It's been since September since I've written. In all honesty, I haven't really felt inspired to write but also I got hacked!
You know, in this day and age your chances of being hacked are so high that it's not really that big of a deal when it happens but when it DOES happen, it feels horrific!
Like I was violated ;)
Mostly, it was just a big pain in my butt to inform everyone who was affected, go check out every account I had online, change passwords, remember passwords and all that jazz. So, the lesson here -- make your passwords crazy. I'm serious. The one that got hacked was pretty difficult but now it's so long and complicated I even have a hard time remembering it.
Now lets play catch up:
Last I wrote I was doing the weight lifting. Crazy things happened with that. I was diligent for a month or so but I really don't think I should have followed that book word for word :) First, the good things: I got some serious muscle. I could actually FEEL the muscles in my back working. It was awesome actually how strong I felt but also kind of scary. I think I was upping my weights too fast and I was looking kind of mannish. Also, I gained weight. I know, I know muscle weighs more than fat but I was also gaining fat along with that strong muscle. I don't know why, but I followed the caloric suggestions in the book EVEN THOUGH I have had my metabolism medically tested and KNOW that it's SLOWER than what it's SUPPOSED to be.
I honestly think I just wanted to eat more food.
Anyway, so I gained my beautiful muscle and some additional fat and the next thing I know I'm up 5 pounds.
I course corrected, holidays occurred, life happened and that brings us up to date.
I did, however, manage to run my Thanksgiving 5k again this year. And though I was approximately 10 pounds heavier this year - I beat my time last year! YEAH!
So anyway, about 3 weeks ago, I seriously had had enough of trying this plan and that plan and so I just got down to the nitty gritty. I started to eat less calories, exercise more, and diligently track my calories.
I'm pleased to say I'm down 4.6 very fluctuating pounds. My body LOVES to hold on to water and other stuff so the numbers on the scale can be very mean but TECHNICALLY I am down 4.6 pounds. I'm not holding that as gospel but I can see a downward trend and that makes me happy.
You know what else makes me happy - that I started this before the proverbial new year. I don't know, it just makes me feel like I've got a leg up on the competition :)
So, here's hoping to another successful 3 weeks.
And in case anyone is wondering my calories on average for the last 3 weeks were around 1500/day and on top of that I averaged a deficit of around 250-300 calories/day from exercise.
B: whole wheat tortilla, ham, egg whites, salsa con queso, coffee w/ half/half
L: ham, sweet potato, green beans
D: ham sandwich with hawaiian bread
treat: peppermint patty
Calories: just under 1400
Exercise: 2 mile run
**notice all the ham: last of the Christmas leftovers! Thank goodness.**