Archive for May, 2011

0.6 down, 4.4 to go.

May 31, 2011

Back on track, ate well yesterday, exercised and logged.

Today is a challenge. I had a press conference in the morning so I couldn’t go to the gym. I did however pack my bag and am heading there after work. So far eating is on track. Boring day really.

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Up 1.4 lbs, 6.4 to go.

May 30, 2011

Sooo, the weekend… not so good for the weight loss.

The baby shower did me in on Saturday. I did go to the gym on Sunday and did my legs work out a day late, without nearly the post-workout drama or pain from last week. Sunday we had gaming, and I tried to be good. I had a grilled chicken burger, no bun, with a 1/4 cup of waldorf salad and a beer (okay the beer wasn’t so good), then I had another beer.

Dinner was left overs, too many left overs: bean salad, cheese, half grilled chicken sub… this is how you get fat on healthy food. That and the slice of chocolate cakce didn’t help.

Despite going to bed much too late I did manage to get up and do my run this morning. So… Onwards!

0.2 lbs up, 5.2 lbs to go.

May 29, 2011

The baby shower was a weight loss mistake. It’s hard to say exactly what went wrong. I can start with the not exercising. Move onto having a lot of little bits of stuff that isn’t good for me, and continue with the stress of sick kitty.

But one bad day is not the end of the world. When I gained the 4 lbs in one day I lost them pretty quickly, so here is hoping.

Went to the gym today and did the legs workout that nearly killed me last week. Hoping that I am fairing better tomorrow for my run.

1.8 lbs down 3.2 to go

May 28, 2011

No image today. I under ate yesterday. We confirmed what I have known for a while but not wanted to say out loud. My kitty is dying.

I am wondering how grief and crying affect my body. While my weight is down today all of my measurements are up over a cm from when I first started.

Skipping the gym today, which was planned before kitty news, because I have a baby shower that I am hosting and it is several hours there and back. Headed back to the gym tomorrow. Will likely give myself one day rest from now on.

0.6 down; 4.4 to go.

May 27, 2011

I suck to my calorie counter last night with another round of more calorie dense jerk chicken than I had anticipated and it paid off. I’m on my way to loosing the 5 pounds.

There is a staff lunch today that I’m a bit worried about and a baby shower tomorrow that I’m more worried about.

I did drag my tired butt out of bed to run this morning.

Now to make it through the weekend.

10 Day Results & New Challenge

May 26, 2011

Yesterday was my 10th day of:

– Logging my food
– Taking my weight
– Taking mesaurements
– Doing something active every day.

The results?

Most importantly I do have more energy and I want to continue this weight loss / fitness challenge. I’m sleeping better at night, not sleeping at my desk (as much — some very boring things at work this week) and I don’t feel like I’m dragging myself through my day.

I’m also getting up earlier. 6:00 am was really not something I wanted to commit to during the first week, I mainly planned my exercise after work and only got up early when I absolutely had to. Now I prefer to work our in the mornings and have it done with so that I have my day to myself.

I have lost 4 pounds even and 2.6 centimeters total. Since it is only the first 10 days I know that this kind of weight loss in 10 days is unsustainable and is generally water weight.

This is the next challenge: lose 5 pounds.

Not necessarily 5 pounds of fat (although I hope it will be), but 5 pounds. Doesn’t matter how long I take to do it, if I do it through diet or exercise, but lose 5 pounds.

The only thing I’m not allowed to do is starve it off me. I need to lose it through a good diet and exercise.

Day 10

May 25, 2011

Looks like I have made it 10 days. I’ll post results tomorrow once I’ve weighed in and checked my measurements.

I stuck to my calorie counter yesterday and lost 2.6 lbs of the 4.2 I gained from Monday to Tuesday. Nice.

I got up and did a morning run today and I’m supposed to go on a run with folks from work after work today. I’m a bit nervous about that, what if I don’t run fast enough, or if they want to run the whole time and I can’t. Just have to see what happens.

I’ve logged all my food for the day and I’m under by 1,000 calories so I’ll need to think of some reasonable fillers. Also need to make sure to go grocery shopping for lunch for tomorrow so that I have lunch.

Day 9

May 24, 2011

Gack! I don’t know why I do this but sometimes I’m just not willing to believe the calorie counter. I know some things are bad for me: chips, chocolate, cakes, muffins (cake-in-disguise), cream pastas, cocktails…

But yesterday I made Jerk Chicken for the first time, it’s really just chicken with onion, jalapeno and a lot of spices. Still the calorie count came out near 700, which I knew was going to put me over my limit. But I ate it anyways, and then I ate 400 calories worth of orange juice and 100 calories worth of cherries, and was 600 calories over my limit.

So I’m back up 4.2 lbs from my lowest on Day 7. Down only 0.8 lbs from the start of these ten days.

That is ok though because I will likely loose 0.2 lbs today and tomorrow and 1 pound in about a week is reasonable.

Still, I need to go through these little trials to remind myself that while it is unfair that it is much easier to put weight on than take weight off.

Today I made it to the gym in the morning, took my weight and measurements and have pre-logged all my food for the day.

Day 8

May 23, 2011

I knew this day would come. Today was the day I woke up and took my weight and I had gained 1.6 pounds over yesterday. To be fair, yesterday I had lost 2 pounds, so gaining 1.6 back is reasonable since a 2 pound loss in a day is not sustainable. Still it sucks. On the other hand it’s good to have that happen in the first 10 days. At least to say it happened and moving on.

So I’ve taken my weight and measurements. My measurements are driving me a bit crazy. I know it’s not reasonable to expect size loss in under 10 days, but it’s like the fat on my body is moving. One day I’ll have a centimeter off my bust, but gain it on my hips the next day it decides it liked it more on my bust. So it’s break even with the measurements in total but individual measurements are really up and down.

I did get up and despite my legs still hurting quite a bit (stretching was a b*tch today!) went for the run. I’m debating if I can get up every morning to do the run or the gym… It was just by chance that all my gym days last week had evening meetings attached so I did them in the morning. But, once I drag my butt out of bed I do really prefer the morning workout to the afternoon one. I find I have a lot more energy during the day and I’m don’t still have this thing to do at the end of the day.

Day 7

May 22, 2011

Pain.

I knew today was going to be bad. If I was in that much pain yesterday – the day of the workout – today was going to be bad… and, it is. I really didn’t think I had overdone it that much.

Still, logged weight, measurements, food.

Workout was light today we went on an extra long dog walk. I don’t think I could physically do much else.

Will try to run tomorrow and hope it doesn’t kill me.