Weekly Weigh-in Wednesday

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to update you on my progress.  I’ve been waylaid with a cold/allergies for the last three weeks. At least, I’m over the sore throat. Anywhoo! I’ve been staying stable hoovering around 230lbs. Thus far I have lost 20lbs. Aside from the having a cold, I’ve been job hunting and landed a position in the upper Mid West. So I will be busying packing up house and moving for the next 30 to 45 days and won’t be posting much. Once I’m established and settled I will return to posting and maybe I will have lost 15 more lbs. That would be nice. I know my house will be losing some weight from decluttering. LOL

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A Very Belated Weekly Weigh-in Wednesday

I’m sorry this very late post.  Research papers, marketing analysis project, job hunting, back to school days, and other parental issues, before I knew it a month went by. Not to fear, I’ve kept up with my diet but haven’t been to the gym in a month…I’m sure my trainer is thinking I quit.  So to catch up on a few things I started on this blog, here’s the update – I cancelled my CSA Subscription simply because of the quality I got.  I guess I’m really that tactile and kinetic and have to pick out my produce myself.

So here’s the progress summed up:

8-22:  237.6 lbs.

8-29:  237.2 lbs.

9-5:    235.8 lbs.

9-7:    233.8 lbs.  BMI 37.7

Mini for the week…hmmm…I think I already met it by reaching 233.8lbs. So I weigh in next week and go from there.

Weight

Starting: 250 Lbs BMI: 43 (April 17, 2012)

Current: 233.8 Lbs BMI: 37.7 (Sept 7,2012)

Target: 150 lbs.

Total weight lost: 16 lbs.

Measurements

Body

Height: 5’6″(Constant)

Neck:  (Sept. 7,2012) 16.15″

Bust: (Sept 7, 2012) 49.25″

Waist: (Sept 7,2012) 45.5″

Hips” (Sept. 7,2012) 49.25″

Thigh: (Sept. 7,2012) 26′

Calf: (Sept. 7, 2012) 17″

Biceps: (Sept. 7, 2012) 14.5″

Forearm: (Sept. 7, 2012) 11.15″

Clothing

Pant Size (Starting) 20WP

Blouse Size: (Sept. 7, 2012) 18W

Blazer Size: (Sept. 7, 2012) 16W

T-Shirt Size: (Sept. 7, 2012) XXL

Bra Size: (Sept. 7, 2012) ??

Total Loss of 5.60″!!!!!

What I’ve been loving…

Parmesan Crisps!!!

A friend of mine introduced me to this new little snack, chip, biscuit, whatever…I love these!!! Lacy goodness!!! The grown up version of goldfish crackers. Yeah, I tried to pass these off on my 8yr old- No dice.  You can eat them by themselves or with a a cup of tomato soup with dill and a slice of sourdough. Ahh, heaven!!! Granted its the middle of summer and this would be an idea meal on a cold rainy SoCal day. I look inf the internet to find the recipe and ther are serveral variations, so I just improvised.

 Ingredients

3/4 cup  shredded Parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano), I’ve use Mozzarella but prefer Parmesan

1 tsp of Italian Seasoning Blend Herbs

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl stir together Parmesan and Italian Seasoning blend. On prepared baking sheet spoon level tablespoons of mixture in mounds 4 inches apart and spread mounds gently into 3 1/2-inch-longrounds. Bake crisps in middle of oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool crisps completely on baking sheet and remove carefully with a metal spatula.

Weekly Weigh-in Wednesday on a Tuesday

Mom’s bathroom scale is a Liar!!!!! I tell you a “liiiaaaar”!!! Liar, liar, pants on fire!!!!

It gave me false hope. Kinda like the White House. (Looks around for Big Brother) I’m not really enjoying the concept of stepped health insurance increases of 13% every 3.5 mos.!!!!! How’s Obamacare working for you??  Thank God for Freedom of Speech and right to give constructive criticism to the government.English: A new Free Speech Flag

But I digress…

As I was saying before I tripped over my soap box, last Tuesday my weight was 238.5 lbs. On Wednesday I posted my weight was at 235.4 lbs., which would be logical since I had been following my caloric intake very closely, stood in the Colorado River in a mph current expending 1936 calories! However, it was my mom’s bathroom scale and not mine. Since I wanted to be fair and honest about my weight loss, maintain my integrity, accountability, and transparency (unlike our politicians) – I reported my numbers. I stand here and Enlightened woman…Note to Self: bring your own scale next time or don’t weigh in at all. As of today, with my continued vigilance to my caloric intake, I weigh in at 242.8 lbs. Which in the metabolic terms means I”m still going to lose some weight.

Mini-goal: With the given setback, I’m setting it at 235 lbs.

Measurements: At present I’m at a size 18W

 

Inner Food Junkie meets Christmas Morning.

The last few weeks have been like Christmas morning. I wake up and rush out to the kitchen to step on the scale to see how much weight I lost during the night. This morning was no different. Well…at least in the weight loss aspect – I lost another 2 pounds.

Poof!!

Vaporized by the magic of metabolism.

So as is my normal routine, I update MyFitnessPal. I get a message back, something along the lines of “Congratulations!!! You’ve lost so much weight (over 10 lbs.) that we need to recalculate your dietary goals.” Accept or decline buttons appear below the message.

I mentally respond “Yay! “ and press accept. Flip through to my food diary section. 1200 Calories…What!? Oh, no, no, no. Where’s my protein…45 (g)…How am I going to do that?!

The Inner Food Junkie starts to emerge and panic overcomes rational thought.

I Google “How many grams in an ounce”. Google generates several possible websites. I flip through a few to get a consensus that 1.5 oz. is equivalent to 45 (g). More panic sets in. “What am I supposed to eat.?” I scan back at the 1200 calories. “1200 calories, that the bare minimum recommended Daily Values” I tell myself, wow but yay I lost another 2 lbs.

MyFitnessPal ~ My New Friend…A review

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So if you’ve been following my blog, you will have read about me using MyFitnessPal. In the past, I’ve used other various nutritional trackers like the ADA endorsed Pyramid.gov (Shift eyes from side to side looking for Big Brother), Livestrong’s  TheDailyPlate for tracking my caloric/nutritional intake for my health classes. I had never used one to track my weight loss.

I have been using MyFitnessPal for about a week and I have to say that I’m impressed with how MyFitnessPal is setup. The program recalibrates the nutrients for every entry of weight loss. For instance I started at 245 pounds, at the time the program calculated the I needed 56 (g) grams of protein. As I continued to record my weight loss, my daily nutritional details recalibrated my protein needs to 48 (g). This helps prevent my metabolism from plateauing from having too much on any one nutrient, thus halting weigh loss. The site also records your exercise and is taken into account on your daily nutrient details, I earn back calories and nutrients to help maintain a health metabolism.

The site has a BMR, BMI, heart calculator. You have the ability to post badges and tickers on your blog that track your weight loss, you can join communities to increase the accountability factor and get support for others on the journey to a healthier weight. Gee, I didn’t really need to start this blog. Just  kidding. MyfitnessPal can be downloaded you an iPad, iPhone, Android or blackberry. As if, electronics weren’t enough of a leash, now you’re accountable to your iPhone for your caloric intake. For those of us, like me, who have fallen off the weight loss wagon often enough that we relate to Pigpen’s dust cloud. MyFitnessPal, is a Pal.

What I’m Loving…Grab the Gold Post-Workout Bars – Homemade

Apparently these post workout nutrition bars are all the rage and available at Smoothie King. I don’t have a  Smoothie King near me and don’t patronize the local Jamba Juice simply because of the high fructose content that would blow my daily caloric intake in one drink. So SuperGlueMom’s and her fellow blogger were the first I had heard of Grab the Gold bars.

I made a batch of these homemade Grab the Gold bars after seeing a follow blogger of Superglue Mom post and variation on this work out bar. I’ll provide SuperGlueMom’s link below:

http://www.supergluemom.com/homemade-post-workout-bar-recipe/
Naturally, I tweaked the recipe by only including 1 tablespoon of Cocoa and 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon. Got kick up that metabolism.  The bar really are good and are a good “Quick Grab” if you heading out the door and need a breakfast in a pinch.

It’s about healthy weight, not the dimensions.

Thirty-six 24 Thirty-Six

Elle Says:

The title for this blog is – obviously – ironic.  In documenting our weight loss journeys, we want to discuss false ideals of body image and how they have affected our own weight struggles. In no way do we believe that the “ideal” woman has bust, waist, and hip measurements of 36-24-36.

Puh-leeze.

Not even two of our most famous icons of beauty had those measurements.  Audrey Hepburn (love her), of classic-beauty, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and strange-accent fame, was a 31.5-22-31.  Tiny, yes, but she had her own weight issues; before she was famous and was working as a dancer after the war, she struggled with overeating.  Who knew?  Marilyn Monroe, on the other hand, of Kennedy, Playboy, and bombshell fame, was supposedly a 36-24-34.  Smaller than you thought still, huh?

Daniel Akst published an article* in the Summer 2005 Wilson Quarterly that investigated evolutionary and…

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Weekly Weigh-in Wedneday

I’m on the road this week at the Bullhead City River Regatta, food and an accurate scale pose a challenge.

http://bullheadregatta.com/

Starting Weight:    240 lbs. (August, 1 2012)

Current Weight:    235.4 lbs. (August 8, 2012)

Loss of another 5 lbs.!!!!  I surpassed my mini goal

Yes, the scale says I lost another five pounds, however, it’s not my scale and I’m bit skeptical. The only confirmation for the weigh loss it my daily intake. I’ve been keeping with in my 1280 calorie limit for the last few days. My body is adjusting to this new level and is actually signaling me when I’m full. When I’m dining out I end up leaving half a plate of food. 😦 Why do they have to serve such big plates of food?  I know, I know…I’ve seen the movie Supersize Me. There’s documentary that will change your mind about fast food.

When I’m out with my daughter I try to split a plate so nothing goes to waste.

Mini-goal: 232 lbs for next week. As you know I posted last week that I broke the 30 lb gravel ball, still no update as to it’s health status, LOL. This week I will most likely be tugging and hauling my parent’s Seadoo and Shuttle in the river, plus 115 degree heat will be a workout in itself.