Archive for October, 2006

Week 9 Recap.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

It’s hard to believe I am almost done with the first phase of the progam (Phase 1= 15 weeks)

I paid very careful attention to my servings of protien this week and I was down 4 lbs. I have discovered soy beans and beef/turkey jerfy.  They are my new best friends when it comes to getting in my protien servings. 

I am 11 lbs from my original goal for the entire 15 weeks.  I don’t see any problem reaching that goal plus a bit more. I did the math, and assuming I stay at the 3 lb per week rate, I will be my high school weight by the end of phase 2. (Phase 2= 12 weeks).  I haven’t seen my high school weight in almost 10 years.  With any luck by my anniversary next year I will be at my college weight. 

Well at least I finished it.

Monday, October 30th, 2006

This weekend Ace and I participated in the 5K Pumpkin Push Race. I’m not sure what I was thinking trying to do this race, but at least I finished it. My results were not impressive to say the least. Ace was awesome and stuck with me the whole race. He could have easily finished 15 minutes before I did but he was an awesome motivator. One thing I did learn is that I am sprinter rather than a long distance runner. When I was running I was running at a great clip but I couldn’t keep that pace up for long. I need to discuss with Amber about training myself how to control my pace to be able to last longer. I would run then walk, then run then walk. I needed to set little goals for myself to reach. Like I would tell Ace, at the stump we will run until the next orange cone. That was the only thing that would keep me motivated. At the very end of the race, I saw the 3.1 marker and ran to it and then stopped. I was probably 100 ft to the finish line and I started walking. Ace pushed me and I ran to the end but seeing that 3.1 marker kinda threw me off. That was my goal. After I had reached it, it was hard to make another one. As soon as the photos are up, I will probably post them but I’m sure they are not gonna be pretty.

Is bread my problem food?

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Holy cow, I was sooo excited to get bread back into my life and then Tuesday comes and I was this total hunger monster all day.  I never stopped eating all day and yet I still couldn’t get over my hunger.

Wednesday, I had my egg salad without bread and it was much better.  I actually had quite a bit of food left over at the end of the day.

I have been trying to be extra good this week to see how much weight I can lose this week without any cheating and getting my full amount of protein per day in.

In other news:

This weekend Ace and I are going to run in the Pumpkin Push . Ace did it last year but I was too chicken.  I want to see how much I can do and how fast I can do it. Plus the shirt last year was pretty cool ;)   Wish us luck.

Week 8 Recap.

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I have definitely gotten lazy and lax in my record keeping and keeping to the plan.  This week, the scaleshowed that.  I was down 1.4 lbs.  I know I could have been down a lot more than that but I cheated here and there and I didn’t get in the amount of calories and protein I needed.  This week they added in one serving of grains.  I can have half a pita, one tortilla or one piece of bread a day now.  That is totally awesome!  I was so excited I rushed home and had a peanut butter sandwich. I was talking to Ace at lunch today and I thought it might be a good idea to make up flash cards or something to track the servings I am getting from each group.  E-Bay is selling the Richard Simmons Food Mover package for about $10 or less. I think I am going to be bidding on one of those today and hopefully that will help me keep track better.

Parents coming to town.

Friday, October 20th, 2006

My parents are coming into town this weekend for the Vikings v Seahawks game.

They arrive Saturday and leave Monday morning so I don’t see a big problem program-wise just a little added stress in general.  My parents do know that I am doing this program and they are very proud of my work but I don’t think they will be able to see a difference considering they hadn’t seen by from the time I ballooned to where I was before the program and now.  My only concern is that they will say something to that extent and that would hurt my feelings.  I don’t really care if they see a difference, I feel a difference and I am wearing pants that wouldn’t fit a month ago. 

Cheating.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Again the topic of cheating comes up.  I have talked to a lot of people on this program and they swear that they have not cheated at all.  How is that even possible? 

I can say with confidence that I have cheated at least once every week I have been on this program.  Nothing too terrible, birthday cake excluded, but I have had the random piece of cheese in my salad when I wasn’t allowed cheese, or a nibble of bread when I am still not allowed bread, the coke I mentioned earlier. I could go on and on but what is the point.  I have done very well in this program and I am not embarrassed to admit that I am human and sometimes I go off program. It happens. I would rather find a balance on what I can and cannot do while on this program than not cheat once the entire 7 months and then go on a bender the day I get off.  Cheating now only helps me in learning about moderation for the future.

Week 7 Recap.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Last week I wasn’t feeling too well and I ate very little.  They added beans into my diet last week and I didn’t even have the chance to get any in during the week.  I stuck to real simple foods.  That being said, I was not surprised when I was only down 1.8 pounds for the week. I was actually convinced that I had gained weight somehow.

I actually met with a different dietitian than my regular one because she was out of town so we kept with the beans again for the week and she stressed to me to make sure I get some in during the week.

Week 6 Recap.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Well despite my eating cake and having a general bad day on Friday, I still managed to lose 5.2 pounds last week.  Ace came to my dietitians appt and kept me honest on all the out of program foods I had on Friday (cake, handful of popcorn, 2 squares of chocolate)

The video I watched on  Friday was ironically enough the video talking about the stages of weight loss.  Denial, Frustration, Acceptance etc.  I kinda wish I had seen that on Wednesday, I would have helped put things into perspective and possibly helped my not eat the cake.  Oh well, at least I was able to get back on plan Saturday and have stayed on plan for the most part since.

New Workout routine.

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

When I joined the program, I stressed to everyone that I was not a treadmill girl. I am not the type of person that can sit on a piece of exercise equipment and feel like I am using my time wisely.  I wanted to have a trainer who was willing to look outside the box and make it more like recess rather than work.  During my 5-week checkup I talked to the doctor and he called my trainer and gave her permission to let me loose and do whatever kind of workout I wanted (with the exception of soccer, too much risk for injury). So Friday we went into the basketball courts and did shuttle runs and weights and a whole bunch of other fun stuff.  The time flew by and I was sore as hell the next 2 days.  It was great!

Damn Birthday Cake Friday

Friday, October 6th, 2006

I am so freaking sick right now.  I had a piece of cake during the birthday celebration at work and now I have a headache, stomach ache and it’s hard to focus.

I am really quite upset with myself but the last 3 or 4 videos at the Pro Club really broke me down.  They have all been about how to “deal” with situations like this and they just keep showing a person eating cake over and over again.  I just caved.  I don’t feel good about it but there is not much else I can do about it now.