Tuesday, May 22, 2012
OK. So this week I gained .8 pounds. I know that's not a huge amount and that there are all kinds of reasons for fluctuations like this, but still... ugh. I'm down 9.8 overall so I'm OK with that -- not ecstatically happy, but OK.
My Medifast buddy was down another 3.5 pounds this week. It's been so awesome to have somebody to share this with and I'm glad that we're doing different things. I think I would feel worse today if we were on the same program.
We both braved a Happy Hour on Friday and a conference yesterday, so food has been a little extra challenging. Obviously these events didn't set her back, and I am back in the zone today.
Sometimes Iím afraid that if I have one thing it will open the floodgates and Iíll devour everything in sight. It feels like Iím walking a fine line right now, and even though I know what I need to do, the instant gratification ďgeneĒ is strong. I read in a magazine recently that you can think of willpower as a muscle that can be developed and become stronger the more you use it. I think mine is a wimpy kid right now, but I am aware of whatís going on in a way I havenít been before, so thatís good.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
My friend and I both lost weight this week. She lost 4.4 pounds and I lost 4.6.
I also hung out with my friend for dinner on Friday and she made salmon and fresh asparagus. She used no salt or pepper or butter on anything. I have only had mushy canned asparagus before so this was a totally new experience. I am very happily surprised to report that I really liked it a lot. In fact, I liked it so much that I stopped and bought some myself and cooked it tonight. I put it in a very large tossed mixed green salad along with 3 ounces of London broil, grape tomatoes, cukes, and Light Balsamic Vinegar dressing. It was so delicious! I had a lot left over so I will be having it again tomorrow.
Friday, April 27, 2012
I work closely with someone (we're not in the same building but we have the same job title). I have been hanging out with her quite a bit. She's about 15 years younger than I am, so she's almost like the daughter I never had too.
We're both significantly overweight (ok, obese). She is single and doesn't like to cook, so she eats out a lot. She is so smart and really fun to hang out with, so I go along with her whenever I can. We are completely enabling each other to overeat. I had some success with Weight Watchers several years ago, and my friend has tried a number of different programs, but yet here we are -- both of us bigger than ever.
Anyway, she was so discouraged that she looked into various options and decided to give Medifast a try. She started it on Wednesday, so she's only a couple days into it. It's very expensive, and I don't like the idea of it so I don't think I would ever do it myself. BUT she has been texting me several times a day with updates and to vent about various things. I actually like hearing about her progress and encouraging her. I want to be a good support person for her. She's only told 1 other person that she's doing it, so I think she really needs me now.
So here's the thing. I think we could make ourselves our own little support group, even though I'm doing my own thing to try and lose weight. I don't want to be competitive with her to see who can lose more, but I think it might help to have a weekly accounting of how much we lost/gained. I don't want to reveal how much I weigh and I don't want to know what she weighs, but keeping track of our ups and downs might encourage both of us. (I know, this sounds just like SparkPeople only face to face! It also sounds like a Weight Watchers meeting, but this is FREE!)
Wish us luck!
Thursday, March 08, 2012
I have been taking blood pressure medicine for years. My doctor put me on it because I had "borderline" HBP. Well, I started to have some problems with the medication (chronic cough), so he told me to stop taking it and come back in six weeks.
Well, I went in yesterday, and guess what?! I don't have high blood pressure!!
I wish I could say it's because I lost weight, but it isn't. In fact I weigh a lot more than when he put me on the meds in the first place. I don't know what happened and the doctor can't explain it.
The bigger thing that's good about it is that I didn't realize how much it bugged me that I needed to take medicine. Sometimes you don't realize how much something gets you down until it goes away!
Since my doctor can't explain the improvement, I just have to take this as a sign and keep working at the things I want to change.
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