Saturday, February 25, 2006

Water Debate my weight stalled. Is this teetering weight thing really my water retention or something bigger. I chanced on an article......don't ask me where, saying that if we are not getting our correct amount of water intake (that would be the 64 ounces) that we may be actually retaining more water. Kinda weird...drink more to retain less. I really need to check this out. I know before I got sick, I was drinking up a storm....and while I was sick I struggled with drinking. After my bout with the flu, I continued to struggle with drinking the proper amounts of water. Worth checking out...or at least trying!

Meanwhile, I don't think I am going to make my target of 229 pounds by the end of February. I'm not upset....disappointed maybe. But all is not lost. I'm only a few pounds off that target.....and I am still on target for my big goal....those few pounds that I am off (like 3-5 pounds off) only take my 'need to lose each week' from 1.99 pounds to 2.04 NOT bad! PLUS...this month aint over yet! I plan on using those three days to my advantage!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Plodding along

I feel as if I am plodding along. I'm still following my plan. Exercising regularly. Eating healthy. However, I feel as if I am going so slow. Yes, I'm a here and now girl, so this is a struggle! I just want this to be done. Yes, I know I'll have to watch this the rest of my life....but I want this losing thing to be over. I wonder daily what I will actually look like when I get down to my goal weight...down to a healthy weight. I have never been an adult at a healthy weight! Everyone says I looked real good when I graduated college...and I was 214. But I want to go roughly 50 pounds more...give or take! It's a mystery that is just killing me!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Still weighing myself

Ok, even though I know I fluctuate, I am still weighing myself pretty much everyday! Only once a day....if I remember. :-) I am happy to announce that I am starting to go down again. I am back in the saddle again and working toward this goal. My short term goal is to be at 228 by the end of February. I'm not sure I'm going to make it...but it will be close if I don't. I am at 231 today....which means 3 pounds in the next ten days. Doable? Yes. Close? Yes. Will I be disappointed if I don't make it? Yes. Will I give up? NO! Being around 228-229 at the end of February keeps me in line to reach my target by my birthday. Actually, that would have me at reaching my target in November......but I want to give myself a little leeway........ I'm determined to do it. :-)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Inches.....not pounds

Well, the last few weeks have been a struggle. I see my weight drop and then jump right back up. It seems as if I have lost the same few pounds over and over. I have looked back at my food logs and I have not cheated on the days that I saw a rise...or starved myself on the days that I saw a dip....I'm just flucuating 5 pounds different from day to day. I talked to my husband and he said that because we are so big, that our fluid retention will do that...and that when he lost 150 pounds a few years ago...until he dropped down he flucuated 5-10 pounds daily....arrggghh. He said that for him at about 210 down, the scales were more true for him. I plan on researching this tonight to see if he was feeding me a line!

On a good note....I actually measured has been about a month since I last did it. I have quite a few inches. If I actually add them all 7 inches. Woo hooo!

I'm really not to tempted to eat bad things. Which I find really cool.....I only wish that I could snap my fingers and have this done. I guess though that I am training my body how to proceed so that when I lose it I can maintain the loss!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Well Again

This past week has been rough. Today, 8 days after the flu hit, is probably the first day that I haven't felt sick at all (thus far). We actually went to the gym and did a light workout yesterday. It felt good. However, I know I didn't work out to my full potential. BUT.....I got my feet wet and got back into it.

We got about a foot of snow last night. Today when Todd and I went out to shovel, we realized how much more in shape we are....after only one month of working out. We didn't get winded or overheated. We didn't have to stop and rest every couple shovels of snow (and it was a wet heavy snow today). It was a good thing to see.

My weight has been all over the board. The day before we got sick, I was down to 235. I was tickled! Then the next day I was back up at 240. I didn't eat much the first couple days and dropped back to 235. I went back up to 240 toward the middle of the week...and then started dipping again. Then yesterday, I was right back up there. ARRGGGHHH

Sunday, February 05, 2006


Well, I have been religious about goign to the gym and/or doing cardio at home. BUT about a week ago, I noticed this unnatural bump on my foot...hard....hurts when touched...REALLY hurts when pressed....right on the top of my foot. So, I think I will probably have to head to the doctor. Although right now it isn't too bad. WHen it first happened, I switched from the treadmill to an elliptical trainer (lower impact) and it seemed to help...(I at least didn't notice it all that much) THEN on Friday, I really noticed it again (coincidence that I was on the treadmill for my 10 minute warm up?...hmmm) It seems to have gone down over the weekend. BUT, I don't want to injure myself...the point is

BUT honestly, I feel that even if the doctor prescribes me to stay off my foot, I will probably still work out....trying to take it easy on that foot. I am so determined to do this this year.

Saturday, February 04, 2006


I am just wanting to gorge myself on food. No particular craving. I'm just soo hungry. I don't suffer from cravings...however, I do just get incredibly hungry at 'that time of the month. I'm fighting it though.

I'm concerned about my foot. I have a hard knot sitting ontop of my hurts when it is touched and even more so when something applies pressure to it. I am going to make an appointment with the doctor. I'm afraid they will say stop exercising...which for me right now isn't an option!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Worked out lightly today, only because I gave myself a rip roaring workout yesterday! Yes, I'm sore today! :-) (sore is a good feeling....means I'm doing something).

After we worked out today we went to Hoss's. I got the salad bar but stumbled with it came to the cake. I got a piece and enjoyed every bite. Part of me feels bad because that was totally useless calories. The other part doesn't feel bad, last night I struggled so much with getting a late night snack....and perservered. No, I know I can't reward myself for every 'triumph'. But if I want to do this forever, then I need to allow myself to be human every once in a while.