Monica's Ticker

Nakia's Ticker

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hi Y'all! We're Livin it up on P4

Monica- R2P4
LIW: 158.2
Today: 167.1

Nakia - R1P4
LIW: 237.2
Today: 246.5

HAAAAY PEEPS!!! OK... how rude of me. I really didn't intend on dropping of the edge of cyberspace. My summer has just been a whirlwind of activity so I've been MIA for a while. As you can see, we are thoroughly enjoying our P4 summer! My normal weight range is actually 164-166, but I go up to around 167 during TOM which started yesterday. No worries. I feel fantastic & I'm loving my size 6's and 8's :).

Just to give an update, we've been traveling alot this summer and eating some great food along the way. I am thoroughly surprised that I've been maintaining at about 6-7 lbs over LIW this entire time. I will say that my tastes have changed so much that I don't want the junk I used to eat. Sugar and carbs are low on my list of desires, but I still get my homemade cookies and mac and cheese in from time to time. Mostly I'm sticking to fresh foods and my taste buds can't tolerate most of the processed food I used to like. For example, I tried a few cheetos the other day and actually spit them out! They used to be a weakness for me, but now I can't stand them!

Nakia is doing ok, but he's been having cravings for fried foods lately which has caused some gain. Under normal circumstances, he would have gained alot more than he has with the amount he's been eating. He was maintaining at about 5 lbs over LIW until about 2 weeks ago.

We are still planning on starting P2 again in September, but I may start sooner.... say the end of August. I want to do a 43 day round this time & I'd love to be at my goal well before the cruise in November.

I don't know if you're still stopping in, but Mary, Vic, Biz, Burcu, Becca, Liz, and Jenn & Ed for checkin on me. So sorry for my absence, but I felt like I was starting to obsess over my food and weight. It started out as just not having time to get online, then I realized that I wanted to see if I could "make it" on my own so to speak. I tend to make better choices when I know I'm going to have to confess my sins on my blog, but I wanted to see what would happen if I just let my appetite guide me. I think it has done well... I've been enjoying ANY food I desire. My only rules have been to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and limit refined carbs. Everything else is fair game.

Biz... I really want to thank you for bootcamp. It was essential for that delicate P3 period. I really think I got a handle on it this time. You are truly a godsend sister friend!