2/1/10

WHOA, NELLY!

Er, I’m 164.7 this morning.

And that is only because I ate a mother lovin’ brownie last night because I saw an even lower number on my scale yesterday and I still had WAY TOO MANY APs to eat. I just couldn’t eat them all yesterday. I am a failure.

But that’s the number I saw this morning.

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.

That’s 9.2lbs lost this month.

That is 2.3lbs per week.

That is too much and too fast.

I know I’m flippity flopping back and forth on this, being happy and sad about what numbers I’m seeing and frankly I blame the Biggest Loser (because I need a scapegoat for something because *I* am fabulous and have done NOTHING wrong here *beams* and linking to them will probably drive traffic to my site – wahooooooooo!). I DO NOT need to see huge losses every week. I DO need to see losses UNDER 2lbs per week. This rate of weight loss is not sustainable and isn’t healthy for me. Period. Full Stop.

I don’t have much to lose at this point. I really need to stop bitching about my weight. I only have 10lbs to lose until I’m in a healthy weight range for my body and 20lbs until my goal weight again. I haven’t set a deadline for it (which is a good thing) but the X-weighted challenge runs until the summer. So that’s like five months to lose 10-20lbs.

So let’s stop to smell the roses, shall we?

*breathe in/breathe out*

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! EXCELLENT.

But for realsies, let’s pretend that I did DESPERATELY need your help & advice about slowing my weight loss the eff down, because it does need to simmah, what would you tell someone? You’re a tried and true WW’er and you know your stuff, what words of wisdom would you impart on a gal pal? Or maybe you just count your calories or follow a low carb/high protein plan, what would you do to keep your weight loss in check but still maintain a steady loss?

To give you some background, these are the mainstays in my diet for the last month:

  • eggs and whole wheat toast
  • almond butter and oats
  • mexican rice casserole
  • shepherd’s pie
  • turkey chili
  • tuna & whole wheat couscous
  • salmon and brown rice
  • whole wheat pasta with lean ground beef
  • BUTTLOADS of veggies (broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, peas, carrots, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Yes, even fruit. An apple every stinkin’ day. Sigh.
  • CHEEEEEEEEEEESE
  • And I’ve gone out for Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican, Italian and brunch a few times :P

PLUS, the past few weeks I’ve earned anywhere between 28 and 38 APs running and weight training.

Now, dispense with the advice!!!

please and thanks :)

18 comments:

Christy said...

I have no advice but wanted to say WOW.

Everything you are doing sounds perfectly on track to me and if the weight is falling off too quickly, then so be it. It may taper off at one point, so I would just say keep what you are doing (you SO know how to do this!) and you will end up at your goal :)

Tundramunkie said...

You know what I love about your list of mainstays? There are healthy fats and piles of protein mixed in there with your veggies!

also, you are kicking ass on the APs! I say take your loss, say thank you, and keep doing what you're doing. Remember, before they came up with this 2lb rule it was the 2% rule, in which case you're still fine.


Other than that, I'd say be sure you're getting your vitamins and calcium, and check in with your body to see if it's feeling ragged and worn down. If you're not feeling 100% with all this healthy living and eating and running etc., you may want to rest an extra day each week for a little while, or work on getting more sleep.

Anyway, bottom line - you rock!

Cheers,
Tundra

marie said...

AHHH! I left out cottage cheese and yogurt! those are two things I eat as well!

I take a multivitamin every day and am in bed by 11 each night.

I think I will dial the exercise back a bit. I don't need to be in the gym as much as I am and I do know these losses will eventually become next to nothing, I was just hoping it would happen this week.

Natalie said...

I don't really feel sorry for your weight loss problem. :D (Slightly jealous here!)

My advice for slowing the weight loss: tempura yam fries. I've been eating them like crazy and my weight is not coming off.

I know. I should become a dietician.

Anonymous said...

Stop eating all those damn vegetables and do a little more couch surfing!

I'm not sure I actually understand your concern...

If you're eating healthy (it sure looks like you are) and eating your FP and AP, I say keep up the great work!

The losses are almost always more dramatic when you first get back on track. Things will level off soon enough.

~Sassyfras

marie said...

Um...what?

given my LENGTHY history on WW, my losses usually level off BY NOW. That's why I'm like, "what the eff?"

I eat fairly clean. Yes, I eat cookies and brownies. I budget for them. I had two pieces of pizza on Saturday night. I had a buttload of WPs for them PLUS APs for them. My concern is that I was going to have a 4lb loss this week. Something I should NOT have.

I'll play with my points ON MY OWN. I'm just here thinking out loud and asking for advice that you would give SOMEONE ELSE. NOT ME. I gave you my info just for background.

Maybe I shouldn't have.

My bad.

Anonymous said...

That first part was meant to be tongue in cheek :(

So, if you hadn't eaten the brownie, you would have had a 4lb loss this week? I doubt the brownie added 1.7 lbs overnight.

I also doubt there are many who know how to work the program as well as you do mouse.

There are really only 3 weight loss variables over which you have control:

1. Quality of food
2. Quantity of food (and water)
3. Activity level

Easing up a bit on the gym routine sounds like an excellent place to start.

~SF

marie said...

you're right that it's not, but it's enough to eat late at night to sit in my gut to have a heavier WI in the AM.


:)

chocolateramblings said...

Eat more.

Ha, joking. I have no idea, I'm trucking along at losing 1 lb a week, I haven't had to think of ways to lose it slower.

And sure, your loss might be a little quick, but WOW! almost 10 lbs in a month has got to be motivating!!

Shrinking Sara said...

Sometimes we would have this problem at WW with people losing too much weight too fast. Now we would only start being concerned about 8 weeks in. We would ask them (gently) if they were eating their WP or APs, how many APs where they earning, are they ensuring to eat within the good healthy guidelines, were they eating all their points? Usually it was one of those. If not they would track for a week and we would take a look.

A lot of people think it is great to lose weight really fast but if you are smart (like you are!) then you realize that the slower it comes off, the more you learn, the more it becomes a habit and the more it becomes your lifestyle. All of that means the more likely you are to keep it off. You and I both lost the weight initially slow and were able to keep it off for awhile without having to stress too much about it. Now life does happen which indeed it did and we gained the weight so we do have to conquer it again but we know what it takes to be successful in losing and maintaining which is the key to really changing our lifestyles!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

I'm trying to think about the advice I could dispense, but at the moment I'm green in envy with your weight loss. It sounds like you are doing fine honestly though. I'm totally impressed with your 20-some activity points. WOW! Keep up the great work mouse.

Tricia said...

Congrats on your loss!

Tamara said...

Sounds like you're doing everything right to me. I say take it when you can get it. If you're feeling good, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water and not feeling deprived, I wouldn't change a thing. It'll level off on it's own. I think this is great news. What am I missing?

Laura said...

I say take it and run.
Literally.

The Merry said...

No, no, I'm glad you shared this info! I have the opposite problem; the weight loss is slowing down dramatically. I'm working out every day, but I needed to see that list of good foods to eat.
I'm taking notes :)

The Merry said...

And I wish that I had some great useful insight to offer. I would say 'trust your body' but you know how your body should be losing better than I do.

Shirls said...

I admit I have not read all the above comments and I'm sure this is in there somewhere but seriously girl I wish I had this problem, I can't lose a single pound even following everything to the letter, na-da, so depressing. I would say be grateful and enjoy while its happening cause it may not continue at this rate, not to curse that on you but just saying..

Nia a.k.a. Genea said...

No insight here either... just congrats on your loss AND way to go on earning all those activity points! You Rock!

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