Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 8

Day 8 of my Whole 30 and it is going very well. Things got crazy and stressful but I did not outside of my plan! Foods have been pretty much the same. Breakfast is two hard boiled eggs. Lunch is a salad with grilled chicken. Dinner is the only thing that changes. Either chicken or beef with some kind of vegetable or salad with an avocado side.

My mother is still in the hospital. The clot seems to be slowly dissolving and they are letting her out of bed now. It's the blood sugar that isn't getting better. Well, it has gotten a little better, from 609 high to the four hundreds. In the morning it is high 100s and gets increasingly higher as day goes. They are trying to find the right doses of the various insulins she is on. It's crazy. And I'm still not sure she really understands how serious all of this is. Unfortunately, when I've gone to visit there have always been other people there so I haven't had a chance to have a serious discussion with her.

My oldest is graduating college on Saturday so it's back home for her. That usually causes drama and problems with the balance of the household. The little girls get so excited to see her they want to be right up her ass. She finds them exceedingly annoying (more than they really are) and has zero tolerance for them. So that means yelling (from the 22 year old) and tears (from the 10 year old) and more yelling (from the 5 year old, who takes no shit from nobody). Going to be fun.

Hope everyone is rocking their chosen plan!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day Three

I ate almost as planned yesterday. I had to sub in some salad for zucchini as there was not as much left as I thought and my ten year old loves it too. 

My mom is still in hospital. They are doing some tests to figure out why she got the clot. That test will help them decide if they are going to just go with coumadin or put in a filter. The bigger problem is her sugar. Even with insulin she hasn't gone under 500. One of the doctors told her that prednisone (which she is on a low dose of) can cause sugar to increase. Now the doctor did not mean it was the primary reason but damned if that isn't what my mother heard. Already she has made comments about it not being her diet. My sister and I just shake our heads with a very "what the fuck?" look on our faces. I'm debating about going to her house and clearing the shit out of the cabinets and refilling them with healthy fare. I'll talk to my dad about that tonight. I am sure he will be on board. He may want someone else to take the heat though and I'm ok with that. 

Today's plan is more of the same:
Breakfast- 2 boiled eggs
Lunch- salad with grilled chicken
Dinner- beef with some veg, probably salad, and avocado

I read on someone else's blog, can't remember if it's someone doing the Whole 30 or Allan's picture challenge, but this person talked about her dinners being the same because they eat a lot of leftovers. We, obviously, do the same. It gets eaten until it's gone. Thankfully, my family is on board with that. Not that it matters much if they weren't, because it's eat what is in front of you or don't eat at all, I don't much care.

Probably won't post over the weekend, I'll be too busy getting myself written out of my mother's will. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 2

I ate exactly what was in my plan yesterday and did not snack at all. I did not have a chance to exercise because my mother is in the hospital. A very long story short- she has blood clot in her leg and her sugar was 609! Some of you know how worried I've been about her and well, now I'm really worried. She has yet to see the doctor today but she says she felt better after the insulin. Well, duh. 

Anyway, back at the ranch...

My food plan for today is the exact same as yesterday.
Breakfast- 2 eggs
Lunch- salad with grilled chicken
Dinner- beef with zucchini (man, I love zucchini) and avocado

I've spent most of the morning on the phone so I had better get some work done. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Whole 30 Day One

Start weight: 275.5
With this Whole 30 I hope to get back on track in my mind. I also hope to drop fifteen pounds and incorporate some exercise into my life.

My day one plan:
Breakfast- 2 hard boiled eggs
Lunch- salad with romaine, carrots, red cabbage, red peppers, tomato, 3 oz grilled chicken with balsamic & olive oil
Dinner- steak, zucchini and avocado

I am trying not to snack but if I do get hungry I have a pear standing by.

I am not much of an exerciser but want to be healthier so as part of my Whole 30 I plan on adding in exercise. (Did that sound too trainwrecky?) I am going to ride the dust collecting Schwinn Airdyne. I plan on riding until I feel like I am going to die. That should be about fifteen minutes. (I know that sounded trainwrecky!) However long I last today I will add on two minutes tomorrow, and two minutes the next day, etc.

I also plan on adding in some strength exercises. But haven't figured which ones. I'll have to look at Norma's routines and scale them back around 400% and maybe I can do a third of it. I'll probably start with squats and push ups. Do as many as I can and then add at least one more the next day. Maybe I'll even watch some YouTube videos to see how to use the paperweight kettle bell without breaking some part of me.

I have lots of  boiled eggs, vegetables and grilled chicken at the ready. I feel good and am excited to rock this Whole 30!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Data Dump

Yesterday I went back in the blog to see when I did the Whole 30. I noted the weight I was when I ended the Whole 30. Last night I got to thinking about the ups and downs and the why of it. Why did I crap out and regain? This morning I went back and looked at where I went off the rails. (My navel gazing probably isn't all that interesting so feel free to skip this post. I'll understand.)

I started trying to lose weight and be healthier in general on February 27, 2012. I weighed 317.
June 17, 2012- I weighed 269. Down 48 lbs.
July 18, 2012- Finished a Whole 30 and weighed in at 254. Down a total of 63 lbs.
August 3, 2012- Weighed 252. Total loss of 65 pounds. This was the lowest I got.
From August 3 through October 17 I bounced around between 261 and 254.
On October 17, 2012 I weighed 255 (total loss of 62 pounds).
The next weigh in I had recorded was on November 16, 2012. I weighed in at 278. Up twenty-three pounds from previous weigh in a month before. Crazy time at the Jersey Shore. Total stress eating fail.
For the last five months I have been right around that weight, clocking in at 273 yesterday (total loss of 44 pounds or a total gain of 18 pounds depending on how you look at it).

I am not happy with how I let myself fail and stall. I have said it before and feel like an ass saying it again but here I am, saying it again. I don't want to be one of those fat bloggers who weighs the same ridiculous weight year after year.

On August 3, 2013 I want to weigh less than I did on August 3, 2012. So, less than 252. That's twenty-two pounds in fourteen weeks and three days. It is absolutely achievable. I lost 65 pounds in sixteen weeks last year.

If I can't lose twenty-two pounds in fourteen weeks and three days, I might as well just throw the towel in because then I am just a fat train wreck.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Whole 30

Hi guys. Tax season is over and I can breath a little. I've never been a prolific poster on this blog and have been feeling it even less lately. After three years of term papers I find I don't much feel like writing.

My weight has been holding at 273. Too much dairy and bread and not enough vegetables and diligence. On May 1 I will be joining Norma and her minions in a Whole 30. Like a typical fat girl I am putting a condition on it- I am going to continue to use the About Time protein powder in the morning.

I did a Whole 30 in June/July 2012. I felt great and lost 15 pounds. I would like to lose 20 this time around.

Ah shit. Was just reading over the Whole 30 site and saw that protein shakes are a no no. I thought it would just be the stevia that was non-compliant. I started using the About Time a month ago and love it as a nice, easy, protein filled breakfast. I am not a morning person and having to think about what to have in the morning is usually beyond my abilities. Crap, guess I'll go back to hard boiled eggs.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Checking In

It's been a month since I've posted. I had a lull last week but spent that time reading blogs rather than writing them. Coming in to the home stretch of tax season, just three weeks to go. Unfortunately these weeks can be very stressful. Most of the people filing now owe money. And they aren't happy.

Last time I reported a weigh in I was 277. Today is 273. So four pounds in a month. Not great, spent too much time in my head this month. Six week loss of 15 pounds. Total loss since starting Feb/March 2012 is 44 pounds. 

I really want to kick it in to high gear. I want to be the involved mother this summer. Not the mother who is so fucking fat she can't do anything with her kids. 

And I want collarbones like Norma