Saturday, May 29, 2010

W3--Day 5:

Yep, just as I feared I actually did worse today then I did yesterday. Is that even possible?? Apparently. My problem is obviously sugar. Sugar is bad, BAD, BAD for my body!

I had a Jamba Juice for breakfast which wasn't too bad cause it was only 210 calories and all fruit. Then Carolyn took me out to lunch at Tahoe Joe's. I had a grilled chicken breast, which wasn't too bad really, and green beans. However, the mound of mashed potatoes was probably at least twice the size of anything I needed to eat. . .but I did anyway.

Then the bad stuff really happened. Had two sammies from Quiznos for dinner, Rachel bought me a cupcake at Encore, and mom bought a German Chocolate Cake for my birthday. Ahhh! Attack of the sugar. Oh, and I had half a can of soda at Encore too. It's no wonder I've gone up two pounds.

I would love to say I'll be better from here on out, but the reality is, I don't think it will get too much better until after Memorial Day. . .which is Tuesday. . .which, in my opinion is too many days away. Too, too many. Let's at least hope I can keep myself stable for the next 3 days.

W3--Day 4:

I was doing so well! But, yesterday I gave into my snickers craving, then today I went to our RS activity and they had root beer floats, so I caved, which wouldn't have been so bad except that when I came home Paul had made chocolate chip cookies. And, I was too weak not to have a couple. Curse you junk food!

I tried to go walking/jogging, but my knees hurt to bad. I did do some pilates, and then rollerbladed some, but I don't feel like I made up for my terrible eating. I've been so good until this week. And when I lost it, I REALLY lost it. And tomorrow's my birthday so that's probably not going to be pretty either.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

W3--Day 3:

BIG cheat yesterday. I had a Snickers bar. And no, not a fun-sized one. It was yummy and I don't feel bad. I've been working really hard and I needed a reward. In fact, I've been a little concerned that I've been losing too fast. I don't want to drop it all so fast that it goes right back on. I really am trying for a permanent lifestyle change and learning to make better decision, but I'm certainly not going to cut out all the yummy stuff that makes life enjoyable.

However my food through the day was good. Had Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast, leftover Hamburger Helper for lunch and a quarter of Alexa's grilled cheese sandwich, then we had a yummy dinner of turkey patties mixed with celery, cream of mushroom soup, some onion, croutons (we were out of bread) and some other seasonings. It was Paul's idea. He found a recipe for canned tuna patties. We had these canned turkey chunks that we need to use. They were actually really yummy, and pretty healthy too! I think we may have to add it as a regular on our menu rotation. I love it when Paul has a great idea. We had rice pilaf and corn with it.

For exercise, I did a whole Tae Bo video. Yep, made it through the whole thing and felt great. I'm stronger than I thought I was, but I can also feel myself getting some of my muscle back quickly. I can even do a few push ups again, yay.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guess what I did this morning??

I went through my closet, tried on jeans and shirt and was actually able to get rid of things that are too big! Plus, on the flip side, I was able to put some things back into my drawers and back on hangers that were too small and now fit! I feel so good! I kept my small clothes planning on being able to fit into them some day, but I'm getting rid of my "fat clothes". I don't ever want to have to use them again! (And I don't want to know I'm safe in the back of my mind, and that I have something to wear.) The only big clothes I want to wear are maternity clothes. This is me, excited. =D

W3--Day 2:

Yesterday was good. I've discovered that I really need to find a happy middle in order to lose efficiently. If I don't do anything and eat the way I want I'm not going to lose much. On the other hand, if I restrict my eating a lot and exercise more than 45-60 minutes a day I'm also not going to lose much. I need those calories, especially now, and I don't have to hyper-regulate my diet to be okay right now. This is really good news for me because, well, I like to eat. =)

I've been having a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies, but I've resisted. To be honest, I don't know how much longer I can hold out. But, I was good yesterday! I had cereal for breakfast, eggs and a piece of toast for lunch with the tiny bit leftover from dinner the night before (chicken and rice in cream of mushroom soup and veggies), and hamburger helper for dinner. I realize hamburger helper isn't the most healthy choice, but if you eat decent-sized helpings it's okay, right? Well, I feel okay about it, so I guess that works.

After dinner I went for a walk/run (walk 4 minutes, run 1). It sprinkled on me! Pretty well too. It was kind of weird, but a pretty nice workout. I do a loop around the canal next to us and it took me about 30 minutes. It's probably about 2.5 to 3 miles. I've never been very good at judging distances.

Anyhoo, I'm getting there, little by little. But most importantly, I'm feeling so much better, physically and mentally. It's even showing with how I interact with the kids (still have a lot of work to do there, but line upon line, right?)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I'm officially down in the 160s! 
and don't want to ever see the 170 again except when I'm pregnant. 
Let's hope I can keep this up. 
I'm very excited.

Monday, May 24, 2010

W3--Day 1:

Ugh, this is hard! Today was neither bad nor good. Well, okay, a little more bad than good. On the plus, a friend came over and brought her boys which took Keith out of my hair for a little while which was great! On the minus side, I didn't get any workout in because a friend came to visit and because after that I was filling out paperwork trying to get a loan modification so we can afford to live here even on our current income. (Wish us luck that that pans out...)

Food was decent...until dinner. We need to go grocery shopping. I ended up having to go out to get ink to print out the paperwork and picked up dinner while I was out because we didn't have anything planned on the menu tonight. Since I hadn't eaten a ton of other food today I don't think it will completely undo me, but it's not a good thing either. And I'm having serious sugar cravings! I want chocolate chip cookies something fierce! But, I have to be really good this week so that I can enjoy a couple things at the ward bake-off next Monday.

Hope I can make it through.

Total weight loss for week two

is 3.5 lbs. Not too shabby. I'm oh-so-close to getting back into the 160's for the first time in over 4 years. 

Almost there!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

W2--Day 7:

Okay, two weeks down. Well, not quite. It is only 7:25. Gotta make it to bed time without losing it, but hopefully I can hold out because today hasn't been too bad. Sunday's my one day off from exercise. Food wasn't super great, but with 3 hours of church in the middle of my day it's hard to eat on a decent schedule. Crossing my fingers that the weight I lost today stays off tomorrow when I step on the scale again. It's kind of iffy since my day yesterday was so awful. Really quick weight loss like today after a day like yesterday usually pops right back, so I tried to be good today to keep as much of it off as possible, but I'm not holding my breath.

W2--Day 6:

Oh my goodness!! I didn't think it could get worse, but it did yesterday. I think I hit my all-time low so far. Oh no, not junk, just not eating at all. So much worse, I think. I did at lease have a bowl of cereal before I left for the gym because I didn't want to go on a completely empty stomach. That just about ended up being the only thing I ate all day. No, not because I was trying to starve myself into losing weight. I think that's a stupid method. It was just a busy day. I had Rachel's choir concert thing, and I was at the auditorium most of the second half of the day, and of course, no food there. Then, didn't have much time between rehearsal and start of the concert, and after the concert I didn't want to eat that late.Ugh.

I ended up eating a small (single serving) bag of Chex Mix, and then some of the leftover blonde brownie when we got home (at almost 11:00). Let's just say it was a horrible day.

About the only good part of the day: I discovered the rowing machine at the gym. Wow. LOVE it! Now, even more sad it was my last gym day and that I waited all week to try it out because I thought about it earlier in the week and didn't get to it for some reason (forgot about it maybe?).

Let's hope week 3 is better than week 2 has been...

W2--Day 5:

Scale didn't move again, but I'd rather stall than go up.

Ate horribly again. Not so much in quality, but in quantity, though I did break down and make some blonde brownies.

Only thing that probably saved me was lots of exercise. I'm really going to miss the gym when my week pass is up.