Weigh-in Wednesday and Juicing!

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As you know from previous weigh-in posts…I’m getting a bit frustrated! I’m ready to see the scales go down!!! I weighed in this morning at 193.6. That is down 1.4 lbs. Yay!

I have a new goal for the next 7-10 days. Juicing! I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The man in the documentary did a 60 day juice fast. I do not plan on going to that extreme, but I figure 7-10 would be beneficial. I’m hoping this will jump-start things a bit. A cleanse with some weight loss (hopefully) and then I plan to go back eating plant-based.

I went to the grocery yesterday to stock up on some fruits and vegetables. Here is what I got:

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I already had some other things that can be used too. I’m not sure how long all of this will last. Yes, it’s a bit expensive, but I guess it’s not really that much more than buying food for the way I eat normally.

I had a fruit-based juice for breakfast. It included spinach, oranges, lime, grapes, cucumber and pear. I think that was it…forgot already. I just kind of threw some things in and hoped it worked out.  It was actually very tasty!

For lunch I’m having veggies: spinach, apple, carrot, celery, cucumber, and a tiny bit of ginger. Again, we were just adding things to it. It doesn’t taste too bad, I wouldn’t say delicious, but it’s something I can drink.

So far, so good…we’ll see what I’m saying after another day or two of just juice!

If you’ve juiced and have a favorite combination I would LOVE to hear it!

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Weigh-in Wednesday Jan. 23

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Oops…almost forgot what day it is. Drum roll please……and the number is….195.0. Oy! At this rate I could lose 10 lbs by, oh, NEXT YEAR! I know I’m not eating perfectly, but I thought I was doing pretty well. Oh well, at least it’s going down (oh. so. slooooowly.) and not up!

I know, I know. I have to exercise. Argh!

Alright, enough whining from me. Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll keep at it.

 

Weigh-in Wednesday

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Yeah…it’s that day again. Ugh! Guess I’m not doing as well as I thought. I didn’t like what the scale said this morning. I was up about 0.4lb. It’s not much, but it’s moving in the wrong direction.

I have been exercising a bit this week. Not nearly as much as I should, but I guess something is better than nothing, right? I’m going to have to get serious about the exercise. I know that will really make a big difference.

Exercise

OH….that dreaded word. Why is it so hard to exercise? I know I will feel better, look better, and be stronger. It has so many health benefits…besides just losing weight.

The last few nights I have done a little exercising. A little is better than none at all, right?

I had a bit of motivation as well…a few days ago I got my lab results. I was very frustrated to learn that my cholesterol is 22 points higher than right after I started eating plant-based. I know I haven’t been doing it 100%, but I was hoping it had gone down instead of up!!! My HDL (good) was great, but LDL (bad) was a bit high. My coronary risk was low, so that was good! I was told that the only way to improve my HDL any more than it already is…exercise! So, she said I am kind of in the middle…I can start meds or keep working on diet and exercise to try to improve things. NO THANK YOU to those meds. I’ve heard some not-so-good things about them and I do not want to do that if it’s not completely necessary.

The other good news? My thyroid was back in the normal range. I have not been taking the prescription meds since the beginning of Nov. I know they help, but I’ve also read that your body becomes increasingly dependent on them. She told me I could go back on the meds if I think it will help symptoms (don’t really have many), or continue as I am and check again in 3 months. Let me think, NO thank you to meds if I can avoid that.

So…I guess it’s time to get busy and get rid of this extra weight! Time to really be aware of what–and how much–I’m eating.

What kind of exercise do you like to do?

Weigh-in Wednesday

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My weight today was 195.2. That number is soooo ugly!!!! This surprised me this morning because all week I have been 193 or so. Not sure what I did yesterday that made it jump, but I guess that’s just more incentive to work hard this week!

I have got to get out of the 190’s. I have been hanging around in there for far too long! I’m thankful to be out of the 200 range, but this is still not a good range to be in.

I’m trying to remind myself how good it felt when I was down 35 lbs. How much more energy I had, the fact that my knees and feet didn’t hurt as much, and how I had more confidence in myself. I’m ready to get back to that feeling!

Weigh-in Wednesday and more

Yes, I know, it’s not Wednesday, but I have been really bad about getting my weigh-ins updated in the last month or two. So thought I would update it a bit today.

I am currently down to 171 (home scale). My last weigh-in at WW was last Wed. and I weighed in at 173.4. I missed several weeks of WW in June and July due to being out of town or just not being able to make it to the meeting. The weight is slow coming off in the last few months, but my eating habits haven’t been very good either (and of course lacking in the exercise dept.). I thik some of it is also that I have become a bit content in where I’m at right now. It’s not where I want to be long term, but I have lost enough weight to wear smaller clothes and I’ve bought some new things to wear. I’ve lost enough that I have gained a lot more self confidence again. It feels wonderful to finally not be so concerned with how I look. Again, I’m not skinny, but much improved over where I was.

I could stand to lose another 20-30 pounds and still be within my healthy weight range for my height. I’ve said throughout this weight loss that I would like to be down to 145-150 pounds, but I’m not set on just the numbers. If I get to 160 or whatever and find that I am happy with that, then that is fine with me.

I still love the idea of Clean Eating, but have not been doing very well at it. Still improved over how I used to eat, but also have quite a ways to go.

Weigh-in Wednesday: June 22, 2010

I did well tracking this week…doesn’t mean I did very well at eating, but at least I was doing my best to keep track. I expected a small loss or maybe even a tiny gain again. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had lost 2.2 lbs! Wow! Now I just need to keep that momentum going in the right direction.

I keep saying that I really need to be getting more activity points, but I’m not doing very well in that area. I have a new bike, some decent shoes for walking/running, but I’m just not out there making use of them. It doesn’t help that there has been so much rain and that we’ve been busy. Here we go…more excuses. Should just break out the DVDs and get busy. The 30 Day Shred only takes 20 mins and it does provide some good results.

Weigh-in Wednesday

I know, I’m not doing very well keeping up with this. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. So…here are the “results” from the last 3 weeks.

6/2/10: lost 1 lb
6/9/10: gained 0.2 lb
6/16/10: 0.2 lb

Got a bit of a yo-yo going on for the last month or so. I need that yo-yo to drop and not go back up. I do have to say that I was quite relieved to see that number this week. After a weekend of camping and the food that goes with it, I expected to gain more than that.

What did I eat while camping?
Friday: Eggs, hash browns and bacon for breakfast , hobo dinners for supper (hamburger, potatoes, carrots, onion wrapped in foil and put in the fire). I don’t remember what I ate for lunch, but it wasn’t much. I think maybe some fruit and something else.

Saturday: Sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch. Fajitas for supper.

Sunday: Pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch and DQ for supper on the way home.

As I thought about it later I realized that I did eat what seemed like a lot and not what I would normally eat, especially at breakfast, but I didn’t eat as much as I would have before starting WW. Also, I barely snacked and when I did it was usually fruit. I had a couple snickerdoodles I made a homemade cinnamon roll or two and a few pieces of chocolate. But overall, not many snacks, which I think is what tends to get me in trouble.

THEN…Tuesday night…yes, the night before weigh-in…we had Chinese. Was I asking for a gain or what??? However, I really didn’t eat that much of the entrees on the buffet. I had a small serving of chicken and broccoli, some mushrooms in a sauce (maybe 4-6), 1 stuffed mushroom and 1 rangoon (I could make myself sick on those). NO lo mein noodles and NO chinese donut. I ate a cup of egg drop soup, a bunch of peel and eat shrimp, a couple crab legs and two pieces of sushi. I think that was it. Sounds like tons, but just had small portions of most things besides the shrimp. I was full when we left, but not miserable like I used to get. It felt good to make some better choices. And I felt better overall…the choices I made meant I wasn’t consuming massive amounts of sodium and fried foods. Speaking of fried food…I did have 3 pieces of sweet and sour chicken. Now that I think about it, I wasn’t starving a couple of hours later because I had eaten a bunch of fried and/or starchy stuff that didn’t last.

This week’s meeting focused on tracking. So that’s the goal for this week. I’ve been doing pretty well at tracking, but I would like to track every day and not “forget” things. I also need to work hard to stay within my points for the week. I need to get the scales moving again.

Weigh-in Wednesday

What to expect today? I worked like crazy in the flowerbeds. Digging and moving big old rocks and old water tanks and working up ground and pulling grass that is up to my thigh and sweating. Yes. Sweating. Not the “glistening” that most women claim to do….nope…S.W.E.A.T. I am convinced that I have the sweat glands like a man. LOL! Anyway…back to the weigh in. So, I did all this hard work, but then I let myself eat more than I should have because I “worked so hard”. And, by now you’ve guessed, that I had a small gain this week. It was only 0.4 lbs, but a gain it is. Why is it that I always have to learn the hard way? Why do I think I DESERVE to overeat or go back to making poor choices? Geez, Jess, use your brain! It’s good to be doing all that activity, but then eating too much and eating junk just negates all that hard work!

I swear the people who plan the topics for Weight Watchers meetings must spy on me each week. It seems like the topic we discuss is always what I’m struggling with at the moment. We discussed how much exercise it takes to enhance weight loss, improve health, maintain weight loss, firm and tone and one other (of course it left my brain at the moment). At MINIMUM I should be doing at least 30-40 minutes at least 5 days per week. Okay, okay. I need to exercise! I know…well, my brain knows. Now it just needs to notify the rest of me to GET MOVING. Even when I don’t feel like it. It will make me feel better, help me have more energy and on and on. AND, not just exercise, but combine that with better eating choices! Some day I will get this all to fall in place and be a habit.

Weigh-in Wednesday (yes, I know it’s Thurs.)

I forgot to do this last night. The fact that a good ole’ migraine decided to show up didn’t help my day.

On a brighter note…I was down 1.4 lbs. Yay. I made up for last week’s gain and lost a bit more as well. Now, I just need to keep that up. I’m ready to start losing again.

I did better on exercise last week. I worked in the flower bed over the weekend and then planted our little spot in my grandparents’ garden a few days later. I have strawberries, melon and pumpkin to plant here, which will require clearing an area for each. We also have plants to get into the ground in the new flower bed and those big rocks to put back in their places too. I’m hoping that this migraine will be gone tomorrow so that I can be productive. Argh. Just looked at the weather and it looks like it could be rainy tomorrow. We’ll see what happens.