water – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


June 23, 2010 By thea

When I up, down, touch the ground it puts me in the mood Up, down, touch the ground

in the mood {smacks lips} for food

Alrighty folks. We’ve reached crunch time. Somethings got to change. I’m back up this week, and I have no hormones to blame it on. I weighed in this morning at 158.8. That’s up. Quite a bit.

When I weight in at my monthly WW meeting tomorrow, I will have to pay. Again. For the 2nd month in a row.

My eating is out of control. Late night snacking. Desserts everyday. Sometimes candy, too. I’m feeling bleh. Bleh, bleh, bleh.

My exercise isn’t bad, but in no way am I exercising enough to make up for the eating that has been going around these parts.

I’m not sure what to do. I don’t really want to count points again, even though I know it works for me. I’ve considered doing some sort of “detox”. Sugar free? Fried foods free? Refined carbs free?

So MANY things I need to be free from.

So this week will be all about a little of self exploration and planning. But here are three things I will do this week…

  1. No food after 9pm.
  2. 100 oz of water a day.
  3. 1 sweet thing a day (instead of 3)

April 14, 2010 By thea

The good news: I maintained this week!

The bad news: I gained two pounds last week, LOL!

So, my little maintenance streak ended last week, but I wasn’t too torn up about it.  I have no illusions that I am going to make it all year without a gain here or there. I figured my body was just taking a break and it was a false gain.

But when I stepped on the scale this week and it was exactly the same (158.4), I knew something was up.

The weird part is that I don’t FEEL like I’ve gone off the wagon.  I’m not totally gorging myself on food.  My workouts have scaled way back but I’m still doing a little something. But something has changed.

What I feel is bloated.  My water is consumption is down.  I’m only getting about 64 oz a day instead of my usual 96 oz. I’m not sure why I’m drinking less.  I’ll have to keep an eye on that.

And as much as I don’t like running, that was when I was maintaining my weight so I have to take that into consideration.

So, here’s the new plan.

  1. Get my water back up to 96 oz. a day.  No exceptions.
  2. As much as I like the Wii, it’s just not enough to be my main source of movement.  I can use it for rainy days and quick fun movement.  But I need hardcore cardio, I think. That means back to running and biking. And I’m still toying with the idea of boxing, but I ‘m not sure I can fit that in if I am going to do a tri program.  I’m really all over the board with the exercise.
  3. I can’t have “treats” 3 times a day. If I have a cookie after school with the kids, I can’t have ice cream after dinner, too.  I may have to break up with sugar, but I really, REALLY don’t want to.  Really don’t want to.

I’m going to start there.  Hopefully, I’ll see a downward trend next week!