Monday, February 28, 2011

- week


LOL!  What I week I had!  I broke a tooth in half on rice had dental work done and gained and lost 5 pounds in one week.  First things first, on tuesday night I had an old filling decide it was time to leave this world, so it fell out of my molar and took out half the tooth with it.  I was so upset by this, it hurt and it was weird and all I could think of was that I was loosing all my teeth.  ( I am a bit dramatic) I went to the dentist the next day and they started the work on a crown but after getting halfway through they stopped.  Remember how I have told you guys that I burn through anesthesia pretty fast.....same thing here.  He could not give me anymore Novocaine and It was hurting me.  So he decided that I needed to be sedated for the rest of the work.  The next day after 2 hydrocodones, NyQuil and lots of funny gas the job was done and I am the proud owner of a temporary crown until the permanent one is complete.  I had a headache all weekend from the mouth pain so I didn't get online very much. 

Now about the 5 pounds gain and lost thing.  Since I broke my tooth on tuesday and had this huge hole for a couple of days I was unable to take my metformin and my gummy fiber chews.  You know what happened next, with out the metformin my weight loss stops and without the fiber my bowels stop.  I didn't poop all week.  Finally on friday I chewed some fiber up very carefully and by yesterday I lost 5 pounds.  (I don't think I need to tell you how that happened)  I am back at work and back to working out tonight.  I hope all of you had a better week than I did and I look forward to catching up on your blogs.

Week in evaluation:
1. Did not take my medication regularly.  This was not my fault since I had some issues.  I am back on the meds and just in time for my special monthly friend.

2.  I only worked out twice.  Yeah, it is hard to get a workout one with toothaches.  I will be back on that never ending elliptical run tonight.

3.  I did drink more water.  I did this mostly because it soothed the pain a little.  I hope to keep it up.

Praise to the scale gods I was able to lose a few ounces this week from last week.  Lets just hope it keeps up.

Friday, February 18, 2011

- week


Sigh..............  So it seems that my body is perfectly content to be all around the 50 lb mark but not actually want to commit to it.  I guess it has some issues with change and would rather stay in the 300 numbers that it has been at for 7 years.  I, however, would really apprieciate it if it would acknowledge the 5 times a week work outs and proper eating that I have been doing and move on.  I don't want to sound like a moaning myrtle by any means but I wish my body would lose more than a pound in three weeks when I am doing what I need to in order to lose weight.  I could understand if I wasn't working out or if I was eating crap all of the time but no, my body just wants to be a poophead and hold on to what it has.   I will just continue to do what I have been doing and just hope for the best.  I will say that I can not wait until I am low enough that the PCOS is not such a huge issue in weightloss. 

Week in evaluation:

1.  I have to say I am doing really well in the workout area.  Even with a sinus infection I still made myself workout.  I aim for 5 times a week and I have already hit that for the week.  I have just decided that when I least want to workout is when I need it the most.  I am trying to condition myself into wanting to workout and needing it for my personal thinking and meditation time.  I am going to get there just as soon as I can stop my brain from counting down every second I am moving so that I can stop.  LOL, it seems that I might have a ways to go before I enjoy cardio.  I do, however, really love weights!

2.  I am doing better with water but am only getting 40 oz in a day.  I need to up this by 20 oz.  That is my new goal.

3.  I think I am ready to add crunches back into my mix.  I was doing them everyday for a couple of weeks but about two weeks ago near the end of a set I felt a huge pain in my port (abby is its name) area and it wa sore for...well.....until a few days ago.  I was afraid that I flipped my port but I have no way of checking it until my next fill.  Have any of you had this pain or issue?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sneaky husband!

About a week ago I was getting ready for church and my husband asked me to sit down and let him take a picture.  I thought he was just being silly so I just plopped down and made a face while he took it.  Later he showed me what he was doing and I wish I had made a nicer and less "we are in a hurry" look.  I happened to be wearing an exact same outfit that I had worn when he took a picture of me right before I started my plan to lose weight.  In the picture I was sitting down and my son was showing me how to shoot his bow.  I was sitting because he is 9 and the target was really low.  Well, I hated the pic and didn't know that my husband had kept it.  He remembered the picture on his phone and decided to take one of me 45 lbs lighter in the same outfit, once again sitting down. 

6 months ago

2 weeks ago

Now, I don't know if you guys can tell a difference but I can.  No one ever looks thinner sitting down but in the second pic I can see that my Belly is smaller, my arms are smaller and the clothes fit.  Before I started losing weight the skirt was tight and I had to roll it up a bit at the waist so that the wider part was over my hips.  The skirt is now a little big for me. The shirt used to be stretched so much that it barely covered my belly button but now it is a loose and looks nice on me.  Like most fat girl clothes they all stretch and so if you gain weight they just stretch with you and just look shorter and less appealing.  I am happy that all my stretched out clothes are now fitting loose and that my husband was sweet enough to take these comparison shots for me.  You see, I might be the type of bandster that complains about how even though she has lost 50 pounds it is not noticeable.  LOL!  I guess he wanted to prove me a little wrong.  Also, I got some new clothes this weekend and I guess since I am wearing clothes that are not baggy on me people keep asking me if I am losing weight.  Goes to show you that the baggier the clothing does not mean the smaller you look. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

= week


No this is not a repost of last weeks even though once again I was snowed into my house and unable to post and am at the same wait as well.  I am sorry for the lack of posts but it seems that everytime I am snowed in my husband takes the computer to work with him.  I am going to have to talk to him about that!  Anyway, I don't know how I did it but somehow I managed to keep my wait the same after a week of my period and, to be perfectly honest with everyone, after a few snow days with some not so perfect food choices.  I am still kicking myself a bit over the cheetos and cupcake but I have said this time and time again.  I am in this for the long haul and I know that there will be times when I eat food that is not the best choice but I also know that it is up to me how much and how often that is.  It is really odd the way I look at food now, I no longer eat something because it is there but think about if I really want it or not and what my accountability will be if I eat it.  Now to just get 2 pounds off so I can be below 300!!!!!  Guess it is time to hit the elliptical!

Week in evaluation:

1.  My water intake is up!  Mainly because of a sinus infection and the water helps my sore throat, but I will take it!

2.  I am starting to notice changes in my cycle.  I used to start cramping a week before my period and keep cramping until after it was over but the past two periods I didn't start cramping until the day before and only for the first day or so of the period.  I hope this is a promise of PCOS things that will go away with weight loss.

3.  I went shopping for some goal items this weekend and bought a few 2x shirts without trying them on.  I got home and my husband told me to see how close I am to fitting in them and they fit!  Not as loose as I usually wear my shirts but well enough that I can wear them and not feel fat either.  A very nice ending to the week.  When I started this blog I was in a 4x and now I am in a 2x.  Works for me!

BTW- I will post some pics this week.

Monday, February 7, 2011

- Week


I am still moving down on the scale and that is a great thing!  I am a little nervous about next week since it will be my special time of the month but hopefully any damage will be small.  I am a little late on the weigh in but that is because we were unexpectedly blanketed with snow last friday and I have been at home with the kids since then.  I am so close to my first mini goal that I can barely stand it and it is taking all my will power not to get on the scale everyday to see how I am doing. I have to limit myself or it starts to dictate my moods and what I eat.  So I am a once a week weigh in type of girl. 

Week in evaluation:
1.  Getting better at the whole water thing.  I noticed that I am able to handle more water in the evenings than the mornings so I have adjusted my drinking schedule. 

2.  I discovered that if I eat it really slowly then I can have a piece of turkey sausage for breakfast in the mornings.  This is helpful and also keeps me full until lunch.  I was having a problem with the shakes not keeping me full for as long as solid food does.

3.  Pushing myself harder- I need to get better at pushing myself harder during workouts.  It is so easy to convince myself that once I hit a certain time I can get off instead of going just a little longer to extend the time I am doing cardio.  I am going to start working on that. 

4.  I am getting better at slowing down while I eat but it is still a task that I have to focus on.  I am hoping that over time it will become a more natural thing to chew, take small bites and wait between bites.  That has to be the most frustrating thing so far.

Overall, I am still doing pretty well since the second fill.  I have lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and even though that kind of loss doesn't last long it was still a great leap off of that plateau that I was stuck on for so long.  I am hoping to keep a 1-2 lbs weekly loss.  I just hope that my period agrees with me.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ever have one of those days

I woke up this morning and something felt different, that is how I knew it was going to be one of those days.  I have been dealing with the worst fate of luck today, actually it started yesterday when I got a ticket for running a YELLOW light.  That's right, a yellow light.  It has just spiraled out of control since then.  I am hoping that after 24 hours it will grow bored with screwing up my day and move on to the next victim.  One good thing has come out of it.  I am not turning to brownies to make this better.  In fact I was so mad last night that I went over my set time on the elliptical and have not had even a temptation to snack.  I know that might sound odd for anyone who has never been an emotional lazy eater but I was surprised.  I am continuing to find out new ways that I am changing.  I am turning to different things when I am emotional now and even using that feeling to motivate me.  It wasn't that long ago that I would have sat on my couch in self pity and ate a pan of brownies without even baking them (well, not the whole pan).  So, even though my day has been crappy I have had a great NSV out of it and I hope my bad luck doesn't stop and visit any of you.  Have a great night and Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Product of the week- Fiber Gummies

Last week I complained about some bowel issues that I have been having and decided to take matters into my own hands.  I knew I would not be able to swallow the regular fiber capsules.  (can't even swallow my regular meds without a splitter) and I knew with all my heart I would hate the chewable Tums like ones.  (texture issues)  so I was in search of a gummy one.  My husband found them first and I was excited.  Finally, a miracle great enough to move bowels mountains!  I have been using them I take 2-3 everyday and was very shocked at how they tasted.  It is just like eating a Dot, you know, those little gum drops that you get at halloween.  I have to say I am now pooping a bit more regularly and to be honest don't mind the candy like taste.  They are 15 calories for 2 but I figure I might burn that off in the bathroom trip.  I hope this post wasn't to much for you and that you all have a great day!