Progress Update – as of June 9, 2014

Height: 5’7″
Current Weight: 284 lbs
Gain: 10.7 lbs
Current BMI: 44.5
Gain: 1.7

So. Obviously, since the last time I weighed myself, I have gained some. I knew that I did, but in truth I wasn’t expecting it to be that much. But oh well, live and learn. I’m still down, overall, and that’s what counts! 

What I Did Well This Week:
1) Uh, well I guess not much. The last time I was actually able to weigh myself was 6 weeks ago or so, so in that time I thought that I was doing fairly well, but I guess that I wasn’t getting as much exercise as I thought. And I know that my eating habits kind of tapered off in the past couple of weeks. Ah well. 

What I Can Improve On:
1) Getting more exercise! I have been exhausted lately (thanks jetlag!) so I haven’t really been exercising, except to walk with my dogs. I’d like to get into good habits, definitely. 
2) Eating better is the key. Food has always been my nemesis. For the next two weeks, I am going to try something new: eating “clean”. That means no processed food, no fast food, no refined sugar or flour. It is going to be HARD folks, hard. But I think that sugar and processed food are my major weaknesses, so if I can break my addiction, then hopefully I’ll have an easier time eating well. 

How I Feel:
A bit bummed about the gain, yes, but still hopeful for the future. I am stoked that I have still managed to maintain most of my loss and the only way to go from here is forward. 

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Progress Update – as of June 2, 2014

Height: 5’7″
Bust: 49 in.
Waist: 54 in.
Hips: 50 in.

No change in measurements from last month, but I am okay with that. I haven’t been able to weigh myself, but I suspect that I have put on a bit of weight (mostly due to overindulging in ice cream as of late) so no change is good news, as far as I’m concerned!

What I Did Really Well This Week:

1) I think I made good choices when it came to eating, most of the time. I did overindulge on ice cream BUT I made good choices for the rest of my meals: whole wheat toast and poached eggs for breakfast and then generally fish or chicken for lunch and dinner, usually with rice and vegetables. I also ate a lot of sushi because it’s cheap and it’s everywhere. (My favourite sushi is salmon and avocado rolls. One time this week, I ate a huge glob of wasabi paste because I thought it was a piece of avocado. My sinuses felt like they were on fire, my goodness! Good way to clear out your nasal passages if you’re stuffy though!)

What I Can Improve On:

1) Exercise! I did some walking, but I didn’t do it daily, so that’s something I need to change, for sure. I want to make it a habit for weight-loss purposes, yes, BUT also for fitness reasons. It is embarrassing to get winded so easily. 

2) Eating less sugar, drinking more water. I have been eating WAY too much sugar as of late (sugar is my ultimate weakness, I am addicted) and I haven’t been drinking nearly enough water, so both of those are things that I am hoping to improve on this week. 

How I Feel:

Pretty good, in general. I know that I might have slipped a little, but I am so happy with the progress I have made so far and I’m really positive about the future! 

Progress Update – as of May 19, 2014

Once again, I did not have access to a scale this week, nor will I next week. I am staying at someone’s house at the moment, actually, but their scale is broken, so oh well. 

What I Did Well This Week:

1) Well, I have been eating fairly well. Lots of fish and veggies and chicken and the like, not junk food. (For the main meal at least, but we’ll touch on that later…)
2) I have been drinking a lot of tea, simply because the people that I’m staying with drink a lot of tea. We’re talking like 5 cups a day, easy. Which is good, because I definitely do not drink enough water. Tea has caffeine, yes, but I have been having it without sugar and milk, so essentially it is like drinking water. 

What I Can Improve On:

1) I went a little chocolate-crazy this week. I think it’s because I stayed at a cabin for 4 days with no internet and I was bored. Isn’t that pathetic? It made me realize how much I use the internet and how short my attention span is. So I’m thinking that I should rein that in. Not only is sitting on my computer a lot bad for me, but apparently, when I don’t have access to it, I replace that bad habit with eating sugar, another dreadful habit. So I think cutting down on screen time and going for a walk instead would benefit me in a lot of ways. 

How I Feel:

Pretty good, for the most part. I have no idea where I am on the scale, but when I measured myself last week, I had last several inches (although, to be honest, I don’t know if my measuring is very accurate). I am going by pants size more. I think I might be down to a size 16 by now. I brought two pairs of jeans with me: a 20 and an 18. The 20 is way too big, even with a belt and the 18 is getting to that point now. So yay?

I am coming HOME in a couple of weeks, at least for the summer, and then I am planning to embark on a “clean eating” challenge meaning no refined sugar, no processed foods, lots of lean protein and whole grains etc. etc. It will be hard, because I am a sugar addict and I know it, but I really want to do it. 

Until next time, au revoir!