Day #8: Uptick

This is one of those days I was telling you about, where my weight swings up and I feel like a complete failure. However, I’m not going to be that girl today. Today I’m going to be a winner, keep a calm head, and come out on top. I weighed in this morning at 161.0 lbs, after a slip-up last night with a new batch of banana muffins and a lovely Chinese food dinner with The Man. I did alright with the Chinese food – only ate half of my dish, in fact – but it WAS noodles, and then I followed up with a couple of muffins. It was an emotional eating night, except eating lavishly was not in response to emotion, but to physical state. Since I’d only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before, I was just too worn out to think about cooking dinner when I got home. That, coupled with my desire to lay on the couch all night (making Chinese sound even more inviting) are what did me in. I’ll know better next time.

So back to today. I’m slightly heavier, but knowing my body, by Sunday I’ll be back at 157 if I watch my intake and go to yoga every day. As promised last week, I’ve taken my measurements, too:

  • Thigh: 23.5″ (same as last week)
  • Hips: 40″ (same)
  • Waist: 28″ (down 1″)
  • Chest: 37″ (Which is still weird, given my 34″ bra size. Maybe the girls at Victoria’s Secret can explain for me.)
  • Biceps: 11.5″ (down 1/2″ – woohoo!)
  • Calves: 14.5″ (same)
  • Ankles: 7.5″ (same)

Right now I’m trying to get geared up to go to work, drinking my protein shake for breakfast. My supplements arrived in the mail yesterday from Vitacost, and instead of taking a bunch of pills this morning I thought it would be much more fun to just add everything into the shake. So now I’m drinking a shake with 500mg of raspberry ketones and a serving of coleus forskolii, both natural supplements to aid fat loss. I also just took some probiotics, which I’m hoping will help speed up the Chinese food in leaving my body. Next up is a multivitamin, then Vitamin D drops at work, and I’ll be full to the brim with all kinds of good-for-you’s.

Wish me luck – I’m bringing the banana muffins to work, and will boldly attempt to refrain from eating any. No clue what I’m going to do for lunch, but it better be natural and 400 calories or less. Then it’s on to Bikram at the end of the day, where everything feels beautiful and warm and limber, including yours truly.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Supplemental, My Dear Whatsits!

It’s become my day off. I so rarely get time to just relax and chill out with The Man, so when he suggested we veg out together, I made the call to enjoy the day for what it is. I can jump right back on the exercise wagon tomorrow.

As far as food has gone, we took a little trip out to visit The Man’s parents, and I ate most of my day’s calories there. That’s what happens when you’ve got an Italian mother-in-law 🙂 The Man’s mom is really into these nut-based crackers by Blue Diamond lately, and she and I snacked on those and hummus, with a slice of swiss cheese on the side. The Man’s dad loves to brew me coffee (for some reason he got it in his head that I adore coffee…not really, but I like to indulge him), so I drank a couple of cups of that. Lunch was a thin slice of meatloaf and some egg noodles. I recorded more than I actually ate when tracking on LoseIt, just because it felt like their calorie count was a bit off. So far I’m at around 850 calories for the day, so I might have some soup later if I get the nibbles.

The most exciting part of my day so far was taking a little virtual field trip to, one of my favorite websites. If you’re interested in buying supplements or looking up vegan/vegetarian foods or beauty products, it’s such a great site to utilize. As a marketer, I have to say that their overall branding and site design isn’t that great, but the site usability is top notch. It’s really easy to cull out all of the options you don’t want, say if you’re looking for gluten-free or animal-free products and want to cut out all of the others.

During today’s trip to Vitacost, I bought a few things I’ve been thinking about buying for awhile now: a daily multivitamin, probiotics, Vitamin D (in liquid form, as advised by my chiropractor/nutritionist), some plant-based protein for my morning smoothies, raspberry ketones (apparently Dr. Oz is a fan, so I figured why the hell not), and some Coleus Forskolii supplements. Everything in that list is related to my diet in some way. I have a good idea that since most of my overeating is in direct relation to energy and/or mood shifts during the day, if I can make sure that I’ve got the right nutrients in my body, that might help me get a leg up on this and stop overeating to medicate. Plus, the raspberry ketones and Coleus Forskolii are natural supplements used for regulating metabolism and burning fat. We’ll see what happens.