Thursday, January 24, 2013

Still Losing? I'm gonna need to think of better titles

I hit sub 195 pounds this week! And then promptly ate a stromboli last night, erasing most of the benefit. The good thing is that I should bounce back for tomorrow morning's weigh in, and that's good, since I wanted to at least get below 195 by the month's end. So screw it, that stromboli was delicious and I earned it.

So as of now, I'm looking at over 11 pounds lost since the beginning of the year, and I'm finding myself feeling a lot better because of it. It's amazing what not being bloated and pounding potato chips and monsters every night does to a person. I've gone into this on a whole "hack of the week" kind of approach that I do kind of regret. Yeah it was important to see the weight I could lose by not eating out, just as it was important to realize that life is gonna happen and I will eat out, but by far the most important has just been taking as much control as I can, as easily as I can.

For instance, here's a quick breakdown.

Breakfast - Two eggs, two strips of bacon, coffee with a bit of cream
Snack - piece of fruit, banana
Lunch - sausage, generous portion of frozen veggies
Snack - almonds or sweet potato chips
Dinner - Some portion of awesome meat/fish/chicken, veggies, and a possible salad

And no goddamn energy drinks. Ever. Even the coffee has felt less necessary as of late. As you can see, I'm following a low-carb approach, I'm hesitant to call it paleo, but it is sort of what I'm aspiring too. I haven't been working out very much either, mostly sticking to a 3 mile run with coworkers once a week (I'll bump it up to twice a week once I'm not dead by the end of it, somehow I've slowed down since I quit smoking). I'm also not exactly sure what calorie count all of that adds up to, only that I don't feel as if I'm starving myself. At first I felt hungry and eat just about all my food at work by noon; now I've been able to eat one piece of fruit before my lunch, and then save the other one for an hour later or so. I do know that I don't want to eat less than this any time soon, if ever, because it seems like a small amount (or more likely, a smaller amount than I'm used to cramming down my facehole).

In other resolution news, I've sold a few of my books on Amazon and sent those in. I still haven't dealt with my CD issue, but it has been kind of far down my to do list, to the point that I only just thought about it.

TV time? Not an issue now that football season is over. The only TV I watch on a regular basis is How I Met Your Mother and NBC Thursday comedies, except for 1600 Penn, that show is a horrible shit pile. However on the computer front, I found a stupid free to play Star Wars MMORPG, and yeah...crap.

And on the grad school front, I have opened the GRE book. The GRE book is open. Boo ya.

Anyway, weigh in posting will be tomorrow. Hell or high water. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Losin It!

Alright, so I got through last week's "no outside food" challenge well enough, dropping from a starting weight of 205.9 pounds to 198.2 pounds on Saturday morning. I think it's safe to say I had a lot of empty calories to lose, otherwise that would have been something to be concerned about. It also helped that I was sick as a dog after going out New Year's Eve while fighting off a cold.

Yeah, really fucking smart.

I did experience a quick uptick in weight again after drinking at a trivia night and then falling slave to Taco Bell's XXL Beef Nachos. Don't fall save to Taco Bell's XXL Beef Nachos. I've worked in the food industry before, so I'm just going to guess that they're about 1500 calories.

And now I'm going to check. 1160...yeah, not the thing you should be eating at 11pm. Anyway, I've only just gotten back down to there, and it's been three or four days later.

This week's challenge is a bit more of a out for one meal each day, and try to maintain weight loss. Eating out is inevitable in your 20s, so I figure that healthy dining options wherever I go should be something I should concern myself with, and to make sure that I have a healthy breakfast and lunch to hopefully offset most of the damage.

I'll post the little picture thing detailing my daily weigh-ins later when I have time to figure out the snapshot thingy on my phone and all that crap.