Friday, May 21, 2010

W2--Day 4:

What a bust. Yesterday was not a good one. The scale still moved this morning, bur just barely. I don't know what happened, I just had no motivation. An to top it off I sabotaged my eating as well. I was quite a bit over my calories, and didn't exercise. This is my first real bad day and I'm not liking it, so I guess I better redouble my efforts because I'm just starting to feel better about myself.

Breakfast was a scramble egg on wheat toast. just a little bit of margarine on my toast.

Lunch was leftover Hamburger Helper Crunchy Taco in a tortilla, (so yummy).

And dinner. . .well, dinner was most of my calories for the day at over 900. We got pizza. We haven't had good pizza in awhile. I had two pieces of the Grilled Chicken Club from Papa John's. . .which probably wouldn't have been so bad by itself, but then I had 3 chicken wings too. I'm weak!

Didn't get any exercise in because, well. . .I just didn't feel like it. And as a snack I had 2 banana nut muffins. Shame, shame on me. Today has to be better. . .right? I will at least get some exercise in. Okay, so, maybe 8 weeks will be hard, but I WILL reach my goal of 160! I have to!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

W2--Day 3:

Today has been tough for me. 

This nursing-while-trying-to-lose-weight thing is certainly a double-edged sword. On the one hand I've got a lot more leeway where calories is concerned. On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure how MUCH that actually is, plus, I'm hungry a lot more than I would usually be and have to decide where the line is between real hunger and boredom hunger. So, really, I'm not sure if I've had a "good" food day or not.

Breakfast was Cream of Wheat. Lunch was PB&J followed by two eggs on a piece of toast a few hours later. Dinner was leftover enchiladas, but not much 'cause there wasn't much left. Haven't really done anything physical today except some cleaning, but in about 15 I'm on my way out to the gym to get some cardio and weights in too. Wish me luck. Oh, and I did have a Dr. Pepper, cause it was the last one left!

W2--Day 2:

Another good day. It's easier to stay away from the sugar and junk food since there's not really any in my house anymore.

It was kind of an early and long morning having to be in Tulare by 8:00 and then going straight to the DMV to renew my license so after I got down there I broke down and stopped at McDonald's and got a sausage muffin with egg and cheese. I know, bad, but I was really hungry. The worst part is, I was hungry an hour later and wishing I hadn't eaten it.

For lunch I had PB&J and then a couple hours later for a between lunch dinner snack I had a bowl of Life cereal.

Dinner was good though. I had a small chicken breast, grilled on my George Foreman Grill, some long grain wild rice, and some broccoli. It was really yummy.

Snacks were one package of Austin cheese and peanut butter crackers, and some Colby Jack cheese. I had a lot of calories, but I worked out too.

Went back to the gym and did some upper body work on machines, then I also did 30 minutes on a treadmill, 20 on a stationary bike and 10 on an elliptical. I guess I couldn't make up my mind.

Scale's still going in the right direction. Haven't stalled yet, and it's always been going down. Don't know how long it will continue, but hope it goes for awhile more. I'd really like to break into the 160's by the end of next week at the latest. I'm getting close!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 2--Day 1:

Woohoo! I had a great day today. 

Well, it felt great anyway.

Cream of Wheat for breakfast.

Leftover enchiladas for lunch (probably a little too much, but hey whatever).

Bowl of Life cereal as a pick-me-up between lunch and dinner.

Corned beef and cabbage for dinner with carrots and potatoes. Mmmmm.

Did about 30 minutes of yoga before it got to hard for me to follow. (arm balancing poses, yikes!)

Went to the gym on a week pass given to me by a friend.

Did 35 minutes on an elliptical and another 30 on a treadmill.

After about 2 minutes I thought "Oh, I am so over this!"

Fortunately, it gets better after that.

Also some random core/ab work, since that's the weight day I'm on.

I feel really good.

Drumroll please...

My official week one weight loss comes to a total of...

4.5 lbs!

I feel great! About 5-10 lbs. more and I will be able to fit into A LOT of my old clothes that have not fit for far too long.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

8 weeks?

I was really worried at the beginning of this that I wouldn't be able to make it 8 weeks. I thought "what have I done?"--'cause this was my idea--"I can't go 8 whole weeks trying to be super good! My birthday is in there and the ward bake-off and who knows what else! I will probably lose momentum about halfway through and kind of give up." Fortunately, after one successful week, I think I've changed my mind about this. 

Taken one day at a time and this is really not so daunting. Plus, it REALLY helps to know there are several others doing the same thing at the same time. I feel accountable to all of them. It's a great support system.

And while it's great to have friends to do this kind of thing with, I feel more accountable to my family. They see me frequently. They will know if I'm losing weight and looking better, plus, I have a stronger desire to impress them than my friends. Is that weird?

1 week down, 7 to go. One day at a time, one meal at a time, sometimes one hour at a time, (I think I'll make that my new motto), But all the same, I want to try to make a lifestyle change and made exercise a habit and food decisions a conscious thought. No more compulsive eating. . .okay, a lot less.

Day 7:

Week one complete!

And not too bad I think. Today was a decent day. Had waffles for breakfast, and a glass of milk cause I can't totally give it up. But I have been a lot better about not drinking some every time I open the fridge. Fortunately, I really do love water.

For lunch I had the rest of the leftover sunday chicken rice, and then half a turkey-chunks sandwich (it was canned turkey chunks, but you know how all canned meat smells and tastes the same so it was like eating tuna).

Dinner was yummy red-sauce, Mexican style enchiladas and some refried beans. I know it probably wasn't a "healthy" choice, but it was yummy and the rest of my day wasn't too bad, though I probably went over my carb allowance. Oh well. It's the weekend, right?

I took a break today from exercise. I'm very slightly sore all over (like the kind you notice with a good stretch; ya know, it's a good kind of sore?) and I definitely think my muscles need at least one day off a week.

1 Dr. Pepper

So, here I come Week Two. When I weigh in tomorrow I will post my official weight loss for the week. Crossing my fingers that it's a good number!

Day 6:

I had an okay day. I decided to give myself a little reward since I've been pretty good all week and I didn't stress too much about what I ate yesterday. I had Life cereal for breakfast and then some Pasta Roni Fettuccine with some turkey chunks in it for lunch. For dinner we had some Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper, burrito style (good stuff) and I drank a fair amount of water too.

I did a 40 minute skate which made a little headache I'd had coming on go away. I think I've discovered the exercise really helps my headaches, which is great, because I haven't really had any all week.

I ate a fair amount of junk yesterday:
3 See's Candies (but they're gone now so not more temptations!)
strawberry ice cream
kettle corn

However, I was still not that far above my calories (according to myfitnesspal and that is not accounting for my nursing twins) so, really I was probably still under with the exercise. That's why I didn't feel too bad. Still having to fight the craving for sugar though. Ugh. Hope it's not always here.