Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As the holiday season is upon us, along with all the random Christmas goodies I find myself eating even though I donít like baked goods, I thought Iíd search for some help resisting this year. (If Iím going to be bad and eat too much, I should at least save it for something I really, truly enjoy, like turkey and stuffing!) So naturally, I turned to math! (Sad side-effect of the profession...) There are 52 weeks/year, so even at the modest pace of 2lbs/week, I can lose half of me and reach beyond my goal in a year! And there may or may not be a spreadsheet calculating various points/dates during the year too... Everyone just whips out excel for all their everyday planning right????
Two pounds a week doesnít sound so daunting, I can handle that...
So armed with that, I somehow managed to resist the fresh out of the oven cinnamon buns in the cafeteria and stuck with the English muffin and peanut butter Iíd planed to get. Weíll see how long this works! But hey, if it can keep me half reigned-in over Christmas that a good step in the right direction.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Well the ďwhatĒ wasnít so bad (I even opted out of having a beer with dinner last night), but based on this bloated feeling Iím suffering from Monday morning, Iím going to guess the ďhow muchĒ might have been more than I think... Iím especially confused because I know I was bad Friday night & Saturday, but I thought I did well yesterday, so why do I feel like crap today? Shouldnít my body punish me for the bad horrible things I do to it?
All well, cíest la vie, and now itís time to move. Iíll give my poor body a nice healthy lunch and gym break and hopefully we can come up with some sort of truce for the week.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Iíve said this a thousand times before; I just hope maybe this time something clicks and sticks...
I have a ton of shallow reasons coming up this year that should help motivate me, at least 3 weddings, one of which I need to wear a bridesmaid dress and look not horrible in pictures (sheís convinced the one size fits all infinity dress will work for all of us so I guess Iíll need to drop to a size where sheís right), plus Iím working towards a dance competition at the end of the year, read I need to wear something flashy and a have people judge how I move my body, so anything to make it slimmer, healthier, and more fit has to make that a less terrifying/embarrassing experience, right?
I was really successful for about a year, probably 5 years ago now; I measured everything, tracked it all, got some exercise in every day, and lost about 30lbs relatively easily. But then I hit a plateau, and my efforts to be more focused with meal planning combined with work and studying just burnt me out and started to wing-it. Then I moved back home to save money, and many of those meal planning skills Iíve tried to revive without success just donít seem compatible with cooking for my parents as well. I can make the healthier food, but dividing the whole pot into x equal servings BEFORE eating doesnít work that well... At times when Iím feeling lazy and donít plan dinners, things are worse since my mom tends to ďbe full from lunchĒ and not think about dinner, so we get something gross, late, and unsatisfying, causing me to then snack to make up for a horrible dinner.
So, hereís the big eating challenges I need to fix
1. Find some middle ground for portion measuring that works for the whole house
2. Studying = boring = mindless snacking = bad
3. Find a plan for those days when I just donít have the time/effort to cook
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I just got back from I wonderfully relaxing week in the warm... Unfortunately it also came with a terrible reality check as a tried to sausage myself into summer clothes, avoided the beach since no one wants to see that in a bathing suit and saw pictures of myself and realized just how round Iíve become. I knew my weight had been creeping up slightly instead of going down like I wanted it to the past few months, but I guess I hadnít realized it was quite as horrible as it is.
So Iíve come home with new resolve to actually make changes this time, I just hope it lasts longer than the sunburn does...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I think Iím losing faith in the whole mathematical concept of calories in less than calories out = loss. I weighed myself today, and somehow Iím up 5lbs in 2 days!!!! How did this happen?? Iíve been so good over those days, exercised lots, packed my lunches, the only thing I ate that was bad was a pop last night, but considering how horrible Iíve been some weeks when I lose weight, it doesnít make sense. I think my body may be broken; can I trade it in for a new one that rewards my hard work?
Iím trying to focus on the good things, like the improvement I felt in my ab class yesterday, but that hard to do while sitting in clothes that have decided to feel tight again wondering what else I need to change...
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