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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Weigh-in #7

Hello Friends,

I do apologize for the tardiness of this weigh in. Work has been crazy... hell, life has been crazy. But there is much to update on....

Over the past 2 weeks, I've been struggling to see results. In reaffirming my committment to this lifestyle, I worked out consistantly and ate well, and ended up losing 2.4 lbs last week! I was tickled! This has brough my weight loss total to 17 lbs. in nearly 2 months! :)

I went to the doctor's last Thursday because the prescription I take needed a refill and I thought it would be good to share my results with my doctor and see what my weight was the last time I went to see him (which, as it turns out, was in September of last year). I was only 1 lb. heavier than when I first weight myself back in January. I found that to be a little odd. I would have thought I would have lost more weight in the first 2 weeks of the diet than just 1 lb. But then again, there were a few "wild card" moments between September and January which could have affected my weight gain/loss. My birthday is in November, and I was definitely eating well that week... and by well, I mean enjoying food that I'm sure was terrible for me, followed closely by Thanksgiving! The week before Christmas, I went to Disneyworld w/ my family. Despite being on vacation, I really didn't think I ate terribly and the walking around definitely burned calories. But then there's Christmas.... and I ate EVERYTHING I could between Christmas and New Years b/c I knew I would be starting this lifestyle change (I made the decision to do it while in Disneyworld b/c my family is a bunch of power-walkers and I could hardly keep up and was embarassed by it. Also had a wonderful conversation w/ my step-mom who was very influential in this decision.). Anyways, long story short, I can officially say that I have lost a total of 18lbs. since the beginning of the year. Double yay! :)

My doctor was very pleased w/ my dieting results thus far. He could see I was losing weight and was impressed w/ my motivation. He gave me a trial sample of alli, which is a weight loss aid pill that blocks the fat, and for every 5lbs. you lose through diet and exercise, alli will help you lose an additional 2-3 lbs. depending on your level of diet and exercise. He said he had heard good things about it and that I should give it a shot. I started it yesterday. You take a pill w/ each meal. So far, so good. Makes my stomach feel a little funky, but that's part of the side effects... which really just effect your, um... potty habits. So we'll see how that goes. I also really like the website for alli... there are a lot of good tips, menu items, a community of alli takers so you have people to talk to, which is kind of nice. So, I feel pretty good about it.

As for this week, I must say my execising routine has been poor. I didn't get to go to the gym Monday b/c we had a flooded basement, no hot water, and needed to get some things done around the house b/c of all those issues and pick up some groceries. I can't go to the gym tonight b/c I have to get an oil change before my husband steals my car and drives to Nashville for work. I am really going to push myself to work out at home tonight. However, my mood has not been conducive for working out. I've been particularly somber over the past few days for no real reason. I don't know if some of the things going on at work are coming home with me, or if it's because I have changed how often I am taking my prescription I mentioned earlier... but it's been a rough couple of days. My eating habits are fine. Just exercising has been off this week. Need to find a way out of my particular funk...

So, that's been my past week or 2. Thanks for being patient... I will do better w/ blog posts....

Later gator!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for you!! I'm trying to get an exercise routine for myself on my Wii, but I've been slacking on that even. I am terrible at exercising.

    Btw, I've tried Alli, and well...try not to fart. It can get ugly. Just sayin.