On being folksy

At the top of a blog I read, it says “Howdy, Larry Clapp!”  The problem is, I know a guy named “Howdy”, so part of my brain insists on interpreting this folksy salutation as nonsensically as “John, Jane Smith!”

“On LoseIt” … well, not really

So my last couple Fitness Status posts have said “Nth week on LoseIt”.  But I can’t really say that.  I’ve only logged food on 7 days since 6/4, and for 3 of the previous 5 weeks before that, I “took the weekend off”.  So depending on how you count it, I was only really “on” LoseIt for about 10 weeks (3/26 – 6/1).

And even then, I was at or below “budget” only 2 of those ten weeks; for the other 8 I was an average of 2176 cal over budget per week, or 310 per day.  So my record for actually stopping when I was “supposed to” definitely sucks.
Pretty amazing I’ve lost any weight at all, really.
Here’s hoping it was mostly fat and not muscle!

Weight / fitness status, 7/9/12

End of week 15 on LoseIt.  Up 5 lbs since last entry (two weeks ago, 6/25); net loss so far, 3.2 lbs.
My starting weight 3/26 was 189.6
My current weight is 186.4
My goal weight is 175
My plan is to lose 1 lb per week
My calorie budget is 1,733
My goal date is September 28, 2012, almost 12 weeks away.  😛
My original date was July 8, 2012 (yesterday, at the time of writing, alas)
I was in Portland, OR last week for the BHS’s International convention.  I was 183 before I left, so apparently I gained over 3 lbs in a week.  Hopefully some of that is water weight which I’ll shed in the next few days as I return to a less carby diet.  Fasting today till dinner in an attempt to get that started.  🙂
I’ve been on an upward trend since my most recent low of 178.8, 6/15.  Since then I’ve been to MD for a week and OR for a week.  *sigh*

Of course I can’t blame it all on poor eating while traveling.  Rather a lot of ice cream lately, and then pizza and ice cream last night after we got home.  Boooo.  And of course in my 6/25 entry I said “I ate fairly well [in MD], and even IF’d twice.”  Haven’t worked out much lately, either.