Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday morning weigh in

The scales said 259.4 this morning. I was very happy with that. So I'm basically down about 10 lbs this month. I saw the scales go way up to 270 one day. Scared the hell out of me. I can't have that, so I got my ass in gear. I'm hoping desperately for 240-something by the end of February. Wish me luck! That's just 10 lbs. I should be able to do it. I need to do it!!!! Yesterday I was feeling sorry for myself because everyone at work was eating chips and I so wanted some. I didn't have any though. I sat and thought about a cheat day if I hit 260 this morning. When I saw 259 I said "no way", so I headed off to the gym. I don't do much there but a bit. I rode the bike for 6 miles and then walked 1 mile on the treadmill. I can do the rest of stuff at home. My back has been bothering me lately so I don't do too much. I can't screw that up. Anyway, I hope I have a great month and that everyone out there does as well.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday morning weigh in

Last week - 267.1
Today - 263.0
Loss of 4.1

I'll take it, although I'm not happy about it. I was 161.1 on Saturday morning and now I'm up! Has to be fluid retention. I have not gone over on the calories. Well, I'll just keep working on it. Hopefully into the 50's by next Monday.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Today I'm feeling blah! It started off disappointing with a 1.3 lb weight gain from yesterday. The only thing I can think of is the sodium from some meatballs I made last night for dinner. My body reacts to sodium so badly. I shouldn't eat it but that's easier said than done.

I'm just not feeling right. I don't know if I'm coming down with something or not. I hope not. I did manage to get another "Biggest Loser" mile in with Bob. It was even a little easier this time. My knees are completely done (from carrying around this weight for so many years) but I did manage to get the dips in that he wanted. I felt good after I finished but not really. I'm really bloated and gassy (TMI, I know) today.

I've been recording all my food intake and fitness on I quite enjoy this! It really keeps me accountable. I still have a few hundred calories left for the day and I'm sure somewhere I'll get them. Maybe that rice pudding I made my husband or the rice krispie squares I made my son. Nah ... better not ... I already gave them the taste test. I did count them though. I'm eating whatever I want as long as I can stay under those 1500 calories.

Looking forward to a half decent weigh in tomorrow. See you then!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Doing well!

I've had a great week. The only day I went over my 1500 calories was only by 121. No bad at all. Of course, I weigh in every day. I need to. The scale is moving down, slowly, but down. Some days it moves a little further than others but it's going down. I'll post my weigh in on Monday.

I've not really motivated yet to exercise. My husband is retired so he is home most of the time and when I get home from work he's usually in the basement where I exercise. I'm not doing that in front of him because I feel like he's laughing at me. He's not, I'm sure but that's how I feel. The other night I came home from work and he wasn't down there so I managed to do a 1-mile walk with Bob Harper from the "Biggest Loser" walking video. It damn near killed me. LOL! I can't belive that considering I used to walk 3 miles a day. It must be because he throws in some moves you don't do while out walking. Anyway, if I get the house to myself, I'll do some more. Maybe I need to get up at 4:30 am and do it before work when I'm working days. I'll let you know how that works out next week. :)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So far, so good

I've made it through 2 days. Yesterday I ate a total of 1367 calories and today I had 1502. I've decided that 1500 calories a day should be good. That really gives quite a bit of choice. Nothing is really off limits as long as I stay 1500 or under. I haven't had any inclination to exercise yet but I think I working up to it. We'll see how the next few days go.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

After a total waste of time as far as 2010 is concerned, I need to get my act together. I don't know why I can't seem to get it together. Well, there is nothing I can do about that now except to try this again.

I turned 56 years old last week. While sitting and thinking about my age and my future, I realized that I probably only have 15 or 20 years left to live. I'm unhealthy at this weight. I won't live long. I don't have diabetes or any other medical issues because of my weight, but I am uncomfortable. It's difficult to walk up stairs, my clothes are uncomfortable. I have a closet full of clothes that don't fit anymore. It's time to fix this!!!

My weigh in this morning was 267.1. I don't have any specific goals for a weekly goal, just as long as it is down from the previous week. I would really like to lose 20 lbs or so before I leave on my trip to Australia on April 1st. I think about how uncomfortable it will be to sit on a plane for 24 hours. I have a huge issue with fluid retention, so I can only imagine how swollen I'm going to be after the flight. I need to try to get that under control now.

Wish me luck ....

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here we go again!

Why do I have to start this over and over and over! I don't know why I just can't seem to get in the right frame of mind. I'd been doing so well and then I lost it. I decided that I need to do it now! I'm planning a big trip next spring to Australia. Do I want to go there fat? NO!!! Have you ever sat on a plane for 24-30 hours when your fat ass doesn't fit in the seat. Well, I have no intention of doing that! I have a goal of losing 40 pounds or so by April. I'd like to be down to at least 220 if not lower but I don't think that's possible in 6 months. It should be though ... I should be able to lose 10 lbs a month for a total of 60 lbs which would bring me pretty close to 200. That would make me very happy and have a comfortable trip. Wish me luck!

I decided that I would follow a 1500 cal/day diet. I started off well Sunday and Monday but then Tuesday I had a lunch date and then a dinner date with friends as well. Wednesday, I had a dinner date as well. Boy, am I glad that's over with. I didn't do too badly on Wednesday ... I even at a chicken salad for dinner with a glass of water (no beer :( which I love) but then everyone was having dessert so I had a lemon tart with blueberries/whipped cream. I don't think it had all that many calories. Then I came home and started to binge. Why? The only thing I can think of is that since I had the tart, I figured I blew it, might just as well enjoy myself. This truly is a head game.

Anyway, I'm really hoping I can stick with it this time .... I need to get on that plane!!!