W1D3: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Stats: W2D1

  • 154 lbs
  • 35.5%Body Fat
  • 84 RHR














Thankful of going home in sunset, not darkness. The sky is dark, then blue, with a glow of pink, yellow and then orange-red at the horizon. Winter cold is here, bun the light is returning.


W1D2: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stats: W1D2

  • 156 lbs
  • 36% Body Fat
  • RHR












For friends who stop to chat at the gym. Thankful for friends who remember me in Hong Kong and bring back something for me unexpectedly.

Week 1, Day 1: Happy New Year!



  • 156lbs
  • 34% body fat (according to the Taylor Body Fat Analyzer Scale I think it is this one).
  • Resting HR: 86 bpm

I took photos of myself from the neck down, they are so not going up here and are for my records only.

Food Log:

Not shown:

  • Carrots
  • One bite of pretzel rolled in melted peanut chips and mini chocolate chips (Seriously it was only one bite – the SO ate the rest)
  • Green tea


Thankful for B&D hosting a hushed NYE party, where we whispered the countdown to avoid waking the 8-month-old baby upstairs.



Good Morning: Week 1, Day 1

Good morning laundry! The great thing about my washer is that it has this feature called “delay.” I loaded up my darks last night and set it for 5:30am, and by 6:30am, my wash is done. I popped it into my dryer and I should have toasty clean clothes for work at 7 so I can leave. Toasty should be okay as long as it doesn’t hit 100 degrees again like it did last week.

I don’t know if my first item out counts.

They’re my favorite black shoes to wear to work. They’re a pair of Clarks I bought for $60 more than a year ago on clearance at Famous Brand Shoes. I just bought two pairs of the same shoe to replace it. Two pairs to replace one pair sounds crazy if my goal is to get rid of things, but there is some efficiency at buying two things if it’s something I know I will use every week for years. I bought two pairs for $100 (saved $20) and they’ll arrive later this week and were shipped free from the Clarks store in Christiana mall. The stuff in my house will be net positive after they arrive, so we may have to say their weight does not count. If I can get rid of four pairs of shoes to justify these two pairs, then cool, right? I never used to spend more than $20 on a pair of shoes from payless, but I would have to put money into them getting the heels re-soled once or twice and I might as well have bought a more expensive pair that would last longer.

This is an example of what an old broad I’m turning into, I no longer buy “cute” shoes, I buy “sensible” ones.

Does it sound as if I’m starting off on a bad foot?

Where are they going? Shoes to share.

And the great question on Day 1 is, how much do I weigh today?

It’s 7am and I haven’t had water or breakfast yet. Here goes.

154.5 lbs. Yikes. I’m 5’2″ and it’s on my waist and caboose.

Steps: Sunday I forgot to wear the pedometer.

Saturday I put it on after a wim in the pool and recorded 556 steps which doesn’t seem quite right.

What I ate:



1 Fried Egg, 1/2 tsp of butter, salt and pepper

16 oz water

My coworkers heard my tummy growling at 10:40am


1 Spicy Tuna Roll ( 239 cal, 43 cal from fat,2 5g saturated, 338 sodium, 5g sugar, 36g carb)

1 California Roll (236 cal, 37 cal from fat, 477 sodium, 6g sugar, 42g carb)

2 Tbs Low Sodium Soy (guessing here)

Wasabi (10 cal, 0 cal from fat, 0g saturated, 0 sodium, 1g carbs)

1 Tbs Chili Sesame Oil (122 cal, 120 from fat, 2g saturated, 0 sodium, 0g sugar, 0g carb)

20 oz water

16 oz hot tea with half a packet of truvia

16 oz iced tea with a packet of truvia

Back to hungry at 3pm in time for my meeting.

One of my bosses did the Jorge Cruise Belly Off diet. 120 g of carbs a day, 15 g of sugar a day and dropped it like it’s hot.

So, that’s far I’m at 79 carbs, 11 sugar and I have a Zumba class at 6pm before dinner.

Next question: Will I pass out? Answer: Nope! I did down another 20oz bottle of water, though.


Fried tofu and kimchi. Yeah, yeah, I have the Korean taint and eating kimchi is the most Korean thing I ever do thanks to Young’s market. No idea on the nutritional value of either the kimchi or tofu. I was still hungry and polished off a individual size of smart food popcorn.

It’s 8:52pm and I am still hungry but the pedometer says 10,513 steps, which might be a lot considering the hip swinging that goes on at zumba.

I will see if a hot cup of rooibos tea and truvia will tide me over until morning. More kimchi can’t hurt, right?

Wonder if I can still have my gummy vitamins and stay under the sugar limit?