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Fixed it!

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

  
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UUCEEJAY 10/10/2010 10:42PM

    emoticon emoticonYou are Sparkin! Glad you got the computer problem solved too! Does your husband ever go to the gym with you or drop you off or pick you up? Having him there and giving him a quick hug before or after working out should make it pretty clear that the only attention you want is from your hubby.

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ANITA012 10/10/2010 1:57PM

    Good Job on your weight loss and keep up the great work!
As for all the male attention...ha ha...it is kind of funny, and yes...I agree with your friends. Just take it as a compliment.
Now for the person at the gym...Perhaps you can approach the situation by making eye contact in the beginning, give everyone a smile and perhaps even a brief 1 minute "Hello" while you are getting yourself set up. Then once you are ready to get into your workout, let the person at the gym know that you prefer to not hold any conversations once you get started. Just say something like..."Well...I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to get started and in order for me to stay focussed, I prefer to not talk while I'm working out, ok?"
That way you can get pleasantries out of the way with in the beginning...(your "Hello's")...and then get to work. If he continues to talk, just ignore him.
Hopefully that will send the message. If he still continues, just let management know and they can step in and have a word with him, but hopefully it wont get to that point. I know they want to keep their clients happy!
So...Best Wishes and Keep Up the Great Job! emoticon emoticon

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Battling allergies/cold

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!

  


Size 14!

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!

  
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ANITA012 9/21/2010 1:55PM

    Doesn't it feel good? There's no stopping you now! Just keep going...one day at a time and it will all come into place for you. Congratulations! emoticon

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FABRICGIRL1 9/21/2010 9:37AM

  That is so fabulous! Have fun finding some more size 12's today.

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MCJULIEO 9/21/2010 8:35AM

    Oh! That sounds so WONDERFUL! You're doing GREAT!

On to size 12!!!
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FRL_ANNEMIEKE 9/21/2010 8:03AM

    great! keep up the good work! Size 12 for Christmas sounds wonderful!

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First Mini goal...check...next mini goal...15 pounds away!

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!

  
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ENVYFRESH23 9/20/2010 5:29PM

    congratulations on your success so far! 42lbs is amazing!

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TOUGHLOVE100 9/20/2010 5:03PM

    Wow 42 lbs...thats great.

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Plugging along...

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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UUCEEJAY 9/14/2010 8:04PM

    That is wonderful! You are doing really great! It is strange how the pounds come off. Unfortunately, I always lose on top first, and I don't have much to lose up there if you know what I mean. Strength Training really made a difference for me on the bottom. Once I was regularly doing ST, things changed quickly. emoticon

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ANITA012 9/14/2010 10:52AM

    Good Job!!!! Just keep hanging in there and you'll reach your goal. You CAN DO it! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 9/14/2010 8:56AM

    Doing good.. emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 9/14/2010 8:27AM

    There is such magic and excitment in your writing. Keep it up, you will be a smaller size before long!

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