Saturday, February 28, 2009

How slow it is!

This is a picture I took a few years ago while in Vermont. I love that state. I had the best time and hope someday to go back. It's a great place to ride a bike. Nice rolling hills and lovely creeks that run alongside the highway. Anyway...

I got up this morning and stepped on the scale. A loss of 1.8 lbs! WooHoo! I'm happy for a loss but really was hoping for a bigger loss.

I've been using to track my food and exercise. I really like how easy it is to use. I found it from Donna B at her blog Tidbits of Info. She mentioned in a comment the other day that maybe I'm not eating enough with all the exercise I'm doing daily and she was right. For the last couple of days myfitnesspal has told me that I'm not eating all my calories and that it might send me into starvation mode. Go figure, I have a lot of fat on my bod and yet it can still go into starvation mode.

So this week I will be more aware of what I'm eating and try to eat more. I know it's healthy to lose weight slowly, but I really would like to lose between 2 & 3 lbs a week for a couple of weeks. Can you tell I'm impatient?

I made some Haystacks that Heather at The WW Chick shared on her blog. Can't wait to have one later after I take Sydney for a walk. It's very windy today so the bike ride may not happen.

I hope your weekend shines and you take some time for yourself. Don't forget to drink your water!


  1. Vermont is definitely high on my list of places to visit in the USA!

    Well done on the loss! Slow and steady wins the race, right!

  2. Isn't strange how limiting your eating too much can slow down weight loss? I still struggle with this concept.

    Happy Saturday, Tena.

  3. Congrats on the loss! I have a hard time losing when I just back my calories too. I will have to check out that site.

    I made those haystacks too after seeing them on The WW Chick. They are pretty good. I think that next time I am going try them with white chocolate.

  4. looooooooooooooooooooooooooove me some haystacks.

    Id totally forgotten that :)


  5. Congrats on the loss!

    Your haystack looks good. I'm going to try them this week. I think I'll go to the bulk store to buy just enough chocolate chips for them. Not sure I trust myself with a whole bag!

  6. You need to celebrate your 1.8 pound loss! That is an excellent loss! There are studies that say that slow and steady losing is the way to go. They say that the slower and more steadily you lose it, the better the odds that you can keep the weight off long term. I would LOVE to have my excess weight be gone quickly...but I'd rather have it gone for I'll exercise patience!

  7. Tsk, tsk. We always want more, don't we? :)

    One of the hardest concepts for me to get was that of eating more to lose weight.

    Those haystacks looks yummy! I'll have to bookmark that recipe. Thanks for pointing us to it!

  8. I really want to visit Vermont as well. :-) Love that covered bridge photo. Thanks for mentioning the calorie counter site, I'm bookmarking it. Great job on the 1.8 loss, that is fantastic!

  9. I have just started to enjoy cycling as well. It's nice to see someone who is not worried about getting out there and riding at any size. I look forward to following your journey. If you pop by my blog, you can see my new bike.

  10. Love, love, love the photo! Yeah, funny thing about our bodies when we don't eat ENOUGH. Congrats on your loss, almost 2 pounds in one week is pretty AWESOME!

    I started the Flat Belly Diet from Prevention and lost 4 pounds in their 4 day jumpstart. Made me VERY happy and motivated me to keep to the plan. It's not at all hard to keep to. You eat every 4 hours, so I'm never hungry. The loss after the 4 days slows down but has been steady. So I'm singing the praises of that book. :-D
    Path to Health