Monday, April 26, 2010

Sorry for not posting yesterday!

Yesterday started out alright, but then it got a little weird. I don't want to say that yesterday was bad, because that would color my perceptions of my actions and probably make me upset with myself (and I just don't feel like dealing with that right now). Here is what I ate yesterday:

- Breakfast: None
- Lunch: Pasta (50) and peas/broccoli (50)
- Dinner: Cracker/cheese sandwich (100), Caesar salad (300), delicious homemade chocolate cake (probably like 800), and vanilla ice cream (200)
Total calories: about 1,500

I should feel bad about the chocolate cake, but I don't. I should have purged it, but I didn't because I felt that it wouldn't have been appropriate. I ate it at a party for girls in my sorority who have met academic goals this semester. I have definitely met my academic goals for this semester. In fact, I am getting an award from the psych department on Wednesday for being a "promising sophomore." Also, I just met another weight goal of 175 pounds, which is 30 pounds lost in seven weeks! Dude, SERIOUSLY?! That's ridiculously amazing. So I ate the cake. I didn't think of it as a binge and I didn't feel bad; I was rewarding myself for a semester of hard work, academic and otherwise.

So although I ate at least twice what I should have yesterday, I'm not really upset with myself. However, I will not be weighing myself until Wednesday, when I know the damage will be reversed. The group diet I'm in has a new plan for the week:
- Day 1: 300 calories + exercise
- Day 2: 250 calories in liquids + exercise
- Day 3: 200 calories of green foods and liquids + exercise
- Day 4: 150 calories + exercise
- Day 5: 250 calories + exercise
- Day 6: Whatever you want (I'm going to do 400 or less) + exercise
- Day 7: 400 calories + exercise
There is exercise every day this week, and I think I can do it. It will be good for me. I will try to do at least 30 minutes on the stationary bike each day, 45-60 minutes if I can manage it. There will be no marathon workouts, because those just don't turn out well. I may just skip the exercising on Sunday, but we will see how I feel.

My goal is to weigh 170 pounds by the time I leave campus on Tuesday, May 4th (next week). Assuming that I've gained a few pounds from the cake yesterday, I will hopefully be back to 174 or 175 by Wednesday. That gives me six days to lose 4 or 5 pounds, which is totally doable. I am going to try to eat only salad and veggies this week, unless my bf gets suspicious or something.
Ok, here is what I ate today:

- Breakfast: Egg whites with veggies (100) and 1/2 cup skim milk (45)
- Lunch: Salad with a few shreds of cheese and beans (10) and mixed veggies (60)
- Dinner: Salad (10), mixed veggies/corn (50), and 2 tbsp whipped cream (15)
Total calories: 290

I also worked out this afternoon for 30 minutes on the stationary bike, and burned 400 calories.
I love you girlies! Think thin, and I'll post again tomorrow :)

P.S. Madison- I wasn't sure if you meant me or not, because you basically quoted some of the things that I'd said. No worries, I'm not too offended ;) I know what you mean.


  1. I am SO proud of you for losing so much weight in such a short time! You are such an inspiration to all of us :) And don't feel bad about the cake; you definitely deserve it! A "promising sophomore" is a big deal!!

    And with the control you have, you will totally make it to 170 by next week, I just know it!

  2. Don't feel so awful about chocolate cake, 1500 total calories really isn't that much considering your resting metabolic rate and exercise. Keep up the hard work!

  3. Totally know you mean, happens to me every week after a big week of exercising im like f you body i deserved this. Although in hindsight a probabaly did considering my weight loss is so small. Keep up the good work you will achieve your goals. And congratulations on your award I'm batteling my way through a lab report as we speak. xx

  4. congrats congrats congrats!!!

    an award from the school AND 30 pounds lost already?!? That is incredible. You should be majorly proud!

  5. Wow, you're doing fricking AMAZINGGG! I'm really proud of you :] Congrats on your promising award, too! =]

  6. You're doing phenomenally well =] And considering that an average-height female uses around 2000cal a day, and you're quite tall, you won't have gained a bit from that cake, honestly. Unless you've been SUPER low on carbs or something (I haven't been following for that long) and the water weight bounces up from it... still. =P Congratulations and keep it up!!!

  7. Well done! For school and weight!

    You are doing so well, you deserve a bit of cake ;)

    Keep going xoxo