I knew I wasn't going to lose a whole lot this week. I went out drinking and fajita-eating on Saturday, and had plenty of chips and guacamole throughout the weekend to know it wouldn't be a good week. I did lose .8 lbs anyway, so I can't really complain. More importantly though, I made my 10% total weight loss goal. I got the commemorative key chain and everything. So... I think I'm going to try to lose about 5 more, and then I'll transition into a maintanence program. Part of me is scared to reach my goal because I'm afraid of gaining it back. We'll see how it goes. Total weight loss so far = 19.2 lbs. (my numbers are off somewhere, but this is the right total overall loss).
Ok, not really. But isn't it adorable? This is probably one worthy for the tall blog. This guy came up to me tonight and said, "You would fit in my car!" Then the guy said it a few more times. I'm thinking, like, "OK, weirdo, I can fit in your car. I can fit in mine too, whatever!" So then he says he has a "Smart Car," and a lightbulb goes off in my head. Those are those tiny cars that look like rollerskates. I've always wondered if I could fit into one of those! So I asked him if I could sit in it and see if I really could. Sure enough, as little as it was, it was roomy as all hell. He says he gets 60 miles to the gallon. I totally want one now!!!
So I lost 2.4 pounds this week. That brings my total weight loss up to 18.4 pounds. I'm super close now to my 10% total weight loss goal. I didn't even think I wanted to lose this much weight before, but now that I'm almost to 20, it's like, why not go for 25? As thin as I am, I'm still not in the healthy body fat range. In fact, my trainer thinks I should aim for another 6.4 pounds in order to get myself there. Hmmmm..... I'll have to think about that.
In the meantime... I'm still super-motivated and super positive about the whole eating better and exercising more thing. Sunday, we biked for about 3 hours. It was super-fun. And, shockingly, I really enjoy going to the gym. I never thought I could be that person. My trainer is an absolutely perfect fit for me. She's stripper-hot, but super-nice, so I'm not intimidated by her. And she babies me and kicks my butt just the right amounts. The BodyBugg is also playing a huge motivational role.
I'm also very much into cooking now. I love that I can make really tasty meals and that we're not eating crap anymore. It's doubly rewarding.
I stole this from Megan's blog. I just couldn't resist. It was just too amusing. It's a blog called Stuff White People Like. I'm only half white, which explains why only a couple apply to me. It is uncanny though, the way they called me out on Japan, Sarah Silverman, public radio, sushi, Apple products, Arrested Development, Wes Anderson movies, and Barack Obama.
We went and saw that new Hayden Christensen movie Jumper a few nights ago. It's the one where the guy can teleport to any place in the world. I liked it. Brian didn't. It's got the same director as the Bourne Identity, which I didn't know going in, but made sense afterward.
I found myself really liking the beginning, where the star figures out he has a power and then goes into the toying phase with it. But, then again, I always like that part in these types of superhero, comic-book-style movies. Once the conflict started, it kinda went down hill. I didn't think Samuel L. Jackson was particularly strong. Does it bother anyone else that he plays the same part in all his movies? Overall, though, I think the good outweighed the bad. The special effects were cool. And there was still a lot of wow in the action sequences and in the locations they chose. As long as you don't expect more than a fun action movie, you won't be disappointed. Overall grade: B-
I lost 1.4 pounds this week. That brings my total weight loss so far to 16 pounds. (I think I was off by a little bit before.) I've been super-motivated lately because I got a personal trainer and I got a BodyBugg.
I really like my BodyBugg. I use it with an online program where I track what I eat. It makes it so that, at the end of every day, I know how many calories I've burned. So if my goal is to lose one pound a week, I need to make sure I burn at least 500 calories a day.
After using it for a week, I'd say it's pretty accurate. It said I burned 5,291 calories more than I ate this week. That equals 1.5 pounds. So, assuming my muscles aren't retaining water and that my clothes weigh about the same as they did last week, it's pretty darn accurate. It's also fun to see how many calories I burn doing different activities... such as washing dishes, walking to my car, working out, etc. (Use your imagination.)
I also chopped most of my hair off this week. It's the shortest it's ever been. It's kind of a Jackie-O style cut. Very professional. The most grown-up cut I've ever had. People seem to like it though. They say I look like some kind of movie star from the 40's.
And I got rid of my acrylic pink and white nails. I cut the natural ones short and painted them a dark, vampy black-burgundy. Very fun.
And since I've given up caffeine in the last week, I've been going to bed earlier and sleeping a lot better.
I think the weight loss encouraged all of this. It's more gratifying than I ever imagined. It's not about being skinny. It's about investing time and energy and effort into taking care of yourself. It's about taking an active role in your own life, instead if just sitting back and letting life happen to you. I know it sounds corny, but it's really a cool process.
Arbor Day is quickly approaching! It's April 25th, so you only have a few short months to plant a tree in celebration. Alternatively, watch this video and go to this site for a few laughs and some hardcore tree awareness. (My friend Nick worked on the ad campaign.)
I don't know what would've happened if I had gained weight this week. It would have been the third week in a row that I dieted, exercised, and gained instead of lost. I probably would have gotten homicidal and/or suicidal. Good thing I lost 3 pounds instead. I survived the Treasure Island buffet and the Superbowl on Sunday, and all-you-can-eat-sushi on Monday. Whew. Total weight loss so far: 14.6 lbs.