Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crazy Bitch

Ahh what a surprise.  Allison doesn’t like what the scale says so she avoids blogging for a day.

Anyway, after a mostly awesome WW week (and a very enjoyable Memorial Day weekend) I was up 0.2 yesterday.  However, I only went beyond my weeklies and into my APs by 4 and logged some solid workouts so I felt good about the way the week went.  I can also feel that slight bit of extra bagginess in clothes where my skirts are a tad less clingy on my ass so I’d love it if I can move down another 5-6 pounds and into the next size shortly.  I’ve been angrily holding off on buying new jeans and work pants because I’ve got a good amount of shit in my current size, but I crave new and I want it sooner rather than later.

I’ve been totally failing on the weighing once-per-week front which seems to go hand in hand with being a headcase about WW, so I’m trying to steer that back on the right track.  Nonetheless, I insisted on checking out the scale this morning because of my frustration with yesterday’s WI, and I was back down 1.8 (or a 1.6 loss from last week).  I’m not counting it and I tracked yesterday’s WI, but it was still nice to see the number on the scale this morning.  I haven’t seen a number that low in years and it was less than 9 pounds higher than my 18-year old weight which is always what I’m working toward, even though goal is at least 10-15 pounds beyond that.  Of course, this totally sets me up for a mindfuck next WI because now I’ll stupidly expect to see a number at least as low as this morning’s.  I need to stay off that mofo of a scale.

Aside from that small dose of cray cray, things are good.  It’s been hot as balls out lately so I’ve mostly been sticking to working out and running indoors.  For some reason I haven’t had the hatred towards the treadmill which I usually carry, but it wouldn’t kill me to throw in a few more outdoor runs now and then.  I’ve finally gotten back to running slightly faster than 10 minute mile pace so I decided I might as well set a new goal of 9 minute pace.  I’m not sure I’ll stick with it/care long enough to get back to that, but it’s something to strive for at least.  I’m too lazy to really increase my mileage beyond 3.5 or so, so at least it’s something.

I may head down the shore this weekend which would mean a decent amount of drinking, but beyond that I’m pretty well planned as far as meals this week.  It’s manageable.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Hmm 2+ months now since I last updated… awesome.  I’m still kickin and my weight loss has been stagnant but nothing bad to report, so as usual it really just boils down to laziness on my part.

Since I never updated about my Lent-shrouded break from liquor, according to my tracker I lost 3 pounds during that time which isn’t bad and it was probably a good exercise overall.  I was reminded that there are definitely other things in my weekly diet that hinder my weight loss besides alcohol, but it was interesting to take a harder look at my tracker and see where my points go and what situations tend to yield shittier results.

Speaking of situations that yield shitty results…

Don't drink and lick your friends, people.

I’ve actually been mostly on the ball for the past few weeks not including Cinco and a detour while in Chicago last week.  I mysteriously lost 1.6 at WI this morning despite living off of Garrett’s popcorn, deep dish and Jameson (don’t ask) for the better part of last week, but I think that’s partly a byproduct of having pretty nominal losses the couple weeks before despite being mostly on my shit with WW.  Or maybe my scale is just being ghetto, hard to say.  Either way, outside of the week I had something resembling the stomach flu and couldn’t eat for like 3 days back in March, today is, allegedly, the lowest I’ve been since 2002ish.

I’ve been pretty good with planning meals out for the week and I don’t have anything awesome, aka unhealthy, planned for Memorial Day so maaaybe I can actually keep going.  I now have it in my head that I want to be down 4 pounds by a wedding at the end of July which is a stupid and pointless goal but overall I’d really just like to be moving in the right direction.  I’ve also been holding off on buying new jeans for pretty much a decade because I want to get down to the next size first, but I can’t hold out forever.  So I’ve got some motivation, I’m just not sure how that will translate into results.

I will try to be a little less crappy with my updating, mostly for my own sake.