Sunday, October 10, 2010
For whatever reason, my browser started blocking my sparkpeople blog pop up...but I finally did a little digging and reading and figured out how to fix it. I'm back!!!
So it's been a while since I blogged because of that. I'm still doing well with my plan. Still losing. I've lost over 45 pounds since June 1st and am now up to 5 or 6 miles on the EFX at least 5 days a week. No strength training yet. Am looking forward to beginning that.
I'm down about 6 pounds lower than I got after having the gastric bypass surgery. And currently wearing most size 14's. I'm feeling pretty darn good, physically. A few aches in the knee, but nothing I can't deal with. I know that the more active I get, the more the knee is going to ache. I can handle that.
The thing I'm finding more unsettling is male attention...it's been so long since I've had it, that I forgot what it was like. (Except, of course, from my husband.) It kind of blows me away that men want to buy me drinks or talk to me in social situations. I'm the same person I was BEFORE losing weight...the same person they didn't want to bother getting to know. So it makes me a bit angry. My friends tell me to just consider it a man's way of complimenting me. I'm having a hard time with that. I'm not comfortable with male attention.
There's one persistent man at the gym. I don't make eye contact, I don't initiate conversation (with anyone...not just with him), I am polite and answer his questions, but never ask any...I don't know how to send the message any clearer that I'm not interested. But he's just not picking up on social cues. I'm sure he's harmless, but I'm not there to socialize. I'm wearing headphones upon entering the gym, eyes down, get right on my EFX...everyone else gets it and leaves me to my work. I think I may have to have an unpleasant conversation and I just don't know how to go about it. :(
Other than that, which is more of an inconvenience than a problem, things are going well here. I'm glad to be back to posting and looking forward to what fall and winter have to offer! :D
Thursday, September 23, 2010
So far, I have not succumbed, but it's getting more difficult! I have continued to go to the gym through this whatever it is (allergies, head cold, sinuses?!)...haven't done 5 miles in the last couple of days...between 3 and 4, but 3 or 4 is better than the couch, right?! I stopped at 4 yesterday because I think the cold medicine I was taking was making my heart race. I can usually maintain between 180 and 210 RPM's on the EFX and stay within the healthy range of heart rate...yesterday that was sending mine above that, flashing red at me! So I dropped it down to 165-180 and only did 4 miles. Clearly, I lived to tell about it...but it goes to show you, you must pay attention to things like that when you take medication...even over the counter stuff.
I'm solidly a 14 now...went to Salvation Army and bought three pair without trying them on (silly, I know...but was coming from the gym and was all gross and sweaty and didn't want to leave my sweat on clothes that I might not buy)...and they all fit! Of course, one pair just BARELY fits and I need to lose some more weight before wearing them in public, but I now feel like I can say I'm a size 14, since I have more than one pair that fit well!
Darryl started eating like I am on Monday...he's already down three pounds! He was ready to quit until last night, when he looked on the scale! Since he does the majority of cooking around here, it will be MUCH easier for him to eat the same way I do...and will also make him be more creative, I'm sure! :D Win - Win!
Running late this morning...I'm off!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
On June first I was squeezing into a size 20, really closer to a 22. This morning I easily pulled on a pair of size 14's! Zipper went up with ease and they are very comfortable. Now, just because a single size 14 fits me, I'm not saying I'm a size 14...but all my 16's are getting super roomy, and I will be trying on some 14's at Salvation Army tomorrow (half off day)!
I'm about 15 pounds away from my next mini goal...and hopefully shortly after my goal of size 12...my hope is to reach 12 by Christmas and maintain it through the winter and re-evaluate and see if I want to go to a size 10 after that. I want my goals to be realistic. I mean, I'd LOVE to be a size 4, but practicality has to play a role in this! 12 is good. 10...maybe!
Monday, September 20, 2010
I've lost 42 pounds since June 1st! Had a few nasty ol' plateaus here and there, but stuck with it and am feeling so good right now! Another 15 pounds until my next mini goal is met. And I'm thinking that will also put me very close to the pant size I'd like to wear...perhaps not, as I seem to be losing more on top than on bottom...but I'll get there...I'm going to keep plugging away!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
So I joined a gym on Friday...have gone every day, so far. I'm only using the elliptical machine so far...am doing my 5 miles on that, instead of walking in all this cold, wet weather we're having. I love it...sweat buckets and get my 5 miles done in a fraction of the time!
Am sooooo close to my first mini goal...just over 2 pounds away. The last time I weighed that, I was a size smaller than I am now, on the bottom half...I've lost disproportionately this time. I do believe my face, arms and boobs are smaller this time around, whereas my hips, bottom and thighs are still bigger.
I don't think I'll be a size smaller when I lose those 2 pounds...I think it's more like 12 pounds before I'll be back down to the size I was before. But that's okay...I'm working at it and that's all I can do. And I'm enjoying the process, for the most part.
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