Archive for the ‘observations’ Category

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!

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Fitbits and Bikram Yoga

My child told me this morning that I need to “lose fat and not eat so much fat so I can run fast and play tag and not be slow.” This is the second time this week that she has mentioned something about weight and energy level. “I don’t want you to run slow like a grandma. I want you to be fast like a cheetah!” I guess I do talk about it a lot and I don’t want her to have issues with food and eating so it’s time to get serious!

I ordered a Fitbit this morning. Have you ever used one?

I am also trying to psych myself up to get a month’s pass for Birkram Yoga. Have you ever tried Bikram? What do you think?

Day Two, Done and Dusted

I can’t say I did my best on day 2.  I did  a lot snacking and not enough water. I filled up my 32oz water bottle in the morning and swore to myself that I was going to fill it up 2-3 more times and didn’t even finish one. Not good. But this realization was worse:  I tried on some capris to see if I could wear them and they didn’t fit! I used to wear these pants last year to work and now I can’t even button them! To say I was horrified is an understatement. Instead of donating them to the thrift store I decided to keep them as a barometer of my weigh loss. I hope to be able to wear them to work in the fall. My goal is to try to ignore the scale and instead focus on how things fit. If these pants fit in the fall I will be thrilled. Now for the photo. I am warning you in advance that this is very unattractive!! It’s horrifying, which in turn is incredibly motivating. So seriously, you have an out if you are squeamish and fat people disgust you. Turn off your computer now because trust me, this is no pretty site. Ok, here goes..

 

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Ok, sorry, I had the photos up for about an hour but they looked inappropriate so I took them down. But let’s just say my stomach and thighs are HUGE!! YUCK!! I was able to force them up over my fat thighs but closing them was not possible. So I am on a mission to get these pants to fit again before I return to work in the fall.

Weight and Measurements.. scary!

I bought a measuring tape a few weeks ago and have been meaning to do this as often weight loss is seen in inches before pounds.I measured myself so they may not be completely accurate but I will do them again myself every month or so.  Okay, here we go. Oh wait, first I must share my weight. I weighed myself first thing this morning and the scale read:

164 pounds (!!)  This is my heaviest in my entire life.

Measurements:
Bust:  37″
Waist:  30″ (at thinnest part)
Stomach 30″ (at fattest part)
Right arm:  11.5″
Left arm:  11.5″
Hips: 47.5″ (!!!!!!!!!!)

So starting today I am cutting way back on grains, sugar and alcohol and starting to exercise and drink more water. I am also starting 5:2. Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is the current plan. I am officially disgusted with myself :-/ but ready to reverse the aging process and find my former attractive self. 🙂

 

Happy Unfierce Birthday to Me

Well I started this blog a year ago thinking I had two years to get fierce but I end year one fatter than ever. And totally and completely unfierce. I look old and decrepit. 😦

But I am excited to say that I am totally on board once again to strive for the hottest, sexiest, strongest, healthiest version of myself. 🙂 I have 365 days until I turn the dreaded 5-0 and I can’t enter into a new decade looking like this! Tomorrow I will share my weight and measurements.

Let’s do this!

Making Progress

That week before Easter I was very, very good! I gave up sugar, alcohol, grains, dairy and caffeine. I felt so much better, was never bloated and all hip pain was non-existent! It was great. I lost 7 pounds, too!

Easter day I ate everything in sight and then threw up. (Clearly I have an eating disorder!)

Today, Easter Monday, I toned it down dramatically and plan to eat as cleanly as possible from here on out. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

Now to incorporate exercise..!

One Week Til Easter

So for Lent I said I was giving up Facebook, sugar and alcohol. Never in my life (in my recollection) have I ever broken my Lenten promise and I am very disappointed in myself. Yes, I am under inordinate stress but that’s not really an excuse. I have been on FB constantly, eaten a lot of sugar and had one glass of wine. Bad, bad, bad. 😦

Well, today I got on the scale… I was shocked beyond belief. Truly. I have NEVER weighed so much in my entire life! 164.2. Granted Aunt Flo came (after eight months!) so I am sure that added to it but really, over 160? I was horrified.

So I bought a little pink tape measure and I will measure myself tomorrow and post some before pictures. I bought tons of produce and plan to eat clean until Easter!

So, this week: NO added sweeteners of any kind, no grains, no dairy, no nuts, no caffeine. It’s only six days til Easter. Totally doable.