Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Still mind

Hi. Still here.

I have lost a bit over 42 pounds. Very happy about that.

My current dress size- if you took the numbers- would be half of my original dress size. That amuses me. It's the little things in life I suppose, that make us happy and that one makes me very happy.

I have about 14 pounds to go until I am in the 'Normal' weight range. I haven't been in the 'Normal' weight range couldn't tell you how many years. I don't know if I will make it there or if I do, how long it will take, but I plan to keep plugging along. For now, I am happy with how things are going.

I feel great- my clothes are LOOSE. This is something I am not accustomed to- loose clothing. My clothes were always tight- constricting even. This droopy, loose clothing thing is different, even a bit disconcerting. I keep needing to buy new ones so they don't fall off. Such problems. Ha ha.

Seven months ago, if you had told me I would be the size I am now, I would have told you that you needed to see someone. Really- they have people you can talk to. This just wasn't going to happen for me. Oddly enough it did.

Pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Update....Losing Weight

I haven't posted any updates on my dieting....I think because I was afraid I would jinx myself.

Now that I am approaching a major milestone in my weight loss, I think I am ok posting an update. You can laugh at's silly to think that a blog post can completely undo a diet plan, but hey- this is big stuff...can't mess with the mojo.

As of right now, I am just over a pound from a weight loss total of 40 pounds! That is FORTY POUNDS!!!!!!!!! Yes, I am excited. I have dropped 4 dress sizes in just over 6 months.

I feel really good, both physically and mentally. I feel better walking, sitting, moving...basically doing anything. Losing the weight has helped my pain level a great deal. When I look in the mirror, I am starting to see myself again, instead of that fat woman I didn't recognize.

It's nice- I missed me.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Doing ok so far...

Went to the neurologist yesterday. 

They weighed me and noticed that I have lost (according to their records) 26 pounds so far!

I am very pleased with how this us going of course...still a long road ahead, but quite an accomplishment, imho.

To be continued.....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Post vacation....

Vacation was a BIG success!!

I was able to mostly stick with the program and managed to lose a couple of pounds.

Total weight loss since the start of the new program =9 pounds....since before Christmas = close to 25 pounds!!!

Really starting to feel a difference now :-)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ok, so I'm on vacation....

We're on vacation in florida this week.  This is only week two of my weight loss plan.  I will admit to being a bit nervous.

I am trying very hard to stick with the plan, but that kids hot fudge sundae wasn't....

Hope todays walking helps counteract the effect.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Been a while....

It's been a while since I've posted.

I have decided to try this again. I know, I know- I said I would do this before. Well, let's just see how this goes.

I am inspired to write because I am beginning a new and exciting journey. I have been struggling with my weight, I am sure I am not alone there, but I have lost some pounds in the past few months. OK, 15 pounds. I am happy about that.

I have a long way to go before I am where I need to be, but this is a good start.

We have a program at work where they do some testing and if you meet enough of the criteria, they give you a discount on your health plan premiums for the year. I met almost all of them...would have likely met all of them had I read the directions. Messed up eating when I shouldn't have before the testing.

ANYWAY.... Related to this same program, they are doing a study. It was supposed to be for people who flunked a certain number of the criteria (more than I did), but again, I didn't read it all the way through...(really need to work on that reading thing) before I applied.

I expected to be turned down immediately, but...

I was accepted into the study.

The study will include instruction on eating healthy, recognizing stressful eating and 'learning how to weigh myself'. Not so sure about this last one. I have always gotten buck naked and weighed myself at the same time of day. I am anxious to learn if there is something I am doing wrong. Inhale? Exhale? Weigh myself standing on my head? (ok, not realistic- and definitely not naked- I would suffocate because nothing would be holding the breasts in place!) Seriously- what's to teach??

I am excited to learn and - more importantly- to place emphasis on eating healthy. So far, all I have done is watch how much I am eating. I know I won't continue to lose weight this way- I need to increase my activity and actually pay attention to WHAT I eat.

The study runs 10 weeks and begins on March 28th.

Wish me luck!