Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 2009 Archive

Weight History

Total Weight Lost in February - 10.4 lbs
  • Feb 28 - 200.4 lbs
  • Feb 27 - 200.6 lbs
  • Feb 26 - 199.8 lbs
  • Feb 25 - 202.0 lbs
  • Feb 24 - 201.8 lbs
  • Feb 23 - 203.8 lbs
  • Feb 22 - 204.2 lbs
  • Feb 21 - 203.0 lbs
  • Feb 20 - 202.0 lbs
  • Feb 19 - 203.2 lbs
  • Feb 18 - 204.6 lbs
  • Feb 17 - 206.8 lbs
  • Feb 16 - 206.0 lbs
  • Feb 15 - 207.8 lbs
  • Feb 14 - 207.4 lbs
  • Feb 13 - 204.0 lbs
  • Feb 12 - 206.4 lbs
  • Feb 11 - 205.4 lbs
  • Feb 10 - 206.4 lbs
  • Feb 9 - 206.8 lbs
  • Feb 8 - 207.8 lbs
  • Feb 7 - 209.0 lbs
  • Feb 6 - 208.0 lbs
  • Feb 5 - 208.0 lbs
  • Feb 4 - 208.0 lbs
  • Feb 3 - 207.4 lbs
  • Feb 2 - 209.6 lbs
  • Feb 1 - 210.8 lbs

February 28 - The Month Comes to A Close

In some kind of Thinner fantasy, I thought that I would be once again well below the 200 lb mark. Alas, was not the case. Weighing in at 200.4 this morning, I still lost 10.4 lbs this month and that's nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider the porking out I did for Valentine's Day, Bob's birthday, and the fact that this month is at least 2 days shorter than the average month.

Tomorrow is a new month and with it returns the push-ups and sit-ups. I admit that I've gotten lazy. Since the weight was coming off easily with just diet, I didn't feel the need to supplement with exercise. However, now when I look at myself in the mirror, I look a little saggy. Gotta firm that stuff up.

Now that I've hit that 200 lbs mark, I don't have that same craving for grilled cheese I did a few weeks ago. However, if it comes back, I might have to either have a fondue birthday party at the end of March, or just go to Melt.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. Flax Oil Gel Tab. 1/2 cup of Fiber One cereal

Lunch-ish - three cubes of cheese. Three wheat thins. 3 grapes. (no picture. I was at Dan & Ron's building bird houses. They brought out the snacks.)

Dinner - Spinach salad with considerably less dressing.

Friday, February 27, 2009

February 27 - And up again

Last night's little food fest at Pier W was totally worth it. The mini burgers were delicious and the dressing on the salad is spectacular. So I'm up over 200 again. I'll live. At least Bob isn't coming in this weekend which is always detrimental to my food intake. :)

Note: This is why having a photo blog rocks: Look at those salads. They're flippin' swimmin' in dressing. That takes this salad from being a lo-cal meal to something that's just sloppy. Gotta cut back on that goopy stuff.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee & flax oil gel tab

Lunch - Spinach Salad

Snack - 15 mini caramel rice cakes

Dinner - Sweet Potato & 1/2 spinach salad

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A little Travellin' music...

Found Marina's iPod Workout Center this morning - a library of workout music for just about any activity. I previewed a bunch of the music and it's fun, upbeat and lively. You can purchase tracks with or without Marina's voice, or for a low price, you can get both versions.

I can't wait for the weather to break so that I can start walking again. In the meantime, I might have to drag out the old Reebok The High Step Mini, purchase some tunes and get steppin'!

February 26 - Under 200 lbs

The trick is going to stay under 200. The scale clocked me in at 199.8 this morning (199.6 initially, but 199.8 on a second weigh in.) That means 34 lbs down. That means 11 lbs lost this month so far. That means "goodbye 200!". That means there's still more work ahead to maintain that under-200 status.

Yesterday I ate too little. I just got caught up with stuff and forgot to eat. Promise to be more conscious today.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. Flax Oil Gel Tab. 1/2 cup of Fiber One

Lunch - Spinach Salad and 1/3 cup black beans

Dinner - Chopped Salad & 2 of the Kobe beef sliders (yum!). Glass of red wine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February 25 - Wednesday Already

I got nuthin'. Thanks to Jan for some vintage ads including this one for "Sanitized Tape Worms". Go ahead and Google it. It was legit.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee & flax oil geltab. 3 popovers

Lunch & Dinner - Uh, "potatoes and fruit". (I had a 1/2 of a vodka-cranberry martini). I just wasn't hungry the rest of the day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24 - Body Hack

As usual, after a weekend of slight overeating, I've returned to my usual eating habits and guess what? Again, the weight just falls off. Odd thing how the body works. Trust me, I'm not complaining.

All traces of the pastries from the weekend are gone (I brought them to the neighbor's Sunday evening) and the Girl Scout cookies are in the car. I'll give them away at work.

I stopped at Target on Sunday and walked by some free weights. I took 3 10-lb weights and held them for a minute. Damn things got heavy. That's how much extra weight my fatty carcass was dragging around. Then I put a 10-lb down and added a 5 so that I had 25. That's how much I still want to lose. I took a mental picture of how much I'm still carting around with me.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. Flax Oil Gel Tab. 1/2 cup kibble

Lunch - 1 cup black beans.

Snack - 10 mini caramel cakes

Dinner - Wedding soup from Caffe Roma, plus a piece of bread and a slice of pizza. (I refrained for ordering a whole pizza. Hooray!)

Monday, February 23, 2009

February 23 - Lost Weekend

Uh, my camera broke. No, that's not it. I left my iPhone at the cleaners on Friday. No, that's not it either. I spent the weekend with some Amish, and everytime I took out my phone it freaked them out a little.

Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket!

I'm considering this past weekend my "lost weekend". If there was a pastry diet, I would have been on it. Yesterday I took Mom to breakfast, but for the rest of the day I picked at leftover pastry from Bob's birthday party. All day. And into the night. Now, I did lose a little since yesterday, but my body is craving salads and beans, so today I will treat it right.

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. Flax Oil Gel tab. 1/2 cup Fiber one Kibble

Lunch - Spinach Salad.

Snack - 5 fabulous crackers w/slices of cheese

Dinner-ish - Banana. 10 rice cakes. I'm going for a massage, so I wanted to eat light.

Snack - I was a little hungry before bed, so I had 6 of those spectacular crisps

Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 22 - Carnage

Just like in wartime when they don't want you to see the pictures of the carnage, I don't have any more pictures from yesterday's food intake. Dinner was fabulous, but we all ate too much.

In short, I had about 8 of those fabulous crisps with cheese at the pre-party. Dinner was a glass of wine, 2 slices of pizza (I had forgotten I already had 4 in the afternoon) and half of a pasta cabonare. We then came back to the house where we all tried to resist desserts. I had about 1 full dessert.

It was only 1.2 lbs gained; much better than last weekend's binge. I notice that whenever Bob comes home for a weekend, I overeat and then when he leaves I go back to my usual eating habits.

We'll just blame Bob. :)

Breakfast - Lo-carb western omelet wrap. Fruit

Rest of the day - Pastry. Pastry. Pastry.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

February 21 - St. Pete's - A

Christ on a bicycle. Bob just woke from a nap and he's babbling like Sophia from the Golden Girls on sodium penethol. I said something about pizza and he muttered back something about "St. Pete's a name in the bible..." I swear, it's like Special Ed hour over here sometimes.

Speaking of pizza, today's lunch was a "meh" boxed pizza from Whole Foods. We went there looking for more of those nummy crackers that I mentioned last night. Found them. The 4 slices of pizza came to 330 calories, so I'm not too worried.

I *am* concerned about dinner tonight at Caffe Roma. We're going out to celebrate Bob's birthday, then coming back here for desserts from Farkas' pastry shop. Napoleon's for everyone!

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. 1/2 a nut/pineapple bar from Farkas'. (He cut a piece and put it into my hand. What could I do?)

Lunch - 1/2 of the Whole Foods Mediterranian veggie pizza.

Dinner - a couple of slices of Caffe Roma pizza. A slice of bread. 1/2 order pasta carbonara that I split with Bob. Back at the house I had a couple pieces of pastry (Napoleons, mini-Key Lime cheesecake.)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Girl Scout cookies came in today. I didn't buy the usual 20 boxes. I bought 3: 1 Lemon Chalet and 2 Dulce de Leche (shown left.)

Get this: 3 of these little bastards are 200 calories. That's like my entire lunch! I took one for the team and ate 3 and you know what? Meh, not so good, aksully.

Sad when I'd rather have a cup of black beans over cookies. Or, maybe not.

February 20 - My New Goal...

I have a new goal. I'd like to be at 200 or below by March 1.

Why? Because then I will actually be the weight on my driver's license!

Breakfast - 2 cups of coffee. 3 Popovers (1 egg, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk. 350 degrees til brown.)

Lunch - Spinach salad w/cheese. 10 mini ricecakes. 3 of those damned Girl Scout Cookies.

Dinner - 1 cup black beans.

Snack - Stopped at Truffles to find the handsome and humpy Jeff serving up homemade biscotti. I had one along with a Chai Tea. I found out after ordering it that it's filled with sugar. Won't make that mistake again.

Then, came home and Bob brought the most fabulous snack with him. Raincoast Crisps! OMG. Fabulous. He brought the Rosemary Raisin Pecan crisps. Light, brilliant flavors. We paired them with assorted cheeses and I think I had about 10 of them.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 19 - 30 lbs officially gone

If I were still on Nutrisystems, today would be the day that I earned my 30 Blue Bear. I have officially lost 30 lbs since December 1st.

I started having a mental block around the 25lb mark. I was thinking, "I've never lost more than 22 lbs in the past. I will never lose more than that again." But I put those thoughts aside and kept slogging through.

If you're trying to lose weight, keep going. It's hard, but it's worth it. Do it for yourself, not for anyone else. Do it because you want to be healthy to enjoy life, your kids, your grandkids. Do it because trips to the hospital suck. Do it because you are more important than any piece of cake or second helping of pasta.

FYI - My other Bear Days can be found here and here.

NEW: I'm not going to post pictures of coffee anymore. I drink 2 in the morn usually. 1/8 cup 2% milk, a couple Sweet & Low

Breakfast - 2 coffees. 1/3 cup dry kibble

Lunch - Spinach Salad. 10 caramel rice cakes

Snack - 2 pretzels

Dinner - baked sweet potato

Snack - Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich