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Week 2, Day 4

I couldn't think of a witty title, so there it is.

Highest Weight/BMI: 152 lbs./26.5
Starting Weight/BMI: 149.6 lbs./26.1
Current Weight/BMI: 148.4 lbs./25.9
This Week's Loss: -1.2 lbs. / -.8%
Total Loss: -1.2 lbs. / -.8%

Weight/BMI Goal #1: 140 lbs./24.4 (Reward: This awesome hair masque I've been wanting.
Weight/BMI Goal #2: 130 lbs./22.7 (Reward: This amazing dress I've been wanting.
Ultimate Goal Weight/BMI: 120 lbs./20.9 (Reward: $250 in new clothes)

Aaaaand the damage.

First the good:
1. I'm not nearly as over on my WAPP as I was last week. So that's a win.
2. My nighttime snacking has gotten a LOT better.
3. I have been very good about both counting/measuring what I eat and getting my workouts in.
4. I somehow lost weight (albeit a little, but still, SOMETHING).
5. I am skipping a post-work function where there will be lots of beer and food to go to the gym.

Now the bad:
1. I had a peanut-butter binge at work a little bit ago.
2. I'm still going over my WAPP. :-/

Hm. Honestly that's really it. I'm not too upset with how I've been doing in general. I mean, I feel kind of down, but then I realize I had treats yesterday and still managed to keep myself in check. That's a win. Today hasn't been great so far, but I know that is going to happen from time to time and I just need to accept that and move forward. Same with Saturday - it was shitty, but we had a party and I counted all that shiz. Not ideal, but better than saying F it.

I didn't have a great day yesterday in general, both work wise and personally, so I feel like it was a big NSV that I didn't go over my DPP. I still have a ways to go, but I'm confident I'm making some mental (and hopefully physical) progress. I'm on W3 of the C25K program and it's kicking my ass. Still can't believe how out of shape I am, but hopefully soon I'll start to feel like some semblance of an athlete again.

Oh another NSV: Went to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville for lunch with Josh, my mom, and my aunt and uncle. Everyone got fried stuff, but I resisted the fried corn fritters and had a glass of beer, a pound and a half of crab legs without butter (even though they brought butter when I didn't ask for it and it spilled all over the plate...), veggies, and about half a sweet potato. I had a couple bites of things, but I'm really proud I was able to stay in control because some of that fried stuff looked legit. The crab was cooked PERFECTLY, though, so that helped.

I don't have any other real food challenges the rest of the week, so I'm going to strive to stay within my DPP these next three days (because it isn't happening today) and get my workouts in. Friday we're going to Jacksonville for Mother's Day/Josh's mom's birthday, so I will need to come up with a game plan for that soon.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


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May. 6th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
I am really jealous of your metabolism.

This month has been so frustrating for me. I'm still sitting at 192. I am so over it right now. I've been eating so well and following the diet pretty strictly, and I just cant' budge past 192 for some reason. I've been sitting here for the past month.

I thought for sure the extra cardio at the gym would jump start my metabolism again, but no dice. I was even super active over the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday at Universal!), avoided all park treats, and only had a gin and tonic at Universal during Mardi Gras(which I counted and left calories for). I'm doing everything I'm supposed to, without binging, and CAN'T FREAKIN GET OFF THIS PLATEAU.

So much for my goal :( I'm not going to really worry too much about counting calories while on my trip, but it's really frustrating that my body refused to help me reach this goal.

I know I look better and I know I'm gaining muscle, but seeing success on the scale is still important to me and I'm having a real hard time resisting the urge to flip tables right now!
May. 6th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
This is a little TMI, but I had a very, errr...productive morning Saturday. So I think that made me lose, honestly, because I weighed myself right afterward. :x

Damn dude. I would be frustrated too, I won't lie, but seriously, maybe you're building muscle. It weighs more than fat so that could be it. Or retaining water. Is it shark week or close to it? There could be a lot of factors at play there. I'm sure you will start going down again - maybe it's just taking a little bit for the weekend awesomeness to kick in.

Don't get down on yourself! You're doing great, and HAVE been doing great. Maybe you and Mike can take some long walks while you're visiting and eat at places that have some healthier options? Don't give up! ♥ You can do this!
May. 6th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)

I know I'm building muscle, I can feel it, but come on, body. Throw me a bone here and at least drop to 190! Let me see some movement!

I'm on the pill these days, so shark week isn't nearly as much of a factor for me. Technically it was supposed to be this week, but I'm skipping because I'm not dealing with that on vacation! Hell no.

I know Mike and I will be pretty active during our trip - lots of hiking days and exploring outdoors. But food probably won't be nearly as low-calorie as I've been maintaining lately. Normally I eat out for lunch and then cook at home, which makes staying within calorie boundaries a lot easier than all meals being in restaurants!

But it's vacation, so I'm going to try not to stress too much about it. I know we're going to some of my favorite restaurants in Denver the next two days, and I'm not going to let the calories get to me since it's my chance to visit my old spots.

BUT STILL. I know I'm down a pant size and my clothes are all getting baggy, but I WANT TO SEE THE SCALE MOVE.
May. 6th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
Awww. Yeah I understand, man. I would feel the same way, I know it. It's easy to tell someone else that stuff, but even though it's factual, we're conditioned to want to see that scale number drop!

Ah gotcha. Hm, do you think maybe taking the extra hormones is messing with your weight, then? That could be a factor too. No idea, but hey, you never know.

I hear ya. It's really hard to stay on track on vacation. Maybe you could at least have breakfast in the hotel room (does it have a fridge?) and keep some snacks on hand for your hikes and outdoor activities. I bet that would help a lot so maybe you aren't as hungry when you go to your favorite places and can splurge a little more during lunch and dinner since you won't eat as much?

Just some options. You'll do great!
May. 6th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's the hormones. I started the diet about the same time as I started with this pill, so I dropped the first 12 pounds without any issue. I think this is just an extended PITA plateau.

I'm not a breakfast person at all, which does help with dieting. I mean, I love brunch as much as the next person, but if I eat breakfast, it's usually as my main meal of the day and I go all out with pancakes or something.

Mike normally only eats once per day, so I'm guessing we'll probably just get a snack lunch during the road trip days and then have a nice dinner somewhere. I'll probably grab some fruit from the breakfast offered at the various hotels to tide me over.
May. 6th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I meant like, since you're skipping your period (which I assume means you're skipping the "sugar pill" week in your pack) your hormones might be out of whack when compared to how they usually are when you're taking the pill regularly, you know?

Actually, there have been lots of studies done that show eating breakfast helps you lose weight because you aren't as hungry when lunch and dinner roll around and are therefore less likely to indulge. What do you eat on like a normal workday for breakfast?

Oh damn. I couldn't deal with that lol I'd be STARVING by dinner and totally eat everything in sight! D: Maybe you could talk to him beforehand about that? IDK, I think it'd help you.
May. 6th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, no - I'm on a pill that's a 24-day pack instead of 21 days, so I actually haven't gotten to the point of starting the new pack yet (indeed - skipping the iron pills). So my body should still be cruising along none-the-wiser for now. Who knows though - hormones are their own monster. Who knows what's going on with those crazy things!

I know that's what they always say, but it doesn't work for me. Since I'm more of a food addict, it's mental for me, not really based on hunger. I prefer having lunch, dinner and a snack instead of breakfast. I save my calories for a treat at night instead of breakfast. If I ate breakfast, it would be hard for me to mentally shave down my lunch/dinner even further, or completely eliminate my sweet treat.

For a bit, I tried having a protein bar in the mornings, but that was the problem I had. I was consuming 100-200 calories first thing but it wasn't changing my habits for lunch. I didn't really want the food first thing, and then I was wasting those calories on something I didn't really want.

He usually defaults to a more normal eating schedule when I'm around - or we have a light snack and then our main meal around 3/4 p.m. Which I'm completely fine with that - that's usually how I roll on the weekends.
May. 6th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hmm yeah I'm not as familiar with the 24-day packs so IDK but yeah if you haven't even done anything different yet then that definitely isn't it.

Gotcha. Well as long as you aren't starving by lunch. I would be. I crave food as soon as I wake up, sadly. At least you tried it and realized it didn't work for you. Are you drinking a lot of water? That might help.

Oh OK well that's good then! I'm sure you'll be fine. :o)
May. 6th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely hungry by lunch, but my portion issues are all mental. When I'm committed/checked in to dieting, even if I'm starving I'll still make smart choices and won't binge. My binges are always emotional. I'm pretty good about stopping when I'm full, UNLESS I'm upset. Once I'm upset, watch out!

I just upped my water intake when we started hitting the gym, so we'll see if that helps in the long run. I'm currently finishing up a 33 oz Smart Water that I started this morning. I WILL TRY ANYTHING right now. LOL.

May. 7th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
Well I doubt you'll have any reasons to be upset this week. :o)

NICE, keep chugging. You got this. Have fun in Denver!
Danielle Richards
May. 6th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
1.2 is a nice loss and not just a small one! They say 1-2 a week is best for health and keeping if off.

Damn that PB! Isn't there lots of rat poop in peanut butter?

Good job skipping an event that might derail you and hitting the gym!
Danielle Richards
May. 6th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
p.s. I keep forgetting to say that the goal #2 dress is SO CUTE!
May. 7th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
It is. And in one of the pictures that they're modeling, don't you already have the dress on the left, Jen?

So if you wore it, you could be beside yourself with happiness.

..... I'll see myself out.

Edited at 2014-05-07 02:44 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Oh great. And now Modcloth is advertising that same dress to me on Facebook, now.

I ain't gonna wear it Modcloth. It's pink, and it's a dress. So basically double NO for Rachel.

If you ever start selling mom khaki shorts that go to the middle of the thigh, though, I'd be down ;)
May. 7th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
LOL MC is all over my Facebook too.

Yes I do have the one on the left (wore it to Danielle's bachelorette party actually!) aaaaaand oh jeez you and your puns. :p
May. 7th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
That is true. :o) Usually my first week I drop like 3-5 lbs but that's if I actually stay within points sooo...lol.

D; D: Maybe! Ack!

Thanks. I didn't go to the gym though. :[ Yesterday was a pretty crappy day. But today will be better.
May. 7th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the loss! Like Danielle said, that's a good loss for one week. Steady wins the race :)
May. 7th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm happy with it for sure. Gotta hit it hard these next three days though. :o)
May. 21st, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
How's it going?
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