Today I wore a pair of pants. Pants I haven’t worn in about a year. OH. MY. GAWL. So happy. πŸ™‚ It’s worth it, everyone! It takes a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it. I still have a LOOOOOOONG way to go, but this feels like the first milestone.Β Image

Until next time-

Juniper

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Hell, yeah! 180.6 today. SO CLOSE! ;D

Short post today… Ate 1,675 calories, including a Subway sammie! πŸ˜€ Β Longer post tomorrow, I promise! School is DRAINING me!Β 

PIZZA NIGHT!!! …and I’m NOT going to apologize for it. πŸ™‚ Had 3 slices of grilled chicken/black olive pizza @ 200 calories a piece. Nummmmmmyyyyy…. Calorie count for today: 1,810. Have a nice night–time to study!

Oh, golly.

So, today I ate roughly 1,500 calories. Yay! I won’t weigh myself for a week, because the fluctuations in the scale are starting to make me sad. πŸ™‚ Have a nice day, everyone! Don’t forget to count your calorees.

Insanity?

I think I’m going to start INSANITY again. I have the discs at home. I bought them early last year, but injured my ankle pretty badly and quit doing it. I dropped a few pounds on it, so I figure I’ll try it again. Has anyone else tried it–does it work?

Well… didn’t do so hot at the buffet, but I’ll make up for it the rest of this week by only eating 1200-1300 calories a day. I had a big salad with lots of vegetables and a little dressing, then I had corn, mashed potatoes, grilled chicken, a little bit of mac and cheese, breaded shrimp, a small bowl of vanilla ice cream, a piece of chocolate fudge, and a small peanut butter cookie. I drank light lemonade. I guess it’s not as bad as it could have been, but by my estimations, it was probably about 1,500 to 2,000 calories. That was earlier in the day, and now I’m hungry again… so, I’m eating again… which means I’ll have had about 2,500-2,700 calories today. Oh, boy. I’m not going to weigh myself until next Sunday, because I’m too scared that this will derail my weight loss efforts. It shouldn’t! I don’t feel super guilty, but I definitely have to make up for it by ramping up my workouts this week and eating just a LITTLE bit. πŸ™‚ Have a nice day, everyone! It was finally about 70 degrees in Pennsylvania today!Β 

Until next time-

Juniper

HELPPPP!!! How do I survive a BUFFET? My son’s basketball banquet is tomorrow, and they chose a buffet-style restaurant as the location. What would you eat? How would you approach this weight loss hurdle? I’m going to bring a piece of paper to write down estimated calories, but ANY THOUGHTS?

Went out for a jog at the local high school track this morning! It was nice to get a workout in before having the time to talk myself out of it. I’ll do the same tomorrow. Weighed in at 181.0 this morning, which is the lowest weight my scale has shouted at me so far. πŸ™‚ My plan is to get the heck out of the 180s by the end of next week. SO CLOSE! 170s, here I come!

What I ate today:

Breakfast

Turkey bacon, avocado, swiss cheese sammie on 100-cal. bagel bread

olives

Strawberry banana smoothie

Lunch

Banana with peanut butter

Sunkist fruit snacks

Water

(weird lunch)

Dinner

1/2 cup cheddar cheese potatoes

One garlic biscuit

Water

Snacks

The head of a peanut butter Easter bunny!

Fudgesicle

Total: 1,785 calories. I rule.

I am making a lifestyle change, allowing myself most of the things that I like to eat, just in MUCH smaller portions, and making sure to eat more fruits and veggies. I have been happy with my weight loss so far, and I want to stress that I only want a SLOW weight loss because I am more likely to stick to it in the long run. I refuse to starve myself and I refuse to stop enjoying the process of eating. My ultimate goal is to be 128 pounds by next February, which would give me a year to lose the full 60 pounds. Sounds pretty darn reasonable to me. To still enjoy life, not feel like dieting and exercise is a punishment, and to ultimately feel comfortable in my body is the most important thing in the world to me. If I don’t quite fit into a bikini this summer, I’m not going to sweat it–because I damn sure will the next summer.

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Until next time-

Juniper

Back down to 181.8 today… not sure how, but I’ll take it. I’m going to fit in a half hour workout tonight after I drop my hubby off @ work. I’m definitely having to do some inventive workouts at home since the gym @ school is closed over spring break. Luckily, it’s back up-and-running on Sunday, and I’m going to start ramping up my workouts. Hopefully then I’ll see some bigger changes on the scale and stop feeling guilty for eating a few extra calories. πŸ™‚ Ate 1,785 calories today, most of which were bad because I don’t get my paycheck until tomorrow… that means we don’t exactly have any fresh fruits or veggies in the house, nor do we have anything real to make for meals. Just canned, frozen, or boxed junk. Bleh. I had a big bowl of Life Cereal, a few fudgesicles, some of my kid’s Totino’s pizza rolls, a few pieces of hard candy, a granola bar, and 2 Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos. (They weren’t worth the hype, peeps! My husband’s choice for lunch, anyway…) Well, here’s hoping I can go and get some fresh food tomorrow and that a workout tonight will help the scale move a little… probably not though. I’m not very optimistic about any of this anymore. 😦Image

Until next time-

Juniper