Saturday, November 27, 2010

What Do You Like Most About Cold Weather? What Do You Like The Least?

Hello Divas!

I found this topic over at National Blog Posting Month's site so I thought I would write about that today.

The thing I like the most about cold weather is being able to burrow under the comforter at night and snuggle up to watch television. I can enjoy some hot cocoa with marshmallows and eat comforting foods while I cozy up.

The thing that I like the least is that it is SO COLD. I hate having to bundle up all the time to run out to the car and then when I get into a building I have to take off all the layers because everyone keeps it so HOT inside.

I also hate the smell of hot air which comes out when any heater is on. I think the smell of the air is different although no one else seems to notice but the smell of the heaters just makes me sick.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Broke Down And Counted My Calories

Hello Divas!

I tried to go a whole week without counting calories because I thought I had this method under control. I continued with my daily weigh ins and found that by Friday I had put on 5 lbs....almost a pound a day. I fluctuated daily sometimes being down 2 lbs or up 1lb but on Friday my weigh in was at 150 lbs.

This is depressing to me and I should have been going down not up in weight. I caved in and started tracking my calories again to find out that on the days when I was not tracking I was eating well over 2000 calories!!!!

My weight loss goal is to eat abut 1500 to 1700 calories a day so eating more than 2000 was definitely causing me to gain weight instead of losing it. I am really upset at myself because I thought I was handling my weight better plus I felt like I had less of an appetite lately. I guess I will go and get some diet pills after all because I have a reunion coming up in December and I want to start off the new year NOT being fat.

I think I may do a version of the juice diet next week since I have the week off. Instead of doing only juice for the two days, I will alternate between tea and juice and then will also throw in some yogurt for the fiber so that I do not end up getting constipated. Let's see how that works before I try the diet pills.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Have Stopped Counting Calories For One Week

Hello Divas!

Recently I have been trying to lose weight and one thing I decided to do was to track what I ate and to count my calories. I think that after doing it for a month I have a pretty good idea of my caloric intake for the day, especially since I tend to eat the same things over and over. I have decided that for the next two weeks I will no longer count my calories, but I will just continue to eat in moderation and using the same portions as when I was tracking my daily calories.

I will continue to weigh myself daily because I think that is a very important part of my weight loss journey but I will not stress over half a pound here and there like when I was counting my calories.

It is important to note that I am not cutting anything completely out of my diet as I do not believe in the total restriction method. I can still have a slice of cheesecake every now and then...I just know that I cannot eat anything else for the rest of the night because that one slice is about the entire allocation of calories for dinner.