Weigh In and Measurements

Well, I am here to say I have LOST WEIGHT AND INCHES!!

Here are the results as of this morning:

Weight: 150!!!!  I am so stoked! I almost never use that word but for some reason it seems appropriate!! So, so excited. That means I have lost 14 pounds!!

Measurements:
Bust:  35.5″ (lost 1.5 inches)
Waist:  29″ (lost 1 inch)
Stomach 33.5″ (it was 30″ when I started so clearly I didn’t measure it properly the first time)
Right arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Left arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Neck: 12.5″ (didn’t measure it before)
Right calf: 13.75″ (didn’t measure calves before)
Left calf: 13.75
Right thigh: 28″ (didn’t measure thighs before?!)
Left thigh: 28″
Hips: 45″ (lost 2.5 inches!!!!!!!!!!)

So, total inches lost is 6 inches! Wow,  14 pounds and 6 inches?! Really! I am so proud of myself and totally motivated to keep on going.

I Have No Sugar Cravings

Now I must admit I did not see this coming. I love sugar/maple syrup/raw honey/fruit/desserts/juices, heck, sweets in general and I used to eat massive quantities of sugar each day. I used to have an enormous sweet tooth but I am here to say that it is gone! Though I still crave an occasional cookie, it’s not an overwhelming/ gotta have it NOW kind of craving and it passes if I don’t satisfy it and I can go on with my day. This is really, really odd and I have no explanation other than maybe I am eating cleaner and all foods are tasting better so sweets are no longer needed. No clue.

The other weird observation that has totally blown me away is that I have a much smaller appetite. Sometimes I can skip breakfast and lunch and so as to not screw up  my metabolism I have to force myself to eat dinner. It is the strangest thing! I haven’t been really hungry in days! So odd!

I have officially lost TEN POUNDS and I am thrilled. I look a lot better but I am going to keep it going until I get under 150. Right now I weight about 154.6 but to see the scale at 149.something will be SO AWESOME! I can’t wait! The other thing I am going to start to do is lift weights. I never did get into Bikram yoga and unfortunately after this week vacation will be almost done. Without child care at yoga studios I won’t be able to try it out. Someone should really open a studio with childcare. I’d be all over that but in the meantime I will continue to focus on my walking and doing stairs and squats. What I am doing is working so I plan to continue!

I’ve Lost Weight!

Weighed myself this morning and I am down to 156.2!!!  Yay!! So happy with myself! Let’s keep this going!

Finally! 10,000 Steps!

Well it only took two weeks but yesterday, for the first time, I was able to do 10,000 steps. Wow, that is no joke! Without thinking about it I tend to do closer to 5,000 so for me to do 10,000 I really have to put in a concerted effort. How was I able to do this? Well, for one I took a walk! I walked around the neighborhood for thirty minutes so that was a start. But I realized that I still had a pretty big chunk to do so I walked during activities when I normally wouldn’t like cooking, folding laundry and talking on the phone! Well, that did it! The good thing is it means I have to keep moving; take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, walk upstairs if I forgot something instead of asking my daughter to do it, etc. It all adds up and now I know what I have to do. I also fasted yesterday (well I ate 600 calories) so it’s all back on track!

Damn BBQ

I went to a family barbecue on Saturday and ate some cookies and spinach dip and tortilla chips and a few bites of hot dog and some goldfish crackers. Nothing was really that good, except the cookies. Man, I love those Trader Joe’s dipper cookies. I could eat those every day. Anyways, I ate a regular-sized portion of food but when I woke up I felt hung over! It was the strangest thing.  I had a stomach ache, head ache and other issues that are way too TMI for this blog but it was bad. Then on Sunday I went out for Thai food and ate some rice. This morning I felt so full and bloated and disgusting but today is a fast day so that should help. Back on track and not feeling deprived.

On another note, do you know how impossible it is (for me) to walk 10,000 steps? I haven’t been able to do it since buying my Fitbit a couple of weeks ago. The thing I love about it is it does encourage me to be more active. I will park farther away from entrances and take the stairs instead of the elevators. It all adds up so that’s encouraging.

Two Weeks In

Well today marks two weeks of eating clean and the beginning of my second week of fasting so I think it’s a good day to do a weigh-in. I don’t think my measurements have changed all that much so I will save that for another couple of weeks, but I am pretty stoked to see what the scale says. To refresh your memory, when I got serious about making changes two weeks ago I weighed 164. Ok, off to find the scale and see what the results are. Hang on a sec…

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158.8 Cool. I lost 5 pounds! All this deprivation I was hoping it would be more but I’ll take it. I have been drinking lots of water and doing some exercise so things are coming along.

I Fasted Two Days in a Row!

What?! Now by fasted I mean ate. For 5:2 you are “fasting” so long as you stay under 500 calories. I ate 330 calories yesterday and 625 today so I am counting these as two fast days which is all I need for the week. Yay! And now let me go sleep and fantasize about what I am going to eat for breakfast. :)

Do you do 5:2 intermittent fasting? I am totally sold!

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