- Monday Mar 15, 2004
Well, I'm continuing to maintain my weight...so that's good! I feel much better, too, now that I track all my calories and have at least an estimate of how many calories my body needs.
I guess I don't have much else to say...I have to do some baking every night for the next 3 nights, so I'm needing an extra dose of self-control!
- Friday Mar 12, 2004
I've noticed that my weight is usually up at the beginning of the week and down near the end of the week. That's not an excuse to eat more on weekends, but often that happens. And then when the weight goes up, the whole process of "watching what I eat" starts all over again on Monday. It's a never-ending cycle!
Anyway, I do feel better than I have in a long time. Although I had a sweet treat at lunch, I have really cut back compared to what I used to eat. And I don't think I'm craving sweets as much as I used to. Instead, I find myself craving protein. Here in Asia, they have great hard-boiled egg snacks that are marinated in soy sauce. I love them! I skip the yolks and just eat the egg whites...yum! Of course, they're probably high in salt, but they're a great low-cal snack!
- Tuesday Mar 09, 2004
My weight continues to rise...hmmm...I'm not quite sure why, but I do know that I'm eating about 2000 calories a day. That's probably too many, even if I do have a vigorous workout. My worst eating time is at night. I just love to snack, and I can easily consume 500 calories of "low-fat foods" in a short time.
I've lost some discipline over the last couple of weeks, so it's back to regulated nightly snacks! 200 calories or less...and HEALTHY stuff.
- Monday Mar 08, 2004
Well, the new digital scale shows more fluctuation than I was hoping for! I was 2.5 pounds heavier today than I was on Saturday, and I KNOW that I didn't gain that much weight. But I haven't been eating as well as I should have, so it's a little wake-up call to me.
I read today that there are an average of 12 teaspoons of sugar in a can of soda...yikes! That's a lot. I don't drink regular soda, but I do enjoy eating sweets, so I suppose I'm consuming just as much sugar when I eat things like carmel syrup or frosting. Just because I'm not drinking sugar, I think that I'm "okay." Nope! Sugar is still sugar, and I'm more and more convinced that it's evil! :) Seriously, though, I often feel like I'm addicted to the stuff...so I know it's good when I avoid it completely.
- Monday Mar 08, 2004
I bought a new digital scale. First time I've had one of those. This morning I weighed myself three times (in three minutes) and the number was different each time. (example- 116, 117, 116.5) Okaaaay...now, I know the scale is accurate, because it measured up against the doctor's scale and I also weighed my dumbbells on it...but I'm still confused as to how it can fluctuate so much. Out of curiosity, I weighed myself before and after lunch. It was a 2 pound difference.
Is this normal? I've also noticed up to a 6-pound difference between morning and night weigh-ins. Man, that's a lot of extra water and food weight! Maybe I retain water very easily.
Anyway, I know that I shouldn't weigh myself so much, but I just find it unbelievable that I can weigh a total of 6 pounds more at night than when I wake up in the morning. Where does all that weight go during the night?
- Friday Mar 05, 2004
I have officially lost weight! Only a couple of pounds, but I'm excited about it! My clothes fit better now. They don't feel as tight. I'm still writing down everything I eat, and even though I still eat between 1600-1900 calories, my exercise has helped me keep my weight from going up. So that's an encouragement to me.
Meanwhile...I'm still trying to bake less. I love to bake, and I love to encourage others with my treats, especially in this country! But baking is my biggest downfall, and sometimes I set myself up for "failure." So I need to be careful.
- Tuesday Mar 02, 2004
I'm buying a real scale tonight. Every scale around here is off. So I'm just going to break down and spend the money to buy a new scale.
On another note...I've been cutting back on the sugar and I really like how much better I feel! I have to do some baking tonight, but it's not for me, so I hope I can exercise good self-control. I WILL exercise good self-control.
Guess that's all here...I'm glad for the progress I've made over the year.
- Saturday Feb 28, 2004
I got the stomach flu yesterday...for the first time! I have never thrown up before due to stomach flu. Now I know how awful it is! I could barely eat a thing all day, and I'm still feeling weak today. It's been a totally new experience not to want food...a bit strange, but a nice feeling at the same time. Usually I spend so much time thinking about food that it was nice just to ignore it for awhile.
But I don't like feeling crummy. Yuck.
- Wednesday Feb 25, 2004
I wish I knew how many calories my body REALLY needs. I try to follow those charts, but everything is so subjective...and my exercise is pretty intense, so I tend to eat more. Do I need it? I'm not sure. I am trying to really cut back on nightly snacks. I think that I need them, but I really don't. I want to just eat when I'm hungry, not because I just want to eat.
Party #2 is tonight. A surprise birthday party for my hubby. I've made most of the food and tried to keep it simple...I don't want lots of tempting leftovers!
- Sunday Feb 22, 2004
I know I'm always whining about scales, but why can't they be consistent? I went to the doctor last week and weighed myself...on two scales. Both of them said that same thing. When I came back to work and weighed myself, I was exactly 2.2 pounds (1 kg) lighter. This whole time, I've been using the scales at work and assuming that I weighed less than I do. But my scale at home doesn't help, either.
Ugh. I guess I just don't care. Nothing is totally accurate...but I do wish I knew whether I was 118 or 120. For some reason, I don't like the number 120.
This is going to be a rough week...I have a baby shower, a birthday party, a potluck, and a bake sale! (And guess who is in charge of the bake sale? Yup!) So, for a sugar-addict like me, I really, really have to be careful. I've worked so hard the past 4 weeks to keep my sugar intake low, and I could easily consume excess calories this week.
Anyway...I'll keep you posted and continue to log my calories.