Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weigh-in no. 5 (-1.8)

Time for weigh-in:

Last week:   318.0
This week:   316.2    
Loss of           -1.8 lbs
Total Loss    -10.8 lbs

weigh-in no. 5 (-1.8)

Not as much as the previous two weeks, but in all honesty, I didn't work as hard this past week.  I only exercised 3 times and none of them were as intense as I had been doing.  My excuse is that I'm still waiting to buy new shoes before I take up running again.  :o/

BUT!  I did reach my 10 lb goal 2+ weeks early (it was set for the end of September), so I'm proud of that!  I get to go mark it off my goals list, which will be satisfying.

I have to say I'm a little disappointed in myself, although I know I shouldn't be.  It is a loss and that's good, no matter what the numbers are.  There'll be other weeks where the loss will be even smaller, I'm sure, so I need to keep things in perspective.  -1.8 is an average and healthy loss for a week.  I am not complaining.

Last night I went to Skinnyr and put in my details to have a nifty little graph of my weight loss to help motivate me.  I've posted it on my Progress page so that it will be continually updated.  Today, it looks like this:

Also today my body mass index (BMI) is 49.52 which puts me in the “Morbidly Obese” category.  I knew that.  I don't need a chart to tell me that.

But last week it was 49.89, so I lost .37 on the BMI scale this week as well.  I know the BMI scale isn't completely accurate when you're building muscle mass, etc....but it's another way for me to measure loss and see results, so I'll keep track for now.

As far as eating goes, I was fine most of the week although I have to admit I'm getting a little bored.  Time to try some new recipes again and jazz things up.  I found a recipe for parsnip cakes that I want to try (although not done in butter as the recipe suggests) and I think it's time to break out the falafel mix and some other stuff I've been wanting to do but haven't.  I love Middle Eastern food and Jim made some really yummy beef koftas Monday night that I'll want to do again.  But yesterday was the first day that I really struggled with eating; my appetite was insatiable and I wanted to eat just about everything I could get my hands on so I worked hard to stay out of the kitchen.  I was fairly successful although I don't think I was very productive on anything else.  Oh!  but I did have chocolate yesterday - the first bit in about 4 weeks - and I did ok!  I allowed myself 3 small squares (a line of squares) from a small Milka bar that I brought back from Sarajevo back in August (btw, the fact that there is still chocolate in the house from August is a measure of success in itself).  And I didn't go back for more!  woohoo!!  So the chocolate beast remains tamed for now. 

I think I need to kick everything up a notch again - exercise more, start being strict again about counting my calories (I slacked off this week again on that, although I know I still did ok for the most part), and find some additional motivators.  Now that I've hit my first goal, I should set some new ones:

Former Goal: 30 lbs by the end of the year (which would have put me at 297 by the end of December)
New Goal: Break into the 200s by the first week in November (8 weeks to lose 17 lbs)
New Goal: To have lost a new 30 lbs (from today's weight) by the end of December (which would put me at 286)

I'm also thinking about signing up to do Half of Jess's Drop Dead Gorgeous by December challenge.  I've been watching it and didn't think I needed to do it, but after the struggles I had this week, I think it might be good for me.   If I do it, I'll post my entry here.

Oh, and I wanted to say to everyone - thanks for your support!  This whole process has been so much better having you along with me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jamye,

    I had to cut sugar from my diet a while ago, which meant severe chocolate withdrawal. I found that Natasha's living food ( chocolates satisfied my cravings easily. They are expensive, but they are sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free, so it's essentially guilt-free indulgence. I am so impressed with your process and your willingness to share it!