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Week 4

Oct 04, 2011 - 0 comments

Here are the results of my fourth week.

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Weight:
   Start: 213.7 lbs
   End of week 3: 210.3 lbs
   Difference: -3.4 lbs

Measurements:
   Arm:
       Start: 13.3"
       End of week 3: 13.1"
       Difference: -0.2"
   Chest:
       Start: 44"
       End of week 3: 43.5"
       Difference: -0.5"
   Waist:
       Start: 34.25"
       End of week 3: 34.5"
       Difference: +0.25"
   Hips:
       Start: 44.25"
       End of week 3: 45.5"
       Difference: +1.25"
   Thigh:
       Start: 25.5"
       End of week 3: 25.75"
       Difference: +0.25"

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Not much going on this past week. I would have had better results, but I adopted a really bad attitude and was eating pretty much whatever I wanted to. Yup, go weight loss. Lol.

:)


Food Journal

Sep 09, 2011 - 1 comments

I have an issue with my food journal...

When I put in my height and my weight and my activity level, it says I should be consuming almost 2500 calories a day. I don't eat anywhere NEAR that... Ever... So why does it think I should? I realize technology isn't perfect and not everything can be figured out with a formula, but it just really makes absolutely no sense to me. Can someone offer some insight?

Update

Jul 05, 2011 - 1 comments

I was reading through some of my recent journal entries and decided I wanted to do an update.

If anyone actually reads these entries, you may remember that I said I was going to be eating "clean" when I was starting the most recent batch of diet pills. I've been eating like this ever since that day, so I thought maybe I could elaborate a little.

Here is what my typical day looks like:
Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 bowl (1-2 cups) of fruit (typically blueberries or grapes, but this week is strawberries)
Snack: 1+ cup of fruit (watermelon, kiwi, nectarine, grapes, cantaloupe...)
Lunch: 6 inch Weight Watchers wrap with 1 slice of havarti cheese and 2 slices of white turkey breast (deli... so not ideal, but the lesser of many evils), 1/3 cup of unsalted almonds (unsalted cashews this week), and a piece of fruit (kiwi, apple, or orange)
Snack: 1+ cup of fruit (same as above)
Dinner: Whatever happens, happens.

For me, it is hard to behave at dinner time. My boyfriend is not in on this eating healthy thing, so we go out to a restaurant (we both live at home). He orders whatever he wants while I try to be good, but I usually cave and get something I really want instead of what I SHOULD have and SORT OF want. I'm trying to conquer salads. I really hate them, but the veggies are good...

I'm also buying cucumbers, red peppers and cauliflower. I need to eat these instead of chips since one of the main reasons I like eating chips is to hear that CRUNCH.

I hope anyone who's curious found this entry useful. If not, oh well. I'm sure someone somewhere has a valid entry for you. :)

New step target

Jun 13, 2011 - 4 comments

So my step counter connects to my Nintendo DSi to keep track of my daily steps. The day I got it, it started my step target at 3000 steps. A couple days later, it bumped the target 4000 steps. As of today, my new target is 5000 steps a day. I realize this is considerably lower than the recommended daily step target, but this way is working for me. The more often I reach the current target, the sooner it will be bumped up. Instead of starting out for 10,000 steps a day (and failing like I have before) I'm happy to work at maintaining a lower number and working my way to a higher number. :)

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