Saturday, 11 June 2011

30-Day Challenge: Days 10 and 11

Aw, thanks for all the lovely messages of congratulation :) And for the dress comments! I'd been in two minds about wearing it, but you ladies have swayed me. Obviously A's graduation is about him, not about me and my dress (!) but it's just nice at such events to be able to relax and feel confident in how you look. Today we went shopping for a suit for A, and found him a hot one :) He's going to look amazing.

Actually I'm a day behind in my updates (how did that happen in spite of all my dual posting?!) and waaay behind in my questions, but just so I can write it down and keep a record for myself, yesterday's intake was 1,075

I'm gutted to have gone over my 1,000 limit :( I did get in a half-hour run, which makes me feel a tiny bit better... but ate a bloody slice of pie! There was considerable drama, tears etc over whether or not I would eat it, so I do feel a little vindicated in that it went in against my will. But that's not going to make a difference to the calories slowly turning to fat around my waist as we speak.  

Today was a little better, with a total of 735, so still not spectacular.

A's parents are staying with us at the moment (we're renting their house while they're teaching abroad for a year or two, but they've come back for the summer) and they're doing most of the cooking. Which is really kind of them, and they're good cooks, but they're normal people who think it's okay to eat 2,000 calories a day, so they cook accordingly. Which is fine, and normal, for most people. Just not for us. I'm trying to strike a balance between keeping my calories low and not making a scene at mealtimes; sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably. In terms of exercise, nothing real strenuous, just lots and lots of walking.

On the plus side, this morning I was 3 1/2 lbs down from Wednesday, so that was encouraging :) Let's hope the last couple days haven't undone my good work... Tomorrow I'm home alone most of the day so should be able to restrict heavily to compensate.

Ok, to quickly answer the questions:
What's your workout routine?
 Erm, I don't know if I can even call this a "workout routine"; it's just whatever I can fit in :| Hey, I never claimed to be any kind of role model. I do a lot of walking just for pleasure / to clear my mind, and try to fit in a couple runs a week, though that feels like more of a chore. I'm ashamed to admit I do almost no strength training, just sit-ups / crunches. Should really invest in some weights...

Did people ever make comments about your weight in a negative way?
Yes, both for being too fat and for being too skinny. There's no pleasing people..!

What was the hardest thing you gave up during this weight loss?
Actually (despite what you might think from reading my current intakes!), if left to my own devices I quite enjoy restricting. People who've followed this blog since the start will know that I used to restrict much more severely and averaged around 300 per day for a few months. The hardest thing at that time was that I never wanted to socialise (a.k.a eat), so lost a lot of friends. Now I don't restrict to that extent because I feel like I have a responsibility to keep our home more stable and less stressful than it would be on 300 per day. So I don't really feel like I can claim to have given up a great deal. That's not really a good thing... and may explain why I'm losing so unbelievably slowly!!!

Your favourite thinspo blog and why
Oh gosh, I don't think I could choose. So many of you are such beautiful writers, others are great at finding really motivating thinspo, others know how to put a page together in a beautiful way... I couldn't possibly pick just one. Also, different blogs have really spoken to me on different days; sometimes you just stumble upon the right words to lift you out of a slump, or make you feel less alone, or fill a little gap in your soul; all of you ladies have done that at one time or another.

And if you're still reading, well done! Sorry to be so verbose. Tomorrow I'll find you some lovely pictures to look at and you won't have to listen to me droning on incessantly :)


    Gianni said...

    3.5 pounds?! That is freaking awesome!!! I'm soooo jealous! One day I'll drop weight like you can. You're amazing!

    Skinny Fat Girl said...

    When I was at the HEIGHT of my ED I lost a ton of friends because I was so secretive and would refuse to go out to eat. I couldn't sneak off to the bathroom because my damn friends would come with me!

    Congrats on 3.5lbs!!! I'm so inspired to say I lost that much in such a short time!!

    Kat not Jas said...

    Agreed. That's awesome! I'd be happy if I could lose that in 2 weeks.