Here I am!
I've been dieting forever it seems and have lost and regained so many times...in recent months, I've been basically stable..up and down a few pounds but never really losing. If I quit trying though I immediately start gaining so I keep trying. I am determined to NEVER quit trying...for my health and so I can find clothes to fit. The way I carry my weight makes this very difficult! I have made a lot of progress in the way I think about food and eating recently so hopefully I will see some change even more change in my behavior and eventually in my weight if I just keep trying, esp with the support of this site. I am so happy to have found you nce ladies!!
Startingweight on 3FC:169.5
Weight as of 3/29/08: 165
Short-term goal: 145 (hopefully by Sept but even 150 would make me happy!)
Utimate Goal: 130 - I think
Age - 65
I will be tracking my weight, calories consumed and exercise.
April 1 -
Weight: 166.5 lbs (up 2.5# from yesterday!) Not surprised as I got too many calories yesterday...ate more after posting on the March Challenge thread! Was going to edit but saw it was closed.
Exercise: 1 hour 10 min. exercise -yoga stretch and cardio - felt really good getting back to the gym! I could tell all my walking the past three months kept me more fit though as it wasn't so hard getting back into it as last year...last year I walked but not as consistently. The stretching esp felt SO good! But I'm sure I'll be sore for a few days!
Calories: 1584 (well, better than yesterday at least!)
April 2 -
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe class and 40 in cardio class - surprisingly I'm not sore today!
April 3 -
Exercise: 30 min yoga stretch and 40 min cardio - a little sore and tired today!
Calories: 1565 too much..my dinner tonight was way too high in calories and fat!
I tried to be careful this evening though.
April 4 -
Exercise: 40 min cardio
Weight: 164 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN
(yea! It's taken me 2 weeks to get back to this weight and now I hope I can continue to go down, down, down!
Exercise: 30 min 2 mile walk with the Walk off the Pounds video. So proud of myself for doing this!!
April 6 -
Exercise: 30 min walking in place
April 7 -
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe, 40 min cardio
Calories: 1374 Didn't eat any snack tonight as I wilthout thinking had two afternoon snacks and I go to the doctor tomorrow for routine checkup including my A1C (diabetic 3 month test).
April 8 -
Exercise: 30 min walking in place
Calories: 1599 Had pizza for lunch and 2 small dishes of ice cream!
April 9 -
Weight: 164 (yep, I'm up as a result of yesterdays eating - probably too much sodium as well as calories.)
Exercise: 30 stretch and breathe class, 40 min cardio
Calories: 1333 fasting until after blood draw tomorrow.
April 10 -
Exercise: Lifted light weights for a few minutes.
Calories: 1494 - Whoops had to edit again as I shared a candy bar with my dh.
April 11 -
Weight: 164 (up again!)
Exercise: 40 min cardio
April 12 -
Weight: 164 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN
- Grr, no weight lost!
Calories: lost track - way too many! Went to a marrige seminar and it was great but I had a snack there and that seem to start me off with too many calories too early in the day and things went out of control from there! My weight is very high tonght. Just hope it doesn't take me too long to recover from this but it is the first time I've done this badly in quite a while.
April 13 -
Exercise: none unless you count eating! ;-)
Calories: 1980 I feel so stupid as I've probably gained so much this weekend between calories and sodium. See this link for why No S Diet
April 14 -
Weight: 166.5 Well, it's not like it wasn't expected and I'm back to my usual eating...at least so far so good! :-)
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breath and 40 min cardio classes.
Calories: Well, I thought I was back to my usual eating but I ate too much again today!
April 15 -
Calories: Finding it hard to get back on track. Still eating too much.
Started out well even though had brunch out, but went downhill from there. I don't even want to weigh in the morning! I am very upset with myself.
April 16 -
Weight: 168!! Really hated to post as just hated to see that number jump up again!! I know it's fluid weight gain (4 lbs in 4 days!) but it is a set back as it usually takes me several days to get it down.
Exercise: 30 mins stretch and breathe, 40 min cardo.
Calories: Will post calories later but so far I am doing well today. Once i start eating junk, (between meals, my meals are fine), I have a hard time stoppig but think todays the day. 9:09 pm 1410 cals. Yea! I did SO much better today!!
April 17 -
Weight: 168.5! Still gained but at least I know I'm doing the right things now and it should come down.
Exercise 30 min Yoga Stretch, 40 min cardio.
Calories: 1888 wish I could have posted less calories, but I have to be honest...I am still not completely back on track. But I've been in this situation and know it sometimes takes quite a while to get fully back on track. I'll get there.
April 18 -
Weight: 168.5 Doesn't look like I'm going to drop back down before tomorrow. Still having trouble with too much snacking!
Exercise: none today yet as didn't go to gym. not feeling very well and tired so decided to sleep in.
Calories: Didn't count calories today but suspect was on the high side.
April 19 -
Weight: 169!! WEEKLY WEIGH-IN
Well now that I've gained back almost everything I had lost in the past month, I HOPE I will finally get some sense and start eating right again! This is the way I do... up and down...and generally I have no clue why I do it to myself. But I will never give up! I haven't even been checking my bs so also need to get back to that! Today IS THE DAY!!
April 20 -
Weight: 166 lbs.
Calories: ended up with probably over 2000..way too much! we have a family problem going on and I guess I was a little stressed and kept snacking this afternoon and eve.
BS: I have a hard time remembering to test my bs so will try to be accountable for this here too. 160 2 1/2 hrs after lunch. Too high. And my tummy was grumbling like I was hungry too! Which is why I ended up snacking so much. Strange as I didn't even have that much carb at lunch but now with all the snacking, I think I got too many now.
April 21 -
Weight: 165.5 Pleasant surprise to drop 1/2 lb! I really expected to gain due to the way I ate yesterday.
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe and 40 min cardio classes.
Calories: 1181 (NO snacks today! Instead I ate slightly larger meals)
BS: 198 - this is the highest it's ever been!
April 22 -
Exercise: 30 min. yoga stretch and 40 min cardio
Calories: 2280 Another bad eating day! My meals are great, it's just my frequent snacking! But I am determined to get this under control. I know partly I am eating for emotional issues as we are having a family problem right now. felt so much better yesterday when I didn't snack. Had to edit as I realized I consumed even more calories than I though!! Maybe if I see the ugly number here in public for all to see, I'll be ashamed enough to change my eating behavior! I know I can do it because I have done it before.
BS: before lunch 121 doctor thinks my bs may be high due to some eye drops I am taking but of course when I overeat that's part of it too.
April 23- got behind as we've had a lot going on.
Calories: think it was around 1500, possibly 1600. Went ot a potluck today but I think I did pretty well.
Exercise: 30 min. stretch and breathe, 40 min. cardiac.
BS: can't remember for sure but think it was high once and normal once.
April 24 -
Exercise: 30 min. yoga stretch, 40 min cardio
BS: 139 1 hour after having a small pasta sample in a store.
Calories: 1026 (so far) if I eat more will edit again. :-) ETA: I forgot I had some Crystal Light to drnk and a little pc of candy for dessert so total calories was actualy 1111 - still good for me!
But I am SO proud of myself tonight! We had pizza and my dh cut it in 8 pcs. and separated his 4 and my 4. He knows I usually eat that much easily. We also had steamed cauliflower (with buttery spray). I ate 2 slices of pizza and a little over a cup of cauliflower. I was tempted to eat the other 2 pizza slices but I knew I wasn't really hungry so I put them in a Tupperware container and quickly put them in the fridge. I told myself I can have them tomorrow for lunch. I haven't told my dh and he will be SO surprised!! LOL
Exercise: 40 min cardio class.
BS: am BS 150H (probably due to the eye med I'm taking but that means I need to watch my carbs even more closely)..later before lunch it was 123 so that's ok.
April 26 -
Weight: 164.5 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN
Down 4.5 lbs but still not quite down to where I was when I went on my binge. Sigh!
Calories: 1903 whoops! Had to edit as I got hungry tonight and had a too-hefty snack! Didn't realize it was so many calories until AFTER I drank it. Lesson learned: no matter it's sugar free, fat free, read the labels and find out how many servings in the package. You can still get lots of calories if you think it's one serving and it turns out it was meant to be 4 servings!! Duh! Well, now my wight will probably be up tomorrow again! And I had done so well all day...
BS: forgot what it was but it was good.
April 27 -
Weight: 165 - not too bad considering but hope I can lose more this week.
April 28 -
Exercise: 30 min. stretch & breathe class, 40 min cardio
BS: AM 154H
April 29 -
Exercise: 30 min yoga stretch and 40 min cardio
April 30 -
Weight: 164 If I go per daily weights I lost 1 lb. this month, but if I go by weekly weights I lost only 1/2 lb. That's ok, at least I lost and learned a lot I think.
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe, 40 min cardio.
Calories: Today's my dh's birthday and we will be going out to eat so trying to eat lightly this am. ETA: Went out to eat TWICE today!! Not a good day calorie-wise...I estimate about 2723 YIKES!