Monday, July 19, 2010

Bikes, Chinese Food and Weigh Ins

Hello all!  Another week, and I am gloriously happy.  But you have to read my WHOLE post before we get to the weigh in, so...ha.

Here is how I did Saturday:
Burned 2564 calories
Consumed 1502 calories
Deficit of 1062 calories

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2640 calories
Consumed 1522 calories
Deficit of 1118 calories

Well, Saturday was SUCH a success.  That is 1502 calories of AWESOME HEALTHY FOOD, and I feel really great about it.  I can't say the same for yesterday's eating.  The day started out really well...

Husbandcake and I got up early and decided to get a little farther on the bike ride.  I was surprised - we've been slowly working our way farther and farther but I notice yesterday that the entire second half of the ride to the fairly flat.  So once we reached that point I was more than fine and we made it all the way!

We rode a little around Clayton, with me wishing that it was a bit flatter.  But it was not too warm yet, and it was really a great ride.

I did really well, fabulously well...until we were back on my street going up to my house and I had to get off and walk.

Sad!  But once the steepest part was over I went ahead to end on a high note.

All in all I can't complain, it was an awesome ride.  After we lazed around for awhile longer we got up and went to see Inception, which was fantastic.  Husbandcake got popcorn and I did pretty well not having any.  Instead I had a small pack of those sour punch straws, which I love, and the whole pack was 210 calories.  The movie was great, I felt beyond fantastic about the candy too.  But then...we went for Chinese food.  I knew the whole time what a bad idea it was.  It's all sodium and oil...but it was also delicious and then there I was 725 calories later and not even feeling completely full.

I spent a lot of time the rest of the day worrying about my two weigh ins today.  My scale has absolutely loved me this week, and I just felt in my head that I was going to retain about 8 pounds of water.  Haha...well the worry was good, it made me drink almost 50 ounces of water the rest of the day, so that I could kind of flush out my system (yeah I was just making it all up, I figured that water would be best though!).  Had a healthy dinner of mostly veggies and I felt pretty good afterwards.

I guess there's only one place to go from there...
Last week's weight: 210.1

Current weight: 206.7
Pounds lost: 3.4
Weekly goal: Ummm, to keep doing what I'm DOING!  I've found a good stride and I really am wanting to keep it up!!  Oh - and my other goal is to not gain 12 pounds while I'm up in Napa...haha.

This sounds strange but I really wish I'd started out with the scale I have now.  I feel like, I know I've lost more than ten pounds but numbers wise I'm still really, really happy to be only 0.7 away from seeing that.  I'll get there, and soon!!

I am really happy to be finally where I want to be.  I feel like at one point I was overdoing the exercise, and I don't want to do that again.  I will find a good balance between burning calories and eating right - what I was doing was so much work and so much frustration.  And this week I was a lot more relaxed and a lot happier.  It's like stress is high in calories so I'm doing much better now!

I'm holding on to this feeling.  I feel stupid about last week and feeling down.  Sure, it will happen again - I won't be silly and say my next 56.7 pounds are going to melt away with a smile on my face, and I certainly don't expect to lose 3.4 pounds every week!  But for now, I am going to just revel in happiness that I am doing well, I'm happy and I am losing weight.

I hope you are all happy too :) good luck to anyone else who has Monday weigh ins!!  Hopefully my work weigh in goes just as happily!


Fat Girl vs. World said...

I'm so happy to see your caloric intake over 1400 (of healthy foods)!! Keep it up!!

Brigitte said...

Hooray! Congrats on riding the bike to the store and back!! I am super proud of you. The weight loss is really just icing on the cake!

KyokoCake said...

Awww :) you guys are awesome!! Thanks! My work weight went well - down 3% of my body weight according to the work scale!

karen said...

This post even read lighter and happier and less stressed than quite a few of them have! Even in spite of the Chinese food (which is one of my biggest weaknesses in the world!) ;)

Raegun said...

Congratulations on the loss - wowza! That is awesome. Your bike is so cute. Sorry if you've answered this a bazillion times, but I'm new to your blog so I'm going to ask anyways!: what are you using to keep such an accurate measure of your calories in and out? Thanks!

Mae Flowers said...

Awesome loss!!! The area that you rode your bike in is very pretty!

Jess @ THIR said...

Well done on the ride!!!

Extra well done on the weigh in :D

Michelle said...

Nice job!!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your loss and finding your groove! Sometimes it takes a tough week to get us back in the swing of things xx

Jen Lindstrom said...

WTG!!!! I am so proud of you! We loss the same amount this week! I totally understand about staring to feel like i got my groove, Here's to hoping we keep it...LOL! Sorry I haven't posted in a while but know I am ready and inspired by you! You are on the right track! Keep up the awesome work!

KyokoCake said...

Thanks everyone!! You guys are fabulous and so sweet!!!

@karen - I know, especially good Chinese food right?? Yum...

@Rae - I use a Bodybugg, if you look through my archives I did a post on it...or if you watch Biggest Loser it's the armband that they use. It's fabulous for someone like me who needs those numbers out there!

@Mae Flowers - thank you! I love where I live, right up on a mountain and in a smallish city so everything is really nature-y and pretty!

@Jen - I can't believe have come so far in about the same amount of time as I have, it's will have to post some new pictures soon!

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