Realization: I put something in my face every time I walk into the kitchen.
Working to remedy this.
Working to remedy this.
So, as planned I’ve cut down on pretty much all my refined carbs and I’m not gonna lie, it sucks a little bit. I did make a dairy-free grain-free pizza today which was actually pretty good. I put some soy cheese in the crust and seasoned it pretty heavily, so I’m sure that helped a bit. I definitely need to pick up a bigger food processor, though.
I do feel like this is impacting my mood to some degree. I feel bitchy and kinda tired which is what I expected, but it’s still not really fun. I do think that this is probably a bit easier for me because I’m not really into pasta or bread that much, but still. bagels.
I dunno, I feel like experimenting with different ways of eating is a good thing. That way I can figure out how my body responds to different foods. Plus, let’s be honest, I’m kinda stuck in a rut and a change couldn’t hurt.
Hello, my lovelies. So, here is the news I’ve been dreading to post. I’ve gained weight. I had been maintaining at about 230 for a good 3 months, but in the past few weeks I’ve gone back up to around 237ish.
Honestly, I feel really mixed about this. Like, personally I feel really shitty about it, but on the other hand, gains happen. Life happens. I’m also glad I’ve caught it at the point where I’m only up 8lbs. I could realistically see that gone by the end of December especially because I’m pretty sure at least some of it is water weight. Another reason why I don’t want this to seem like it’s the end of the world is because I have so many amazing followers and I would never want any of you to feel like gaining while you’re trying to lose weight is something that should be seen as shameful or failure. It’s just a number. Even if I (or anyone) gained back literally everything they had lost, the changes you learned to make are still valuable.
So, onto the changes portion. I’ve decided that for my body, it would be best to stick to unprocessed carbs from fruits and veggies pretty much exclusively. I’m not going to go and cut grains completely out of what I eat, but I do think that realistically the percentage needs to decrease. I’m still not eating meat or dairy (for the most part) but I am sometimes eating eggs.
Sooo, yeah. I’d really like to get this weight back off because it’s just weirdly all gone to my face and that’s just not what I want.
Current weight: 237lbs
Maybe even this week.
But doing a workout that’s not almost completely cardio based feels so weird. I’m going to warm up with a mile on the treadmill, but then I want to spend about half an hour with weights. I’m going to try and drag my brother with me so that I don’t feel as awkward.
I’m tired of looking for them and always having to worry about if I remembered to throw one in the wash every single time I workout.
Like, I like running outside, but come on.
Treadmill for a mile (just over 10 minutes)
Elliptical for 10 minutes at a fairly high resistance
Treadmill again for a mile with hill and speed intervals.
I’m soooo tired. I am glad that my mile times aren’t really that much different even after not working out for awhile.
Mer. I just want to go to bed but now I have to be productive and find a job and stuff.
I just made one on a flax wrap with onions, peppers, and tomato. So. Fucking. Good.
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Melody maintains a “mostly vegan” lifestyle and her blog is an amazing resource to vegans and vegetarians. Most of the content on the blog is vegan and she also has a lot of gluten-free recipes. Plus, her weight loss story was incredibly touching to read.
I’m so excited to get up tomorrow and eat!
I managed to run a mile in about 10.5 minutes which is so so so much better than I thought it would be.
Then did the elliptical for a bit followed by some relatively light strength training. I plan on doing some pilates tonight in order to add to that part of the workout.
Annnnnnd eating was a success. It was about 90% clean except for some white bread that I used on a sandwich because my Nana didn’t have whole wheat.
I’m really excited and I really missed the feeling of actually working out in a gym. Plus I’ve been having dreams about running for weeks now, so even if the gym isn’t possible, I’m just going to suck it up and run outside.
1. it’s been a rough day, so this is an accomplishment
2. I have nothing against people who eat massive amounts of cheese at 12:49 AM. If you did so, more power to you. It’s just not what my body runs best on.
3. But seriously, this is the milestone of the day.
3 meals down and I ate the way I wanted to all day today. Completely vegan with no processed food. I’ve decided I’m not going to weigh myself until I feel comfortable doing so. I know I must have gained some weight this summer, but I don’t feel like knowing how much will be productive at all for me. I’ll probably get curious tonight and check anyways, but that’s how I feel right now.