Thursday, February 21, 2013

2.5 this week

Biggest Loser Competition Update!!!!

I lost 2.5 pounds this week for a total loss of 6.5 pounds. Pretty good for 3 weeks worth of work. My goal is to lose 3.5 in the next week so I can get to that 10lb benchmark.

A few things that have really helped me-

  • Track what you eat. I typically don't track on the weekends and allow myself to have whatever I want (within reason) but during the week, I'm super good about it. 
  • Plan out what you're going to eat. I plan each morning and enter it into my online tracker so I know if I have any wiggle room.
  • Eat the amount of calories you're supposed to. I'm not good about this some days because I'm so busy I forget to eat. There were days this week when I got home at 10 and had to force myself to eat something because I had only consumed 500 calories that day.
  • Drink lots of water. I've been completely off of soda for 3 weeks and I don't really miss it. I drink water (and alcohol- which I don't like to track)
  • Get up and move. I'm busy so it's hard but last weekend I ran 3 miles and then 4 miles. It felt good to be out there running and my muscles thanked me later on in the week. 
  • Buy a skinny outfit. I've bought a few things this week that were slightly tight on me. I know that if I want to wear them, I have to stick to the plan. 

That one time I went on a date. And it wasn't horrible.

Could my luck be changing???? I'm cautiously optimistic. I have been on a series of dates in the past two months, most of them have been crazy, awkward, and not fun. Dating is exhausting but I know that I have to go through a lot of frogs before I find that prince. So last night was another date. At this point, my expectations for any date are pretty low. If anything, at least I get a free meal out of it. This guy (we'll call him Boy Wonder) was super nice and we seemed to get along pretty well. There weren't any awkward lulls in the conversation or weirdness. It was just easy (which was quite a relief since I was exhausted from a really long 9.5 hour day at work). Boy Wonder and I have tentative plans to see each other at some point next week since I'm out of town this weekend. I'll keep you all updated.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday!!! Glorious Friday!!! (week recap)

Friday is by far my favorite day of the week. I get to wear jeans to work. Actually, now that I think about it, I get to wear jeans EVERY day if I want to but that's beside the point. I get to stay up late because I can sleep in on Saturday. And sleeping in means 8am when you're a working girl and get up at 7am during the week. I also get to relax. I haven't been doing a lot of that lately. This week was just as busy as past ones. I had DZ meetings on Sunday and Monday. I played trivia on Wednesday. Had another DZ meeting yesterday (and then went home and ate pizza and watched Downton Abbey- best show ever!). So I'm exhausted. And work was crazy this week. Spent Monday, Tuesday, and part of Wednesday at a conference. Today I was at a law school recruiting for interns.

Soapbox Side Note- if you wanted a job, wouldn't you at least know something about the organization and dress semi-presentable. I was amazed at how unprepared and sloppy some of the people were. Maybe I'm old fashioned but jeans and a t-shirt are not job fair material. Okay, moving on....

I have nothing planned tonight and I'm super excited about it. I'm going to the eye doctor tomorrow and I just know she is going to want to dilate my eyes. I hate that part of the visit. Sunday my day is packed but I'm really excited about it! It will give me some stuff to blog about so I don't have to continue writing about my boring lovely week. 

Have a fabulous weekend! 

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

.5 (and other celebrations)

I lost 1/2 a pound this week. Not fantastic but at least I didn't gain. I went to a conference for work on Monday and Tuesday where they proceeded to sabotage my diet by feeding us 3 course lunches. I'm pretty sure my coworkers are out to get me and that's why I was sent to the conference. Oh well, I'm down a total of 4 pounds and only have 6 more to go to reach my monthly goal. Let the competition continue!

On another note, today is the infamous Valentine's Day. I'm not a fan of the day really. Even when I was in a relationship, I just didn't see the point of it. I don't like flowers that much and I really don't like chocolate. Everything is also way overpriced. Maybe I'll like it better when I've found "the one?"

Today is also my parent's 37th wedding anniversary! 37 years is a long time to be married. My parents have set the bar high for when I get married! Even though they don't always get along, they continue to amaze me with their constant love for one another. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
It's also my Grandma's birthday today! She is a fantastic Grandma and is always there to support me. She has come to every one of my graduations and special events in my life and I am so lucky to have her! Happy Birthday Grandma!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

3.5. The number of the week.

3.5. The amount of pounds I lost this week. Pretty impressive considering I completely fell off the bandwagon on Sunday. Superbowl plus party= uncontrollable eating.

In my office, I am the biggest loser this week. But only by half a pound. I have some stiff competition here at work. I need to step up my game and add in some running for this next week.

One tip is to track what you eat. I use I try to plan out my meals and track my food every day. I'm not perfect about it but I always try to stay within my calorie range. Like last night, I went out to dinner so I looked up what I wanted to eat ahead of time. I did have a few pieces of the yummy bread though but I felt like it was ok because I had been really good that day. My goal is to make healthier choices and not deprive myself. And when I got home, I had 6 Oreos and a glass of milk. They were delicious.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Second (actually third) Date Update

In Houston, there is a radio station that does a segment called "Second Date Update." It's basically guys or girls that call in wanting the radio dj to find out why they haven't gotten a call back after a first date. I swear I'm going to end up on the show one day because I am horrible about this. If I don't click with a guy, I'm such a wimp about telling him so I just don't call/text back. I know! I'm a horrible person! I feel bad about it but I HATE confrontation so it's easier to just avoid. I try to give them hints if I know I'm not clicking with them on the first date but sometimes, they just don't get it. One time, I was nice and did tell a guy that I didn't think we were a good match and he told me to F*** off. I was appalled and maybe am still a little scared by his reaction.

So back to my dating life, I went on a first date with a guy. he was nice, we clicked, we agreed to meet again. I went out on date #2. I thought to myself, maybe this guy is the real deal. SO the next night, we agreed to go out again. He invited me over to his house so we could ride together. I was a little apprehensive but I figured I had to see where he lived eventually. I told one of my friends where I was going just in case I disappeared though. I show up at his house (45 min after the original time we had decided on because he wasn't ready) and he still wasn't dressed and ready. He answered the door in basketball shorts and a shirt. He invited me and said he still needed to get ready. I blew it off because I know most boys take 15 minutes to shower and get dressed. Wasn't a big deal. So I walk into his house and he has no furniture. In his living room, he had one chair that was clearly for the dog (slobber and toys were my evidence). I asked him if he had just moved in? Nope- he's lived there for a while. He invited me into his bedroom to watch TV while he got dressed. I politely declined and told him I'd just wait out in the living room. I proceeded to text my friend for the next 30 minutes while he got ready! 30 MINUTES!!! I couldn't believe it. He's 35 years old, has no furniture, and left me waiting in the no furniture room for 30 minutes.

At this point, I wanted to call it a night but I felt bad so we went out. Dinner was ok but I just couldn't move past the no furniture and making me wait thing. So now I'm avoiding his texts. I should probably say something but I feel really bad. Ugh... I guess I'll just keep on plugging along. Maybe the next date will be awesome!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Am I going to be the Biggest Loser? Yes!!!

Everyone at work is on weight watchers except for me. I guess I got a little jealous and suggested we do a Biggest Loser competition. They all agreed and so we started the competition yesterday. Secretly, I know I am going to rock at this competition.  I thrive off of the competition and have really strong will power when I know I have to weigh in each week. I did it back in 2008 at the school I taught at and came in 2nd place (only by a small %). This time, I'm determined to take home the money. And get a little skinnier. Here's how we're doing it.

1. We all chipped in $5
2. We weigh in each week on Thursday.
3. For each 1/4 lb of weight you lose, you get 1 stick of butter on your chart. (We printed out sticks of butter pictures). 4 sticks = 1 lb. It's a visual motivator. I can't wait to see all my sticks!
3. At the end of 1 month, the person that lost the greatest % of body weight gets the money (that will be me).
4. We start over each month so I could win multiple times.

I'll do an update each week on my progress. I'd like to lose 10 lbs. in February so we'll see how it goes!

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