tired but triumphant

I am just 0.2 lbs away from my mini goal, and another pound since last week. I’m so happy 🙂 One of these days I will try to put up a couple of more recent pictures; you can see somewhat of a difference but not a lot – yet.

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w00t w00t

Down 3.4 lbs since August 7th. Yay!!! 😀 😀

Oh Man (Bernie Mac)

Apparently Bernie Mac passed away this morning. While I can’t say I followed him extensively through the years I always admired how he came from a poor family in Chicago and went on to achieve such success. He also seemed like a really cool guy and wonderful husband and father, taking in his sister’s children and raising them as his own. Being from a poor family myself, he was definitely someone to look up to.

R.I.P. 😦

sweet

Down another 2 pounds since 8/2 😀 😀 I’m so happy and proud of myself. So far it hasn’t been extremely hard either. I think the method I’m using is working pretty well — that is, gradually cutting out favorite foods instead of restricting everything from day one.

Keeping ’em crossed that I can continue without too much trouble.

yay me

So I’ve slowly been working on eating healthier. I’ve cut out chips – potato and tortilla, my 2 biggest downfalls – and, for the most part, caffiene. I will still indulge, about once every couple of weeks, in a Monster energy drink, but compared to my intake before (somewhere in the ballpark of 150-400 mg per day), I’m way back. I’ve switched to decaf coffee as well, which I know still has some caffiene, but still way less than I was consuming.

I’ve also started working out with a friend at the local gym. This week we went 3 times, and I was able to walk over 2 miles in 45 minutes…not too bad, considering I haven’t really exercised in over 6 months. Next week we’re supposed to work out together twice. I think I’m going to sign up for a membership at the gym (again; I let it lapse after the blowout with BIL because he works there and it was uncomfortable to go), and since I’m a college student I get a pretty sweet discount.

I’d forgotten how good it felt to work out. I’m hooked, again 🙂

Next on the healthier eating agenda: less white bread — basically less carbs overall. I’ve taken to eating whole grain bread and no more than 2-3 slices per day. However I’ve also substituted croutons for chips, and I know that while it is healthier in the less fat, probably less calories kind of way, I also know that I need to start substituting veggies and fruit for that.

One last thing is I try very hard not to eat after 7:30-8:00 at night. This is harder, but I’m working on it.

This week I have PMS. My weight Monday was 219; this morning it was down to 215.6 — not shabby for a week where my weight fluctuates within a 5 pound range.