Monday, March 29, 2010
Posted by Beth at 10:35 PM
We've had major stressors here that have had me eating like there's no tomorrow. I'm a horrible stress eater, and this last couple weeks has really taken me to the limit. The week of the 10th through the 16th or so, I was fighting a big cold which means I don't eat right anyway. From that point forward, though, anything that wasn't nailed down was in big trouble.
How bad could it be, you ask? Well, pretty damn bad. Not only has it been bad, I certainly haven't been LOGGING my evil deeds, which almost makes them seem as if they didn't happen, right? But I decided last night that as of this morning, I was clawing myself back up onto that wagon and getting back with the program. So this morning I decided to be brave and realized I MUST get on the scale to see how bad this last 2 weeks have been. I mean, I KNOW how bad it's been as far as the food, but I needed to be hit between the eyes with the aftermath that the scale would show me.
I step on, and... I went from my low-low of 218.2 to 219.8. That's all I gained, 1.6 pounds!!! I literally stepped on the scale three freaking times and was just gobsmacked.
Now mind you, in the last two weeks, I kid you not, I have eaten FIVE boxes of Hot Tamales (the candy, not the Mexican food), three boxes of Good 'N Plenty, 5/6 of a half-gallon of ice cream (in two days, no less), an entire box of 5 100-calorie bags of Sun chips, an entire box of 5 100-calorie bags of baked Cheetos, an entire box of 5 100-calorie bags of Chex Mix, an entire box of Chewy Protein Bars (I think there's 6 of those), an entire box of Speciak K Fruit Crisps (I think there's five of those), an entire box of reduced calorie rice krispie treats (probably 5 in a box), six peanut butter cups, nearly an entire box of multi-grain Cheerios, six high-calorie drinks this weekend (three Friday and three Saturday --Baileys with vodka and fat-free half-and-half) and a partridge in a pear tree. I am NOT kidding. And that doesn't even include MEALS I ate!! Oh oh OH, and to boot, I'm on my cycle, which usually guarantees me a couple pound weight gain. Couple ALLLLL that damn food with the fact that I haven't worked out in two weeks, and something is terribly... OFF. o_O
Whew, I can't believe I admitted all that. And I KNOW I missed something.
Posted by Beth at 10:27 PM
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Posted by Beth at 11:22 PM
It's amazing what our bodies not only CAN do but WANT to do when they're feeling healthy. I've been fighting a cold the last couple of days or I would have gone out and done it again. Maybe this weekend. :)
Posted by Beth at 11:15 PM
Friday, March 5, 2010
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
And though I was pretty disappointed in late January's measurements, I'm VERY happy with this month's!
Posted by Beth at 12:46 AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The one thing I started doing differently -- and which I always touted as a huge weightloss tool -- is logging my meals. I have this GoWear Fit and have only been paying attention to the calories I expend and not paying any attention to logging my meals. BIG mistake. Ever since I started doing that eight days ago I've lost 2 1/2 pounds! It's really jump started my exercise routine too. I've been working out every day since last Monday (except for yesterday). I've decided that because Mondays are my heavy school day, that will be my day off -- but until further notice, I need to get in an hour every day six days a week. I NEED to make the time for it. And now I'm seeing the benefit from it!
Posted by Beth at 9:55 PM