Friday, July 20, 2007
Well a week ago Sunday I weighed but did not post that I had gained. I had managed to balloon myself back up to 412 pounds. Some of it was from eating out as I traveled to visit my girls. I was amazed that in a week I managed to go from 404 to 412. Then the wonderful monthly monster hit and it all started to make sense.
I'm pleased to post that as of today I am back down to 405 and am confident that by Sunday I will be lower. Whether I will be at 404 or even lower is to be determined. I guess most of the gain was indeed monthly gain, however it has never been that drastic before.
I'd also like to note a small victory for myself today. I went to the grocery store and had made up my mind before I entered that I was going to pass by the electric carts and walk. I did just that! I got three quarters of the way through the store, after an hour of walking, and my right leg was going completely numb from my hip to my knee. This happens a lot and I've talked with my doctor about it. She suspects it's a pinched nerve caused by the weight as I walk. At any rate, normally there is a bench there that I could have rested on until feeling returned. Today, it was not there! I ended up having to return to the front of the store to get an electric cart to finish. Unfortunately, this made me feel bad about myself. I had so hoped to walk the entire shopping trip. I'm proud I did what I did, but disappointed I gave in instead of pushing through it. I know that's kind of unreasonable, but it's how I feel.
I'll be getting a new shipment of food this next week. I picked up some great fresh fruits (strawberries, nectarines, red grapes) today as well as a few entrees to get me through until the food arrives. One meal and one day at a time is how I will make it. Looking forward to an upcoming vacation to Alaska in August to visit my dear adopted Sparksister, Teresa. I'd love to be under 400 pounds by then, so for now that's my newest goal. I can and will do this until I get it right!