Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekend Update

I am really rather annoyed with myself, because I still weigh 231 pounds. I want to see the weight dropping off, Biggest Loser style, a pound a day. But I know that's not realistic... not for the amount of work I am (not) putting into this. I am still doing *well*, don't get me wrong, and the scale IS going in the right direction. But I am sick of being fat.

Yesterday I had this mild, underlying, barely noticeable headache and nausea going on. I thought maybe it was because I ate some dark chocolate covered walnuts and 2 small pieces of peanut toffee for lunch. (Yeah, I know. And sugar affects me badly now that I am not used to it. I did have a few bites of chicken breast with it, and now all the sugar is gone from the house. It was just a few bits I picked up at the Whole Foods aka Whole Paycheck store that I wanted to visit for the first and last time). Other than that, I ate well yesterday, with oatmeal for breakfast and vegetable hamburger soup for dinner (I use lean ground beef, brown it, drain it, and rinse it with very hot water to get the fat off before putting it in the soup). I also biked for 30 minutes and strength trained yesterday, and drank plenty of tea and water.

Today I woke up with an absolutely SPLITTING headache and stronger nausea. I forced some water down, made a slice of buttered toast, and drank my tea with some Excedrin. The headache is mostly gone, but I have that underlying nausea and achy feeling that makes me wonder if I have some kind of flu going on. I will take it easy today.

Husband is gone again so I am going to have to figure out a way to exercise daily with the toddler. I purchased a small hopscotch rug and one of those little rugs that has roads and houses on it, and some matchbox cars for her. I am hoping if I keep these toys in reserve and just bring them out when I am on the exercise bike, she might sit and play for awhile while I ride. We'll see. I might need to invest in a dvd player to hook to the TV as well. She might sit and watch a video while I ride some days.

I really want to get this weight off. I am mad that I regained 23 pounds, but happy that I have taken 6 pounds back off. 17 pounds to go to get back down to my low of 214. Sigh... I think I am going to crack down and start counting calories again. It does work, I'll give it that. Yeah, I think I will go to sparkpeople and log my toast and tea right now. I should have a low cal day today. I plan to eat more soup and make some chicken broth from a rotisserie carcass. I don't have much of an appetite right now. Tea is my friend.

Be well.


Ceres said...

He he, the "Whole Paycheck" store :-) Yeah, there's no way I could afford Whole Foods if I were trying to raise a family! I'm still amazed that good food is so expensive in this country, while you can find processed stuff basically for free.

Congrats on your eating and exercise! It won't be long before you lose those pounds again.

Karyn said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Be good to yourself.

Dinah Soar said...

So true--Whole Foods is the whole paycheck store! I love it but---it is expensive. And it's not close to where I live--about 30 miles one way and with the cost of gasoline..well--you know.

It does sound like you've caught a bug of some sort--virus, flu...whatever...just take it easy and get well.

I empathize with your frustration at how long, slow and hard it is to lose those so easy to gain pounds. It just doesn't make sense.

Too much variety and too many choices makes food all too tempting. If we had to eat the same old stuff day in and day out I imagine we'd tire of it, it would lose its appeal and we'd eat less. But we live in the land of plenty...a blessing and a curse.

Jen said...

I too share in your frustration on how slow the weight loss is. It is so easy to just give up and go eat! But that's not why we are going through this. No way are we bustin our butts, sweating, and pushing ourselves for 3 weeks or 3 months or 3 years to get to a healthy spot only to give up and eat like chips, pizza, cheeseburgers and icecream, right?

Keep going, your awesome!


Fat Lazy Guy said...

Dang, I really hope you don't have the flu. I had 2 colds end on end that ended up taking about a month away from me feeling good.

More and more I'm starting to think of the Biggest Loser as a "chick flick". Nothing ever happens in real life like in chick flicks, and biggest loser is another example of that.

Linda said...

Hey, Lyn.

I so hear you on wanting the weight to fall off - just go - but I know, like you, that it takes time.

I'm rooting for you. And I'm hoping your fluishness goes away soon.


45 and Aspiring said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. I can so identify with your upset about regaining--but at least you went in reverse at 23 pounds. Be proud of that!

I went from 272 to 212 and kept maintained there for years (I wanted to prove to myself I could MAINTAIN), and over 2 years I gained it all back, plus 20. What defeat. It's taking a lot of positive energy to reverse myself.

Keep up the great work, you strong woman!

Anonymous said...

Lyn, would it be easier to try and bike for ten minutes at a time, three times a day? I know it's not as good as getting it done all at once, but it might work better with a little ones attention span.

Anonymous said...

My boys LOVE playing with rice. We put a sheet on the floor, with a flat pan of rice in the middle. The rice USUALLY stays on the sheet. The drive their matchbox cars on it, scoop it, etc.

-karen said...

Hang in there! Hope you feel better! The girls have gotten used to playing while I'm on the bike, so just might take a few days. (The rice is a great idea -- will try it!)