Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weigh In

Well, after that craziness yesterday I was able to keep it together and stay reasonable with my eating: 1201 calories plus fruits & veggies. I am probably eating 400 or more calories of produce, so no worries I am going too low.

This morning I biked 30 minutes while watching Clifford on PBS with my little girl. Not exactly riveting, but hey, it gets the biking done without much interruption! I did 6.2 miles on 4-5 resistance. It seemed harder today than yesterday and I felt a bit tired. I will be taking Sunday off from biking. I plan to try some new exercise today, probably my new resistance bands I bought to take with me on vacation.

It's been one week today since I stepped on the scale and gasped in horror when I saw 245 pounds. I turned it around that very day, and have been counting calories and biking all week. I've had some indulgences (which you know about if you've been reading) but stayed in the calorie range I was aiming for.

Today's weigh in: 239
Loss this week: 6 pounds

I am very pleased with this and plan to continue with what I am doing. I know I won't lose 6 pounds every week; in fact, my pattern in the past is that I lose a good chunk of weight twice each month in direct correlation with my monthly "female" cycle: I drop a few pounds right after my cycle starts, and then I stay the same for 10 days or so. Then I drop a few pounds mid-cycle, then stay the same for almost 2 weeks. When I realized that this is my body's pattern when I am eating healthy, I was able to feel good about the "plateaus" where the scale didn't budge for a week or two, because I knew exactly when to expect the losses. I hope to lose 5 more pounds this month.

Baby Robins, 7/15, 13 days old.


After I took that picture, one of the babies flew out into the yard! I went downstairs and saw the remaining two babies peeking at me:

The little guy who "flew" out was over near the garden. My daughter and I sat on the porch swing watching his parents fly around bringing him worms and encouraging him to fly. He fluttered around the yard, trying to perch on my kids' swingset. After awhile he got better at it and actually flew over the fence into the neighbor's yard! His parents flew over with him to keep watch.

The other two babies stayed by the nest and were still there in the evening.

32 comments:

rachel421 said...

birth of new birds, and a birth of a new life for lyn,,,fitting.

Tina said...

Lyn, I'm SO proud of you for you loss this week! I was laughing out loud at the image of you biking away to Sesame Street and Clifford! Sounds like you have things under control and it's working! Great job!!

Larkspur said...

Woot, what an awesome response to treating your body right! You must feel great. It's nice when your body responds the way it's supposed to!

Reina said...

Wow, congrats on the loss! You are doing awesome! And I bet you're super happy you dumped the last of that chocolate frosting. :)

I think this is my first time commenting. I've been reading for awhile, though.

*Fitcetera* said...

Great loss, Lyn!

Love the babies and their spotted breasts. Great to them getting their wings working.

Carlos said...

great pics and awesome WI!

Megan said...

Yay!! I love it when you're doing well. Somehow I feel like I do a little better :) Keep it up, glad to see you're all about produce again, that really seems to do a lot for you. Went to the farmers market yesterday too, keep up the great work Lyn!

seattlerunnergirl said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations on an AWESOME WI!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Fantastic loss.

So you're eating baby birds (okay...I skimmed a bit).

Camevil said...

Good job, and keep it going.

F. McButter Pants said...

6 lbs is amazing! You've got your mojo back....so happy for you!

Jenn said...

Wow, great weigh-in!

ctina said...

So exciting! I am so happy to witness your success! Keep going!

Hanlie said...

Well done on the loss! But even better for spotting your pattern...

screwdestiny said...

That's great, Lyn! Your determination to get back on track is paying off.

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That's a great weight loss, and the bird pictures are wonderful. I very well remember watching Sesame Street with my little girls while trying to exercise. Fun memories!

Amy said...

That is totally awesome! Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Heather said...

great job, that is a wonderful loss! Im just catching up on all your posts and wow, I missed a lot! but Im glad that are finding something that seems to be working for you and I hope that you continue to find success each week.

Hogan Adventures said...

I have been reading for a long while - but never commented... but just had too now!
I am so pleased to read that you have done well eating wise this week and have recorded a loss. I have been gunning for you to get back to what works - cos it breaks my heart to read of your setbacks. But I know that it is something that can only come from within!
Keep up the good work - I look forward to reading of more achievements.

Suze said...

Woohoo well done on the great loss- you deserve it

Ria said...

Congratulations for the great loss! That little part of you that tossed the frosting should be very, very proud.

theantijared said...

6 pound loss!!!!

That is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

South Beach Steve said...

Great weight loss this week! That is fantastic! It's also pretty cool to hear the story of the ambitious little bird.

Karen In Tennessee said...

Way to go, Lyn!!! It was you vs the chocolate frosting and you came out victorious!!!! That is very inspiring to me. :) I have a feeling we are going to see a very trim and healthy Lyn by summer's end!!!

PS: Love the baby birds. :)

Tammy said...

Keep rockin' it girlfriend. I knew you'd get back on track. You want this as much as I do. Just keep your eyes on the goal, and your hand off of the refrigerator door, lol.

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."- Roberta Brenick

Tammy:)
http://foodaddict-fromfattofab.blogspot.com/

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Great loss! It's good to read you're feeling more on track. :)

Chavonne said...

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

Shelley said...

Awesome weight loss.

ShredFail said...

Great job!

Richard said...

Escaping obesity... it is not really escaping but battling it when you are already obese as oppose to getting obese...

moonduster said...

Woohoo! I am so glad you are seeing that scale go down again! Keep it up and it's going to keep dropping! :)

Erin said...

Way to go!! And @Richard - "escape" is semantically correct. Escape can mean either "to get away from" (Lyn's usage) or "to avoid" (your usage). Dictionary.com says: to slip or get away, as from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty.