I've been stuck at the same weight for 8 days. The loss I had last week happened Friday night, then nothing after that. Argh!
Chest: -0.0 inches (-2.5 total)
Waist: -0.0 inches (-3.5 total)
Hips: -0.5 inches (-2.5 total)
Thigh: -0.5 inches (-1.5 total)
Thursday calories = 1067
Friday calories = 1133
Saturday calories = 1184
I went to the doctor for a check-in today. According to his scale, I have lost 16 pounds since May 30! Now if only I can break through this plateau I've been on for since Saturday...
Wednesday calories = 997
Tuesday calories = 1109
Monday calories = 1281
Monday exercise = -328 (major sweeping!)
net total = 953
In this entry, I expressed my frustrations and how miserable I was feeling because of the reduction in calories. Now, 2 weeks later, I'm very comfortable. I'm not having the horrible cravings anymore (although I don't think I'll make the chocolate cake again soon; the other day I was ready to take a bath in it). Hub can eat bacon and mayo sandwiches and it doesn't bother me. Seeing the results on the scale (15 pounds now) is very definitely positive reinforcement. I'm much more clearheaded than I was, although whether it's from the vitamins or because I've gotten used to less calories I can't say. In fact, I've been having a hard time eating enough calories. I'd hate to go into 'starvation mode' so I'm trying to stay above 950 or so calories a day. Sometimes I have to almost force myself to eat something before bed to add some calories in - tonight it was a PB&J sandwich.
Today I tried on some shorts that I ordered about a month ago and were too small. I'd never gotten around to returning them. They fit now!
Sunday calories = 1065
Saturday calories = 1149
Friday calories = 1098
Chest: -0.5 inches (-2.5 total)
Waist: -2.0 inches (-3.5 total)
Hips: -0.0 inches (-2 total)
Thigh: -1.0 inches (-1 total)
Thursday calories = 1108
For dinner I had salmon roasted with asparagus and fennel and a ton of garlic, with crispy basil polenta cakes. Made it myself and damn if it wasn't good. 470 calories.
Then I took a box of triple fudge cake mix and a can of diet chocolate soda, mixed the two, and baked it like cupcakes. You wouldn't believe - really light and moist. 180 calories each.
Lunch was a cucumber sandwich with wasabi mayo and onion, and a butternut squash mashed with some butter and brown sugar. 348 calories. Then various snacks, mostly popcorn.
Tomorrow's check-in day. Wish me luck.
Wednesday calories = 1105
Tuesday calories = 962
Monday calories = 1180
Sunday calories = 1003
I can't believe it, but I've checked three different places and they all agree: large shrimp are 4 calories each. This can't possibly be true, can it?
Oh, shrimpy heaven!
Saturday calories = 1112
It was a stretch. I finally decided to have a glass of whole milk and Carnation Instant Breakfast tonight to add some calories.
Calories for Friday: 1223
Chest: -2 inches
Waist: -1.5 inches
Hips: -2 inches
Thigh: 0 change
Thursday calories = 1131
Wednesday calories = 1167
Hormones suck. I woke up this morning weighing 1.5 lbs more than I did last night. I knew it was coming but it sucks anyway.
Tuesday calories: 1149
Monday calories = 1134
Forgot to post them last night!
Calories for Sunday = 1136
Saturday calories = 1136
Friday calories = 1107
Right now I'm at the beginning of the road, looking towards a horizon that's too far away to see clearly. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, to be sure. The first step is liberating; you have made the effort to start and know that someday you will reach your destination. But what of the tenth step, or twentieth, when it starts to sink in that you may be traveling for years before you get to your goal? Those are discouraging times, just as it will be discouraging to see that there's a big hill in front of you that needs climbing.
This is why people set small goals for themselves when losing weight, so that the forest doesn't get overlooked for the trees. If I have 100 lbs to lose, that number starts to seem overwhelming. If I think to myself that I'm going to lose 25 more pounds, and that I'm already almost 1/3 the way there, and then I'll buy myself some stuff from Amazon, that's easier to deal with.
I've been at this diet for a week now and my body's still trying to get used to the drastic reduction in calories. I should be taking some vitamins but I've been too foggy to remember to buy some. My stomach's been in a state of upset and I feel out of it. I was hoping that I would get used to it by now. I wonder if I will get used to it, or if this feeling will be something I'll just need to deal with until I lose the weight I'd like to. I really want to go to the gym, but right now I'm so trashed that the mere idea of walking to the car wears me out.
I am the Little Engine that Can, dammit.
So I can get health insurance that doesn't cost $450/month.
Thursday calories = 1010
Calories for Wednesday = 1139
Tuesday calories = 1253
Monday calories = 1210
Sunday calories: 1190
Saturday calories = 940.