Monday, February 22, 2010

McFatty Monday Week 6

Week 6 of HeirToBlair's McFatty Monday (they are on week 8)

First off, thoughts and prayers go out to Blair. She not only has made many of us laugh (and sometimes cringe) with her candid blog posts and board postings, but she has inspired many of us to hop on the weight loss train with her and together we've probably collectively lost a couple of hundreds of pounds by now. Now she is being open about being diagnosed with PPD which I'm sure will help many who are dealing with it or suspect that they are dealing with it. Good luck seems like a strange thing to say about this, but it's the best I got, so good luck Blair!

And now for my McFatty Monday check in.

The good: I lost another pound per my scale.

The bad: Didn't really exercise last week, which was my goal and I really don't believe my scale because I fell off the WW wagon this weekend.

The Stupid: I forgot it was Wednesday so just prior to my WW weigh-in I was sitting at my desk chugging water. I gained .4 lbs when they weighed me when it should have been a loss. Normally I'd be thrilled because that would mean I was set up for a great weigh in this week, but see The bad above where I said I fell off the wagon this weekend.... Two steps forward, one step back.

The results: 1lb this week for a total of 4lbs by my scale. up .4 lbs for a total of 3.0lbs at Wednesdays WW weigh-in.

Pounds to Goal: 7lbs 1st Goal, 13lbs to stretch goal (wedding weight)

Goal for the week: Start the Couch to 5K program and blog about progress separate from the McFatty's weekly post. The treadmill is all set up for it so as soon as Fussy Gus goes down for bed tonight I'll be following the Week 1 podcast.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A 5 what? A 5K? Are you insane?

It's official. I've lost my mind. I've registered myself for a 5K race. I have 9 weeks to get ready for it so in addition to my McFatty Monday posts I'm going to chronicle the weeks leading up the the race. My hopes is that training for the race is going to jump start my weight loss and get me to my goal weight.

Training was supposed to start today, but Fussy Gus was extremely fussy last night and Aunt P got close to zero sleep so we're going back to our procrastinating ways and starting tomorrow. It's actually fitting since tomorrow is a McFatty Monday, or at least that's what I tell myself.

Wish me luck!

Monday, February 15, 2010

McFatty Monday Week 5

Week 5 of HeirToBlair's McFatty Monday (they are on week 7)

The great news is that Blair is doing fabulous. 16 pounds in 6 full weeks. The eh news is that my weight loss is moving a snail's pace. This week brings the total to 3 lbs in 4 full weeks. I knew it would be slow, but an average of less than a pound a week is frustratingly slow. I'd really like to be done and at my goal weight. Can someone make that happen for me? Fantastic! I really appreciate it!

Ok, so I know that's not going to happen, so I guess I'll just have to pick up the pace myself and actually hit some of the goals I've been setting for myself.

The good: I did lose a pound per my scale.

The bad: Ever since Blair mentioned Red Robin last week I had to have it and it was delicious!

The results: 1lb this week for a total of 3lbs by my scale. 1.2 lbs for a total of 3.4lbs at Wednesdays WW weigh-in.

Pounds to Goal: 8lbs 1st Goal, 14lbs to stretch goal (wedding weight)

Goal for the week: Exercise!

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lessons from the "Storm that wasn't"

For days we were showered with warnings about the nor'easter headed our way. Hell, I got an email from my supermarket (?!?!?!) telling me a storm was coming and it came with a list of things I should consider stocking up on. Schools canceled or declared early dismissal in advance. People worked from home and then when it came time for the heavens to open up, nothing. Sure some areas got some snow, but this is all about me and we got all of two inches.

Rewinding a bit, as a new mom this storm put forth new decisions I had to make. Snow wasn't supposed to start until late morning and it wasn't going to be heavy until the afternoon. Do I work from home and keep Fussy Gus with me? Do I go into work and pick him up once it starts snowing? How bad will the roads be? These are hard enough decisions without Granny chiming in begging me to stay and work at home.

Finally I decide to go to work. I'm still in the parking lot when the phone rings and it's daycare telling me that they are closing by 2. Mr. Tall Guy had dropped him off less than 30 minutes before. Seriously, did the forecast change? It hadn't even started snowing yet!

At 1:00 there are light flurries, but not wanting to be the last baby there, I pack up to go get him. He's sleeping and it was his first nap so I was advised not to wake him. Great. Now if I wake him I look like a bad mother, so I wait. For 40 minutes because he's still sleeping.

Finally I get home and he's wide awake and I learn that it's impossible to work from home with an infant. (I'm sure it's not really impossible, but it's impossible for me. I'm sure with some practice I'd be better...) Essentially much of the day becomes a wash and for what? NOTHING. We got two inches of snow at the most. The much hyped storm was the Storm that wasn't. Lessons learned? 1) I'm at the mercy of daycare 2) Never trust weathermen! and 3) not everyone appreciates hearing a baby while on a conference call

Monday, February 08, 2010

McFatty Monday Week 4

Week 4 of HeirToBlair's McFatty Monday (they are on week 6)

So last week we had depressing, yet not surprising, results. I tend to do this. I had a good loss per the WW scale the week before, and then I go bat shit crazy and stop paying attention to what I eat because I'm doing great on my diet. Huh? Makes no sense you say? Well that's because it doesn't, but yet it's what I do. According to G.I. Joe, knowing is half the battle, but not in my case because I know yet I still do. Last week I swore to do better and here's the results.

The good: Didn't really journal, but tried to control myself a bit better at lunch during the week. Friday's Tuna melt wasn't my best choice, but the rest of the week wasn't bad. WonderMutt was walked three times. Water intake was good. And Superbowl snacks wasn't as bad as it normally would have been.

The bad: WonderMutt got screwed. Forget the weight loss, the dog deserves to be walked before being abandoned all day while we're at work. (So no one reports me to PITA, he does have a decent sized fenced in yard that he was let to entertain himself in the mornings, but he's a high energy dog and should get a walk in addition to that). I didn't care about the teams in the super bowl, but I do watch it for the snacks and the commercials. I had a couple of fried mozzarella sticks plus a couple of nachos (made with turkey chili!) and only a couple of beers, but still, I should have stayed clear. I did skip dinner in lieu of snacks which one would argue is also not a good idea, but at least I saved on calories!

The really, really, getting out of hand bad: 5K is now only 11 weeks away and nothing. Haven't trained at all. This is not looking good.

The results: To recap - last Monday my scale showed a two lb gain so I was plus 1 for the McFatty program. I weighed in on Wednesday for Weight Watchers and it showed a 1 lb gain, so I was down 1.2 lbs for the WW program. Today my scale shows a 3lb loss from last Monday, so I'm down 2 lbs for McFatty Mondays. Not great, but much better than last week. WooHoo!

Non-scale somewhat victory: I tried on a pair of a size smaller jeans and I got into them. There was a bit of muffin top happening so I didn't wear them, but hopefully it will be motivation to stay on track this week.

Goal for this week: Begin the training for the 5K. Enough is enough! Can't put it off any longer!

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sleeping like a baby...

I had planned on moving Gus out of the bassinet and into his own room at 3 months. Well 3 months came a lot quicker than I thought it would and it was at 3 months that it was time for me to go back to work and for Gus to go to daycare. With so much change going on, it didn't seem like a good idea to move him. What if it was the straw that broke the camel's back? Yeah right. I just wasn't ready for him to leave me.

Four months came and the crib was all set up. But we had a doctor's appointment in a couple of days and why not make sure that the little man was on track before moving him. Again, I wasn't ready yet. Doctor's appointment comes and all is great, but we shouldn't do it on a work night in case it goes badly.

Then it was the weekend, but at bedtime I realized we hadn't set up the monitor. Oh well, one more night wouldn't hurt. And then it was time. Our little man moved into his own room, into his crib. He was GINORMOUS in his bassinet, but now looks so tiny in his crib. He was ready. I was not. I know it seems silly, but I teared up as I got him dressed for bed. He went down with little fuss and when I checked on him later that night he was sleeping like a baby. My little boy is growing up and has turned me into a complete and utter sap! But we did it. He stayed in his crib all night (minus a 1am feeding) and another milestone has passed too quickly for this new mom...
Sleep tight little man...

Monday, February 01, 2010

McFatty Monday Week 3

Week 3 of HeirToBlair's McFatty Monday (they are on week 5)

Hmm... Not sure what happened. I'd like to say my scale is broken, but I doubt that's it. I fell off the wagon this weekend. I know that. But I had a pretty good work week. How can do two bad days more than undue 5 pretty good days?

The good: The goal of 80 ounces of WATER went well. I sometimes lost count, but I hit it or came very close every day. I walked WonderMutt 5 days and while some of them were shorter walks due to our inability to stay on a morning schedule to save our lives, I did better this week than last.

The bad: The weekend. Went out for a girls night on Saturday night and there was great wine, a lot of great wine, plus great food. We're talking filet wrapped in bacon, mashed potatoes, pasta... It was gooood... plus a few other food encounters that weren't in my best interest.

The really bad: the 5K race is now only 12 weeks a way and I still haven't started the couch to 5K program. 12 weeks isn't that far away. Really need to get my ass in gear.

The Results: From my scale (can't believe I'm going to admit this) I'm +1. Not +1 for the week, but +1 for McFatty Mondays as in I weigh more than when I started this two weeks ago! Yikes! I don't think this is accurate, but that's what the scale said. I'm not happy.

From Weight Watchers I was down 2.2 on Wednesday. I weigh in again this Wednesday so we'll see what it says. Either way, I need to be better this week/weekend -- Superbowl be damned!

Goal for next week: Journal. I hate to journal, but obviously something went very wrong last week and I need to figure out what it was. Oh and stick with the water.

Have a good week!