I was single mom all weekend again, b/c Steve went to St. Louis to visit with a h/s friend that was in visiting from California.
I don't have much to report, other than the weekend was a pretty good success in terms of eating. No formal exercise, except for cleaning, laundry, errands, etc...
I did indulge in some pizza Saturday night, but got spinache and onions on mine. I also ate 2 cookies yesterday that I baked for my family, but in terms of how my weekends CAN go, a couple of cookies was a fine treat.
I can also report that I am in a solid size 8 and a medium shirt in just about every vendor that I normally buy. I like knowing this, because I am NOT a "try-er on-er". I like to buy and go. I shop like a guy sometimes! So it is nice to know what size I really am.
Ok, signing off to go watch the Smurf movie with the little ones!!
I was at 143.0 this morning. That is a 2.2 pound loss from last week.
I lost a total of 6.4 pounds in the month of Feb, which exceeds my goal of 5 pounds by 1.4 pounds. Not bad for a short month!
I have officially lost 10% of my total body weight, which was a mini goal that I am pleased to have achieved.
My next short term goal is to be below 140.0 by mid month. And of course to continue to work out, tone up and eat healthy.
Couldn't be more pleased with this months progress, and it wasn't even that hard! This eating right/exercising thing is totally doable as long as you keep your head in the game and meet each day with determination to make good choices.View Thread
This weekend was a challenge for me. Friday night Alex had 3 boys spend the night, and I ordered them pizza and made brownies for them. (This was part of Alex's birthday celebration.) Then Saturday morning he asked me to go get them Krispy Kreme donuts. And since I am incapible of saying no to him, I did it.
I did not eat the pizza or the brownies, I had a BLT instead. And I am not tempted by donuts. My least favorite sweet thing. But Saturday night it was just me and my step kids, so we went to a local sandwich shop, and I ate too much.
Sunday was a carb fest of home made whole wheat waffles and bacon for breakfast, and potato soup w/ french bread for dinner.
The calorie count wasn't horrendous, but the food choices def could have been better.
I do so much better doing the week. Weekends always mess with me. Again, not in terms of calories, but in what KIND of calories.
All part of the journey I suppose! Hope M had a fabulous birthday and that you enjoyed celebrating it with him!View Thread
Weekly weigh in! Can't believe it's Thursday already. Days and weeks are flying by.
Today I was at 145.2 for a 1.4 loss from last week. I am pleased with that progress. Plus "the red coats are coming" if you know what I mean, so any loss this week is a victory!
I have not posted DFJ's lately, and that is because my daily food doesn't change all that much. Breakfast is oatmeal w/ peanut butter or boiled eggs. Lunch is a protein or soup with veggies, greek yogurt or an apple with peanut butter. 2 cups of coffee with equal and half and half.
Last nights dinner was chilli. Generally I have a protein and a veg. Not doing much rice, pasta, potatoes or bread in my evening meal.
I hope you are having a fabulous day friend!View Thread
I am impressed that you were able to hike 2 days in a row! And since I have sincerely gotten lost in my own neighborhood, I certainly am impressed that you got lost and then got found again in unfamiliar territory!
I have failed miserably at the not weighing everyday plan. I can't help it. It is a compulsion.
Monday was Alex's 15th birthday, so I worked a half day and we had lunch and dinner out, plus I made him a chocolate chip cookie cake w/ M & M's. I didn't not have a great day, but it wasn't a horrible day either. But on Tuesday morning I "made" myself weigh, as though it was some sort of penance, because I knew I was going to be up a bit. What can I say? I am sick....View Thread
Pi, I love that plan. I have often thought I should try that, because like you were saying, I tend to become a slave to it. It makes and breaks my mood.
I was thinking this morning about what a dumb-azz I am about it too. As of yesterday I have lost a total of 12.4 pounds. My goal is to lose 25 at least, 30 at most. So essentially I am 1/2 way there, right? In my crazy brain, I have not officially lost 12 and a half pounds, so am not officially half way to my first goal.
Isn't that psychotic? Why do those tiny tenths of a pound mean so much to me? Who cares. 146.2 or 146.8...it is still 146. Not 147 or 145. Just 146.
Maybe I need to get a dial scale instead of digital?
Or maybe, Like you I need to chill and be healthy and not give a damn about the stupid number on the scale at all!
I guess I am just far too immediate gratification oriented. I need to see evidence of my success right away.
I used to work at Eddie Bauer (Not for money...for the discount...I got 50% off, and EB is one of my fave stores.) Anyway...I was a size 4/6 when I worked there, and as you can imagine I bought ALOT of clothes. I have no less than 8-10 pairs of pants, jeans, slacks etc...that I purchased while I worked there. I just want to get back into that ball park so that I can wear those lovely pants again. I know that when I hit the 136-138 weight range that those pants will fit again.
I SHOULD just pull out a pair of those pants and try them on once a week and let that be my guide and motivation as they get closer and closer to fitting me. Ok, that is my plan. I am going to TRY not to weigh everyday and I am going to pick my favorite pair of pants and hang them on the closet door as my 'carrot on a stick' to celebrate my changing body, and health and not the stupid numbers!View Thread
Today I was at 146.6 for a 2 pound loss from last week.
I am kind of surprised to see such a large drop, since this was not a perfect week. We had pizza on Valentine's Day, and I even ate a couple of chocolates. I felt like I over did the carbs too, having a baked potato on Monday night, and some bread with dinner Sunday.
Apparantly, mixing it up and keeping my body guessing is sometimes effective.
I am still 2.6 pounds from reaching my goal of 144 by March 1st. I also am looking towards a milestone goal of 143.0 which would be 10% of my total body weight lost. I would like to see that number on our weigh in on March 8th.
As I ponder about your shopping trip, I am proud of both of us, because I have noted a trend in our food journels (you are better about posting than I...I must work on that...)
Anyway, have you noticed that our lists are actually food, like grown from the earth, meant to be consumed my humans?
I am so proud and glad that we are not being sucked in by the diet industry. No "100 Calorie pack of Oreo's" on our lists. No pretend food, manufactured in a lab, with only a trace of actual food left in them by the time all of the man-made additives to enhance flavor (and in my opinion, addiction) added.
I do not mean to imply that I never eat junk, or that I intend to never eat junk again. I am just saying that perhaps by intention or accident, we have come to a place where we are nourishing our bodies in a much healthier and more appropriate way that perhaps ever before. (for me.)View Thread
Just a quick check in. I feel like I may have broken the 148 plateau that I have been stuck on for a couple of weeks. (The scale seemed to be stuck at just over 148 or just under.) Yesterday and today I was in the low to mid 147 range.
I have not been as dilligent with the exercise and food this week either, so go figure. Sometimes I think that our bodies let loose of the weight when it is darn good and ready...
I will be interested to see what the scale tells me tomorrow on our official weigh in day. I was a little more careful with my breakfast and lunch preparations today.
Breakfast: boiled egg and cup of coffee w a dash of cream and equal
Lunch: 2nd boiled egg, apple wi a bit of peanut butter and some cukes with guacamole.
Snack: greek yogurt with walnuts
Will likely have another cup of decaf with cream/equal.
Dinner: unk...Busy night. Alex has bass lessons, and Cori has an orchestra concert. Steve will go one direction with the girls, and I will go another with the boys. Such is our lives....View Thread
I totally understand where you are coming from! I have had similiar experiences with the, "You don't need to lose any weight" comments. I never know how to respond either. Although in '07 I was diagnosed with hypothyroid. I was really, really sick w/ it b/c although I felt crappy, I just chalked it up to poor eating, stress and getting older...So by the time I was diagnosed, I was really sick.
I was really concerned about being 36 years old at that time, and being on life long meds. So I launched a health quest! When properly medicated I lost 33 pounds from April - October, and went to the gym religously at least 3-4 times per week. I got those, "Too thin" comments all of the time, and I finally started answering back, much like you, with, "This is not a diet, it is a health quest." and sometimes I would go into the whole story. Been really sick, life long meds, blah, blah, blah.
I agree that it is sort of a personal and rude conversation to launch into. Why not just go with, "You look great!" and leave it at that. A young man that I work with (he is about 25-26ish) has said to me and my bff in the past, "Your girls are looking younger every day..." when we were actively losing weight, which I thought was a sweet and polite way to put it, but of course since you are barely out of infancy, that might not be quite the compliment to you that it is to us old ladies!
Have you ever encountered people that seem to take your weight loss and health quest as a personal afront? Particularly people that need to lead a healthier life style or drop a few pounds? I have been met with what I can only call thinly veiled hostility from people. As if my health quest and weight loss is a banner that I am wearing that says, "I am getting healthy and losing weight, and you are a big fat fatty fat." I guess sometimes our successes can mirror their failures to those that are prone to such comparisons? Kwim?
A story for you...
My daughter shared this with me the other night, she said, "Mom, Suzi and I were talking about how sometimes you get a little "thick" and then you hit the gym and you slim back down. We call it, "Becca syndrome"...whenever someone gains and loses weight sporatically."
I thought that was funny, but I was also very happy to know that my daughter equates my gym going with my weight loss. I hope that in her head she will think, "If I need to lose weight, I need to get more active." I have always worried about my girls and eating disorders. I know that there have been times in my life when I bordered on anorexic behaviors. Obsessively counting calories, over exercising, not eating more than 400-500 calories a day, etcc.....So I take comfort in the idea that I image now that exercise and not obsessing over food is the key to weight management.
And one last report: the slacks I am wearing today are too big. Not a big deal, except for the fact that in December I wanted to wear them, and could not, because they were obscenely too tight, (Think slight camel toe action, not to be gross.) Now they are not only comfy, but on the too loose to wear side. It can't just be the 10 pounds I have lost, I must have toned something up in the gym. Have I told you, that in '07 when I lost all of that weight, I went down an entire pant size when I added exercise? I did not lose 1 single pound, but went from a 6 to a 4 in 2 months by exercising.
Thats enough for now. Have a happy rest of the week friend!View Thread