MEDIEVALGLO's SparkPeople Blog MEDIEVALGLO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Officially -100 down with Metabolic Diet!! FINALLY!!! I've been WAITING for this!! I've NEVER made THIS MUCH progress THIS FAST!! -100 down since I've started Dr. Poon's Metabolic Diet. 11 months! One month to go to the year's up! I'm going to push to try to get as much out of it as possible! My top weight was 322 lbs. I'm now 216! STILL boggles my mind!! I have to keep repeating it to myself to get it to sink in! BUT, I'm not happy with where I am. I want SO MUCH MORE still! I don't want to be "morbidly obese" or even "ob... Wed, 16 May 2012 16:59:58 EST Like Never Before! FINALLY!! I've NEVER had this much success with losing weight all at one time before! 10 months without a REAL plateau!! I started out at 322 being my top regained weight, but am now 220.51. I MUST keep reminding myself of that. I am too prone to forget how far I've come. I am at the point where it is difficult to want to continue, because I desire to eat as I used to eat, but I KNOW how much that DOES hurt me! I can't do that anymore! I do not eat potatoes, rice or pasta at all anymo... Fri, 4 May 2012 07:56:57 EST 10 lb Progress! Whew! Guess the Low Fat, Low Carb, Low Salt, No Sugar plan really does work. I'm still going to need to find a way for me to be able to COOK things for myself in this plan, so I can have more variety to LIVE on on a permanent basis. Not just a diet. :) Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:47:41 EST Can you see when you lose weight??? I don't know why that's ALWAYS been so hard for me! It takes at LEAST 20 lbs before I start noticing ANYTHING coming off. I think that's one of the reasons why people get discouraged and want to give up??? <BR> I've started a brand new diet that's the STRICTEST I've ever heard of, and yes it is supervised by a Doctor (Doctors, actually, because you never know which person you're going to see). I check in with them every two weeks, and get new tips about how I've been doing, and IF I'M LU... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:47:51 EST Can you see when you lose weight??? I don't know why that's ALWAYS been so hard for me! It takes at LEAST 20 lbs before I start noticing ANYTHING coming off. I think that's one of the reasons why people get discouraged and want to give up??? <BR> I've started a brand new diet that's the STRICTEST I've ever heard of, and yes it is supervised by a Doctor (Doctors, actually, because you never know which person you're going to see). I check in with them every two weeks, and get new tips about how I've been doing, and IF I'M LU... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:47:34 EST express?? I'm in such a tangle right now. My ankles are sore from yesterday, from a walk with the hubby. It was long for me, so they ached all night, and hubby told me to just call in, and not work. That gave me time to apply for a new job as a School Bus Driver. <BR> In the mail, I basically knew it was coming, was notice from the Rental Tribunal that our landlord has applied to have us evicted. We're behind one month on our rent, because Joe's just gotten back to work from having been off all s... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:44:27 EST 1/2 a lb, is still 1/2 a lb! I thought I'd reached my first plateau. But, then I looked at my ticker meter, and it was above the reading I got from the scale! I will still try to work harder this week, though! <BR> Sometimes, it's hard to think that EACH DAY, I'm going to HAVE to DO something to WORK at this, and it doesn't stop at the end of my ticker, but beyond, too. Sometimes it feels like a FIGHT to do this! It's a GOOD FIGHT, though. It's one of the best fights that we can ever do for ourselves!! Fighting t... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 16:30:29 EST Oh wow, Praise God!! :D Couple of reasons. <BR> <BR> I just called work, and they DO have some work for me for TOMORROW!!! It will be packaging and labelling. I HAVE done it before, and I did like it. If it's at the same place, it will be wonderful. It means I'll have to be on my feet all day, but hopefully now, with the medication I have to control the pain and inflammation in my feet/ankles, HOPEFULLY it will be easier! I could be physical as well! :D <BR> Next, a pair of my favorite jeans are starting to ge... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:25:05 EST Weigh In Reality I'm pretty sure this is truth. I went to my friend's house to weigh in. My scale still said 245, and hers said 283. I do believe the 283, because of jumping onto the scale at the hospital. It said approximately the same thing. So, that means if I have actually lost 15 lbs now, I had started out again at 298. At least I'm not THAT anymore! I am recovering my waist line little by little. I'm NOT going to measure just yet, because I want to actually see some number improvement SOMEWHERE.... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 17:17:36 EST Disaster Averted Praise God!! My little boy made me call 911 this afternoon. I was trying to help him with a headache he had on top of a cold he developed, and I was concerned he might start a fever, so I gave him one dose of Ibuprofen at One pm. <BR> He went into anaphylactic shock within a ten minutes of taking it. I had NO IDEA he was allergic to it!! I hadn't known that someone could just start coughing violently, and thought he was just being troubled by his cold, and that he was just getting upset that he was co... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:52:59 EST Progress, but Mental & Emotional challeges I've found I've lost another 5 lbs, which is terrific, and I'm very grateful for that!! I've also found that I'm really struggling to feel positive. I am going to PROMISE that I will keep going no matter WHAT I feel like! I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping, I think mostly due to my mental and emotional state of mind. I am trying my best to lay all my misgivings out in the open, and to DEAL with them. It's hard. I don't like the way I feel, and it doesn't make sense. I guess this is m... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:01:08 EST I guess hard work pays off! I have tried my best to work hard this week, and stay consistent. I also tried HARD not to step on the scale in between the Sat to Sat weigh ins. So, last week, the scale said 256. Today, the scale said 250!! I know usually that's a little too fast, so I hope it slows down enough that I stay healthy, but I'm trying to stay in the calorie limit, drink the water, and exercise EACH day, at least a half an hour, plus strength training. I don't know, it still seems too unreal. I wonder how l... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 08:28:20 EST A GOOD start!! YIPPEE!!! I was nervous to weigh in for the 1st time. Guess I shouldn't have been! Normally, I can't tell very well IF I'm losing weight or not. It's way too soon to have clothes tell me anything. Even if I've lost 50 lbs, I usually STILL can't see it in the mirror or anything. <BR> This last week, though, there HAS been a change in scale AND in measurement, so it MUST be true. The scale dropped 4 lbs! Even if that's mostly just water weight, it's a great beginning! 2" off chest, and a little bi... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:16:08 EST Another Go Round It's been a WHILE since I've been here, but I'm BACK to give it another serious go around. <BR> I want to be able to walk after being on my feet for more than an hour or two at a time!! I HATE feeling like an invalid! Two days ago, we walked for more than 4 hours to go see things at the Royal Ontario Museum, and yesterday, I couldn't tolerate being on my feet. Today is BETTER - I can stand for a few minutes! :D Yes, the whole day walking I had worn my orthodics. <BR> I got off of my rou... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 19:45:05 EST Victories with a flair of humor. Today's first little victory was in being ABLE to refuse the 2nd bagel that my hubby had made for me (accidently). I LOVE bagels for breakfast with low fat garlic and herb cream cheese!!!!! I actually said NO to it, though!!! I didn't know what else I'd be having during the day, so I thought it would be too expensive caloriewise to give in. :) <BR> <BR> Here's more of the humor part. :) <BR> We went to a water park today, so I got about 4 hours of walking in - 3 more than I normally do, a... Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:39:28 EST Numberdevil7 - A Special Thanks! I want to thank all of my Spark friends here for being so supportive!! It means a great deal! I also wanted to send out a special thanks to Numberdevil7 who's been a wonderfully supportive sounding board to me recently! You are growing more near and dear to my heart, and I totally appreciate your questions in helping me think more clearly when so many things are going on that I haven't known which way is up! I know you had no idea that I would do this, but I wanted to give you more positi... Thu, 9 Aug 2007 22:57:35 EST No Inspiration - Just Panic Warning: If you don't want to know the ugly truth, stop reading now. <BR> It has been hard for me to be here lately. I want to "try" to be a leader, but feel more like a big loser right now. My husband tries reeally hard to provide, but has made a mistake of trusting someone on the internet, and "helping" them, and it we are now paying for becoming victims of a scam. Things started to go bad in December because of this situation. It is now to the point where we owe 3,000 in rent, plus to... Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:35:12 EST Whoops Up One Not sure fully why, but just lookin back, I didn't realize how many days lately, I haven't been getting up to the lowest calorie amounts. If it's correct, it's about 19 days last month?? I've not been drinking as much water as I should, either, and more than likely, I could be pushing myself a little harder, too. <BR> I haven't had as much gumption lately. I still won't give up, though! Tomorrow's supposed to be pretty HOT, so I'm going to do things lightly. I don't have any "scheduled... Sat, 7 Jul 2007 19:15:04 EST A little ditty (I also added to my page.) We'll Get There! <BR> <BR> Little by little...... <BR> Day by day...... <BR> Just keep on.... <BR> Plugging away.... <BR> You and I, friend... <BR> We'll see it come true... <BR> Yes, you and I, friend... <BR> can "get there", too!! <BR> <BR> lol by me. :) June 28, 2007 <BR> Gloria :) Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:58:49 EST Proud of Myself :) Today was my kids' last day of school. I was given the task while they were in school of going to the bank and running errands. I kept 20 bucks for me, it was SO HOT, and I don't do really well in the heat just yet, so I HAD to get SOMETHING cold! I passed up other icecreams, and especially a REESE's icecream!! I didn't KNOW they had them!!! I LOVE love LOVE Reese's things SOOOOOoooooo MUCH! I got a Breyer's Fruit Bar instead!!! :D I also LOOKED at different chocolate bars, but DIDN'T ... Wed, 27 Jun 2007 20:25:02 EST Tough Day! :( I'm making myself be real - right where I'm at. It's not pretty. I know I look at the world in a wrong way. It's so hard for me not to! Social phobia. I've dealt with it my entire life, and will continue to deal with it for the rest of my life, I'm sure. I don't want to, though. It's horrible. I haven't even gone out today! I just read in my kids' School's newsletter that they need help with Lunchtime Supervisors! I DID the job the year before last, and during that year, it kept my ... Wed, 6 Jun 2007 16:57:51 EST I'm Grateful today! :) I CAN'T BELIEVE that I'm now walking over 13,690 steps already!!! I didn't think it possible with how much trouble my ankles normally give me! In going on 3 different field trips for my kids' school, and trying to be ready for them, I've been walking a lot more than I thought I could! <BR> I was just noticing, too, that this was one of the things that I had said would be part of "my program" - and I'm DOING it! I'm ALSO doing the "allowing myself more vegetables and fruit"! <BR> Today wa... Mon, 4 Jun 2007 21:00:31 EST YIPPEE!! :D I got my first "Very Healthy" Rating on the Healthy Lifestyle Scale!!! <BR> I THINK that means that I had a pretty good day, all in all! LOL :D <BR> I rated a 20. :D <BR> Just a little bit above my calorie limit, but I had 2 fruit and 3 veggies, whereas before, I'd be lucky to get in any! <BR> Approx 8 hours of sleep. 12,800 steps today & 10 min on the Ski machine! <BR> 10 glasses of water, too! I think this was the first day I managed to break the 1000 calories burned for exercise! :D ... Mon, 28 May 2007 22:20:19 EST I survived the Field Trips!! I had two field trips to go on with my children. The first was last Thursday, the 17th. We went to the Toronto Zoo. I spent 7 HOURS on my feet!! Walked all day! The next day, it was ROUGH putting weight on my feet! But, I MADE IT!! The second trip was today. We went to the Water Festival. It was a shorter trip, and I took a chair to help the pressure not build in my ankles, but still managed to walk 6800 steps! :D <BR> I am now seeing, a slow descent on the scale! :D Instead of ju... Thu, 24 May 2007 16:32:37 EST Byebye 290!! PRAISE GOD!!! (Sorry, forgot to put this in earlier! - My public apology!) <BR> My friend's scale FINALLY moved!!! It was GREAT to see that!! 287.5 now! I was getting a little scared that all my efforts still weren't working! What a relief!! Now, to start dropping of the clothes due to gravity, and a shrinking waist/hips!! <BR> <BR> P.S. I think Spark really IS right about having to eat in the daily calorie allotment, and not under it!!! I also think my doctor is wrong, because he do... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:27:38 EST Man, oh man! :( I am so frustrated and confused!! I'm NOT going to let that stop me, though!! I HAVE to do this!! The doctor re-weighed me, and found I hadn't lost ANYTHING! I HAVE been trying! To help he put me on a "low-fat, low milk/cheese, low BREAD, low everything but veggies" I think! I'm afraid to eat! Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:13:59 EST Victories over ME today!! :) I had one of the HARDEST mornings in a LONG time! My whole life, I have dealt with fighting the fears within me. These fears almost kept me in my bed this morning, but I fessed up to my dear hubby, and prayed about them, and my hubby gave me a grand pep talk. I don't like to go out in public without my hubby. I had to go and take my kids to church alone. I hate that! I did it, though!! I obeyed and did the right thing! <BR> We went to the mall afterwards to meet Joe, my hubby, and had... Sun, 22 Apr 2007 20:45:58 EST GRRR! I hate when I do something I consider important, like having people help me take my base line measurements, and then loose the paper I wrote it on!! Not once, but TWICE!! Also, I can't find the measuring tape!! I'd have to use two right now, anyway! I know they have the printable one, but I'm not sure I have enough paper! <BR> I think hips were like 62 - 63 inches <BR> waist was like 53 <BR> bust was at first measurement 60, then 59?? I think I believe 60 more. <... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 20:22:25 EST Telling my Doctor about the Sparkpeople program today! He of course was very supportive, and thinks I should come see him just for checkpoints approximately every 2-ish weeks. He's got a small vacation here soon, though, so for the next one it's 3 weeks, but that should mean a little more progress for me!! :D <BR> I'm confused about what to note here, though. I don't know if I should go by the first scale I used, or the Doctor's scale....all in all, the EXACT number really doesn't matter as long as it continues in a downward slope/slant. I do ... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 15:06:14 EST First Journal Entry - Doctor Day Took the kids to get their eyes examined, and get blood and urine test done. They sold chocolate for school to a LOT of people!! <BR> I know I left before 1 pm, and we got back home after 4:30!! My ankles were DYING!! Oh burning sparks of pain from my left ankle with each step. I HATE walking, but it's one of the "easiest" exercises to do. I just can't do it THAT long!!! *shudders* Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:06:29 EST My First Day All in all, I think, a really good day. I found this site! I actually got in all 8 glasses of water!! (Not that fond of water-to me, it's tasteless.) Drinking that much was practically a miracle! Another good side effect of water...instant exercise - sprinting to the bathroom up the stairs!!! 11 steps in each flight. Don't have a timer. lol Wonder what my starting times were at 295 lbs??? lol <BR> At least I'm not a 300 lbs weakling. Just a 295 lb one! <BR> I don't have junk food i... Mon, 26 Mar 2007 23:28:43 EST