Wednesday, May 25, 2011

update & low-cal opinions

Yesterday... My expected calories was 555, finished the day at 560. Sweet, right? Had 84 oz. of liquids also - which probably sparked my water PSA... realized I get fooled by "water weight fears" too much, yet I eat fewer real calories when hydrated.

Today... weighed in at 187.2 (down 1.8 from yesterday). Consumed 900 calories even. And took measurements this morning in inches... waist 39 / hip 44 / bust 39. Well... at least it's better than it was...

So my current thing is an easy "under 1000 calories" goal. I'm really liking it. It's not stressful, I generally succeed, and I've had some 600-800 calorie days. It's really manageable. I can eat 200 calories in the morning, an optional 200-300 late afternoon, and up to a 500 dinner, and end up with 1000 max, and very easily less. Also tho it might be too early to say, my metabolism hasn't stalled out yet. And, tho I get that good powerful hunger, it's not so bad that I'm finding myself stuffing crackers in my face at three in the morning. Having a loose 1000 max rule allows major control.

I've also let up on the exercise ideas. I've never been a great athlete. I'm satisfied walking extra during the day and lifting weights...often in bed! I know, that sounds horridly lazy, but... I am! I'm a lazy fatso, so for me, it's perfectly acceptable! :)

So here's the puzzler... I'm coming up on some alone-time (3 days, Sat-Mon). So I want to stretch myself. I've had seven under 1000 days. I don't think I could fast, because it makes me goofy, and I do need to focus. My lowest calorie day was yesterday at 560... I think I'll try for 500 a day max, just for the three days - then return to the 1000. It's weird timing, but seems too good an opportunity to pass up. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

new guidelines/goals & water

Yesterday.... 5/23: 191 lbs, 648 calories, some arm exercises with 10-lb weights.

Today: 189 lbs this morning. At 415 calories so far, and I'm expecting 555 total for today, assuming I don't mess up. I've got a group to go to and there is always loads of tempting finger foods. "Just one?"

My tentative goal for the end of May, which I'm still on track for despite some screw ups is... 186.2 lbs. I know, very...precise. (It's an average 0.4 lb loss per day).

Here's the current guidelines I've set for myself:
- Maintain less than 1000 calories consumed per day.
- Exercise when able. Weights are easy to do.
- Faster loss = more Summer glam
- Write down weights, calories when able.
- Don't be afraid to go to bed hungry.

(**Public Service Announcement**) Now... any of ya'll reading this - the weather is getting warmer, dehydration is no joke. The easiest way to screw up your body (and get found out) is to get sick or faint from dehydration. Water weight doesn't count. Stay equally hydrated day-to-day and drinking won't affect the number on the scale. True weight loss is from fat, not from water.

Stay happy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

long time no write

Ok... so it's been a long time, right?

Lotta ups, lotta downs, in every way imaginable.

In the last couple weeks I've been doing this thing again.

Here's deal (or at least what I have written down):

Day 0- 194 lbs, ? cals, 5 mile walk
Day 1- 878 cals, 2 hrs cleaning
Day 2- 191.4 lbs, 1001 cals
Day 3- 191 lbs, 945 cals
Day 4- 189.8 lbs, 883 cals, 1.5 hrs lite cleaning
Day 5 FAIL- 189.6 lbs, 2688 cals, slept all day NOT hungry...
Round 2:
Day 1 FAIL- 190.6 lbs, 1355 cals
Round 3:
Day 1- today

So the goal is to stay under 1000 calories, if I go like 10 over, that's okay - but any more and I have to start over. I'm good at competing with myself... and I want consecutive wins! So far Round 1, my 4 day streak is my best. Exercise doesn't matter at this point.

This morning I was 191 lbs. So far today I have had...
1 mint coffee with splenda - 10 cals (I count 8 oz. coffee as 5 cals)
1 coffee with splenda and 1/4 c. plain soymilk - 33 cals

So 43 cals at 5pm.

I have had 32 oz. of zero calorie flavored water also.

I'll let ya know how it totals tonight.

(I get online when I can - I often post on some of your blogs as "anonymous" which I don't like doing, but logging on at all, both for my blog and to comment is risky... that's why I don't post as much as I'd like.)