Monday, August 8, 2011

Bouncing weight and HubPages

Well I have been bouncing around again from 151.5 to 154 and there's no way I am gaining that much weight overnight.  You would have to eat 8,750 calories to do that.  I am hoping to weigh at 151 today and just claim it as so.  This week I am going to clean out the rest of my new room, so I can have a space to do exercising in since I want to do crunches, push ups, and the like to help burn off more calories.

So... yesterday my calorie limit was 1275 and I only took in 1227:

05:00pm Wendy's 10 Piece (450)
I have 3 cupcakes through out the day (627... I need to stop doing that!  Not good.)
12:00am Happy Cow ice cream cup (150)

I did quiet a bit of walking yesterday since we went to Sam's Club to their open house and we got a membership there.  Luckily for us we will get extra walking in there since it's so huge.

Also I posted an article on HubPages called Low Calories, Thinner You, Part 1: The Prequel.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monthly Visit

I am down to I think 153... it's hard to tell since it's the time of the month, which means another week of roller-coaster of weight.  Keep in mind when you weigh yourself during this time that your body is retaining water, so it might seem you have gained weight.  Also keep track of your iron during this time b/c you are losing about 1/4 cup of blood during the cycle.  This is when you really need to eat 5 to 6 small meals, this helps with the blood sugar level and your mood.

Oh yeah!  Make sure when you are figuring out you are doing it for the right weight.  I just noticed for last week I was doing it for the weight for 144, oh how I wish.  So be careful!

I am moving my more helpful posts to hubpages, but changing them more into article form.  I will post in here everyday with a link when I post them up.  I will still keep my personal goals and entries here.  Also would like to thank my current readers that are still here.  I know there's not many of you, but still thank you!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

154.5 Picture!

So here's my picture with 5.5 pounds off, yay!  I got new clothes to wear for the pictures now (until they are too big for me) so I can show the changes better.

Friday was an interesting day... we learned to read carefully when looking at a nutritional facts page for a place.  Noticed not all places list them in the same order or close to the same order.  We went to Bob Evans and thought we knew how many calories we were taking in.  Came home to add the food items into nutridiary and fitday and noticed the problem.  Luckily Justin was fine, but I went over a tiny bit, I just subtracted that from Saturday's total.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sorry for Disappearing

Sorry I have disappeared for awhile.  Life has been crazy, but still dieting. I have lost about 5.5 pounds, last week was a hard one since my digestive track was out of wack.  I increased my fiber and calcium and it seems to be working, so far.  I might be going to a stomach doctor about the issues I am having.

Justin hasn't weighed that much of a difference though he lost 3 pounds, but that's because of his weird sleep and eat schedule.  Though I can tell a difference in his stomach, so he must be losing something.

We slacked on the walking last week... the events of that week prevented us to do so.  This week we already walked once and we hope to get another one in soon.

Also it seems my mom is trying to do the low calorie diet as well.  I am going to help her on it as much as I can from across the country.  Might get her on fitday and nutridiary.  I think fitday would be helpful to her because of the support team there.

Right now my mini goal is to lose 5 pounds.  My date goal is to lose 16 to 22 pounds by October 10th.  I usually avoid date goals, but since it's reasonable it's fine.  I have 12 weeks to go and if I can lose 1.25 to 1.5 pounds a week I will be just fine.  My writing goal is try to post at least every other day or every three days.

OH!  I will try to post a new picture of me later today.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fighting Boredom

I find boredom being a challenge with dieting since when I get bored I get hungry.  I try to keep myself business in something, either be online, out walking, talking to friends, or writing.  Currently I am working on my third book that I stopped working on two to three months ago.  Working on that while the boyfriend is editing the first one in the series.  I tend to find it more fun to work together in something no matter what it is that way I don't get bored too fast, lol.

Also I joined an other site called FitDay and it's a great site!  It keeps up with all of your vitamin intake, weight, food intake, measurements, activities, pretty much everything for you.  The forums are active and great!  A nice support system and the people there are so friendly.  I highly recommend this site to everyone.  If you join this site, I am ChibiSub in the forums.

Today we walked the mall after I got off of work to help burn off more calories and then when we got home we worked on cleaning the extra bedroom.  Tomorrow we are getting my bed and bookcase out of the storage unit, and place it in the room, so I can finally have a room off my own.  Then we are cleaning more and going through boxes that can go back in the storage unit that we have at the house.  Yay!  More exercising.  I have the next four days off, so I will be doing a lot of cleaning, organizing, and exercising!!

Oh!  Lost another half pound, so now down to 155.5 and hoping to have another half pound off by Monday.

Thursday allowance: 1301, had 980:

05:40am Fiber Plus Cereal (110)
12:30pm Pudding (60)
03:30pm Lean Pocket White Chicken Pizza (260)
07:30pm Lean Pocket Dijon Chicken (270)
11:30pm 2 Servings of Churros Cereal (260)

Friday allowance: 1240, had 940:

04:30pm Fiber Plus Cereal (110)
05:30pm Lean Pocket Dijon Chicken (270)
10:30pm Stoffer's Baked Chicken Breast (240)
12:30am White Cheddar Popcorn (160)
12:36am 2 Packages of Fruity Gummies (160)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two Day Update

Sorry for delay on posting an update been busy with work and cleaning out the extra bedroom, which in my opinion counts as exercising.  For those that don't know I live with my boyfriend and his family since my family moved to Texas and I moved in to stay with him while he's going through school.  I have been living on a couch in the front room for a year now and it seems it has been agreed upon that if we clean the extra room I can use it as a bedroom.  This would be great because, besides having privacy, I can have a room I can exercise in without being in the way as well as no dog bugging me!

Well here's Tuesday's info, I was allowed 1248, but had 1044:

1:05pm Fiber Plus Cereal (110)
3:30pm Beef Jerky (70)
6:00pm Jello Pudding (60)
7:00pm Buffalo Wings and Ring [Boneless Wings, half orders of fries, and cheese sticks] (794)

Then Wednesday, allowed 1561, but had 1160:

1:30pm Fiber Plus Cereal (110)
2:30pm Jello Pudding (60)
3:15pm Smart Ones Two Mini Cheeseburgers (400)
9:45pm Gummy Snacks (80)
10:00pm 1 Serving of Pasta Roni (350)
10:45pm Cheddar Cheese Popcorn (160)

Also lost another half pound, so I down to 156!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Going Out to Eat

For those that go out a lot to eat out a lot either for work, socializing, or whatever, keeping track of your calories can be hard.  It doesn't have to be though.  Most food places have their nutrition information online or at least you can search for them on sites.  There are also books like, Calorie King, and apps for the iPhone and iTouch that you can download for free that way you can bring your information with you.

Can't find it online?  Not in a book or app?  Usually what I do is try to find something similar, tastes and looks the same.  On days I am not sure on an item's calories, I try to exercise more to burn whatever I might have taken in without knowning.

Don't figure because you are eating a salad that you're doing well.  Sometimes a cheeseburger might be lower than a salad at a restaurant.  Some places will have a diet menu or within their normal menu.  Now the diet menu might not be posted on their website or tell you about it when you are there.  Ask your waiter/waitress and you probably won't be the first.  Don't feel dumb to ask and be told no.

For those that go out to eat to socialize, try to find something else to do besides food.  Go to the park, for a walk, bowling, movies, something. You could always simply go out to chat over water and pop/soda.  Eat at home before you go out with friends, so you are full.  If you are a little hungry, split a small appetizer together.

Try to avoid places where the meals are over 400 to 500 calories.  I am not going to say to never go there, but at the beginning it's for the best not to go.  Eventually your stomach will shrink and it'll be easier to get full, and that's when you can control yourself better.  You can then go there and eat half or a fourth of the meal.  They made doggy bags for a reason, use them!  You can eat them the next day instead of going out to eat again or make a new meal.  Some people even try to use their leftovers into making something else.  Experiment a little!  It can be a fun event if you have a friend or loved one to help you cook something interesting.

Justin and I used to go out to eat five to seven times a week and this past week we have only gone out three times.  Instead of eating we go to the park or mall to walk a mile, it helps me to be out of the house and so we can talk.  This week we went out for the first time tonight to play at our trivia game.  I figured out what I was going to have and subtracted it from my calorie count long before we went out this way I knew what I have in my allowance between the time I wrote it down and dinner.

Oh!  I lost another half pound, so I am now down to 156.5.  I started my diet this time at 160, I actually weight at the beginning of the year at 167, so in reality I have lost 10.5 pounds.  Though with this diet period I have lost 3.5 pounds.

Yesterday I had 1305 calories, but took in 950:

11:30am Lean Pocket (260)
01:30pm Pepperoni Pretzel (240)
07:30pm Beef Jerky (70)
08:00pm Berry Juice (10)
11:30pm Fiber Plus Cereal (110)
12:00am Lean Pocket (260)