Thursday, July 24, 2008

Holy Carp I haven't posted in a long time!

I am still struggling through the summer but continuing to lose at a very slow pace! I am down to 198.2 today. That is a total of 45.8 lbs. I am slowing creeping to the 50 down. I still have issues will having an active social life and losing weight. It seems the two just don't go together. As long as I can continue and make it to September things will get much easier! The fall is a great time for weight loss!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wow! I haven't posted in a LONG time!

I am sure part of the reason I haven't been posting is that I haven't been having any amazing weight losses. This is, of course, my own fault. Lately I have been lucky to drop a pound a week... but I am still losing. I weighed in today at 199.4. That is .8 lbs since the last weigh in. I am pleased that I have made that exciting jump to below 200 lbs! I am hoping to pick up some momentum soon and make a huge week happen. However, this weekend we have two showers and two couples staying over. Another weekend, another challenge. Wish me luck!

Friday, June 27, 2008

A small loss is still a loss, right?!

So as I mentioned last weekend was a disaster. I ate terrible and delicious things and didn't pay much mind to the diet at hand. Well, Monday I got back on the wagon and had a really good week with no cheating. I weighed in today and I had lost .5 lbs. So... now I am 201.5. I think I may be subconsciously torturing myself because I have been screwing around for the past couple weeks and I could be under that dreadful 200lb mark by now. This weekend needs to be straight on... no cheating... Sunday we have a birthday brunch to attend and I am going to have a really hard time. I plan on sticking to eggs and fruit. We will see how that works out. I would like to drop 3ish lbs next week. Here's hoping!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It has been a while since I blogged...

I have been dietarily neglectful the past week and a half. However, I am back on the hog and serious about losing. Last Friday, June 20th, I weighed in and was at 202lbs. Monday the 23rd I weighed in again at 202lbs. No loss over the weekend which was ENTIRELY my own fault. I had a fun filled weekend of lasagna, 7 layer salad with full fat mayo, bread, wine, and fondue. Then Saturday I drank more wine. Then Sunday I ate a FABULOUS cookie icecream sandwich (the toll house kind) followed by candy, and then a dinner of fried chicken, french fries, coleslaw, and a roll. Oww... and a piece of pie after that. It is amazing I didn't gain 10 lbs over the weekend. I am back at it whole hog since Monday morning and I am serious about getting below that 200 lb mark. I didn't weigh in today because I had to work earlier then usual.... but I am on track food wise and think I could possibly get down to 199 by next Monday. That would be AWESOME! With July 4th coming up I need to really keep motivated... wish me luck!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Today I weighed in...

It has been a rough week. I was TERRIBLE last weekend eating everything in sight. We had house guests (my parents) and we ate out plus grilled with all the trimmings (potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, bread, and more). Then on Sunday my husband and I went to the Tigers game. I hate going to baseball games and decided I would just eat and drink the entire time. We ate breakfast at a greasy spoon... had multiple "adult" beverages and then finished the night off with Mexican food and cheesecake. By Monday morning I was up four pounds. I spent the whole week trying to work off that weight by eating extremely good and working out a lot. I was able to do it and weighed in today at 203.8. That means I am down 40.2lbs!!!!!!!!!! Yeah... I am so glad I made the 40lbs mark. I am back in a size 16ish and am feeling much better about clothes already. I have a wedding to go to in July (the 26th) and am already thinking about losing another 15-20lbs before that. I am looking forward to picking out a dress! I plan to stay on track all weekend... no cheating... or at least VERY LITTLE!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

An Ode To My Husband...

I have never really explained how good he is to me and how much this impacts my weight loss. My husband is NO QUESTION my biggest cheerleader. Every time we see someone we haven't seen in a while he will say,"Doesn't she look great?!" "I can't believe how awesome she looks." This, of course, is funny to me.... I feel super fat still and do not think of myself as looking much different. He mentions all the time how impressed and proud he is of my dedication. Once and a while he does bring home food that tortures me.... but he is one of the biggest reasons I have been so successful. I am very lucky in that way.

I wanted to post these pictures side by side....

Having a good week..

I feel good about this week so far. I worked out, have been eating well, and haven't cheated. I am down to 206lbs. That is a total of 38lbs down. I am looking forward to hitting the 40lbs mark, but even more, I am looking forward to being under 200lbs. When I hit the 199 lb mark I will feel extremely good! I am hoping to get to that point in under 3 weeks. We will see if I can make that happen!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

And a side view as well...

After Pictures

These are my 36lbs down after pictures. These ones have heads... taaaaa daaaaaa!

Friday, May 30, 2008

So... I am pretty sure not a single person has ever read this!

But it really doesn't matter. This has been a fabulous tool for losing weight! I weighed in today and I have lost a total of 36.2 lbs. That puts me at 207.2lbs! I would like to be really diligent and maybe I can get down below 200lbs by mid June. Wow, that would be amazing!! Only 8lbs to lose and I will be in the 199's! It is almost time for some updated pictures!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day weekend was...

tough! Friday I was down to 209.6 lbs. I had a weekend full of cheating and I hope when I weigh in again this Friday I won't have gained!

Friday, May 16, 2008

My first bout of cheating....

It has happened. First I went out of town to babysit my nieces and nephew and ate pizza, cookies, and a cinnamon roll.... Then I went out of town for 3 days for a work conference. I really had minimal control of my eating there and it freaked me out. I brought a lot of my own food and tried my hardest. I still ended up eating plenty of bad things and drinking wine. When I got back I weighed in. I hadn't lost from my previous weigh in but I hadn't gained either. It felt pretty good. I was at 213.8. Today I weighed in at 212. I am down 32 lbs and feel like I have overcome the fear of falling off the wagon and not being able to get back on. I still have lots of trouble with self control but I am making progress. I decided to try the MWLC booster shots today. It is a B vitamin cocktail that is injected into your hip. It was EXTREMELY painful!! I am now waiting for the fantastic results.

Friday, May 2, 2008

So today I decided....

That I am going to post a before shot. It was taken March 9th. I was roughly 240lbs in this picture. This is for my own benefit and for anyone who is reading the blog... your curiosity. I hit the 29lb lost mark today. I weighed in at 215. I am extremely pleased. Today is the end of my 8th week so I am still averaging 3.6 lbs a week. I really couldn't do this without the great people at Medical Weight Loss. They are so supportive and having to visit them 3 times a week is a real kick in the pants. I feel like for the first time I am learning how to eat like a real person and how to enjoy healthy foods. Next week will be a real challenge as I will be out of town 3 days for a conference. I am determined to do well, so I really think I will!
My next goal is get below that 200 lbs mark. It will be an awfully sweet feeling success!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Weightloss Update

Well, here I am again.... I weighed in today and I am down 24lbs at 220. I can't believe I let myself get this heavy. I can't believe I still have 21lbs to lose to get under 200lbs. I have never been this heavy before in my life. Now I will pay the price and have to put in the time and work to lose 24lbs at least 3x more. I am happy for all the weight I lost but disappointed that I let it get this bad. I feel like it is coming off so slowly compared to how quickly I gained it. But isn't that always the case.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Slowly but surely the weight is coming off...

Today I weighed in and I am down to 223. I have lost 21 lbs and got a great compliment from coworker. I am not going to stay this is anywhere near easy, but I am doing it, and I want to continue to make progress.

My goal weight

My current Weight

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I bet everyone has been wondering what is going on with my diet...

Did you all think that I quit. Well I didn't, I have been working very hard to do great at this. I am currently at 225.4. I am down 18.6 pounds thanks to the Medical Weightloss Program (here in MI) and their fantastic motivating staff. They always keep me going and feeling good about myself. I have started getting rid of clothes that don't fit. I don't want anything around to fall back on. I exercise 4 times a week doing things like arobic walking, yoga, palates, and kick boxing. I am taking vitamins and drinking all my water.... something I never did on my other eating plans. So... so far so good.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Working hard to stay on top.

I had a really hard couple of days last week but made it through the weekend with little trouble. I am working hard to stay at it and do the right thing and get healthy. I weighed in today and lost another 2lbs putting me at 231. 32 pounds from now I will be feeling really awesome about all the work I have been putting in (hopefully at least). Breaking that 200 mark will really mean something to me!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

So...I haven't been posting as often as I had planned

Part of the reason I haven't been posting is because I am tired of thinking about what I am eating. My weight today is 233. I am down 11 pounds since I first started and that is very impressive. I am now onto the real eating plan. Limited starches, dairy, proteins and fruits. This has been a really hard change for me, but I have been dedicated and diligent. I have not cheated at all... however I have thought about it. I still can't seem to cure that internal craving for "bad" foods. It isn't that I am hungry or even unsatisfied. I just want the experience of eating comfort foods. This is something I will always struggle with.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The second day of cleansing and the second weigh in

Today was the second day of cleansing and my second weight check. I am really tired of eating red meat and salad. I really want some bread and cookies. However, I feel good. Today I weighed in at 239.2 lbs. I am down 4.8 lbs and am extremely excited. Tomorrow is the last day of cleansing and my nutrition class. I am very much looking forward to it!

The first weight check and day one of cleanse

Wednesday was my first day on the cleansing and also the first day I was weighed after starting the program. I was already down .8lbs and it hadn't even been a whole day. I feel good that I am taking a step forward and committing to this weight loss. I have 94 pounds to lose and I can do it.... wait... I have 93.2 lbs to lose!


Hello,I am a 26 year old married woman living in the metro Detroit area. However, I could pretty much be any fat girl. Actually, that probably isn't true. I could be one of many fat girls, though. I do not eat because I am unhappy. I do not have some deep down secret which I can not share so instead I turn to food. I am not miserable and I do try to look nice every day wearing make-up and earrings and nice clothes. I even feel pretty good about myself. My husband loves me and treats me very well. He says he is attracted to me no matter what and that I will always be beautiful to him. I appreciate this, but I know his attraction would only improve if I got back down to my "wedding weight". My struggle with weight has been life long. I remember being bigger than all the other girls in middle school. I wasn't obviously huge but I was 10lbs or so heavier. In high school my weight matter a lot to me. I am 5'4" and I was 164 lbs the first time I went on a diet. The first diet I went on was Weight Watchers my Sophomore year of high school. I lost 38lbs and got down to 128lbs. I looked very thin looking back, but at the time I still wasn't satisfied. I thought I looked fat but had been dieting so unrealistically and obsessively that I was unable to keep up the momentum. I started to back slide and by my Junior year I had gained all the weight back plus some. I often wonder if I had never dieted at all what I would look like as an adult. I don't remember when the next time I weighed myself was. I remember in college being in the 180s and being repulsed by this. What I would give now to be 180.

My Junior year of college I got ingaged and wanted to lose weight again. This time I did weight watchers online and lost about 50 lbs. I must have been 195ish when I started. I looked great on my wedding day, and I am thankful for this. When I look back at pictures I feel good about the way I looked. Again, the weight crept back on and before I knew it I was 186. I was not motivated and continued to "try" to lose weight but just lost a few pounds and then gained a few pounds.

I went back to weight watchers again and again, quite again and again, tried nutrasystem, tried Seattle Sutons as well as many other things. I probably could have had success with any one of these weight loss attempts but I just wasn't motivated and I didn't really want to do the work.

This brings me to now. I weigh 244lbs. I can't believe I had gained all this weight... but I know how I did it. I ate fast food every chance I got and loved sweets. I still love them... I dream about icecream and cake and cookies and candy. However, I don't want to be this person anymore. I want to be happy trying on clothes and getting ready for work in the morning.

So.... I joined Medical Weight Loss and I am 2 days into the program. I feel really good about and am excited when I go into the clinic. I am currently in the fasting stage and can only eat red meat and salad. This is tough, and it lasts for 3 days. Tomorrow is my last day. I am already down to 239.2. I am so excited. Here we go again!