Thursday, February 10, 2011

The 17 Day Diet -- Days 39-41

2/8/11

I didn't get on the scale yesterday. Honestly, I didn't even want to know. After the Super Bowl party, I was sure it was a lost cause anyway (since I ate all that food--healthy or not). I just went to the gym, and did my body sculpting class like a nice little soldier, and decided I wasn't going to think about it. But, happy day, when I got on the wii this morning, I'd lost another 2 lbs! I also had a semi-productive day otherwise, too. I went to Kira's and we went through some of my previous blogs to pick out a few jewels that I can tweak for submission to an anthology called After the Diaper Bag. Now that my weight loss journey is off to a good start, I feel like I can juggle one more ball, and that ball needs to be my writing. Today I planned to stay home (do a wii run) and work on editing the stories I wanted to submit--making them more anthology, rather than blog, worthy, but instead I filled in as the helping parent at Sam's preschool. I also went shopping tonight with my friend Jen because I've lost enough weight now that I need some better fitting clothes, and have nothing at all appropriate to wear to my nice Valentine's dinner with Tom on Saturday. Jen took one look at my closet and was like, "Uh, yeah... You obviously came from a warmer climate..." I hardly think a sleeveless dress with a pencil skirt is my best option for navigating waist high snow piles. And don't even get me started on my strappy, open toes shoes... I found a cute wrap dress at Old Navy that I can wear with tights and boots I'm borrowing from Kira.

Breakfast
english muffin with cherry preserves
Lunch
grilled honey mustard chicken snack wrap at McDonalds
fruit and yogurt parfait
Dinner
small caprese salad
glass of red wine

2/9/11

I've noticed that my huger/amount I'm eating every day is tapering way off. Sometimes I wonder if my diet now is as healthy and as balanced as it was when I was eating more food (2x fruit, 2x probiotics, 2x protein servings every day). I don't always get it all in now. But I can't argue with the scale. This morning I'd lost another 1.4 lbs. I'm glad I'm seeing such dramatic progress. Even though I'm still congested, I went for more body sculpting: hard core edition today (aka Power Sculpt--sounds intimidating, doesn't it?). It's supposed to be more challening, but the same group of women from the Monday class also take the Wednesday class. Anyway, our instructor kicked our butts down one side of the gym and up the other. At the end, when she told us what all we'd done (something in the neighborhood of 80 squats/lunges/etc, many, many repetitions with the free weights, and I don't even want to talk about how many crunches) it was a staggering number. It's amazing to discover what my body is actually capable of. Great class. I'm going to go keel over now. :-)
Breakfast
sugar free oatmeal
Lunch
lean hamburger w/ slice of gouda and salsa
sweet potato fries
Snack
coffee w/ creamer
Dinner
2 small pork chops
creamed spinach
sugar free jello mousse


2/10/11

It's always two steps forward, one step back on this diet. The wii says I've gained 0.4 lbs this morning. I'm going to tell myself that after yesterday's lunge-fest, I grew 0.4 lbs of muscle in my butt! LOL It probably also has to do with the fact that I actually ate a substantial amount of food last night at dinner (unlike the night before). Anyway, last night I worked some on the sumissions I wanted to work on. Today I'm not going to the gym--still very conjested, so I'm going to give myself a day off--will go grocery shopping instead, and then hopefully, will be able to work on my submissions some more.

Breakfast
english muffin with cherry preserves
light yogurt
Lunch
half tuna salad sandwich w/ red peppers
natural (unsweetened) applesauce
coffee w/creamer
Dinner
chicken tikka masala
broccoli
sugar free jello mousse

2 comments:

  1. Wow, once again I am super impressed by your determination. I have never managed to stick to a diet for longer than a week. Great job Brittany!

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  2. i really admire your steadfast commitment - it's so soul destroying though when the scale goes up instead of down. I'm trying to loose weight too adn it's SO HARD!!

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