Monday, March 31, 2014

Week 9: Weigh-in

The scale is 2lbs up this week. How awful. But, I have been binging and eating high sodium foods as well.

D's mom passed away this morning. Sad news. I went on a binge this afternoon. Will try to do better next month!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Week 8: Weigh-in

Hopped on the scale this morning to 233.4. That's a 3lb weight loss since I began and a 0.2lb weight-loss since last week. Still inching along instead of going at a brisker pace. Of course, it did not help that I went on a bunch of binges this past week and did not eat as many veggies as I should have. I did however, go hiking yesterday (1700 cal) and two walks last week. So, at least, I am not gaining.

I have been thinking of going to an Overeaters Anonymous group. I have not done so yet, but I think I would like to check one out and see what it is like. I don't like the idea of naming this as an addiction or "admitting I have no power over it". I want to feel like I do have power over my eating habits and compulsions. So, we'll see. I might drop in and see if OA is for me.

On another note, maybe it will help for me to start writing down my food intake again.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Binging Again

For the last two days, I have been doing a lot of emotional eating. I have gone on 3 binges of snacks where I will eat the entire contents of a bag of chips or box of crackers. I feel a compulsion to do so, though I am recognizing that this is not the best decision for me. I am going to refocus my efforts to make better food choices for myself.

Starting now...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Week 7: Weigh-in

I hopped on the scale for a 1lb weight-loss since last week. Not bad. My BMI is now in the 38's. I have lost 2.8lbs in the last month and a half. I am grateful for the progress, but I wish this would go faster!!

Plan for today is to walk for an hour with a friend and then go to dinner with another friend.

I hiked a local butte with my friend L yesterday, we burned 1500 calories doing so. I feel proud of myself - it certainly is a challenge for me to do the hike, especially in parts where there is some climbing to do. But the view from up there is quite breathtaking. Our plan is to hike the butte 1x/week.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm Back

We were gone for 8 days to Boston. 2 days travel (back and forth), 2 days conference, and 4 days of sight-seeing. It was great fun, and definitely felt like a break. The flights were torturous and long (west-east coast and back), and the time differences +DST made us very sleepy.

Fun-wise, we did lots of sight-seeing, learned a lot about Boston history, met a friend I had not met in 14 years, and met a dear family of friends I had not seen since 2009. Very satisfying altogether!

Food-wise, we ate out a lot. We were on a budget, so we ate out a lot at chipotle-style restaurants. D got horribly sick on his birthday from some dodgy chicken at a Qdoba. The hotel we stayed at for 4 days had a hot breakfast, so that was good too.

Exercise-wise, we walked around a lot. I would hate to have to drive around in Boston.I did not make use of the hotel fitness centers.

All in all, I ended up losing 0.2lbs on the trip - not bad at all! I was expecting a 2lbs+ gain. Thankfully, that did not happen.