That sounds so incredible, I'm so jealous!! I'm an avid hiker, and I looove the reward of a beautiful view. I also went hiking this weekend, though in a much more low-ley way with my Mom. So nice!
Breakfast English muffin with peanut butter, 1 square of dark chocolate Snack Mandarin oranges, an apple Lunch Lean ground beef and veggie stir fry with a litttle bit of brown rice Dinner Baked chicken cooked in cream of chicken soup with brocolli
Feeling really determined. I've been pushing myself a lot at the gym and I'm really seeing the results in my shape. My BF's Mom just joined a gym, too, and we're going to try to work out together soon, which I am very excited for.
My food intake has been pretty darn good. I've been trying to find other hobbies that aren't just mindless munching or drinking or being lazy. So yesterday I worked out for a while at home, and then sewed and did some other crafty stuff. It felt good.View Thread
Good job, Kali! Every ounce counts, and especially if you know you haven't done as well as you could, a half pound loss is excellent!
hahaha Yeeeah, my display pic was from forever ago, my hair had grown out to about halfway between my shoulders and midback, and I cropped it so it's like boy short in the back and like a tapered bob towards the front. The hair dresser was like "A trim?" and I was like "Uhh...11 inches" hahahaha
I try to be pretty ballsy when it comes to my appearance. I have a bunch of tattoos and three piercings in my nose! I like novelty more than I like any specific look...though I'm jealous of your length! Wow! hahaha I'd never have the patience!
I'm going to get back to eating the bulk of my calories early in the day. I've found this works best for me, and keeps me pumped enough to have really good work outs!
Breakfast Whole wheat pasta, peppers, lean ground beef in some organic sauce Snack Apple, baby food Lunch Spinach tortilla, hummus, and mixed greens Dinner Oatmeal w/ flax, maybe a yogurtView Thread
My vote goes for distraction, too. Find something else as an outlet for your stress, perhaps even exercise. Next time you're thinking about eating when you're stressing, go for a brisk five minute walk instead.
I've found that after taking the healthy initiative and going for a walk, the last thing I want to do it weigh down my stomach with comfort foods.
Kali, camping sounds like so much fun!! Have so much fun on your hike! That's one of my favorite things to do, I'm jealous you get to this weekend!
And it sounds like your activity levels are good at least, an occasional milk shake isn't a game changer, especially if you're walking to it!!
Forever, I'm at the exact same weight, 139.6! hahahaha And now the real competition begins! I'm a little pissed because it's a small gain for me, but my head's back in the game! Even went for an exceedingly pleasant early morning walk today!
Wooo! Size 6!!!
Thanks for the compliment on the pics...I lost almost a foot of hair!! hahaha I feel a little bald, but I feel the cropped hair is more "me". My friends are all telling me I look "tiny" now, and M LOVES it, which makes me really happy.
I'm still trying to adjust to my appearance. In a good way, but geez, going to the gym all the time makes such a difference!View Thread
We've got us some crazy sunshine 'round here, too...and picking up a grill would be a marvelous idea!
heh, I feel ya on the Gram problem. Mine's biiig into food as a social thing, and I'm nervous for when she gets back from Florida and wants to go out once a week with me! hahaha I'm glad you were able to monitor yourself so well, though. And strawberry pie is delicious, so really if you had to use extra calories at least it's on something where the taste is worthwhile! You made up for it Sunday, and that's what really counts.
I think having a meat free dinner is a great idea. People really didn't evolve to be eating meat every night, it's only really our culture that makes meat the focal point of meals. I've had some luck substituting tofu for meat, and just heaps and heaps of veggies.
I'm not gonna lie, I need a kick in the ass.
My weekend diet was total crap because Saturday I didn't eat really much at all, just got surprisingly busy and didn't plan...Sunday was my Chinese food night, and I actually did really well not going crazy with that at all...but then Monday I got outta work early and had a Doritos Taco at Taco Bell (why do these even exist?) and yesterday I was just a munching maniac, I felt like I simply could not get satiated. I also had a small fry from McDonald's, because my friends stopped there and I figured "Maybe if I eat something more substantial, I won't keep munching" but uhh...fries do not equal more substantial!
So I'll be very lucky not to gain this week, forget about a loss. I'm further away from my 135 again, and pretty disheartened. I've been using the scale to "monitor" myself, but really I've just been punishing myself for not doing well, and using the scale to judge myself and beat myself up.
It sucks. It sucks! And I know I'm doing it, and I can't help myself. I'm so disappointed I back-tracked when I'd been doing so well, and it all started with my basically not eating for a day....This whole game's all about consistency, but I was so worried about having a bad day Saturday that it totally threw me off for the next four days! Uuuugh. I was so close, and now my body's right back up around 141...I know I didn't eat enough excess to gain 3 "real" pounds, but still, so disheartening.
My exercise has been perfect, though, at least. I've been religious about the gym, using my elliptical at home, and have been walking around a lot, too! If I can keep up my exercise momentum and get my ass back into gear with eating, I'll easily burn off the excess of the last few days...
Heh, without this thread, this accountability, I'd be throwing in the towel. This is the second time I've gotten stuck around this number and then had a gain-back, and it really makes me think my body doesn't "want" to be smaller...actually, that's crap, it makes me think being smaller will take more effort than I can give, which is terrible, actually, because of the implication of feeling "unworthy" of being slender/healthy...Siiigh.
Thanks for keeping me accountable!!! Tomorrow starts a new week, right? One crappy weigh in is no reason to stop, damnit! hahahaView Thread
Good job on making up for the crummy months so promptly! Life happens, it's easy to angst out about stuff like that, but getting back on track is just all ya can do.
And congrats on the new job! Sounds like it'll be a liiiittle crazy schedule-wise, but for your weight loss goals, you're totally right hahaha you won't have time to be mindless munching!
I am craaazy motivated now. It's so easy to quell the desire to overeat, because I am so close to where I wanna be! I can't believe I'm so close! Once I hit 130 I'll get out of actively losing mode and see what happens. I can't believe this body is my body. I saw a full-length picture of me for the first time in a long while yesterday...and it was good! My arms aren't flabby the way they were, my tummy's not the mountain it was turning into, even my big ol' Italian thighs looked decent. Cannot believe it!!!
I was in the car yesterday with my parents and my Dad noticed I had cans of fruit in my backseat. He was gently teasing me about it, and I said "Shut up!" It's better than stopping and getting a Snickers!" and he laughed and said "I guess you're right, can I have one?" so I let him and for the rest of the ride, he was talking about how much better it tasted than candy, and how it was better texture-wise and how he liked the juice and stuff. He was really impressed with my dedication to not mindless eating, and said he was going to start doing cans of fruit, too! I was really happy.
Breakfast Peanut butter on an english muffin Snack Apple Lunch Tons of cauliflower, which I tried for the first time yesterday and loved! Dinner I'm going to be bad tonight and have the first Chinese food I've had since January 15th (gotta love food journaling!). I'm crazy in the mood for it, but I also know I'm not going to go nuts with it. I can have a few dumplings, some rice, some seasoned veggies, and not gorge myself. I'm excited for this treat! View Thread
I cried. No joke. This is the first time I've been in any kind of shape in 7ish years. This is the best shape of my life. I'm so freakin proud. The scale doesn't "matter", per se, but seeing the tangible results of all the efforts I've been making is fantastic.
It's also great sliding on a pair of size 6 dress slacks and having them start to be loose.
So now I only have 4 lbs. to lose in 2 weeks to be on track for my goal for this month...I don't know how realistic it is, but I'm gonna work my ass off! hahaha literally!
Breakfast Cottage cheese with pineapple, a square of dark chocolate Snack Lemon yogurt, an apple Lunch Some sort of soup Dinner Sausage, pepper, and onion stir fry with some brown riceView Thread
Holy (bleep)!!! Keep up the incredible work, honey! Your body is really responding to your excellent habits! You're SO going to hit your goal for vaca!
I'm stuck at 140. I've been slightly hesitant to change anything the last 2 weeks, but I'm plateauing again, so I guess I gotta! To be fair, for a little while I was doing a lot more on my days off, the past two weeks I've been pretty sedentary, just small walks. View Thread
Color me delighted! Good for you! Date night should never equal agonizing morning. And really, by Thursday those ounces will be off you anyway, so why give yourself the angst?
Keep up the great work!
I prefer checking once a week now that I feel it really is my always routine to eat well...it's like a little surprise hug, my body saying "Hey! Thanks for being so good to me this week!" because I am just consistently good to it now.View Thread