Monday, August 16, 2010

That'll Learn Me!

Okay, folks, I'm (mostly) recovered from my surgery, back to work (boo!), and back on the wagon.  I've been off the wagon now for a good month or so but the party's over now.  Are you dying to know how much I weigh?  Because I'm dying to tell you!

237.4.  Isn't that fabulous?  That's only a nearly 10-pound gain since Christmas.  I mean, really...couldn't have gone any better than that.  [Insert eye-rolling here.]

So what did I learn?  Well, I learned that I'm not as good as I think I am!  I'm not anywhere close to an intuitive eater like I thought I was - I'm more of a donuts-cookies-brownies-ice cream-every-day kind of eater.  I ate a lot of high fat, high calorie foods and don't think I even ate one fruit or vegetable on purpose.

I used my handy little Lose It! app on my iTouch this morning and it said that if I stick to my recommended calories per day to lose 2 pounds a week, I can be done by January.  To think that I'll hit the Christmas season and be 10 pounds within my goal weight is a great incentive to just commit and quit stalling!  I'm tired of dieting and I want to be finished, but I'm not going to finish until I hit my goal of 190 pounds.  I have two vacations, a birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in there, so while I might not reach it exactly by January, I'll give it till February.  I'm having an awesome get-together in the city with friends this spring and I want to look even more amazing than I do now.  ;)

Part of the challenge before I think was my calorie intake.  I usually wasn't allowing myself to have anything over 1300 calories a day...considering that we need 1200 just to be alive, I know I wasn't eating enough.  No wonder I was ravenous and the came home and scarfed food out of the pantry.  My LoseIt! app tells me to eat 1701 a day but I subtracted 200 for a total of 1501 a day.  I think that's reasonable, and so far I don't feel hungry today.  It's amazing what a little extra food can do, eh?

I'm also changing my weigh-in day back to Monday.  As I mentioned here, the Friday weigh-in is a bad idea...yet somehow I still got back to it.  Bad, bad idea.  No more!  I'm going to get back into the exercise game as well, I just have to get the green light from my surgeon.  I meet with him this Wednesday so hopefully he'll have good news.

Hubs and I will still be having one dinner and one breakfast out during the week.  This helps me keep my sanity and doesn't pose a problem for my weight loss.  It only becomes a problem when twice a week out turns into 4 or 5 times a week.  This Friday we have reservations at Rainforest Cafe - love it there!

Happy Monday, folks!


LABleedsBlue said...

We weigh the EXACT same. It's so discouraging to think you're on the right path and are making good decisions and then that number hits you in your face. I'm tired of dieting too. Everyone says it's a life change but really, I can't stray at all from the beaten path because it snowballs!

I have the LoseIt! app too but have never really done anything with it - do you like it?

I haven't been to a Rainforest Cafe in years! I doubt T has ever been since he had only been on one vacation before he met me. I doubt there's any close to Kentucky! ha!

Have a good week!

P.S. - Thank you for your comments - I think meditation would be a great option for me. My stress level at work is through the roof and I have a hard time letting go of my anxiety when I finally get home.

Best Kept Secrets said...

It's so frustrating to see only slight loses and gains. I like going to IHOP, they have a "For Me" menu that's better and tells the calories. I love having that information. I've only been to Rainforest Cafe once, they closed ours not too long ago, sad.

Randy said...

Hi Nicole, I had hernia surgery in June and it really IS funny how many times you use those ab muscles without realizing it! That's why Percocet was invented. Most of my days were spent wobbling around in a blue funk. I saw your comment on the Diet Naked blog tonight and jumped over to read some of your story before I go to bed. Sorry to hear you're in a rough patch at the moment. We've all had our share of those but I think you have a pretty good excuse at the moment being in recovery mode. Incidentally, I keep a daily blog of my dieting progress as well that I'd like to share. I'm trying to get more readers because my diet plan seems so asinine that it should fail miserably, but somehow hasn't. The long and short of it is using a vibrating timer to slow down how fast we eat. The asinine part is that there's no portion control or food type restrictions at all. Somehow I've lost 30 pounds since January abiding by this stupidity. My biggest question is, if it works for me, then who else might benefit? At any rate, hope you can check it out and also hope you're feeling better! Take care!

laura said...

Make sure your cheat day lands on 9/3! After a week with my parents, I'm gonna need a BIG drink (okay, probably like 5 big drinks!) and I can't drink without eating!

Read my blog on SP from today... I'm at a re-vamp point too.