Archive for January, 2009

More Than Numbers

January 16, 2009

I know that I’ve lost about 20 lbs since August, but it can be hard to “see” what my scale tells me.  So it’s nice to get reinforcement sometimes.  I have a blazer jacket thing that I usually wear open, because otherwise it can be a bit snug.  I pulled it out again today for an additional layer (desperately needed, as we’ve been in Arctic degrees for the past two days), and this time…not snug.  Fit pretty well, actually.

However, I think I’ll still wear it open most of the time–it fastens by slotting metal hook things into little loops, which seem to come unfastened by, like, shifting.



January 14, 2009

I’m used to having my arms and legs get sore, but my neck?  This is just ridiculous.

Knowing vs. Doing

January 13, 2009

I know I should exercise more, and that the morning would probably be the best time for me to do it.  But that doesn’t stop me from hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock until it’s too late to go to the gym.

I know that I have a problem of snacking when I’m not hungry.  Sometimes I’ll even say to myself, “Brit, you know you’re not hungry.  You just want to eat to be eating something/you like the way this tastes/you’re bored/upset/etc.”  And then I’ll eat it anyway.

I feel like I just don’t have enough willpower or something.  I don’t know how to fix that.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

And on another topic, I’m tempted to join a CSA this year, because it would give me a large variety of veggies to choose from, and I would be forced to use them.  However, the two in the area I’ve checked out so far cost $500+!  I know that’s for over 20 weeks, so it’s not as much per week, but that’s still a daunting figure.  Also, since I’m only cooking for myself, I’m afraid that I would get too much per week, and it would go to waste.  Do you think I should just stick to the grocery store, and the farmer’s market when it opens back up again in the spring?

Christmas break is almost over…

January 8, 2009

…and while I’m sure I’ve probably eaten more than I should have, I don’t think I’ve packed on too many pounds.  It’ll be nice to get back to my apartment and cook again.  I just don’t feel comfortable cooking at home–it’s all my mom’s things, not my own, and I don’t know where anything is.  (I will also be thankful to get away from the dial-up.  My mom doesn’t understand the value of high-speed internet.)

I went shopping over the holidays, and tried on clothes at a few stores I don’t usually stop at (ie, not plus size).  And while the clothes were still too tight, I could get them on, which I’m not sure I could have done before.  So that pleased me, in a strange way.

Are pushups supposed to work your abs too?  I just got through the first week of the One Hundred Pushups Challenge (time will tell if I actually finish all 6 weeks), and my stomach is a little sore, along with my arms.