The Morning Weigh-In

Posts tagged “NYC

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

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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.