Day 40… Savory Trouble?

In Weight Loss Challenge on August 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I had promised myself, when I started this challenge, that I would not get on the scale everyday. That’s a recipe for disaster as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t been keeping that promise of late because of the sickness and the rapid weight loss. I just wanted everything to be on track. I was happy to report I had lost over 5 lbs in weight in just four (five?) short days. This I thought, was obviously due to the sickness… So imagine my surprise(?) when I got on the scales yesterday and I was down another pound!

All through the day I kept thinking up justifications of the weight loss but I finally decided that I’ll weigh myself tomm (Which is today) and will get a better picture of what is going on. I just weighed myself and I’m kind of concerned that I’ve lost another pound!

Not natural and definitely not good for me. If you have been through some of the earlier posts you might know that I live off sugar and don’t really eat much of savory foods… I did however think I was managing to gobble down around 2000 cals a day.

A Glance Back:

I had developed an ED (eating disorder) in my early 20’s and I can get rather obsessive about food. This is why I really did not want rapid weight loss, instead a healthy and non-neurotic way of sustainable weight loss. I do however avoid counting calories everyday, this really makes me obsessive about what I put in my mouth.

In the Present:

I’ve just finished up adding the calories for the last two days and the grand total that I’ve consumed *drum roll* 1420 cals!!! In two days! I’ve been having around 700 calories a day and thinking I was having 2000. What is wrong with me!

Anyways. starting today I’ll be counting my calories again and adjust the amount to 1400 cals. I just hope I don’t end up going down any spiral. 1400 is good right? I’m a big girl (5’7″) and I walk everywhere, its only but natural for me to eat between 1400 and 1600 cals. And I have to stock up on cheese, easiest way to pile on the calories! 🙂

Hope you are all doing better then me,



Day 38… *Evil Laugh*

In Weight Loss Challenge on August 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Cue Faint Chanting, *I kept the weight off, I kept the weight off…*

Day 38 and I’ve lost 5.2 lbs! Can you believe this? (This number includes the 4.6 lbs I mentioned in the last post) I feel like dancing. I do! 😀 Over the four days that I was sick in bed I lost close to 7 lbs and I gained some of it back but I’ve lost another .2 lbs today!!! I’m taking this as a sign that I have stopped gaining the weight back! I even had a (tiny) tiramisu slice yesterday, so you can only imagine how ecstatic I am.

Want more good news? Wait, wait I’ll give it to you.

All my clothes dresses are visibly loose. Even my boss noticed today, “Sana, you losing weight or something? the clothes don’t fit.” (She said something to that effect). That’s not even the best part, the best part is my T’s are loose on my arms!!! What?! My arms are the last place I lose weight but thanks to all the weight lifting stuff I’ve been cramming in, MY ARMS are actually (slightly) getting toned.

Stat Check for the day:

Starting Weight: 173.6

Current Weight: 160.0 lbs BMI: 24.7 (In the Light Over weight category:/)

Weight lost: 13.6 lbs (Oh yeah!)

So, who’s jealous? *Evil laugh*

Other Stuff:

Summer’s all gone and I can’t wait for next year. I was just reflecting today, how gorgeous (if unusually hot) this summer has been. Got a promotion at work, had a great vacation, a gorgeous birthday and just all around joy. ***Except the last few weeks but even they weren’t completely humorless.*** Went over to my sister’s today and my niece (the most stubbornly adorable child in the world), has already started on her Christmas list!!! I was told to start on mine. It just hit me, summer is over… all gone.

I hope the winter here is not as chilly as it was last year. I mean I love a good snow but not a blizzard. Unless, I’m stuck at home with the boy… *blush* We play board games off course, what were you thinking? :P.

By the time, winter’s over I will be done with my challenge and hopefully would have reached my GW of 121 lbs by Feb 17.

Query: One pressing thing I need to ask, I have an office benefit coming up and there will be clients as well as all of my (more then 50) colleagues will be attending. Should I enjoy myself/ treat myself for the night or should I be sensible (food wise)? I think the spread is Italian. I can’t decide. Help me?

Before I sign off, how has everyone else’s summer been?


Day 34… Sickness

In Weight Loss Challenge on August 25, 2010 at 12:33 am

I know I said I’ll start posting every other day but I have a good reason for a 5 day absence. I was/am sick :(…

The Story: I had a fever and was feeling lousy all week, last week but I decided to power through it because I had too much to do and this was just not the right time to get sick! Like there is ever a right time for exhaustion. It finally caught up, to the point where I could barely move without pain so I finally caved in took some pain killers and slept for a blissful 12 hrs… You would think that would make one feel better and you would be wrong. I felt worse, I had a fever and I could barely move. Mum and boyfriend had to double team me into going to the doctor… hate doctors, they have absolutely no sense of humor. Anyways, after a couple of hours I found out that I was experiencing severe fatigue from exhaustion! Wow! I could have diagnosed that, “where’s my medical license, mum?”

The Upside: There is always an upside! 🙂 I got on the scales yesterday and I had lost a whooping 4.6 lbs! In the words of Liz Lemon, “What the what!” ***I realize this is not sustainable weight loss and I’ll gain all of it back as soon as my head stops thumping but I feel horrible and this is the only silver lining… so let me hang on to the illusion?*** The boy is taking me away for at least a weekend to get me to relax! Yay! We already went to Cabo this summer, so this is a double treat! Maybe we’ll just drive down to Vermont? Who cares, I just need the break. 🙂

The doc also thinks along with fluids and rest, I should see a shrink. Hmmmm… not happening doc! 🙂 I’ve dealt with worse in my life, I’m just over stretched.

Okay guys, I smell soup! *yuck*

Wish me back to health?


(P.S. Just a 183 days to go)