The Morning Weigh-In


Episode 3: I Lose My Mind

Sorry about the lateness.  Technical problems.  Also, sorry this video is crazy, but there was little to be done about it.  The next one will be a lot more reasonable.


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December Continues to be Difficult, Episode 2

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A New Direction

Winter is a hard time for weight struggles, with seasonal affective disorder rearing its ugly head, especially as I now live in colder, darker New York.  Thus, while I don’t want to go back to Excel charts of calorie counting, I’m adding the accountability of calorie confessional videos. After this first one, I’m going to start posting one each week, edited together from each night’s video. I’ll only divulge what I actually ate if it is somehow particular to my dieting and/or ridiculous (as it always will be on off diet days).

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About Time for an Update

It’s certainly been a while.  Everything has changed.  I now work at Trader Joe’s instead of Maoz vegetarian restaurant.  I have way less time to work out at the gym, averaging 1.8 visits per week these days.  My free weights see a bit of action at home though, and the most fun development is that I’ve started having little dance parties alone in my room with some frequency.  It’s a lot of fun, moving around however I want to, using the bunk beds (yeah, I sleep in a bunk bed) and other furniture as sort of more interesting stripper pole-esque props.

I also now diet 5 days per week with 2 off days, but I always have to move around the off days depending on what’s going on in my life.  On my “on diet days,” I aim for 1200 calories, though I probably wind up consuming 1300-1400 most days.  I just can’t have as many calories now that I don’t do as much formal working out.  Living in NYC though, I do walk a lot and climb up a minimum of 12 flights of stairs per day, many days climbing 2 or 3 times that.

I keep track of my weekly and monthly weight ranges, and I don’t go crazy if I miss a weigh in day here or there.  It’s weird, living in NYC, I often feel as if I’m losing my mind and becoming increasingly more neurotic with each day, but I have also learned how to not be so neurotically fastidious about my dieting, work outs, and weigh ins.

This Week’s Weight Range: 140.3-142

Month so far: 139.8-144.2

Arrrrgh, Frustration in The City

I haven’t posted in a while because I moved to New York City a few weeks ago and have been very busy.  That said, I’ve also been dieting my ass off.  Unfortunately I can’t claim that literally.  Well, not that I want to lose my ass, but you know.

Basically I’ve been dieting 5 days per week now instead of 4, and I’ve been only consuming about 1500 calories on each diet day.  This doesn’t seem to be working well.  Unless it’s the fact that I’ve run out of multivitamins and 5 HTP pills.  I’ve also been working at this one vegetarian restaurant and eating most of my meals from there.  And while I have been counting calories and eating mostly vegetables from there, some of it has been fried, so I’m going on a nothing fried diet for at least a week (yes, even on off diet days), and then I think I’ll make “nothing fried” a rule for all “on diet” days after that.

I’m going to buy more of those pills too, but I also think I’ll change my calorie totals to this:

Wednesday: Off diet day, Strength Training, cardio: 300

Thursday: Off diet day, Cardio: 500

Friday = 1800 – ST, and c: 200

Saturday = 1500 – Cardio: 400

Sunday = 1800 – ST, c: 200

Monday = 1600 – C: 400

Tuesday = 1500 – off work out

Because I think I must be going into starvation mode sometimes.  This is going to work, folks, it’s. going. to. work.

Nothin’ like a stomach virus

to help you lose a pound or two!

I didn’t weigh in on Sunday, the 14th, since I knew I wouldn’t like the number and also accidentally had some water before weighing in anyway.  Okay, I did weigh in after the water and with just pants on, and it was a dismal 143.8, so…I’m trying to forget that.

So I was actually completely “on diet” Sunday instead of doing the usual Friday-Sunday offness, which was in order to make up for Wednesday night at Zenzi.  It’s hard to say what that would have done because from 1am-6am I was alternately hovering, throwing up, and vainly attempting to sleep.  When I woke up after finally sleeping for a few hours, I weighed in at

3.15: 141.8

So I was back down to what has of late been a common number.  I kept trying to get up any time I felt better because I loathe being a lazy bum, but it just wasn’t going to happen.  I felt like utter crap.  I did keep down the food I ate though, which totaled somewhere between 1000-1200 calories.  I also didn’t do my cardio for the day.  Check out this morning’s weigh in

3.16: 140.4

Hoorah!  Well, being sick sucks, and I think it’s only right for me to lose some weight out of it.  Hopefully it doesn’t all come back tomorrow.  I am going to try to work out, but I’m still feeling a bit nauseous and weak, so I may modify things a bit.

Oh, also, I don’t think I’ve yet mentioned that I’ve shifter everything forward a day, so that my off exercise day (the day I only do an ab workout anyway), is on Saturday.  This makes more sense, I feel, because if I do some drinking on a Friday night, it’d be nice to not have to work out much the next day.

3.17: 140.8 Not bad, then I had an off diet day for St. Patty’s.  I’ll have to make up for it this weekend.

3.18: 142.1

3.19: 141.6

3.20: 142.4

3.21: 143.1

3.22: 143.6

Quick Update

I went on a trip and was a little off schedule, so I’m just gonna jump back in every Sunday from now on again.  This morning I weighted 142.3.

3.10: 141.8, Then Cami convinced me to go out to eat on a Wednesday night due to Delta Skymiles, an coupon, and really delicious food (at Zenzi), and though I tried to keep my caloric intake reasonable and did some extra cardio…

3.11: 143.3

3.12: 141.8

3.13: 141.8- Hey, not bad considering I had a beer, some burnt cookies I’d attempted, a bowl of fruit, honey, vanilla wafers, and graham crackers and honey, and a random sandwich last night.  Cami and I went out to eat for lunch too (at Cafe 118, which I highly recommend to anyone), but that was healthful and relatively low cal.  I’m going to attempt to be “on diet” today.  But I’ll be working at the chocolate shop for 6 hours, so we’ll see…