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Face the Facts

I think I fear commitment.  I get off track with something (exercise) and am too scared to return because I’m afraid that I will have gained four pounds.  I stopped exercising for a week at the beginning of January (new semester began) and then I was afraid to weigh myself after that because I thought I had gained weight.  I kept exercising but wouldn’t weight myself until the beginning of February.  When I did weigh myself, the results were positive.  I had reached my first 5-pound loss milestone.

This week has been bad for me.  I’ve been kind of sick and I’ve been eating way too much and not exercising enough.  I’m afraid to step on the scale.  I set a goal to lose five more pounds in 30 more days (which will end in a week or two).  So far, I’ve only lost 2 or 3 pounds.  The first five were easy, but these are becoming more difficult.  I’m afriad that I’m not going to make my goal in time.

I’m jumping back on the wagon TODAY, but will it be enough time?!  I really hope so.

Making Progress

The hotel that we were in had an awesome gym in it. We were away last night and this morning and we stayed in a pretty spiffy Sheraton.

Yesterday morning, I ran in my neighborhood. When we arrived last night, I had a really bad headache from all of the screaming children. I bought a bottle of Excedrin for $8.99 (yes, ridiculous) and headed off to the gym since exercise endorphins usually make my headaches go away. I ran an additional two miles last night and did a mile on the stationary bike. Viola, no headache!

This morning, I headed off to the gym on an empty stomach (bad decision). I managed to run a mile, but I was too hungry afterwards to continue. I headed back to our room, showered, and to my dismay the rest of our party was not ready to leave and clearly would not be ready for a while. The only food that we had in the room was a donut, so I had a sour cream donut. I felt like a cow.

No CalorieWe went to breakfast, and it was pretty hard to try and eat balanced. I had a bagel, diet iced tea, sausage patty, and a banana. I wanted home fries/hash browns and/or pancakes, but my whole “cutting out empty calories” plan prevented me from doing that. It was a pretty filling breakfast, which surprised me. I had lunch at Subway. Did anybody know that Subway served pizzas? I was disappointed to find out that it was basically a microwave pizza, but I still got it as well as a bottle of flavored water. I’m trying to find drinks with no calories whatsoever. Luckily, the diet green tea (see left) and flavored water were both that way (thank god). Hopefully, I’ll be able to find other beverages that are like that because I know already that I will not be able to drink the same thing for a long time. I need variety!

I’m proud to announce that, since I began my jogging program in May, I’ve lost ten pounds. My weight isn’t that important to me, though, because muscle mass throws that off. Instead, I prefer to rely on my body fat percentage. This is, however, a nice incentive. It’s nice to know that I’m making progress!