Showing posts from October 19, 2008

I always do this to myself

I make these grand plans that are completely impossible and then get down on myself when I can't live up to them. For example, my Bodybugg experiment. I wore it for 2 weeks just tracking everything. I learned that I eat just about as much as I burn hence no weight loss. That didn't upset me, it actually made me understand more what was happening and I was grateful. So I decide it's time to start losing. The Bodybugg program allows you to set up a weight loss program based on your preferences. They recommend 1 lb per week, I of course said no!! I want to lose 1.5 lbs per week. This is completely doable if you are not me!! The way it worked out I was supposed to burn 2400 cals per day and eat 1600. That would create a deficit of 700-800 cals a day leading to 1.5 lbs per week lost. Sounds easy right? Wrong!!!! In the 2 weeks I've been trying to do this I learned 2 things. 2 very important things. First, on my busiest day I burn around 2200 cals. Those a…

Can't seem to get a routine going....

I'm doing okay with the eating and working out, but I'd like to be doing fantastic. I can't seem to get a routine going and it's really starting to bug me. With school and work and such, the days are not the same therefore all are different. I don't like it at all.

Last night in class we did the Meyers-Brigg personality assessment. It was interesting and funny and dead on. I've done these before but it never seemed to hit on me just right. Last night it was absolutely dead on. One thing I learned (though I knew this already) is that I like routine. I like order and I like to have things planned out. What was really funny is that the things I thought were unique to me, not liking crowds or parties, not being able to make small talk, were problems with all the others who shared some of my personality types. Interesting.

Okay, I have to get moving. I'm tired and just want to crawl back into bed......

Hmmm, may have to rethink this a little

My goals were to burn 2400 cals a day and eat 1600 cals. That would be around 700-800 cals deficit a day. That would be about 1.5 lbs a week. The problem I'm having is that I can't burn 2400 a day easily. I'm up and down all day and I try workout in the morning, but all I can seem to burn is 2100-2200. Hmmm.....I may have to lower my expectations a little bit. Or I may have to adjust my goals down a little to 1 lb a week. Of course, I'd be happy to lose 1 lb per week, I don't know what the heck I'm talking about. Sheesh, like I'm losing so much now right?? Okay, I'm working on it and that's the most important part.

Unfortunately I didn't have any time to take pictures today :( But I have some from yesterday:

This is a plant out front. I just like the colors of it.

An this is a white plumeria we have in the yard.

Okay, enough for tonight.

A good first day

I ended the day at around 1675 cals eaten and around 2200 burned. Not quite my goals but closer then I've been these past 2 weeks. I'm happy and more importantly I feel good.

In other news, I've been playing with my new camera. I am going to love this camera, I can tell. I had an SLR camera for years but I didn't get into that much because of the cost of developing film. With digital I can click away and then look at how they came out. If I don't like them I can just delete them. This totally rocks.

So I was playing with the macro today. That is what I really like to look at and take pictures of. I love photos of flowers and animals and such. Anyway, here's a couple of what I did today:

This is my favorite plumeria (frangapani). I just love this flower.

I love this picture looking into the plant. I love how the leaves in front are blurred and the center is so clear. You'll probably get very sick of hearing me talk about my pictures. Sorry!!!

This c…

Back to my roots

I missed my blogaversry :( On September 23 I had been blogging for 4 years. I really thought it was in October that's why I went to check today. 4 years!!! Jeez, I have a lot to say :)

The reason I started this blog was as a weight loss blog. I had been reading some other blogs for a while and had decided to start my own. 4 years ago I was focused strictly on the scale. I just wanted the number to go down. I had a number of other issues I was dealing with at the same time, binge eating, a sugar addiction, etc.

Fast forward 4 years. I've conquered a lot of those demons, though they can still sneak in if I don't pay attention. I'm not so focused on the number on the scale, I want to be healthy not necessarily skinny. Also, I've come to terms with my body. I'm never going to be super skinny. I have a much thicker, more athletic body, but that's okay. I want to lower my fat percent and be strong and healthy.

So as of today I'm returning to my root…