Well today I weighed in at 145. 5 lbs below my original goal weight, which I hit in October. I'm not overly skinny or anything, 140 would put me at a normal BMI. I had a largely deboucherous evening on Saturday that ended around 3am, so I thought FOR SURE I would have gained, after having drank 4 cocktails and ate so much junk. It's also my "lady time" of the month. But, maybe that's a sign my body wants more food? I'm not sure. My max according to SP is 1830, and I tend to eat 1700-1750 during the week to allow for a bit more indulging on the weekend. I guess I should aim to eat 1800-1850 to see what that does. I find it hard, both physically and psychologically, to eat that much. We'll find out for sure in about 2 weeks when I head to my BF's family's home for a week, they don't eat healthy at all, and I won't really have good internet access to track. Will be an interesting experiment at least.
I also might try to up my calories at breakfast a little. I found a recipe on how to make your own chicken breakfast sausage so I might make that and make little sausage and cheese sandwiches (I don't like eggs) with whole grain english muffins. It'd probably be around 200-250 calories, right now I eat 120. I also have zero interest in eating my yogurt snack these days, so maybe I can switch my breakfast fiber bar to my afternoon snack to replace the yogurt.
I feel like I'm not overeating, but I'm barely keeping it within the tracker most days this week. Schedule is not routine this week and it's been a struggle to get the workouts in (but I've been doing it). I guess I feel like I'm struggling in general lately with SP, it's just been so long without improvement.
I've been irritable and not feeling 100% well this week. I still managed to exercise every day but wasn't as peppy.
I weighed and measured today. My weight hasn't changed for about a month. My waist measurement is 1/4" smaller but my hip measurement did not change. I had a pretty good feeling the other day when I tried on a top that had been pretty tight and now it fits so something changed somewhere.
My wedding anniversary is this coming week and I think I am going to suggest cooking something special at home to dh instead of going out for food.
Ate yesterday like I never heard of SparkPeople! Still, I filled my plate once when a few years ago that same plate would have been piled high a couple of times. Took two desserts, but only tasted each (torn between "waste not, want not" and being outright rude to the kind people who brought them). Did not have time for a proper workout, but did take the dog for a nice walk and was on my feet nearly the entire day.
Today, got right back on track with the exercise, still over on nutrition but my mini-goal was to be completely back on track by Sunday. ("On track" for me means exercise and nutrition are both in range on the tracker).
Knuckles145- That is really tough to deal with. I'm sorry for your loss.
My mother-in-law called at 6:30 this morning. Dh has been trying to call and find out if we are still on for Thanksgiving or what but she has never answered her phone or called back. He was starting to wonder if she was in the hospital or something. She is fine of course. We are going to her house on Thanksgiving day. Hopefully we will only be eating lunch away from home.
I planned a lot of meatless meals for this week. I think in December I will make eating more fruits and vegetables a priority.
Yesterday I logged 10,635 steps in 67 minutes and today 7,519 steps in 68 minutes. I think I was active about the same amount so there probably really wasn't over 3,000 steps difference but a technical difficulty. I mainly track steps for curiosity so it isn't a big deal.
Fitness Minutes: (18,443) Posts: 1,848 11/20/12 2:19 P
Well I survived my Las Vegas trip LOL. I weighed in at 149 this morning (up from 146.5 last Thursday) but I'm assuming (hoping haha) most of it is water weight from all the sodium I ate, alcohol I drank, and water retention from the plane ride. We'll see. My original goal was 150 so even if I really am at 149 it's not the end of the world, and I know what to do to lose the weight again if I have to.
We only did 1 buffet meal so that was good. I got one plate with a big salad and some veggies, and some pieces of mozzarella cheese, and ate most of that (some of the veggies tasted funny so I didn't eat those). Then I went back and got 1 small slice of pizza and a piece of chicken. The chicken was horrible and dry, so I didn't eat most of it. Then they had these little mini desserts, I had 2 of those. So, not great, but not horrible either, and I remembered why I don't like eating at buffets!
I'm planning on eating normally, maybe a little bit on the lighter side, and trying to keep my sodium down for the next few days. My folks arrive tomorrow night, and they want to take us out to dinner on Wednesday night... then Turkey Day.
Congratulations to you both! You both did great! Making healthy choices is hard when you're under stress and when you feel like you are not making good progress.
I've done well this week, working out and eating right. Yesterday was both good and bad...Didn't eat enough, only a thousand calories for the day, but I passed my speciality certification exam! I was too stressed in the morning to eat much then was exhausted afterwards. Drove 300 miles round trip to take the test and the test took nearly 3 hours! I was so glad to be done, and totally exhausted afterwards!
I suggest that we start a new chat thread each week or each month so they do not get too long to actually follow.
KNUCKLES145- It sounds like you did really well in choosing healthier behavior this week.
I have pushed myself to exercise every day even though I had my period and I wasn't feeling like it every day. I lost 1 pound this week which is good because my weight hasn't shifted for a couple of weeks and I also usually gain weight with my period but didn't really this time.
I was trying to figure out where to post about my weigh in this morning and how things are going, and wasn't sure where to it, didn't really want to post a whole thread about me, so thought I would start a "daily chat" thread.
Post anything and everything you want to here :)
the past week I have really tried to do good, but yesterday I was in a major funk that normally would have sent me eating and drinking out of control diet wise. Instead I called a friend and we went for a good walk/hike.
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