small steps

Jan. 5th, 2017 01:36 pm
baronessekat: (diet)
today was the weigh-in at work for the "maintain don't gain" over the holidays challenge. I dropped 5 lbs over the holidays. (just before Thanksgiving to today). No clue how it happened. But I will use this as the motivation to keep moveing forward.

Tonight - pace the hallway again for 30 minutes as I forgot my gym clothes at home. #putuporshutup

back to it

Sep. 14th, 2015 12:06 pm
baronessekat: (diet)
Yesterday I had to go get some new pants for work.

*sigh*

I know it's an arbitrary number that should not hold any real power over me.


but still...

back to food tracking.


Though... between sales, clearance, coupons and store rewards, I managed to pick up 3 pairs of slacks, 2 sweaters and a top for under $65.
baronessekat: (diet)
Since January 5, I've been participating in a Biggest Loser contest amongst my friends on FB.

I have not been overly gung-ho about it. I mean, I haven't been to a gym since July when Blast closed the pool and I cancelled my membership.

But since signing up for the contest, I've dropped 13 lbs. and am back under the 200 mark.

I've mostly just been trying to be good about my caloric intake. Which has been tough. Co-workers who bring in treats - which often I can ignore. But, if I have a weakness in regards to food, it's sushi. I can easily blow my entire day's worth of calories at one meal of sushi.

Today is Fat Tuesday and people brought in paczkis. I was good and only had one. But it's going to be light calorie meals for the rest of the day to make up for it.

Even though I am not catholic, every year I try to use the Lenten holiday to do something to help improve myself. I think I will try to roll in getting my weight and health better. I'm going to not go for sushi during this time, and if I do, NOT get my usual order but instead go for something smaller in proportion. I'm going to try to stop using the elevator at work and take the stares. Come on Ekat, it's one stupid flight, you can do it. And starting tomorrow I'm going to try to go to the gym at work at least twice a week.

Little things, but it's something. And something is better than nothing, right?
baronessekat: (diet)
I stopped tracking two weeks ago.

I just lost all of my giveadamn.

The FB challenge is over. 10 weeks. I officially lost 7.1 lbs. for it.

Not as much as I would have liked, but more than I would have had I not joined it.

I'll return to being good and tracking and stuff after war. Right now I'm too busy getting ready for war to be super good. and at war, well, I eat when I eat and what I eat. I'll deal with the consequences afterwards.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 14 of re-commit, week 8 of FB pennsic challenge

Average # of Minutes exercised: 8.57 (some walking and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 29

Average # of calories consumed: 1616.86

# pounds total loss for week: -1 (a gain, but not surprising as, while I was tracking, I wasn't really caring)

# of pounds total loss: 21 for recommit (10.45%), 7 for challenge (3.48%)
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 13 of re-commit, week 7 of FB pennsic challenge

Average # of Minutes exercised: 25.71 (some walking and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 125.29

Average # of calories consumed: 3960.71

# pounds total loss for week: 3 - how the hell did that happen? I totally didn't care this weekend as it was my birthday and damnit I wasn't going to not enjoy all the meals I was taken out for

# of pounds total loss: 22 for recommit (10.94%), 8 for challenge (3.98%)

# of inches lost since FB challenge started: 6.75 (I forgot to take my measurements before the work challenge/re-commitment)
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 12 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 42.5 (mostly lawn mowing and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 202

Average # of calories consumed: 1372.67

# pounds total loss for week: 4

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

For the entire challenge the numbers were:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 44.65

Average # of calories burned: 234.48

Average # of calories consumed: 1467.23

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

Average pounds lost: 1.58 per week

% weight lost: 9.45

The weight loss challenge at work is now over. However, the one on FB is not and I have more distance to go.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 11 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: didn't track

Average # of calories burned: didn't track

Average # of calories consumed: didn't track

# pounds total loss for week: -4

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 15

Considering the amount of alcohol I drank, the regular soda I consumed, and the amount of absolutely amazing food I ate while in Vegas, I am actually surprised it was not more than a 4 lb. gain.

I have no regrets for what I did over the weekend.

However, I have 1 week left of the work challenge. Starting tomorrow I get my butt back to the gym for 1 hour on the tredmill a day and hopefully go walking on my lunch. I would really like to lose 5 pounds by the 26th (the last day of the work challenge and one day before my birthday) so I can have lost 20 by the first deadline.

Then it will be working on the FB one.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 10 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 112.71 (better than last week) - walking (going Munzee Hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 391.43(better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1441.71 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

This coming weekend is going to be the true challenge. Somehow I don't think calories from buffets and alcohol count for the "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" concept.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 9 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 0 (worse than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 0(worse than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1482.29 (better intake but worse net. - but considering that I probably overestimated the intake on Saturday - I was in Canada and did not track any of the food)

# pounds total loss for week: 0 (plateau is better than a gain, and I seriously thought I had gained)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 17
baronessekat: (diet)
Week eight of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 50.14- walking, lawn care, gardening (better than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 298.57 (better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1537.57 (slightly better than last week - I was week and had a blooming onion at Outback yesterday)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 17


% lost for Challenge: 8.46%
baronessekat: (diet)
Week seven of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 42.86 - standing/walking at vigil, (worse than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 213.14 (worse than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1557.43 (not as good as last week - nibbling at the vigil is what did me in)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 15


% lost for Challenge: 7.21%
baronessekat: (diet)
Week six of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 87.29 - treadmill, standing/slogging through the mud, mowing lawn, gardening. (better than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 484.29 (better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1458.86 (not as good as last week - but my net calories were better)

# pounds total loss for week: 0 (but given that Mother Nature just finished visiting, I'm ok with that and it's not a gain)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 13


% lost for Challenge: 6.47%

Goals for the week:
1. get back to drinking more water
2. Too much to do this coming week so gym is going to be iffy - try to at least go for walks on my lunch when the weather permits
3. do better about caloric intake.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week five of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 31.57 - walking (treadmill or sidewalk) or a little bit of swimming. (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 177.57 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1251.43 (better than last week and closer to the goal of 1200)

# pounds total loss for week: 2 (same as last week)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 13


% lost for Challenge: 6.47%

Goals for the week:
1. continue the exercise either gym or walking Grimm - get better at going to the gym
2. continue to try to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (beautiful me)
me: I don't want to go to the gym today.

Subconscious: but you didn't go yesterday so you should go today.

Me: I went for a 2 mile walk with the dog, that counts.

SC: but you do 3+ when you go to the gym

Me: It's wet and gross out. Not even the ducks and geese are particularly happy out there.

Sc: Gym is indoors.

Me: All I want to do is get the gas I need for the car and go home and nap.

SC: closest gas station to work is the one that's 1/2 a block from the gym

me: but Captain Æthelmearc says the road the gym is actually on is all torn up with construction

SC: if you go to the gym and either treadmill or swim you can have the cookie you've been craving all day.

me: I'm a grown up damnit and if I want a cookie I can have a cookie.

sc: that kind of thinking is what helped you put on 30 pounds over the winter.

me: bite me

sc: *starts singing "I like Big Butts"*

me: I'm ignoring you.

SC: *segues into "Fat Bottom Girls"*

me: *sighs*


Stay tuned for the next exciting episode to see if Ekat actually does go to the gym.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week four of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 45.57 - walking (treadmill or sidewalk) or aquafit. (better than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 230.14 (better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1441.43 (not as good as last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 11

% lost for Challenge: 5.47%

Goals for the week:
1. continue the exercise either gym or walking Grimm
2. continue to try to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week three of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 17.71 - walking or gardening. Did not do the gym at all last week (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 104.86 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1233.43 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 3

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 9

Goals for the week:
1. get back to the gym thing more
2. continue to try to not dip into exercise calories.

baronessekat: (diet)
Week Two of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 23.86 either swim or treadmill (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 157.43 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1339 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 1 (suspect more as I know I'm retaining water this week)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 6

Goals for the week:
1. get back to the gym thing more
2. try harder to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week One of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 61.54 either swim or treadmill or both.

Average # of calories burned: 403.28

Average # of calories consumed: 1429.7

# pounds total loss for week: 5

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 5

Goals for the week:
1. continue the gym thing, maybe try to get to the hip hop sculpt class on Wednesday (hard to have an excuse when I saw a little old lady in a walker doing it last week)
2. up water intake
3. try harder to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (diet)
Today was the final weigh in for the weight loss challenge at work.

Offically, since April 23rd, I have lost 13 lbs. I"m a bit bummed. This last week was bad. I gained 3 from last week, and I didn't make my personal goal (20 by my bithday).

This is not the end. I will continue and move forward. I'll still track calories this week, though I already know it's got potential bad all over it. Thursday is my birthday - Both bosses are taking me out for lunch, dinner with Katie and maybe a movie. Friday is the joint celebration at work for mine and a co-worker's birthdays (her's is the day after mine) that will involve some form of lots of ice cream. If movie doesn't happen Thursday it may happen Saturday before Boo's and my appointment or Sunday before Ekatmas. Then Sunday is Ekatmas.

But, I'm ok with that.

I'm still 13 lbs less than I was 10 weeks ago. And that is something.

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