Thursday, July 28, 2011

WW Weigh-In, Week 21

Weight: 136.5
Mood: Meh.

I'm up 3/4 of a pound from last week. I'm mildly bummed because I'd like to have hit the 134 range, but I'm also not surprised because The Main Source of my TMI-Fests is due on Monday. Joy. So I'm retaining a lake's worth of water, basically, concentrated in my lower abdomen and my chest.

Compounding the hormonal misery, I also ate out for lunch on both Tuesday and Wednesday. I stayed within my calorie range both days, but I know the sodium probably didn't help my weigh-in. My hope is that next week I'll have less eventful lunch hours and less fluid hanging out in my torso.

Outside of that, my exercise has been good and I'm even looking at bringing in some heavier dumbbells or something because the 10-pounders I've been using for my curls and triceps stuff are getting less challenging. I also need to find something to give my quad work more "umph", but I'm at a loss on that one because my exercise equipment at home is limited to the treadmill, elliptical, a stability ball (I use it at my back for squats for my quads, and under my legs while I'm reclining on the floor for some hamstring thingies), and the 3, 5, 7, and 10-pound dumbbells. I can't have much more than that due to sheer space constraints. Clearly I need to do some research.

So all in all? Not bad. I haven't even put on a whole pound, and I've had months where I think I've loaded on five. And the emotional PMS-fest isn't off the charts (yet) either. So that's a plus.

All I have to do now is make it through the weekend without making a peanut butter pound cake with chocolate ganache glaze. Not so sure how I'm going to do with that*.

*Not so sure I'm that committed to not doing it, either. Heh.


The Ninja said...

Dude! If you have a recipe for peanut butte pound cake and chocolate ganache, you must share. the PB and Choc combo is a fav of the preggo ninja.

Eat cucumbers, they help you slough water as well as having a cooling effect on your body which is helpful in this blasted heat.

Amanda said...

I'm still working on it -- I've got a few ideas I'm twirling around, and the first iteration of the cake may be baked this weekend. If all goes well, I'll share. If not, well, the guys at the office aren't picky and have the same fixation I have with chocolate and peanut butter in any form, so at least it won't go to waste :)

Good call on the cucumbers! I keep forgetting them, and that's silly because it's summer and they're the perfect summer food. I've got a couple of cucumber salads I make, and I think I need to get those going again. Thanks for the reminder!

Choreboy said...

As for the heavier dumbbell... you'll have to get some other fat man to hang around, I'm trying to lose weight:)

Amanda said...

Dear, your BMI is normal. You may be heavier than you'd like to be, but you're NOT fat :P