Still 195.0 September 30, 2011
I’m pretty happy with that 195. My cycle is winding down finally AND we had sushi last night so I had assumed my weight would be up. But nope, it’s good! I hope it goes down a bit more before Sunday, but even with just the half a pound, I am determined to try to be happy. 195 would be the lowest official weight I’ve had this year. And that would be a 2lb. loss for the month of September. Would be nice if it had been more, but I’ll take what I can get! Especially if it is going down and I don’t feel like I’m ‘suffering’ through. I won’t lie… there were times I felt that way with low-carb. Mostly due to fruit. I LOVE fruit and I never did seem to be able to get to the phase where I could add it back in and lose. I go to berries and that was about it. Not sure what I was doing wrong, but I’m sure it was me. I still think I was probably having too much dairy and fat. That’s the only thing that makes sense.
Another thing is, when I was doing low carb, I think I got too reliant on artificial sweeteners. To have anything sweet, I was using those and I think that was a VERY bad habit. Now I hardly use any artificial sweeteners. I’m trying hard to avoid most artificial things, to be honest. And since I can have a variety of fruits and not worry about the carbs, I’ve just not struggled with it like I did. I think it’s because right now I know I can have whatever I really want and just watch my portions. It works really well for me right now. What low carb did for me, though, was got me in the habit of eating good veggies and lean meats. The only thing I haven’t been doing is the smoothies lately. I really don’t know why… I guess I go in food cycles! Anyways, I am glad that I did low carb and got to where I am now and that now I am doing the low cal. Am I annoyingly positive right now? I don’t want to be one of those bloggers that drives people nuts with being overly perky. I just feel good and feel like I’m going somewhere with this even if it is at a slower pace. And that I am making some good changes.
It’s taken me a while to get here. And honestly, I keep waiting to hit that point where I hate life. I know it will happen, it happens to us all! But I just feel like right now I’m making slow and steady changes. Although, in the last week I could’ve eaten more veggies… I’ve just been on fruit like gangbusters! And grains. I love me some coarse oatmeal! But going to focus on more veggies again. Like, making up some salad here in a bit just to make it a bit easier! And my fave dressing. I want to tweak the original recipe. I think adding either some water or fruit juice will make it easier to use. I believe one tablespoon has around 80 cals. I’d like to bring it down just a bit and I think adding a bit of juice or water will thin it out so it isn’t so oily and calorie filled. I am thinking about trying apple juice since the flavor isn’t as invasive as say, lemon or lime juice. However, that may shorten it’s shelf life to add juice… I guess we will see. I want to play with it and just see where we end up. In the end, adding a bit of water may be all I need. Or maybe more vinegar… Decisions decisions decisions! I probably should make more of a dent in the dressing we already have before I even make anymore, but balsamic vinaigrette is just my fave. The Greek stuff we got is good but has a real twang. Maybe I will go through my fridge before I decide. lol
OH! I haven’t done measurements in a long time. I plan on doing those on Sunday when I do my last weigh-in for this cycle. I don’t know how I forgot last month… weird. I’m sure I wrote about it, but I have forgotten and I’m not willing to go back through all those posts! HA! But I will try to do it on Sunday right after I weigh. I don’t know if there will be much if any change, though, since I have just started trying to get more workouts in. So far this week, I’ve only gotten one! But for two days I’ve been running around like nuts so I just didn’t have time. I may make time here in a bit even though I have 50 other things I should be doing… like cleaning, painting, caulking, etc. But it’s 20mins. I think I can squeeze in the 20mins! I need to even with everything else going on. I need to make it a habit. But since it hasn’t been, yet, I don’t think the measurements will show much change. I’ll do them anyways!
Well, that is all I can think of for today. I really need to get up off of here and do the things that need to be done. I consider blogging an important part of my days, but I can’t spend all day on here! LOL So, going to go read a couple of blogs and then get to it. Have a great day, chicks!