Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 8 Spawn of SoDDDY Challenge: OMG! My Body is Such a Freak! hahaha Where I go Whoosh again the day after eating 500 calories MORE than the week of the Big Fail, and Where My Rings Fly Off In Public Toilets. Who understands this crap?! And one other "Honest Scrap" to Share with you. Plus food /fluid log.

Tanita-San: 238.8

Yeah, don't ask me. I don't get it. I didn't even poop this AM before weighing. I'll probably weigh something freaky again tomorrow or Thursday, ineplicably up and inexplicably down. I suppose it's either my body having a joke on me or it's the old wise perspective: just be consistent and eventually it will budge. 'm guessing it's a bit of both. Heh.

Anyway, that's like 4 pounds less than the Sunday weigh-in I mailed to Allan. And it's FINALLY an overall loss after dithering in the low 240s.

Yesterday's caloric intake was 1729 (caloric limit is 1760 for the challenge). My carbs intake was 215. That's ginormous for someone previously lowing lower-carb.

Don't get it. Got on and off that scale a few times to confirm, cause yes, say it with me: Freaky.

I also report my hands have lost weight (maybe the loss is appendage-related). My rings keep flying off in public bathrooms when I go wash my hands. It's a bit worrisome. I remember the last time I weighed close to this and had my ring fall into a public bathroom's trash when I threw the paper in there. So gross to retrieve it. (I don't wear any rings at home, not even wedding band. Hate having jewelry on when I'm at home.)

Now, another nice thing. Ann who is Living Large No More--and is no longer morbidly obese as of today, so go congratulate her-- handed me the HONEST SCRAP AWARD. Yes, scrap, not crap. Hah.  I made a typo! I guess it's cause I didn't fudge about messing up at the French Bistro or feeling emotionally deflated after eating less and not seeing a happy scale number, etc. So, thanks. No point in having a weight loss blog if I'm gonna fib about the fat/eating/setbacks and only share the good stuff, right? Do not lie--not to self and not to others. It never helps!

I would encourage ALL weight loss bloggers NOT TO BS. If you ate too much, say so. If you are having issues, be honest. It's for your good, not just your readers' good. Sometimes, we learn from the flubs as well as the triumphs.

One more Honest Scrap for today: I wish I could say like some other bloggers have that they have totally turned their tastes and desires around. I have not. If you put a big, gooey, hot uber deluxe pizza in front of me right now, I'd want to dive head-first into it and eat it until my pancreas goes on strike and my guts burst. Yes, I will want to. I still want to take a whole candy bar and sit down and go to town.  I have not had a miraculous change of desires. I want to eat my trigger foods and eat a lot of em.

But I have had some flip switched, and I mentioned it many posts back. I've been able to stay on a plan with pretty damn good consistency in a way I have never been able to in 50 years and change of being on this planet. So, clearly, some sort of epiphany hit.

I hope I can say one day as some bloggers do that my tastes and desires are permanently altered.

I suspect I won't. But I hope I will.

Until then, it's just learning to say no. A lot. A LOT.

And yes sometimes. :D

Happy Tuesday. Let's make it one where we win over the food and inertia!

FOOD LOG: calorie goal: no more than 1760; fluid goal: 135 oz

Breakfast:  (hungry, had a big one!)
3/4 cup egg whites with 1/2 cup broccoli slaw and 2 slices 2% cheese
1/2 multigrain bagel with 1 tbsp organic neufchatel and 1 tbsp St. Dalfour orange marmalade
1 cup fresh papaya with lime juice
2 cups coffee and 8 glasses water
calories: 601
fluids:  80 oz

Vietnamese Rolls (romaine/carrots/celery innards) with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter and 1 teaspoon chili sauce
plus 1/8th cup Florida Avocado (I added it to the roll innards)
1/2 cup water-n-cinnamon-only oatmeal w/Splenda
2 cups water
calories: 201
fluids: 16 oz

calories so far: 802
fluids so far: 96 oz

Lunch: (felt like something Mexican-ey, and I had some raw organic yummies from Glaser Organic Farms, so I made a vegetarian Mexican organic wrap)
1 whole wheat lavash roll-up filled with:
1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup lowfat cheddar, 1/4 cup salsa, 1 tablespoon guacamole, 1 tbsp Fage lowfat Greek yogurt, 1 cup sliced red peppers/Cubanelle peppers
As a treat: 1/2 tbsp peanut butter mixed in a demitasse cup with 2 tsp Nevada Manna sugar-free chocolate chips (like a sugar-free, tastier Reese's cup)
4 glasses water
2 cups decaf

calories: 520
fluids: 48 oz

1 cup Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins cereal
1/2 cup nonfat milk and 1/2 banana sliced
2 glasses water

calories: 244
fluids: 20 oz

Total Calories: 1566
Total Fluids:  164 oz


Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congrats on the loss, Lady! You are doing great and I'm so glad I found your blog. I understand completely about the ring thing. I love rings and wear them every where. I've always felt that my hand were my best feature so I like to adorn them. More than that though, with recent issues in my marriage, I NEED to have my wedding rings there to remind me not to take my husband for granted. They are a size 7 and my left hand ring finger is now a size 4. We can't afford the expense of getting them resized, especially as I might lose a bit more so I have a strip of white duct tape around the back of the ring to keep me from losing them. Remember wrapping yarn around the boyfriend's class ring to make it fit? LOL. Same principle except duct tape is water proof.:)

Princess Dieter said...

Karen, I'm gonna have to do that soon! I don't wanna resize now and then have the expense of resizing LATER. I'd ratehr just wait and have them all done when I'm in maintenance. And I'm gonna make sure to get every scrap...cause gold is insane now. Right? :)

Yarn. How retro-romantic. :D

Gertie said...

congrats on the weight loss! Can't wait for my wedding ring to fall off! ;)

Kelly said...

Please to send some weight loss karma my way. Thnx. :P

I wish I could get my wedding band on! I wore 125 when I got married. 19 and stupid skinny.

You are doing great.

Yum Yucky said...

I wanted to comment on your Pilates post, but it doesn't look like I can. I think you are awesome fantastic and beautiful all wrapped into one! Your Pilates is inspiring! I do Pilates DVDs - haven't made it to a studio yet, but I intend to. And what great form you have! go, girl!

FatAngryBlog said...

Congrats on your loss and on your award!!! :):):)

Ann (-44 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

You deserved the award, Princess ... xx

Karla said...

I have not worn my wedding ring in almost 2 months!! I swung my hands around (thankfully at home) and it went flying across the living room!!! I just need to get it sized!! I really don't have the desire for the pizza and such. I guess this eating healthy thing a ma bob is a working!!! who da thunk it!!! LOL

seriously I don't crave the crap any more!!! (thank you!!!)

you are doing great, your different blogs confused me for a while, I lost you. I am glad you commented so now I added you to my blog roll


Anne H said...

Wow that's such good news!

Kimberly said...

I swear our bodies are on the same clock. We both mess up on Friday and now today we both show a great loss. Congratulations for sticking with it and getting there.

And I do crave stuff but abstaining helps to keep the higher intensity cravings at bay. Although eating heavy, greasy food is just not appealing to be anymore at all.

Tammy said...

Honesty is what makes it's REAL and interesting around here. Congratulations on both your award and your freaky WONDERFUL weight loss. You're doing great if those rings are flying off. Mine are getting looser, starting. A few months ago, there were days when I couldn't wear them because of my fat digits were all swollen.

Yeah, if I can ever look at a pizza and not lick my lips I will be one stunned woman. Don't think it's gonna happen, but I can hope to learn to deal with those reactions better.

Diandra said...

That's great news!

As for "trigger foods" - of course you'll always want them. There's a reason it became "trigger food" in the first place. But I found that, as long as I allow myself some of my trigger food once in a while, I don't feel these strange cravings, and by now I can actually stop once I am satisfied, even if there is still something left (talking about crisps, chocolate, cookies, cake, pizza, ... - you name the crap, I'll love it).