Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Fall-Out

Christmas was rough. I got over 200 again - to my extreme self-disgust. So I am off sweets and fried foods until I hit 189. I really wanted to be done with the 200's in December (that means never see it on the scale, especially on the night weigh-in). I took it for granted that 2010 would be completely 200-free, so now I am going to work really hard to ensure that is true. I've been doing well. Last night I was at 199.7 so I have made a lot of headway. We'll see how it goes tonight; hopefully I will be even further away.

But one thing is for damn sure - I am going to be the skeleton at the feast on New Year's Eve.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Making it through the Holidays

It's almost Christmas, which I know is going to be a challenge. It's hard to balance the desire to maintain/lose this week with the desire to enjoy the holidays and all the delicious things that go along with it. It doesn't help that I am dealing with the dual frustration an abbreviated and interrupted work-out schedule.

It's abbreviated because I've had to go easy on my work-outs since I fainted for no apparent reason at the gym last week. I haven't wanted to overdo it, in case that was the reason.

It's interrupted because those bastards at 24-Hour Fitness want to be with their families at Christmas. Between their holiday schedule and my crazy work schedule I won't be able to go to the gym Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. I'm going to have to find other ways to burn calories, I guess.

It's not the end of the world and it won't kill me to integrate other work-out methods into my routine. But I am a creature of habit and like my regimen.

I think I'm just being crazy and the anticipation is worse than it actually will be. I think I need to give myself more credit.

Truth be told, I am doing quite well. I'm at 191 so I only have 12 more pounds to lose by February 14th. Or as it amuses to say it, "My goal is to be overweight by Valentine's Day."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Biggest Loser

This is the first season I watched The Biggest Loser. I suppose since I watched the whole season I can say I like it (not love it). In fact, the con list might be longer than the pro list. Let's see shall we?

  1. I like the exertion challenges. I like seeing the contestants find what they are physically capable of.
  2. I like the weigh-ins
  3. I like the gym sequences
  4. I like Bob
  5. I like seeing them succeed at losing weight
  6. I like the before and after photos

  1. I dislike all of the product placement and staged conversations about the sponsors
  2. I dislike all the angst-ridden decisions about who they are going to vote for
  3. I dislike Jillian's therapy talk (or as she is known on the forums, Dr. Phil-lian) - shut up already!
  4. I dislike their dismay at 'only losing 5 pounds'. It's 5 pounds less, be happy!

I suppose the bottom line is that I wouldn't watch The Biggest Loser if I didn't have a DVR. I can't watch it without fast-forward. But since I have DVR, I guess I'll watch the next season