Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week Two

Someday, I tell myself, I will get back to a regular schedule of posting here, and every post won't be a weight loss check-in.

Unfortunately, today is not someday...

Week two weigh-in time!
Weight, as of 1/7/12 (our initial BBL weigh-in): 175lbs
Weight as of 1/21/12: 169lbs 
Weight lost: 1.5lbs this week, 6lbs overall

This week was interesting. I'd made a deal with other BBLers that I wouldn't step on the scale until our weigh-in on Monday morning, but I was feeling terrible, and I was tired of not seeing any progress from a clothing-fitting-better perspective, so I checked in a little early. Like...Thursday and Friday and Saturday early. And it seemed like I was gaining weight. So...that sucked.

But, I didn't gain weight last week. And I actually ended up losing some. And I'm happy about that, truly. I just wish this whole process wasn't such a mind screw for me. I just wish that I could watch what I eat, start working out some, and be back to my normal weight in a week or so.

I mean, that's not too much to ask for, is it?

Anyway, because I am determined to be positive about this process, I'm going to focus on a few things that DID work for me this week...

1) Yoga Studio: This is probably one of the better yoga apps I've been able to find for the iPad, and I've been searching for a good one for a looooooong time. It's $1.99, and I generally try to stick on the free side of things, but so far, I think it's been worth it. There are a bunch of app led classes, in three different experience levels (beginner/intermediate/expert), with multiple points of focus (balance/strength/flexibility), and I've only used those so far, but there is also the option of building your own classes from a laundry list of poses, if that's more your style. I find the flexibility classes to be my favorite, as running seems to be making my muscles even more tight than usual, if that's even possible.

2) Ease into 5K: Well, now, apparently this app is $2.99. But I know I didn't pay that for it when I downloaded it, so I'm assuming that's something new. But outside of that, I LOVE the C25K program. I did it for the first time when I was trying to get back in shape after having Brigid, and I'm doing it again while trying to get back in shape after having Caitlin. I only hope it sticks this time, so I'm not stuck doing it a THIRD TIME to get back in shape after just gaining a bunch of weight. I'd like to make running an ongoing part of my life, instead of something I just do when I need to fit into my clothing again.

3) Scrambled eggs with bananas: Ok, these aren't actually billed as scrambled eggs with bananas, they're listed as more of a substitution for pancakes, but basically? They're scrambled eggs with a banana. Anyway, I found this recipe on Pinterest, and even though it sounds (in theory) kind of gross, I thought I'd give it a shot. And you know what? These were actually pretty good. Bananas tend to mask the flavor of anything else you mix in with them, and the texture didn't bother me nearly as much as I thought it would. I added some PB2 chocolate powder to the mix, and drizzled some honey on top, and honestly? I could almost convince myself I was eating pancakes. I will definitely be making these again.

Any tried and true 'get healthy' tips or tricks that I'm missing? I'll take all of the help I can get!


  1. OK, you mash the banana and scramble it with the egg before cooking it?? if so...interesting!!

  2. if it makes you feel any better, i swear graduate school is making me fat!!!

    is the yoga app easy to use?? i've never thought about iPad yoga before...


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