Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 3

Fluids: 150 oz
Calories: 1900

Fluids: 154 oz water
             27 oz unsweetened brewed iced tea
            I haven't spent this much time peeing since I was nine months pregnant!

Calories: 1158

2 granola bars 160 each
chicken salad sandwich 369
chicken & wild rice soup 200
chicken salad in a salad, light honey dijon dressing 269

This was a very crazy day. I am a bookkeeper in an accountant's office and this is our crazy season. Today was just non-stop, one issue after another. On top of the crazy job, I go to college full time to become an accountant.

I bought this six pound bag of frozen fruit at Costco. It has strawberries, honeydew, pineapple and peaches. I thought it would be a nice easy thing to throw in a container and take to work with me. Yesterday the fruit was still frozen but I ate the pieces anyway, trying to avoid my cold-sensitive tooth. Wasn't real thrilled with it that way. When I got home from work last night I put some of the fruit in the fridge so it would defrost and be ready when I got to work to eat it. That should solve the problem, right? No. The texture of that defrosted fruit was disgusting.  My husband and kids thought they were fine. I'm just going to eat them frozen and hope the fresh season gets here quick.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day Two

Daily calories: 1900
Fluids: 150 ounces

Did better with the fluid today. 9pm and I'm at 164 ounces and I still have to take the giant antibiotic.


Apple crisp granola bar 160 calories
Chicken salad sandwich 369 calories
fruit 100 calories
salad 30 calories
light honey dijon 70 calories
crockpot lasagna 476 calories

Total so far: 1205

I'm feeling like I want to eat something but I don't know if it is habit or hunger. Since I can't decide what to have, I'm not having anything. That may change and if it does I will add it tomorrow.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Day One

10:00 pm on day one.

My calorie allowance is 1900 per day.
My fluid intake is 150 ounces.

Due to my crazy schedule last week, I did not plan as well for today as I wish I had. In addition to working, I go to college full-time. I had two 20 page papers due. I hit the store after work and should be good to go now.

Food today:

Eggs - Scrambled (whole egg), 2 large    230 calories 203
Arnold - Honey Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slices   200 calories
Bordens - 2% American Cheese Slice, 3 slices  150 calories
 Hellmans - Mayo, 1 TBSP  90 calories
Progresso Traditional Soup - Turkey Noodle Soup, 1 can  160 calories
Nature Valley - Crunchy Granola Bar - Apple Crisp, 2 bars  160 calories
 Strawberries - Raw, 2 cup, sliced 106 calories
Nature Valley - Crunchy Granola Bar - Apple Crisp, 2 bars  160 calories

Total calories: 1229

I was pretty paranoid about staying below my 1900. I need to up the protein too, I think.


64 ounces of unsweetened brewed tea
64 ounces of water
will have 12 more ounces when I take antibiotic
140 ounces total
short 10 ounces and I've peed more today than I did all last week

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Begin Again

There it is. This is the heaviest I have ever been. A week and a half, two weeks ago, I stumbled across Allan's blog. I read some of his archives and some of the links. Then Allan posted about a weight loss challenge and I sent him an email telling him a bit about myself and joined up. I'm just going to post that email here so everyone has an introduction to me:

Hi Allan,

A few days a go, I stumbled across your blog, I read your stuff and some of the blogs you link to. I was glad to see your Challenge post today; I think it is just what I need.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Beth, I am 42, live in New Jersey with my husband and three daughters (ages 21, 9 and 4). I am 5'10" and weigh 314. I would be the first to say I am fat because I eat lots of crap and don't exercise. Over the last few years I have said I'm going to lose but have gained instead. I have even bitched about it on my blog- Ice Cream Mama (yeah, I shit you not). My friends have said things like- 'don't beat yourself up'  'you have a lot going on'  'don't worry so much'.

Your blog really spoke to me. I like the way you tell it like it is and don't say things like 'don't beat yourself up'. I like that you have common sense. It seems as if the people who think you are an asshole are those who don't want the truth but the other people are successful in losing weight and getting healthy.

The post that really caught my attention was the recent one where you compare fat and cancer. Why? My husband has cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage 3b lung cancer in June 2010. He had chemo and radiation and went into remission. The cancer came back in September 2011. His right lung was removed in October 2011. He is doing ok right now but the five year survival rate is only 15%, add in the emphysema and who knows. We are hopeful but we also have to be realistic. So with the odds against my husband, I must lose weight and get healthy. My children need to have at least one healthy parent.

So I have to make some changes. I set up a new blog, I did not want to talk about weight loss on a blog with ice cream in the title so it wouldn't come off as if ice cream was good for a diet.

I set up a My Fitness Pal account as NJBeth.

And I would like to join your challenge.  My current weight is 314. My goal weight is 170.

I look forward (?) to doing this challenge with everyone.


I am determined to lose weight and get healthy. It would be nice to win a stay in the city, but I'll take a smaller, healthier body. I look forward to loosing weight with you all.

My sister-in-law took these pictures of me today (Sunday). She said I look miserable; we had been laughing prior to this but the thought of taking my picture made me feel like crap and it shows on my face.