Thursday, May 03, 2007
Thank goodness the feeling of needing to graze constantly has passed. Jules was partially right--as soon as I got some sleep, the feeling lessened a bit. I think it also had to do with hormone fluctuation because it happened to coincide with my cycle this month. I don't think I've ever eaten that much popcorn in my life, prior to this episode. The good news is that I did no damage to my weight loss progress. I tried hard to stay away from the chocolate, but I did have one night where it was going to happen no matter what I tried to do to prevent it. I was able to ration out three Doves chocolate pieces (220 calories) by eating nibbles alternating with popcorn (a favorite treat). Another note--breaking up my workouts (one at lunch and one after work) has really gotten my metabolism going, and the water consumption is crucial to the weight loss for me. When I get less than 5 glasses a day, there is very little weight loss, and I feel bloated, and when I increase it, within two days I can see and feel a difference. My next huge hurdle will be getting back off of diet pop. I'm trying to eliminate pop completely, but there's something about fountain diet cherry Pepsi with ice cubes that I just love. Oh yeah--I am finally down a complete pant size. I've been in the this-pair-is-too-floppy-and-th
is-pair-is-too-tight stage for quite awhile now, but this morning, all my 22's slid up without unzipping, and the 20's were completely comfortable if not a tad roomy. I actually have a pair of capris in an 18 that I got on, but they were a bit hoochie-momma at this point. I'll wait a couple of weeks before trying them on again. I am so glad that when pants went on clearance at Old Navy I bought a few in each size down to 16's. I spent about $50 for 10 pairs of pants. Not bad, eh? It's also motivation for me--I hang the next size down in plain view and occasionally try them on to see my progress. My goal right now is a 12 by Christmas. Short term goals= 18 by early June, 16 by August, 14 by October, and 12 by Christmas. That would be a 5 pant-size drop (or 10 pant sizes depending upon how you calculate it) in one year.