Monday, March 28, 2011

Weigh-In Results

Spring Break, Woo!

As you may have surmised, I have this week off of work.  Today, that meant sleeping until noon and not putting on any pants until 3:00.  The rest of this week, that's going to mean cleaning and biking (probably not at the same time though).

This is my bicycle map of Minneapolis.  The green lines on the right are the rides I've taken this year.  Here's a better view:
As you can see, there isn't much green yet.  Probably due to the brutal winter we've had this year.  This week I'm on spring break and it's getting warmer.  On top of it, 30 Days of Biking starts on Friday.  There's going to be a lot of green added to my map this week!  Stay tuned.

It's almost April and my new 21-day challenge starts today.  For the next three weeks, I will be trying to stop my meals before I am full.  I will be satisfied without being stuffed.  I have recently read that a difference between people who are naturally thin and those who are overweight is that people who are thin naturally stop eating before they are full where overweight people keep eating until they are full.  I'm going to take the fake it 'til I make it mentality.

Now the only way to do this is to record how full I feel after meals.  Since I don't overeat during breakfast and lunch (because I pack a small lunch and only eat a bowl of Special K for breakfast), I'll be tweeting a number -one through ten- each day to report how full I felt after dinner.  My goal is to keep that number around six or seven for the next three weeks.  Hopefully, by then it will be a habit.  Today after dinner I was about a 7 out of ten for fullness.

It's Monday and weigh-ins are on Mondays.  Let's get down to business.

240.4.  I gained half a pound this week.  I haven't done very well as far as diet and exercise, but I'm not sweating it.  I'm pretty sure I'll be able to knock it out this week.  What kind of exercise do you think I should be doing over my spring break?

Oh, and stay tuned.  I'll be announcing another giveaway soon!


  1. I looooooooooooove the biking map! That is so neat that you're laying out where you've been! What an awesome idea and measurement of what you've been up to. Brilliant!!!

    P.S. I'd KILL to sleep in late and put pants on at whatever time. Lucky you!

  2. The eating until I am full thing has been my number one problem and I NEED to work on it. My mind still wants to eat like I am 320, but my stomach wants to take in considerably less. I need my mind to sync to what my stomach wants.'s tough work.

    I'll be curious to see how you do in April with your eating. I'm rooting for ya!

  3. Wow, very good info! I think I'm going to have to try the stopping BEFORE I'm full thing. I have always had a problem with over eating. Buffets are my favourite because I like to try a "little" of everything... which means I would often end up feeling like I had to puke afterwards.

    Do you track any of your workouts on the Dailymile or Livestrong? I use the dailymile, which I think is a little more user friendly than livestrong. If you're on it let me know so I can add you!

  4. Do one of these on your day off. They're super hard.

  5. I like that plan. Sometimes you just have to think of it and it's not that hard, actually. I often finish just because I'm on auto-pilot and without regard to whether I'm really hungry. Like how you are getting out and biking, too...