Monday, June 8, 2009

Week Seven!

That's right,  seven weeks. For 49 days I have eaten more fruits and vegetables, avoided junk food like it would give me diabetes and heart disease (oh wait, it WOULD!), and worked my sorry, lazy, couch riding ass out nearly every day (hmmm let's see...six days off in 7 weeks, including today). All this awesomeness has lead to a weight loss of 17 lbs!  Damn, I am gooood! Not to toot my own horn or anything. Oh, ok, maybe I'll just a wee toot. Yay me! 

Funny side note, my little brother (ok, he's 25)  just got back from a five week trip to Ecuador, and when I told him how much I've lost, he said something like, "I barely ate and did hours of backbreaking manual labour and projectile vomiting on a hillside for five weeks and I didn't lose that much!" Oh, I want to try THAT diet!! The manual labour was building houses for families in need. Very cool little brother! 

That being said, I've felt like death warmed over in a faulty toaster oven today. Headache, gas pain (ohh yeah...too much fiber!??!?) and despite only losing 1/2 hr. sleep to get to work early, sooo tired!! I dragged my butt around all day. Good thing that my classes are all but over and the kids are finishing projects, prepping for exams and watching a movie for the novel we studied. It didn't help though that I was at school that 1/2 hr. early and stayed until nearly 5:30 in a meeting. Blarrrrrgggghhh. Nine and a half hours in a high school is akin to torture in some corners of the world. And I don't get paid overtime. Overtime!! Hahahahaha! Ahhh. *wipes tears away* That's a good one. 

Getting home late threw a wrench in dinner, so along with my advil, I had a grilled cheese on whole grain bread and tomato soup. Unlike yesterday, I actually felt full after, and I haven't been hungry since! Take that belly! I haven't eaten too much today...just ceral, cucumber and carrots and my nutribar before dinner. I don't so bad not burning calories when I haven't consumed that many. 

I decided that since I was feeling crappy today, and I've worked out six days in a row, that I'd take tonight off. I don't LOVE it, but I think the bod needs it. Jason expressed some concern that this could be the beginning of a common pattern with me. Just sort of cop out and decide not to work out more and more until I miss weeks in a row. Yeah, true, that was my M.O. before, but really I don't think so. I am SO much more determined now. Plus, I have you guys to kick my ass if I get lazy, right? RIGHT? Uh huh, I thought so. :)

So here's not to being lazy this week! 

Stats for the day:

Weight: 203

Exercise: 0 (unless you count flapping my lips or typing as exercise!)


Anonymous said...

Get out that trumpet and toot away! You deserve it!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

You're doing great. Keep it up.

Winderdoodle said...

That's awesome that you've done so well!!!! As for a break, I actually think it's good to take a day or two off a week to let my body recoup. I was worried I'd let that become an endless "off" pattern too but so far have been able to maintain pretty well. I hope you enjoyed your workout day off and that your body is feeling refreshed and ready to hit it again today!


Madame DeFarge said...

We'll toot your horn for you. You've got me started on stopping eating sweets now. If i have withdrawal symptoms from too little sugar, I'll blame you. If you don't mind that is?

TC said...

Terri: Thanks...I think I will. :)

Jack Sh*t: I appreciate the drop by...hope you are back on track after your difficult weekend. I had pizza and a cookie today, so feeling not so good about that.

Wendy: Yes, I try to tell myself that...body needs a break. It's GOOD to rest. I just end up feeling guilty for not working out anyway.

Mme: Wow, that's great! I will take the blame. Unless, well, you become enraged due to sugar withdrawal and do some sort of grievous injury to the first unfortunate soul who crosses your warpath. If that happens, I renounce all blame!

coloradosugar said...

17 lbs is great!! Keep up the good work! I have no willpower..but you give me hope!!:)