Hoping I am permanently in Onederland!
Jan 12, 2009Well...I have not done as well as I hoped I would do over the last couple months. I wasn't even close to my 195 goal. I was 208.5 on 11/14 and my weight has yoyo'd since then. I was down to 202 when I went to a conference the first wk of Dec. I was apprehensive on how that would go & extremely happy on my return when the scales showed 198. Before I knew it I was 210. I noted I was holding water (ankles & feet swollen) thus started drinking more water and on Monday after Christmas I was back down to 199 after getting a 24 hr flu. THEN back up to 207-208 after New Years Day. I made myself sit back & check what I was doing differently. I noted that I hadn't exercised much between 9/13 and 11/14. I made that a priority after my last appt, purchased the recumbent bike I had been looking fwd to buying. Since it's purchase, I ride it everyday for at least 15 min in the morning and then had been riding it an add'l 30-40 min 4 times a wk along with working out with my weights/band. So I had been good on that front. BUT...I noted that I have been eating quite a few soft protein items, thus I would be hungry quicker/eat more sooner. I also was guilty of indulging in a few candies/cookies & even a small piece of pie on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Another thing I noted.. I had never been one to eat refried beans & I made a "to die for" dip for a small get together & when there was some left, I ate a dish of it for lunch & dinner for a couple days. I counted the protein but neglected to count it as carbs as well. Soo...I adjusted my eating. Ate mostly solid proteins, watched my carbs closely and by Friday's (1/9) appt, I was back down to 201. How I would have liked to have been below 200. How I hate that I feel like I lost the same 7-10 lbs 3 times! I discussed my behavior with Erin/Nut & some with Dr Curry and feel good that I am now finally back on the right track with both food & exercise. Since Fri (now Mon), I was on liquids 24hrs, mushies /soft 24 hrs & since have been eating correctly. This morning with heavy jeans on I weighed 198.6 thus I am hopefull that I am permanently in Onederland! We scheduled my next appt for 3/27 (11 wks) and I am hoping to be in the 180's by that appt. Wish me luck!
Aug 16, 2007