Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Arrives Soon

Not much to report on this week. I gained a pound but it's not entirely unexpected as I ate out three times in the last three days. While I was careful with my calories, it was highly processed, sodium-laden food. I'll be super careful this week and with any luck will make up for it next weigh-in.

I've updated my 101 Goals in 1000 days. Let's see if I do a better job this time!

I think I tried to do too much last week and have run myself down physically. I need to pace myself better so I canceled an outing today. While I'm a little bummed, I can only do so much.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week 2 of Plateau Breakage

Another two pounds down. Yay! This just confirms that I made the right choice in stopping the anti-depressants. I saw the weight loss doctor and she wasn't really thrilled with me, "It may take a few weeks for you to see the effects." Blah blah blah. Whatever. Anti-depressants have never helped me that much. Talk therapy and instructional classes have helped me a lot more.

I read Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn. I didn't learn anything new really. I went to a binge eating program a few years ago that got me started on my weight loss journey and I learned much of the information covered in the book back then - stop dieting, don't restrict foods, eat regularly, etc. What I did find interesting was some characteristics of binge eaters: low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulty coping with stress. Yep, yep, and yep. I wish there had been more advice on dealing with those particular issues.

I'm a social butterfly this week. Going to the pool, have four "dates" with friends, volunteer work. I'm going to need to conserve my energy. Whew!

Monday, October 8, 2012

That's More Like It!

I just knew it was the anti-depressant! I weaned myself off and now I'm regular and I had a nice loss this week. And that's with a slightly higher calorie intake this last week. I ran about 2400 calories a day.

Plus my husband is back at work! He's a tired puppy tonight though. He has to get used to an eight-hour day on his feet after two months goofing off in front of his computer. He said, "It's an ibuprofen night tonight."

It's going to be a busy week. I have a lot of things planned and was counting on him being there to chauffeur me around. (Not that I'm complaining.) Instead I'll be using MetroMobility. Oh fun, oh joy. Wednesday is wound care and lunch at church. Thursday is book club. Friday morning I'll be at the receptionist desk at church then I meet with my weight loss doctor in the afternoon. Sunday I'm meeting up with a friend from LibraryThing. Wheee!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Second Verse, Same as the First

Still no movement on the scale. Since I'm not liking the side effects of the Celexa - no weight loss, constipation, some other stuff even more personal I won't go into, little help with the depression - I'm going to wean myself off it and see if it helps. Also, I have a goal of doing 10 minutes of exercise for 30 days in a row and I started that today. Other than that, there isn't a whole lot more I can do other than what I am doing. I averaged 2209 calories a day for the month. Just 9 calories over my allowed range. And 87% of my days were under 2500 calories.

On another note, there is a local drive in that has fried chicken that we have always loved. Since they were closing for the season (they are closed from October through March), we decided to get one last fix of fried chicken. Afterward, I wondered why I bothered. I think I've lost the taste for it. This is a good thing because the meal always puts me over my calories for the day. And... well... it's FRIED.