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2012 Losing It - Week 14

Friday, April 06, 2012

Whaaaa...... [that is me crying]

Well, the week has come... after 13 straight weeks of losing, I have gained. What? UGH! I am so discouraged.
I ate well this week, within calories every day but one,

I worked out on schedule...

but still a gain. Ugh!
I am hoping its a gain from sodium, water weight or something similar.

Although I am discouraged, I will keep going... keep trying and eventually I will see the results of my work!

Here are the stats:
Starting Weight for 2012: 264.2 lbs.
Previous Week: 248.8
Current Week: 249.6 lbs.
Loss: +0.8 lbs.
Total 2012 Loss: -14.6 lbs.

How are you doing on your weight loss journey?

  
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MOMFAN 4/6/2012 1:32PM

    Hey, fluid retention can make a huge difference from too much sodium!!! Don't get discouraged just keep doing what you are doing.

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2012 Losing It ~ Week 13

Friday, March 30, 2012

Its Friday again my friends! Yah for weekends and weight loss! I had a very busy week but still managed to stick to my diet of Lean protein, green veggies and limited condiments with only a few slip ups. I have to say that diet is so hard to do eating out. We went to Applebee’s for my father in laws birthday and it was ridiculous. The only thing on the menu I could order without a ridiculous amount of special requests was a sirloin steak with only veggies for the sides. They say they have the Weight Watchers items, but still a lot of the ingredients are not healthy, its just small portions and extra veggies. Ugh! This weekend will be difficult, we are going out to eat with my mom for her 60th birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!) but we are going to HuHut, so I can customize my meal to my liking! Yah! The rest of my weekend will be more challenging as I have a Mary Kay conference all day Saturday and then we are going out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant Saturday evening.

Here are the stats:
Starting Weight for 2012: 264.2 lbs.
Previous Week: 250.4 lbs.
Current Week: 248.8 lbs.
Loss: -1.6 lbs.
Total 2012 Loss: -15.4 lbs.

How are you doing on your weight loss journey?

  


Answers and More Questions

Thursday, March 29, 2012

About six weeks ago I had a bad day... and long story short I ended up in the doctors office. She looked at me, my records and sent me off to the lab to get a bunch of test done. Turns out they might have figured out what has been wrong with me for last few years: PCOS. This diagnosis fits every symptom I have had in my current health struggles and I am happy to be able to work on a solution instead of feeling like my body hates me.

This diagnosis explains why I have so many thyroid problems, why I am always tired, why I can’t seem to lose weight and much more. I am hoping that this diagnosis levels the playing field. Now that I know what I am fighting against I hope that I can actually make progress!

Some of the steps I have taken to try to gain control of my PCOS

- Drastically Changed My Diet
I now eat 1600 to 1800 calories a day of lean protein and vegetables. I am eating very limited carbs and when I do eat carbs 90% of them are whole grain. I am eating very limited fruit. I doing my best to avoid refined sugar and flour.
- I Work Out
I have been doing small group personal training sessions 4 – 6 times a week. I have been doing cardio in addition to that as I can fit it in my schedule. Some weeks it is not very much but other weeks I fit it in 6 days.
- I Am Trying Acupuncture
My Doctor actually recommended I try acupuncture as several of her patients have had great success with acupuncture and alternative treatments.

I have consistently lost weight every week since beginning this journey to beat PCOS. I have not consistently lost weight for this many weeks in a row in the last four years. I am excited about the progress I have been making, but I am also full of dread because I know this is a lifelong battle to keep my hormones in check, my weight under control and my life in balance.

  
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MOMFAN 3/29/2012 3:16PM

    You are worth it!

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Losing It - Week 12

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I do apologize for the lack of posts. I missed last week in the craziness that was caused by feeling better! I hate how when I get sick I don't do anything, then when I start feeling better I am so far behind on everything. I am starting to get a bit back to normal now, but am still a bit late with this post. This are going well in the weight loss department, but it slowed down a bit while I was sick. I am down, but not a lot. This is my Friday weigh in totals and I know I have lost a bit since then. I think this week I will show a huge loss as I am really focusing on my diet. I am doing a 10 day protein challenge twice before the end of the 12 week challenge. I have been doing it for three days and have 7 more, then a six day break of just counting calories, then 10 more days of protein challenge. The 17th is the weigh in for the 12 week challenge.
I know I will do well in the weigh in, but I am hoping to win too!

Here are the stats:
Starting Weight for 2012: 264.2 lbs.
Previous Week: 251 lbs.
Current Week: 250.4 lbs.
Loss: -.6 lbs.
Total 2012 Loss: -13.8 lbs.

How are you doing on your weight loss journey?

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALICIA3335 3/28/2012 8:27PM

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Glad your feeling better, & it sounds like your doing good! Thats awesome.
My 'weight loss jorney' is better with spark people and weight watchers but its slowww this time around.. still a loss is good I guess. ; )
Down 6 lbs in the last month

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MOMFAN 3/28/2012 6:24PM

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Losing It ~ Week 10

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I got a huge loss on the scale today! Yippee! I have had a really rough week and was prepared for a gain or no loss so a 3.8 lb loss was awesome! I hope it is not a fluke! Over the weekend I had what I think was an asthma attack and had a really hard time breathing. I ended up in the doctors office and on an inhaler. Then I got sick too! I have not worked out since Saturday and am still having a hard time breathing because of the congestion. I am definitely feeling better today, but still have the cough and sinus pressure. I am hoping that I am on the mend and will be able to get back on track at the gym starting Monday.

Here are the stats:
Starting Weight for 2012: 264.2 lbs.
Previous Week: 254.8 lbs.
Current Week: 251 lbs.
Loss: -3.8 lbs.
Total 2012 Loss: -13.2 lbs.

How are you doing on your weight loss journey?

  


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