Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday Weigh In

I chose Wednesday's because it's the middle of the week.  I tend to slip on weekends.  Who wants Monday weigh ins?  That old cliche about "I'll start my diet on Monday" just gets to me.  I've done that many times.  So I want nothing associated to Mondays.   Wednesday gives me time to buckle down a bit if we ate out on the weekend.   

This week was a roller coaster ride for me.   Here's my numbers. 
Reminder the chart shows (Date/Weight/Avg/Loss)

I hit that dreaded 183.6 again.  I HATE that number.   The interesting thing is that I hit that Monday morning.   Sunday was Easter.  I was actually really good that day.  I ran 5 miles that morning.  I had my regular breakfast.  For lunch at my Granny's I had a funeral dog (a hot dog with skin) without a bun, some kind of salad with peas that I had to pick out (so mostly lettuce), and probably 5 wings.  I eat high protein, so all this was good.  I had a small piece of angel food cake.  No icing.  So probably the best cake choice I could have made.  I took a couple bites of another dessert (chocolate) that my hubby was eating.   However, I felt like a slug when I got home.  I hate sitting around all day.  It makes me tired.  So I went on a 10.5 mile bike ride.  I did have a Baby Binks (a small hollow bunny).   I had yogurt for dinner because we burnt a pizza on the grill :(    I didn't track the food, but I burned 1300 cals working out.  So I thought I was doing fairly well.  Then I was up 2lbs the next day!  How does that happen?  I was really disappointed.   

I started tracking my food on SparkPeople again yesterday.  I hate tracking.  It does make me conscious of what I'm eating though.   I still ate chocolate.  I am a confessed chocoholic.  I will always have it in my life.  I did get an email from SparkPeople today entitled "How To Finally Pull Your Sweet Tooth".   This is the article it linked to   I thought that was perfect timing given my struggle.  Of course I know all the stuff in the article.   I just can't detox from sweets.    Besides fruit, sweets seems to be the majority of my carbs.  I rarely eat bread.  I don't eat pasta.   I don't really eat potatoes other than the occasional french fry. I don't eat grains other than quinoa.  I am considering attempting to add oatmeal (blah!) to my diet.  Pinterest had some interesting cold oat creations that I'd like to try.  I'm not sure about that yet. 

Speaking of chocolate.  I cannot believe I'm going to post this photo.  First let me show you a regular baby binks: 

They are smaller than the average hollow bunny.  They are 4 1/2 inches tall and 2 oz. (based on what I just found online).   I LOVE these things.  Hollow chocolate is my weakness.  I have 5 of these stocked up from pre-Easter shopping.  On Monday I hit the stores looking for some baby binks at half price.  I failed.   However, I did hit the ultimate jackpot.   This photo was taken after I got home and I just had a session at the gym.  I didn't realize my hair is a hot mess.  But . . . look what I found!

OMG!  That is a BIG Binks!!!   It's 2 lbs of chocolate!   I just couldn't resist.   It was half price!   It is not opened yet.  I'm not sure how I'm going to store it. If the info I found online is correct, by my math that baby is 4800 cals.   So once I open it I have to store what I don't eat for future eating.  And yes, I'm trying to lose weight. This was not a smart purchase.  Not even close.  But come on!   How was I not suppose to buy it?  LOL.  

Now let's look at me in that photo. . .  blah.  My upper arms are fatter than I thought they were.  See that roll on my stomach.  That will not go away and I'm pretty sure most of it is flabby extra skin.  It's on the front and the sides.  Then I'm wearing these cute capris with a blue stripe that accentuate my saddle bags.  I want those to GO AWAY!    I was hoping running would just jiggle them off.   Not happening.   I have to eat right to get rid of those I think.  So this may be my motivation photo.  Bunny and all.  :) 

Saturday is my 5K.  I can't believe it's here already.  My knees are bothering me and I had ice on both of them yesterday.  Today I was suppose to run.   I wanted to run 3-4 miles.  Tomorrow I have a session with my trainer.  Friday I was going to be off and Saturday morning at 8 AM is my race.  I don't know if I can run today.  My knees are still tender.  I also got a stuffy head and sore throat last night.  So I may just have to rest up and go in cold.  I ran 5 miles Sunday.  Monday I worked out with my trainer.  Yesterday I did a quick mile working on form and speed.  I ran that mile in 9:28 and there was no way I could sustain that any longer.  So can I really not run again till Saturday?  I may not have a choice.  We'll see.    I hope to post this weekend!   Have a great week!


  1. You know I absolutely love your blogs. I've been following you for 2 weeks now and so proud of you girlie.


    1. Dannee!!! I didn't know. You don't show up on my list. Thanks girl!

  2. Your self assessment is interesting -- because I looked at that picture and thought how skinny you look!

    That chocolate bunny is INSANE, though. There's a reason there was one left over -- because you have to be nuts to buy it. lol

    1. You crack me up. I knew you'd say something about that bunny. I saw it in the ad in the paper about a week or so prior. But I refrained. However, for 50% off I just had to. I shouldn't have I know, but I had to.

      I'm not skinny. I wish. Those darn saddlebags. I think my face is skinny and my arms from the elbows down. My wrists are small. They always have been, but even I think they look small now. But my midsection. . . and those upper arms? Blah! But thanks. I don't know if I will ever use the word skinny to describe myself. It's nice to hear other people use it though. :)

  3. Hey, Hoof -- followed you over from SP and already commented (Lexy). But I wanted add here about oatmeal. Stay away. You already said, "blah" so don't worry about trying to add that healthy grain to your diet. Those with hypothyroid issues tend to also have issues with gluten. Oats tend to be cross-contaminated with gluten, so don't bother adding that high-carb grain to your diet. Stay low carb and just work on carbing with colorful fruit.
    Since you are more active now with running, I would recommend finding the paleo nutrition for athlete folks like Robb Wolf and see what they are saying athletes should eat so you can stay high protein, but away from grains.

    1. Thanks for the advice. I did have a blood test for food sensitivities and surprisingly gluten came back negative. I think even my doc was surprised. Of course those tests aren't completely accurate. Challenging is the only way to know for sure. I don't have the patience to challenge. I think there's something to be said about having some whole grains though. But maybe not. I'll think about it. I am getting bored with my current eating habits though and I need some variety. Boredom is how I tend to fall off the wagon.