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
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
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
fluids: 48 oz
1 cup Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins cereal
1/2 cup nonfat milk and 1/2 banana sliced
2 glasses water
fluids: 20 oz
Total Calories: 1566
Total Fluids: 164 oz