Wednesday, January 18, 2012


It's Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. 

Just in case you didn't know or happen to be writing a check and need to know the date.

You are welcome.

That is my gift to you for the day.

Well let us see.  Nothing exciting has happened since last night's post.  I appreciate all of your kind words and encouragement.  I am sticking to my plan and not getting thrown off track.

The wonderful Vanessa asked the practical questions "How are your clothes fitting.  How are you feeling?"

Damn it.  I hate it when people are practical.  But actually, they are fitting good.  Maybe even a tad looser.  And I FEEL good, minus the knee pain.  But I feel healthy and fit.

SO FINE!  I will buck up.  But only a little.  Just for you guys.

I am trying a little change up.  The only thing I can figure is that maybe, even though I am using my calorie tracker and I am on track....maybe I am eating too many calories.  Remember, it said I could eat 1445 a day.  Which sounds good to me, and is in line with what I try to stick to any other time I am counting my calories.  But on the day I went running for example, I burnt 750 calories...and you enter that into the app and it basically changes what you can eat for the day to 1445 + 750.  So it tells me that I can eat up to 2,195 calories for the day.  SO I did. 

That's a lot of calories.

AND I KNOW you are saying well you went negative with the running so blah blah.  But that's the only thing I can figure...

so I changed me "Activity level" on the app from moderately active during the day to lightly now my new calorie goal is 1,148. 

I no likey that so much.  But we will give it a try for a little while.



  1. I'm proud of you for not giving in to the scale demon and getting off track. I was not so steadfast in my endeavour. Maybe you've inspired me...

  2. Are you using Livestrong? Their activity level setting is supposed to be separate from your workouts. A moderately active person is someone who is on their feet most of the day. Like a waiter or postal carrier or something. Someone who sits at their desk all day (maybe chasing down co-workers from time to time) they're considered "lightly active" despite how heavy you may be working out. Workout activity is considered totally separate. I just learned this today, which is a total bummer because I was *just* getting used to the "moderate activity" calorie goals! :/

  3. Hi; Keep up the hard work, I'm sure you know by now it will pay off eventually. My wife and I found your blog while researching our own lap band procedures and you really are an inspiration.

  4. Which app are you using? If you're using LoseIt, then be my friend :) PWEEZE! Name on there: Karen Taverner HMU!

  5. Also you could add your exercise at the very end of the day when you know you're not going to eat anymore and just have those extra calories hanging out there as a bonus. That's what I do and I love it when I have leftover calories!
    You're doing awesome, btw! I've been following your blog off and on every since 2010 and you are amazing. I read your blog when I'm in a bad mood and it always cheers me up. Thanks!

  6. I hate my practicality too sometimes. Bah-- but glad it might have helped a teensy tiny bit. Anywhoo: I hate to say that I imagine the cut in calories may do you some good... but perhaps just sticking to the 1400 calorie goal (instead of a huge slash to 1100 ish) might be fine?
    Well-- you're obviously working it out. I'll be watching and knowing you're going to succeed!!