Thursday, December 31, 2015

DietBet Transformer: Month 3

Initial Weigh-In: 175.8
Beginning of Round 1 Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs
End of Round 1 Weigh-In: 162.0
End of Round 2 Weigh-In: 155.8
End of Round 3 Weigh-In: 153.0
Total Loss: 22.8


Diet
This month was a dietary slog. I knew it would be with so many food-based events, but I managed to pull through. On the bright side, it means I got a break from all the recipes that I was sick of and now they can go back into the rotation. Next week's menu is already planned and my groceries have all been obtained. Month 4, here we go!

Exercise
I have been plugging along with my C25K app buuuut my butt is acting up again. My goal for this month is to put my C25K app on hold, maintain my 25 minutes straight, work on correctives and some self-myofascial releases in my tight areas: neck, shoulder and hips.

Cecilia Picture
You know, just because.

Cecilia and Mommy: 9 Months

Time is flying and I can't even believe that Cecilia's first birthday is only three months away. She's such a goof with a fun personality. She's definitely a little mischief maker. This month's story will definitely illustrate that.

Story time!
I was lying down in the playroom, not feeling super great. Cecilia was playing nearby and content by herself for the moment. After a few minutes, I realized it was quiet. Too quiet. I looked up and there was no baby in the playroom. I freaked out a little bit and launched myself off the floor, darting out the baby gate that I realized I had left slightly ajar. To my left, I found Cecilia sitting on the landing of our stairs, looking mighty pleased with herself for having escaped and climbed four stairs without supervision. I quickly scooped her up and snuggled her close, trying to calm my racing heart. I suppose this incident is some sort of karma for my own baby escapades.

I want to see the Christmas tree, Mama. 

No Daddy, take the mean Totoro away!


Likes
  • All books, but not read to her, she wants to flip the pages by herself
  • Her straw sippy cup - I'm inordinately pleased that she was so receptive to the straw sippy cup.
  • Pears and any mixes with pears in them, still
  • Sitting with Mommy at breakfast time to get bites of blueberries
  • Playing "Where's Cecilia?" (i.e. peek-a-boo) with the curtain next to her changing table
  • Unrolling the toilet paper from the roll (SIGH.)
  • Charlie
  • Babbling
  • Making car noises (b-rrroom)
  • Mister Lamby
  • The Christmas tree 
  • Standing on her own!
  • Climbing the stairs (argh noo, too soon baby, too soon!)

Dislikes
  • Having her nails trimmed - this is a strong hate, and it sounds like the worst form of baby torture
  • Teething - it's the worst.
Basic Baby Stats
  • Weight: 16lbs 9.8oz (+1 lb 9.8 oz)
  • Length: 28.75" (+2.25")
  • Head Circumference: 44.5 cm (+1 cm)

Mommy
I'm boring this month. I don't have all that much to say except that I feel as if I am being ordered around by a tiny dictator now.

Previous Posts:
1 Month
2 Months
3 Months
4 Months
5 Months
6 Months
7 Months
8 Months

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DietBet Transformer: Month 2

Initial Weigh-In: 175.8
Beginning of Round 1 Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs
End of Round 1 Weigh-In: 162.0
End of Round 2 Weigh-In: 155.8
Total Loss: 20
I forgot to paint my toenails. Sorry, not sorry.

Diet
I made great progress this month. I learned from my mistake; no more stir fry week, more like one stir fry of appropriate protein per week instead. I'm getting a little tired of the Cook's Illustrated cookbook that I linked in my previous post, however. One can only make the same dishes for so many months in a row! I do have two Cooking Light cookbooks that I'm going to have to pull off the shelf and pore over.

As far as this upcoming month goes, I'm not overly worried about office treats and other festive food-based gatherings because I only work three days a week. It's so much easier to avoid treats when you aren't physically present.

Exercise
I'm still plugging along through the C25K app that I bought forever ago. I've only got a couple more weeks left on it, but I think that I'm going to buy the 10K app after I finish. At this point, my only fitness exercise goal is to just do it (while wearing my Nike gear). I'm not focusing on any numbers (pace, weight lifted, time, etc) because all my energy is directed towards keeping the diet aspect on target. I learned long ago (like four years ago, when I posted about it but I can't find that post...) that if I spread my resources too thin across multiple simultaneous goals that I achieve nothing.

Well, since I did it last time, I figure why not do it again. Here's a Cecilia picture at the end of the post:


DietBet Transformer: Month One