Thursday, January 27, 2011

Now Ain't That a Kick in the Pants!!!

I am really working my program and expected to see a bit of a weight loss at today's weigh-in. I also weigh in on Tuesdays and according to THAT scale, I had lost six pounds!!! Imagine my surprise when today's scale read a puny half pound loss!!!
To put a positive spin on this all, at least I didn't gain two pounds like the home scale read!!! By the way, those half pounders, in the photo above, are 17-25 grams of fat, each. That is the number of fat grams I shoot to stay UNDER for the whole DAY!!!

My sweet husband said it was just a plateau and that I had probably made a lot of muscle that weighs more than fat. He is so supportive!

Truly, though, I am quite PO'd about the lack of a bigger number, and very disappointed that I didn't get under 270 yet. However, I am NOT about to throw in the towel! Not this time! No way, no how!!!

Ok, I am off to get the child from school. I worked hard in the pool for 90 minutes this morning and will walk the longer way around to my son's school for an additional 20-30 minutes of exercising. Add the grocery shopping I did, and I easily exercised for over two hours today.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Long Road Home

It is a brisk morning here with the temp in the teens! Very cold for the south. I walked my son to school this morning and then headed out on my normal route, with one exception. That 'thumb' in the upper right is a new addition. I used to just continue on 57th Pl to Walnut Rd. Adding this loop to my walk gave me a total of 1.9 miles!
This afternoon, when I walk to pick up the child from school, I will be over two miles for the day! If you had told me I would be walking over a mile by this time, I would never have believed you. I had all I could do to go to my son's school and back. That is point A to point B.
I sure hope I can keep this up!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Made it this far!

Just a quick drive-by weigh-in! I lost four pounds since I last weighed in. I am now down to 272! Soon I will have to ramp up my exercising. I am doing about 60 minutes a day right now. Most of the time is in the swimming pool. I am almost ready to branch out to a few of the exercise machines! Food/calories are going well. I love Greek yogurt!

That is it for today. Thanks for watching!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Not so bad!

I was down 3.8 pounds from last week. I am saying this equals a total of 10 pounds lost, since starting this in November. I am on week four with my weight support group at the center.
I struggle with worry though. I worry I won't keep this up and that I will fail again, as I have so many other times!

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

And So It Begins, Again, Again

That word, 'again' is quite appropriate. Separated, it reads: A Gain. A weight Gain. I have been overweight most all my life. My first diet was when I was about 11 and in the fifth grade. As most fatties, I have tried every program, fad diet, and gimmick throughout my life. It has been 45 years since that first diet. I have been lots heavier than I am now, but had stomach stapling done in 1981. I went from this (375):
To this, one year later (195):
I then got pregnant three times in five years and had three wonderful children. I never lost my pregnancy pounds though. After all the ups and downs, with that surgery, I did manage to take off about 100 pounds and keep it off. Trouble is, I still am about 100 pounds too heavy.
In 1998 I lost about 80 pounds by only eating once a day. That was actually working for me until I got pregnant with my forth child. Back up I went.
In 2008 I lost about 40 pounds because I was working a job that kept me on my feet a lot. When I quit that job in 2009, the weight came right back on.
I have been about 275 to 285 for the past 25 years, with the exception of those two short term weight losses. Just before Thanksgiving in 2010, I stepped on the scale and got a scare. It was 291. I was only nine pounds from THREE HUNDRED POUNDS!!!
So I joined a local senior center that has wonderful classes. The best has been the aerobic swim classes and the lap pool. (My knees are giving out after years of abuse.) Although I would love to walk the dog for exercise, I can't; not without a lot of pain.

Thursdays are my weight loss support meetings at the center. I had lost and then gained two pounds over Christmas. Let's see what happens tomorrow!

As of this posting today, I did 45 minutes of aerobic water exercising and stretching. I am on track with the better eating plan, and I will walk to get my son from school this afternoon.

See you tomorrow, after my weigh in!

Walk On, Walker Lady

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