Weekly Weigh-In: Week 70


Week 70 Current Weight: 241

Pounds Lost This Week: 0

Total Weight Lost: 141 pounds

It’s that time of the month and the cravings are intense. The fact that I didn’t actually gain anything this week is somewhat of a miracle, so definitely not going to complain about not losing.

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 69


Week 69 Current Weight: 241

Pounds Lost This Week: 4

Total Weight Lost: 149 pounds

Honestly was a little surprised that I dropped as much as I did this week (actually saw the underside of 240 at one point even). Though a lot of it is probably still the water weight from nomming as much as I did last month. So not going to complain, that’s for sure.

In totally off-topic news… I released my debut novel, In Plain Sight, this week. It’s available on Amazon, but you can read all about it here.

/shameless self-promotion.

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 67


Week 67 Current Weight: 250

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 2)

Total Weight Lost: 140 pounds

So… I’ve been taking a bit of a break. As I stated before, my dad was in town, which had me off-game anyways, but then we had hubby and the youngest’s birthdays, plus another event. I just decided rather than drive myself nuts trying to navigate it all, I’d just take a breather and get back to it on Monday when everything was done.

I hate that anytime I eat above my calorie goals I gain weight – even when I’m still eating in what should be a “maintenance” range (at least according to various calculators). I mean, I know it’s not exact science, but still.. frustrating.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 66


Week 66 Current Weight: 248

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 4)

Total Weight Lost: 142 pounds

My dad is in town this week, and we typically eat out a lot when he’s here, so the weight gain is not unexpected. He’s still in town for another couple days as well, so don’t imagine this week will be much better. But that’s just the way it goes sometimes.

I know it’s mostly water weight though, so as soon as I buckle back down it will drop off. So not sweatin’ it for now.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 64


Week 64 Current Weight: 247

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 143 pounds

I wasn’t very hungry this week. Not sure if it’s just the fact that I know I needed to get to 246 pounds for my one HW challenge that gave me the extra motivation or what, but food just didn’t interest me much this week at all. Hubby even ordered pizza one day and it didn’t even screw up my goals, because even though it was later in the evening, I hadn’t eaten much and still had plenty of calories to spare. I think a lot of it is the heat though. As soon as summer kicks in full-time, my appetite drops. But definitely not complaining here, that’s for sure.

Also… Salted Caramel Oreo Thins!! YUM!

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 63


Week 63 Current Weight: 250

Pounds Lost This Week: 1

Total Weight Lost: 140 pounds

It’s weird. Because on Monday I was at like 249 pounds, and I ate really well this week (finally got my Hungryroot box) and stayed under my calorie goals because I really need to drop another 4 pounds within the next couple weeks to make my challenge weigh-in. So, you can imagine how annoyed I am that didn’t really lose diddly-squat this week. Either Hungryroot’s calorie counts are way off, or I’m retaining water for some reason. But it just sucks. 😦

On a positive note… I hit 250 pounds!!!!

 

Things Discovered: Hungryroot


I was really hoping that I’d be able to write a rave review about this “great” new thing I found (Hungryroot), but alas… it was not to be. Or, at the very least, it’s sort of hit or miss.

TL;DR: Mixed bag. Some of the food is good, but there are shipping issues that could mean what you get isn’t fresh (or even edible). It’s a little pricy as well.

 

I was excited because, though I’ve looked at other meal shipment offerings, with this one most of the recipes were well within my calorie range, and they were relatively healthy (vegan and gluten-free even… which doesn’t necessarily matter to me, but might to some). I ordered and waited – it took 2 weeks for my first shipment to be delivered. Which that part is fine, it was the delivery itself that was the problem.

So… it’s summer time and it’s been a bit hot this week. Plenty of 90+ degree days. I started to get a bit antsy as the day wore on and by 6p actually was calling FedEx to see if they could give me some sort of assurances as to my box actually getting to me. It will be there soon, we promise. Yeah, but what condition will it be in? Inquiring minds want to know!

About 6:40p, my doorbell rings. YAY FedEx!!!

When I picked the box up off the porch (driver was already hauling ass down the driveway) it was pretty warm to the touch. Bad sign. When I opened it – the box was lined with some sort of insulation material (not like actual styrofoam or anything that might have actually done a better job of retaining the cold, but sort of loose wrap material) and there was a fully melted ice pack on the top.

hungryroot

It was slightly cool to the touch, but only marginally so. There was a piece of cardboard under that, and then the food packs. The very top ones, that were directly under the ice pack, were well… not cold, but not quite warm – possibly edible, but who’d want to risk it? As I dug deeper into the box, the food packs got warmer and warmer, and even though there was another ice pack at the bottom of the pile (also fully melted), that was was actually warm and all the food packs on that level were also warm to the touch. Not sure what the box was sitting on the in the truck, but you’d almost think it had been sitting on a heater. In any case, I certainly didn’t feel comfortable enough to attempt to eat any of it. Which is really sad, because I was totally looking forward to it.

I guess I’m just frustrated about the whole thing though. Their FAQ stated that there was enough ice to keep the boxes fresh for 2 days, but like, it was shipped out Monday night at about 11p and then not delivered to me until Wednesday after 6:30p. And while, technically, that’s not a full 48 hours, in the summer heat, the way it was packed just doesn’t hold up that long. Also, the box said “keep refrigerated” but FedEx trucks don’t have that ability. So if they were counting on FedEx to keep it cool in transit as well, that’s definitely not going to happen.

Anyhoo… totally disappointed. 😦

UPDATE:

So, they credited me the cost of the original box and I agreed to try one more shipment. Still not super-impressed with their shipping. This one, again. left Monday (around 10:40a) and was not delivered until Wednesday evening (it says around 4:45p, but it was later than that – not that the delivery guy bothered to even ring the doorbell this time). Either way, still way longer than the 2 days that everything is supposed to stay fresh for.  At least this time everything was still mostly cold (or at least not warm), probably because the weather’s been a bit cooler, so I’m going to eat it and see how it goes.

I started with the broccoli rice and added the Thai peanut sauce, and a container of Italian Herb Chickpea Medley. I had to add extra curry powder to the peanut sauce – it wasn’t bad, but it didn’t really taste like any peanut sauce I’ve ever had before. The chickpea stuff was pretty darn tasty though. So there is that. XD Also the Black Bean Brownie Batter is YUM!!

I debating whether or not to cancel. I mean, I like the idea of getting more veggies in my diet, especially since I’m really bad at eating them most days. But, if I’m going to have to worry about shipping issues every week, that’s a major deterrent. The other is that I already struggle with getting enough protein, and given that all of this is vegan, it’s definitely not going to help.

Decisions… decisions…

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 62


Week 62 Current Weight: 251

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 139 pounds

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

Honestly, I ate a lot of ice cream this week (thank the gods for Halo Top). But if that’s what it takes to get me through, then so be it. I’d been hoping to try out some new healthier stuff from Hungryroot, but my first delivery was a major epic fail (I’ll write more about it later I promise). They are sending out a new box, so we’ll see how it goes when that gets here next week. Until then…