Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I am 37 as of last week so that's 17 years added to my life because of my weight. Seriously. I know I am fat, I know I have to lose weight but really, 17 additional years. Grrr....
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- Weight Watchers 117-146 pounds, BMI 20 to 25
- CDC BMI 18.5 to 24.5 is normal
- A non-pregnant woman whose waist circumference is less than 35 inches
- healthcentral.com - range for medium build is 130-143. Medium build is where your fingers barely touch around your wrist.
- dietitian.com - 108 to 145 pounds
That being said I still have almost 60 pounds to go. Yikes, that is fricking scary. That is 15 pounds more than my 6 year old weighs. Hell that's about the total weight of my 6 year old and my baby. I have slim kiddo's.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Loss = nada
Dam this blog keeps me accountable. I don't want to admit what my weight is. I am happy it's not higher, like I was expecting. I will tell you now, on Saturday I was 196. So that means in 3 days I gained over 2 pounds. Water weight pooey, I ate.
To be honest, I feel like crap with the food I have been eating. I am not in failure mode, I know my journey is a slow one. Sometimes I smoke it other times I as slow as a slug.
Goal #1 - Exercise 5 days a week
I did get in 3 days this week. That is a big improvement over the week before. Next week will be even better. Yoga class last Tue was awesome but made me super tired the next 2 days. I am going again tonight. I made a deal with the yoga classes and the Mr.
Goal # 2 - Drink 72 oz water
Water is still great. I crave water. It makes me feel good when I drink it. I need it.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Me - 219.4 to 196.6, 22.8 pounds, 10.49%
#2 - 180.4 to 158.8, 21.6 pounds, 11.97%
#3 - 176.6 to 163.8, 12.8 pounds, 7.25%
#4 - 208.8 to 191.8, 17.0 pounds, 8.14%
#5 - 189.2 to 166.8, 22.4 pounds, 11.84%As you can see I didn't win the $400 but I did drop over 20 pounds. That equals winner to me. Honestly I was a bit disappointed because I know I could have done so much more. The numbers for everyone were amazing. As of now I am no longer in competition with anyone. How will that affect me. We will see, I think it will be better. Competition is not good for my noggin.
Friday, May 21, 2010
What did I do? Background. Tomorrow 5/22 is the last weigh in for a weight loss competition among friends (dec-may). There is $400 on the line. The top 3 people are so so close in total %. On the April weight in I was at 8.84%, no #2 is at 8.87% and the leader is at 8.99%. The numbers are so close that the final percentages could come down to the hundredths place.
I have been doing really well the last few days. Low carbs, no cheating, etc. I tried to exercise today but the baby woke up. I was going to try after the baby went down but # 1 son is worried about something, so I stayed with him. Up until 7 pm I was golden. Then I decided to have a few small bites of my son’s ice cream. Ok – still good. Then, I get the brilliant idea to eat a huge bowlful of Frosted Flakes. Now I feel bloated and yucky.
Tomorrow is a NEW DAY!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
No this is not a TMI post. I have been getting into this weird habit lately. I touch my giggly wiggly parts and these thoughts go in my head. They are mostly happy thoughts. I am not a modest person and I have no problem looking at myself in the mirror. Yes, sometimes (rarely) the head talk is negative but I guess that's part of what makes me human.
- Sitting at the computer and touching my neck ..... Wow i feel mostly neck, not rolls.
- Touching the collarbone ..... Collarbone - are you coming out? I don't really know the last time I actually saw you.
- Sitting on couch touching upper thigh - chicken legs are feeling more chickenier. OK - well that sounds bad, thighs are getting thinner. I actually don't have to wear slip short under dresses or skirts (not that I have many), no more chafing cream. Well, I do still use it just in case. Wonderful stuff.
- oh you man belly ...... no matter how you look at it I will need surgery sometime down the road. There is really no way around it. My sides are going in. There is actually definition on top of all the fat.
- South facing Cantaloupes .... actually more like mangoes now and getting closer to large apples. Another place for future knife work (in my dreams). My underclothes do not fit but I really really don't want to buy now.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Loss = +0.8
I am not suprised about the weight. My weekend was filled with indulgences, mother nature visited and I haven't exercised in a week (foot). Today I had a wonderul "me" day. I can't tell you how much I needed it. As a low budget stay at home mom of 2 young boys I don't get much "me" time. It started out with a haircut, then lunch with my unofficial trainer (sister, bff, etc), some retail thearpy where I bought some more yummy tea, and then a awesome yoga class. My foot did great in the class, no pain even with balance exercises. Lunch was at a yummy Cuban place. I enjoyed a mango bbq pork sandwitch (only 1/2 the bun), a citrus salad, fried plantians, white sangria and we shared some flan.
Goal #1 - Exercise 5 days a week
Ok so I didn't exercise at all. Today I will be going to my first yoga class in 2 weeks. If all goes well I will be back on the exercise wagon again.
Goal # 2 - Drink 72 oz water
I carry my water bottle everywhere. I should maybe drink more than 72oz but I figured it's a good number to hit consistently. I guess I am also being "green" using no plastic water bottles.
Monday, May 17, 2010
My weekend seemed like one long party. Friday was draining with some emotional testimony at my MOPS group, then an unscheduled playdate, swim lessons (baby) and a neighbor's birthday party. That night I seriously overate and felt like crapola. Sat, we had a casino date night after I cleaned house all day for the sitter. I did very good with the food, I did have a small slice of cheesecake and a pita but otherwise the whole day was great. Sun was awesome, tired from being up until 2am on sat but had a wonderful time with some gal pals. We went to Laguna Beach. Early Mexican dinner (heavy), lots of wine at the rooftop lounge then dancing at a dive bar. The only bummer was the weather was crappy. Every night included some wine. I know its empty cals and probably making me retain some water, we will see.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Where I am coming from - I grew up in a "clean your plate" family. I was also served more portions so that no food goes to waste or too small for leftovers. I don't want or mean to offend my parents with this, it was what their generation did. However later in life this "clean the plate" theory translated to me feelings like I always need to clean my plate. As you can imagine with today's restaurant portions, I overstuffed myself. It has taken many many years to break this habit. I now leave food on my plate constantly much to my Mr's chagrin. He comes from a "clean you plate" family too but he doesn't have an obesity problem like I do (just some chub).
Before kids we decided we will NOT institute the "clean your plate" method. Honestly, I feel my 6yo eats when he is hungry and stops when he feels right, even with sweets. If he doesn't eat enough, then no desert. My secondary problem is he is super picky which may be a result of multiple food allergies (wheat, soy, beans, corn, etc). We are struggling with his pickyness and finding food he likes and can eat. I don't restrict the bad stuff, just limit it and explain why (too much sugar, etc).
* I personally think overweight people are severely discriminated against and it is accepted. I think it is wrong.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Loss = -0.8
I am happy my weight loss is always on the downward slope. I know the loss could be so much higher but slow and steady wins the race all the same. I am also fully aware that a slow loss like this will most likely make me lose the $400 on 5/22 for the weigh competetion. I am not counting myself out yet but I am realistic.
Goal #1 - Exercise 5 days a week
Something is wrong with my foot. The top of it is super tender to touch and aches. I rolled it a month ago and I must have aggrivated it somehow recently. I did 3 days this week but no Yoga (boo hoo). I am hoping for a class this Sunday or maybe I can get a sitter on Thursday. I am not stopping on the exercise, just giving my foot a rest. I might do a bike ride or a swim today.
Goal # 2 - Drink 72 oz water
3 refills per day is really working for me. I think it is helping keep my weight down and really helps me feel better. I really don't drink anything else other than tea.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Now mind you when I asked him again later he said it would be cool if I win so I could share the money with him.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The past week my exercise motivation / high has been in the toilet. I skipped Fri and Sat and then had a super crappy yoga class on Sun. I was going on the wrong side, super wobbly, not able to make moves I usually can do much better. I skipped Mon and Tue and Wed doesn’t really count (soccer in park).
Today I did 30 min on the treadmill with a big incline program. I had to make one potty break but otherwise I was sweaty and I feel like my “high” is coming back. I feel good and supper glad I did it.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I had a day yesterday. A day of eating things in too large a quantity. Why, I am not sure. We had a rough night with the 6yo sleeping or maybe because I was finally successful at being below 200 and I wanted to ruin it. I am going to admit to what I ate even though I know I will get a ration of sh*t from my unofficial trainer and hubby if either of them read this.I ate
- bagel w/ cream cheese, 2 donuts, Jersey Mikes Club sub with all the fixins, chips, 2 clementines, tortilla chips with beans and cheese, fruit gummies, 6 cookies
I felt like crap, couldn't breathe, 0 energy, no drive, and somewhat in a bad mood. This is huge part of the total package I have to work on.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Loss = -1.0
Like the number. We had a heavy dinner last night so I know it's bit elevated. I feel I am finaly out of the cycle of going over 200. I would like to be lower to feel more secure, I will get there.
Workout 5 Days A Week
I can't take 2 days off, I won't make my goal. I was eating low carbs this week which = low energy. I couldn't muster up the energy to do it. Bad excuse. I hit 3 days this past week.
Drink 72 oz of Water
3 fills on my bottle is working. I really only drink water and tea so this isn't too hard to met. I just have to remember to do it.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
- One is that the weight competition ends on my 37th birthday (May 22). There is $400 on the line and 4 of the competitors are super close in %. Don't get me wrong, the competition does help with motivation but it's not my sole reason for doing this journey. I am in this for the long haul but winning $400 would be awesome.
- Two is I want to break the 5 pound centering around 200 cycles and start really dropping into weight I haven't seen in well over 10 years. I think that 200 pound mark is very mental and in some way a physical block for me.
- Three is the October triathlon I signed up for. I need to start upping the cardio and work on the biking and swimming.
- Four is a June wedding and bathing suit season. I want to rock my black dress in June and I wouldn't mind looking better in a suit this summer. As an obese person I have never really been worried about wearing a bathing suit and I am really not self conscious about it but it would be nice to feel better this summer. Being a stay at some mom in Southern Cali I spend a lot of my summer in a bathing suit.
Weight at 194
I want it lower but I think this is a realistic number to reach and I really really want to make my weight goal this month. The last 2 months have been sh*ty for reaching my goals. I want to be the person who makes and reaches her goals no matter what gets in the way.
Drink a min of 72 oz of water a day
I bought these really nice BPA free Contigo bottles at Costco. Each family member gets one (minus little squirt). They hold 24 oz, so I figure 3 fills a day min. I will probably drink more but on the days I forget, 72 oz is reachable.
Exercise 5 days a week min.
Somehow I will try to add a swim and a bike ride in here somewhere. With a crazy 14 month old, a 6 year old and a shift working husband it is difficult but I will do it.
I have a few party situations coming up that I will continue to work on the eating compulsion. I need to also work on the food is fuel not my pleasure principle.
I am a tea lover. I really want this tea brewer. It is pricey so I really should only get it if I win the competition but I will have to think about it. I have wanted this for well over a year. My heaven is my local Teavana store, www. teavanva.com. I would drink even more tea but sometime I boil the water, turn off the stove and forget I wanted to make the tea or just can't even get to making it.
Sorry so long. Please comment, it helps me keep motivated.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
End weight = 199.4
Loss = -3.2
Weight Goal = 195
I am finally solidly below 200 but I did not hit my goal of 195. Below you can see the many reasons for not hitting this goal. I have been toying around with the same 5 pounds for a few months. Time to be done with that.
Food Goal = Water, more veggies
I will be specific here for May. April was more of a "free" eating month. Too much eating. I need more veggies, not a huge fan.
Exercise Goal = 5 days a week min
I hit this 2 of the 4 weeks. I exercised 17 of 30 days (57%). Considering in Jan I did almost 70% I can improve here. I did start adding running. This week over a 45 min treadmill workout I ran 4 -3 min runs at 5.0. Total of 1.2 miles. I am going to continue with this and start increasing. I want to do the Couch to 5K but my iPod is broken.
Mental - work on party eating
Easter was great. The other 2 eating events I went to, not so good. I planned Easter, I didn't think ahead for the other times. I also allowed myself to eat the sugary stuff at my parents.