Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weigh In

I posted yesterday about my new move into the 150's and I'm really excited.  I cannot wait to be moving on and now trying for the 140's.  I went back to work this week and I guess somehow it helped with the weight loss.  That may be the only thing it helped!  I am already missing summer.

I'm doing well with clean eating.  Last weekend was the only time I ate things that weren't clean, but I still made good choices and ate small portions.  Time to look up some recipes. go to the grocery store, and prep my meals for this week.

Current weight: 159.4
Weight lost since last weigh in: 2.2lbs
Total lost: 12.4 lbs

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hell Yes!

I am so excited!  I got on the scale this morning and it kept jumping back in forth between 160.0 and 159.8 and luckily stopped at that.  I'm extremely happy with finally being in the 150's, but even more excited that I'm not a t 161 anymore.  I thought I would never get past that number.  Sorry the picture is turned, but I'm still trying to figure out this mac when it comes to pics and other things.   Have a great day!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Weigh In...ugh

So, I have been extremely disappointed in my weight.  For the past 2 weeks or so I have stayed at the same weight.  I have been sticking to my "eating clean" and have not seen a difference on the scale.  At first, I thought maybe I was eating too much so I started counting calories as well and it was right at my usual 1200.  So, I continued for a few more days thinking well maybe it is just going to take a few days to really kick in, ummm no.  So then, I started to think that maybe I wasn't getting enough calories because after I googled some stuff I read a lot about the bare minimum amount for a female is 1200 for her body to function appropriately without losing calories just doing daily routines.  So, I increased them to 14oo at most.  This was really hard to do because I didn't want to gain.  Well, I didn't gain, but I still stayed right at 161.6.  UGHHHHH!

I did run on a few of those days and the other days I have been so busy at work fixing my room and running all over getting things done that I had to burn some calories.  So, now I'm back to the drawing board trying to figure out what to do.  I'm going to continue with 1200 to 1400 calories and switch it up everyday.  Also, school starts on Monday so maybe once my stress level lowers then maybe I will lose some weight.  Please Lord!

Current Weight: 161.6 lbs
Weight lost from last weigh in: BIG FAT 0!
Total Weight Lost: 10.2 lbs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10 Freaking Pounds WooHoo!

Finally, I have lost 10 pounds since I began blogging. (not total)  It has taken 10 days more than I originally planned, but it has been accomplished.  I woke up this morning and I was 161.6 lbs.  Yay!  Just a little something for me to celebrate, but not with food or drinks or I will be right back to where I was.  I guess I should owe it all to my run yesterday morning.  The scale did motivate me to go run again today, but my knees are yelling at me everytime I take a step, so it won't be happening today.  Maybe tomorrow morning.  Next goal will be the 150's...almost there.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Weigh In

OMG...I'm so discouraged with my new eating clean.  I know it takes time for your body to adjust, but I really wanted to see some results.  I have stuck with it for 6 days now and I do feel better, but the scale has stood still for the past 4 days.  Luckily, it did move a little this morning, THANK YOU JESUS!

I know that gradual, slllloooooowwww weight loss is optimal, but I am REALLY IMPATIENT and always have been.  Actually, as I get older, I have become even more impatient.  Kids did not help me with that flaw because I am only patient with them.  I have read that with eating clean you should take your body measurements because you will see more change with those than the scale, but I don't have a tape measure at home.  I may have to get one today while I am out running errands.  Even though I am a little upset, I am sticking to it.  Like I said before, it is a life style change.  

I have tried some new recipes and well, let me just say, that anything with bread or dough just isn't very good.  Such as the homemade pizza dough or the whole wheat banana nut muffins.  On her site, she keeps saying how great her recipes are so it gives me hope and I get excited just to be let down and about to vomit with the first bite.  Last night, we ended up taking off all the toppings on the pizza and eating them without the crust.  Luckily, I added chicken to the pizza or else it would have been bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and cheese.  I guess it is going to take time to sift through all of them to find the good ones.  

Also, this process would be much easier with out my other half.  He has been good when it comes to me making something and him eating it without too much complaint, but if he doesn't quit having a sweet tooth  or calling me to ask if there are already plans for dinner because he has an urge for chips and salsa, I may kill him.  Last night when I told him we were having "healthy pizza" he was like "oh ok, those usually don't ever turn out good, but I guess we will see" and of course he was right.  Bummer!  On to the STATS:

Current Weight: 163 lbs
Weight lost since last weigh in: .6 lbs
Total weight lost: 8.8 lbs

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Weigh In 8/6

I have been off the wagon and have not weighed in since Tuesday a week and a half ago, but it is time to face reality.  I didn't have a scale last Saturday and then when Tuesday rolled around this week I was really bloated and gross so I didn't weigh in.  Oh well....

So, I have been super busy this week cooking during every second of extra time I have had.  I'm trying to stock up and put healthy meals in my freezer for when school starts again.  After reading Stephanie's comments from a friend about "eating clean" and my mom doing it a while back and me sort of trying it, I have decided to really go for it.

It is not a "diet" but a lifestyle change and not easy because all of the quick things to grab and eat at the store don't work so it takes preparation and thought to plan out meals and snacks.  You are supposed to eat 5-6 small meals a day and should never be hungry.  It pretty much means no white flour, sugar, some dairy, and processed foods.  You cook with organic and natural ingredients.  I don't have all of that on hand at my house so it has been countless trips to the grocery store.  I found a great website with tons of recipes.   Check it out.  I have tried a few and to be honest some are good and some are not good, but I'm sure it is because my taste buds are used to all the processed yucky food.  You just have to look through and find the ones that sound good to you.  I have stuck with it for 3 days now and I like how it makes me feel, but I have to get better about planning before school starts.  I will have to plan  and cook food for breakfast and lunch on the weekends so they are easy to grab and take with me each day during the week.

I will keep you updated...So as far as my weight, I have lost 1.4 lbs since my last weigh in a long time ago.  I am really hoping to be at the 10 lbs lost since this blog began by next weigh in.  I was hoping to lose 10 in a month, but with my going off the wagon the last 4 days of July, it didn't happen.

Current Weight: 163.6 lbs
Weight Lost since last weigh in: 1.4 lbs
Total weight Lost:  8.2 lbs