Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I have discovered a "possibly" new benefit of losing weight. I may now be able to give blood. I have been donating blood since my early twenties and did so just about every year until a year or two ago..
digress into funny story:
The first time I gave blood I worked for a big corporation. It was my first "real" job and I was a receptionist. At the time I was quite small and weighed about 110 lbs. Everyone on my floor was donating so I decided to also. I knew my mother had a very rare blood and I was wondering if perhaps I did too. I went down to the lunchroom where they were donating and they made me get on the scale to see if I weighed enough!!! Oh, those days of yore!! I just made it. They handed me a wad of paper to squeeze and a handful of jelly beans to eat to bring up my blood sugar. I was so nervous I ended up squeezing the jelly beans and had many colors running down my arm!!! Ha!! Pretty funny! When it was all over, I remember looking at the guy who took the blood and saying, "Umm, I rather light headed" and then I passed out cold! Spent the next hour on a stretcher!! I still get light headed but no one asks me to get on a scale anymore LOL-
Anyway, I had gained so much weight it became impossible to find my veins. Yesterday, as I was driving, I noticed that I could see the veins in my arms quite clearly. Since I had to give up this part of my life simply because I had gained so much weight, maybe, just maybe I can reclaim it. I'm going to try at the next opportunity.
BTW, I did find out that I indeed do have rare blood. It is AB-. Do you know your blood types? Giving blood is easy, painless and saves lives. You all should try it.
Wonder how much a pint of blood weighs!!
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Finally, after three long weeks of no movement in that darn scale, I'm down 2 lbs!! Hooray!!! It seemed to take forever and really was frustrating. I was told my body had to adjust to being the new weight and somehow that kept me motivated. There was no way I was going to change what I was doing anyway because this is a LIFESTYLE not a DIET!! Well, I keep telling myself that anyway LOL.
It's really, really hot here in NY this weekend. Going to get near 100 today and of course, my son has a baseball game. Hopefully his team will win and then we won't play again for a few days. If not, we play again on Tuesday when it is supposed to be a balmy 89!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
It's been difficult. I haven't lost any weight in close to 3 weeks now. This is the first time this has happened and I know that my body is adjusting and I am just plowing ahead. I would love to see the scale move and I know it will, I just have to wait it out. Not to worry, I've been good. I haven't gone over my calorie count but the exercise isn't as much as I'd like. Also, in these past three weeks there have been birthdays, BBQ and Bat Mitzvahs. All in all, the bad isn't so bad. At least I haven't gained!!!
As for the good. Well, I've started to not wear huge baggy tee shirts anymore. Suddenly people are noticing. I like that. Just last week a client said, "Are you trying to lose all that weight?" and today another client said to me, "I didn't recognize you from the back! You're downright skinny!"
Ha! Thinner, yes, but skinny, no not yet. It's nice that people are starting to notice but I'm still not ready to buy clothes. I am waiting until I'm in the 130's to even think about it. Soon, soon, I keep telling myself, soon!
I'm still hoping to be 25 lbs down by July 4th. Not as doable as once was thought but I'm still trying!!
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