It's Been a While...
So I see I haven't been very active here for... months. Well, I haven't stopped losing weight or exercising, or any of that. Life has just been terribly busy. I had a lot of travel to visit various family members, and finally my summer is starti... Read more
Blood sugar and body issues
I have lost 100 pounds so far now, and I'm at a healthy weight, with a body fat percentage that's on the high end of the "athletic" category... but my belly still looks atrocious to me; there are a few inches of fat still left to lose there. I h... Read more
The Truth About Loose Skin
I've been concerned about my loose skin, particularly on my belly, and whether or not it will ever go away, no matter what I do, and so on. About half of the information I found said, that no, it will never go away. The other half said core stre... Read more
So the stomach pains have finally been figured out, after much testing, and I have an ulcer. This is actually pretty good news as that's rather easily treatable. I also found that, in addition to numerous other problems with my spine (which I al... Read more
So, my bronchitis is cleared up. The steroid inhaler & eating maintenance calories helped. However, a couple nights ago I suddenly had unexplained pain in my stomach. I ended up going to the ER because it hurt so badly. The ER doctors had no ide... Read more
Well, the plateau is not only continuing, but I'm gaining weight. I'm not sure why, but I am. My doctor told me I need to go to calories necessary to maintain my weight for a while as my body gets over a rather nasty bout of bronchitis which ser... Read more
Well, I've been staying around the same weight for about a month now. I am still eating at a calorie deficit, and still exercising regularly. I didn't change a thing, except to decrease my daily calorie allowance as I lost weight. My weight tick... Read more
New Year Resolutions?
I've never been the type to make New Year resolutions. This is because I've always felt that no one ever keeps them. I don't see the point of making a promise to myself that I don't even intend to keep. Beyond that, I've found that writing out S... Read more
I'm very excited about my Christmas gifts, which will help me continue toward my fitness goals. I got a wonderful scale which is much more accurate than my previous scale, and also measures body fat percentage, bone mass, and hydration levels. I... Read more
Back To Where I Left Off
So, lately I've been dropping weight pretty quickly. I can only assume it's because I've been pretty good about my water intake, and been getting plenty of potassium while watching my sodium intake (in other words, the last four pounds or so I l... Read more
Oh, hi there!
I just came to the realization that I haven't posted anything on this blog in over a month. School does so often get in the way, and now the holidays on top of it. I'm feeling very excited because, despite the holidays being around, and all the ... Read more
Another Victory Along the Way
So, I went to my doctor a few days ago, and she checked my A1C levels (for those unfamiliar that's a long-term look at your blood glucose levels) & I'm no longer showing spikes (ie, my risk for becoming diabetic is now much lower, thanks to my l... Read more
Nothing fits anymore, & I don't mind at all!
That's a big ol' bag of clothes which are now way too big for me to wear anymore. Also, the bag is from Lane Bryant, a store at which I can no longer shop because I'm too ... Read more
First of all, I want to thank everyone who posted encouraging comments on my last blog. I'm touched by how many people offered a kind word to me. In the end it is something I have to work through this with my therapist (and I am). I am leaving t... Read more
...And Depression Rears Its Ugly Head
I was plugging along, doing just fine, then someone said something hurtful to me, and now I'm finding it difficult to simply leave the house (it doesn't help that my next door neighbor is the one who did this, and fear of more confrontation is k... Read more