Alli…

February 10, 2010

I was doing some reading up on the diet supplement Alli.  I’ve seen it on TV a bunch and just wanted to see what it was about.  

I found a message board for women who take Alli and talk about it and give each other advice.  They were talking about the side effects that occur if your meals contain more than 15g of fat.  Just some nasty nasty stuff…  digestive system wise.   And just, ew. 

So needless to say they all were talking about how closely theykeep an eye on their fat intake.  Oh, they’re also amazed about how normally they lose like a half pound a week and they’re loosing like 2 or 3 a week now. 

Um, could it be because you’re being all psycho about your fat intake?  And it actually has very little, if anything, to do with the Alli?

So I think I’ve made a decision.  I’m going to save myself the $60+ and just watch the fat intake.  I’m pretty sure it’ll work just as well and is a hell of a lot cheaper.

Still here… just busy…

February 3, 2010

So I decided like 3 days ago to pick up crocheting again.  And decided yesterday to make a baby blanket for a friend whose Baby Sprinkle… (has anyone heard of this?  Apparently all the rage for 2nd and after babies)… is at the beginning of March.  I’ve made 2 of 49 squares and then I have to put them together and then make a border.  Holy lot of work!  

The breakfast for dinner thing seems to be working out well.  I’m down, finally.  I’m starting to see a difference…  on the scale, not physically yet, of course.

I forgot my sneakers at work the past two days, oh and much to my chagrin given the 3 inches of snow we had on the ground this morning.  But sadly this means the treadmill hasn’t been treaded for a few days.  

But I didn’t want anyone to think I disappeared or gave up.  I’m still here.  Hands flying over yarn as fast as I’m physically able…

Kryptonite, thy name is Five Guys.

January 29, 2010

Ok, for the time being I’ve forbidden myself from complaining that the weight isn’t coming off because tonight?  Yeah, tonight was a Five Guys kind of night. 

Let me say this… 

–  If you’ve never been to a Five Guys.

– If you love burgers.

– If you’re trying to lose weight.

Back away from the Five Guys.  Don’t even enter the place because the smell in that place?  It’s like an aromatic orgasm, I swear.  I’ve never had such good burgers. 

We went for the first time about 4 months ago and we went tonight.  And maybe once every 4 months isn’t bad, but when you’re there…  oh, it feels oh so bad in just the best way. 

Ok, enough with the food porn. 

I need to get this under control or else everyone is going to stop reading because you’re all gonna get annoyed that I started this blog to lose weight and apparently doing nothing to make it happen.  I promise I’ll do better.

Apparently I just shouldn’t eat… ever.

January 29, 2010

I’m almost to the end of week 2 and so far…  nothing.   I’m getting really frustrated, as usual. 

I don’t even have anything else to say.

A Shift in Eating Pattern…

January 27, 2010

Ok, so having a normal size dinner doesn’t work for me.  I ate carefully yesterday.  The day before, Monday, I wasn’t overly hungry come dinnertime and so I had pop-tarts for dinner.  Yesterday morning I was down in weight. 

This morning I was up.  The only difference was the size of the dinner.  So here’s what I’ve decided, and I’ve heard of this before, but now I think I’m actually going to do it.  A bigger breakfast, a regular lunch and a bowl of cereal for dinner.   I’m going to see how this works out for me, because the regular size dinner just isn’t work. 

I went on the ‘mill last night.  15 minutes.  Alternating between 2.7 and 3.0mph.  I want to work on keeping at a sustained 3.0mph. 

I forgot my pedometer this morning so I’m pretty bummed about that, but it’ll be ok.  I ended yesterday at like 4960 or somewhere around there.  

Pretty ho-hum entry today, but I’m in a ho-hum state of mind.  Billy Joel actually was going to make his song just that…  but then thought New York would work much better.  Good call, Billy…  good call.

Struggling…

January 26, 2010

After a week of trying to be good and do things right I am finally back to where I started. I was up 3lbs at one point that first week, so I guess my body went hardcore into WTF mode and is only just now back to thinking I might not be crazy for doing these horrible things to it… like making it walk more than 400 steps a day.

My steps have not been good though. Oh, they started out well enough, but after that and especially on the weekend when I’m not at work? Awful. Yesterday was 4007, due mostly in part to it raining and not parking far away at work. The day before that I flipping forgot to wear the pedometer (THAT is how it starts, people, I have to nip that in the bud), Saturday a laughable 2395, Friday 3850, Thursday 3916, Wednesday 5506 and Tuesday 6310. How I will ever get to 10000 steps? Can you spot the non-treadmill days? How about Thurs, Frid, Sat AND ya’ll, I totally did not get on the treadmill like I said I would.

But I did last night. In my new sweat clothes and I did the unthinkable. I sweated. Physical beads of sweat. Holy grossness. But I’m going to do it again tonight. I’m going to beat this weight and this sweat phobia.

Amy

Weekends are HARD

January 23, 2010

Holy crap, guys. I’ve had NO water. My steps may not even get to 3000 and the food has been abysmal. Abysmal. I’m really worried about it and I’m going to do better tomorrow.

One good thing is we got our Christmas gifts from hub’s godmother and I’ve been, distressed, I guess is a good word to use about my lack of clothing good for the treadmill. I’ve been wearing just regular clothes and hub’s says that it’ll help me lose weight better if I at least break a sweat. I know he’s right, but there are few things in this world as much as sweat. Mine, other people’s… I don’t even like having sex if I think it’s warm enough that hub’s will break a sweat cuz just, yuck. Sweat and feet. They’re both like kryptonite to me.

Like, I said, though, I know he’s right, but I don’t want to go buy clothes just to sweat in… lo and behold, I got sweatpants and a sweatshirt and a few long sleeved t-shirts from my godmother-in-law…. is that even a real term? Well, it is now. At any rate, score! But then we left them in the car by mistake and ya’ll, it’s cold outside. So when we run our errands tomorrow I’ll make sure I grab them.

Tomorrow will be a better day. I’m sure of it.

On a completely unrelated note, congratulations to Heather and Mike Spohr who welcomed their 2nd daughter to the world last night, Annabelle Violet Spohr. I don’t even know them, but I can think of two people no more deserving of joy. Visit them here.

A Very Helpful Site…

January 22, 2010

THIS SITE is amazing.  I’m so happy I found it.   I’m thrilled beyond words.  Awesome.   Though I canNOT imagine doubling my water intake to 124ozs. I think I’d die. Or float away. But at the very least I guess I’m going to bump it back to 64ozs and then try to increase from there. This woman is almost exactly my age and she did this amazing thing. Between her and hubs, I’ve got two very good people to listen to. So I’m going to. Why should I try to do this like I’m treading new ground and have to figure it all out for myself. I don’t. I just need to take what other people have done and run with it. I’m practically giddy over this woman’s site. It was like a Godsend. YAY!!!

You can have your cake and eat it, too…

January 21, 2010

You know…  if you’re not me.  I’ve made it through the day!  I didn’t eat any cake and haven’t eaten any brownies!  

I’ve made the decision to scale back on the water for the time being to 48ozs a day.  The reason for this is because I’m peeing like every 15 minutes.  To me, that’s just not normal and it’s really cutting down on my productivity at work.  Another reason is because the scale keeps going up.  Yes, I’m a daily weigher.  I’ve heard opinions either way and this is what works for me.  So while my official weigh days are Mondays…  every day is a weigh day.  

At any rate, with cutting the eating and drinking the water and walking more I’d hoped to see at least a slight change.  But nope.  2lbs up from Monday.  Hubs did burst my bubble a little bit yesterday by telling me that only by walking more than 15 minutes at a time AND reaching my target heart rate will I burn fat.  Otherwise, I’m really just burning the sugar from the day.  Which he did totally assure me was also a good thing.  Then he gave me a hug.

Why do I listen to hubs about this stuff?   Well despite the fact that he does have about 50lbs to lose, he has lost 135lbs.  And he did it without a diet plan, without surgery, he just made the decision and did it and went from 335 to 200.   He actually got all the way down to about 185 but just looked sick.  So 200 is where he wants to be and right now he’s around 250.  He’s been holding there for about 3 years.  But he’s done it, he’s been there.  So yeah, I tend to trust him on these things.

We’re going to the movies tonight.  Sherlock Holmes beckons, so I better get going.  But thank you to anyone that is still coming here.  I see that you are.  So thank you.

Oh my God it’s here.

January 21, 2010

The cake.  The cake is here.  It was my goal to not even lay eyes on it, but I happened to be in the kitchen refilling my water cup when owner man came into the office and he brought with him the most scrumptious looking cake.  I don’t even know what to do.  Every inch of me wants to go in there and get a big ol’ piece of it.  But I know that I can’t because I can’t just go in and get a sliver, that’s not in my make-up.  No, it has to be like 2 inches across at it’s widest point or it doesn’t even count as a piece.   Nevermind that the cake is also about 7 inches tall.  7 inches of yummy chocolatey goodness, 30 steps away.  *sigh*  Oh, Lord, give me strength…