Monday, March 29, 2010

Just 37 Days!

Yep, that's all it took me to get back to where I was when I left on vacation! It was so not worth it. I mean there is not much you can do when you are staying with someone else, but the couple of regular root beers I did have a choice on. And maybe I could have done better on the way home when I gave up and had a couple cookies and a sandwich (white bread n cheese) and a couple malt balls etc. But still I only gained 8 pounds. Just for some reason my body has been playing with that same eight pounds ever since. I can't explain it but I don't want to go back either.

I am eating much better now. Better calories, more nutrient rich calories. I mean you can eat all low calorie and still not give your body what it needs to function properly. I am eating enough calories so that my muscles are not being ravaged and I'm really concentrating on getting my veggies fruit and dairy as well as the right amount of protein.

I bought one of the Biggest Loser books and although I thought I knew all these things (from being on a bazillion diets) I really am learning alot. The book is written from the nutritionist on the show and she is really good at explaining everything and letting you know the things that the contestants actually learn, the things we don't see on the show. I am not there yet but now atleast I feel like I CAN eat for my body.

On another note, I have been working on painting trim on my very tall cathedral ceilings in my bedroom. My knee is toast. I wanted to have all the trim done so hubby could just roller and we would be done. Well, that didn't happen. Unfortunately it has proven to be too much for both of us. His back is hurting and my knee is swollen up again. We still have more trim and most of the rollering to do. Blech! I am also doing the master bath. Man I will be glad when it is done. I hope I have not permanetly put my knee over the edge again. I had surgery on it at the end of December to clean it out. The doc said it was only temporary as I need a replacement. It has been so much better. No more ladders for me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Am I a yo yo?

Don't answer that! I feel like one. My weight has been bouncing all around the last couple of weeks. As low as 240 (this morning) and up to 248 the end of last week! Geez! It's all making me kinda dizzy!

I have found out that I need to write everything down. I was doing pretty good with estimating in my head but had not been thorough enough to check the calories in everything I was eating. I thought I knew the calories...NOT! I have to admit I was a little surprised at some of it!

So now I am on the straight and narrow. I should just start a journal to keep that not only shows my food intake but also how I am feeling about the struggle of losing weight and all that good stuff. It would probably be beneficial in many ways. So I will think about it!

One of the things I was able to change (positive change), was not eating butter anymore. We learned ion Prism that butter is much better for you than margarine. I believe that still but I think I was having a wee bit too much of it. I finally tried Brummel & Brown spread that is made with yogurt. I really like it and instead of 100 calories it only has 45. I have been meaning to try it for a long time. I should have followed my instincts.

Have a great day all!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Whittling away at pound at a time!

Can't say my eating has been the greatest and the most healthy. Seems like all that cake (sugar) last week, all I have done is crave it this week. I have eaten everything in sight trying to figure out what it is that I want.

Doesn't that just drive you crazy? Then you finally give up and go to bed feeling totally defeated. Well, defeated or not and as much as I hate that feeling that I am battling, I am down to 241 so lost 5 pounds since Monday. I won't argue, but sure would like to feel better about what I am eating and be more in control.

I feel like I have pretty much lost a month in this weight loss game just trying to get back to where I was on the 20th of February when I left for Oregon at 239. Why do I do this to myself?

Monday, March 08, 2010

Can you believe it?

Wow, Oregon was great! Had a wonderful time with family. And it was worth all of the eight pounds I gained in just five days. Can you believe it? Some of that was from all the advil I had to take for my knee from the traveling and mostly from getting in and out of the car constantly.

Nevertheless, I was kinda depressed about it. Went back to eating healthy when we got back and lost four pounds. Then this week hit!

We had 4 birthday celebrations this week! And I managed to gain back another three pounds. Yuck! Now I am really depressed! So much for the 230's. Weighed this morning at 246. Ugh! And not helping my mood any is the fact that it is drizzly and dark outside. Doesn't make me want to jump right up and do something. Besides the fact that my knee and the rest of my joints hurt in this weather. Maybe I'll just go back to bed!