Thursday Day 503 Food Diary

A new low! This puts February's total loss at 4.4 pounds!

A new low! This puts February’s total loss at 4.4 pounds!

What do we have here boys and girls? A new low weight on the scale this morning! I don’t know if this is due to just eating better the last few days or if it had to do with my workout last night, but it gives me a total loss of 4.4 pounds for February. I wanted to see 5 pounds for this month, but I can try again in March. If you look in my sidebar, you’ll see March’s goals are already up.

  • I want to lose 5 pounds in March
  • I want to lose a total of 9 points off of my BMI
  • I want to lose a total of 60 pounds

These are all attainable goals. None of them are big stretches; they just require me to be diligent, not overeat, not binge, and make good food choices. A little exercise wouldn’t hurt things either. I came so close this month to the 5 pound goal and I really feel I would have made it if it wasn’t for the so-so eating the next to last week followed by a small binge. Of course I went and had a big dinner tonight, so we’ll see what my numbers look like for the official weigh and measuring on Friday morning.

My new Social Media class I am taking has lead me to make new friends on Twitter. There’s some people who I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t get on with super well based on their bios, but others I feel I have common ground with, and a few have already shown support to me in my weight loss journey, which feels great! I’m hoping to make some lasting connections and friendships during this class. Next week we are watching documentaries, so I guess I need to prepare for some long videos on my laptop. That’s the only thing I’m not crazy about in this class is the number of videos, and reading online, but it is an online class, so really, what else would there be?

polar02282013Today started with me listening to Lucy bark nonstop for what seemed like an hour, broken up only by Sashi whining a bit, and Richard repeatedly telling Lucy to be quiet. I can only guess there was a dog or cat nosing around the house that had them so worked up. Either way, I could tell it wasn’t a person they were fussing over, so I didn’t get up. Eventually I had to though and that led me to the scale, which I photographed above with my phone. :D

I had some cottage cheese and pineapple for breakfast, debating making coffee, decided against it, and then got ready to go to the gym. When I got there, I was glad to see it was pretty empty. I hate going and seeing its really crowded, as crowds make me nervous and if I’m busy being nervous, I’m not busy exercising. :wink:

I hopped on the treadmill and planned to walk/run for 30 minutes like yesterday but then decided to go 2 more minutes and finish getting that extra AP for myself. I ended up earning 6 Activity Points, mostly walking, but doing two short runs of 0.15 miles and one of 0.1 miles. I still feel like the running was easier than a few months ago, but after having not run in so long, it was still tough. I have plans to go to the gym this afternoon and probably just walk or do some weights. I’m not going to push things and try to run three days in a row. And where ever I get my next bit of exercise, if its on Friday or Saturday, I can say I met my exercise goal this week.

After the gym, I came home and was starving. Breakfast was light and needed something to eat before I lost my cool and ate everything in the house. I had an apple and an orange, and an hour later was still listening to my stomach scream out its dying wishes, so finally ate the one light yogurt that was in the fridge. That held me until dinner time, where I ate more than I should have, and felt like I swallowed a hippo afterwards. Yes, I (intentionally) ate two hamburgers and a portion of french fries despite my original plan to eat 1 hamburger, and the leftover salad from the other night. Moo. Later on Mattie wanted ice cream, so I gave him a bowl, licked the serving spoon, and had a fudge pop instead.

I also finished reading The End of Overeating this evening, and you can see my review for it on Good Reads here. There wasn’t a lot of new information in the book to me, but I did find it a worthwhile read, and a better, more informed way to look at what some people consider to be food addiction. It’s not a bad book to pick up, and its pretty cheap on Amazon. I paid just over $6 for my copy in paperback.

Now that I’ve written a book, here’s today’s food diary.

What Points
Cottage Cheese & Pineapple 5
Orange 0
Apple 0
Yoplait Light Yogurt (6 Oz) 2
Hamburgers (2) 20
French Fries 9
Fudge Pop (1) 1
Food Totals 37
Exercise Description Calories
Walked/Jogged 32:00 Mins 421
Exercise Points Totals 6
End of Day Totals 31

One last thing before I go. Check out JD’s blog at 700 Pounds is as Bad as it Sounds. He’s fighting against tough odds to lose the weight and get healthy, one day at a time. He posts almost every day; its mostly food diaries but he talks about other things here and there too. Give this guy some added support!

That’s all I’ve got for today, so see you tomorrow!

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