Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weight Check Wednesday

Down half a pound.  This is REALLY starting to piss me off!!! I have over twenty five pounds left to lose!! Well, twenty five point five, but 'over twenty five' sounds more dramatic.  And you know how I love drama.  I wanted two pounds a week.  When I saw that probably wasn't going to happen, I made peace with a pound a week, figuring by Daisy's first birthday, I would have done it.  But half a pound?!?!?! That'll be ANOTHER year, meaning she'll be eighteen months!!! That's not fair!!! Those stupid bags of Halloween candy I ate last year should have had some sort of disclaimer on them.  Warning: If you eat this bag, plus four more, it will take you eighteen months to lose the weight.  And then, as Angela pointed out (thanks a lot loser) it's not like once I FINALLY reach goal, anything awesome and magical will happen.  I'll still have to eat properly and exercise, or else I'll just pack on the pounds again.

And ladies? A world where I can't eat oreos and cold pizza for lunch isn't really a world I want to live in.  You know?

All that being said, I didn't track more than three bites this week.  I did drink a lot of water, and I guess I can thank that little fact for the barely-there loss I did experience.  Wed and Thur were great, I worked out and tracked, even though I wasn't eating that well.  Then I got sick, and just sort of laid around all weekend and Mon and Tues.  Not a great way to lose I guess.  But it's a new day, and a new week, and I'm going to track every single morsel that crosses my lips.

Ooh, want to see something? At first, I was too ashamed of my ultimate nerdiness to show this, but then I figured, hey, I'm not the one who invented it, so there is at LEAST one other person out there as nerdy as me.  And if there's one, maybe there's a few more.  And so I decided to share.  This is a water checklist.  Because I am OBSESSED with checklists.  I make checklists for EVERYTHING.  I just LOVE to check things off.  Take out the trash.  Empty the dishwasher.  Shave legs.  I'm addicted.  That feeling you get, when you cross something off? I think it gets me high.

If you want to be nerdy (and healthy!!) with me, follow this link.  I scaled it down in PSE and printed four to a page, so I could have an entire month on one sheet.  But they're pretty little that way.

I have also downloaded the Jillian  Michaels' 30 Day Shred.  Which brings me to a question for any fit people out there.  Usually, back in the day, when I would 'lift' I would be sore the next day.  Like, unable to sit on the toilet without someone to help lower me down, unable to raise my arms to wash my hair, that sort of thing.  But that rarely happens anymore!!! I 'lift' to the point of exhaustion, I literally CANNOT preform another rep, but after a few hours, I'm sort of fine.  So, does that still count? Am I still toning my muscles? When all this fat finally melts away, will I unveil nice long, lean muscles? Because if not...I might be throwing in the towel.  Fat people can be happy too.


  1. I was just checking out that water checklist today!

  2. i am a fan of jillian michaels 30 day shred. we also do the insanity videos (same company/deal as p90x but without all the equipment) and i think jillian is up there with them. her workout is only 20 min, which is nice. i can't really speak to whether you should be sore or not. i'm sore after insanity and jillian but who knows if that's even important??

  3. I keep a gallon of water at work and try to drink the whole thing. Rarely do I finish, but I usually drink 3/4 of it. Oh, and adding a sliced lemon or lime makes it not so boring. Just another way to keep track of water intake without remembering to write it down =)
    You're doing great!

  4. It's likely that your muscles have adjusted to the type of training you're doing and that's why you don't get sore but you are still making change. Try increasing your weight if you miss some soreness. If you want to mix Jillian (love Jillian!) with something else, try It's short HIIT type workouts you can do at home!

  5. Hey lady... I started using religiously to track my food and I've lost 9 pounds in the last month. It's so helpful to actually keep track of what you're eating, and you get extra calories for random shit, like, carrying an infant or 15 pound load. You can have your oreos and lose the weight too :)

  6. Hey Jen! I have to tell you about this, mainly because I would feel bad not. I CAN NOT shut up about it and I am becoming quite obnoxious...just ask the guy who installed our cable the other night. Anyway...when Luke deployed, I was bound and determined to lose the last 10-15 lbs of baby weight so I would look awesome when he got back. I had six months, right? I could totally do it. Except, I couldn't. I could NOT lose weight. I was eating "Body for Life" (six small meals a day) and completed P90X. In 5 months time, I lost maybe 4 lbs. Working my tail off and being completely disciplined. I was sooooo discouraged. Anyway, I got the chance to visit Luke in Greece. He had been telling me about eating "Paleo" and I didn't really know what that meant. He had lost weight and looked really good and so I decided to give it a try. Since June 18th, I have lost 12.5 lbs and I have not really been working out because I have been crazy busy. But more importantly than losing the weight - I feel sooooooo great. I have so much energy. It has been seriously life changing and I can not imagine going back. I am still learning a lot about this way of eating, but some good blogs are and I'm highly encouraging everyone I know to give it a try for 30 days. I think Rob and Meryl are trying it...haven't heard how it is going for them. Anyway, I had to share. Love your blog, you make me laugh out loud and I so appreciate your honesty! All the best, Aimee

  7. Ha! i just read aimee's comment about paleo! i was about to recommend that to you (like she recommended it to us)! i haven't gone totally "paleo" but i cut out bread, pasta, rice, flour and i feel SO much better! much more energy! and i'm still waking up twice every night with HMS so i needed something! i am slowly but surely losing my harper weight and i can definitely tell it goes so much better when i'm serious about cutting out the carbs and sugar. you should seriously visit those websites aimee mentioned. and i know it seems really extreme, but you can do it a little at the time. that's what i'm doing and i already feel better!

    hey, by the way, your "yada yada prayers" post won't come up for me??