Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Back on Track

For the first time in a week, I got in all my 8 Healthy Guidelines...

I'm really feeling much better. Physically, at any rate. My mental state is sort of still.... well, a little mushy. Part of it is that I get so damned angry with myself when I act like ... well, whatever unflattering descriptor you want to call what I was doing yesterday. Whining. Bitching. Puling. That's a good word, puling. Highly underutilized in today's vocabulary. Unless, like me, you read a lot of historical romance novels.

[Yes, yes... I read bodice rippers. I rather like them, actually. I also like ABBA (tell me, seriously, are you planning to go see Mama Mia? I am!) and Prince and I have a special place in my heart for Thundarr the Barbarian. Admittedly, it's a special place that involves never actually watching it again, as I don't think I could bear the reality of it... all my other favorite Saturday morning cartoons turned out to be such trash when I got older, I just couldn't face it if Thundarr was just as bad.]

We did Weigh In last night. I am down another 1.6 (I really would have thought it was more, given that I've barely eaten all week) and Thomas was down .4, which put both of us over our 25 pound mark. And Thomas has now reached his 10% goal. So, I have new blog bling, a 5th gold star, and a large purple magnet for my fridge.

My next "big" goal is another 10%... not 10% from what I was when I started, but 10% of what I was from when I reached the first 10%.

So it would look something like this:

Starting WeightLossGoal

And that would leave me with like 5 pounds to get to goal...

For other, non-scale goals, I've decided I want to be comfortably in size 14's before the end of the summer (that's 4 months to lose about another 10-15 pounds), and 12's by the end of the year (another 4 months to lose 10-15 pounds).

So, that's what my plans are....


Anonymous said...

"I really would have thought it was more, given that I've barely eaten all week"

Yes, but when you're sick, your metabolism takes a hit from three different directions. ("I'm sick! Ack, conserve energy for the fixit process!" + "Not enough food? Ack, we're starving, conserve energy in case it lasts!" + "Not exercising as much? No need for all that energy output, then!" = one limping metabolism)

You'll be back on track next week. :-)


Anonymous said...

Congrats to both you & Thomas on your loss! Mama Mia is enjoyable, you'll love it. And Thundarr is still as enjoyable as when I was younger. (I believe it's on Cartoon Network's Boomerang!)

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

Looks like a great plan! Congrats to you and Thomas on your losses. You're both doing great!

Debra said...

Congrats on your weight loss!! Keep up the great work.

Thanks for visiting my blog. (BTW...I see you are from Va. My Father-in-law lives in Galax Va.)

The Fat Foreigner said...

Puling is an utterly under-utilised word (I read lots of ramnce books too!) and I am making every attempt to bring it back into general language circulation. Luckily I'm British with lots of friends from different countries, so when I use words that aren't as common to them they just assume it's a 'cool, British thing', hurray!

Manuela said...

I love the word "puling". I also love Abba and I'm not ashamed to admit it! What great songs and harmonies.

Congratulations on the loss and on that next 10%.

Grumpy Chair said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.

Your goals are very obtainable (which is where a lot of us go wrong).

Anonymous said...

Congrats o the weight loss. We all hope to lose more, but it's often when we don't expect a loss that we are surprised.

Felicia said...

CONGRATS on the weight loss!!! Best wishes to you and keeping on track. I think you are doing wonderfully!!

Have to say that I have that song stuck in my head now though "Mama mia, Mama mia" lmaoo


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, physically and (at least somewhat) mentally. Everything sucks when you're stuck in a sucky mind-warp...and being sick generally makes it easy to get stuck there. You're posting great steady losses and have every right to feel great about that! And I know it's frustrating to feel whiny...but everybody has to vent sometimes or explode, and where can you do that if not here?

I like underused words. It'd be awesome to post a new underused word every week...hmm...

Have a great week and I hope you just keep feeling better and better.