Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 9

Good news to report. Down 3 lbs. from last week to 237. No idea why though. I'm still not on track. I need to get focused!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Goals for March

It's time to get re-focused on losing weight. I'm putting off dealing with some of the clothes issues, like cleaning out my closet, until I get things back under control with my diet. So here's what's up for the month:

  1. Lose 8 pounds, getting to 232.
  2. Write the "Dear Me" letter outlined in the Structure House plan.
  3. Read through the Structure House book again.
  4. 30 minutes on the exercise bike every day.

Weight Loss: End of Week 8

Ugh! I hate to even post this. I put two pounds back on. Shouldn't be surprised as I've been very lazy, not exercising and not watching what I eat. So I end February only one pound lighter than I started. Let's just wipe this month away and start fresh for March.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 7

No change from last Sunday's weigh-in--still at 238. I had a cold this week and even though I didn't eat a lot, I did indulge in a lot of prepped foods and comfort foods so it should be no surprise that I didn't lose more. I also felt too crappy to move much. I'm giving myself one more day to be lazy and slow, then tomorrow it's back to it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

BMI Progress

Just out of curiosity, I ran new calculations today on my BMI. When I started this blog and my weight loss journey on Jan. 1, my BMI was 42.9. Using today's weight of 237, my BMI has gone down to 40.7, a reduction of more than two points. I'm still a looooong way from a healthy BMI of 24.9 or less, and almost 11 points away from getting out of the "obese" category, but at least there's progress!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 6

I'm shocked! Another two pounds gone! And I still haven't really gotten my act together again to eat the way I should and get as much exercise as I should. But obviously, something is working. I'm at 238 now. Five more pounds to reach my goal for the month! Yeah!

Monday, February 9, 2009

First Rewards!

Yesterday I went shopping for my reward to mark my first 10-lb. loss. I checked out a new jewelry store in town that I'd noticed advertising great prices on handmade earrings and other jewelry. I found these two pairs for just $11.

This photo doesn't really do them justice. The ones on the left have really beautiful blue stones and the ones on the right have hand-blown black-and-white glass beads. It's been ages since I treated myself to any new jewelry so I'm very pleased with these.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 5

I did nothing to deserve it, but nevertheless I lost another pound this week. I'm down to 240 and have officially earned my first reward! My waist measurement is sticking at 46". I guess I'm going to have to get moving in order to get that to budge.

I feel a bit more motivated now, so maybe I can get back on track and get going on losing those additional 7 pounds to meet my February goal.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 4

Well, the official weigh-in this morning was the same as yesterday's unofficial one. I'm at 241, down 9 pounds from when I started 4 weeks ago. So I've fallen one pound short of my January goal, but I still have to be pleased with the 9-pound loss. This is a good start.

As for my other January goals, results were mixed. I've fallen off the exercising bandwagon in the last couple weeks--need to get back on track with that without delay! And I didn't get into cleaning out my closet and taking inventory at all. I did sort through all my jewelry last night, weed out a few things to give away, toss some broken things, and polish up some other things before putting it back neatly in my jewelry box and on my earring rack. So at least that's some progress.

My goals for February are as follows:

  1. Lose 8 pounds, bringing me to 233.
  2. Once again, 30 minutes a day of exercise!
  3. Clean out my closet.
  4. Whiten my teeth.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

We Have Winners!

The two winners of the Avenue Sweater Giveaway are Natalija and Cherry Pal. I've notified both via e-mail and will send out the sweaters as soon as I receive their mailing addresses.

Thanks to all who left comments to enter the giveaway. I hope you'll continue to visit!

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The Unpredictability of Losing Weight

Losing weight is an interesting thing (read: frustrating, maddening, unreliable). For three weeks I stayed on track, being ever so careful to keep my calorie count between 1200 and 1300 per day. For two of those three weeks, I lost weight. The third week, not at all. Then this past week--I went a little crazy. I've eaten pepperoni pizza (a lot of it), fast-food burritos, chocolate, a milkshake even! I didn't exercise at all. wAnd when this morning I did an unofficial weigh-in, I was stunned to see that I was down another two pounds. How is that possible????

OK, so now I have to get a grip. I am one pound away from meeting my January goal and I've got one more day to do it in. So the plan for today is to go back to 1200 calories, do two 30-minute sessions on the exercise bike, and drink lots of water. I'm not sure that will be enough to kill that pound, but it's the best (reasonable) way to go.

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Last Chance to Enter Sweater Giveaway

Today is your last chance to enter (or enter again) the Avenue Sweater Giveaway. I'll be picking the two random winners tonight at 11:00 pm PST. Contest rules are here.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weight Loss: End of Week 3

Well, the word for the day is "zero." I didn't lose anything this week and I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. Although I stayed on the food plan most of the week, I did go off of it on Tuesday and for dinners on Friday and Saturday. I also exercised only about two days this week. Lazy, lazy, lazy! I've only got one more week to get to my 10-lb. goal for the week so I better crank it up this week and get it right!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Don't Miss Out on the Giveaway!

The Great Avenue Sweater Giveaway is still going on. You have until January 31 to enter. Don't miss out!

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