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getmebackto150 - Sunday Jan 25, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 206.8

I'm staying on track and my weight is SLOWLY headed in the right direction... I will take it... For some reason I really did not think today's weight would be down, but it is...  I actually had the scale saying 205.4 and 205.6 a few times, but in the end it settled on 206.8 so I'll err on the side of caution and record that....  I'm really hoping to lose a few more pounds this week between now and Saturday as next weekend is my birthday and we are going out for a nice dinner with family and one of my best friends on Saturday... (its Italian so it will be HARD to keep it low) and then Sunday we are having a superbowl party!!!  The superbowl is always right around m birthday (Birthday is Feb 2nd), I love football, and this year my team, The Patriots!!!  are in the superbowl...  We are having a "pizza and craft beer" themed party!  Should be delicoius, but not too low calorie...   The whole deflategate business is putting a bit of a damper on my superbowl spirit as I'm sure that is all I will hear about from my non Patriots friends, but I believe Bill Belichek and Tom Brady in their stated innocence-Innocent until proven guilty!  But at this point, I think they will always be considered guilty in the court of public opinion... Oh well,

Today's plan is a little grocery shopping, going to the gym for some cardio and back and shoulders, a little cleaning, and some relaxing... I'm reading a good book, so I'm hoping to finish it today...   I think we are going out to lunch, but it will be somewhere healthy like the whole foods food bar or something like that...

Any chipotle fans???  If so, if you go tomorrow and order any sofritas (their delicuios tofu and braised chilis) entree, keep your receipt, you can go back any time in the next 2 months and get any free item (with any type of meat) as a vegetarian who loves their sofritas, I'm definitley going tomorrrow!  I love to get their salad with lettuce, sofritas, all the salsas, a tiny bit of cheese and sour cream, and guacamole... Its delicoius, filling, and onlhy about 500 calories... When I'm not watching my carbs I get beans and brown rice too... Delicious!!

 

Have a great Sunday everyone :)

Progress as of today: 11.2 lbs lost so far, only 26.8 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/25/2015:
Sounds like some fun things planned. If I am "stuck" with italian in a restaurant, I would guess spaghetti with marinara (no meat) and avoid the cheese and olive oil. And the bread, of course. You can always order a salad with vinegar and oil on the side, and use as much or little as you like. I have found many challenges in dining out, and most can be overcome without too much trouble. Not all...case in point, see my post for what happened yesterday! good luck, you are doing great. Slow and steady wins the race, right? lol. Have a good day!


puddles on 01/25/2015:
Your doing good girl. You are moving in the right direction everything counts. I have a problem with the eating out also because the option are so great that it make my head spin and even thinking I could possibly have anything that is on the menu when deep down I know I should not. You will make the right choice and if not just put it behind you and get back on the wagon. Have a great evening out.


thinnside40 on 01/25/2015:
WhoopWhoop! Good job on the pound.


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getmebackto150 - Friday Jan 23, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 207.8

 Weight continues to slowly inch down... I keep wanting to see it go quicker, but I keep reminding myself, slow and steady wins the race...

Yesterday I did 50 minutes of various cardio including a run, star climber, and incline treadmill walking... Ended with good calories.  I did have an evening snack, but it was celery with whipped cream cheese and season salt instead of toast in peanut butter....

Today's plan is working a short day!!!  Then the gym for back, arms, and a bit of cardio... I'm REALLY missing swimming... off of my other cardio is so legs intensive that my legs are begging for a break... I'm definitely doing a swim for my workout Wednesday, the first day I'm allowed back in the pool!!!!!

Have a great day everyone, and happy Friday!!

Progress as of today: 10.2 lbs lost so far, only 27.8 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/23/2015:
Sounds like you are doing well, enjoy the short day.


puddles on 01/23/2015:
Wishing you a great day.


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getmebackto150 - Thursday Jan 22, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.0

Yesterday I ended right about at 1700 calories with over 25% of my calories from protein (this is my daily goal!)  For exercise I did 30 minutes of an intense spinning class (instructor was late after getting stuck in traffic jam) and lifted shoulders and chest...  While I'm happy with my overall calories and protein level, its the second night in a row I ended with some toast and peanut butter as a snack around 8:00 or 8:30...  I don't want to get in the habit of snacking on something with carbs at that time, so tonight I WILL not end with that snack (hopefully no snack!)  I'm only officially weighing myself every other day, so tomorrow is a weigh in day...

Today's exercise plan is all cardio... I THINK I'm going to do run 1 mile on treadmill, 20 minutes on elliptical and then 20 minutes uphill walking on the treadmill but we shall see... I'm SO missing swimming... After my procedures I'm not allowed to swim for 2 weeks for risk of infection so I'm counting down the days until next Wednesday!!!!

 

Have a great day everyone:) 

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 28 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/22/2015:
I totally understand how easy it is to fall into a new habit of a snack at a certain time. Keep working at it. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 01/22/2015:
I don't think that's a terrible snack but I understand not wanting to make a habit out of it. What a great exercise plan for today, enjoy!


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getmebackto150 - Wednesday Jan 21, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.0

 Today's weight inched down from Monday's weight.  With my bit of indiscretion on Monday night I'll take it... Yesterday I was STARVING all day long... Ended the day around 2050 calories which was ok with my extra earned calories from  my 45 minutes on the eliptical....

Today's plan is to focus a little more on protein and to get in a great workout... A spinning class and lifting chest and shoulders is on tap...  Have a great day everyone :)

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 28 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/21/2015:
Good job. Keep at it. Have a great day.


thinnside40 on 01/21/2015:
Good job!


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getmebackto150 - Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.4

My weight checked in about a pound under posted weight today, but yesterday I succumbed to the temptation of wine, so I'm not counting it as I may have been a wee bit dehydrated this morning...   I had a super frustrating day yesterday-it was just one thing after another and hubby and I ended up at the mall to get a new cell phone for him... We both gave into the temptation of PF chang's happy hour... I kept my food super healthy.... We split the vegetarian lettuce wraps with no rice sticks, and we split a large side of spicy green beans, but we each had 2 glasses of wine... Then when we got home, I proceeded to have 3! more glasses of wine... YIKES!  We also made a travel bucketlist/plan for the next 10 years!!  I am quite pleased with myself that I kept my eating under control-which I NEVER do with alcohol and just had about 2 oz of cheese and a high protein granola bar... All told including the wine, I think my calories were about 2300-2400... Certainly not a weight loss day, but also should not take away from my progress for more than a day or 2...  I will weigh in tomorrow and record whatever the actual weight is...

I had my IVF transfer yesterday and it went well, but we got WAAAAY less embryos than we were expecting... Given that this was our last fresh IVF cycle, that was a bit of a blow... But, in other cycles I've gotten more embryos, had to undergo many, many transfers, and it has not gotten me anywhere, so I've made peace with it... At least this whole process will be over either way in about 6 months... (I know, I know about the drinking after transfer, but at this point on my 10th transfer, I've learned that you just have to live your life during the dreaded 2ww... Should I have had 5 glasses of wine last night, absolutely not, but even my IVF nurses at this point tell me that a few drinks during the 2ww does not hurt anything... Any other woman would not even be testing for pregnancy or getting a positive pregnancy test at this point).  (And now I won't drink again until I know I'm not pregnant).

All of that said, the name of the game today is all about a calorie deficit to make up for yesterday... I'm not supposed to do any high impact exercise for the next week and I'm not allowed to swim for the next week, so my plan is lots of lowish impact cardio today... Likely 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes of uphill walking on the treadmill...

 

Have a great day everyone!!

Today's eats

B:  2 hardboiled eggs (160) 2 lite toast (70) american cheese (70) coffee w/ almond milk (25) 325

L:  Annie Chun Udon noodle soup 240

S:  Greek yogurt, cheese stick, high protein granola bar, blueberries 350ish

D:  TBD

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 28.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/20/2015:
Wishing a great day.


Umpqua on 01/20/2015:
Sometimes we have to let loose and you've been under tremendous amounts of stress. I think it's great you were able to keep your eating in check with drinking wine, it can definitely make me munchy. I hope the next couple of weeks are as peaceful for you as possible!


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getmebackto150 - Sunday Jan 18, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 208.4

Just popping in to update my weight, finally heading back in the right direction!  And also to say I'm having a nice, HEALTHY weekend!!!  Hope you all are too!!!

Progress as of today: 9.6 lbs lost so far, only 28.4 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/18/2015:
Hooray for health and weight loss. Have a great weekend!


thinnside40 on 01/18/2015:
Yay!


puddles on 01/18/2015:
Congrats and healthy weekend is great.


Umpqua on 01/19/2015:
Yeah for a loss, woo hop!


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getmebackto150 - Friday Jan 16, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 210.2

 Had my minor surgical procedure on Wednesday and it went great...  I was able to work out yesterday- 1.5 mile run and lifted shoulders.  I can feel my stomach bloat going down a bit and my weight is heading back in the right direction already...  Today's plan is a zumba class after work and more healthy eating!  Will update my food later...

Progress as of today: 7.8 lbs lost so far, only 30.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/16/2015:
I'm glad your procedure went well and that's awesome that the scale is moving for you again. I hope you enjoy your day!


thinnside40 on 01/16/2015:
Happy your procedure went as you wanted. When you started Zumba, did you take a beginner class or jus jump in and start? Curious as I tried it and wasn't a good experience.


puddles on 01/16/2015:
Glad to hear all went well wishing you a great day.


thinkpositive on 01/16/2015:
Great that you're going in the right direction.



getmebackto150 - Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 211.4

So frustrating to be eating right, exercising, and seeing the scale stable or trending up... I know its the medicine, but still demoralizing... Keep telling myself that in a week or two if I keep this up and don't get frustrated, when I come off my meds, I will see a big drop!  Today I am doing a spinning class followed by a plyometrics class... My goal is to go all out so I'm grateful for my day off tomorrow and possibly Thursday... I will update later with my food for the day.  Have a good one everyone :) 

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 31.4 lbs to go!

museumgirl on 01/13/2015:
I know it is frustrating, but loss will come eventually. I kept myself going through those times by reminding myself that, even if I wasn't losing, i was probably getting healthier with the better eating. Have good day :)


Umpqua on 01/13/2015:
Plyometrics and spinning are serious business so try not to get frustrated. You're doing everything right and I'm sure you will see a serious drop when you're off the meds. Keep up the great work!


skinnygrlwithin on 01/13/2015:
I definitely know how frustrating it is... maybe you should stop looking at the scale and just keep doing what you're doing. That way you won't get so frustrated and you can just try and focus on all the positive changes you're making. Remember, it's not about the weight, it's about getting healthy and that just takes time. You can do this... plus... do you really want to have to pay for dinner in 3 months? Cause if I'm not paying Nate and I are going all out!! :)

getmebackto150 on 01/13/2015:
I'm not giving up or changing my habits because of the scale, don't you worry :) Its just frustrating and demoralizing!! Here is hoping my body cooperates once I stop my meds!


puddles on 01/13/2015:
Don't put too much emphasis on the scale. I had a almost 5 week stand still and the in one week I dropped 5 pounds. Just keep doing the right thing and it will all work out in the end. Have a great day.


thinkpositive on 01/13/2015:
Understand why you would be frustrated. Good job sticking with it.



getmebackto150 - Monday Jan 12, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 211.4

 My weight is up 2# from my low last week, but... I am on some heavy duty medicines that are causing lots of internal swelling, bloating, and water retention, so I'm trying hard to remember that and remember that once I go off of these meds, I will likely lose about 2-5 pounds quickly.  I had a good weekend with workouts Friday and Saturday-yesterday was my day off, it was glorious!  It was my first full day off from the gym since New Years Eve!  I plan to get good workouts in today and tomorrow as I'm having minor surgery Wednesday and definitley won't be able to workout Wednesday and Thursday is iffy...  My goal through these medicines and medical issues this week is to maintain.  If I stay below 212 I will consider it a win.  Keeping my nutritionals in check is very key!   

I used my spiralizer yesterday and made a delicous tofu scampi with zucchini noodles... It was amazing and so very filling!

B:  Fiber one protein bar (150) 2 slices sara lee light bread (90) american cheese (70) egg (70) Coffee w/ almond milk (40) 420

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 31.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/12/2015:
Good luck with your surgery. Take care of yourself and have a great day.


museumgirl on 01/12/2015:
God luck, you have been very consistent so far. :) good luck with the surgery.


SkinInTheGame on 01/12/2015:
I love your name! That's awesome!!


thinnside40 on 01/12/2015:
Best wishes for the surgery and good attitude.



getmebackto150 - Thursday Jan 08, 2015
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 209.4

 Lots of good days in a row lately.  I'm feeling less urge to binge or have junk food than I ever remember... Not sure if I'm just more motiviated this time around, or if my focus on decreasing carbs and increasing protein is helping with my satiety.  Whatever it is I will take it!

 

Yesterday I ended up around 1950 calories and burned about 700 with exercise!  I did 50 laps swimming at the gym and then did a aqua zumba class... Aqua zumba is not the most intense workout ever, but it is super fun!!!

Today's plan is more healthy eating, and another workout at the gym.  Today's tentative plan is to lift chest, shoulders and abs and I want to run a mile and a half...

B:  greek yogurt (100) weight watchers cheese stick (50) coffee and almond milk (25)

L:  Vegan West African Peanut Soup 427

S:  2 slices lite toast (90) 2 hard boiled eggs (140) 1 slice american cheese (70) 300

S:  possibly a nature valley coconut almond protein bar at 190

D:  TBD-no idea at this point...

Total so far: 1103

Goal: <2000

Exercise:

Progress as of today: 8.6 lbs lost so far, only 29.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/08/2015:
Your doing good keep it up and have a great day.


Umpqua on 01/08/2015:
Excellent work! Less carbs and more protein is always a good approach for me and helps me to feel satisfied. That peanut soup sounds yummy!


thinkpositive on 01/08/2015:
Feels good to be in control. Good job!


museumgirl on 01/09/2015:
hmm I'll have to look into that soup, sounds interesting. You are very motivated, you'll do great. Have a good day.



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