Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where, Oh Where has Heidi been???

Oh where, oh where can she be???????

Hmmmm ... I'm right here ... not missing.  Last week I got myself in a blogging funk and couldn't get to doing it.  Some days I just don't have anything to say, nothing interesting to take pics of, nothing to report.

But, my absence does NOT equal falling off the wagon.  I've been healthy, active and all that fun stuff.

So, what have I been up to .....

SHOPPING

I went shopping with my sister in law and finally found myself a pair of jeans.  I swear I tried on about 20 pairs before I found one that was OK (still not great, but pretty good).  Also bought a few boring tanks & t-shirts and then one super sexy top that will be revealed later.  I want to surprise my hubby with that one. :)

My sister in law is a super shopper and I'm really glad she came with me.  I kept trying on things, thinking they looked horrible and she'd tell me No, it's too big - get a smaller size.  And she was right!  I started out trying on jeans in a size 30 and ended up needing either a 29 or sometimes even a 28.

Then when we were trying on tops I'd grab a medium or a large and every time I needed it one size smaller.  I NEVER would have tried on a size small, but she was right, it looked much better.  Any idea how long it's been since I've had a size small in my closet???  Long time!

RUNNING

The other day I ventured out for a longer run.  I had planned on doing about 10K, but part way through I changed my mind on the route and figured I'd end up being a bit short.  So when I got close to home I still had tons of gas in the tank and decided to add on the big block around my house.  I figured this would get me around 12-13K which is about what I run most Sundays.  It was one of those days I could have just run forever.

When I got home I mapped out the route I took .... 15 Km!  HAHAHA, a little longer than planned and it certainly didn't feel like it.  It was a nice route too, so I'll be sure to do it again.

SPARKPEOPLE

I'm still entering EVERY SINGLE food I eat on sparkpeople.com - every bite. It's making me really nervous because my calorie range is 1260-1610 and I've been averaging around 1350-1400 and haven't felt the slightest bit hungry. 

According to calories in vs. calories out I should be losing 1.5 lbs per week, but it sure doesn't feel like it. So ... I caved and got on the scale yesterday (first time this month). And ... yeah ... I've lost nothing, zilch, not even a .2 :(. So frustrating, makes me want to smash my head into a wall.

I hear over and over that weight loss is as simple as calories in vs. calories out - but why isn't it that way for me?? I feel like duct taping my mouth shut and climbing on the treadmill 24/7.

But ... I don't know what else to do so I just keep going on.  That's probably insane, who knows.  I could lower the calorie intake, but with the exercise I do I don't think that's wise.  I know I can't/won't stop or give up - that's just not an option.  It sure would be nice to lose this tummy pudge though.

Here's my menu for today, which is fairly typical.  If you see anything on here you'd like to comment on, feel free.  I'm open....

Breakfast - 1 cup plain, fat free yoghurt and 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal, 1 Kiwi
Lunch - 1.5 cups homemade turkey soup (broth, turkey & vegetables only), 9 wheat thin crackers, 1 light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, 2 med carrots, 2 small peppers, 2 med. stalks celery
Snack - Nectarine
Dinner - 3 oz. roast beef, baked sweet potato (no butter), Salad with light balsamic vinagrette
Snack (after workout) - 1 apple, 1 tbsp. peanut butter

Calories - 1220

This is more fruit than I usually have in a day, but I bought a bunch recently and don't want to waste it.

Tonight I'm doing my own little mini bootcamp which will include stairs, sprints, lunges, push-ups, tricep dips, crunches, and planks.

6 comments:

Missy said...

Could it be that you aren't eating enough? Does that site log your exercise? I know when I was doing longer work-outs I upped my food and dropped almost 3 pounds in one week...

Otherwise, dare I say it, could you be at your bodies natural weight? You are pretty darn tiny. Maybe instead of weight loss you would just want to focus on toning if there are areas you're not happy with...

RebeccaJ said...

I agree with Missy, that's a pretty damn low calorie day with your excercise routine, I would collapse.

Meg said...

Hi, Heidi. I can completely relate to how you feel! I've been working out every day and following Weight Watchers for 2 1/2 months, and I've only lost a pound and a half. It's frustrating! But, I've had a lot of people say I look smaller, and my clothes are fitting differently, which it sounds like yours are too! Those types of things are good indicators that you are doing just what you need to. And I agree with the other two ladies that commented...you may want to increase your calories and see if it makes a difference.

Tiffany said...

I was thinking the same thing that Missy said. Could this be your body's set point? Perhaps your body is comfortable at this weight? Only you can really know for sure. But, I do know that you look great. And if I didn't know how much you weighed, I'd guess you were around 135.

Syl said...

can't wait to see your top! Sounds like a fun shopping trip.

Heidi, you will figure out the right range for you. I can't tell you what I am doing because I can't gage it because I'm not weighing myself, I am going on the "how hungry am I and how much did I work out" scale. I was finding 1550 was not enough for me so I upped it by 100 and find that it's helping me from not STARVING all the time. you will fiqure it out, I know it just be patient!
I too am having a hard time getting away from the 138-141 range, my body just likes me there I guess, I'm just gonna keep fighting!

Tamara said...

No to sound like a broken record but you can slot my vote in the Not Eating Enough column. Remember the Wendi plan? It's a bit rigid but the premise of having at least one day a week where your calorie intake is about 150% of what it normally is might shake up your metabolism again.

I know it feels scary to think about eating more though. I get that for sure.