5 Months out and 75 pounds down!

Aug 05, 2009

WOW is all I have to say.  I'm down 75 pounds and have never felt better.  I've had some bumps along the road but who doesn't?  For the most part, this has been the most effortless shot at losing weight I have ever had.  Things feel so natural for me now - heck, MOVING feels natural for me now! 

This past month I lost 6 pounds.  I am starting to get annoyed at how slow things are coming off but I know logically I need to quit doing this to myself.  I also know that putting the scale away would help but I can't do it!  I weigh every morning just HOPING for a new number!  Strange how that dang scale can start off your day on either foot.

I've started on a good probiotic at the urging of some wonderful vets and I THINK things are going better for me.  I am starting back on the protein shakes daily, once I receive them in the mail.  I think these will help me....if with nothing else, then peace of mind.  I'm still walking at work but haven't started "working out" per se.  I plan to add that to my 'routine' in the very near future as we bought a GREAT piece of equipment that I can't wait to start using!

I'm still really tired in the afternoons and usually nap.  My surgeon has postponed my next follow up yet again so I am not sure when I will finally have my labs done.  I may just go ahead and get a list and have it done here locally instead of waiting.

Life has been good.  I have been so busy but my DS lifestyle has been very doable.  YES, I still have to eat pretty often to keep my tummy happy.  My husband says I am eating ALL the time.  The downside is that I keep trying to shove my 'leftovers' at him...not smart!  He says he's going to get as big as a house while I shrink away.  I am about one size and 30 pounds away from where I was when I first met him so that is kinda my mental goal right now.  I would soooo love to hit it by Christmas but I don't know that it's going to happen.  I haven't been SUPER low-carbing it but I have definitely kept myself  in line on the carbs.  I am very mindful of what I am eaiting and it's so nice to not just sit and eat without thinking about it......not just stuffing myself full for no good reason.  Eating is like a duty now LOL

I officially hate my arms at this point and expect they will become more and more of a problem as the rest of my body continues ftting into smaller 'regular' clothes.  I am still losing hair and my acne is kicking into overdrive, but these are all things I can deal with.  I'm trading these things for finally ALMOST having a waist again....being able to buy clothes in regular stores and not having to look at plus size all the time (I'm on the border) and being able to wear my strappy sandles/wedges again.  I'll take it!

Anyway, that's all I will say.  I am happy and that's what matters!  My husband says he's proud of me nearly every day.  I was laid off from my job but I have found a new one that I start in September, most likely.  I can't ask for anything more.  


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