Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 11: Waiting to see results...waiting...waiting


Alrighty, so I may be feeling a wee bit impatient to see some results of losing over 5 lbs. It is my curse that I need to lose a lot of weight to see results. Conversely, I can gain a lot and not show it as much. Of course, when I am trying to LOSE, it bites me in the ass. Curses!! I think my new mantra needs to be "Patience, patience."  But, I don't want to be PATIENT, I want to be THINNER!!!!!! 

Deep breaths. Inhale. Exhale. 

Ok.

Feeling better.

Today I didn't have too much trouble with hunger. I ate breakfast, snack of grapes, and lunch as usual. Oh, can't say I miss the carrots, but today was the end of the grapes. Unless I drag my lazy butt to the store, I will be back to the orange stuff. Blah,  I say, blah! After work, I decided to see if Jason wanted to go shopping with me, then out for dinner. I wanted to buy my friend's little guy a birthday present, and I just couldn't bring myself to cook dinner. Sometimes it just takes too much effort to decide what to make, then actually get the lead out and make it. We went to this family-style restaurant we like called Rickey's. I was torn about what to order, as seems to be usual these days. I decided to just stick to portion control....and ordered a roast beef sandwich. I couldn't believe that there appeared to be TWO sandwiches on my plate when the food arrived. It wasn't hard to only eat one of them. I had a few fries...left about half on the plate. Jason, brave soul, was very hungry today and took it upon himself to finish my food for me. It was kind of funny with our drinks too. We both ordered a "very large water", and we must have convinced the waitress we meant business, 'cause she brought out a whole pitcher for us. I wasn't really all that full after dinner, but I didn't feel hungry at all in the evening after. Hmmm....is this progress?!?! 

I think that it's getting easier to make myself work out at night. Aww crud... now I've done it. Probably jinxed myself! I waited for dinner to digest and got my butt on the bike.  I decided to get 30 solid, intense minutes in since I only did the walk yesterday. Must have done it, 'cause I was a bit rubbery and red in the face after. Such a good look for me. 

Closing in on two weeks now, and the scale hasn't budged. I know I predicted this, but I kind of hoped against hope that it might actually move a bit. I am going to try to two longer workouts on Saturday and Sunday, so we'll see. Tomorrow, I have my friend's son's birthday to go to...lots of food there for sure. Going to have to restrain myself and not just "graze" on crap all day and top it off with b-day cake! Uh uh, not gonna do it! 

I don't know if it is this blog, my desire to be fitter and thinner, or what, but I feel VERY determined these days. I also feel like I can do this for a long time. Still haven't missed a day of exercise! Yay me!! 

Stats for the day:

Weight: 212

Exercise: 30 min. high intensity


8 comments:

Christine said...

I'm thinking that you are probably losing inches????? Cloths getting loose????
BTW .... you ARE doing great! It took time to gain weight, it will take as much time to loose weight.
I have a secret to tell you .... I ate a donut today ...... shhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone :O)

Christine said...

You have an award in my blog that I would like you to pick up .. :O)

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Hey there, maybe you should consider checking your weight every 7 days for example, that way you'll see the result. Not much can change in one day *unless you starved of course*
Nut you are doing great! Almost 2 week-aversary yeey :)

Kari Walker said...

Hi Tammy. You can do it! Baby steps, and don't beat yourself up if you slip along the way. Know what else? You sound like a writer, and a good one at that. Not that I'm biased or anything...
:)

TC said...

Christine: Wow! Thanks! :) That is so nice of you. I am so new, I don't know how to "pick up" the award though!

Kari: I am so glad you could stop by! Thanks so much for the encouraging (and flattering) words! :)

TC said...

Thanks too AlpHa! :) I really appreciate the encouragement!

RFlatstone said...

One thing my doctor told me, and maybe it will help you too, is that you didn’t gain the weight overnight, or even in just a few weeks, so you can’t expect to lose it any faster. Yeah, I know, I want to see immediate results, too, but it just doesn’t work that way. To your credit, you WILL see results – I never will. I don’t see the progress. Even after 20 lbs, I look in the mirror and don’t see it, even though everyone else comments on how good I look and “what are you doing?” and such.

I have to believe that all the support is helping you. The blog was a great idea – it does hold you accountable to all those who care about you and follow your progress. That little bit of pride – the idea that if start to “slack off,” your loved ones will be disappointed most be a bit of a goad, but in a good way.

You’re doing great, T! You are inspiring me so much!

TC said...

Troy:

I know I must be patient in waiting for results to show. It takes a long time for my body to show any weight loss since I gain weight relatively evenly. Of course, the tummy area gets a bit more than any other!

The blog IS helping a lot! I love that people are reading it, and I get awesome feedback from you and all the other lovely bloggers.

Thanks so much for continuing to take the time to read and comment! You are da best!

TC