Halfway there, and it feels really really good. I’ve heard that the first 15 is easier to lose than the last 15. Hmmmm. I hope that isn’t true. This took a lot of hard work and dedication. So far my plan is working, and I’m happy with my steady weight loss. Oh, and did I mention I was halfway there!!!
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Atlantia has written 23 entries about this goal
Doing pretty good I guess. I’ve had really bad cravings, low motivation, and been super tired the last week or so. Don’t know what that is about. I don’t know if I’m cutting my calories too low, or if its just because the weather is getting colder and I’m craving starchy comfort food maybe. At any rate, the weight is still going down, but I’m not feeling as good about it. I don’t feel as happy about getting my workouts in, and I’m having to seriously dig deep to get it done. I hope this is just a hump that I have to get over, because its starting to get hard, and I can’t hang on like this for another 16 pounds.
So I haven’t updated in awhile, but I’ve been doing pretty well with this goal. I started logging every single thing that passes my lips. Every bit of every thing, and it really helps. After a few days, it is easier to say ‘no’ to that chip your friend offers you, when you know you’re just going to have to log it later.
I keep my caloric intake around 1200 calories a day, and that’s been good. I still have lots of energy for my workouts, and I’m sleeping fine, and getting everything done at work. But I’m losing weight fairly steadily, so I think I found my magic number.
I ran my first 5k yesterday, so that’s fun. I run 3x a week, and cycle on my indoor trainer 3x a week. At least, I try. Sometimes I miss a workout. All in all, determination and will power are proving really important to this task. Oh, and patience, because if it comes off fast, it goes right back on fast, too. Patience is key.
I’m finally starting to see a bit of forward (downward?) progress. I’m logging everything I eat, and tracking my calories, and that’s helped a lot. At least, I feel like it is helping a lot. I realize that some days I don’t eat enough at all, and those are the days I would have been starving and pigged out on junk food before. Now I can rationally look at the numbers and decide what to eat and how much. The weight is coming off so slowly, and that part is driving me crazy. I guess I just need to be more patient.
Been doing pretty good since I found my home scale. I weigh myself every morning, which I know I’m not supposed to do. But I do it, and I watch the numbers. I tell myself that little fluctuations are normal, and so far that is working. I tell myself that if I lose it too fast I’ll get weak and sick, and that’s working, too.
I’ve been doing pretty bad on my diet, mostly because I crack and have a crappy dinner. On my days off I have a hard time not grazing all day. So for the next couple weeks these are my concrete goals:
1. Drink my juice every morning.
2. Eat fruit until my shift starts, or until about 4pm.
3. On my days off, don’t eat anything but fruit until 4pm, then have 1 Lara Bar, then nothing until dinner.
That’s it. Till next time folks.
That’s according to my home scale, which I finally found. That also means that in the last month, I’ve lost no weight at all. Sad, but understandable. I haven’t been following the diet, and eating more and more junk food. That is not the way to weight loss, let me assure myself.
So now I’m feeling a bit better, maybe starting to pull out of my most recent depression funk. Maybe. Anyway, I’m bound and determined to keep on training for my races, and get back on the diet bandwagon. The diet for now being GL in the morning, fruit the rest of the day, and then a good healthy dinner. No more fast food and cookies.
I don’t know how much I weigh, and to be honest, my clothes are fitting the same, but I’m in a backslide nonetheless. I ate tons of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. I shouldn’t have even made them! What was I thinking? I’m here and owning up to it, and now I’m setting it aside and getting back to business. Next weigh in is with Dr. B on September 5th.
Was at the doctor’s office (GP, not Dr. B) and the scale said 146.5, rather than 148 like last time. Nice. I had a rough week as far as sticking to my workouts and diet. I ate fast food twice, went out to a restaurant with my family, and skipped a couple workouts. Just not a good week on the whole. But now that I’ve looked back on it, I accept it, and now I’m moving on. Tonight we have to run to the grocery store, so that I have plenty of yummy good food for me to eat. That’s the real key. If I don’t have something good to grab, I wind up eating junk.
That’s what Dr. B’s scale said. Six weeks ago it said 150. Prior to that, the numbers had just been going up, so at least they’re headed in the right direction now. I just want them to drop faster. I’m in week three of my training schedule, with every intention of rocking it. Went to Whole Foods last night, so no more excuses about eating junk food because there’s no food in the house. Next dr’s appointment is in five weeks. I’m hoping for 143.
No weight loss according to the dr’s scale. 148 pounds three weeks ago, 148 pounds now. I have an appointment with a different doctor on August 1st, one whom I haven’t seen for 6 weeks. She’s the one who actually put me on the diet, so it will be more of a to-do getting weighed there. At the time, I weighed 150 pounds on that scale. Seeing as this day didn’t turn out anything for me, I’m going to hold out for a good day at Dr. B’s.
I am starting to feel a bit better, though. I’ve started my workouts, even if they are just walking for now. I’m looking to the future, and feeling good about it. I can get this done. Maybe I do make mistakes in my diet, but in the long run, a healthy diet is going to be better for me than any fad.