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Every bite and other randomness

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This is what tracking every bite does to the "Snack" section of my tracker.

I said yesterday that I am a notorious nibbler and there it is in living color. I had to figure out how much of a serving 2 turkey pepperonis were and 3 Cheezits. But it all adds up. My nibbling counted for 107 calories yesterday. 100 extra calories a day can help you gain a pound in a month.

Will I stop nibbling? Doubtful, the time between getting home from work and dinner time is awful for me. I'm in the kitchen, feeding my daughter (who enjoys feeding me snacks) and it's hard not to have a bite here and there. I just need to make sure I have the room in my calorie range for it.

Speaking of, the last few days I have been starving. Real, legitimate hunger despite eating mostly nutritious foods and eating in the middle of my calorie range. So I ate. Then I changed my weight loss goal so that my calorie alotment would be higher. Hunger is not a long term weight loss strategy and for someone like me, allowing that to continue even a few days would lead to binging.

I think I am going to change my weigh-in day to Tuesday. For some reason, I guess weekend eating which I don't think is too different than my weekday eating but whatever, on Mondays my weight tends to fluctuate high. Then on Tuesday it drops back down.

Last Monday, I weighed in at 218 and Tuesday I was down to 217, more in line with where I had been the previous days. Yesterday, I weighed 216.6 and this morning I was 214.8. I like Tuesdays much better! Yes, I weigh everyday. Allowing myself to skip a day leads to skipping a week which leads to denial. If I don't see the scale going up, it isn't really happening. For other people, once a week or month or whatever may be a better system.

I am up to running 2.5 miles without walking now. It seems so weird that less than 2 months ago I was doing no running at all. I am scheduled to run a 5K on May 7 and I should be ready to go barring injury (knock on wood). I'm excited. I haven't added to my race t-shirt collection in almost 2 years.

"Shooting at the walls of cellulite. Bang, bang. I am the Warrior."

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    tonight, my almost 2yo was feeding me goldfish. I probably only ate a dozen or so. But, does it count if I didn't feed them to myself?? ;)
    2598 days ago
    Ooh I love a good challenge!! Hee hee. I'm glad this is a good exercise for you! Keep up the good work tracking.
    2608 days ago
    LOVE YOUR LAST LINE!!! you should make it your sig line. or I might steal it...
    2609 days ago
    I too am wanting to be in the 190's sooo bad! Never in my teenage-adult life have I EVER been in the 100's. The closest I have ever gotten before this was 207. I am at 201.6......it is soooooooo close I can feel it! :) C'mon girls! WE CAN DO IT!
    2610 days ago
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    I'm hoping to reach Onederland by the end of the challenge. I don't really set timelines for myself but it would be a nice way to start the summer. My first goal is to hit 209 and no longer be obese.

    I will totally remind you to weigh yourself occasionally, even though you said pizza while I am hungry.
    2610 days ago
    The snacks section and tracking EVERYTHING is definitely a learning experience!! Great work with the running - it's so amazing!! I'm super impressed! Best of luck on your 5K!! emoticon
    2610 days ago
    You are my feckin' hero, girl.

    HEY. You and i are the same weight. Give or take a couple of pounds. Can you be sure to ask me if I weighed myself sometimes?

    We can celebrate our last 15 ish lbs of 200-hood, and totally beat the crap out of them into One-derland.

    Just us? C'mon. I want that 199 so bad I can nearly taste it. Taste it like yummy cheesy pizza. (Slap! -- sorry).

    What's your bet of when you'll hit 199?
    I'm really REALLY hoping for June 15. Is that reasonable? That's my 15th anniversary.

    pretty please?
    2610 days ago
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