Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

The Big Push




Last night I announced to Nathaniel that I am in the midst of a big push to lose my next 7 lbs. I’ve been bouncing back and forth between 50 lbs. of weight loss and 53 lbs. of weight loss for what seems like a really really long time. I blame at least part of this on the automatic M&M dispenser at work but also preparing less of your meals at home or making more complicated meals at home increases the difficulty of gauging your caloric intake.

Wired (the publication I work for) had a really interesting article about how calories are sometimes too flexible as a unit of measurement. I agree with the article but I also think that if steaming your vegetables instead of eating them raw is enough to throw your weight loss program off… you are probably not cutting your calories enough to begin with.

Basically I have to go back to being really really strict with my calories (those M&M’ are a slippery slope) and running 5-6 days a week. My BMR is all out of wack right now and if I eat 1,000-1,200 calories a day without running I don’t lose weight.

Screen shot 2013-02-21 at 1.06.49 PM

185 lbs. represents 50 lbs. of weight loss since January of 2012. My body mass index as of this morning is 26.1 which makes me still medically speaking overweight. For me to have a healthy BMI of 25 or lower I need to be at least 174 lbs. which I fully intend to celebrate at my favorite burger place.

I expect this push to make me crazy and cranky for the next month. An occasional strip of bacon should keep me sane.

Author: Alex Washburn

I am a photo editor living in California.

2 thoughts on “The Big Push

  1. Have you tried the skinny cow icecream? I always crave sweets when I’m dieting and having something not so high calorie is helpful. If you’re kind of skeptical, I know they have a dollar off coupon at right now. Its worth a shot. =]

  2. Miraoli – Yes! I have tried skinny cow ice cream but most of the time I get my sweet fix by eating semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. The small size makes it easy to measure out how many calories of chocolate I am allowed to have at the end of the day while staying within my calorie budget.

    If you really like ice cream as your indulgence check out the yonanas:

    I shot the photographs for this article and I got to try the banana “ice cream” it made – so delicious!!!

    Thanks for the tip on the skinny cow coupon! I’ll let my mom know because she loves it.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s