Day 4 – Jenny McCarthy can kiss my ***

Today, we dug ourselves out of the 20+ inches of snow we got.  While apartment maintenance was cleaning the parking lot, we had to move cars, so Dingo and I ran out to Old Navy (for $2 tank tops and an unexpected new travel mug for me) and CVS (for, um, necessities).  While at CVS, I found the most fantastic thing!  I kitchen scale for $10!  I’ve been thinking about getting one, but haven’t wanted to drop $30 on one.

I promptly came home, tested it to be sure it worked, and started weighing everything in the kitchen.  Turns out, I was heavily overestimating weights of things!  I estimated some imitation krab to be about 4 ounces, turns out it was 2.7!  Same deal with cucumber…

For a little bit of backstory about my weight issues, 2 years ago, an old housemate I’ll call Hawai’i and I had a friendly wager.  Who could lose the most weight in 2 1/2  months?  I won, dropping almost 30 lbs.  2 years later, I’ve gained all but 5 back.   I tried to do too much at once, got overwhelmed and quit trying, quit paying attention and quit exercising.  Trust me, I’m kicking myself for that now.

Back then, one of the things I learned was that I NEED to eat breakfast.  If I do, I don’t consume nearly as many calories in a day.  Today, for example, I started the day out with a nice bowl of Kashi GoLean.  It’s got a crazy amount of fiber, and I was full for hours.  For a mid-morning snack I had a fantastic apple (yay fiber quotient for the day!) and later for lunch I made homemade sushi (California roll sans avocado).  Since I slept until noon today, lunch was around 5 and I really didn’t want a whole dinner, instead I just had a small peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Anyway, my point was, I’m going to try and eat breakfast everyday.

I wasn’t up for the gym today, but I did dig my car out of the snow, and I did hook up a Wii game I got a while ago for the first time.  Some Jenny McCarthy exercise thing with a camera that tracks you and puts you on the screen and can tell if you’re doing the exercise right.  Sounds great in theory, but the game talks at you too darn much!  Yes, I know I’m not moving my legs enough for a jumping jack.  I’m a super fat chick on the 6th floor of an apartment building.  It’s 9:30pm, and I have neighbors below me in their 70’s.  I have a father in his 70’s… he goes to bed around 7pm!

Anyway, I lasted only about 10 minutes before I wanted to shove the wii-mote somewhere not very pleasant for Ms. McCarthy.  Later, I may see if I can turn off some of the ‘motivational’ phrases and try it again.

Oh well, tomorrow it’s another day at work and then off to the gym afterwards.  Dingo says she’ll come with, but we’ll see.  Right now, it’s almost midnight, and I’m actually under by almost 700 calories today!  Go me! ( I think I may still have a cup of tea, with some splenda though).

Daily summary:

Gross Calories: 1457
Exercise: 10 minutes of aerobics (approx 150 calories burned)
Net Calories for the day:  1307

Tomorrow, a weigh in to see if anything has happened in a week…

Day 3 – Snowdays, slow-cookers, and laundry

So, Dingo has an unexpected 3 day weekend as her store was closed today due to the massive snowstorm hitting most of the Mid-Atlantic.  We got some laundry done, re-hooked our Wii up (I still need to try out a new exercise program I got for it… that’s on my to-do list for tomorrow) and got some general cleaning done.  We finally put away our christmas tree!

For dinner, I tried mushroom and sausage risotto in the slow cooker.  I’m sure it would have worked better if I’d actually had wine, and not messed up on the amount of liquid when I was cutting down the recipe.  As it was, it was good, but the rice was to mushy for my taste (Dingo loved it though, she even ate the mushrooms!).

I’m still hungry today, probably because Dingo is still munching on things and made hot chocolate not too long ago and I can still smell it.  I’m making a cup of red tea, maybe a little splenda, and I’m off to watch SNL and get some sleep.

Calories consumed: 1747
Exercise:  didn’t get to the gym, but did do quite a bit of housework involving standing and lifting.  Tomorrow, I’ll shovel the car out.  That may make up for a light day today!

Day 2 – The Cybex tried to eat me!

Net Calories: 1992
Total Calorie Intake: 2228
Calories burned during exercise: 236

Exercise Details:  20 minutes on the treadmill and about 5 minutes on a cybex machine.  The cybex kicked my ass.  Still, I went right after work before the snow started.

My fiancee says the Cybex sounds like it should be a dinosaur or a pokemon.  She’s folding laundry on the couch right now, and when I told her I was writing that down, she wanted to know if she gets a cool name.  I told her absolutely.  Everyone online deserves a cool name.  She suggested H-bomb, I veto.  Evidently her co-workers have been trying to get it to stick.  I think she’s gonna be Dingo.  I’ll tell the story someday.  I’m Rhino, by the way.

Day 1 – I’m a fat chick…

The other day I got tired… from walking around a bridal fair.

I’m getting married, and I’ve had enough. I’m done with watching “Biggest Loser” on the couch. I’m done with not fitting on roller-coasters. I’m done with my knees hurting and only being able to shop in one clothing store in the mall.

My goal weight loss is 200 lbs, and I know I can do it.

So, I have a calorie counter/exercise tracker computer program. I have a calorie counting book. I have a food diary for on the go when I’m not at the computer.  I’ve got a 20 percent discount at Whole Foods, and today I joined a gym. I might not always update every day, but I’m hoping that just putting it out in public will help motivate me. I don’t like to fail, and I really don’t like to fail in public.

So: Day 1

Calories Consumed:  1841
Calories burned in exercise: 307
Net Calories for the day: 1534
Total minutes exercise: 35  (all treadmill)