silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
Just from eating right and paying attention to fat/carb intake. I've even gone over my intake allowances for both those stats. And it hasn't even been a week.

My biggest problem area though is getting enough protein into the diet--I am consistently either on the (very) low end of what I need...or not getting enough. So I'm going to have to research this weekend for high protein, low carb/fat sources (sadly, a lot of the high protein foods I know, even the healthy ones, are still higher on the carb and/or fat than I'd like). Either that, or end up eating fish at every meal.

I love fish. Just...not that much fish. :P

Also, long term note to self; no matter how much I lose, I'll probably be better off if I continue to track my food intake long after I've reached my goal, since that seems to have been one of the problems that got me back into this situation. Accountability seems to be a motivational necessity for me when it comes to food and maintaining weight. Don't do it, and I get lazy.

Annnnnd....

May. 6th, 2012 01:15 pm
silverthorne: A Kitten sleeping in a fruit bowl (Kitten Inna Bowl)
Already lost a pound on day two.

All I did was cut down portions and count calories (And I've even been over the alotted calorie count the past three days). Makes me hopeful for when I go full bore and actually, you know, follow the menu plan and start exercising.

(Still going to dread hitting that plateau, though. I hope it doesn't rear it's ugly head until I'm under 200...maybe even down to the spot where I was last time, which was 172. Guess we'll have to wait and see though).
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
It's been a few years since I actually paid attention to my weight, what I'm eating, etc.

It definitely shows; all the work I did is undone and worse than before. I could make all sorts of excuses, lay blame, claim things like depression (just like I could with a lot of things that have happened the past few years). One thing I can't do is blame it on my ex. She's been dead and gone for over a year now; the only influence she could possibly have on me is anything I want to dig up on my own at this point.

...That's one good realization, anyway. It's all on me this time; so that means it's all on me to fix it. No outside excuses.

Anyway, point I'm getting to is that my workmates and I are having a friendly weight loss competition starting Monday and ending the last month of August, which I'm going to use to try and springboard myself back into the lifestyle I'd taught myself and then put aside. Not going to make any grand promises or swear 'this time, it'll stick!'--because the proof is in the ticker below about how well I 'stuck' to that promise last time. This time, it's a one day at a time sort of thing.

Wish me luck?


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silverthorne: (Exercise!)
I haven't been doing too bad on it though. There are several people going at it Biggest Loser style, and are dropping an average of 5-10 pounds a week (although I do wonder if they'll keep it up after the contest...). Personally, I dropped five pounds first week, gained them back the next thanks to my monthly, and have steadily dropped an average of two pounds since then, which leaves me at a total of 8 'official' pounds (plus the yo-yo weight of five for a total of 13) loss.

So, not too bad at all. Probably not enough to win the contest, but then I didn't expect to win anyway because I'm using it as an excuse for motivation rather than to win the prize. :)

The good news is that I'm now officially back in the 180s, which makes me very very happy.
silverthorne: (Feathers in her Hair)
But I knew it was coming.

Updated my weight loss ticker, and of course, since I got lazy and gained...well, I'm no longer at the halfway mark.

Disheartening, but accountability is probably a good thing right now.

The good news? I lost five pounds on the first week of the new work contest. So at least I wasn't inputting more weight (and I did lose!).
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
It's all a matter of perspective.

Rant on movies, obesity, and stuff )

*Smug!*

Aug. 4th, 2007 12:53 pm
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (I Smile!)
It's a really, really good feeling to put on an ankle-length skirt that's been sitting at mid-calf for years and find out it's only half-an-inch from truly being ankle-length again.
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
Gross. I hate summer colds.

Oh well.

Here's a pic, anyway. This is my new tank top--which, yeah, looks a lot better on me than the old grey one did. Actually, I think it looks pretty damned good. Too bad I'm a 3X up there because of my chest (but at least I'm well-proportioned, right?).

Those are also my old size 18 black jeans, which, for the first time this morning in years, did not require 'help' to be put on. Heck of a change from the size 24s in the earlier pictures, isn't it? *g*

Blarg...cold...ew...yuck.

*goes to drink a bunch of OJ*
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
Because, really, it's amusing when your pants fall down...

Boring, but hey, I care, so... )
silverthorne: (Singing Jon)
ANNNNNNDDDD, I lost three pounds!

Yes, this is woot-worthy. Let's see if I can kick it off and keep it off this time (although I figured out it was my breakfast doing it to me--the weight gain and holding).

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