Feb 21 Update, Patterns emerging?
210.2 I also forgot to mention that I have lost 12 inches total. Yay. I did a tiny bit of exercise yesterday ( like 10 min-before baby woke back up). I want to start training for a 5k again. So I will need to plug the treadmill back in. Food Routine right now:
Drink coffee (black) -am
eat [U]brunch[/U] between 1-2:30
usually eggs and bacon with veggies
Eat [U]dinner[/U] between 6-7:30
[U]Snacks[/U] can be 3-4 oz nuts (mixed) or carrots. I have been trying to avoid nuts and dairy as they seem to make me itchier. Also super processed meats I am worried about too, got rid of alot of cupboard stuff the other day when I saw how much had MSG in it.
I went back and noticed the days I lost alot of weight( like a pound every day) I had my bacon and eggs followed by a good salad with chicken, avocado, olives, and tomatoes with a little bit of olive oil and vinegar. Aslo, I need to write down what I am eating more. its harder to see patterns if I am not writing everything down. I am not sure I am getting enough fats on the days I don't lose weight...Will make sure to get a good amount of fat today and see what the scale says tomorrow.
Lady Blues, cheating, and revelations
broke the mini plateau--> 207.2
I had a bad week, starting when You-know-what came to visit. I have noticed when my hormones go bonkers, I look to food for the emotional support. When I feel inadequate, I can eat something sweet or salty and distract myself for the moment, in the tasty treat. Right now, I am trying and having some small success in using carrots when I get hit with the munchies (I keep whole organic ones in the fridge so I have to peel them, I cant just blindly indulge).
I started by cheating a little and when the weight went WAY up (211) I hit bottom and cheated again. It didn't help I had bought 2 of the new Uber LaraBars to "try". My husband is doing really well with occassional cheat meals ( grilled KFC, mcD's, etc--funny we tried Chinese the one day, and his usual order ( sweet and sour chicken with shrimp fried rice) totally tore him up). As long as I watch my calories, it doesn't slow me too much ( as long as I could stick to less then a serving of my chocolate). My problem is I have a hard time staying away from those things after I give in once. Also, nuts are still really hard for me to regulate. I think I would rather just have some frozen or fresh berries and cream. Again, I am thinking that its the refined sugars that really hate me. Dairy isn't so bad, probably because of the fat content. Best option? Don't buy it when it will make you feel bad for eating it. Also, I find the munchies kick in bad for me at night after 11:30p, so I don't stay up that late anymore.
I tried some primal exercises last night. Some squats some kettlebell swings, planks, and push ups. Then I did some light jogging around the house. I am sore!
I bought some new jeans and shoes. I was feeling pretty crappie when I was trying on clothes. I have lost 24 pounds and ~18 inches total, but its not enough to really make my shape different. I can squeeze into my size 14's but its not a good fit. My arms are still too flabby for most size jackets too. BUT! I feel better and I know it will take a little while for my body to lose the weight. I figure I had better start exercising more (hence yesterdays workout). I think I will change my attitude about exercise. If I don't like the way I look, then I can do 2 positive things.
1. Make sure I eat right
2. Move around more
I also am realizing that the first time through I really skimmed Mark's book, so I am rereading it, so I can answer questions about Why and How better. Anywho, Bedtime!!