Another Weigh-In

I weighed in again this morning, and this time I’m back up to 159.4.

So. Frustrating.

What the hell is the point of all this if I’m going to fluctuate like that and can’t make my goals?!?!?!



November 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm 2 comments

Mid-Week Weigh-In

This morning I weighed myself, and discovered to my great astonishment that I’m down to 158.2!  Hooray!  That’s nearly two pounds this week already!

I’m giving myself a virtual high-5.

November 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Out with the Old, In with the New!

So today I did a 24 hour cleanse.  It consisted of me drinking 32 oz of pomegranate juice, eating 2 bowls of brown rice, a HUGE green salad for lunch, and some raw almonds.

I feel a little woozy now–and like I might puke if I see another pomegranate before I die–but I think it’s a good start for these next 30 days.

Oh, and I turned down pie.  No one likes to turn down pie.  But I’m going to have to get good at that over the next month, so go me!

November 16, 2009 at 4:38 am Leave a comment

I’m Back

So I’m back.

It’s been a while since I last posted.  It’s because I plateaued and I couldn’t face myself.  The truth is, I’m still at a plateau.  I weigh 160 pounds even.  Over the past year, I’ve been extremely active (barring a couple of spells when I was injured).  I’m in better cardiovascular shape than I’ve been in years.

But I still haven’t lost that effing flab.

We’re going home for the holidays in 1 month.  My goal between now and December 16: lose 10 pounds.

That’s right.  Just 10.

I know I can do it.

That means I need to kick it into turbo gear.  So here’s my plan:

1. 2 workouts a day, M-F, between now and December 16, with yoga on Saturdays.

2. NO FREE DAYS for food (except Thanksgiving)

This is pretty hardcore, and is NOT a workable ongoing lifestyle choice.  It is, however, a killer kickstart and way to get good results fast.   I’ll try to weigh in every other day or so.  So…bring it!

November 15, 2009 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Week #5 Weigh-In

42-15614327Well, the scale didn’t move a muscle for me this week.  (Not that I can trust the damn thing.  Actually, if you take the last 4 or 5 times I weighed myself last week as the starting point, as opposed to the first 4 or 5 times I weighed myself last week, then I’ve LOST 1.5 pounds.  But then you’d have to say I gained like 3 pounds last week instead of just 1.5 and who the heck wants to say I gained that much frikkin’ weight last week?  Not I.  Therefore…)

I am exactly the same as I was last week.

I did a MUCH better job tracking my calorie intake at SparkPeople and ate about 1800 calories a day–which was my target.  My meals typically consisted of a protein-rich breakfast, grazing through the day on nuts, fiber bars, and fruit, and then because I ended up each night on the brink of starvation practically, I ate a larger dinner at night.

Given the fact that there was no loss, this tells me a couple of things…

1)–I’m probably eating a few too many calories.

2)–I’m eating too much at night.

So, I’m going to try a new experiment this week.  I’m going to cut my calories down by about 200 per day–and eat in the 1600 range.  I’m going to eat MORE during the day so that I’m not so starving by the time dinner rolls around–which should help me moderate my nighttime intake.

February 22, 2009 at 9:39 pm 5 comments

Week #4 Weigh In

Okay, so I didn’t post this week’s numbers until now for two reasons…

1)–I ended up with a net gain.

2)–My scale FREAKED out on me. I weighed myself like 25 times, and got results anywhere from 1.5 pounds-3 pounds heavier. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? How can I trust my scale ever, ever again?

So to be kind, I’ll take the low end and say that I weigh 161.1. I hate my life. That is all.

February 18, 2009 at 6:18 am 2 comments

So What the Hell Am I Supposed to Eat, Anyway?

WARNING: Cursing in this post.  Rated PG-13.

So I did a thing I’m not supposed to do, and weighed myself this morning.  (I know, I’m just supposed to do it once a week.  I couldn’t resist.)

I’m half a pound heavier.  We’ll see if I gain or lose by Sunday.

But it left me wondering…

What the hell am I supposed to be eating?!?!?!

Everywhere I turn, there are mixed signals…eat 1300 calories…eat 2000 calories…eat lots of protein and limit your carbs…make sure you’re eating plenty of carbs…eat often…eat sparingly…

I mean, what’s a girl to do?!

Right now, I’m pretty pissed at myself for ONCE AGAIN–second week in a row now–not really watching what I’ve eaten.  Sure, I’ve been careful with food selection–i.e. fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, etc.–but I haven’t been vigilant about tracking portions.

It’s just such a pain in the ass to weigh and measure everything out!  That’s where I’m getting stuck!  I eat as I work for most of the day…just get up and grab a little here and a little there (doesn’t help ONE BIT that I work IN MY EFFING KITCHEN)…and it takes time and energy and conscious effort to get out the scale and measuring cups, input the numbers into SparkPeople, and make the right decisions as a result.

But shit.  That’s what I get for stuffing my face with crap and watching 4 hours of TV a night for the past 2 years.

If I want to lose 40 pounds, I have to stop pretending that I’m in “maintenance” mode and move into “hard work, conscious effort, specific plan” mode.

Damn, it’s harder than it looks.

February 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm 4 comments

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