARS. It seems like the more often I have tried to go on different "diets," or rather, healthy eating plans (whether I include exercise or not), I have always gone back to my old ways immediately. I haven't stayed on a diet for a whole week in YEARS. Talk about a self-esteem blow.

What makes this time any different? I don't know. I have started over on this website so many times; I come on Sparkpeople for a week or so, even if I don't stick to my diet, and then I disappear for one or more months. The past few months of my inconsistency are about the most consistent I have been on here. The only thing different is that I have still kept doing some sort of exercise every day for almost two weeks. Plus, this is day 4 of me sticking to my diet! I have already made it about twice as long as usual.

The crux of this situation is that tomorrow, I am having my wisdom teeth surgically excised and I won't be able to get out and exercise tomorrow. I am being put completely under for the surgery and I really won't be able to eat tomorrow either. Soft foods only for a few days following. I am super nervous. The procedure is horrifying to read about, and I am a big baby when it come to bone saws. God help me.

  


Weigh in.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I have stuck to the plan (eating a lot more emoticon than I'm used to!) for the past couple of days and have exercised every day for about 8 or 9 days, and I am down 3 pounds! Victory is in sight! emoticon

I weighed in at 134.5 today, which is closer to where I started months ago, and a lot better than the 138-9 that I started with!

Yay! emoticon

  
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KTBDAY 10/20/2011 11:31AM

    You're doing really well at overcoming your hurdles one at a time. I hope that the 1 day at a time approach is working for you and helping you stay motivated.

Keep it up!

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FITGRL124 10/19/2011 2:34PM

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AZHURE_SUNSOAR 10/19/2011 1:25PM

    CONGRATS :D
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CRYSTAL8488 10/19/2011 12:21PM

    Congrats on your weight loss!! Keep up all that good work. :)

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FITKAT62 10/19/2011 12:21PM

    Congrats on your success!

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Day 2 and Going Strong!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Well, this is my second day back on the eating plan. I am a weekend muncher, as my hub is home and I do nothing but loaf around with him and eat for two days. But yesterday I stuck to the plan! I ate toward the lesser end of my calories, which excites me. emoticon

I plan an equally satisfying day today, and I have already worked out! Here's to day 2, may it be as glorious as yesterday and beyond! I am hoping my new resolve will help the emoticon go down toward my goal!

Today is also the first day I am completely emoticon I am eating right for my high cholesterol, and nothing can stop me!

My new goal is to be around my short-term goal weight by emoticon - November 23rd, actually. It is October 18th today, and that gives me 5 weeks and a day from today. I'd like to be at least in between my first and second "small goals." If I lose 2 lb. per week, I can be around 126 or so, which would be excellent! I can almost feel the future success coming on. Wish me luck!

  
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FIREWORK20 10/18/2011 9:58AM

    emoticon You are doing great!!! You can definitely make your goal of 126 by November 23rd too! Just stick with it! Hope you have a great day today! :)

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