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9/28 Still the same weight

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I was sore and frustrated last night, and my mood doesn't seem to be too much better this morning. I know it's just part of my TOM, but I just feel a little down.
Yesterday:
I ate about 1400 calories. Really close to the 1470 I'm aiming for.
I did 15 minutes of yoga, 15 minutes of pilates, and a 42 minute walk.

Usually a walk puts me in a great mood, but I just felt gross after my walk yesterday. Then last night, my daughter had some friends over, and they (as teenage girls do) were SO loud. That's not normally a problem for me, but I just couldn't deal with it so I holed myself away in my bedroom and read.

I don't understand why I've weighed 170ish for weeks now. I just want to see a 6 on that scale...

Sigh. Sorry for the downer post. I'll take a walk and clear my head.

  
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ANDREAG89 8/15/2012 11:08AM

    Keep at the right stuff - you're doing it right, and it's possible it's water weight, or lack of sleep, or both. I didn't see the scale move last week either despite doing EVERYTHING right...but I know it will come off eventually.

Hang in there - it will happen because you are WORKING for it!


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Day 8 of 28

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Yesterday, I took my daughter to another groovy vegan restaurant. She really missed vegan food while she was away this summer. You see, I am a strict vegan. I've raised her as a vegetarian (she eats pretty much vegan all the time except she has a penchant for cheese) and my husband eats vegan most of the time. My daughter went to stay with my parents this summer, who are not vegetarians. They also live in a small rural town in the midwest, where veg options are not available at restaurants and groceries. They're totally supportive of it, though, but her meals this summer were pretty limited. When she got back, she was ready for some vegan eating- mostly raw, mostly organic, and all the time delicious.
Anyway, we went there with another friend, and had a great lunch, and spent the afternoon hanging out and talking. I was really glad I got my workout in early.

Under calories, again. I just can't seem to get more than 1300, and I'm supposed to eat at least 1470....
55 minute walk. I guess I walked faster than normal?
Meditation. Acai + Aloe taken (It arrived around 10am!)
Everything logged.

This morning I ate a little more for breakfast. Maybe that will help.

  


Day 7 of 28 & TOM

Monday, August 13, 2012

My daughter and I went downtown yesterday, and had a great day. We went to this cool market area where they have fresh produce, crafts, art, etc. It's funky and fun. I bought each of us a new necklace, and then later we went to this groovy vegan restaurant for lunch.
I had a small breakfast because I knew that at the restaurant they had vegan cupcakes. We bought three to take home, one for each of us, plus my husband. But then last night she went out with some friends so they are still in my fridge.
Anyway, by the time we got home, I really wasn't hungry or motivated to cook, and my husband had made some grits, so that's what I had for dinner. Hence, I came in under calorie again, even with a few glasses of wine.
My TOM started this morning, do you find you gain during that week? I think I do, but I'm not sure why.

Yesterday:
Under calories, again. But that's better than the alternative.
30 minute belly dancing, plus we walked around the city for HOURS. I logged 60 minutes.
I didn't meditate before bed :(
Acai taken. I'm out of aloe, so I've ordered some more. It should arrive today.
I didn't log food and walking until today.
170.4 this morning. (down .2)

  


Day 6 of 28

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Great day yesterday. I went on a long walk in the morning, and felt awesome the rest of the day. Last night, my daughter and I played with LEGOs (yes, we're grownups), watched movies and talked.
She saw my bellydancing video, and asked if we could do it together! So this morning, we did that workout together. And she said she'd like to start doing yoga with me, too. We're going to start doing a video together each day. Super excited.
Yesterday:
Under calories, again. But that's better than the alternative.
71 minute walk.
Meditation before bed.
Aloe +Acai taken. I'm out of aloe, so I've ordered some more.
Everything logged.
Still 170.6 this morning.

Today we're going to go downtown and walk around the eastern market and go to this great vegan spot for lunch. I am looking forward to it!

  
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ANGRITTER 8/12/2012 8:51AM

    That sounds like a good bonding experience for the 2 of you. I think anytime you can get someone else excited about what you are doing in your life, it is always a win-win situation.

Andlook at the extra time you get to spend with your daughter! Congratulations!

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Day 5 of challenge

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Yesterday was a tough one. I was so busy all day, I only got 50 minutes of work out time in. I'm okay with that, though, because I did 75 on Thursday, and I've already done 71 today. I'm not going to get in the habit of that, though.

Calorie total: 1420.I got a little closer to the range I'm supposed to be in, but still not there. The one thing I really don't like about this higher calorie range is that I get near the end of the day and I have all of these calories left. Today I'm going to try to eat more calories for each meal, and see what happens.

I did a 30 minute video workout (Buns of Steel), and had two ten minute increments where I was able to walk and do stairs.

15 min meditation before bed.

Aloe + Acai taken.

I logged everything.

Weigh in this morning shows I have gained .2 lbs. I was at 170.4 last Sunday, this morning at 170.6.

I wish I wasn't so caught up in the scale numbers. Yes, I know I am eating right. Yes, I'm getting more exercise. I DO feel better. I AM sleeping better. I just wish the scale reflected that. I feel so good- like I'm really making a difference, and when I see that I'm not losing weight it kills the buzz. I know it's not all about those numbers. But still, it would be nice if they would show what I feel.

  
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HGF22W 8/11/2012 10:46AM

  You're doing great, so don't sweat those scale numbers. Just stay the course and you will see the results in no time.

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