or, Weight Loss and the Single Girl

215.4 today. So far my plan is just counting calories. I’m using myplate.com to track them.  Some time I’ll add exercise, but this is at least working for me now 🙂

October 19th, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

224 today, which is better than last week. I’m feeling hopeful. The diet is good, but I haven’t managed to exercise yet. Baby steps.  Weds is my official month weigh-in, so i’ll see how much I’ve lost in the past month.

September 7th, 2010 at 3:21 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

This blog reads like all my dieting attempts. Start, stop, start, stop, start, stop. Anyway. Start. Trying NS & going back to the gym.

July 13th, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

It’s now 2010, and I started this blog in 2008. It’s a whole new decade. Too bad I’m not a whole new me yet. I’m actually more of me than I had been. I weighed in at 226. I can’t believe it. But no, I guess I can. I haven’t done a bit of exercise in at least 6 months. I think I just gave in, and decided it was all going to be hopeless, and so it was.

Now I’m back to start again, and regain some hope. I know I can do it, I’ve done it before. I just have to be like the little engine that could. Maybe I should start reading children’s stories to myself 🙂 I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….

….I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could. (which is what I’ll be saying in the future!)

February 24th, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

August 6, 2009. Starting Over date. All new statistics to come.

I’m going to re-read this blog and remind myself what I want/need to be doing. It’s time to put down the McDonalds and step away carefully. And then RUN don’t walk to the gym!

August 6th, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

So now it’s almost July. More than half the year is gone. I’ve been completely MIA and off plan for the last month, at least. I have pretty much maintained, but I still have sooo much to go! I’ve had family here for the past two weeks and my sister just got married. Now it’s time to get back into it, and start exercising again. I’m not going to worry about food. Right now I just want to work out and drink water. My two goals for the month of July. Since I did absolutely no exercising for June, I know I can up the excersise quotient!

That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll get back here with some positive news before a whole month has gone by again!

June 25th, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Well, June is almost here and along with it summer and hot weather.  How did the year go so fast??!! I was supposed to have been sooo much farther along by this time. Another month, another new start. This time I’m going to make little changes week by week instead of trying to change everything and be wonderful from day one. Baby steps.

May 26th, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink

So I totally fell off my plan and didn’t get on the scale for the last 3 weeks. No exercise, no thinking about food. Thankfully, I didn’t do too much harm… but enough! Gained 4 pounds in 3 weeks. I can gain it soooo much faster than I can lose it, and with no effort! So I have to knock this off and get myself togther. I haven’t felt like doing anything but immersing myself in books, which gets me zero on the activity front. I have to stop doing what I feel like doing, and do what needs to be done. Enough of this instant gratification of “I feel” and “I want” !!

April 29th, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

So my weight is finally starting to go down! yay! Of course it’s up today because of TOM, but at least I’ve lost weight since January.

I haven’t added exercise back into my routine yet, which is my next step. I’m going to the gym tonight. I’m happy with the weight loss, but I feel like I’ve lost muscle in the months of no exercise. I’m noticing even my forearms look more flabby. Maybe it’s just age, but I don’t like it. I don’t want hanging skin on my forearms, I already know I’ll have to put up with it on my upper arms forever! (well, unless I have skin surgery, but at this point surgery isn’t an option).

So my goal for April is to workout! At least 3 times a week. Once I get that down, I’ll step it up to 5 times in May. Little baby steps so I don’t fall!

April 2nd, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

I don’t write here nearly as much as I need to. It’s 3am right now, and I should go to sleep. I’m hungry (since dinner was now hours and hours ago) but I should just ignore it or drink water and go to sleep. Not eat. Especially not at 3am!

A friend of mine who’s trying to be super supportive keeps asking me if I worked out, and what I did. When I don’t work out I hear the disappointment. Or maybe it’s just me, hearing my own feelings in the words. Today I said I worked out when I hadn’t, just so I didn’t have to hear it. Bad of me, and I know it, and I should just be truthful. I wish I had never shared that I was trying to lose weight!

What I really need to do is work out, and then I can say I did and feel pride in myself. A goal for tomorrow.

March 4th, 2009 at 4:04 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink