Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Weigh-in For August

I'm home now from my two mile walk to the hospital pharmacy.  One mile there and one mile back.  I have some good news to share.

Okay so I didn't make my first goal, it was an obscene amount I had hoped to lose but if the folks on The Biggest Loser could do it I figured I could too.  I had hoped to lose a pound a day for a whole month. 

After the first week of trying I realized that I wouldn't be able to lose 30+ pounds in a month so I changed my goal to 20 pounds in a month.  Well that didn't work out either.

However, I did lose 3 pounds this week bringing my month's total of weight lost to 15.2 pounds, but I started on the 3rd of August not the 1st.  Nothing to sneeze at. 

I'm close to one of my first increment goals of 20 pounds which means I can soon give myself a reward.  I'm excited to be so close to the 20 pound mark.  I wanted to lose 60 pound total, which means three goals and three rewards.  I just have to be patient as its not going to come off as fast as I want.

Nurse M did tell me that the more I lose before the IVF the better my odds were going to be to get pregnant.  So every time I see  candy bar, can of soda, or something that I know is full of non-nutrition calories I think that if I eat that I won't get pregnant.  Its my bit of will power.

Yes, I had a single slice of my husband's birthday cake.  Yes, we went out for dinner last night. 

No I didn't have a big slice of the cake.  No I didn't eat all on my plate or bowl.  I shared it with my husband.  He's the right weight for his height.  He can eat what he wants.

I'll continue to keep trying to shed the weight.  I'm not following a diet plan.  If I want something to eat, I eat.  I exercise within limits of my fibromyalgia.

I do not take diet pills.  I don't take diet supplements, shakes, bars, or any other meal replacement.

Truly it is all about portion control, lowering the sodium, lowering the fat and exercising.

Now I just need to hope that the weight loss continues as my medicines change.  I might have to work a bit harder to get more off but I'm going to try.

1 comment:

  1. 15.2lbs in a month is fabulous! You know those people on Biggest Loser work out for hours a day, have daily professional supervision, etc. Plus, it's extreme so it's hard to maintain.

    I started working out in early August after a very long hiatus (plus 40 lbs). I have not lost any weight this month. I have swapped fat lbs for muscle. And as of this week I've started watching my nutrition/portions, so I'm planning to have better results in September.

    Way to Go!!


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