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indiblue 03-31-2011 11:49 PM

APRIL Feathers Chat!
 
Well it's April Fools Day already on the eastern hemisphere so I'm staring the new chat! :D

krampus and Dianne the thing that helps me is to eat my sweet/indulgence and IMMEDIATELY log the calories. Yesterday I was working on a cover letter eating my disgusting(er, amazing) brownie batter and has my calorie counter pulled up. Logged as I was eating. As full as I was I would have gone in for another except I saw I was already over my 1200 for the day. I need that kind of instant feedback, otherwise I'm in denial and give myself the benefit of the doubt... hence a second brownie. I've often thought they should create a machine like a heart rate monitor you wear on your wrist that calculates the calories you've consumed in real time so you can literally know the exact bite when you need to stop eating. For me I need that instant feedback so when I become a filthy rich venture capitalist I'll invest in the R & D for it.

Daisy welcome back!! We missed you around here! I'm glad to see you are back on track and happy with where you are.

Wildflower It's awesome you are feeling smaller (and I agree with the out-of-sync comment) and it makes complete sense for you to focus more on exercise and sleep right now. Regardless of what you choose I hope you are able to find relaxation and balance.

kat YAY! Don't worry about the freakout, I do it too all the time. Glad you're back to normal :D

krampus 04-01-2011 01:55 AM

I woke up feeling thin and awesome after my successful run yesterday and almost wanted to weigh myself, but I figured it would be more worth it to prolong the magic of just going by how I feel. My suit jacket that I bought in Germany is back to buttoning comfortably and I have significantly less fat gathered around my hips than I did a week ago.

Today is the first day of the school/work year in Japan, and it's been meetings all day long. The English department ordered fancy bentos for lunch. They are enormous and look something like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R...0/image212.jpg - ours had different contents but you get the idea. I am the heaviest/fattest (and I'm not even fat!) female teacher in the dept this year and I observed my petite coworkers eating almost all of theirs including lots of rice. I was full before I could start on the rice so I left it. Another milestone to feel proud of - not eating stuff just because it's there. There are a bunch of boxes of cookies and sweets sitting near my desk in the staffroom and I am sort of indifferent to them.

Overall I'm in a good place right now :)

kat999 04-01-2011 07:20 AM

indiblue, I like your heart rate monitor/calorie calculator idea! ;)

krampus, way to go staying away from the rice because you felt full! :)

Still 118 this morning. Bummed that I'm not all the way back to the 117 that I managed to reach last weekend, but in all honesty my body might not have been ready for that. I was actually only fully 117 for about three days, so maybe the opposite problem was going on then and I was dehydrated or something.

Date night with DH tonight. We might ordinarily go out for dinner PLUS drinks/dessert/coffee, but I'm going to try to persuade him to let us scarf down a quick (healthy!) dinner beforehand and then I personally will try to eschew dessert and just stick to a glass of red wine and an espresso. Wish me luck not caving and inhaling an entire piece of cheesecake! :D I might even tell him not to "let" me order the cheesecake, even though he totally doesn't care when I cheat on my plan. ;)

Dianne042425 04-01-2011 09:23 AM

Happy Friday feathers and Happy Fools day :D

Indiblue See, thats what makes me want to "binge". I have a strange mind. I guess I get freaked out when I have reached my limit and have those thoughts "omg Im at my limit, I cant have anymore, what do I do, oh no". I just freak myself out by feeling so confined and definite once I hit my limit. I also have a calculator for a mind. I add up my daily calories in my food (to my dismay) even though I stopped "calorie counting" (used to on Dailyplate). You just have so much more willpower than me!

Krampus I am SOOOO happy to hear you are feeling/doing much better. You were stuck in a rut for a little while. Are you still doing the intuitive eating?

Kat Seeeeeeeeeeee, now dont you feel much better? You KNEW it was a fluke on the scale and your body just fluctuating, but I understand. That darn scale has so much power. Thats why i dont go near it; especially after a really bad day. The water bloat would just throw me into a binge or become a fool crying hysterically :lol:

I havent been doing well the past week. Ive been keeping up my running but with my multiple birthday celebraions I have been eatig around 2000-3000 calories daily. Yesterday was my first lower calorie day (around 1600). So I feel good today. I think my size 4's still fit the same so I am happy. I havent stepped on the scale in almost a month! Next week, Im going to do 2 full days on plan and then weigh. Ahhh so nervous!

krampus 04-01-2011 11:16 AM

Dianne Birthdays are worth celebrating most of the time - you'll be just fine, go by how you feel and don't go back to the scale! I'm still doing intuitive eating but I can't kick the "calculator" part of my mind either.

kat999 Even if you do have the cheesecake, you have a husband who thinks you're hot stuff and you weigh under 120 pounds. Almost no one weighs under 120 pounds! Have fun tonight.

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Today my neighbor gave me a package of peanut butter cookies. They're awesome and I want to eat them all but I know if I do I'll feel gross and sick. I don't feel stressed out about it. I do the same thing Dianne mentioned where going over or almost hitting my "limit" too early in the day makes me want to binge. Not having a limit is working well for me thus far.

Tomorrow is the first big challenge to this new train of thought - potluck picnic involving alcohol.

indiblue 04-01-2011 12:38 PM

Just saying a quick HI... my boyfriend booked a surprise weekend trip so tomorrow 5 AM we're peacing out. See you all on Monday!! Happy, healthy weekend :) :)

lackadaisy 04-01-2011 03:44 PM

kat -- Woah, you've made such progress while I was away! Enjoy your dinner. Don't even think about skipping dessert -- just go with a less-ridiculous option. I find that the sorbets & fruit platters at restaurants are actually perfect desserts -- not too heavy after a great meal, cleansing, and often cheaper. Or I get a really delicious macchiato or other indulgent coffee snack -- so delicious, usually under 250 calories, and you can really savor it.

[b]krampus -- I'm so glad you're doing better!! YAY. I have confidence in you. Stick to your awesome workouts and reasonable eating, and definitely don't let your worries about losing control lead to more worrying and more losing control. Your perseverance with exercise is such an inspiration.

Dianne/indiblue --what helps me keep from derailing on unhealthy food is a combination of the following:
1) Indulgent-tasting "healthy" food like 200-calorie low-carb protein bars that taste like brownies. Pricey, so I incentivize in two ways: I also only let myself eat them after workouts.
2) Reminding myself how much running or spin I'd have to do to burn off the calories.
3) Reminding myself what else I could eat for those calories.

The third is the most effective... I remember that I could have a bowl of blueberries instead of two bites of pecan pie, and I'm like "HELLLZ NO" and go find me some berries. This has been rough on my wallet, but a very delicious and affirmative strategy.

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It's definitely good to be back! After thinking about how I lost control over spring break due to social pressures, and then binged three separate time in my first week back due to the stress of my regain, I've set a new 'spiritual' goal for myself with dieting so I don't freak out again:

1. I am NOT going to worry about how much I lose, and set really really low/achievable timeline in terms of when I'll reach my original goal weight. Even if I miss it, I don't care.

2. I AM going to end up at under 7000 net calories on LoseIt every week. And I won't do that by starving myself -- I will eat around 1200-1300, but more if I want to -- and work the rest off via exercise.

3. I will undercount all my exercise and do at least three days of intense yoga, two days spinning or other cardio classes, and two long runs a week. Walking doesn't count, but I'll keep walking 30+ minutes a day to get places. This isn't so much a weight loss goal as a personal desire to build my strength/endurance and my ability to successfully do various balance poses in yoga.

So far these goals have been really helpful for me this past week. I'm optimistic that I can stick to them -- I just did a 55-min intense spin class and 55-min intense flow yoga class, never taking any of the optional breaks, and I feel fantastic. But I admit that that's partly because I weighed in at 120.6 today. Progress!!

Wildflower 04-02-2011 12:45 PM

Well I've been down about a lb this week...the first pound I've lost all month. I'll take it.

Still focusing on stress reduction/relaxation/sleep. My stress level was over the top this past week so interesting that I lost a pound. I have finals next week and then 1 more quarter until summer break. I am counting down the weeks. :)

kat999 04-02-2011 01:06 PM

Wound up doing dinner out but neither one of us wanted dessert after all, so we just indulged by having some wine. Fun night, and I didn't stress about calories but was still subconsciously being healthy.

I haven't weighed today and I think I may just forgo it because I feel super energetic and just got in a GREAT workout. I'm counting that as my victory today. :carrot:

Tomorrow officially begins my kind of hardcore training for the 5K I'm doing at the end of the month, so I'm going to try to take it easy on myself if I have a few days where I go over my allotted calories. Since I'll be doing a lot of running and cardio, I know I might feel like I need extra fuel some days, and that's totally okay. :)

lackadaisy 04-03-2011 09:02 AM

Wildflower--Good luck with final!! Mine aren't for another month and I'm starting to feel the stress already. Get plenty of sleep and make sure to eat well (eat more, just no junk!) so your mind is in top condition next week.

Kat-- Great job resisting dessert! What's your training regime for the 5k, if you don't mind my asking? I've been training very haphazardly for a 10k which is coming up in 2 weeks... sometimes it's hard to get my butt into gear to do those long runs when a spin class is more social/fun.

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Yesterday morning I learned the hard way what happens when you don't eat enough after a workout. On Friday I did spin + yoga, and then ate as I wanted to the rest of the day... which meant about 600 cal before 10 pm, and then a huge amount at my roommate's birthday party (700?). On Saturday morning, I was groggy, fatigued, and miserable, no matter what I ate. I slept in the afternoon, missing a party and an afternoon run with friends... it took eating 500 calories of energy bars to wake me up by the evening. And even then, I paid for my irregular eating & slow digestion with a stomachache all night.

BUT I braved the discomfort to swing dance for almost four hours, taking very few breaks, and ate cleanly all night, so I ended up at a very good net calories number yesterday, too. I woke up feeling great this morning. Looking forward to holding steady and staying on plan (without going under) this week.

kat999 04-03-2011 11:32 AM

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[b
Kat[/b]-- Great job resisting dessert! What's your training regime for the 5k, if you don't mind my asking? I've been training very haphazardly for a 10k which is coming up in 2 weeks... sometimes it's hard to get my butt into gear to do those long runs when a spin class is more social/fun.

Well, my normal workout regime is rotate between cardio, strength training, and yoga/pilates or other flexibility-based workout (like a ballet routine or something), but until the end of the month, I'm significantly upping my cardio to be the majority of my workouts, and scaling back strength and yoga to just a couple of times a week. Also, most of my cardio workouts will involve running between 1 and 5 miles, rather than doing aerobics or other types of cardio. So it's not a formal training regime exactly, just an adjustment of the kinds and intensity of workouts. Once I get closer to race day, I'll probably also add a 1- or 2-mile run in every morning before work and then do another workout later in the day.

krampus 04-03-2011 06:45 PM

I just weighed myself and was disappointed. Like, really disappointed. But I also ate more over the weekend than I normally would. So now what, do I hurl myself back into the cycle of weighing and counting, or do I chuck the scale into the nearest bush?

However, I overate a bit on Saturday and did observe that I was less hungry yesterday so I simply ate less, which as "duh" as it sounds is something I would have had a really hard time with for the past few weeks. Also, a dress that was a little uncomfortable last Monday feels good enough today that I am wearing it to work. It was, naturally, more comfortable 8 lbs ago >_<

lackadaisy 04-04-2011 08:18 AM

"Intuitive" controls are great. I've overeaten in the afternoon for the past two days, getting near my daily limit before 5 pm, which I thought would spell disaster, since I usually eat so much late at night. Surprisingly, I was then able to happily resist eating more the rest of the night... though one day I went to an ice cream social, and the other day to a swing dance with cupcakes and burgers. I was just too full.

It's such an empowering feeling to know your body is adjusting to the "right" calorie intake, isn't it? :)

kat999 04-04-2011 10:21 AM

Sushi last night. Oh, man, did I go over my calories for yesterday! Like 300+. Yikes. I'm not even quite sure how I managed to screw up like that, except that yesterday was a much-needed flexibility workout day for my 5K training plan, and Pilates simply doesn't burn the calories the way running does. Ah well. I didn't weigh this morning, so I'm not sure if I did any damage to my progress, but I'm doing cardio tonight after work and will expect I'll have a much better calorie distribution today than yesterday.

I did a LOT of cardio on Saturday and have the soreness to prove it, so maybe that mitigated the sushi extravaganza. :D

lackadaisy 04-04-2011 11:34 AM

Has anyone else tried Egg Beaters?

It's odd... I had some yesterday with dinner instead of egg whites and was shocked at how much they filled me up. Maybe it was because I ate a LOT of cashews 90 minutes before my dinner, so I was close to full already, but my 7pm dinner of 1c egg beaters, cucumber, & lettuce (150 calories) kept me stuffed until past midnight.

Giving it another try today. I'm a little skeptical of the possible ill effects of processed food, but it is made from actual egg whites, after all...

indiblue 04-04-2011 11:55 AM

Hi all, back from the weekend trip, a bit sunburned :)

I ate intuitively this weekend, enjoyed what I ate and didn't limit myself, but also didn't go crazy. Had some Indian food (salty and fattening, but so good), lots of seafood (panfried fish and CRAB), lots of fruit and fresh fruit juice, a few assorted treats. I weighed myself when I got back and I was basically THE SAME: 127.6 which was fabulous. The number is a bit off, as I am probably slightly dehydrated and it wasn't at my normal weigh-in time. I am also really constipated right now (sorry for the TMI) and have been for 3 days :(. This is only the second time in my life that I've really been constipated, and both of them have happened in the past six months since I've been in India and when I'm traveling. I think it's a slight mix of psychological factors and eating slightly different food when on travel. I'm not sure but it's weird.

Hopefully will get my PW (haha still love that one lackadaisy) tomorrow and get an accurate scale reading. I'll be ecstatic if I'm 126-128.

xty 04-04-2011 01:37 PM

Hi feathers :)

Thought I would join in the chat since I have seen most of you on the forum for awhile now and appreciate your support, motivation and attitude.

My weekend achievement was not indulging in the fried cheese pastry concoction served at the non profit brunch I attended. I was 'rewarded' for my clean eating with a mystery gain of 1.6lbs this morning. Ugh. No salt even, no clue whats up with the gain. Trying to not be bummed out.

Hope everyone is off to a better Monday than I am!

lackadaisy 04-04-2011 06:08 PM

PW!! So important to feeling good and fitting in tight skirts :D

Finally having TOM (and TOM bloat) today -- caught me by surprise because it's (1) four weeks late, so at entirely the wrong time of the month. I assumed it stopped because I was on a very low-calorie diet for a while in February (~1100 on many days). But of course I ate too much mid-March and now I'm on a steady 1350 kcal diet with lots of exercise, so I guess normality has resumed!

I guess the advantage to a PMS-free period is that I didn't give myself any excuses for exercise or overeating in the past few days... so I didn't actually have my typical chocolate binges and even exercised on a normal schedule. But today I'm so bloated I just know I've gained "mystery" pounds and inches. Xty, maybe yours came about the same way?

lackadaisy 04-04-2011 06:11 PM

Also, update on egg beaters: had half a cup (4.3 oz) with lunch today and was SO full I was able to happily portion-control with only 1/2 a small panini sandwich. That's right, I had a cheesy carby panini but only enough of it to pay 160 cal for the privilege :D

These are definitely going to be part of my diet plan from now on. It's so nice not to be hungry at all.

Dorian5 04-04-2011 08:20 PM

Hi feathers -- can I just toot my own horn for a second and say that my mother came home with a BUCKET of KFC to split with me (whyyyy??? sabotage!!!!)

I did not partake, not even a nibble. :)

Lackadaisy, I love eggbeaters, I like making them in a mugg and cutting up a wedge or two of laughing cow cheese and some spinach in it and throwing it in the microwave. Very lazy breakfast!

lackadaisy 04-04-2011 09:07 PM

Almost lost control with pie just now -- held back and only ate about 1/3 of the piece. Logging it as 140 calories just in case.

I was about to chow down on some cereal but wisely weighed it first -- apparently I can NOT eyeball a "cup" in volume correctly, and I've been overeating cereal all this time. It's both horrifying and a relief to have pinned down where some of my secret lack-of-weight-loss was coming from. I'm going to start measuring everything in mass and weighing it to make sure this doesn't happen again, because that's just terrifying.

krampus 04-04-2011 09:26 PM

indiblue Good luck getting un-'pated! It's a very uncomfortable feeling :( Glad to hear you had a good trip and were able to enjoy food without obsessing or gaining. Double win.

lackadaisy You must have such a small appetite. I am still working on shrinking my stomach down to a "lite" appetite. I wish they sold egg beaters in Japan, they sound like a magic fix!

Dorian5 Amazing restraint.

xty It's not real, don't let it get to you.

Today the voice in my head that shouts the loudest is the "I'm fat, I used to be thin" voice. I overate quite a bit yesterday, was just really hungry all day for no apparent reason - TOM coming maybe? Hard to tell what's up since I'm off the pill. I did go for an hour-long power walk with my long-legged bf after work which was nice; probably walked about 10km total yesterday, but you can't out-exercise overeating.

Intuitive eating is incredibly tough because my intuition tells me I should eat about 2,500 calories a day. I'm not an athletic man; I'm a small woman with an average-at-best metabolism!

indiblue 04-04-2011 10:13 PM

lackadaisy I was shocked when I actually measured a cup of cereal too. I am pretty good at eyeballing pasta and such now, but for some reason cereal is something I always underestimate. It's so calorie-dense too and I realize I'm really not filled up with 1 cup. I've tried to cut it out because I just keep eating 2-3 bowls every time I try to just portion out one :-/

krampus Yes, I'm the same way with intuitive eating. My body thinks that eating large amounts of nutritious food is appropriate, when it's not. It intuits I need about 1,000 more calories each day than I actually need. I lost the first few pounds eating this way and then stalled, which is why I switched to calorie counting. I ate intuitively over the weekend, but that was just for a few days and it was a treat, unfortunately it doesn't work full-time for me. How is your "do what feels healthy and right" plan going?

Dorian way to go!!!! I woudl have had at least a nibble of biscuit or something! Nice willpower!

xty I hate those random gains. Check back in a day or two. There's so much that goes on within the body that we have no idea what whooshes or gains can be attributed to sometimes. Glad you're joining the chat!

Wildflower Sorry you posted this a while ago but just wanted to say CONGRATS on your loss! It must be wonderful to see the numbers move again.

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I had part of my PW this morning, phew. Things are moving along. I've found after being constipated I don't just need to use the bathroom once and it's over... it usually takes a day or so to catch up to my regular routine. Weighed after going to the restroom and I was 128.8. Not surprised. I need to drink a good bit of water today and really count calories. Hopefully the combination of those two + a few more bathroom trips to get regular again will get me back to 126 in a couple of days.

krampus 04-05-2011 12:24 AM

Not so well, though it's been hard to tell really since my boyfriend is around and that means less time for workouts, going out to eat more, having him cook me meals etc. I haven't binged or really wanted to binge, but I am starting to feel really uncomfortable in my slightly heavier body.

Glad your PW has begun. Feeling more "normal" since returning from vacation?

kat999 04-05-2011 07:59 AM

Bloaty again today. I had half a glass of diet soda yesterday. WHEN WILL I LEARN?! :mad:

Dorian5 04-05-2011 08:44 AM

I ended up eating a whole KFC biscuit, fried chicken breast, and mashed potatoes and gravy around 1am in total secret, hiding in my room and splitting it with my dog. Sheesh. Horn un-tooted! :(

lackadaisy Cereal and pasta are the 2 things that I still consistently measure, most other things I can eyeball well enough. I cannot help but over estimate with those two things.

indiblue I have been having problems in that area since I started counting calories, I don't know if I'm lacking in fiber or water or what. I always like to weigh after going too and it's frustrating if I can't. :o I feel like I'm not even getting an accurate reading.

krampus I have a hard time when hanging around my boyfriend a lot too, he's a better cook than I am and loves to make huuuuge dinners (he's not a small guy, lol) and doesn't exercise, so it's something I have to squeeze in between work and seeing him and whatever.

I didn't bother getting on the scale this morning because I know my 2nd dinner at 1am was going to make me have a bad day. My work clothes look awesome on me this morning, I'm just going to take that, forgive myself about the KFC, and have a good day today.

indiblue 04-05-2011 08:59 AM

Dorian I don't know what my deal is because I know I'm getting enough fiber (I count it on my calorie counter, it's always on par) and I eat LOTS of fresh fruits, vegetables, and several servings of bran each week. So weird.

This evening, before dinner at 750 calories for the day I'm at 131 :(. Up four pounds from this time last night. I can only hope that with a smallish dinner and the rest of my PW I drop back down quickly. I hate being 4 more lbs than I was a few days ago, even if it isn't permanent weight gain.

lackadaisy 04-05-2011 10:35 AM

Down to 120.2 this morning!! :o First time I've not stalled during my TOM. I think getting lots of fiber (we're talking about consistently over 40g, not some wimpy USDA recommendation) has been helping me keep the bloat down.

Krampus, I don't think I'd say I have a small appetite at all... I can be satisfied with a reasonable amount, but I am definitely a plate-cleaner if left to my own devices. Carbs are my downfall, but I do think I become full with protein and fat more quickly than other people, so a little bit of eggs or grilled chicken on salad fills me up quickly. It also helps me to eat really, really often... I guess I never really get so hungry that a small 250-cal meal isn't enough at the time.

Indiblue and Dorian, I'm kind of glad to hear confirmation of my epic cereal problem. Wow. Never again will I randomly pour myself unweighed cereal... replacing those meals w cereal bars or oatmeal or toast-and-jelly as of NOW.

xty 04-05-2011 01:12 PM

Hi feathers!

lackadaisy - way to resist the entire slice of pie! interesting theory about the eggbeaters…I tend to go towards more whole foods in their original form and the ingredient list on eggbeaters seems too long to me, but Hungry Girl had some recipes using them, so based on that and your suggestion I am going to try them out :)

krampus - the voice is a liar, but I know how that feeling can be so subjective and change day to day…oi do I know. And I am amazed at the intuitive eating thing, my eating is too disordered to do that I think…coming to terms with a life of measuring and tracking.

kat999 - diet soda is the devil. just sayin ;)

Weighed in at 129.2 today, so at least it is headed back down. Today is the last day of my 21day program of extremely strict eating. Wont go crazy tomorrow or anything, though…next 21 days will be increased cals and fat, but only slowly upping carbs. Hopefully I can keep losing during those 21. Id reallllllly like to be back to 125lbs soon.

lackadaisy 04-05-2011 07:46 PM

Good luck Minifluffy -- we have the same goal, so I'm hoping to meet you there soon as well.

I think I spoke too soon when I was excited about resisting munchies yesterday... today is my actual TOM day 1, and I have been craving all kinds of bad things so much it's ridiculous. I also have the full complement of symptoms that makes even contemplating exercise painful. But I know that I need to just SUCK IT UP and go for a run. I just DON'T WANNA. MOMMY. :(

kat999 04-05-2011 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by lackadaisy (Post 3793252)
But I know that I need to just SUCK IT UP and go for a run. I just DON'T WANNA. MOMMY. :(

Aw, poor you! YOU CAN DO IT! :carrot:

indiblue 04-05-2011 10:56 PM

127 again today, PHEW! Vacation weight is officially gone! I'm hoping so much to be at 126 again tomorrow, but if I'm not I will change my ticker like a good girl back up to 127.

It seems like many of you have breezed through the most recent few pounds and I really really hope my body will cooperate and do the same. I'm worried about being at 127-126 for too long and getting comfortable here. I really need to drop down a few pounds to stay motivated.

Plus I saw pictures we took from our vacation and I definitely am not happy with how I look at this weight. I really, really need to be at least 120 and I hope I can remember that and not "settle" for this higher weight.

krampus 04-06-2011 12:07 AM

Intuitive eating isn't going to work. I need a little more structure - intuitive eating never worked before, so why would it now, especially since I've been so erratic? It doesn't help that I am getting desperate for a PW and am wearing almost-too-tight work clothes that juuust fit when I bought them nearly 10 pounds ago argh.

Work party tonight, I will opt for no booze and try not to go too crazy with the food. Another big one Friday night that I will more than likely imbibe at. Then more parties on Saturday and Sunday. It's a minefield but I don't have to lose my mind over it.

lackadaisy 04-06-2011 01:26 AM

'Fessing up... I put on running gear, jogged 8 minutes to a meeting, felt grumpy, attended meeting and ALMOST FELL ASLEEP with fatigue (after 10 hrs sleep yesterday -- I am not sleep-deprived in the slightest)... jogged to next meeting (4 minutes?), ate a brownie and a cookie (190cal, ugh)... jogged home (8 min). These were probably 11-min miles, btw. I was NOT feeling it today.

Pathetic effort running plus under 10 minutes of cycling while waiting around the gym this afternoon for my very-sedentary dance class to begin = a total burn of not even 250 calories. My eating came in at just under 1350, so it was okay. That means I was just a tad over my planned 1000 net calories, unfortunately, but I should still see a net fat loss.

Oh well. Knowing it could have been MUCH worse given the TOM handicap, and having invested $5 in generic Midol (lol), I am ready to take on the world tomorrow and make it all better with a real (read: group) run and/or spin class and yoga.

krampus 04-06-2011 09:38 AM

Nothing stinks like those days when you're so tired you can't deal with running. Tomorrow will be better, and a stinky run is better than no running at all!

Work party went okay, it was individual servings. Everyone else ate almost all their food and I ate almost all of mine. Had one glass of plum wine on the rocks and 2 glasses of oolong tea. Received fried rice cakes on the way out; they remain uneaten. When I got home I was sliiightly tipsy but I went ahead and did Tae Bo and some half-a$$ed core work too.

lackadaisy 04-06-2011 10:33 AM

krampus -- I know, right? And it throws you for such a loop... you forget what it's like to be sure of yourself when working out, and suddenly the whole weight loss thing seems so much harder. I'm impressed that you fit in exercise after drinking/partying... nicely done!

Luckily, my 'episode' is over now... I just got back from my morning workout: flow yoga after a little over five miles of running (what?! I did not think I covered that much ground). The women in that class are scarily thin... I always forget how much yoga is a "hot girl" sport. But that's okay... I'm proud of my progress with bridges & wheels & shoulder stands. I'm probably one of the biggest in the class, but I still felt strong and confident. I logged my burn (conservatively, I think) at 750 calories and had a hearty breakfast to celebrate -- egg whites veggie omelet (but with cheese) today, 1/4 muffin, fruit, a little orange juice. Morning workouts are such a great feeling. :)

Dorian5 04-06-2011 10:34 AM

The scale was up this morning. On Sunday it was 132.6lbs. This morning it was 134.4lbs. Now, I know I didn't eat THAT much. I definitely wasn't over 1700 calories on Monday. Yesterday I stayed within my calories beautifully, I had about 1250, even though 100 of those calories were a light beer before bed. Didn't really get in anything as far as exercise other than a very light (20 minutes, maybe?) jog with the dog.

I am dealing with TOM as of Monday morning, but usually once it actually STARTS, the water weight falls off. Not this time? I don't know. A little discouraged. :?:

Definitely will be staying within my calories today and getting some treadmill time in after work. I have a dinner with my boyfriend's new employer at a fancy (read:EXPENSIVE - but on their dollar) restaurant tomorrow night. I posted in the minigoal category Monday night about how excited I was that all of my old cocktail dresses fit and how I'm so stoked to wear a size 6 dress from Express, but now I'm worried I'm going to look like a stuffed sausage or something since it will be tight from bloat. I'll be dying my hair tonight and buying a couple of new makeup items so that maybe I'll feel a little more confident tomorrow night.

I definitely will not be counting the calories at the restaurant meal, I probably don't want to know! :dizzy:

krampus I've never had a fried rice cake, but I know that if I did it wouldn't remain uneaten, kudos to you.

lackadaisy, thank goodness for Midol, huh! :lol:

skinnyelle39 04-06-2011 05:07 PM

Hi All!
Not quite a featherweight yet but working on it :carrot:. I have been watching this thread and i really enjoy the attitudes and mindsets of you ladies. I really identify with Krampus :smug: and you are a personal inspiration for me as we had similar start weights. Great job on the weight loss btw! Ill be posting more regularly. Nice to meet you all!

Lauren

kat999 04-06-2011 05:54 PM

I'm about 120 calories over budget today and don't have time to work out due to a crazy schedule, but I'm not really that concerned; my weekend is freer than usual, so I know I'll get make up time in just a couple of days. I also keep adjusting my calorie budget to either the 1.5 lbs./week budget or the 1 lb./week budget, depending on how I feel like I'm doing. Since I'm on the 1.5 lbs./week budget right now, I know I'm more prone to popping over the allotment. No big. It happens. But I feel like my rate of loss on the 1 lb./week plan is just too darn slow, and with only a couple of pounds to go 'til goal, it's tough to lose very fast no matter what.

I cannot WAIT until maintenance! I'm having sick fantasies about getting to eat more than one banana a day without worrying about it! ;)

indiblue 04-06-2011 10:53 PM

aw crap. I just wrote long personals for everyone and then hit the backspace button to delete something and the page went back and I lost everything. I have got to figure out how to disable this. It happens almost every day.


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