2010-07-26 08:46 am
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Return from Peru!

I am BACK from beautiful and amazing Peru and I am only a few pounds heavier, which isn't a big deal considering that I have been back since Wednesday night and have been eating tons of carbohydrates, candy bars, ice cream, everything in excess. I just hit the store and bought romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, tofu and white cheese so that I can get back on the salad bandwagon. I also can't think of anything I particularly care to eat at this point (other than salad) but I had better figure it out before I get hungry and then eat whatever is convenient and bad for me.

Here are my stats as of today, July 26:

height: 5'9.5"
weight: 173.5
bmi: 25.3
immediate goal: 160 / bmi 23.3
ultimate goal: 144 / bmi 21.0
2010-07-01 02:16 pm
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After a weekend in Las Vegas, I was sure I would kill my diet. I managed to eat on-program for two of three days, stopping only on my final day to eat deep fried macaroni and cheese balls, a reuben sandwich, and a Philly cheese steak sandwich. Additionally, I drank all three days, so I'm not surprised about my weight gain, but it could have been so much worse.

height: 5'9.5"
weight: 168.8
bmi: 24.6
gain: 2.2

I would like to be around 164-165 by the time I leave for Peru next Tuesday. As for the month, I'm down 7.2 pounds since I started, which isn't bad at all. If I can lose 7 pounds a month, I'll be at my goal by the end of the year with plenty of time to practice maintenance. Hopefully I won't be too challenged during my Peruvian adventure (two weeks!) but I'm planning to buy and bring some Atkins snack/meal-replacement bars in case I run out of options, but I figure if I constantly eat my favorite food ever (salad, nom nom) and stay away from rice and other grains, I'll be good. I'm going to try not to drink very often, although I may partake in some delicious wine while I'm in Lima. I'm going with a group of drinkin' gals, so I'm sure my motivation to stay off liquor while I'm in Lima will be zilch - it will be much easier to remain on-track while I'm staying with my host family in Cuzco.

I can't wait! I'm still partially packed from my trip to Las Vegas so I don't have much to worry about. By the way, my photos from Vegas are horrible. I look chunkers in basically all of them. Gah.
2010-06-25 06:44 am

t-minus three hours until las vegas...

I'm updating with a weigh-in before I head to the airport, since I won't be able to weigh-in or update on Sunday. This way, we won't have to wait two weeks for a results post.

First of all, let me admit that in my desire to eat on-the-go, I've started eating Atkins Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, which are allegedly okay during induction. However, I like to eat as much unprocessed food as possible, and while these only have 2g net carbohydrates per bar, I'm really going to have to find a cheaper and less-processed option for on-the-go eating.

I'm taking about 5 of these bars with me to Las Vegas, since they are a cheaper option to eating out three times a day. Also, good for snacks. Unfortunately, I have noticed that I've stalled since eating the A-bars, so I'll be off them after this weekend.

Height: 5'9.5"
Weight: 166.5
BMI: 24.2

I'll update when my weekend in Las Vegas is over!
2010-06-20 09:05 am
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weigh-in and other business

First order of business today is posting the results of my weigh-in and measurement-taking:

height: 5'9.5"
weight: 167.4
bmi: 24.4
loss: 3.8 lbs

bust: 42" (-1.5")
waist: 34" (-1")
hips: 40" (-0")

Some other things, before I leave the house...

(1) My big cranky dog bit my boyfriend's mom's little barely-six-pound dog yesterday and we spent a great part of the evening at the vet. She seems to be doing okay but I am totally crushed about it and need to send P's mom a card to apologize even more than I already have. I'm also going to find a way to reimburse P for the $507.00 vet bill. I don't want to think about the poor little dog right now but I'm sending all of my get-well-soon vibes to her.

(2) The washing machine in my pantry is broken, so I'll be spending some time at the laundromat today. Fine with me - I've been reading a series of books that a friend got me hooked to, and I have a difficult time putting them down. They're definitely guilty pleasure reads (P teases me all the time about it), but I recommend them to anyone that loves a good mystery novel: the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. I think she just published book 9, and 10 is on the way...? Anyway. I'm on book four. I have time.

(3) I really need to clean/organize my bedroom today before it starts to overwhelm me.

(4) I have to check if the various libraries I use are open today. I have at least ten books on hold for me!

(5) Finally, I have some homework to do (for my LSAT class as well as for my cultural autobiography). I had better get on it!
2010-06-13 10:40 am
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woo hoo!

Even after my disappointing food day on Friday, I had a decent weigh-in today. Not as wonderful as it WOULD have been, but I've got no complaints since I'm still down from last week.

Weight: 171.2 lbs
BMI: 24.9

I had a great food day yesterday. Paul and I went to Red Lobster for dinner where I ate a medium-cooked sirloin steak with a few pieces of jumbo shrimp in garlic-butter sauce, a portion of broccoli, and a little Caesar salad as a starter.

We went shopping all afternoon, skipped a concert we were thinking about going to, and while we watched Bill Maher's "Religulous" at home, I ate some salad that was leftover from dinner on Friday. I also had a little desserty treat in the way of thick cream and a little cream cheese, one packet of Splenda, and yum!
2010-06-06 10:35 am
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first weigh-in!

Here we go, y'all: First weigh-in, on AD for 4 days.

172.8 lbs
25.1 BMI
Loss: 3.2 lbs


I made a shopping list last night for the next week or so. During days that I have both work and school, I'll probably have an omelet for breakfast, a spinach and iceberg salad for lunch with tuna, and some sauteed veggies with tuna/mayo for lunch. I am probably going to get so tired of tuna, but it's the only thing I can think of that travels well. I also have some snack ideas (canned pumpkin with Splenda and a little cream cheese, or turkey and cream cheese roll ups, that sort of thing).