Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DietBet update and Daily Checklists

I was down a little more today -- the rounding issue showed up again because I was only one pound different today when holding my clothes, whereas yesterday it was the 1.2.  My scale rounds to 0.2 pound increments. I'm 35% of the way to my goal, and I just need to average a loss of 0.2 per day to make it and win my share of the pot and a chance at the NYC trip.

Today was a crummy day, other than the weight loss. I tried running today, just 20 minutes because it was so cold and windy and I am still recovering from my cold. I don't know that I should have tried to run, because I was wiped out for the rest of the day.  It's funny, I felt so good the first couple of days, but today I had no energy, my chest felt tight and my eye is all red and bloodshot again.  I hope that I don't have some kind of antibiotic-resistant bug.  I will call the doctor on Friday if I'm not starting to feel better.  I have class tomorrow night so I'm hoping that I will be feeling OK for it.  Tonight I had to attend an open house and it was an effort being appropriately "up" for it.

I miss my calorie burn from the exercise, because LoseIt! gives me such a low number of calories (1654) when I'm sedentary, and it's a lot harder for me to stay in the Green Zone without the 300-400 calories I can get from exercise.  It's just like Weight Watchers was for me -- I couldn't stay on target without earning Activity Points every day.  I'm just doing the best I can.

We got a new dishwasher delivered and installed yesterday and it does so much better with the dishes than the old one. Glasses are spotless, just like the commercials. That's going to make it easier to keep the house clean -- we had to handwash so many things and/or rewash things that didn't get clean in the dishwasher.

Yesterday::


  • Average 300 minutes of exercise, with at least 30 minutes per day: Went for a 20-minute walk. 
  • Log all food in Lose It! and stay in the "green zone": Was under by 37. 
  • Take my supplements: Yes.
  • At least 3 servings of veggies and 2 fruits: Banana, pepper, red lentil soup (with onions, carrots, celery, and peppers in it), carrots, celery, apple.
  • Get at least 35 grams of fiber: About 45-50.

Today:

  • Average 300 minutes of exercise, with at least 30 minutes per day: Went for a 20-minute run and a 15-minute walk. 
  • Log all food in Lose It! and stay in the "green zone": Was over by 286.
  • Take my supplements: Yes.
  • At least 3 servings of veggies and 2 fruits: Strawberries, baby spinach, clementine, scallions, snow pea pods, pineapple, celery, carrots, cucumber, red peppers,.
  • Get at least 35 grams of fiber: 37.

4 comments:

  1. You may have mentioned this before, but do you prefer counting calories or Weight Watchers better? Did you attend meetings? If so is it hard to keep yourself accountable while you're weighing in at home? I was thinking about switching to counting calories and weighing in at home but I have this sense I will be a WW failure. But I do hope you start feeling better soon!

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  2. As of today I am on all the supplements female issues doc instructed. I added one a week, took two weeks for flax seed oil (thought it was causing a GI problem, but turned out it was lettuce, which was on my food sensitivity list).

    In the morning I take supplements with 1/2 cup pure oj. That is really working for me. Might forget supplements stand alone, but I remember that oj and therefore remember supplements.

    Looking for afternoon memory answer. Can not do any more juice. Was thinking of hot skim milk. I guess I could do hot tea as well. Any ideas?

    What are you doing to remember? Pill strip somewhere? Alarm on phone?

    At night I leave my meds pill strip on the arm of couch and take when I settle down to watch TV.

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  3. I should have said -female issues doc and nutritionist do not want me talking all the supplements at same time.

    I take multi in am with one D, one iron, two calcium.

    In afternoon take other D, other iron, two calcium

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    1. I take mine with lunch, since antibiotics are with breakfast and dinner.

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"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07