Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

   Yay! The tracking of calories and protein worked! I dutifully logged everything I put into my mouth...averaged about 900 - 1200 calories per day. I was definitely less inclined to 'cheat', knowing that I would be writing everything down in a book.
    My goal for next week will be to break through the 190's barrier! Can't wait to see those numbers! Thanks for your encouragement and tips. To my Christian friends, have a blessed Easter weekend. Just remember, each boiled egg is only 75 calories and packs over 6 grams of protein!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Don't believe everything you read.
    Dagnabbit!  Gained again. Alas, my new scale is called "THINNER", but I am not. I even weighed myself on my old scale to see if there was a difference (hey, a girl can dream, right?), but no such luck.
    I have been losing and gaining the same damn four pounds since January 18th. You know what this means dont'cha? This means I must actually track my intake! I haven't done this since third week post-op. I have got to get a handle on this. I cannot stay at this weight, not after all I've been through. So as much as I hate it, I will dutifully track my calories and protein intake. I know many of you do this on a daily basis, but I'm not a 'numbers' girl and never will be. It's about as natural to me as walking backwards.   :-(   But I know this is needed to  a) hold me accountable and  b)track trends/identify problems. I hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for reading my blog!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Yay! On my way!

I was surprised to see a loss this week, because it is not the best 'time of the month' to weigh oneself (nudge-nudge).

I am really struggling with portion control, and therefore calorie total. Also really struggling with carb cravings, which always is toughest during TOM. I find myself  straying from The Plan just about every day. (Portions too large, eating too fast, taking larger bites, eating too many carbs.) I've got to get back on track so I can experience the weight loss I saw in the first six months post-op. Restriction is not the problem-- I can 'feel' each bite going down. The problem is that I don't slow down and 'listen' to when my body is full...I just eat until it's gone.

I am slowly settling into a routine at my new job, so I should be able to eat better and get more  fluids. Fortunately a few gals at the office are trying to watch what they eat also, so that's always helpful (we swap low-cal salad dressings instead of fudge recipes.)

I missed Support Group again this month (I've never been to one). I would really like to try to go. As much as I like the blog-osphere, I also like meeting in person and sharing struggles and successses.

I got my hair cut, and my stylist asked if she could flat iron my hair. I have never had straight hair (always envied those who do) so I said, 'sure'! It took a half hour to tame these locks, but OMFG I loved the results!! I couldn't stop running my hand through my hair, it was soooo smoooooth and soft and straight. I kept looking in the mirror and felt like I was having an out-of-body experience because I couldn't reconcile the reflection with myself! My son fell out of his chair when I came home.  Alas, the results were gone after a shampoo, but boy it was fun while it lasted. It would take me too long to do this on a regular basis, but I can't wait until a special occasion to do this again!
Fun with Straight Hair...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Up a little bit this week, but I gave myself a free pass because it was my first week at my new job. I only worked out 3 times this week and I didn't pack lunch like I usually do. Now that orientation is over, I can settle into my new job and figure out some healthy routines that will keep me on track to losing.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time Lapse Photos!!

250 lbs/size 20 jeans................212 lbs/size 18 jeans...............201  lbs/size 16 jeans.................192   lbs/size 14 jeans!
I decided it was time for new photos!! I don't see much difference between December and February, but I'm going to wear more form-fitting clothes for these perspectives, so we can see the wobbly bits shrinking. I do get a thrill when I look at the difference from July to February!!  :-) 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

Woot woo! 
The take-away from this week:
    1) Any downward trend on the scale, even a half pound, is exciting to me!!
    2) I think I can reduce my portion size, without danger of hunger.
    3) Mama needs a pedicure!  :-)

Have a great weekend everyone!!