Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lazy Blogger

It looks like I’m sucking once again on blogging more frequently.  Not that I really have anything salient to offer multiple times throughout the week, but I’d still like to prattle on about battling a Boston Cream donut or how much I hate the gym on a more regular basis.

Quick update on the scale:  last week I lost two pounds (the 1.6 gain and a small chunk of extra) and this morning I lost another 1.8.  Finally got those 2 losses in a row that I’ve been stalking for what seemed like a decade (weight tracker says March 22 was the last time I had consecutive losses, so close enough).  Last week I was actually greedily hoping for more than 2, and then this past week’s loss seemed too good considering I went to a Chinese buffet and drank a decent amount of Sangria.  I guess shit evens out in the end.  I’d like to see a third straight loss this week, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.  I’m going to Melting Pot for dinner on Friday for a friend’s bday so I’m going to have to not suck as much as usual the rest of the week if I want that to happen.

I’ve been sick-ish this past week which is annoying, though I’m semi-convinced that the constant coughing spasms I’ve been having burned a bunch of calories and helped contribute to my weight loss this week.  I bailed on kickboxing last night but I’m planning to hit up Zumba tonight.  I’m having one of those days where I can’t seem to shove enough food down my throat, so it should be a challenging day and I’m sure I’ll need the APs tonight.

I’m going to Boston for Memorial Day weekend and I would ideally love to be down another 2 pounds by then so maybe I can channel that into some motivation over the next few weeks.  If not, I’m pretty pleased with where I’m at right now and how much I’ve lost in the past few months.  I’d definitely still like to keep losing and get into my healthy weight range, but it’s a nice feeling to at least be in “this isn’t so bad” territory.  I’m about 25 pounds from 18-year old me weight.  I think that number will always be in the back of my head but the idea that I’m back within 25ish pounds of my freshmen year of college weight is still pretty satisfying in itself.

I just realized I haven't posted a picture of anything in forever and posts without pictures are kind of boring.  I'll try to add some soon to spice this bad boy up a little.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And it's May

These blog post titles are really clever, eh?  Brilliance doesn't grow on trees, people.

The weekend is winding down and, despite my typical massive wave of Sunday depression, I feel pretty good about the weekend.  It was one of those weekends that was pretty vanilla in terms of excitement or doing anything remotely memorable, but it was good in WW world.  I'm definitely not one of those people that would rather stay in and make healthy decisions all weekend- I firmly believe there's no point in being thin if I'm going to sit around and be boring and sober all the time.  But I think the scale appreciates me mixing in some quiet weekends where I don't go to town on pizza and nachos at 3 a.m.

I used a decent chunk of weeklies on Mexican food for dinner on Friday but then miraculously only used like 3 more Saturday and Sunday.  I can't explain it, but this craziness won't be happening again anytime soon.  I also went to 2 classes at the gym yesterday morning and went for about an hour walk around the city today to eat up the nice weather.  And, much to my ego's enjoyment, I had one of those rare but fantastic shopping trips yesterday where you are literally pissing sunshine in the dressing room.  These beauties can happen at any weight and there's no apparent reason why, but it was just one of those days where everything I tried on looked - for lack of a better term - fucking hot on me.  As you can probably tell I've never been deficient in the self-esteem department.  But it was perfect and I bought a shitload of various clothes, including a pair of jeans in a certain size that I haven't worn since 2003.  According to my estimations I was still a good 9 pounds away from last having comfortably worn that size, and in fairness there was a small amount of muffin top, but they were still surprisingly OK.  That shopping trip single-handedly canceled out any misery surrounding the 1st birthday party I had to attend for my friend's kid later that day.  All in all, a good weekend!

Barring any major Chinese buffet-caliber setbacks tomorrow, I should see a loss on Tuesday.  I don't usually gain 2 weeks in a row and I may or may not shit a brick if I do this week.  Unfortunately, next weekend looks like a big Cinco de Mayo sized minefield of temptation so even with a (hopeful) loss this week, the up-and-down on the scale looks to continue into May.  I'll report back on Tuesday's results sometime soon.