Friday, December 26, 2008

A Rules Girl

Now that I am less than a week away from starting Phase 2 of my weight loss. I need to figure out what rules to add. 

My current rules are:

1. Go to the gym 4 - 5 times a week.
2. Only buying a new garment when I have to rid of one because it doesn't fit anymore.
3. Only eating ice cream and fried foods once a week.

4. Drinking 2 glasses a milk a day.

I have excelled at all of them but the milk one. I generally had one, but I find it hard to drink two. 

I haven't quite decided what new rules I am going to add.  I was thinking about adding drinking the RDA of water. Other than that I'm not quite sure, but I am open to suggestions.

In other news, I have survived Xmas and all of the goodies associated with it.  As I have mentioned, while maintaining I can go two pounds above 261 and two pounds below. In preparation for the holiday, I cheated and got to 257. I was a bit surprised since I was sick and didn't go to the gym for four days before December 23rd. I think my metabolism is running hot. It was nice to indulge and I was a bit afraid of getting on the scale this morning, but I didn't end up needing the 2 extra pounds. I would've stayed in "the zone" anyway. 

Regardless, I plan on enjoying my remaining days of maintaining.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let's talk numbers

I thought I would share actual pounds I'm losing.I feel like I've been skirting the issue, and it's really just silly.

Over a year ago I re-joined the gym when I hit 299. I did not want to get over 300 pounds. In August when I got serious about it I was at 289. Losing fucking 10 pounds a year was not going to get me where I wanted to be. So I started my current regimen and lost 10% (or 2 stone as I like to think about it) and am now maintaining at 261.

My final goal is 150 - so eight more stone to go... or 4 more 10%'s. 


Sunday, December 7, 2008


So I just calculated my new Body Mass Index and I am no longer Morbidly Obese. 

Drum roll, please......

I am now Extremely Obese

It doesn't really sound better, does it? 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Deadline

So yesterday was my deadline for losing the first 10%. I've known for last two weeks that it was no longer a matter at hitting my goal but, how much I was going to miss it by.

Now the numbers are in:

One Pound! One lousy fucking pound. I missed my goal by one measly stupid little pound. I am so angry at myself (but also proud) but also angry (but also proud). 

So now the name of the game is maintain. I decided that when I hit the deadline, I would maintain that weight for month. I didn't plan it this way, but I'm glad I don't have to try and lose in December.  It's probably for the best.

Of course weight fluctuates a bit, so I am not allowed to gain or lose more than two pounds.

Then come January 1st, the next 10% is coming off. Even though I could not be more trite in starting a weight loss regimen on New Year's Day. Forgive me, it is a coincidence.

Did I mention... one pound? Sheesh.