Tuesday, October 22, 2013

28 Days of Fit

Weight: 147.2 lbs
Body Fat %: 23.6%
Body Water %: 54.4%

Weight: 146.2 lbs
Body Fat %: 23.1%
Body Water %: 54.7%

Sooooo my goal to lose 6 lbs didn't happen. Not even close, really. I am tempted to push my weigh out til tomorrow so that I can rid myself do anything left from the weekend, but I'm sure the point is moot. 
I'm excited that I lost half a percentage of body fat and maintained my water- the higher the water the healthier you are. I also had some big running victories this month, including completing a route with my boyfriend in significantly less time that the prior try, running for 30 minutes consistently, and doing a 4.7 mile run by myself. 
Weight wise, I am disappointed. I really wanted to be at 22% body fat and 141-143 lbs. I think I was on track the first week, logging and keeping myself accountable, but after that I got busy and logging didn't seem like a priority.  It's also hard to write every day when nothing is going on. 

Well, I guess I have many more months ahead of me!

Friday, October 18, 2013

I have four days to lose 1lb.. If i do, I'll win my dietbet. I can do it... But it means no fun foods this weekend.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I am a little down on myself because the weight isn't coming off as easily as I would've hoped. I haven't been giving it 100% but I definitely haven't been going overboard with my eats. Maybe I need to ramp up the exercise again or get more strict with my carb intake. 

This weekend I went to the football game and I got super sunburned... I'm disappointed because I was planning to get Botox injections in my forehead but now I think it's a bad idea until the redness subsides. I'm young and not too wrinkly, but I know that Botox is something you can use as a preventative measure, and given my genetics I think it's a good idea to start early.  Maybe I'm just vain...I don't know, maybe it's a bad idea. When I was in college I went to a plastic surgeon to see if I could get liposuction, and I was probably 15 pounds lighter than I am now. Talk about good judgment right?

Today on the treadmill I had my best solo run ever. I ran four minute intervals at varying speeds with an average speed of 5 miles an hour for 48 minutes. I ended up running a total of 4.39 miles which is the longest I've ever run by myself!

I'm not exactly sure how much I weigh right now. I've been really full for a few days and so I want to wait until tomorrow to see if I've done some serious damage by not giving 100% to my weight loss goal. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nothing to say today. I'm not even titling this post because it doesn't count!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

13 Days to Fit

I was so hungry this morning, I have no idea why. I drank 2 slim fasts... Which probably defeats the purpose but the protein was good. I went out to lunch and got a panini and apple slices, probably around 600 calories in total. Low country boil for dinner, and a 2.5 mile run. I think I went over calories but not by much. 

That's all for now 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2 weeks to Fit!

Cant believe it's already been 2 weeks, and I have 2 more to go!

I wish I had better news... When I stepped on the scale this morning I was at 147 again, so I'm not sure if that's bloating or fullness, or If I undid my hard work in the first week with my crappy work in the 2nd. 
I'll weigh in again tomorrow and hopefully the number will have budged a little!

I ran today for 30 minutes straight. I haven't done that in a while. It was on a treadmill, of course, but still great! My BFF is running a 5k on Thursday and it is a qualifier for the Peachtree Road race so I am really hoping she does well. I did the downhill 5K in August and finished in right under 30 minutes so if she can get anywhere close to that we will be in the same heat.

Today I told my boss that I will be moving from my current role in back into a role in that the practice.  I currently work for national, developing strategies and teaching development courses but I missed the technical aspects of a tax return. I really hope this is a good move. I talked to my boyfriend about it today and he didn't seem too enthusiastic.  Sometimes I don't feel that he listens to me or has empathy about how I'm feeling. I don't think I ask too much of him to want him to understand how I feel and listen when I need an ear,  but I think something happened growing up been made him less receptive to those types of feelings then other people are. Maybe it wasn't something discernible but perhaps just the culture he grew up in or the family environment. I will give him credit though he was really excited when I told him about my official acceptance of the new role, so I think what he can't handle is it wavering and the uncertainty it took to get there. Either way, it's really frustrating and I think I either need to learn to deal with it or figure out another solution, like leaning on my friends for advice and support.

Today's food was right around 1350 and the run was about 275. All in all a good day.

Monday, October 7, 2013

15 Days to Fit

I worked late tonight and didn't make it to the gym.  Not the best way to start off my "I'm getting back into the swing of things" week. I had an interview with  another company today... A big box store that sells home improvement supplies. I don't even want to explain what it is, because I don't want it. It doesn't have a lot of growth potential, so I think I'm going to  move back into the tax practice in my current firm. 

In other news, I purged tonight when I got home. I ate guacamole and hummus with tortilla chips, even though I already ate dinner. I just had to eat it, for no reason! I hate that about me. I know purging isn't good for me, I guess I felt like it was the only option. How do I stop these mini binges? I need to keep busy when I get home so I font feel the urge to eat. Even though my house is filled with delicious fruits, I still eat the junk. 

Boo. Nnpit happy today I guess

Sunday, October 6, 2013

16 Days to Fit

Well, I missed yesterday! Not surprising. It was a big football day and I drank ALOT. I didn't count calories at all so I'm no teen sure what the damage was. I did go to spin class in the am to try to mitigate, and I was relatively good today, including fitting in a 3 mile run. I haven't done calories today either, which I'm annoyed with myself about. 

I have low expectations for stepping up I'm the scale tomorrow. This week wasn't BAD but I wasn't in the zone like week 1.  I expect to be around 146 on Tuesday. I'm going to try 1400 calories per day and 2600 calories burned per week. I know I got burnt out I'm week one doing this but I was also way more in track. We will see... If I need to dial it back, I can dial the food back as well. Most important thing is NO CHOCOLATE AT WORK. 

Kitty, we made up and everything is fine. His apology was sort of a nonapology, but like you said, boys are stupid :P

Friday, October 4, 2013

17 Days to Fit

I am fighting with my love :( I was so excited that he was coming home today. But as soon as he got in the car he told me he wanted to listen the braves game. He thinks I'm ridiculous to be upset.  He didn't talk to me, he just sat in silence listening to the game. He didn't say thank you for picking me up. He acted like I was a taxi driver.

He said he knew that I would be bothered when he asked.  So why did he ask? Why couldn't he have explained himself. Like " hey babe, this is an important game and I don't want to miss the runs. Can we have it on low while we drive home?" I said that to him and he laughed at me.  I'm the crazy one. 

I was just so excited. I put cute clothes on and did my hair. He didn't even say thank you. I don't understand him. I had such high expectations. This was going to be a great night. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

18 Days to Fit

One of my very best friends moved to Australia for work, and she has just returned.  When we were both in the US, she was my confidant when it came to weight loss and ED issues.  We worked together, and we would make diet plans together, and go to gym classes together, and really just keep each other accountable.  Australia has been good to her.  She is SO tiny, and when we saw each other this week she told me that she hasn't had time to be obsessive with counting calories or food intake.  Instead, she's eating a vegetarian diet, and doing bootcamp, and running a lot.  She said she eats a lot of food, but it's almost all clean, and she treats her body like it's meant to be treated.

Is it bad that I'm jealous?  Because I am totally jealous.  It's not that I want her to be fat, but we used to be the same size, and have the same struggles, and it just seems like she's done with all that, and I'm stuck in the same place.  I certainly don't obsess about starving myself like I used to, or go on crazy fasts and juice cleanses, so at least I'm headed in the right direction.  But I feel like compared to her I am so far behind.  I understand what I need to do... I just don't do it.

Like today we had a fire drill at work, and as a treat afterwards they were handing out frosted sugar cookies.  I had 2!  I'm on a strict diet!  Who does that?!  Then I saw a huge bag of candy and got two pieces.  My Australian friend and I went running today after work so hopefully that negated some of the damage.  I'm going to start running with her on a regular basis since she is in better shape than me.  I love running with my other friend, but I don't think I am progressing because she is still behind me in fitness.  I don't like running with my boyfriend because he is just too pushy and doesn't understand why I give up!

I haven't eaten dinner yet and it's already 8.  Kale salad or chicken? Or maybe I just need to pass on dinner since I had all that junk.  I ate at least 1460 calories today, so I'm definitely not sticking with the plan.

Boyfriend comes home tomorrow, I can't wait!  I'm working from home so I plan to work out before I pick him up from the airport, because afterwards we're grabbing pizza and wine and having a chill night.  I do have spin class plans on Saturday, so I expect to burn some great calories!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

19 Days to Fit

Not much to report today. I'm having a tough time a work and it's running into my evenings. I'm lacking motivation and I need to get back in track. I went running this evening... 3 miles in 40 minutes. Really slow, but it's something. 

Need to figure out how to stop myself from snacking at night. It's ruining my plans. 

Kitty asked about Kale.  It's a bitter herb so it's not my favorite, but dressed right it's pretty tasty. My dressing is lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper.  I dress my kale and let it sit for a bit. I add tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives and cashews. It's not traditional but I enjoy it. Whole foods makes a delicious kale salad with pine nuts and dried cranberries- delicious!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

20 Days to Fit

I was right... When I weighed in this morning I was down .6 lbs, for a total week 1 loss of 1.2 lbs. so I am officially saying this week starts with 146.0, and I'd like to be 144.5 by next Monday.

I can't say everything went well today- my eats today were impeccable, until I got home and finished dinner... I may or may not have had A LOT of cereal.  At least my dinner was kale salad! I got changed into workout clothes and promised to go after my dinner settled, but then I didn't, and I'm not exactly sure why. I've just been laying around watching tv and missing boyfriend and folding laundry. Ugh, so lame. 

I guess I'll go to spin class tomorrow. I need to!