Thursday, October 24, 2013
... I lost half an inch off my waist and and an inch off my butt. I taped myself this morning after I realized the pants I bought three weeks ago are sagging on me. I had a job fair to go to, and if y'all remember three weeks ago I bought a few new pairs of pants. New, smaller pants for the fair, right? Apparently, not anymore! I felt those things sliding down my butt right as I got out the car. While walking to the building I saw a young man with his pants barely hanging on his butt cheeks, and thought... I know what he is feeling right now. Thankfully, my shirt was mostly long enough, and the pants didnt fall off, but I was definitely afraid I was going to lose those pants during the event. Yeah... Time to go pant shopping... Again.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
"Where did the 6 extra lb come from?" I moaned yesterday morning as I stared at my scale. I was expecting 2 or 3 lb gain - I had a really fun weekend, after all, but 6? Really? I wasn't that bad over the weekend. Granted, I drank way more then I was supposed to on Friday, but on Saturday I barely touched alcoholic beverages. I may have not worked out Friday or Sunday, but Saturday I went for a run and hiked in the hills for a few hours during the afternoon. I had one real 'cheat' meal, on Sunday, when I had desert that had both gluten and lactose in it - and swiftly paid for my sins with raging tummy problems for the next two days. Since my clothes still fit just fine, the extra lb may be stray post-travel bloat, but seeing those numbers on the scale is super depressing. In response, I tightened up my diet, added more salad and subtracted some of the nuts, starchier veggies and avocado. I also added more cardio to my day, another 30-45 minutes or so of steady-state. So, lets see where I end up on Sunday(weigh-in day!), and go from there.
On another note , I looked up the symptoms for Celiac disease.
I was astonished to see that I have mild forms of the majority of them! Anemia - check. Skin rashes and itchies - all the time. Balance problems - oh yeah. Joint pain (and various other joint issues) - also check. Fatigue - chronic! Headaches - migraines from hell! Am I going to go to the doctor and get official diagnosis? Nah. Good enough for me that most of those issues went away after I got away from gluten. Celiac and various gluten intolerances are often undiagnosed. I can honestly say gluten free is working well for me right now. Thank goodness.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I weigh in at 161.8 lb today! That's less than 3 lb from my goal for October, which is to get into 150's. I am hoping that the next two weeks will be enough to drop the pounds, so I can look fabulous in my superhero costume on Halloween. To that end, I spend the day not only cooking, but pre-portioning my munchies. I got baked chicken quarters, lots of greenery and freggies in the fridge. I also made my own trail mix, with raw almonds, two other kinds of nuts, dried cranberries, dried mangoes and chopped dates. The mix was then portioned out in half-cup baggies, so tomorrow all I need to do is grab one and stick it in the purse. I've done this for the last few days, and it's fantastic for staving off my hunger on the go. By the way, thanks to you guys who gave me good advice on my last blog; I will try to shrink some pants, and hit up a second hand store. Thank you for your help!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I have a problem. It's called, lack of clothing. The brand new jeans I got three weeks ago can be taken off without unbuttoning them, and threaten to slide down my behind when I move. I tried size 8 pants at the mall today, and realized... I'm not size 8. I'm size 6. Wow. It feels great to be able to say that, but therein lies my problem... I was a size 8 only three weeks ago. I am deathly afraid of buying new clothing just to have to buy new ones in a few weeks. I don't have enough money for that! I was thinking of getting my old pants tailored, but most of them are not worth the money. So, the question is... What should I do for a new wardrobe? I am currently job hunting, and need to look decent without breaking the bank. Any advice, Spark folks?
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I love being on vacation. Being on vacation means I can cook my own food, work out twice a day, get my 8 hours of sleep. This is reflecting well in the fact that I am losing a bit more weight and feeling good. Now if I can only find a new job and not have to return to my old stress-filled HR job!
Also, let me tell you... its great to have a Saturday off to do whatever I want to do. A day off is super AMAZING. Have a good weekend!
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