Been a while…

Hey folks!

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. Adjusting to married life is taking a lot of my energy and attention at the moment… But since I’ve got a few minutes, and hubby is at work, I thought I’d pop in and give an update on the goings on.

On the weight loss front: after a quick gain from the honeymoon, and an equally quick loss of that weight, I’m back down, and just a smidge below where I was before the wedding. Yesterday saw me at 267.2, I’m hoping my noon weigh in will not show much of a gain (I def went over my calories yesterday, but there was a birthday celebration for my husband involved, so they don’t count, right?). I’m hoping all the moving around of cooking all the food and the cleaning of the kitchen sort of negate the calories from the cake. But I did get all my water in for the day… that counts for something right?

On the NSV front: I can wear my rings on my middle finger now, and I can wear my husband’s ring (which is a size smaller than mine) on my ring fingers. ALSO, I tried on the Ralph Lauren jeans… and they fit! so that’s a NSV goal I can check off of my list 😀

On the marriage front: OMG my husband is a bed hog… I’m not sleeping as well as I used to because he takes his half of the bed out of the middle! haha. I love him to death, but this adjusting to another body in the bed is gonna take some time. But I do love cooking for him every day. For some reason that just makes me happy.

The lack of sleep and the impending TOM visit are likely why I spent 3-4 days stuck at the exact same weight. Got a good night’s sleep and whoosh, there went that weight. It could also be the fact that I like the hubby to eat yummy food, and his definition of yummy and my definition of “diet” really don’t overlap much.

Anyway, I’m still around, and still on track… Just busy adjusting to my role as a wife 🙂 I hope everyone’s having a GREAT month so far!

Also, to close, here is a wedding photo 🙂

Excited to be back on track!

Yesterday I was sad to think about not eating anymore of the junk food i’ve indulged in over the weekend, and the leftovers through yesterday. Today I woke up and could barely pull my ring off (my test of bloatedness), then saw a gain of .4 to 279.1 on the scale. After seeing that, it made me happy to know that today I can be 100% back on track because all the junk food and salt that makes me bloat is gone! It’s out of the house, and I’m back to my regularly scheduled healthier foods.  My ankle is feeling less broken today too, so hopefully that means I can get some time in with the rhythm boxing later.

I love me some rhythm boxing! I’ve got a whole game from golds gym based solely on boxing, and I LOVE it. I think I will eventually cycle back and forth between boxing and free step to focus on upper one day and lower the next, but for now the boxing seems to be the smarter choice since my ankle is being wonky again (stupid tendonitis). I’m wearing my brace to work just in case.

Even with my slight gain (up almost a pound from my low!) I’m still feeling good today, and know that going back on plan will see that pound gone, plus some. I can’t give up, not yet. It’s only been six weeks. I’m definitely learning new things about my body (like how I tend to gain during ovulation, not my actual period), and how sodium seriously affects my weight, but carbs don’t seem to have a horrible effect. Sugar in moderation seems to be okay, but really super processed stuff (like diet candy) tends to not work out so well. Lunch meat (which I had for dinner last night – turkey on whole wheat), with all of it’s processed saltiness is the worst. I almost always show a gain the next day if I eat something like that for dinner. Even with almost a gallon of water yesterday, I couldn’t flush the sodium out.

So the plan for today is: oatmeal + fruit or yogurt + skim milk for lunch, and tilapia fillet + brussell’s sprouts for dinner. snack at work will likely be a bag of raisinettes or trail mix. breakfast right now is a piece of toast with a little peanut butter and jelly and an apple. snack later will likely be a fiber bar. and all day long WATER WATER WATER! i need to get back on track with my water. this weekend really threw me off!

Weekly Weigh in!

Well, the bad news is, my weight this morning was up .6lbs from yesterday, putting me at 282.4.

The good news is, I lost 2.4lbs this week, and managed to stay completely on plan with food, I only missed one day of exercise, and I managed to drink 2.5L-3L of water every day. So that mysterious bump is probably just my body being my body, and prepping for TOM to show up. Lord knows the cravings and cramps that go with TOM have already made themselves known.

Yesterday I was craving frosted flakes, and today I was craving s’mores granola bars (and a Big Mac from McD’s)… At least 2 out of 3 were things I could easily fit into my plan for the day. So now I’ve got chicken breast from the rotisserie chicken, some hummus, the s’mores granola bars, a couple boxes of instant oatmeal, tilapia, apples, bananas, broccoli, frozen veggies, and small red potatoes tp get me through the week. Lots of healthy!

Though I must confess to buying a dozen mini choco-fudge cupcakes from the bakery… they were on sale and I know my chocolate craving will go nuts this week. They are 100cals apiece, but they are really small… the good thing is, they pack a rich chocolate taste that will easily satiate that craving without forcing me way over my calorie limits for the day. I will be sure to budget room for a choco-fix or two the next few days.

I need to buy yogurt. My fridge is weirdly empty without it.

In The Zone!

I hope it’s not possible to exercise too much in one day. Probably not, at least not for me. I’ve just had so much energy today that when I wasn’t doing “structured” exercise, I was dancing around to the music, just because. To try to measure and document some of that extra energy to burn, I turned the wii back on, stuck in the wii fit disc, and spent some time with super hula and free step, as well as a couple balance games. I had to do some work to get rid of that 100 cal ice cream bar I ate with dinner! (which turned out to be a lean pocket and yogurt instead of fish, because I wasn’t much interested in cooking…)

I *probably* should have put some of that energy into getting laundry done… whoops. I promise I’ll do it tomorrow!

I think I should drink a couple extra bottles of water today, to make up for all the water lost to sweat during exercise. I’ve already drank 5 half-liter bottles of water today, which is my goal, but I think I’ll try to add a couple more before I head up to bed in a couple hours. I don’t want to see the scale go up because of water retention.  Those bumps up make me sad! I know they are inevitable, I know, and as long as my trend is downward, I’m doing fine.

Feelin good though! 🙂