I am SO psyched FOR your DD!! Seeing the world is one thing I haven't really done. I am sure she will have a fantastic time and gain priceless experience. Sounds like she's in the right field for her. Is she going to cover anything or write about anything in particular? Thanks for letting me know about Cantonese. I found out the name of the restaurant we're going to and maybe I can plan!
Haha! It would have been awesome if the spot was a UFO though! You've obviously got some talent, and I can't wait to see more of the pictures. I hope you had just the BEST time on your honeymoon. DH and I will get around to honeymooning one of these years...
Sound like fantastic goals you've got there! Thanks for the luck on the Chinese. I'm laughing because I've been thinking about it all week. I'll be going out to lunch with my future co-workers (hopefully long-term co-workers!) and I don't want to get weird looks for obvious 'diet food' but at the same time - poo poo to them! lol.
One step at a time! Maybe you just need to ease into it? Or find a protein substitute? Are you allowed quinoa, beans, or seeds? I can't remember if you're allowed dairy or not on South Beach. I know beans are always my go-to if I'm looking for protein and want to not get it from meat. They're full of fiber too, makes you feel full. But Becca is right - you are maintaining, and I think that can be harder than losing sometimes. You'll get it!
Awesome job getting the workout done!
The tape measure is a weird thing, and boobs are the weirdest thing of all. It could be anything - maybe the bra has stretched out a little, or maybe you HAVE lost inches on your bust, or bust/waist combo in a way that makes the strap have to go tighter. I never understood it well - try not to think too much about it and just celebrate that tighter bra!!! Woohoo!!! That's always one that makes me feel good.
I don't think you need a 300 calorie day, personally
I know how that can feel. Just work on maybe going for like 1500 and see how you feel. You will get it! It' s a marathon, not a sprint, and overall good choices will cancel out those little blips when you're a few hundred cals over. It happens to everyone. Don't give up!!!
As for me: Eye doc appointment went great, she was such a sweet lady. AND I'm joyful, because she gave me contacts with my new prescription RIGHT AWAY so I have them in! What a difference!!!! I definitely needed a new right eye and she said my left eye changed a bit too. I've got these in and we're doing a prescrption check next Monday to see how they feel. I did have some eye strain in my right eye yesterday, but I always expect that when adjusting to a new prescrption, especially because I was grading all day yesterday so I had to read terrible student handwriting. So I'm excited about that, because my driving tomorrow will be with my NEW prescrption and I feel more confident/less worried about driving at night.
I got my ab workout and cardio in yesterday. As expected, abs are tight today but not totally terrible. I usually work out in the evenings, but today I need to work out in the morning because from 4:00-11:00 straight is booked for me this evening. I have a blood pressure issue and I usually don't work out in the mornings because it's the worst then, but I'm gradually getting up and moving around and making sure my head is clear before I start. Had a blood pressure attack during my cardio yesterday and nearly fainted, but I think the room was just hot (I have low blood pressure, plus a mild form POTS which just means that certain postures can make me dizzy). I'll be watching myself closely today though, just in case I get another attack. They're never fun.
I also realized I won't be able to get in a workout Thursday due to my traveling. I have a scheduled day off on Saturday for working out, so I think I'll move that day off to Thursday - do the Thursday workout on Friday and the Friday workout on Saturday. I think it should still work out.
Tonight I'm going to a dinner where students are cooking (the meal is a surprise) so that'll be out of my hands; I'll do my best to make good choices! I'm then going to a bar with departmental colleagues; I've decided I'll stick to light beer, hopefully just one, no more than two. I need to get to bed early because I need to be out the door by 7:00 tomorrow (and I usually have to be up and about for awhile so my blood pressure will stabilize, so that means I need to be out of bed at 6:00 am, which is earlier than usual for me).
Not sure if I will check in again here until Friday (we'll see how tired I am Thursday night) but I will be logging and thinking of everyone!!!
1) At least 72 oz. of water per day M: yes T: yes. I forgot how annoying it is to go to the bathroom like every hour!
2) NO mindless eating M: yes, everything was mindful T: yes
3) Log everything M: yes T: yes
4) Protein ~25-30% of daily/weekly calories M: 25% T: 26% Average: 25.5%
5) Calorie balance for the week: -4,000+ (rather than logging intake, I'm going to log my activity - food daily) M: -708 T: -769 Total: -1477
6) Five days of exercise (M-F), follow Turbo schedule M: yes T: yes. Feeling it today!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 10/11/14 = 175.2 (net: -40.0)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."