Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In and Recap: 11/18/2013

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
November
11/18/13132.425.8%71,383
11/11/13133.225.2%75,464
11/4/13133.625.8%67,473
October
10/28/13132.425.8%59,924
10/21/13131.625.3%84,052
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
September
9/30/13130.025.5%-

I knew creating that Stickk contract would be the kick in the butt I needed! It hasn't been a week yet, but I've logged every day except last Friday. Logging your food is kind of tough when you're out at a party. I managed to just nibble until I felt full and then I didn't eat much more after that. I was pretty proud of myself for not stuffing my face like I am wont to do in those situations.

I am not, however, proud of the fact that I managed to hurt my neck/shoulder taking my coat off in the car a couple weeks ago. I haven't been to lift weights in a couple of weeks because of it. It's been particularly bad the last week but I think it's finally getting better. I've been able to keep up with Reformer at least and now that I'm back to Zumba, it's easier to have a positive mindset about everything.

This past weekend was pretty boring. All I did was grocery shop at Wegmans during the most inopportune time of the day, make some butternut squash soup and watch this little spazz:


There are more pictures on my SmugMug if you're interested. You can click the little smiley face icon in the top right or you can just click on the picture itself.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekly Weigh-In and Recap: 11/11/2013

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
November
11/11/13133.225.2%75,464
11/4/13133.625.8%67,473
October
10/28/13132.425.8%59,924
10/21/13131.625.3%84,052
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
September
9/30/13130.025.5%-

I'm so behind on posting this this week. Work has been unusually crazy the last few days. I've been expending all my brain power there only to come home forget how to do simple tasks like turn on the right burner to heat my food. It's pretty pathetic, I gotta say.  Eric and I went out to see Thor on Saturday, which was awesome. They showed the trailer for Captain America 2 and I got super excited for next April. Captain America is way better than all the other Avengers! We also celebrated Eric's birthday last weekend with a simple but tasty meal and these little delights:

Lychee Butter Cake Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Buttercream
In other news, I've been thinking a lot lately about whether I really want to take running up again. It's been almost two years since I was running with any sort of regularity and my desire to run has waned. I think I'll have to dedicate an entire post to it because there's a lot going on in my head about it. The lack of regular running is partially why my weight has been ever so slowly creeping upwards. It's certainly not the whole reason but it's a conglomeration of disinterest and aggravation that has it creeping more lately. I wish that I could just trust my appetite, eat when I'm hungry and not snarfle everything in sight. But I can't. I'm pretty sure I will never be able to and it's still a tough pill to swallow this many years into maintenance. I know that I'm hung up on this fact right now and nothing I've been doing has shaken me out of that funky state.

So, I think that means that it's time to re-institute a Stickk contract with some drastic negative monetary consequences for failure. The concept of losing money for not doing something simple and easy has always forced me to make better decisions, especially food-based ones. The goal will be to log my food six out of seven days a week for the next 16 weeks and failure to do so each week will cost $50/week. The contract is here and anyone who wants to join as a supporter is appreciated and welcomed. I'm not setting any specific calorie goals right now, I'm just letting myself get back into the habit of being conscious of what I put into my body.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in & Recap: 11/4/2013

DateWeightB.F. %Steps
November
11/4/13133.625.8%67,473
October
10/28/13132.425.8%59,924
10/21/13131.625.3%84,052
10/14/13131.425.2%76,427
10/7/13131.625.0%73,905
September
9/30/13130.025.5%-


I'm not doing a great job going in the right direction, am I? I'm at a loss for words about the whole situation. So, I'm just not going to talk about it. :)

I was lurking about Fitocracy a couple days ago (in between the app crashing on me every two minutes) and stumbled upon a group for bookworms. I joined immediately because I'm totally a bookworm. I've always had a voracious appetite for books; I don't just read them, I devour them. Then I realized I don't actually share that fact here currently, but I could! Stay tuned for future book reviews.

We did some more house maintenance this week and took down an annoying ugly ceiling fan that was far too low in the room on Sunday. It was a bit tougher than the dining room light and we didn't end up with a situation where we could actually just install the new light.


Other than that though, I spent most of the weekend playing Minecraft. I read the patch notes on Friday night last week and got excited because they added more flower types and stained glass. I'm sure this doesn't sound exciting to most people but I have a low threshold for excitment.