Monday, April 26, 2010

Sometimes things...

don't go according to plan.

When we moved up here to Iowa, I thought, "Good. Now I can finally lose weight. I won't be able to eat out at every lunch and I won't be sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day."

Let's take a moment to laugh at that.

I weight more now than I ever have. Sure, I don't eat out at lunch every day. Probably 95% of the time, I make something here at home. And because I don't work eight hours a day, I'm within walking distance to the kitchen 24/7 most days.

I also eat the majority of my suppers here at home. Our dining prospects are few and far between in this tiny town. Plus, I can make some pretty tasty meals.

When I stepped on the scale nine days ago, I said a few choice words and decided to buckle down.

I started my DIEt on a Friday. I didn't want to wait until Monday. Now, now, now. Something had to be done.

I started walking, eating less and not snacking.

I lost five pounds in one week.


Then a Fireman friend suggested the Lose It! application for the iTouch. He and a bunch of his Fireman friends use it and it has been working for them. I downloaded that puppy and went to town! I put in my starting weight(I used the current weight, not the weight I was a week before.), my age and my goal and it gave me a suggested caloric intake. I have only used it three days, but I haven't gone over my calories yet.

It is SO hard! I have been able to treat myself with a small chocolate cone or a couple of Hershey's Kisses, but that has been fine for me. I don't want a large chocolate cone or the entire bag of Hershey's Kisses. (That's a lie. Of course I do. But I choose not to.)

This morning, I was down four more pounds. Nine pounds in nine days. I know that is way more than is recommended, but I don't feel like I am denying myself of food. I'm having a salad at least once a day. I'm having carbs and proteins. I've cut back to MAYBE one Pepsi a day. (Throwback Pepsi is 150 calories. I have to really want it.)

(I just had to go check that one can wasn't two servings which would have thrown me WAY off! It isn't. Whew.)

I went to my closet and tried on my capri pants this morning. I can tell they have loosened up!

I just hope I can stay with this change.


  1. I'm dreading the time when it becomes no longer optional to put on a pair of shorts. UGH!

  2. Wii Fit, baby! I joined WW a few years ago @ ~280. I got down to 250 and stayed there. I stopped going to the meetings because it was foolish to pay them $10/wk to tell me I hadn't gained or lost.

    I got the Wii Fit just about this time last year. I don't use it every day and sometimes I go a week or more between visits. I sometimes still use the treadmill, too. For other reasons than weight I have had to modify my eating habits and listen much better when my body says, "I'm full. You can stop any time now."

    I go up a little and down a little but I'm down to ~230. 20 pounds in 1 year with only slight adjustments in my behaviors ain't too bad. Keep it up. I'm behind you 100%!

  3. Hi there. I have been enjoying your blog greatly! Just in case you enjoy reading. I read a book called "SIMPLY....WOMAN" By Crystal Andrus, I have lost 30lbs in 12 weeks and I am jogging 3 miles every morning, all things I thought I would never do. It isn't only about dieting, this is a life transformation book, great read and changed my life. Hope this was helpful. Keep up the great work of shedding those pounds. You definately CAN do it!

  4. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Good job! Keep up the hard work.

    Jamie McR

  5. Is it bad that I ate an entire bag of Hershey kisses while reading your post? I'm KIDDING. Sort of. Maybe. ;D

    Go you!