Day 5: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Weight: 131.8lbs â€“ loss of 1.2lbs!
I was happy to see my weight in the 131 range when I got up early this morning. I had a good nightâ€™s sleep (yes, I slept at night last night!), and I think that had something to do with it, allowing the rest time to lose the weight. I hadnâ€™t had so much sleep at once, like 7 hours, for so long. I definitely feel that the cardio workout yesterday evening was instrumental to the 1.2lb weight loss for today. I fear that I wouldnâ€™t have lost much at all if I hadnâ€™t done that (really exhausting) workout last night.
This morning I had to get up for a video shoot job that I had in North Van today and tomorrow. So it was a very unpredictable day. I was worried if Iâ€™d be able to go all day with just liquid, so I packed a few snack (a Lara bar and dried apple rings) with me, just in case. I made my green smoothie this morning before I left, but I didnâ€™t have time to make my green juice, so I hoped it would be enough.
On the drive to North Van, I actually finished about 2/3 of my smoothie by the time I got there, plus, I was feeling lightheaded/headache-y, so that was worrisome. I was worried that Iâ€™d be like that all day and would have a hard time functioning at my work all morning. To combat the lightheaded feeling (feeling akin to low blood sugar), I felt like I had to have some solid food, so I dug into the Lara Bar, consisting of a whopping 230 calories with peanuts (high fat) and dates (high sugar). But I needed it! And then I stopped off at a supermarket on the way to pick up more sustenance, since I thought this might be a day where I would actually need some food to get me through it. I purchased a 450ml â€œBerry Boostâ€ bottled smoothie, plus an iceberg lettuce â€œAsianâ€ salad kit that was only 70 calories per 2.5 cups. Yes, I was going to eat salad if I needed it!
By the time I started the job, I was feeling okay, and not hungry at all. It was nearly a 7 hour work day and it took me some time to finish my green smoothie; I didnâ€™t even start on the berry smoothie until near the end â€“ and I only got through 2/3 of it in the whole day. Didnâ€™t even want the salad, so thatâ€™s in my fridge, now. Tomorrow Iâ€™m going to make an effort to have the time to make my green juice before I leave for work. Near the end of the job, my head was hurting again â€“ more detoxification!
On my way home, I decided to visit one of my favourite thrift stores, just to see if they happened to still have a nice dress there that I saw a few weeks ago (but didnâ€™t have time to try on or buy at the time). It was gone, but there was lots of other nice stuff there, and I decided to allow myself to treat myself for all the hard work this week, so I tried on a bunch of dresses and a few skirts that I would let myself buy if they fit and looked good. There was the most awesome emerald green ball gown there â€“ a size 12 â€“ which SHOULD have fit me. In fact, I didnâ€™t doubt that it would, since size 12 is usually a bit too big for me, even in dresses. But, unfortunately, it didnâ€™t, and this was really disappointing to me because when I tried it on, it was so beautiful and actually looked good on me. BUT, it wouldnâ€™t zip all the way in the back! I hate this. Makes me feel very inadequate and fat when I canâ€™t even fit into a garment that should be big on me – not too tight. I even considered buying it anyways, to grow into it, but it was $25 so I decided not to.
In any case, I had already done this with another beautiful ball gown (size 11/12) which I had purchased from the same store last month, which also doesnâ€™t fit me, with the intention of getting myself down to 125lbs one day to wear it, which is the weight I estimate I need to be for it to zip up in the back. (why is my back so fat?) I know â€“ you must be thinking: â€œWhat do you need a ball gown for anyways?â€ I donâ€™t! I just like clothes and allowing myself to indulge in clothes at thrift stores is one of my very few guilty pleasures. Itâ€™s recycling, so itâ€™s not bad. I ended up buying 2 skirts and 3 dresses (that all fit). There will be another green dress one day, if I ever make it to 120lbs (my estimate, for fitting into it). And anyways, I already have another fancy dress to aspire into!
And by the time I got home, in the late afternoon, I knew I couldnâ€™t work out right then feeling like that, so I took a Tylenol and let myself take a 1 hour and 10 minute nap. It was just what I needed and the headache was gone when my alarm went off. I went to the gym and did 62 minutes of the Adaptive Motion Trainer for 504 calories. It was, again, really difficult to do this (I was really weak), but I felt marginally stronger than yesterday and was able to push myself to do the whole hour, and then some. I certainly hope that this makes a difference in my weight loss for tomorrow. Iâ€™m a bit worried because I consumed so much more today than any other day on this diet, but, when I look at the total numbers, itâ€™s still quite a bit less than what I normally consume when Iâ€™m dieting and losing 1-2lbs a day. I just want to get to 130 by tomorrow so that Iâ€™m home free until Saturday! (since I donâ€™t have time to exercise tomorrow)
Almost there. Iâ€™m thinking of all the food I want to make when Iâ€™m done this. Iâ€™ve been coming across so many good recipes, as usual, while on the internet this week, and I WANT!
Todayâ€™s calorie intake:Â Green smoothie (311) + Peanut Butter Lara bar (230) + 2/3 Boathouse Farms Berry Boost smoothie (161) = 702 calories + B12 vitamin
Todayâ€™s calorie expenditure via exercise: 504 calories