Friday, May 27, 2011
So, as I said before, I am doing the hCG diet, even though some people have warned me against it. The first round I did I lost 25 lbs, and I kept it off! This is the 2nd round, after 6 weeks of maintenance where I didn't need a "Steak Day" at all or anything. So far, in 12 days, I've lost 14lbs! Not only have I lost 40+ lbs since the day that I started getting serious about my weight (November 1, 2010), but I've also finally gotten down to 200lbs!
The difference in my attitude, looks, and energy level has been phenominal! I am able to do more than I could before, the pains in my back and knees have gone away, and I honestly feel more refreshed when I wake up in the mornings. Sure, I have 90 more pounds till I reach my goal weight of 110, but when I look at that number, all I think about is how good it will feel along the way. It's one thing to look at the numbers and just get overwhelmed and another to look at the numbers and honestly know "That will come." And to be honest, I know that it will!
I went to go look at bridemaid dresses with my best friends Candy and Shannon on Tuesday and I asked the clerk if I could bring in my wedding dress in about 6-8 months to get it resized. I told her that the dress was a size 26, and she asked me what size I would need it changed to. I told her that I didn't know, but I should be fairly close to at least 120 in about 8 months. She gave me the dirtiest look! I didn't say anything, but when we went for lunch, I asked if I was the only one who picked up on it. Shannon noticed and then told me that if people didn't know me and hadn't seen the major changes that my body has gone through over the past 6 months, then no one would believe that it was possible. Realistically, it's true! I would never believe that someone has lost 50lbs in 6 months (I am 2 lbs away!!) without having surgery.
So, if things go just as they did before:
June 27, 2011 - 189
September 19, 2011 - 164
December 12, 2011 - 139
March 5, 2012 - 114
Then the last 4 will be with regular diet and exercise. (And yes, I have the loading days for one of the rounds on Candy's wedding cause I am smart-smart :) )
That means that I will have gone from 247 to 114 in 15 months! Of course, this isn't counting if I go over the 25lbs a round or lose more weight in between! To be honest, I could make it a lot sooner than that if I try hard enough, but I'm trying to be realistic rather than get ahead of myself.
I know that there are a lot of people out there that say that it isn't healthy to lose weight that fast, but these are also the people out there that watch The Biggest Loser and think it's perfectly fine to do that. To be honest, the body is a very interesting and myriad thing. Will it work for everyone? Probably not. I've just finally found something that works really well with my body. And the answer is, if it's working, and my doctor is more than pleased with the results, then I'm going to keep doing it until I am happy with my weight. And that's all that anybody should think of doing for themselves.
Monday, March 07, 2011
So, I've been on the diet for 15 days now, and I have to say, I have never felt better! I've lost 14.6 lbs in 15 days (and that's because I've been on my period. I'm hoping that I'll go back up to a pound a day when it's over). By the time that I'm off of this round (which I'm taking the 40 day run), I'll be 190 lbs. I'll have to go on 3 rounds total in order to get to my goal weight, but still, that will put me at my goal weight by September!!!
The diet is hard, don't get me wrong, and I can't exercise on Phase 2, but still, nearly a pound a day for 40 days is nearly 40lbs! I'm sticking to it, too! And then I can exercise!
And today marks my 30lb loss achievement!!! WOOOOO!
Monday, November 08, 2010
I think the entry title says it all, really. I downloaded a pedometer onto my iPhone and kept it in my pocket all this weekend. I normally wouldn't worry about this, as I do get in all of my steps when I'm on the Wii Fit, but we were heading to Universal Studios and I wanted to get an accurate count of how much walking we were actually doing. What sucks about most theme parks is the amount of waiting, but I walked in place during the lines. The only time that I wasn't walking was when we were sitting down, which wasn't all that long.
The only downside is the speed, which you know you barely are able to move in most of those lines, and with people walking in front of you in the Harry Potter area slower than a slug, you don't really get much speed except in small bursts. I think I walk faster while at the Magic Kingdom, for goodness sakes. Still, theme parks are an awesome way of getting in exercise while not feeling like you are.
So, I walked 6 miles while at Universal Studios, which is awesome. I haven't lost any more weight, but I'm finally back home for good now, so I can get on to my routine again without being too scattered.
Here's to another great week of getting fit!!!
Friday, November 05, 2010
Every month, I go through a period of insomnia, which makes me frustrated to no end. It's usually when I start getting a bunch of things thrust on me at once and I start floundering to keep up. So, for the past 2 days, I've had 4 hours of sleep, and that was cumulative, no more than an hour of uninterrupted sleep.
Which makes things really hard. Later on tonight I will be able to work out, if I can stay awake, but I've got plans until at least 9pm tonight. Wednesday and Thursday I only got 10 mins in, which doesn't make me feel guilty as much as determined to get more than my fair share this weekend. I know that we'll be going to Universal on Saturday, so that's a lot of walking there, and Sunday I'm going to be at a Bridal show with a friend, so that's more walking. As long as I remember to bring my phone, which has a pedometer in it, I will be golden.
And yet still I'm in that zombie mode, when I know that I should be doing work right now, but I'm dead tired and just want to read or stare. My diet hasn't changed, but I'm starting to get sluggish, and I don't like that. I think I'm going to try to push myself to sleep early tonight, even though I haven't worked out. I know from experience how bad this can sometimes get, and I'd rather cut the insomnia right out as soon as I can rather than trying to exercise over the weekend being dead on my feet.
So here's to a good weekend!
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