Monday, April 22, 2013
Okay, it's been a long, long time but I'm doing well. Recovering from ankle surgery but finally up and walking. Now is the time I will reach (and maintain) my final weight loss goal. I was really motivated and lost a lot of weight over the course of a few years but then I got complacent. Now, I'm motivated again. This year is the first year I've made a new years resolution to take care of myself/my health and I really meant it. I got the ankle surgery I had been putting off for about 17 months and I made all my wellness checkups since several health scares last year. And alas, I'm still staring the weight loss issue in the face.
I contacted someone who really knows nutrition and I've seen with my own eyes the miracles he's performed. At first I was scared of Coach Chris but since everyone likes him, I figured I would too. I reached out to him and he welcomed me with open arms. In fact, I'm getting weepy just thinking of it. He's given me a tailored weight loss plan that I know is nutritionally sound. Of course, I have two gripes: 1) it is too much food (in 6 mini meal increments). I cannot eat the 6 meal because a) I'm not hungry and b) it's too late at night (I'm usually in bed) so I'm trying to start my day and eat my first mini meal early so I can fit in that 6th meal around 8ish or 9ish at the latest. And my second gripe is that he suggests a gallon of water a day. It's everything I can do to "hork" down 8 glasses because I hate plain water. So, since he said that coffee (plain), tea (plain) and crystal lite is okay, I need to ask them if they count as well. I even like really watered down crystal lite so that has to count toward the gallon, right???? I will take before and after pictures!!! I see the surgeon on Friday for the final meeting before physical therapy. Then Coach Chris recommends an hour of cardio a day. I'm going to start with walking as soon as I get the okay from the Dr.
The question remains...what exactly is my ultimate weight loss goal? I've never been one to determine my self worth based upon numbers on a scale BUT I do love to see my clothes getting bigger on me. "They" say that I should weigh 154 but as a "big girl", I wonder if that would make me look too skinny (YES, there is such a thing). I used to say I wanted to be a size 12 (I'm a 14 now) but I think I'll go for a comfortable size 10. Dare I say an 8?
I started dabbling in the diet Coach Chris gave me over a week ago but the meds I'm on make me sick (vomit) so I haven't been 100% on the diet. And even with skipping the 6th meal and not eating everything and not exercising, I lost 4 pounds. I can live with that for now.
Well, I'm on my way...and I know what works for me. One thing is for certain, I have to write down everything that goes in my mouth. While I insist upon anonymity, I am toying with the idea of telling Coach Chris my screen name and about sparkspeople. He recommended another site but I didn't like it. I love this. So, I'm back! Starting NOW