Thursday, June 28, 2012

EDIT: Here's to Good News!

Doing pushups with my niece!
Finally, a losing week!  It felt really good to see a lower number on the scale this morning- especially after a weekend of debauchery down at OU- doing even a partial shuffle during Ohio Brew Week is rough.  Even splitting beers and not going to anywhere close to all the bars... It's rough.  That being said, we walked a lot.  And it was about 90º the whole time, so I got in a pretty good workout, even though my calorie intake was through the roof.  We had a really good time though, and all that splitting made TallBoy and I realize that during vacation- we're planning on splitting most of our meals!  What a great idea- save money and calories- no one needs to eat a full sized restaurant meal anyways.  Portion control at it's finest.  Plus we'll be walking a TON in DC, (not to mention it'll be about 1000º and 98% humidity) so hopefully I won't have a drastic gain over vacation.  But that's next month.  Lets talk about how I did this week:

This week: -.2 lbs (my -2.2 was way off)
This year: -2.6 lbs
Total: -12.2 lbs

Not quite where I wanted to be this year, but I'm okay with it.

On a totally unrelated note- it's my niece's birthday today!  She's two years old, and loves doggies and her Aunt Heather.  Yay birthdays!

Editor's Note, June 29, 2012- I weighed in on Thursday, June 28th, and was totally surprised by the number on the scale.  I know that sometimes and extra two pounds in either direction happens, and I usually know to treat it as an outlier and don't record it... especially in a blog post.  But I caved.  I was so excited.  Then, I weighed myself this morning, and while I was still a smidge below last week, it was no 2.2 lbs.  So, in an effort to keep myself honest, here's what really happened.  I lost .2 lbs.  It's something.   A little something, but it's fine.  It's not up, so I'm happy with that.  Here's to a successful weekend!

Friday, June 22, 2012

This Month Is A Problem.

There's no easy way to say it.  And I certainly did NOT want to blog about this.  But I feel like I have to, I need to be accountable or it will just continue.  Weigh-in's have gone from bad to worse.  I didn't blog last week due to my gain, and I wasn't going to again this week... but I have to.  I've gained another 1.8 lbs in the past two weeks.  That means in the past month, I've gained back 4 lbs.  It's incredibly depressing, frustrating, and totally my fault.  I've been exercising less and eating more.  It's exactly the right way to gain weight.  I've said this many times before, and I'll say it again, but I have so much trouble keeping myself on the right track in the summer.  It's so frustrating, because I KNOW this.  I've known it for years, and yet every summer I gain weight.  It happened last summer, the year before, and probably every other year of my life.  I can't seem to break the summer cycle.  So many events and trips planned- even when I plan on eating healthy, it seems to go out the window.  We're out of town every other weekend, which means just one more class I can't go to on Saturday morning.

I even purchased weights/weight bench, etc, and I haven't really even used it yet.  I need to get back on the wagon, and soon.

This week: +1.8 lbs
This year: -2.4 lbs
Total: -12.0 lbs

Friday, June 8, 2012


Buster's all "Mom, put down that donut!"
See how I've been doing my weigh-in's on Fridays lately?  It's because I'm trying desperately to not log my Thursday weights, because they've been too high.  I gained again this week and I know exactly why- my gym time has dropped lately and my food intake has gone up.  It's not really a surprise that I've logged gains the past two weeks, but it is disappointing.  Weekends tend to be really tough for me, especially during the summer.  I wish I could condition my brain into thinking that margaritas and guacamole DON'T taste awesome when you eat them on a patio.

I'll be hitting my Saturday groove class for the first time in like a month tomorrow- summer is so hard to squeeze in weekend workouts.  I'm pretty sure TallBoy and I have almost every weekend planned through the end of September.  I just gotta be better during the week- I've really been slacking in that department.  I did take a TRX class yesterday for the first time- HOLY COW it was so hard.  I'd love to continue taking those classes... but they're an extra $15 each, which is like half of my monthly gym membership alone.  I might try to start taking more weight classes soon.

I know all the tips/tricks to get through parties, etc- I'm just not actually applying them.  Here's hoping I can will power my way through this weekend.

This week: +.4 lbs
This year: -4.2 lbs
Total: -13.8 lbs

Friday, June 1, 2012

Zero Sum

That black plastic on my jeans?  My new FitBit!
Ugh, weigh-in.  I gained back what I lost last week, hence the title of this post.  However, I did receive a few new gadgets yesterday that should help me to work on my goals, and get me closer to it.  I've only been wearing my FitBit for less than a day now, but I'm really excited about it.  I slept with it on last night, and it told me this morning that I slept with 96% efficiency.  Whatever that means.  I didn't need a tiny gadget to tell me I'm good at sleeping- I already knew I was awesome at it.  Nice to have data to back that up I guess?  I haven't gotten a chance to break-in my HRM yet for anything other than fancy watch purposes, but I plan on using it this weekend.  Wahoo! 

This week: +1.2 lbs
This year: -4.6 lbs
Total: -14.2 lbs