Weighing In on Weight Loss

I need to lose weight!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Day Twelve Achievements (9/16/06)

Ha! I didn't weigh myself. I never got the chance due to my lovely husband and a baby that wanted to be held all night. I figure that Day Fourteen will be a good opportunity, so I will wait until then.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Day Eleven Achievements (9/15/06)

I didn’t get a chance to weigh myself this morning, which I know is the best time of day to do. However, I imagine that if there is any actually weight loss, it will show up no matter what time the clock says. My appetite is really downhill. I get hungry, but I keep feeling sick to my stomach. It really reminds me of morning sickness, but it’s virtually impossible for me to be pregnant. First off, you have to have sex (near impossible with an infant) and then it has to be the right time (which the last time wasn’t). I wonder if someone around me is though because I’ve felt sick before when someone else was pregnant. Whatever it is, it’s making me miserable.

I get hungry (like earlier) and I eat something light (like a banana) and then I become sick to my stomach. However, that works well for weight loss because I’m not eating near as much. The coffee comes regularly though. It’s hard to wake up without that stuff. I look forward to getting on that scale tonight. I’ve given myself an opportunity to make some progress, and I want to see if what I am doing is working for me.

Great if it is, developing another plan if it isn’t.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Day Ten Achievements (9/14/06)

I haven’t been very hungry today. I ate an omelet and half a bagel for breakfast. For lunch, I had yesterday’s lunch that my dad prepared for me. I’ve had a lot of coffee, but it’s extremely cold in my office, and I forgot my sweater. I feel different, and I’m hoping that when I hop on the scale tomorrow, something shows up.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Day Nine Achievements (9/13/06)

I really didn’t feel hungry today. I think it relates to stress. It seems that since the baby has come, every time I am severely stressed or upset, or whatever, I get extremely nauseous. So, I skipped lunch, and I wasn’t even very hungry for dinner. Blah.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Day Eight Achievements (9/12/06)

Another normal day for me. Not much happened.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Day Seven Achievements (9/11/06)

Pretty good day, if I recall correctly. Just plain old and normal.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Day Six Achievements (9/10/06)

Another bad day that I blocked. I had fried chicken for the mid-day meal at my parent’s house. I figure that I’ll just keep trying to move forward and not pound myself for the downs, but focus on the ups.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Day Five Achievements (9/9/06)

Today was bad. I blocked it from my memory. Went to Tequila’s last night for supper, and my husband’s lovely waking-up personality lashed out at me again. So I did some emotional eating.

Day Four Achievements (9/8/06)

I had bad things at lunch today: French fries. However, if I do well this weekend, one bad thing will not kill me. I need to stop & get some salad and/or fruit. That sounds good with my Lean Cuisine-type meals for this weekend. I journaled yesterday’s exercise yesterday, so there’s not too much to report today, except I feel better already. That part is amazing & encouraging. Motivation comes from the results. If I continue at the current rate, then I will look forward to my weigh-in on Day Eleven. I don’t expect miracles, but I really want to see a smaller number on that scale.

For anyone that’s interested in blogging their plan with me, let me know. For me, a group blog on everyone’s efforts would be so much fun. I like it when someone cracks a whip behind.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Day Three Achievements (9/7/06)

I did pretty well last night. I managed to walk my mile. I did get very hungry later into the evening, but I at half a bagel, which was good for me and full of protein. This morning, I had the breakfast Mom prepared for me, which was full of protein, and have had only coffee and water. I’m getting better at this, and I can only imagine it will get better with time. I am pleased to report that I feel so much more alert and active these last couple of days. It seems the exercise is already giving me benefits because I have gone to bed late both nights and yet I still feel great when I wake up. When I step on the scale in a week, I hope that I have something to show for. My starting weight was from a doctor’s visit on Aug. 28 and I only plan to weigh myself every two weeks. It takes the pressure off and gives me something to work toward.

I managed to walk almost 1.5 miles today because Dad went with me, and we tackled a couple of hill-y streets. I feel good. I am going to walk off the extra person I am carrying!

Day Two Achievements (9/6/06)

It was easier to wake up this morning, even after going to bed extremely late. My energy level was up, and it seemed to be from yesterday’s walking. So far today I have eaten less, and will continue to do so. I read some interesting research yesterday about how lean protein can signal fat-burning to the body, so I think I am going to take a lean protein diet approach, in small portions. I am also going to try to limit my fluid intake to coffee and water, with a little juice infrequently. So far, so good. I still am feeling that slight hunger burn, but that’s okay. Adding another goal: Take vitamins regularly.

Day One Accomplishments (9/5/06)

Ate less: I went to bed with that burn in my stomach. Mom fixed me a smaller breakfast, and packed me smaller portions for lunch. She also packed me some small snacks. Then I had a micro-supper. So, I still felt hungry when I went to bed, but I figure that in a few days, my stomach will adjust to smaller portions.
Exercise More: I also plopped my daughter in the stroller and went up to the park to walk a mile. Eventually, I want to be able to walk at least two miles, and I want to be ready to use the elliptical once it gets too cold to take Baby Piper outside.