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trying not to be stressed out about my eating right now.  tomorrow we have an afternoon thing with friends/coworkers, saturday we’re going to napa for lunch, winetasting, and dinner, then sunday we’re going to a show then out for dinner.

i want to eat healthy. i also still want to be social.  it just takes some juggling, i guess.  then on top of that, the boy wanted us to go out to happy hour with some coworkers in from out of town.  he was supportive when i told him i thought that was just WAY too much. 

i’ve been very good this week about having home-cooked meals, including bringing in my lunch, and while i do want to do fun things this weekend i don’t want it to derail my weightloss plans for the week.

it was really hard for me to express this to him - because i don’t want to spoil HIS fun (he’s trying to lose weight as well, but not as much as me, so his calories aren’t as restricted). but we talked about it and now i feel better.  i’ll be mindful of my health during the fun times, but still have fun. i’ll get in an awesome workout tomorrow, and then make sure i get in at least one really good workout over the weekend. then monday and tuesday, do my regular thing, and it will all work out.

i just have to remind myself to breathe, calm down, and remember that talking about things with the boy WORKS.

4 o’clock means…

super mega hungry time!

The afternoon is the worst for me - between lunch and dinner. I feel like I am ALWAYS hungry at this time, no matter what I eat.  Sometimes I can knock out some body weight exercises or go up and down the stairs a few times and that will fix it, other times it just won’t go away. 

Trying to save some calories for going out with friends tonight… but don’t know if that’s going to work!  Drinking more tea, doing some exercises, trying to drive the hunger monster away.

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 269.6 (down 3.2)
  • Fat: 59.9 (down 0.4)
  • Muscle: 30.1 (down 0.6, boo)

Lost so far: 17 since 2/6/12 (start of using Lose It!)

Wow, a great weigh-in! :)

In the 260s!  And close to being 20 lbs down since starting this journey… just around the corner :D

Apr 5

Forgive me, tumblr, for I have sinned. 

Wasn’t hungry this afternoon - just stressed/bored, and ate some stuff I didn’t need to eat.  Leftover cucumbers w/feta and balsamic, then two light english muffins with almond butter. At least I resisted the chocolate?

I think I’m anxious about having hurt my ankle and how that will impact my workouts going forward.  And of course work/life/whatever.  Ugh.

Next progress will be if I post here BEFORE I start eating…

Apr 5
Breakfast scramble: 1/4c onion, 1/2c red bell pepper, 1/4c quinoa, 1/4c chickpeas, 1/2c spinach sauteed together in a bit of cooking spray; add 1 egg and 2 egg whites.  Also used some of Penzey’s Balti seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Had it with 1c pineapple chunks.  ~400 calories, 10g fat, 29g protein.

Breakfast scramble: 1/4c onion, 1/2c red bell pepper, 1/4c quinoa, 1/4c chickpeas, 1/2c spinach sauteed together in a bit of cooking spray; add 1 egg and 2 egg whites.  Also used some of Penzey’s Balti seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Had it with 1c pineapple chunks.  ~400 calories, 10g fat, 29g protein.

Apr 4

I was feeling better last night after fabulous workout, evening time at the bathhouse (hot tub + steam room? yes, please!) and a nice (but still healthy) dinner out.  Then I had a good weigh-in this morning!

But now, sadness + anxiety from dealing with work and finding out that my boy’s brother was hurt (and he’s across the pond so we can’t just go give him hugs!).  I admit to eating my feelings a bit :( two 100-cal packs of nuts and a banana. I know that’s not too bad calorie wise but I HAVE to stop eating to make myself feel better. It will get me NOWHERE.  Okay, it will get me somewhere: right where I don’t want to be! Plus I ate too many cookies (4) after I donated blood this morning, even past where I was feeling full.  Plate of cookies = irresistible, apparently :(

My calories are still okay thanks to a cardio session this morning. I also have a circuit class with trainer this evening, so it will all be okay. 

Just feeling a little down and wishing work + people didn’t suck :(

P.S. Not everybody sucks! You guys are awesome <3

Apr 4

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 272.8 (down 2.4)
  • Fat: 60.3 (down 0.5)
  • Muscle: 30.7 (same)

Lost so far: 8.2 since 3/13/12 (start of tumblr), 13.8 since 2/6/12 (start of using Lose It!)

Fat % down 2% and muscle % up 0.7 since 3/14/12.

Woo! 

Two workouts + donating blood today… maybe I should’ve weighed in tomorrow instead! :D  I’m please with the 2.4 though. Yay!

I love that I’m with someone who, when I say in the morning “let’s invite A, B, and C over for dinner tonight!” he helps me plan the meal, choose the wine, do the shopping, and prepare it all. I love cooking fancy meals (either for just us, or for others too!), and it makes me so content to have someone that enjoys it all with me. <3

(We go to the gym together to work off the fancy meals, too. I had a fabulous workout today. Some day I’ll bench press as much as he does. Rawr!)

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 275.2 (down 0.4)
  • Fat: 60.8 (down 0.7)
  • Muscle: 30.7 (up 0.7)

Lost so far: 5.8 since 3/13/12

Not a great weigh-in, but at least I’m not up. Here’s to a better weigh-in next week!