Oct 25 2005

WW Week Four

Published by at 10:28 am under project skinny

Up 2.6 lbs.

Well shucks. Eh.

A part of me is taking this way too laissez-faire. I play Bunko every month with friends in my neighborhood, and there’s always booze and yummy snacks. This month’s Bunko night was Friday night, and I didn’t bother restricting myself. I ate what I wanted, and had a few drinks, and I was up until 1:30 (too wired to go to sleep when I got home at midnight). My meeting is at 8:30am Saturday morning. So a part of me says, “Well, I bet I’m down overall and just because I weighed in right after my Bunko night, no sleep, lots of (bad) (yummy) food, not enough water and it’s showing up on the scale. I bet I have a big loss next week.” I guess it’s good that I don’t beat myself up over it, but really I SHOULD be beating myself up. At least a leetle bit. Nah!!!

So the plan for the week – back to the CORE plan, which means good, whole, unprocessed foods and I have to actually COOK. Can’t do core eating out, well, at least *I* can’t. It also means that I don’t have to do as much measuring and counting points, etc. because if you stay within the CORE foods, then you’re OK. The key is to eat until you feel full, but not overly full. You’re also supposed to start eating when you BEGIN to feel hungry. I have problems stopping when I’m full, even when it is brown rice and chicken. (BTW, have you HAD brown rice? IT IS SO GOOD! Go get some.)

So I’m sure one of the problems is at work I’m sitting around on my ass all day. I was at a temporary job before this full time gig, and at least I was moving somewhat. The job was downtown, and so I rode the train into the city, and then took the metro closer to my building, and THEN walked about 5-6 blocks to my office. It was fun and I liked the people, but at 1.5 hours, the commute sucked, and it was temporary. Full time with benefits has gotta win out every time.

So here I am at my new job, sitting on my butt, and now not even leaving my office for lunch because I bring it with me. I joined a women’s gym at the beginning of the summer and was doing pretty well, but rejoining the work force kind of sent that down the toilet. So, my goal for this week is to get my butt moving again. Yesterday (Monday) I left work early enough to go work out at the gym that just opened on my way home. I get past all the nasty traffic, go work out, and then sail over to Ethan’s school to pick him up. My plan is to do this Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I have to admit, when I got home yesterday, I felt a zillion times better. I didn’t have that, “omg i’m so tired i want to just sit on the couch and veg out” feeling I get when I get home from work.

SO! To sum up: up 2.6 lbs (why must they do partial lbs? the good thing about WW online was that my scale only registered half lb increments, and so that’s what I got. I liked that better, methinks)

BUT… still down 1.6 lbs overall.

GOALS for the week: work-out 3x, and drink plenty of water

Long term goal: 20 lbs by New Years Day
If I lose 2 lbs a week, this is more than doable.

I feel kind of weird writing about this. I don’t want this blog to turn into a losing weight blog, but at this point in my life, it’s something I have to face and probably continue to face forever. I obviously haven’t dealt with it well in the past or I wouldn’t be here, and so, just putting it out there for my whole two person audience to read is, while a little uncomfortable, it’s still a part of what I’m going through right now. So I’m trying to work/write through the weirdness, and at least post weekly on my progress.

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