Forget plateau-land, I'm in plateau-hell.
It's been a frustrating few weeks. I seem to have found my way back to plateau-land and this time it's really gotten the better of me. For the first two weeks of the plateau I had started a new, interesting, and more intense workout routine an... Read more
Who needs cheat days?
I've always thought that the concept of "cheat days" was counterproductive, for many reasons. First of all, it implies that you're doing some kind of temporary program that is so strict that eating something indulgent counts as "cheating". Thi... Read more
I'm a runner!
Yesterday, I put on my running shoes, put my hair in a ponytail, and went for a run. It was the first time I've ever done so of my own free will (i.e., not as an angsty teenager in gym class). I finally felt like I was healthy enough and in go... Read more
Breaking the plateau!
Apparently I did something right, because I'm down to 79.4 kg (175 lbs) as of today! If I'm being honest, of the things I changed this week, the ones I changed the most were my strength training and my eating habits. Doing my strength training... Read more
Living in plateau-land...
So these past three weeks I have bounced around the same half a kilogram, despite exercising more and not going to extremes on eating. I read the SP articles on Plateau-Busting, and with them in mind I changed up my fitness plan, eating plan, a... Read more
It's Wii Fit Time!
I got a little bit of money as a graduation present from my grandmother and a Wii from my parents, and I decided to put it to good use - I am now the proud owner of a Wii Fit Plus! I've used the one at my parents' when I've visited, but I'm exc... Read more
Down 15 pounds!
Well, moving must be a big calorie burn (and the fitness tracker agrees with me!) because after a week of lugging boxes, unpacking, and cleaning, I'm now down 15 pounds and at a weight I haven't seen on the scale in almost three years. I'm visi... Read more
Ten down, and a counter-intuitive way to relieve scale stress
As of today, I am down ten pounds from my heaviest weight two months ago. I've been sick for more than a week, so I know some of the weight will come back when my appetite does in full force. But it's still an accomplishment! Being sick has m... Read more
Back on the wagon
After a difficult weekend - I drove more than 1000 km in three days and went to a wedding on Saturday and then my convocation on Sunday night - I'm feeling awful. I'm getting back on track, though, and I managed to track my food all weekend des... Read more
It's been a rough week. I'm still not sleeping well, and despite working hard, I'm up 2 lbs. I lost weight eating rich food and junk at my parents' and now that I'm in my routine and working hard and seeing exercise-related improvements, *now*... Read more
Inadvertent sleep deprivation
I'm exhausted. For some reason, I can't sleep at night and I toss and turn for hours - even my best sleep-inducing techniques are failing me. I still feel good about my exercising, but I'm starting to get physical symptoms of sleep deprivation... Read more
Last night I got two wonderful small successes that reflect the hard work I've been putting into my healthy lifestyle changes.
The first requires some backstory. When I turned 16, my parents gave me a gold ring with a blue sapphire in it a... Read more
And the results are in...
Well, I survived being overfed at my parents', largely because they have a Wii and the Wii Fit Plus package and I played it a lot. In fact, I burned 1200 calories over the three days I was away using the Wii. Besides just the Wii Fit stuff, th... Read more
Going to visit my parents
Right now I'm on a train, going to visit my parents for the weekend. This is my first real test - can I continue to exercise every day, log what I eat, and pay attention to my portions without 1) tipping off my mother that I'm on a diet (I do n... Read more
...I told my boyfriend that I weigh 30 more pounds than he does. When we started dating five years ago, I weighed 20 pounds less than he did and I was the lightest I'd ever been since I finished growing at 14. I've finally been totally honest ... Read more