Just trying to get to five.
Just trying to get to five.
My Mother-in-law showed me the zone plan today, which focuses on portion control, balance, and carb control which is something I can totally do. Wish me luck!
You know what I’m eating right now? Raisin Bran with 2% milk. Yeah, not on my diet plan but it sure feels good. Things really aren’t going well with the diet, so I’ll be working a new one. Long story….
So it started back at my forty pound mark. After reaching and exceeding the mark, I seemed to take a small step back. No big deal. I just figured that I wasn’t sticking to the diet 100% and that’s why it caused my weight gain. But then my energy levels declined a bit. I could do twenty minutes of running on the treadmill if I really pushed myself, when I used to be able to do thirty nearly effortlessly. I ignored it. I just wasn’t going to the gym as much so it was almost expected for me, at least that’s what I told myself.
Things slowly got worse. My weight climbed up another pound, my emotions were up and down. My energy level kept declining. I was having a harder time getting to sleep at night.
Last night I couldn’t get to sleep. At least not until 12:30, which would have been fine if I didn’t wake up at four. I tried to get back to sleep but I just couldn’t.
Needless to say I was downright sleepy at work. I checked my weight to find that I had gained back a total of five pounds. Not that much, really, but enough to indicate that my diet was no longer working. Great. Now I was sleepy and depressed.
On my way home I felt a sharp pain in my stomach. I held it off long enough to get a protein shake. It didn’t help. As hard as it was to resist, what I really wanted was the popcorn in the pantry. With butter. Lots of butter. Enough butter to drown in. I couldn’t resist. I went for it. To my surprise the pain went away. But the cravings. No the cravings wouldn’t stop. What I really wanted were some Andes mints. They were strong enough for me to actually drive out to Wal-mart, pick up a box, and eat literally half of it in about twenty minutes.I didn’t know what was going on but one thing was obvious: I was out of control.
I called Kenny. “Baby I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t control myself anymore. I couldn’t sleep last night and now I’m tired but I can’t sleep I went all the way out to wal-mart for mints and I ate half of them, my weight’s going up, I need a new diet and I know what I’m eating isn’t going to help but I don’t care and I don’t know what to do,” I said, freaking out more and more as I talked. After (slightly) calming me down, Kenny told me to call Jennifer. She was out for margarita night with her friend Mindy and some other people and asked me to meet up with her after I told her what was going on.
On the way there I came to realization of what a wreck I was. I was either and emotional wreck or a ranting, raving pain in the butt. Jennifer and Mindy could tell.
What ended up happening was the soy caused my estrogen levels to skyrocket, making my body go nuts. Even though it helped at first, it never brought my hormones to the balance they needed. Mindy does a lot of musle tests to figure out hormone levels but she said that she could tell that my estrogen was too high just by sitting next to me and watching me. Another problem was that I wasn’t eating anything beneficial for my blood type. I’m type O which means my body responds well to dairy. I can drink all the milk I want, stuff myself with cheese, and overindulge on ice cream a lot better than most people can.
Long story short: my body is very high in toxins right now which is preventing me from losing weight, as well as making it hard for me to function in general. Tomorrow Jennifer is taking me out to get my hormones tested so she and I can find a diet a new diet for me that’ll balance me out a bit better.
Well, it’s nearly 11:00 and I needed to catch up on some badly needed sleep. I’ll let ya’ll know how things are going.
Haven’t lost anything in awhile so I think I need to start working a bit harder. Looks like I’ve hit a plateau.
I’ve been jumping on the treadmill every day that I go to the gym but I bail after a few minutes. I don’t know why I started becoming such a wimp.
Ok so I just saw Rebel Without a Cause. Excellent movie, very glad I saw it. Time for me to keep track of what I’ve seen so far:
1. The GodFather
2. Gone with the Wind
3. The Wizard of Oz
4. It’s a Wonderful Life
5. Some Like it Hot
6. Star Wars
7. The Maltese Falcon
8. E.T. —The Extra-Terrestrial
9. The Godfather Part II (well, half of it)
10. Doctor Zhivago
11. West Side Story
13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
14. The Sound of Music
16. Rebel Without A Cause
17. Raiders of the Lost Arc
18. Forrest Gump
19. My Fair Lady
So I went to Japan, the one in EPCOT, and they had this place where you can buy an oyster with a pearl inside. Obviously, this was something I wanted to do while I was here, since it would be completing number six on my goal. I chose my oyster, the guy opened it us, and inside was the most beautiful pearl I had ever seen! It measured about 7mm, which is apparently a nice size for a pearl. What really amazed me was when we got back to the hotel, I pulled out my pearl earring (I lost the match to it) and lo and behold—it matched perfectly! Now I don’t know what to do with it, likely I’ll be getting a pearl everytime I go, and if I do that I want this one to stand out as my first pearl but at the same time, It’s nice to know that I won’t have to pay a pretty penny to get that earring replaced. I’m still talking about it. Here’s a picture:
I’m getting my wish! I’m heading off to Disneyworld soon to celebrate my husband’s 21st birthday (February 12), our one-year anniversary (February 13), and then Valentine’s Day (February 14th). I told hubby that while we’re there, I only want three souvenirs:
1-another charm for my disneyworld charm bracelet
2-another shirt like my Pirates of the Caribbean shirt
3-there’s this place in Epcot where you can buy and oyster and they open it up to find a pearl. Last time we were there he almost got me one to fulfill this goal. I want one this time
So yeah, I’ll get to open up an oyster and find a pearl inside. I’m very excited about that. I’ll put up a picture.
Ok so 40 pounds lighter here I am. I didn’t realize what a dramatic change it’s been until I took a look at this, and I can’t wait to see what 75 pounds looks like. I’m very proud of myself for getting this far.
Before at 204 pounds…
and after, at 164 pounds…
So there’s this mardi gras masquerade going on in my area to benefit the Children’s Hospital. The tickets are mine since my boss doesn’t want them, I’ve already found the dress I would want to wear, I have a mask, everything would be perfect…
If it weren’t for the fact that you have to be 21 or older to go! It’s a good thing they do this every year because I would be pretty dang pissed if I couldn’t go this year. I’m already bummer out enough.
So with my crazy work hours I haven’t been going to the gym for the past month or so but now, with the shorter hours, I’m able to get back on it. Yesterday afternoon I went back on the treadmill and surprisingly, I was able to run 2.25 miles at about 4.7-5 MPH! Right now I want to work on being able to hold a higher pace (6.0 MPH+) for half an hour straight before I start working on the five miles. I want to have this down in the next few months
I ran out of protein powder about a week before Christmas and was too lazy to make more so I ended up taking about three weeks off my diet. Fortunately, I didn’t gain any weight but there’s still the lost time. I’m starting it again today, wish me luck!
I haven’t checked my weight in a month but I did buy a new pair of jeans yesterday. I’ve lost three sizes and went from a 14 to an 8. Two sizes to go until I reach a 4!
I’ve reached and passed my 30-pound mark! And I’ve only started September 20th!
So I deleted “jump out of a birthday cake” from my list to add this one, but I don’t care about that goal anyway. I don’t even know why I put it up. Anyway, Here’s the list of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest films of all time:
1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. Casablanca (1942)
3. The Godfather (1972)
4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
7. The Graduate (1967)
8. On the Waterfront (1954)
9. Schindler’s List (1993)
10. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
15. Star Wars (1977)
16. All About Eve (1950)
17. The African Queen (1951)
18. Psycho (1960)
19. Chinatown (1974)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
24. Raging Bull (1980)
25. E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
26. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
28. Apocalypse Now (1979)
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
31. Annie Hall (1977)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. High Noon (1952)
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. It Happened One Night (1934)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
38. Double Indemnity (1944)
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
40. North by Northwest (1959)
41. West Side Story (1961)
42. Rear Window (1954)
43. King Kong (1933)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
47. Taxi Driver (1976)
48. Jaws (1975)
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
52. From Here to Eternity (1953)
53. Amadeus (1984)
54. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
55. The Sound of Music (1965)
56. MA*SH (1970)
57. The Third Man (1949)
58. Fantasia (1940)
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
61. Vertigo (1958)
62. Tootsie (1982)
63. Stagecoach (1939)
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
65. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
66. Network (1976)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
68. An American in Paris (1951)
69. Shane (1953)
70. The French Connection (1971)
71. Forrest Gump (1994)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
74. The Gold Rush (1925)
75. Dances with Wolves (1990)
76. City Lights (1931)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
78. Rocky (1976)
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
80. The Wild Bunch (1969)
81. Modern Times (1936)
82. Giant (1956)
83. Platoon (1986)
84. Fargo (1996)
85. Duck Soup (1933)
86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
87. Frankenstein (1931)
88. Easy Rider (1969)
89. Patton (1970)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
92. A Place in the Sun (1951)
93. The Apartment (1960)
94. GoodFellas (1990)
95. Pulp Fiction (1994)
96. The Searchers (1956)
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
98. Unforgiven (1992)
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
ok, if you count part two of the Godfather, I’ve seen eighteen out of 100 of them, which puts me off to a great start. I know Kenny will want to see a lot of them with me, we watched the Maltese Falcon last night. I’ll keep frequent updates on this one, I promise.
Apparently I’ve gained seven pounds back. I find is hard to believe though, because I look smaller. I can easily believe I’ve gained a few pounds of muscle but seven? That seems highly unlikely to me. I need a new scale.