Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Biggest Loser and Other Stuff

Only 10.9 pounds to go! My goal is 172. For a person of my height and age and blah, blah, blah, I'm supposed to be under 172; basically, it's the top of the BMI. But I'm okay with that! When I am 172, I feel amazing. In fact, just being under 175 is good for me and my body type, so that means I'm close! Sooooo close!

Anywhosers, I lost 1.8 pounds over the last 2 weeks. How did you do?

Thoughts about the show:
I love Sam and Koli. But I was thrilled with Koli for two reasons. A) He worked off all those extra calories and lost 10 pounds! B) He voted off Victoria. I have nothing against Victoria, but I really want to see Ashley succeed. Something about her has me rooting for her.
I was also impressed with Sunshine's dad (what is his name again??) and I really felt bad for him at losing his brother. So sad!
I like Michael. A lot. He's so funny!

Thoughts about weight loss:
Diets don't work, my friends. You know this, I know this, and yet we still try to diet. Why doesn't it work? Because it doesn't last. We starve our bodies of nutrients it needs, and then give it fat-free-processed stuff our bodies REALLY don't need. When we're done losing the weight, then we go back to eating what we used to eat (high-fat-processed-stuff) and we gain the weight back (unless it's pregnancy weight --but that's an entirely different thing). Best way to lose weight and keep it off? Here are some awesome suggestions:
1. Drink water.
2. Eat whole grains, low-fat dairy (only fat-free if it has whole ingredients!), fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and seeds.
3. Exercise each day. Deep cleaning the house can count! (not just doing the dishes. Sorry.)
4. Get enough sleep.
5. Eat until you're full, but not until you are stuffed.
6. If it's not in the house, it won't go in your mouth. Stop buying junk!
7. If you want a dessert or treat, have one. Don't deprive yourself, and don't binge. Think of it as a happy medium. One slice of cake will NOT kill you. The whole thing? Yes. None of it will still kill you because if you're like me, you'll have some kind of emotional day, break down, and eat the WHOLE cake. Not good, people! Not good.


I know I haven't posted about American Idol in weeks. I'm just not into it this year and I don't know why. Crystal is good. Siobhan is losing me fast. Tim has a beautiful voice, if only he could pick better songs! Big Mike annoys the crap out of me. Casey sounds just like Huey Lewis! I was sad Katie was voted off last week. Lee is good, but sounds just like David Cook. He's still good, though. Aaron also annoys me a lot. So, see? I guess the only one I see winning is Crystal, and it won't matter if she wins, because she'll rock the world anyway. I would laugh if Tim won, though. Won't happen, but it would be funny!

Did anybody see the first part of Wuthering Heights on PBS Saturday night? (I believe it was a re-run. How I missed last year is beyond me! I'm so glad I've now set the DVR to record every Masterpiece Classic episode now). Holy cow! It's dark... and morbid... and sinful... and exactly how the book is! I liked it.

I'm going away tomorrow for the weekend. I'm leaving on a jet plane! #5 and I are headed East to see my amazing friend MW. My neighbor-buddy (because that's what she is!) is coming with me. We both love MW and miss her terribly, so we're goin' to see her! Huzzah! I'll be back Sunday night, so I'm sure I'll blog next week.

1 comment:

TaLaisa said...

I've been working on it. Haven't been posting because I felt like an imposter. I failed. I gained back the weight I lost when I first started, primarily because it was all water weight. I'm sure of it.

Anyway so I started at 196.5, 3 weeks ago. When I weighed in on Tuesday night, it was down to 194.5. 2 pounds 3 weeks. The obsessive-frustrated-perfectionist side of me would be ticked! I've been eating fresh healthy food, avoiding sugar and exercising. Every day.

The more balanced-ready-to-work-hard-forever side of me rejoiced!I realize it'll be slow going. But slower is more likely to stick, as Cheryl reminded me. Change too fast and it's too much to maintain.