Sunday, August 09, 2009

Calorie watching

As most readers of this blog know, I've been very active in a TOPS club to help me maintain the 35-ish lb. weight loss I acheived 7 years ago. Recently (March) Lee also got very involved with his weight loss and has now lost over 70 lbs. Because he's also a member of the TOPS club, we are hoping he will be able to maintain his loss as well.

Now that I've been doing the calorie counting & calculating my resting metabolic rate, I have managed to lose all the way down to the very bottom of my 10-lb leeway. In fact, the weigh-in before we went to the wedding, I was AT the bottom (I almost wore shoes on the scale!).

This was the first time I've ever managed to lose weight in anticipation of an event where I knew I'd have difficulty controlling what I was served. I didn't have to worry at all about how much I'd gain (it wasn't going to be seven pounds to my goal) and I really enjoyed myself and ate what I wanted during the weekend. I also hiked to the top of the Falls & danced at the wedding for a few hours, but even so...

So last Thursday at TOPS, I had a 3.5 pound gain. That's the biggest gain I've had since I joined. But it was okay, because it's still only halfway back up to my goal weight. It will go down again, I'm sure, since now that I'm home, I'm back on track with the calorie-counting. Part of that was those garlic fries the night before at the Huey concert too :P And ice cream for dinner :P I'm sure I'll drop that again pretty soon too :)

Here's what's neat though. Diana is very excited about the Anime convention coming up on Labor Day. She's sewing a costume to be "Link" from the Zelda games. Link does not have a muffin-top, Diana does. She asked me the other day to help her figure out her calories & RMR, so she could drop about 10 pounds before the convention. She's reading labels & joining Connor on the trampoline - her comment was, "I figured no one knows more about how to loose weight than you guys." LOL

FYI - Connor eats over 1000 calories in pancakes at one sitting. That's 2/3rds of my caloric intake. But he also spends half the day on the trampoline :)


Lee said...

No one can deny that you do know know how to loose weight and keep it off.

keeka said...

NOW you do....wasn't always the case, so kudos to the TOPS group for keeping you on track. I will never forget Lee flinging the ice cream across the restaurant when you were about to take a bite!