HIDE your face (kyonomiko) wrote,
HIDE your face
kyonomiko

  • Mood:

Month 2: Week.. 8? New week! Let's do better! First reward next week!

Last week went pretty poorly. I'll just get that out of the way. I only lost a pound or so. Two pounds a week is healthy. I've been beating that every week until last week. Last week, I spent two days on the road, to & from Dallas, and one day at a renfaire, which essentially meant I did not get the bike in on Thurs/Sat, I overate Thurs, and I made poor food choices Sat/Sun while trying to get back in the swing of things.

That being said, I'm glad I didn't GAIN anything last week, but this is the longest I've stalled yet. I'm hoping this week will be better.

I'm still plugging away, though... and even on the days where I made poor food choices or overate, it wasn't by more than 200-300 cal, which isn't THAT bad in the long run. This week, however, I need to show some discipline and "reset" my food. I was getting too far away from lean protein& lots of veggies.. and while I've told myself a LITTLE bit of junk food is ok, as long as it's within my calorie parameters, the last two days I've spent too little time cooking. I will totally admit that I ate a lot of junk food yesterday, and very little healthy stuff.

Another part of that is groceries, though. Since we've been gone and busy, there hasn't been a lot to cook with in the fridge. Matt has today off, so I'll go get some food at the store and things will be great. I'll get a ton more cans of green beans, some more ground turkey and veggies to make the turkey quinoa meatballs, and I'll have at least a week's worth of lunches set to go without too much effort. Easy lunch= 4 turkey quinoa meatballs, 2 tbs of pasta sauce to coat them, and like.. and asston of steamed broccoli, or a can of green beans, etc. I can do well with that!

I love my variety, but if I wait too long to eat and I just feel starving, I'll grab whatever is handy. One solution would be to cut all the junk out and then be forced to make something healthy. I want to work towards that goal, but I know the way I work. If I flat out deprive myself of chocolate or crackers, I'll just end up binging on an entire box some day and hating myself for it :P So I buy healthier cracker (like popchips or those special K cracker chips, or those pepperidge farm baked cheese crisps) and count/measure them out on the food scale. That way, I can have a tuna salad sandwich (on one of those 100 cal sandwich rounds) and chips and everything is still ok.

Last week, I really felt like I could use a little extra encouragement. I hoped I'd just wake up today and feel totally refreshed and invigorated and motivated and shit, but that didn't happen. I still feel like I'm doing ok, and I can work to do better. Matt says all I need to do is stick with it. I'm trying! I'm going to go feed the cats, get some breakfast, and hit the bike. After that.. I'll grab a shower, dry my hair, and hit the grocery store. I also need to go to the vet and get a refill on Senpu's medication >..< All of that should put me at lunch or later. Keeping busy should help keep me from snacking badly. Maybe a day at home with normal activities will help me get back into my groove.

That being said...

All I need to do is lose 1 more pound, and I've hit my first 25. That means I'm 1/4 of the way to where I wanted to be in 12 months.. in only 10! I know that pace will not continue, and I won't be able to magically lose 100 lbs in 4 months, but I do think that I could finish early, and maybe even lose another 10-15. I think I mentioned that I moved from Morbidly Obese to Obese Class 2. By the end of June, I plan to get out of Obese Class 2 and into Obese Class 1. I'll have to get under 175 to be classified "just" overweight, but I need to keep track of these small victories to keep going. (My original goal was to lose 100 lbs in a year. If I do that, I will still be classified "overweight." If I lose an additional 5 lbs, I'll be "normal" according to the BMI scale. I know BMI is a load of bunk, but when you're this far gone, it makes a good marker to shoot for)

I guess this update ended up being kind of long. I wonder if I should LJ cut it? >..< Oh well.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments