DELIRIUMEYES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DELIRIUMEYES DELIRIUMEYES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043487 Before I head to work: <BR> <BR> I am up another pound! Not great, but the carb reload day was a huge one. I'm up a total of 3.5lbs from Saturday morning, basically all the weight I lost last week. Yesterday I didn't eat a lot, and stayed completely primal, but I think I'm still getting the aftershocks of the massive amount of calories and carbs from Sunday. I am also having 'food dreams' about food I don't eat anymore (ramen dream? really?) which means that I'm going through the whole cravi... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:09:16 EST The day after carb reload... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042974 Well, I promised an update, so here it is! <BR> <BR> On Saturday I did eat primal, but I overate and had some alcohol in the evening so I was up a half pound on Sunday--Carb Reload Day. I started the day with leftover steak and homemade bread toast with butter. I snacked on Twizzlers and had cheese and crackers and steak for lunch. I finished the day with a slice of pizza, some breadsticks and a slice of cream pie. <BR> <BR> So the results? <BR> <BR> 1. I am up 2lbs. This is actually sta... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:25:43 EST Looks like the short-term ELC is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037299 Down 13.6lbs as of today! <BR> <BR> ELC is a short-term diet--some studies point to protein being hard on one's liver. Plus, I'm not really getting veggies (that plateau was a tough one to break!). Today I'm adding in some grapes (I've missed grapes!) but still keeping the calories and carbs pretty low. <BR> <BR> I've started to see some changes at this point: <BR> 1. My little double-chin is gone! <BR> 2. Some of my shirts are starting to fit a little better <BR> 3. I've lost 4.5" off my... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:05:53 EST Broke through! And three weeks primal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036080 Only 7.4lbs to go to my first goal! AND I'm finally below my plateau weight. I am still following the ELC plan for the rest of this week, and then on Saturday (or Sunday--depends on when our party happens) I'm going to have a "no diet day" to test out the 'diet reset' theory. There is this vlog I love <link>www.eatyourkimchi.com </link> and the hosts have recently (over the last two months or so) lost a TON of weight. They haven't said how much, but it usually takes 15-20lbs of weight lost... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:04:43 EST Plateau ending? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033385 I had an ELC (extremely low carb) day yesterday. Only about 5g. Trying to do that today, too. My weight has been hovering up and down about 2lbs for over a week and I am ready to break through the plateau! So I'm trying this. So far it is working--I'm down 1.4lbs since yesterday (I'm guessing a LOT of that was water) and back to my current low weight. <BR> <BR> I have a conference coming up in a couple weeks and I am currently applying for several (much) better jobs so I want to look my bes... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:09:49 EST **&((*&$ing plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030266 Yeah, I thought I'd broken through my plateau yesterday. I was back down to my 'pre-plateau' weight and had great plans to come home after work and eat a healthy early dinner and go for a hike. Then I ended up working 10 hours and had to take a 20minute detour to get home. By the time I got home I was STARVING so I added some bratwurst to our usual chicken slaw stir fry thing. I'd already had bacon and a sausage earlier, so my sodium levels were really high. Over 3000mg high, and I retain wat... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:10:26 EST What's working...and what REALLY doesn't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026738 Well, today is the 2 week mark--and I didn't even realize it, haha. I'm not trying to count days or anything this time, because I think I get discouraged when I look at the amount of time it takes to lose! <BR> <BR> That being said, I am down 11lbs! I have a long-ish way to go before I can wear the other half of my closet (more in a bit) but for now I am just happy to be back in the 150s. <BR> <BR> So what has worked thus far? <BR> 1. WATER! If I don't drink water during the day I stop losi... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:24:27 EST A bit of a ramble... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021150 I have finally noticed that almost every time I have lost a significant amount of weight, I don't gain it all back. I might gain most, but I always end up about 10lbs less than when I started. This means that my current "high weight" and the weight from with I started losing (this time) is 20lbs less than my old weight (in high school). Over time, that is real progress. <BR> That is the kind of success to remember when you feel like you aren't succeeding at weight loss. I might get frustrate... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 22:09:26 EST Starting afresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889365 I have gained back almost all the weight I lost over the last few weeks. I gained 2.2lbs since yesterday morning. I've had a couple binges involving pizza and my inability to eat a regular portion. <BR> <BR> So, yeah...I haven't been tracking well this week. My water intake has sucked and I have been eating foods that I worked really hard to keep to "treats"--now they are just "breakfasts." <BR> <BR> I'm not giving up though. <BR> <BR> I'm making my goal a little more realistic, and I'm g... Sun, 20 May 2012 06:56:12 EST Back and on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884513 My nephew is doing MUCH better--he should be able to leave the hospital this week! <BR> <BR> I was on track all weekend on our trip--I totally indulged, but I didn't stuff myself and ended up not gaining at all. I probably would have lost if it wasn't for road trip food on the way home :) <BR> <BR> Since then...well, I have not been doing well food-wise this week. I'm up about 2.4lbs. BUT I am still tracking my food (even if it is at the end of the day instead of before I eat) and today was... Wed, 16 May 2012 17:00:21 EST I'm going AWOL for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875231 My sister's baby is in the NICU right now, and I am really worried about him. Work is very stressful and I was let down by a colleague on a project at *almost* the final hour (and while my sister was in the hospital about to give birth--I had a lot on my mind!) and it is not going to let up until late June. <BR> <BR> My nephew being born (and now getting sick) helped me see how inconsequential my other stressors are. That doesn't make them go away, but it does help me see past them. <BR> <... Thu, 10 May 2012 09:40:31 EST Makeup and feeling good about appearance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869939 I'm sure that a lot of you do this too: when I am heavier or gaining weight, I stop wearing makeup, I stop dressing as fancily, and I stop feeling as attractive. Once I start losing weight for more that a couple days I start wearing makeup again, enjoying skirts etc again. I feel as though, even though I don't have the body I want yet, I can have a face I enjoy :) <BR> <BR> This doesn't mean that I don't like how I look without makeup, nor do I think women must wear it to feel good. I'm jus... Mon, 7 May 2012 07:29:24 EST Down 4lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869541 Down a whole pound from yesterday! And I mowed the lawn (with a push mower) for the first time since moving here :) If I do that every week I will have totally awesome arms! <BR> <BR> I got a little frustrated when I realized that I still have 22 more pounds to go before I'm back at my low weight--you all know how it is, you lose a little but you need to lose a lot. I'm feeling more motivated after mowing the lawn and eating a healthy lunch :) Mostly I was kind of wallowing in self-pity, ang... Sun, 6 May 2012 22:13:15 EST Why I weigh everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867597 This is not meant to be a snarky rebuttal, but an explanation. I also want you to know that I appreciate every comment I receive, and I don't want my spark peeps to stop offering suggestions! With that in mind, here's my explanation: <BR> <BR> I weigh myself every single day. <BR> <BR> I've weighed myself almost every day since owning my first scale as an adult (and every day through high school). <BR> <BR> I have tried not weighing, whether I'm dieting or not. The truth is, I gain weight ... Sat, 5 May 2012 12:06:12 EST Okay, no complaints in this one :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864199 Dianitah's comment yesterday, combined with what my husband has been saying, made me realize that I have a lot of "highs" to be proud of, and that obsessing about the "lows" is just discouraging me and making me more prone to overeating. <BR> Today's high is that I have lost weight every day for the last three days. I am still not under 160 (that brought on negative thoughts until my husband was like, "focus on the fact that you are doing a great job") but will be soon. I have been bummed abo... Thu, 3 May 2012 07:19:52 EST Highs and lows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863569 High: Finally got my calories under 1800 today! <BR> <BR> Low: went to Goodwill to buy some shorts or pants for a river floating trip and not a single thing fit :( I am more than 2 sizes up from last summer. <BR> <BR> High: Actually went to a yoga class instead of just practicing at home. It was so great. <BR> <BR> Low: I didn't eat a single veggie today. Oops. <BR> <BR> High: Got my sodium under 2000mg! <BR> <BR> Low: Ate a (free) high-cal muffin that wasn't even delicious. 400 calories... Wed, 2 May 2012 18:53:06 EST Still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860597 My weight hasn't changed yet--I'm focusing on getting my eating back under control and getting my sodium down (I retain water like a mofo...). I'm happy to say that I finally got my sodium under 2000mg yesterday! I'm going to try to get it below 1500 next. I'm still binging, but I'm getting better about not binging at night. <BR> <BR> Quick question: do any of you get canker sores? I've been getting sores all over the inside of my mouth, usually 2 or 3 at a time. As soon as they heal I get ... Tue, 1 May 2012 06:53:54 EST Quickie update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852532 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I missed you! So I'm back...I am now up 24lbs (down 2 this week!) from my lowest weight last summer (136). I weighed in at 162 on Monday and pretty much cried and ranted and raved and then realized that my husband hadn't even gotten out of bed yet and was probably not awake enough to cope :) As usual he is very supportive of this attempt to lose weight. Part of my motivation is clothing--none of mine fits. I'm embarrassed by my larger body and my too tight clothes and my... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:13:01 EST Back down a bit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4757671 So! I actually did some exercise yesterday! Big thanks to my friend for inviting me to go walking around a local park with her and her dog (such a cute dog!). In return I invited her and her dog to come over for dinner and I made roasted veggies, chapati and chicken sausage. Mmm. <BR> <BR> I have been checking out the food and exercise logs of some of the dieters I follow and looking at what they are doing differently than me--i.e. why are they so much more successful at losing weight? Now, ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:07:15 EST Back on Track and a meal video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751056 I swear I will figure out a better way of showing my meals :) Maybe once my camera is fixed I can just take pictures :) Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:01:51 EST quick complain-y blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750018 Just a quick blog as I'm at work and will probably do a vlog later tonight! <BR> <BR> My weight is up almost another pound today. I got some dissappointing news at work (I am 90% sure I'm not even going to be interviewed for the job that everyone thought I was "a shoe-in" for.) and I'm putting in a ten-hour day. Put that all together and my food did not go well. <BR> <BR> I had one good primal meal, and about 35 hershey's kisses and a bowl of Thai noodle soup. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I have tomorr... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:04:03 EST Adding foods=weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747210 Duh. <BR> <BR> I read a lot of LCHF blogs and they inspired me to try adding some high-fat cheese to my meals yesterday. Now, I went over my calories by about 200, but my carb numbers were good despite having some Hershey's Kisses at breakfast (I was working at a bridal show and did not have a chance to eat breakfast. I figured the kisses were better than the cupcakes they were giving away at the booth across from us!). My sodium was also not too high and my protein was up. Those are all go... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:33:38 EST First VLOG! Sorry, it is really long :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4743786 I thought my vlog might be more interesting that my writing but I see that I ramble too much! My webcam doesn't have video editing so I will have to see if I can keep it shorter next time :) Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:35:08 EST Old updates--just for reference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740962 Update 2/8/12: What? I'm back! Yep. A few days ago I weighed in twenty pounds heavier than at the end of July. The two events that really got me back on track: I had to buy new pants...in a size 12 (I was down to a 6/8) and my pregnant sister weighed 7lbs less than me. Gah! So I have restarted the primal diet. I haven't been perfect, but I'm down almost 5lbs and the house is stocked with meats and veg. This is the longest I have lasted "restarting" my diet--three days!--in months, so I think ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:48:10 EST Just a quick update for the start of week 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736825 Mmm...watching "Bizarre Foods: Tokyo" and now I want to go cook some Japanese food. <BR> <BR> I'm wearing a "new" outfit today--all thrifted. The blouse is a medium, but when I bought it a few weeks ago it was too tight across the hips. It fits today! I'm not fitting into my small pants yet, but give it a week or two. <BR> <BR> I love to cook for others, especially Asian/Pacific cuisine. I make Thai curries, Japanese omelets and I am starting to learn how to cook Korean food. For those of u... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:15:21 EST Headache and a loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736299 The good kind of loss, though! Today was my "week one weigh-in" and I'm down a total of 8.4lbs! I know that I'm not going to see this kind of loss each week--I'm pretty sure the first four pounds or so were the dreaded "water weight" since I'd put on 5lbs in one week before I started this program, BUT as one diet blogger said "water weight is still weight." <BR> <BR> I did wake up with a crummy migraine, but some pills and an ice pack to the head has helped. I cried a bit yesterday (don't w... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:05:48 EST Watching Pie in the Sky makes me hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735706 My calories were pretty low today, but I wasn't really very hungry--a late big breakfast kept me full until dinner. We got some cheap frozen fish (I know, I wish I could get fresh fish!) at the grocery store so I made a fish stew when we got home. Frozen fish can be kind of mushy and a little chewy so stew is a great way to cook them. You cook the frozen fish in a frying pan until the fillets are "mashable" and then flake into a bowl. When you let the fish simmer for about 20 minutes in your ... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:39:48 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4733388 First little bump up the scale since starting. I also woke up feeling like I had swallowed 2L of air my stomach was so bloated. It was only a teeny tiny bump but it feels like a ton! <BR> <BR> So, trying to keep my willpower up...and wondering what kept me from going down again today?! Two things were in my favor yesterday: low sodium and really low carb intake. So what didn't work? I ate a little more than I have been, and I had a diet soda and a coffee with 1 sugary creamer last night. I'v... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 08:11:17 EST Drinking wine out of a beer mug is still classy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4727811 But only if you raise your pinky. <BR> <BR> I'm back again, this time I only want to lose about 12-15lbs, get back into my 8/10s. Since August I've gained 20lbs (as of yesterday). What? I know! I'm trying to get back to a mostly primal/lchf diet--today was not a good example of that since I basically had a huge carb meal for breakfast, BUT dinner was a good (healthy!) meal and my lunch for tomorrow is rotisserie chicken and stir fried bell peppers. I'm taking a friend out for coffee and sack... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:31:43 EST Day 4--My 'duh' moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658887 It's hard to lose weight slowly. You all know this. Especially when you've lost it quickly in the past! <BR> <BR> I looked at how I've been running my low-carb high-fat diet over these last couple days and I noticed something--I'm not as low-carb as I thought. My frozen meatballs have a bit of flour, I've been eating a frozen capri sun (or two!) each day, and I've had bbq sauce a couple times. Not horrible, but not great. So today I'm going to try and cut those things out. No CS, no meatbal... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 08:11:45 EST everything old is new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653331 First of all--thank you! to all of the people who have supported me with their positive comments. <BR> <BR> I had my "Aha!" moment, although it seemed more like an "oh no!" I went to the thrift store, grabbed a bunch of pants in what I thought was my size (and a couple that were larger) and...only one pair would even button. They are a size larger than I had been wearing three months ago. I had gotten down to a 6/8 last summer and am now firmly back into a size ten. I came home and moaned a... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:37:47 EST Up almost 10 lbs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519428 Yeah, maintenance was crap. <BR> <BR> I ate food that I wanted to eat--knowing that I would pay for it... <BR> <BR> So here I type. My stomach is bloated, my face is covered with acne breakouts, and I am hungry ALL THE TIME. <BR> And I know it's all due to eating grains. A little to sugar and dairy, but mostly grains. And then I ate an f-ton of popcorn today...though I started out well... <BR> <BR> Hubs is also wanting to lose a few pounds, so I will still have support from him, and we're... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 18:07:37 EST Still here, just less so http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4482070 I'm still here! I've been in "maintenance" mode which basically means I don't think about what I am eating every second of every day--but I do still try and make the same good choices. I had a massive junk weekend (and Monday) and am up 3lbs since Sunday! Egads. <BR> <BR> So today I am going to be quite a bit stricter and get back down to the 130s. <BR> <BR> Other updates...I am probably going to stop doing Zumba for a while, at least until I can get "Zumba appropriate" shoes. That horribl... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 07:06:09 EST A bit more complaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462642 Somehow I have managed to hurt my back and my left knee and hip...It happened in Zumba on wednesday, but has been getting worse and makes walking very painful. So, I'm wearing flats today and I plan on doing some yoga this weekend... <BR> <BR> So far so good for food today--peaches and strawberries for snack, a bunch of chicken for lunch, and an egg and some quorn tenders (no grains, but I try to limit these) for brekky. I've got about 200 calories left to eat. <BR> <BR> I'm having craving... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:04:44 EST Day 12--Wait gain again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462002 Up to 140 this morning. Again. Stayed within my calorie range yesterday and only had 2 carbs. So...unless this is a blip and tomorrow I'm down a bunch, I don't know what I did wrong. <BR> <BR> As I've said before, I really shouldn't be taking this long to lose the "last ten." I get down to 136.6, though, and wooosh--back up to 140. I've been stuck in this 4lb range since mid-July... <BR> <BR> In case this is a fluke, I'm going to do the same thing today--no dairy, sugar, or grains--and see ... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 07:18:53 EST Day 11 and weight loss sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460511 Or rather, not losing weight sucks. <BR> <BR> I had a quinoa dish for dinner last night--it was carb-heavy (beans and corn and quinoa) but healthy...or so I thought. I'm up almost 2lbs today! WTF? I even had a really good Zumba class last night (one of the hardest ever--I know I burned a lot of calories). <BR> <BR> Yeah...even when I stay within my calories, if I eat ANY grains (or most dairy) I gain. I know that everyone has different foods that trigger weight gain, but it is very frustrat... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:46:57 EST Day 9 and All Creatures Great and Small http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4455969 I've been watching the old episodes of the above title--it's so good! I like that they manage to have a poo reference or a shot of a vet with their hand up an animal's backside--and I love the mix of 80's tv makeup and a 1930s setting. Every once in a while you catch site of a mic at the edge of the shot. Priceless. To be fair, the plot is very good too. <BR> <BR> I've been anxious every morning this week--different things, but they are making me feel nervous and agitated and I tend to get i... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:48:08 EST Day 7 and a whole new wardrobe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452405 And then off to Narnia... <BR> <BR> Ok, not quite a whole new wardrobe, but close--I'm going back through a bunch of my old, larger, clothes and altering them to fit. Some of them are skirts and dresses that I had made a couple years ago--I'm both taking them in and making some of them into new skirts. I figured out how to adapt my own skirt pattern into a reversible skirt, so that will be fun :) <BR> <BR> If you can sew a straight stitch, you can alter clothes. You can find plenty of tuto... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:42:32 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449629 Original titles, huh? <BR> <BR> Had some peaches and a bit of turkey burger (chopped up with coriander and cumin mmm) for breakfast. I had to be at work an hour early today so I feel all off-kilter :)--Early breakfast, probably early lunch...at least I get to leave early too! <BR> <BR> Weigh-in today was good: 136.8! I think my lowest weight was 136.4, back in July, so I am on target to reach 135 next week. <BR> <BR> The whole size difference thing is still messing with my head a bit. Thi... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:23:28 EST Day 4 back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4448008 Well, it is my boss' birthday and we had cake and chips (for breakfast! I know!) but I have a really yummy lunch/dinner planned (bun-less turkey burger with mayo and cucumber slices) and even with the bad breakfast my total carbs are under 60. I'm trying to keep them under 50, but that's not too bad. <BR> <BR> You know, it was so hard to get back into my diet--I have tried for over a month to stick to it and every day I failed. Now I am 4 days into a revamped diet and I'm down 3.4lbs! I have... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:33:41 EST So not done here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441965 shuffle shuffle... <BR> <BR> O...hai guys! <BR> <BR> yeah, I've been gone for a while. I didn't completely fall off the wagon, but I wasn't doing well at all. Mostly with this homemade caramel, sweet potatoes, and the occasional slice of pizza. <BR> <BR> I tried to get back on yesterday...but didn't do such a great job. <BR> <BR> So today I'm starting over---this is like the third time in a row. <BR> <BR> I'm back at 141, and I was at 136 about a month ago...I've been wavering between ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:51:30 EST Joanna Lumley and non-food personal development http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423114 Here's a not-so-secret secret: I love Joanna Lumley. I want to adopt her as my own grandmother and have her teach me how to be that kind of lady--polite, gracious, glamorous, funny, passionately intellegent, and, of course, stunning. As a former model, current actress, doer of good, and documentarian, Joanna Lumley is quite a person. <BR> <BR> Why do I share this? Because in addition to changing my exterior, I am also trying to improve my core--my soul or being that defines who I am. I have ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:36:40 EST Sometimes I suck at eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423062 Yeah, I have maybe been bingeing this week. I've gained a couple more pounds (4 total) and I planned on getting back on track today--that plan hasn't gone perfectly though. We had a press release hosted at my work and it was catered and I maybe ate about 800 calories that included dairy, wheat, and sugar... <BR> <BR> Breakfast went well, though--sweet potato cubed and baked with raisins. Dinner should too--Moroccan Lentil Stew (homemade, so good!) with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a tablesp... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:00:18 EST The end of weightloss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4414401 Not yet, I hope! <BR> <BR> However, I have been thinking about that oh-so-tricky end goal--Maintenance. <BR> <BR> If you've been reading my blog you might have noticed that I haven't been 100% on plan for my diet. My weight has been around 138 for about 2 weeks which is lower than my original goal weight and keeps me in my size 8s. I've definitely noticed some loose skin (it seems like I find new sags every day!) which isn't all just fat--some of it is actual loose skin. I know that losing... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 12:34:20 EST Day 3 morning recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410599 So...up 1.6lbs... :( <BR> <BR> Yesterday went really well until dinner--my BIL asked if we wanted to go to a pizza place (I didn't, it's not my fave pizza and I gain weight EVERY time I eat pizza), and meet the girl he's just started dating (I did, we rarely get to meet his dates). So I went to my nutritional tracker and checked if one large slice of thin crust pizza would put me over my calories. The answer is no--thin-crust isn't too bad calorie-wise. <BR> <BR> I shouldn't have been surpr... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 11:29:57 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4409352 Going well! <BR> <BR> I've done pretty well with listening to my hunger cues, although I'm fairly hungry right now and I only ate about an hour ago... <BR> <BR> Food-wise I'm doing really well-- corn and beans with a fried egg for breakfast, and a really delish Quorn coconut curry that I served with shirataki noodles, sweet potato, and bell peppers. mmmm. <BR> <BR> Cutting down on dairy seems to be helping too. The no-grains thing plus low to no dairy is keeping stomach-ache at bay. I'm ea... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 16:58:59 EST Day 1 "limes and lycopene" style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406864 So far so good today. I weighed in about 1.5lbs up from yesterday :( but that was my own fault. So far today I've had a good food-day, and my boss is giving me tomorrow off! I've also got a recipe for a ginger-lentil soup (I still have a bunch of lentils to use up) that I think I'm going to make this weekend. <BR> My August weight goal is still to get below 135. I think that is totally doable, but is slower than I have been used to over the last two months. <BR> <BR> I'm working on eating ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:52:26 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405412 Weight-wise I've been all right this week. Food-wise? Not so great. <BR> <BR> Although I ate to plan yesterday, I was witchy and irritable all afternoon and evening. I'm getting really tired of eating meat and today I had another "binge day" and ate about 300 extra calories--and ate cheese and crackers and chocolate. <BR> <BR> Ugh. So of course I feel gross and bloated and stuffed, even though I stopped eating around 2pm. <BR> <BR> I know there are several factors at play (stress, hormone... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:53:47 EST A calculated binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397621 After having weird, strong cravings all week, I decided to indulge this weekend. Chocolate yesterday and homemade popcorn today. I've loaded up my fridge and cupboards with primal-friendly food for the rest of the week! <BR> <BR> The result? Yesterday wasn't so bad, but I was hungry ALL DAY so I overate on primal food a bit (all no-carb stuff)--nonetheless I managed to lose almost a pound, putting me at a new "lowest weight ever!" <BR> <BR> Today is only halfway done, but the popcorn has l... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:33:39 EST 30 Days Primal and a new recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4392800 So I made it! 30 days of a primal diet--no grains, non-fruit sugars, dairy, starches or legumes. I had the occasional sweet potato or piece of fruit, but, until today, I was as free from the other foods as I could be. <BR> <BR> This is the first time I've stuck to one specific diet plan for this long. I lost almost 10lbs (which is better than my Gov. Challenge rate) and a few inches off my waist and hips. <BR> <BR> And I met several of my goals. I hit the 40lbs lost mark (!) and have been ... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:23:53 EST