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16 August 2006 @ 07:31 am

Mood: coldcold
03 August 2006 @ 08:03 am
Lost 900g! Yays! =)

Also, I now have points guides, so I'll start counting today.
02 August 2006 @ 12:18 pm
Breakfast: Most of a sandwich - freya's soy and linseed, 24g colby cheddar, ~15g roast chicken, English mustard.

Lunch: 1 small slice chocolate cake (regret! aargh! It was saved specially for me from a coworker's birthday shout. I must learn to say: "Thank you, but I'm allergic to sugar/fat."), a couple of fried Indian snacks (even more regret, those were greasy. Ew.), 1 chicken noodle cup-a-soup (50cals). Oh, and an orange.

Dinner: I'm going to make leek and potato soup, and serve it with crusty bread. Yum. Will probably also have a glass of V8 tonight.

I'll get WW points guides tonight, so I'll start counting properly then! There's an eating out guide now, which there wasn't last time I joined; that will be very interesting, especially the curries.

I need to get more icons... Maybe some text-based ones, or something. These are so generic...
Location: work
Mood: boredbored
21 July 2006 @ 11:09 am
Yesterday wasn't so great - I think I was so relieved that my first job interview this year was over (and that it went well!) that I overindulged. I took my boyfriend to a restaurant near his apartment called Istanbul. It was really good, but for some reason I decided I had room for dessert - I really, really didn't. My stomach hurt for a couple of hours afterwards. Learn, girl, learn!

Exercise didn't happen either. I did do my stretches, but it was so horrible outside, icy rain and gale force southerlies, that I couldn't bring myself to go out to the pool. =/ I've decided to buy an exercise tape or DDR or something, so that the weather can't discourage me. Hopefully in the next month the weather should start improving... it needs to be sunny on my birthday so that I can go to the zoo!

Going out for dinner again tonight, my boyfriend's brother is visiting from the South Island and we're either going to a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant, or a Mexican place. Either way I should be able to get something pretty healthy. =) I just have to remember that me and dessert DO NOT mix.
Mood: okayokay
Music: Cibo Matto - Spoon
20 July 2006 @ 07:51 am
Hmm. Well, it was easy to stay under 1500 cals yesterday, because I wasn't feeling well. I ate a salad sandwich for breakfast (vogels multigrain bread, colby cheese, cucumber, avocado, mesclun), and had two low-calorie cup-a-soups during the day, mostly so that I could take nurofen without upsetting my stomach more. Up to that point, I'd probably had 500cals. I managed to eat some pasta at dinner (bolognese), which would have brought me up to 1100 at the very most.

Drank lots of water, but didn't manage to have enough exercise. I just didn't feel well enough to go to the pool. I did walk a bit extra (extra to my usual walking to and from work) but not enough and not fast enough.

I better run now, I need to go in to work early.

(btw: had complan for breakfast, four scoops in about 300ml soymilk - must check the cals on this)
Mood: anxiousanxious
18 July 2006 @ 09:08 pm
I've started this journal so that I can keep all my health stuff in one place, and also because I don't want to join weight-loss communities (where I'll be posting my weight! *nervous*) with my everyday journal.

I was a healthy weight as a kid, and started gaining weight when I hit puberty, and it just kept going up. It's recently been suggested that it could be related to PCOS, but I haven't been tested for it yet. I just have times where I intensely crave sugar (and I hate sugar - give me a sandwich anyday, bread and garlic are my weaknesses!), which I then eat too much of and make myself ill. I also swing between eating way too much and not enough when I'm depressed.

I managed to lose 30lb in 2004 without much effort, but gained it all back over 2005. I'm doing some reading at the moment on emotional eating, and trying to overcome the reasons that I overeat.

I've had binge/purge habits in the past, but over the last couple of years I've pretty much kicked that - I still end up B/Ping every now and then when I get depressed, but I'm keeping it from becoming a habit again!

Joint problems mean that exercise has been an issue for me lately - losing a few pounds has made walking easier, and swimming is helping too. I'm thinking of getting a bicycle or skates as well, to add some variety to my exercise routine.

It'd be great if I could some friends who are either my height, or who have a similar amount of weight to lose. :)

Height: 5'10"
Starting weight: 225lb
Current weight: 218lb
Goal weight: 165lb
Lost so far: 7/60

Ooh, I'd better make one of those tickers! :)

Location: New Zealand
Mood: optimisticoptimistic