Saturday, July 4, 2009

Date #2

So, my second date was definitely not as bad as my first. The cool thing is that he's a graduate student in physics. The uncool thing is that we had our date the day before the fourth of July which incited a very unsexy conversation about the velocity of fireworks. This conversation did not end. He was absolutely Forrest Gumpian about fireworks. My eyes basically glazed over. He was nice enough though. We took a nature walk and had a picnic, which was totally romantic. But a physicist isn't the Lothario that one would expect. He was really quite boring. If he asks me out, I'll probably go out with him again... Give him another chance.

In other news, I want to talk about my weight. Since I started this process, I am down 45.2 pounds exactly. I weigh 148.8 pounds now. My BMI is 30.1- which, according to the bmi charts, makes me just slightly obese. Now, here's my thing. The first 40 pounds really fell off and I did very little other than being conscious and mindful and listening to the download. There was no dieting, no hardcore exercising, no deprivation, none of that. But since then, I've really stabilized. I still have a good 25-30 pounds that I need to lose just to be at a healthy weight, but my weight seems to have settled. I'm not sure where to go from here. I've completely stopped binge eating thanks to the hypnosis... but I'm wondering what else I must do. I'm contemplating a diet of sorts, but I know that diets don't work and cause me to binge. I have to reconsider. I'll talk about it once I think about it some more. For now, I'm just going to continue as I am.


FitnessGuru said...

I'd recommend staying away from diets. As you have recorded numerous times, for your body diets don't work. Personally I know from my situation, eating well balanced meals and 1 to 2 snacks a day is the best way to lose weight and maintain that healthy weight. By starving yourself, in truth you are only losing water weight. So when you begin to eat normally again your weight will jump back up. Also, by dieting you are slowing down your metabolism.

Try to fill up on fibers and raw foods, rather than junk food. You said you've stopped binge eating so that is a good sign. Just eliminate those "binge foods" altogether, that way you are never even eating them in moderation.

As well. don't over do the exercise. Your body will start storing fat and calories if it fears that you are working out to the "extreme". Personally I find I am more motivted in classes and I know you said you did spin classes so try that.

Remember weight isn't everything. It's how tight your clothes are, your measurements and your energy level. I would suggest doing weight lifting as it increases your metabolism and keeps your body toned/burning more calories throughout the day, except if your concerend about losing weight, weight lifting may temporarily increase your weight as muscle weighs more than fat.

148 does not seem that high. How tall are you?

Anyway good luck with the weightloss.
You are a great inspiration for me.
Sorry if you already knew all that I wrote. I only just started reading your blog and have really only read 3 posts.

Keep us posted. Your dates sound "entertaining"!

Lila said...

Hi! Thanks so much for the tips. It's true, dieting definitely doesn't work. 148 definitely isn't high... if I were over 5 feet tall, but unfortunately, I'm a few inches under 5 feet, I'm very short, (4 foot 10 1/2 to be exact) so I am quite a bit overweight still. Taking the first 50 pounds off has been liberating and amazing. I'm not super interested in being skinny, but I do want to be at a healthy weight.