Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 14 of Phase 4 Challenge: Where I can FINALLY FRICKEN Report a Loss to A, and the same top last May versus Yesterday, for my 51st Birthday, Foodwise....


I set the alarm so I could meet the challenge deadline for the weigh-in. And, while the last two weeks I had to send "235" (rounded down, then up), I hovered in the 234.2 to 234.6 range pretty much since the challenge started. TWELVE days of non-movement despite meeting caloric goals weekly and doing my exercises and drinking my water.

Friday, I started the plan my registered dietitian gave me. In 2 days, down to 232.6, roughly two pounds. So, I'm happy I can report a lower number at last to the Fearless Challenge Leader.

Hubby said he'd walk with me again today, so I'm happy. :D  Plumber to come again today, cause apparently some dark star has fallen on our laundry room. I have NOT been able to do laundry for a week cause of it, hence the dorkyish outfit I used for walking yesterday instead of my sleeker, all black, nice n snug Danskin wear. It is to be hope that today, yes, today, I can have clean workout clothes and can do my preferred sheets and towels instead of the second stringers.

Well, it ended up being useful. Not just cause I sometimes really have crappy taste in clothes (I sometimes just grab what looks comfy and longer than belly-length and go with it), but cause I wore a shirt I haven't worn in months and months and can compare some:

May 2010 267 lbs

Jan 15 2011 233 lbs
Jan 2011 233 lbs

This top is pretty stretchy. Back last May, it fit snugly in the tummy/hips and I had more bosom, clearly, stretching it out.  In the bottom pic, you can see the shirt has "folds" showing it's not snug anymore. My thighs have made a lot of loss progress, and I wish my belly would make BETTER progress. It was hard to walk last May. Reducing the bulk even 34 pounds makes walking so much easier! Hair's longer and face is thinner, too. I take lousy pics...but I hope you can tell there is improvement. And the FEELING of improvement is radical (I cannot tell you how much more comfy I am in my body. I can cross my legs!!!! I missed that.) Now, I sit cross-legged on the couch with ease, and back then, it was tough.

I was thinking today I need to start seriously considering what I wanna do for my 51st birthday in a month. I already told my family I want NO CAKE, NO JUNK, NO FATTENING STUFF. I got the: "What? No Cake?"  Me: "That's right. I don't want a cake. Or cookies. Or cupcakes. Or marzipan. Or pastelitos." (Man, I love me guava pastelitos, but I have them maybe once or twice a year max. All my family's gals have a marzipan weakness. It's the Spanish blood....)  I said I wanted veggie stuff, fruit/fruit salads, and lighter fare.

My eldest sis makes a really good shredded chicken creole style that we put over yellow rice (a sort of low-cal deconstruction of a Cuban party fave: Arroz Imperial , ie, imperial rice) No mayo, no cheese, and she makes the shredded white meat in a lighter tomatoey sauce with green olives. I love the stuff. That doesn't damage the diet like so many other traditional offerings. I asked if she'd make that. I can easily sidetrack or minimize the rice (as sis puts it on the side, not UNDER, the chicken).

I want to figure out some activity thing we can do (ie, burn calories).

I also have to figure out Vanlentine's Day. That's a big eat-out day for me and the hubster.

Well, that's yet to come. Today is just another day to eat well, move well, treat myself well, and KILL THIS FRICKEN FAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE, DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, sorry. Back to a Calm and Poised Princess. :) About to have a healthy breakfast.

Take care, peops!


Kelly said...

Congratulations on that loss! Woohoo! Awesome.

You can definitely see the loss in your legs. Keep on doing what you're doing. We're going to be 2 hot chicks this summer.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Princess, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. I knew the scale would move eventually and I am glad you were able to see a nutritionist to tweak the plan to fit your personally. GREAT NEWS! Also, I'm glad you have decided to plan your birthday in advance. I have learned the hard way the not planning always leaves me in a bad place and making bad choices. I've been through two Valentine's Days since my surgery and we manage quite well to eat dinner out and still stick to my plan. I've never been one for candy or desserts. I have my weaknesses of course but we always manage a nice evening that doesn't revolve around food. Have a great day!

FatAngryBlog said...

Congrats on the loss!!!!! And I can certainly see a difference in the two pics. Cute shirt too! :>

lv2 said...

Good going! I can see the difference in the 2 pictures.....keep up the great progress. Also the shredded chicken with tomatoes and olives can you fed ex a portion this way?

Beth said...

Congrats on the unstuck scale! Two pounds, wooot wooot! *go Princess, go Princess*

And I can definitely tell a difference in your tummy - especially your waist, it looks way slimmer! And your face (or what I can see of it) looks considerably slimmer, no?

Well done on the prior birthday notifications. Marzipan is a big thing here and thankfully I don't like it much. Very strange because I really like almonds and I really like sugar. lol. And maybe start a new healthy activity tradition for your birthday? (but don't ask me for suggestions, you know how movement-lazy I am, lol)

I'm so happy that the scale has shifted.

spunkysuzi said...

Congrats on the nice loss!

Laryssa said...

OH.MY.GOD!! I haven't had pastelitos de guava in such a long time! The other day I was in the grocery store and I saw the guava paste and I imagined how it would taste, then I walked away. Forget about the calories ... the sugar would kill me!!

I see a BIG difference in the bosom and the waist in those pictures. Just keep it up!

Kimberly said...

I knew you would do it.
I never had any doubt.

Diandra said...

Nice shirt. ^^

No, honestly, you look great, and the progress is easily visible.

And I am impressed that you could live without cake and stuff. I am frequently searching for recipes that fit into my plan now and again (like, 2 or 3 times per year) without ruining everything.