Friday, April 15, 2011

2 steps forward, one step back

Eli's birthday celebration has lasted far too long.  The day of his party was chocolate and chocolate chipcookie dough cupcakes. Then had his extended family party last night with monster cupcakes made by yours truly.

Cupcakes, be damned!!!  

Although they were pretty cute. 

Back to the real world, tomorrow. 

No weigh in today. This week has been brutal. Will be better next week. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

saggy butt

It is beautiful outside and I needed to drag out my summer clothes. I put on a pair of capris and HOLY MOLY....they were saggy saggy saggy.  My butt has shrunk a ton since last summer. YAY!!  I really need to get some new summer capris/pants/whatever but don't want to spend the money yet. So if you see me, pay no attention to the saggybutt.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

carb binge

I lasted 7 days without caving and having a total carb binge. It happened yesterday. We took no bake cookies to our homeschool co-op to celebrate Eli's birthday. I didn't have one then, showing off my amazing will power. We hit up Taco Bell/KFC for lunch. I ate my tacos and had a cookie. 20 minutes later I had another cookie. Some Lay's Classic potato chips. Then another cookie. Then a giant bowl of Corn Pops. I was stuffed to the gills and feeling extremely guilty.

 I rectified the situation by not indulging in all the snacks at our small group that night despite the fact that there were chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, spanakopita, muffins, candy, chips and spinach dip. It was a veritable carb fest waiting to be devoured. I had a cup of coffee instead. I was proud of myself.

Got on the scale this morning and I didn't gain a single ounce. YES!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

weigh in

I changed my weigh in days to Friday. Because I can. 

Current weight: 215.6
Total lost: 12.2
Mini-goal: 199

Yes, I went low carb (not no carb) and I lost 7 pounds in a week. Woohoo! Eli's birthday is tomorrow and there will be lots of celebrating the next few days so I may gain a bit but I know now how to lose it efficiently.  I have been reading up on being carbohydrate sensitive and I am off the charts with all the quizzes they give you. I am a carb addict. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Right?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

late night madness

Dinner has been over for 3 and a half hours. I am watching TV, lounging on the couch. I want to munch...on anything. Chips and dip. Ice Cream. Cereal. Carrot Cake that a friend sent home for Chad. It is almost a Pavlovian response to watching TV...snacking. 

I have always been a late night snacker. I would eat what some would consider a whole other meal between the hours of 9 and 11 PM. If I was a hobbit, it might be called "second dinner." 

Last night I was craving cereal SO badly. Like wanting to chew on my own arm craving. So I had Chad make me some hot tea. I picked Morrocan Pomegranate as my tea of choice and it was EXACTLY what I needed to thwart the late night snacking beast. 

I am drinking a cup of it right now to stave off the carrot cake craving that has hit me upside the head. I will overcome!!!! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

is this even possible?

I decided last week that I was going to really buckle down on this weight loss endeavor. I pretty much took the month of March off. EEEEK! So with a new start date in mind I ate like a crazy pig. Fast food multiple times, a bag of Reese's peanut butter eggs (yes, the whole bag), half a loaf of ciabatta bread toasted with tons of butter dripping through the holes. It was ridiculous! But that is how I roll. Not that I am proud of that little tid bit, but whatever.

April 1st I woke up and weighed myself. 222.6. I decided to do a low carb thing for the first few weeks. I am making up my own plan...because I am a nutritionist and I know all about how my insides work. Or not. It is more like common sense and gleaming tid bits from every diet book I have ever read. Weight Watchers is a good program but I find myself obsessing about points and always thinking about food. Not good. So I scrapped WW.

I jumped on the scale this morning....4 days later and I am down to 218. WHAT?!!? Seriously. I am not starving myself. I eat when I am hungry. Stop when I am satisfied. I even had dessert last night (a delicious concoction that Chad made with baked apples, brown sugar, butter, cream, cinnamon.) I had pizza on Saturday night. But I am not eating nearly as many carbs as before. No giant bowl of cereal in the morning. 2 eggs and some fruit and a cup of coffee. Veggies or salad for lunch. Steamed veggies with a little butter and parmesan is so yummy. Or my salad with gorgonzola and pecans. Delicious. Then a healthy portion of what we have for dinner with the family. And by healthy I mean healthy, not huge. Like when people make comments about your chubby baby by saying how healthy he is. So lame.

It is working for me now. Will it work long term? I have no idea. I am just getting through one day at a time. One meal at a time.  I need to work on my water consumption. I need to add in a workout of some sort, either elliptical or walking outside now that the weather is getting warmer.

Current weight: 218.5
Total weight lost: 9.3
Mini-goal: 199