Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grrr and double Grrr

I am getting frustrated with not losing the weight!  Yesterday at 179 and today at 177.  I did  walk last night with NO running as my knee feels like it could snap in two!  I am hopeful I can reach an all time low by the end of the week.  I am still  in size 12.  I have been eating mostly salads all week.  My garden is in and I have been picking lettuce regularly.   I am having lots of food cravings right now!  Especially for salty foods. I even went out to  a mexican restaurant. had NO chips and had a salad in place of re fried beans! I have been allowing myself to have some phase two snacks ( peanut butter cups and a cinnamon thing)  They help curb my cravings.  maybe I will have better news at the end of the week.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's been a while

Since I last checked in.  I am still on the diet although I felt it was losing it's effectiveness.  I see to have been getting stuck between 175 and 177 so I decided to take a binge day and start it all over again.  I did this two days ago.  Still at 177.  And I did  enjoy the  2 lindt chocolates I had!  I did not seem to enjoy the other stuff I had.  Seemed like I was just eating for the sake of eating I guess.  I think my attitude on how to eat has definitely changed!   I am walking still, however my knee has been giving me great pains.  No more running I guess. Hopefully I will see 173 again by mid week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New all time low

Hooray. I am a pound lighter than last night!  So my weight is now 174...Oh I hope I can keep it there or below!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Today I was craving some chips in a big way!  The one downfall of this diet is that there is not a lot of ready made food to snack on.  You have to make everything from scratch!  Thank goodness for the Atkins bars!  They are a quick snack that fills me up!  A nice surprise though.. I am at my lowest weight when I weighed myself tonight!  Hmm does this mean I will be at an all time low in the morning?  We will see!
 I have also been walking with a little bit of running!

Size 12 shorts!

This is a personal victory for me!  I have been battling size 14 most of my adult life!  I treated myself again to a couple of outfits that did include size 12 capris.  And no they do not feel like they are going to cut off my circulation.  But I tell you what they do.. These size 12 capris and shorts make me realize I still have a ways to go!  before I was wearing roomy pants that I needed to pull up now and then.  Now my tummy is right with the pants.  Not feeling so slim anymore!
I have been walking more in the evenings.  Even taken to running ( just a bit).  Nothing make you feel more out of shape than running!  But at least I am doing it!

I am also considering another binge day.  My weight has been going back and forth between 175 to 179.  Think my body is getting used to meat cheese and veggies.  When I think about what I would like to eat, nothing inspires me much. Which is weird, because I love food!  Maybe I will feel different tomorrow..

Monday, May 30, 2011

Darn that Movie Popcorn!

So I slipped a little yesterday.. Darn that movie pop corn!  I didn't have a lot.. just a couple handfuls of my son's popcorn.  Yesterday the scale saw 175.. today back up to 176.. ( I love that! back UP to 176.... :) )  Any way I am not stressing about that pound as I know some bloating is contributing to that !  I have done well with my diet so far..I have been able to curb MOST cravings. ( Darn that movie Popcorn!)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walking like big bird...

I woke up to 177 today!  I even felt like I felt lighter stepping up on the scales.   This week I received the pair of Skecher Tone Up sandals I ordered last week. ( kind of a reward for losing 12 pounds...)  Anyway I was excited to get them and decided to wear them to my graduate course last night.  The soles on these shoes are thick and you really have to pick up your feet when you walk. I felt very self conscious about the way I was walking.  These shoes really do retrain your walking.  I felt like I was walking like Big Bird.  I am surprised no one asked me how to get to Sesame Street!