100 Healthy Days – Day 89.

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Starting Weight: 233.8 pounds
Today’s Weight: 204.2 pounds
Total Lost: 29.6 pounds

I’ve stalled.  At least, from Tuesday through Friday I was 204.4 each morning.  I ate correctly, I may not have had quite enough water, and I did exercise.  And still I stalled.  Until this morning.  Last night I decided to take one for the team, if you will.  I ate chicken nuggets (15 of them!) and two string cheese sticks for dinner.  That’s a ton of food considering how much “good stuff” I’ve been consuming these last 89 days.  I figured if I ate a shitty meal, this morning I’d be up a pound and then I’d eat super healthy the remaining days of my personal challenge thus tricking my body into losing more weight.

Well that backfired.

I’m not disappointed though.  I mean, I lost .2 pounds overnight.  I certainly did not expect this as I did eat all of those nuggets of chicken-y goodness with plenty of ketchup followed by string cheese.  Such an amazing dinner!  I should’ve ordered pizza.  Do you know how long I have gone without my beloved pizza?!  Oh my goodness!  I’ve literally not had pizza since last year.  Totally lame.

So I decided the rest of my plan (eating the healthy way for the remainder of my 100 Healthy Days challenge) is sound.  This morning I had a 3-egg omelet with mushrooms, red onion, and Mexican cheese.  So good.  And for lunch I drank a meal replacement shake because laziness had set in.

I have 11 more days, people.  11 days and I’m done with my challenge!  The official challenge anyway…  I am definitely going to continue.  I’m hoping by the end of the 100 Healthy Days that I will once again be in one-der-land though my real timeline for being under 200 pounds is May 18th – the beginning of my first vacation in ages!!

Btw, I’m in my local public library.  I  ❤  the library so much.  🙂

I should get back to reading…  or browsing for stuff I need/want for vacation.

Stay classy, readers.

P.S. Maybe I’ll have the courage to post pictures on Day 100.  You must not leave any negative feedback or comment on my scant attire.  K, thanks.  Bye.

100 Healthy Days – Day 83. And Brunch.

Good day, readers.

Starting weight: 233.8 pounds
Today’s weight: 206.8 pounds
Total Loss: 27 pounds (Whoop whoop!!)

I’m hungry right now.  I’m not usually hungry except for meal times.  I certainly need a snack.

More than anything, I’m in a funk.  A funk of sadness.  This has been going on for nearly 3 whole weeks.  I’m not even sure if I can write about everything yet.  Just know, I’m sad and cry a lot and feel like binge eating however I am holding strong.

I went on a brunch date this morning.  The date was … a date.  Okay.  Quite average.  We’ll probably hangout again.  He’s not my kind of person to date date.  So maybe not.

I don’t know.

Okay.  That’s all I have.

Goodnight…

100 Day Challenge – Day 68

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Starting Weight: 233.8
Today’s Weight: 211.4

TWENTY-TWO POINT FOUR POUNDS DOWN!! (This loss announcement deserves all caps.)

I’m averaging a loss of 0.33 pounds per day right now.  I sometimes enjoy doing math.  As a social worker I’m not always the best – this math wasn’t so difficult though.  😉

Screenshot_2017-03-10-07-52-27I am obviously doing a poor job at actually recording my weight and as you can see, I weighed the same on February 27th as I did yesterday.  You see what happened was I went to this Asian restaurant with 11 other people and I had 2 mango martinis and mango chicken (I was going for a theme — HAHA!).  I’ve done an even worse job of recording my food.  I will restart on Monday as I felt that keeping track was pointless until I got back down to the 211.6.  And I didn’t feel like recording the 214.whatever when my weight jumped after that meal.

In May I will be heading out on an extended weekend vacation with 3 of my coworkers, a husband and infant (not mine), and a sister (not mine) and her friend.  My goal is to be under 200 pounds by then.  And I really think that goal is completely doable!

People at work have FINALLY started noticing my weight loss which is absolutely fantastic!  This past week I have fit back into two different pairs of pants that I haven’t been able to get into for at least a year.  I also went dress shopping for work…  I got 2 new dresses that fit now and I’m a little sad that they’ll likely be too big in a few months.  Maybe my mom can take them in for me.  Oh, I hope so!  They’re absolutely beautiful!

Anyway, that’s all for today.  I need to go make lunch.

Btw, breakfast was amazing!  I fried up 3 slices of turkey bacon and broke them up into pieces, sauteed about a half an onion, added a handful of spinach, then scrambled 2 eggs into the onions, spinach, and bacon, and added cheese.  So delicious!  I think I might call this a Scrambled Omelet.

Not sure what’s for lunch yet…

Later, people!

Sick – Again.

I was sick again.  This time I had the flu.

I haven’t had this flu in about 4 years and this was just as bad as ever… funny/immature text conversation though:

This conversation was with… Ryan.  Ryan and I have slept together a few times per year since Marshall and I broke up in 2013.  I’ve known Ryan much longer though.  We met in 2010 at a Christmas Party… instant chemistry!

We have a lot of inappropriate conversations.

**Disclaimer: Ryan and I are both AIDS/HIV free**

I started this blog to share how this sickness has affected my weight loss and I got all distracted.

I’m going to bed.

G’night.

100 Healthy Days – Day 41.

I feel a little less like death today.

When I woke up yesterday I could hardly do anything because of how much I was shivering.  My fever finally broke sometime last night.  Hopefully the fever doesn’t return.

This morning I was able to weigh myself.

Starting Weight: 233.8
Today’s Weight (Day 41): 218.2

The last time I weighed myself (Thursday morning) I was 220.6.  I even told the nurse at urgent care the exact number when he asked for my “approximate” weight.

I didn’t eat nearly as much as I should have over the last two days…

The good news is that I am finally on the downside of my weight loss.  Haha.  My weight was previously shown in red because I was a bad girl and had gained a bunch of weight.  Now that I’m under my starting weight from the first time I used this app, I’m in the green.  🙂

Progress.

I need a nap.  Or something.  I definitely need water.  My antibiotic dries me out so bad.

Oh!  I asked Victor how he was feeling since he came over a few days before I got sick.  He said he’s also sick.  I was all, “now I know where I got this from.”  He was like, “yeah, me too.”  Smh.  Who knows who gave the grossness to who.  Doesn’t really matter.

Being Sick.

Strep sucks.

Yesterday I woke up feeling a little gross and as the day progressed I felt worse and worse.  When I finally decided to go home, I could not stop shivering.  I got home, took my temp and had a low-grade fever.  I looked at my throat and my left tonsil was nasty.  I decided to go to an urgent care…

Positive for strep.

The doctor tried to poison prescribe me with a Z-Pack which is apparently bad for those allergic to erythromycin.  After getting my non-lethal meds, I came home and heated up some soup and went to bed.  The shivering didn’t stop for a long time.

At 2am I woke up, just as cold as before.  I knew I could finally take more tylenol, which is what I did.  I managed to get the pills down, but ended up throwing up a bunch of phlegm.  Gross.

The fever has yet to break.  And this headache is not going away.  My neck really hurts too.  Like I’ve done nothing but lay on it wrong all day.

Okay.  I’m done whining.  😉

I didn’t weigh in this morning.  Probably won’t tomorrow either.

Medical Hx from 4/2015-Present

Good morning!

On April 15, 2015, tax day, I went to my current PCP office because insurance required me to in order to avoid a $75 fee.  I weighed 210.1 pounds that day.

On August 5, 2015, I went for who knows why.  I weighed 212.5 pounds.

On May 13, 2016, I went for some reason.  I weighed 236.0 pounds.  In 9 months I had gained 23.5 pounds.

On August 3, 2016, I again visited my doctor.  I weighed 244.0 pounds.  Another 4 pounds gained.

I went in October 2016 because of a car accident and I know I was in the upper 230s.  I think around 238 pounds.  Between August and October I had simply stopped eating McDonald’s for breakfast everyday.

Today I weighed in at 221.6 pounds (which was actually what my home scale AND the doctor scale said).

**HAPPY DANCE**

So, from August 3, 2016 to today, I have lost a grand total of 22.4 pounds.  That is amazing!!  I’m so glad that I doing well.  🙂

P.S. I did not gain weight from yesterday’s meal.  I did not lose weight either.  But I’m okay with that.  😉

(Un)Healthy Day…

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Well, today hasn’t been completely unhealthy.  I had a meal replacement shake for breakfast; and, egg salad, cucumber slices, black olives, and a string cheese stick for lunch.  Then, the agency I work for, had an appreciation type dinner for people involved with a specific program.  The dinner itself wasn’t unhealthy per se.  But that cheese cake with berry drizzle after?  That may have been an unhealthy choice…

Here are my thoughts: I deserved that damn cheesecake!  The work I do as a social worker in child welfare is incredibly demanding and draining.  (Tooting my own horn a bit.)  Rarely do workers and foster parents receive any kind of acknowledgement of the hard work that goes into our jobs.  For social work month I got a star shaped bowl filled with Easter grass and candy.  On top was a note that read “You’re a star!”  Like wft?!  That’s what the agency provides to the social workers who work long hours and have so much emotional baggage and secondhand trauma that we should all be required to see a therapist at least once a month?!  Candy.  Because I’m not already fat.  In a star shaped dish that will do what when the candy is gone??  (I turned my into a planter which is much prettier and useful — I killed the plant already.)  The other thing about the candy is that there is such a huge push from the agency to “be healthy” and all they fucking do is shove donuts, bagels, candy, pizza, and other sugar laden/carb loaded foods down our throats when they do provide us with something to eat (at the agency, not fancy schmancy restaurants.  And I can fucking guarantee you that the only reason we went to that place was because our resource families were being recognized and thanked as well.  Had the group been made up of only agency workers, we would’ve likely had Chick-fil-A or something like that… maybe Little Caesar’s.

So yeah.  I ate the cheesecake.  Who the fuck cares?  Not me.  And that is all that matters.

I’ll be 105% shocked if the scale is not up tomorrow.  <– still don’t care.

Anyway, Victor is here.

Ttyl people.

100 Healthy Days – Pleasant Surprises.

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Starting Weight: 233.8
Today’s Weight: 222.0

Here are two pleasant surprises that I would like to share:

  1. On Saturday (maybe Friday) I was browsing through my blogs trying to figure out which day I really am on in my 100 Healthy Day challenge.  I discovered that I truly started my 100 Healthy Days on January 5th though I am counting January 2nd as my starting weight since that was when I started tracking my weight.  That means today is day 33, not 36 like I thought today would have been before I discovered my count was off.  Therefore, in 33 days I have lost 11.8 pounds.  In two day’s (days, day’s, or days’?) days’ time I will have been doing this challenge for 5 weeks and I’ll get a good picture of how much I’m losing per week.

    WAIT!!  None of that even makes sense!!  Okay, if I am counting Jan. 2nd as my start weight then this is day 36.  If I am counting Jan. 5th as my 100 Healthy Days start date, then my starting weight is 232.6, which means I am down 10.6 pounds.  We’ll keep with the 233.8 start weight which then means that today is day 36.  Goodness.

    Well… okay, so can I say that my start weight is 233.8 and that I didn’t actually start the whole challenge thing until Jan. 5th?  Can I have both?  I think I can.  So today is day 33 of my challenge.  Since the challenge started I have lost 10.6 pounds, but since I started tracking I’ve lost 11.8 pounds.

    Have I ever told you that I’m a social worker?  Social workers don’t math.  😉

  2. I’m 222.0 pounds today!!  Saturday morning I weighed in at 223.8 (nearly 2 whole pounds down over the weekend!!).  I did not have the opportunity to weigh myself yesterday morning because I had a sleepover at Caleb’s.  By the time I got home I had been up for several hours and I’d had breakfast and weighing yourself after being awake for several hours and after having had breakfast is just no bueno.  Best time to weigh in: first thing in the morning, preferably after you’ve peed and pooped.

I had all the plans to go to the gym after work today.  However, yesterday I was clumsy and strained (possibly sprained, but doubtful) my right ankle.  You see, what happened was, I had been sitting on the couch, with my right foot under my left leg.  My foot fell asleep.  I decided to walk the tingles off, which has helped in the past.  I stood up and took a step, but I didn’t really step at all.  Instead, my foot rolled and I felt as if I had stood on my foot with my ankle.  I had to sit for a long time before being able to move.  My ankle was swollen all afternoon/evening.  I almost had Caleb take me to urgent care.  After elevating my foot the rest of the day, lots and lots of ice, and an Epsom salt bath, my ankle is doing better this morning.  I still don’t think tackling the elliptical would be in my body’s best interest today.

Random thought that disrupted my line of thinking: If I’m brave enough, maybe I’ll post pictures this coming Sunday.

Anyway.  I hope you lovelies have a wonderful day.  🙂