Gaining Weight, Losing Accountability

I am doing terribly at this. As usual, I get into something for a week or so and then it just falls off.

I have been working out every day this week. I’ve eaten primarily vegetables, fruit, and meat/protein. I have been drinking water regularly. Weight isn’t changing.

 

I suck at this. I’ll keep trying.

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 8

Monday 12/3/18

Current Weight: 160lb (no change)

Workout: 30 min HIIT bootcamp with focus on chest and triceps

What I ate:

  • 1 cutie
  • 1 cup of cereal (i don’t know how that happened)
  • 2 combined cups of chicken, brussels sprouts, zucchini, peppers, cauliflower rice
  • 1 c ground turkey + 1/3c marinated veggies

What I drank:

  • 1 c. of coffee
  • 2 x16oz of water
  • 1 strongbow

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 6 + 7

This weekend was not my strongest.

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability Day 6: 12/1/18 (Sat)

Workout: None. I was still/again too sore to do anything

What I drank: A bit of water, at least 3 gin and tonics

What I ate:

  • at least 4 eggs over the course of the day
  • 1 chicken thigh
  • 3 lamb+beef patties (with previously stated eggs on top)
  • 3 crackers
  • a couple of sweeties/cuties?
  • I think that was it?

 

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability Day 6: 12/2/18 (Sun)

Workout: Bike ride for ~1 hour

What I drank:

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 glass of water

What I ate:

  • 2 bites of chicken
  • 1 fig
  • 1 cuban sandwich with plantain chips on the side
  • 4 zucchini latkes (aka fritters)
  • 2-3 slices of pizza

 

…. I told you it was a bad weekend.

 

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 5

Day 5 Check in!

Friday 11/30/18

What I ate:

  • 1c of oatmeal
  • 1 droewors
  • 2 c ground turkey, brussels sprouts, zucchini, yellow pepper, spaghetti squash
  • ground turkey quesadilla with marinated veggies and cheddar cheese
  • 2 cuties/sweeties
  • 2 crackers
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana

What I drank:

  • not enough water for the day

Workout:

None — I was still too sore from stadiums the day  before

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 4

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 4 Check in

I’m 2 days behind. I’m so awful at these things. But this is me holding myself accountable.

What I ate:

  • .5c of oatmeal
  • 1 clementine/sweetie/cutie
  • .5c ground turkey, 1 c brussels sprouts/zucchini/pepper, .5c spaghetti squash
  • 2 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 pieces of droewors
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Gyro (pita, shredded lettuce, spicy harissa, zesty feta, gyro, tomato & onion, bean salad)

What I drank:

  • 1 c. coffee (black!)
  • 2x 16 oz cups of water
  • 2x 11.5oz bottles of Fiji Water
  • 1x 16.9oz bottle of water
  • most of a 775ml bottle of prosecco
    • (I won Team Member of the Month! So I celebrated)

Workout:

  • 1 hour of stadium-style bootcamp (stadiums, lunges, mountain climbers, more stadiums, more running, pushups, more stadiums, crying, pushups, and jumping jacks)

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 3

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 3 Check In

Wednesday 11/28/18

Workout: 30 min HIIT bootcamp with focus on —

What I ate:

  • 2 hardboiled eggs
  • 1/2 c of oatmeal
  • 3 Clementines/Cuties/Sweeties (whatever they’re called)
  • 2 stuffed cabbage with mashed cauliflower
    • ground lamb & beef, black beans, onion, pepper, tomato sauce, cabbage, mashed cauliflower
  • 1.5 c greek salad
    • tomato, cucumber, feta
  • 3 pieces of droewors (dried sausage, but not the gross kind)
  • 9 crackers with 9 cubes of cheese. small as hell cubes. like what’s the point?

What I drank:

  • 3x16oz water
  • 1.5 c of coffee with creamer (minimal amount)

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 1

Losing Weight, Gaining Accountability: Day 1 Check In

Monday 11/26/18

What I ate:

  • 2 Clementine/Sweetie orange thingys
  • 1 cup of greek salad (marinated olives & peppers, colorful tomato, cucumber, a wee bit of feta)
  • 1.5 cups of stir fry
    • Cauliflower rice, chicken thigh, eggs, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, onions, peppers, a wee bit of coconut oil for the veggies
  • A weird mashup of food for dinner
    • 3/4 cup of ground turkey & black beans, .5 cup of”candied” carrots (carrots that were cooked in a bit of coconut oil, no sugars added), ~.5 cup spaghetti squash
  • Blackberries (1 container)
    • I cheated and had some marshmallow fluff with it because it didn’t fit into the jar from the pastry bag. — My friends make REALLY AMAZING marshmallows from scratch and there’s no way I was going to waste their hard efforts. https://sugarrushmarshmallows.com/ for more info. (They didn’t ask to be part of this, but I’m insanely proud of them and will promote shamelessly for them when I can)
  • 3 bites of biltong

What I drank:

  • 1.5 c of coffee with tsp of creamer
  • 50oz of water (give or take)
  • .5 c of apple cider

Workout:

~45 min of HIIT with focus on triceps and chest

Accountability.

I admit. I’ve been rubbish at keeping my resolutions. I can blame whatever funks or bad energies  I want — but the reality is that I am accountable for myself.

I have tried multiple workout routines and tried to take advantage of the various deals that various workout facilities offer. $41 for 41 days of Power Yoga. $39 for 30 days of Barre classes. Initial Fees waived and multi-location available for a discounted price. I even made up my own where I pay more off my credit card for each pound I gained instead of lost!  It didn’t work. It wasn’t consistent. It didn’t work and wasn’t consistent because I didn’t work to keep it consistent.

I need to be held accountable. I just completed a 3 week challenge of $21 for 21 days. Except I paid extra for a diet plan that I could have found online. The difference this time is that the location and times of the bootcamp classes are convenient. I can stop by before work twice a week for a 30 min class or do 1 or 2 30 min classes right after work. They’re definitely tough classes, but the coaches and other attendees are really great. There’s such a nice little community within it and it’s encouraging me to stay. I won’t be able to afford it after this 6 week challenge ends at the end of the year.. but I’ll work my ass off until then.

On to the good stuff: How will I hold myself accountable?

  1. I attend these damn classes! There’s a weekly weigh in and a before and after measurement to see how much weight, inches, and body fat % is lost (or gained).
    • I weighed in at 159.3lb yesterday (Monday 11/26)
  2. I’m eating healthier and being honest about what I am consuming. How am I going to be honest? I’m going to write about it here. This will be my little diary. I can update it as the day goes by.
  3. My BFF Melanie — we’re both not happy with where we are in our bodies and we want to be better and stronger. We basically talk everyday anyway, but on Mondays we will weigh in and chat about our diets and workouts. It helps to have a partner to hold yourself accountable.

So there it is. Let’s get it done!

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