Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rough Month

Well, it has been a rough month. I have hit the plateau of all plateaus! I have been gaining and losing the same 2 or 3 pounds for the past 5 weeks. It is so frusterating! I did start to do Atkins last Monday (8 days ago) to see if I could kick start something - it seems to be working, but not as rapidly as others (and I have been hard core about following and sticking to the 20 net carbs a day) and it has been going ok. I said I would to it for 2 weeks to jump start and see if I could kick myself through this plateau.
I was 192.2 this morning so in a perfect world I will get into the 180's next week and stay there!
I have a goal for myself to be at 187 by the time I go to visit my family in June - that is the 19th so that gives me one month to lose 5 pounds. I can totally do that! I just have to do everything to ensure that happens:) The reason for that number is becuase when I saw them in January the last time I saw them I was 207, so for me, I really wanted to be at least down 20 more pounds before I saw them the next time.
I do feel like I just am not seeing the results in the mirror. I felt like I was in a solid size 14 and then I put on some 16's tonight and they were perfect fit- I thought I would OUT of this size. I just feel like I have been in the SAME clothes for the last 20 pounds and I am just sick of it. I have some awesome designer jeans but I have so much muffin top when I wear them that I have to wear a loose shirt. I don't know,I am in a funk tonight, I just thought that 192 would FEEL different and instead I still feel the same. Big. Sigh.
I have high hopes that 187 will make me feel amazing, but not sure that 5 pounds will make that much of a mental difference....

Monday, April 11, 2011

I made it, am here to stay!

So I have made it to Onederland. Today I weighed in at 194.2. That makes 74 pounds for me and I could not be happier. Well, hell, who am I trying to kid - I could be happier if that was 100 pounds and I was done losing but I will take it:)
I seem to be averaging about 1 - 1.5 a week, which works for me. This still allows me treats from time to time, wine 2 nights a week and one date night out with DH. One date night I usually have a nice steak dinner, couple glasses of wine, and a few bites of dessert. So for the most part I am feeling good with the balance I have and still losing. I am also hiting the gym about 3-4 times a week.
I wanted to capture a day in my life after the Dr. Oz show:
7:00 - Coffee w/ FF French Vanilla creamer
9:00 - either Protein Shake or Turkey Bacon and Greek Yogurt
12:00 - Usually big bowl air popped popcorn and chicken meat balls
3:00- Usually a 200-300 snack.
6:00 - dinner, usually piece of fish/meat/chicken and veggies- or once a week Turkey Tacos
9:00 - some treat - WW Ice Cream or Arctic Zero
For a total of around 1200 - 1300 calories a day.

I am totally addicted to Arctic Zero Ice Cream. I take about 1/2 pint (75 calories - Whoop!) of the chocolate with 2 T of the powder chocolate peanut butter- I mix the PB so it is more of a sauce consistency. Then pour that on the Ice Cream, add 1 T of Lite Hershey's syrup and a little FF Redi Whip. SEriously it is a 150 calorie sundae and a little bit of bliss:)

Friday, March 4, 2011

So so SOOOOOOOOO close!

I have been flirting with Onderland for about 2-3 weeks now. I am going from 200.2 -203 and I just can not seem to break through. What a lousy time for a plateau:) I am begining to think that my scale is not capable of a reading that starts with a 1:)
I have actually this week worked out 3 times, stayed at 1200 calories and still can not break through. I even gave up wine to see that number - which is a big deal, I like me some wine:) Hopefully this weekend!
I have discovered the Artic Zero Ice Cream (thanks Joey!) OMG I am in love. I take abou 1/2 a pint (only 75 calories! Whoop!) and then put some lite Hersheys Syrup (1 T for 25 calories) and then 2 T of PB2 (the powdered peanut butter) in the Choc Peanut Butter flavor and make it the consistancy of a sauce and poor them both over. pretty much the best 145 calories of my day:)