Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday update -- whoops, out to lunch -- +3

Went out to lunch and had some enchiladas and some chips. Then later I had 2 ice cream bars. So all 3 pounds came back. sigh. Part of my excuse is that we officially start our new weekly weigh in after New Years. We are going to lunch today to Ivars for some clam chowder. But then tomorrow I'll be back on track.

I made a nice vinegarette dressing with dijon mustard, orange rind and some juice, and olive oil. I'll get a nice salad ready to take to lunch this week.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday update

Yay, I lost 3 pounds so far so I like looking at my graph!

After being snowed in for over a week, I'll be going shopping this afternoon. All week, I keep thinking about doughnuts or other bad things. I will not act on those thoughts because that just makes it harder. I'm sure sticking with the program gets easier the more I do it. I must avoid buying something and saying I'll start tomorrow. I have already started! The end result will be so worth it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008 - Lots of snow!

Will it ever stop snowing? It sure is pretty. It's quite a workout to walk in it.

Goal: 218 by March 26, 2009

I'm setting a new goal date: my birthday, March 26, 2009. I'm setting the goal at 2 pounds a week. The lowest weight I've been since 1980 is about 220. So I will have quite a different body than what I've seen in 28 years! Wow. This is a big project, but I like challenges and this one has a big payoff.

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

I am in control of myself in every way -- at all times and in all situations.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Dec 2008 Week 1

I've been absent here for a while. But I want to get back to tracking and thought I would resurrect this. I am also entering details into fitday.

Food Goals:
Calories between 1200 and 1600
Carbs under 30g total. Around 3 cups of veggies.
Protein between 3 and 6 oz per meal or 3 eggs.

I'm choosing some leaner protein such as fish, chicken breast and flank steak.
Then I add up to about 4T of butter, olive oil, coconut oil or mayonnaise.

Weights 2 times a week with a trainer
Hike once a week - 1.5-2.5 hours
Other 2 times a week (swim, rowing, gardening, walking)

Today's: 123
Goal is 85
Last A1C was 6.7
Next A1C and other blood tests due in March 2009.

Current weight: 245
Goal by Dec 31: 230
(I had just gained 5 pounds over Thanksgiving so it should come off quickly)