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OMG…WTH?

Ok, first let me apologize for not having a picture of my weigh in this morning as I forgot to grab my camera. I have to say I’m in a bit of shock right now. Last week I weighed in at 219.8, which was down from my first weigh in. This morning I weighed in at 225.1. That’s a gain of nearly 6lbs!!! WTH? There is NO way I ate that much. I wasn’t being 100% good with my family being in and going out to eat, but I didn’t eat that badly.

Let’s look at the math for a bit. It takes 3500 calories excess to gain a pound. That means my excess for last week had to be:

There’s no way I ate that much. So, the only logical conclusion I can come to is I ate more salt than usual and am retaining A LOT of water.

I even walked 9 miles this week (Friday – Thursday). That’s more than the last two months!! *Sigh*

Ok, I’ve had my freak out. Time to put this behind me and work toward getting that scale back down.

How’s it going for y’all?

That Would be a NO

So, My big idea was to talk to the hubster and see if it was possible for me to quit my job to spend more time on my projects. My projects being some sewing projects and myself. After a brief discussion the conclusion was no. We need the income for now.  So, I’ll have to find a different way to fit in more hours during the day. I will be revisiting this. Right now I have 3 hours in the evening to workout, cook dinner, eat, and do anything else I need before bed. Need to sit down with paper and pen and try to work this out.

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, today wasn’t a good weigh in. I was back up to 215. I’m not sure if it’s salt related or an actual weight gain. I’ve been keeping in my calorie allotment, so I know I’m not overeating. I will weigh in again on Friday and see if it’s still up. Needless to say, I’m not very happy about that.

I used to take pictures of what I ate during the day and post it on a blog (about 2 years ago) but I haven’t done it in a long time. My friend Michelle tracks her food in a photo blog as well and has done pretty good at keeping up with it. So, I’ve decided I’m going to start doing it again too. I’ll track my calories still but this will also be a way to make sure I’m tracking accurately. If I have a big bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs it’ll be out there for the world to see.

I figure I’ll just put them together as a collage and post them on a daily basis. We’ll see if I keep it up!

Cravings…

It had been a while since I’ve craved sugar or sweets, but that all changed yesterday. I got an overwhelming craving for chocolate. My office mate talked about going to Sonic and I was very tempted to get an M&M Blast. So, I walked into my husband’s office and took 4 chocolate kisses (ok, I took 3 first then went back for 1 more) from his leftover Christmas stash. It hit the spot. Unfortunately, the way it normally works with me, I wanted more. I wanted a whole candy bar, or a chocolate cake, or Hershey nuggets…anything with A LOT of chocolate. I have a hard time controlling my sugar intake when it comes to candy and desserts. However, I am happy to say I kept my happy butt in my chair and didn’t raid the receptionists candy jar or even go to the store to get my fix.  I ate my apple and tried to think of other things. So, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. 4 kisses was about 100 calories, so it wasn’t too bad.

Then, when I got home, I signed up for a gym membership to 24 hour fitness. I need to get back to working out and my excuse for the past couple of months have been “But it’s cooollldd…” Our treadmill is in our garage that has no heat in the winter and no air in the summer so it’s rarely comfortable in there. So, I’m taking that excuse away. If I go to the gym, it will be climate controlled. 24 hour fitness is $35 a month, but my cousin told me about the Fitness Connection that’s $10 a month. I’m waiting for a call back from their manager to find out how much an “all locations” membership would be with them. If it’s substantially cheaper, I may consider switching. They have one close to work and home. However, I would have to check out one of the locations. There’s no point in joining a gym if there’s not enough equipment to go around. Know what I mean, Jelly Bean?!

I hope everyone has a good day today! Today is my orientation for the Woodlands Fit. It’s supposed to rain, hopefully it doesn’t rain too much as we’re supposed to do a run tonight too. Eek!

Saturday Goodies

My hubby and I went  shopping today at Best Buy to get him a cool pad for his computer. Luckily for me, there’s a Bed, Bath & Beyond right next door. After finishing up at Best Buy we went over to BBB and I was able to get a few items I’ve been needing.

First, I finally got a food scale! Woohoo! No more guessing on weight/portion sizes.

It’s the Biggest Loser scale because it was only $19.99 compared to the others that were $39.99 and $49.99. I think this one will do just fine!

I also got a medieval looking tool, or what’s known as a meat tenderizer! I think you could do more than tenderize meat with this thing. The third side, which you can’t see, is flat for chicken. Sasha (Thanks, Sasha!) suggested that I try flattening out the chicken a little bit before fixing it, so we’re going to give it a try.

Then finally, I found a lovely green stainless steel water bottle…perrrty…

Now, on to more serious matters…Mike and I went to eat at Chuy’s today for lunch. When I got back from the bathroom, the waiter was dropping off a bowl of queso…DOH! I resisted as long as I could, but I decided that I wasn’t going to deprive myself. I allowed myself to have a little bit, but I let Mike eat 3/4’s of it.

I wanted to order he Chica Chica Boom Boom, but there is way too much bad for you stuff involved in that meal. So, I ordered Chicken Fajitas instead.

It was YUMMY! I even ate some of the grilled onions and peppers, which I normally wouldn’t do. I had a bit too much salt today, but other than that I didn’t do too bad.