Ok - I am convinced that my scale is broken. Oh, and so is Josh's scale. Because they both say the SAME weight...and it's been a WEEK!!!! No weight loss in a week! GRRRR. ARRRGGGH. My previous post of the drop in 0.8 lbs was apparently just wishful thinking (which is what I figured since it was my 3rd weigh in that morning in approximately 5 minutes, in my attempt to force the scale into giving me a better reading) - because the rest of the week my weight has ben 172.8 and 172.6 today (Josh's scale).
On the plus side - my clothes are fitting fabulously! My jeans are falling off of me. But the scale will NOT budge. I even drank over 12 glasses of water yesterday to try to get it to budge this morning - nothing. LAMENESS!!!! So frustrating.
No idea what is going on, and it's starting to chip away at my resolve to eat like a good girl. Especially because today is "Birthday Donuts" day at work. Yes, there are currently boxes and boxes of delicious donuts in the office kitchen...all waiting for consumption by eager mouths and salivary glands. Alas, I am fighting the temptation. I will NOT give in to donut madness. I will NOT cover myself in donut deliciousness and proceed to nibble away at myself throughout the day. I will enjoy my oatmeal breakfast, chicken and green bean lunch, and my snack of carbMASTER yogurt. And it will be even more delicious. Because, tomorrow dammit, the scale will FRICKEN MOVE!!!!!
Note the empty boxes. Oh and the pretty view from the office kitchen!
Oh, and tonight I'm treating myself and going out for sushi. Yes, it's NOT technically allowed, but here is how I'm justifying it:
A) Sushi is fish, which is good for you and contain essential amino acids and healthy fats.
B) Today is a "carb day" so I am allowed rice. (Granted, only 1/2 C...it should be brown...and it should be consumed before 3pm today - ehhhh....).
C) Instead of having two pieces of fruit today, I am forgoing fruit in favor of the carbs in the sushi. Oh, and the carbs in the tempura batter from the tempura roll I will be gorging on (photos to come later).
D) I probably should have planned this out better and forgone the oatmeal for breakfast in favor of something less carby, so make room for the carbs at dinner tonight...but OH WELL. It is what it is!
E) I'm estimating on the calories (based on what my dear sparkpeople food diary says) for the rolls, and am staying within my calorie alotment.
F) I don't know why I started an F, I really don't have anything else to add. But, here's an "F" anyway!
Updated photo of me at 172ish.
To help me stick to my plan and stay on track, I'm going to creat my menu plan for the rest of the week...JUST SEVEN MORE DAYS IN PHASE II!!!!
BTW - I've figured out how to help prevent apathy towards sticking to the plan...anytime I feel like I'm looking GOOD and feeling proud of m weight loss - I'm going to take a picture of myself. Inevitably, I am able to determine (from the photo) that I have a VERY long way to go (see photo left - I thought I looked AMAZING...I obviously have a LONG way to go).
So far, it's NOT looking good for my 5 lb weight loss by next week. Eeeep! Once again - it is what it is. :) I can only put in the work. I cannot control the results (to a point). I recently googled "weight loss stalling on 17 day diet" and after reading the following posting, I feel MUCH better about the weight loss stall: http://tksinclair.com/?p=343
Exercise. I know - I should REALLY be exercising. I think I'm very close to working up to it. I find that the sunshine is a GREAT way to motivate me to get moving. It looks pretty outside, and so many people are active and running around. I want to do it too! So, here is the tentative plan: on Monday, I'm going to bring my work out clothes to work. And during my lunch break, I'm going to go for a walk. And if I feel like it, I'm going to start my 20 minutes of 30/30 interval running (Galloway method: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/walk_breaks.html).
No pressure. But, the weather should be nice, and I have no excuse to take a 30 minute lunch break and get out of the office (I usually eat at my desk). Hopefully this will move the weight loss along better. On Tuesday, I'm going to bring my work out gear to work again, and I'm going to do the SAME thing. And then, Tuesday night, I'm going to do a few strength training exercises as prescribed by Sparkpeople (http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/fitness2.asp). And I'm going to do the same on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with strength training on Sat (walking/running every day; strength training T/Th/Sat).
In fact, I think I might go for a walk/run tomorrow! Just to get the blood flowing. It's supposed to be a beautiful day. I will see if I can locate the leashes/harnesses for Josh's dogs and I will take them out into the neighborhood for a jaunt - they will really like that. YAY! I'm feeling PUMPED!
On Sunday, Josh and I might go to the movies for father's day. In which case, I will definitely be consuming popcorn. And I will somehow have to figure out how to justify the astronomical calories for that one...