Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why does it always seem…

Why does it always seem that right after I have a bout of the ‘crazies’ that I have a decent weigh in? This week was no execpetion to that rule. I lost 3.08 pounds since last weeks weigh-in! YAY! So that brings my total loss to date to 63.8 pounds! Thank GOD because I really worked my arse off at the gym this week, making a sweaty appearance 4 times. (once was even a night when Marco said he didn’t want to go so I let him stay home and went myself even when it was so so so tempting to say “ok! I’ll stay home too!")

I really concentrated more on my cardio this week, changing up my routines so I’m not doing the same motions over and over. I’ve started doing intervals on different machines. It also helps to break up the monotony so I don’t get bored so fast. Fifteen minutes fly by compared to 40 minutes doing the same thing on one machine. For instance Friday night I started with a 10 minute warm up on the bike, then did 10 more minutes on the row machine (would have done 15 but my shoulders were killing me), switched to the elliptical for 30 minutes and ended with a 5 minute cool down on the treadmill.

I was also very careful with my food intake, cutting out my coffee (choffee really as I usually use a pack of hot chocholate mixed with regualr black coffee) and afternoon mini-chocholate on most days, as I said I was going to last week. I think there was one day I did have chocolate in the afternoon because if I totally restrict myself then I would end up binging this week and that is another pattern I’m trying to break (and doing very well at actually). If I did over-eat anything it was fresh fruit and really, who has ever gotten fat from fruit?

I’ve discovered a “new” fruit that I really like. It’s very exotic, tasty and easy to get. It’s a pear! Ok so a pear isn't exactly exotic but it was for me! Believe it or not I had never had a fresh pair in my entire life up until last week. I had only had canned pears that they used to give you in the grade schol cafeteria and I really didn’t like them. They had a gritty feeling to them and it just grossed me out. Recently I had read an article saying that pears were one of the best fruits for you, giving you the most fiber (9 grams per pear I believe) so I thought I’d be a big girl and try one. Ends up, I love them! They really fill me up more than any other fruit and they’re not as gritty as I remembered the canned pears being. There’s a Turkish shop right around the corner from work and I’ve been walking to it on my lunch hour to stock up on fresh pears and other fruits. They’re unbelievably cheap!

I’ve really tweaked my routine and habits this past week and it seems to have paid off. I’m going to continue with what I’ve been doing for this week and we’ll see how it works out in next Tuesday’s weigh-in.

Hmmm...maybe my crazy bouts are a good thing?

5 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! 3lbs! Good for you! I didn't get to wi this week (surgery yesterday) but hoping that I'll have a loss next week...with all the jello, applesauce, broth I'm consuming! We will see...!

clare said...

woohoo!

that's all... i just know you love comments.

Anonymous said...

You go Sarah! After all these weeks you can still lose 3 lbs in one week- amazing!! You have conquered the plateau syndrome!

Barbi

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your continued success! I've followed your blog for a couple of weeks now and after reading your post from Sunday, I had to comment. It can be so tough to come to terms with how your own mind works and the little games you play on a daily basis but to then acknowledge your behavior and take steps to address it is just fantastic! Keeping that it mind during your low times will hopefully provide you just enough push to bounce back and grab the bull-by-the-horns again. Congrats again!

BTW - For me, I've always found that whenever I catch myself saying "I'm going to try . . . " I typically end up falling short of whatever I was trying to achieve. The word "try" gives me an easy way out should I happen to fail. I am now very conscious of putting things in terms of "I will" or "I'm going to" to leave myself with no excuses!

-K

skinnyontheinside said...

GREAT JOB! keep up the good work! I've never had a fresh pear before either...maybe I will give it a try...