Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hey There.

Didn't mean to disappear but tax season and school are sucking up all my time right now.

Sundays weigh in for the Allan Challenge- 293! Twenty-four pounds lost in four weeks.

I keep My Fitness Pal up to date so if you are interested you can check out my menus and calories.

Have not added any exercise. In addition to being swamped time wise- I'm having terrible allergy/sinus issues. I am really liking this weight loss and know that exercise will contribute to that and to overall good health. I have also heard there are some people that actually like exercise when they find something they like. Who knows, maybe I'll become an exercise lover. Crazier things have happened.

Will probably disappear again but tax season is over in a few weeks so there will be more time then.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weigh In 2

Start weight- 317 lbs
Week one- 304.5 lbs.  Lost 12.5
Week two- 301 lbs.     Lost 3.5       Total lost 16 lbs.

I'll take that!

Hope to see a 2 as the first number next week.

Thanks to everyone for being so encouraging. I hope the time never comes that you'll have to kick my ass.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Night

I finally have a few minutes to update here. I do update My Fitness Pal daily and if you're part of the Allan challenge, you know the password. My name over there is NJ Beth.

Calories: 1900
Fluid: 150 oz

I can't remember the last day I posted and I'm too lazy to check so let's start with Thursday. I made my fluid goals every day. It was actually pretty easy this week to drink the water.

Thursday- 1366
Friday- 1054 (I had a terrible headache and just didn't feel like eating)
Saturday- 1202

I'll be weighing in tomorrow morning. I'll update in the afternoon.

This week's goal- get in some exercise.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Check In

Fluids 150 oz
Calories 1900

Fluids 163 oz
Calories 1227

For Allan's Challenge I am allowed 1900 calories because that is what the caloric intake for my goal weight of 170 is. In the nine days the challenge has been going on I have ranged from 1158-1383 calories. The average is 1286. The thing is, I am ok with around 1300 calories. Maybe six weeks from now I'll have changed my mind and struggle but for now, I'm good. Who would have thunk it?

Dysfunction Junction

My mom is overweight. Four months ago she weighed 285 and she's around 5'4" tall. She has done every diet invented. She has done Weight Watchers four or five times. She started again two weeks ago. She complains that it just doesn't work for her, the doctor needs to give her medicine to lose weight, she's older, no matter what she does it doesn't work. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I haven't made bad choices, gone from diet to no diet to new diet.

What I haven't done is be completely negative and sabotaging.

When I told my mom about Allan's challenge (with the intent of asking her if she wanted to do it too), the first thing she said was, "There's no way you can win that, why are you bothering?"

On Saturday, at the birthday party, my sister asked how I was doing. My mom heard her and said, "She may have done good this week but she'll never keep it up."

Later she gave me a hard time for not having any birthday cake and ice cream. "It's your daughters' birthday, how can you not eat their cake?" My response, "I'd rather be alive to see them grown than eat cake." So happy I could come up with that quickly!

My sister and I talked about it. We came to the conclusion that my mom likes me fat. If I'm fat, she's not alone. If I'm fat, she has someone to eat with. If I'm fat, she doesn't feel so bad about herself.

Well, sorry, mom, I'm done being fat.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Start of Week Two

Fluids: 150 oz
Calories: 1900

Fluids: 160 oz
Calories: 1362

So, week one I lost 12.5 pounds. It was nice to see a big number but I am not going to get too excited about it. I mean, I'm excited but, I am huge so the weight is going to come off in a big way the first week. I have to keep this determination for the rest of my life.

This past Saturday we had a birthday party for our two youngest. They were born February and March and actually like having a "together party" as they call it. It works for me! I did not have any cake or ice cream- yay me.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weigh-in #1

Start weight: 317
Today: 304.5

Lost: 12.5

This weekend was (still is) extraordinarily busy. My food is logged on My Fitness Pal (NJBeth). If you are in Allan's challenge you know the password. Fell free to check it out.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and a great weigh-in.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another One

Fluids: 150 oz
Calories: 1900

Fluids so far: 171 oz
27 unsweetened tea
144 water

2 granola bars 160 each
chicken salad sandwich 299 (different bread today)
ham 200
corn  60
Emmi apple yogurt 170
shared a pink lady apple with daughter 65
salad with chicken 269

Total 1383

Day 4

Working in an accounting office, I don't get much chance to blog during the day during tax season. The bossman had no appointments this afternoon so he left. So here I am.

The first couple of days have been pretty easy. My mind is set on the goal. My ass is set on the toilet because, holy cow, THE WATER! I'm very busy at work so eating is actually difficult to do during the day right now.

Nights are different. Nighttime has always been my tough time. I am a night eater. I could go all day, not eat and proceed to eat all night long. And, of course, not good stuff.

On Day 2 I mentioned I was hungry but wasn't sure if I would eat. I did eat a granola bar. I noted it on My Fitness Pal but not here. I was still well under my calories. Last night I was hungry and was only at 1158 calories. I could have eaten something; my challenge calories are 1900, My Fitness Pal told me I should get at least 1200 calories or I would put my body in "starvation mode" (tell me, do they really think a 317 pound person is going to starve?). Anyway, I could have eaten something, but... I was afraid to. I was afraid that if I ate something I would continue to eat. And eat. And eat. So I didn't eat anything.

So far today:

103 of 150 ounces fluid

1 granola bar (160 calories)
1 chicken salad sandwich (169 for chicken salad, 140 for bread- 309 total)
Total so far- 469 calories

I have another granola bar with me that I'll probably eat shortly. I've read mixed opinions about granola bars; some people think they are a good choice, some think they are a bad choice. I like the crunchy apple crisp ones but I only buy then when they are on sale so when this box is gone, that's the last until next sale. I'd better come up with a healthy, portable alternative quick.

How did I get to be 42 years old and not figure this shit out?