Soooo, last night I pretty much had it with myself. I said to Dan, "Honey, no more sugar for me. And, no more chips and dips and crap foods." He said, "Okay." :)
Yesterday I probably ate around ... Oh, goodness. No idea how many calories in sugar. Over the last week I probably ate 1/2 a pan of brownies, 1/2 cup or more of peanut M&M's, half a sleeve of thin mints... I've just been pounding down sugar. Tons of it. Plus, super high sodium foods. We went to Olive Garden yesterday for dinner - did soup & salad, I had 2 breadsticks, two bowls of salad (I LOVE their salad,) and a bowl of minestrone and the chili type soup. Oh, and two margaritas. (500 calories alone right there.) -- I've been going out and drinking 2-4 pint glasses of cider each time, too. Oh, yeah. Cider is about 290 calories a serving.
Pasta I had when I met up with a friend for lunch:
Yep. Complete with coffee and a cannoli:
Me, with a champagne as big as my head. I had three or four of these as Dan and I played Clue and The Game of Life on the Xbox 360. I love the drinkies, but I'm giving up for a while. Liquid calories are SO not worth it, you guys. Seriously. For the reals.
No wonder I'm gaining weight. I'm done with it, you guys. I don't want to creep my way back up! ...I'm already creeping up. I need to go back down now. My body feels sore and swollen and uncomfortable, and I SQUEEZED into my skinny jeans last night - it wasn't good, or pretty.
Weight: 173.6 (EEK!) +12 lbs
Chest: 38 (+1")
Waist: 31.5 (+2.5")
Hips: 40.5 (+1.5")
I was looking at my measurements / weight chart from last summer, and apparently I actually got down to 157.6. Now, that sounds awesome right about now. These were my numbers, and are now my new mini-goal:
Weight Mini (re)-Goal: 157.6
I'm also super motivated and inspired by my good friend Beth over at the BETH approach. She and I had at one point been almost identical in our weight loss / journey / sizes / pounds dropped. The difference? She's stayed true to a lifestyle change, while I've caved in to emotional eating. :( BOO! She recently hit a low of 152 pounds, and I'm so proud of her, and super, super jealous. So, it was the last straw for me last night.
No more bad foods. Moving around more. Getting back on track. Again.
Good..you can help motivate me as well!! I've lost the same 5 pounds at least 6 times now. I'm ready to lose this weight FOR GOOD!! I'm gonna be 40 this summer and am determinded to lose 25 pounds before that. Thanks for letting me know i'm not alone :)
YOU CAN DO IT! Weight loss/management is so hard. I told my hubby the same thing in January and he's been pretty good about keeping me honest. Good Luck!
I've had a slow case of the creeps, too. Like you, I think I've been drinking a few too many calories and my "treats" have been coming waaaaay too often.
So I'm back on the wagon... and I've saved a spot up here for you. Climb aboard!
good for you girl. although.. totally depriving yourself could backfire. be careful!! :)
Sugar is evil. I struggle with it so much. When I stop eating it, I feel better and I lose weight. But then I eat some and I get hooked and I feel icky and the weight creeps back up. It's good that you are getting back on track..even if it's for the 10th time. There are always going to be set backs but as long as we keep getting back on track we'll reach our goals!
Liquid calories are what get me every time. I have a rule of not drinking my calories. I guess that's why there are 2 unopened bottles of wine sitting at my house! lol
Good luck! You did it before and you will do it again. :)
I'm letting go of the kiquid calories for a while, too.
But come Fitbloggin, bring on the Patron.
I've not had liquid calories since New Years Eve...I am oohhhh so tempted all the time but when I remember how much more working out I have to do just to drink that frozen Bellini it's so not worth it.
I also learned that a small glass of wine is equal to 2 slices of bread...I would rather eat the bread.
You look great and I know you can do it!!!
You've got this, babe. I know you can do it! I KNOW IT! You'll get right back up on that horse and do your thing. And we'll all be here when those numbers go down, down, down. :)
You can do it! You already know that because you've done it before and you can do it again. I wished you lived here and we could eat/exercise/shop together all the time. I just started going to Tease Studio - super fun sexy workouts. I love it and you would too! Maybe you can come to a class when you're here. Miss you. Don't be jealous - just catch up again. ;-)
You can totally do this!
Confuscious said, "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do NOT stop." Granted, he may have been talking about a mule at the time, but I digress... :)
Jump back on the pony, err.... mule, and kick butt!
Today seems like the perfect time to refocus and reclaim it. You're already equipped so go for it! :)
Remember how much you love your BodyBugg - get into it. It's worth it in the long run...
I know it's a tough cycle to break and I'm definitely not one to say do as I do, cos god knows I'm crap, but you've inspired us in the past...
completely irrelevant, but this came in my rss-inbox. At first I thought it was one of your posts, because it kinda looks like you. No idea what the Spanish stuff says, I just thought it was funny so I thought I'd share: http://vandrellikariwarrior.blogspot.com/2011/03/los-malditos-n1-la-portada.html
ps- i'm not sure why I follow your blog, since I'm not interested in losing weight and all that. But you seem so passionate about it, it's fun :)
you can do! take it each meal, each day and you will get there. though that cannoli makes me super jealous.
It's all about balance. If we didn't indulge every once in awhile then healthy eating just wouldn't be worth it.
Have you tried www.myshakeology.com/irongal ?
It really worked for me, because I am always hungry. I mix it up with bananas, coffee ;), etc and it has helped me stay on track.
When I started college I added 30% of my normal weight in a matter of months. It was BAD! I started exercising and the weight came off very, very slowly. But, I was having a hard time maintaining my weight loss and I always felt hungry. These shakes have really helped me lose weight and maintain. Hope you find what works for you!!
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