Thursday, April 12, 2012

Changing Things Up

Wow, I have been gone from my blog for a very long time. Things got really frustrating with the weight loss and I was having a bad attitude. It turns out that my doctor should have never put me on the thyroid meds. It caused my insomnia and all the weight I lost on it (about 10 lbs) came right back on. In fact, it slowed my metabolism way down and I didn't lose any weight for months. Then in the month of March I got so frustrated (and had a lot of stress) that I basically binged my way through the month. I got on the scale on Monday and was up to 235. That scared me really bad, I don't want to gain back all that I have worked so hard to lose. I am back at it but I am doing it the old fashion way this time - counting calories. I bought myself a BodyMedia Fit. I absolutely love it! It keeps track of how many calories I burn, steps I take, calories I eat, moderate and vigorous exercise, etc. It has really encourage me to exercise. At any point during the day I can look at it and see how much more I need to do to reach my goal. My goal at this point is to have a 1000 calorie deficit each day so I will lose an average of two pounds a week. As of today I am down 4 lbs. so I know it is working. I'm not going to give up!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Survived the Holidays

Well I made it through the holidays and stayed on my program. I am still not losing weight. The weight I lost with the thyroid pill came back. I ended up not continuing with the pill since it was no longer effective and my insomnia started at that time. I am still not sleeping or losing weight unfortunately. This is getting frustrating....

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Thyroid Pill

Last month my naturopath took me off of my thyroid pill. Two weeks later I got insomnia, so he put me back on a different one. The new pill works great! I still can't sleep though, which is a big bummer. I don't know if it's related to the thyroid, my age, weight loss, or stress. I've had a lot of stress lately. The lady I took care of passed away. My mom has been diagnosed with cancer, again. My daughters work situation is dangerous right now. Then we have the issue that can't be discussed. I have a lot on my brain and don't know how to turn it off. I have tried everything from herbal concoctions to prescription pills and nothing works. So, I pray. I guess that someone I love must need a lot of prayer right now.

We went riding quads over the weekend, and had a lot of fun. When I got home and on the scale it read 216.4. That means I lost 8 pounds this week!!! Pretty amazing and exciting after such slow progress I have had the last few months. This brings my weight loss total to 85 pounds. That is more than my Mary weighed. I have lost a small person at this point.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Survived Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year was extra special because it was my daughter's 20th birthday. She is an absolutely wonderful, godly young lady that I am very proud of.

I didn't have any trouble sticking to the diet over this holiday. I made non fat gravy and oatbran bread stuffing with sausage in it. Yummy!! I think I will have to do that more often and not wait for Thanksgiving. My family even liked it as well as their stuffing. I was dreading a eating holiday, but it wasn't a problem at all. Amazing! I even lost weight this week and am at 224.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back on Dukan again

Well I went up a pound on the other diet, and the cravings were getting stronger day by day. I didn't wait for Thanksgiving to switch. It was nice to have a break and eat some fruit but I think the Dukan is the only way for me at this point. I still haven't cheated on either diet but I sure was tempted on the lo-cal one! I was worried that it was going to be hard to switch back to Dukan, but it was quite easy and almost a relief to be back doing what I know best at this point. I lost the pound I gained so I am still at 226.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's working and it got me to halfway!

Praise the Lord! The change up worked. My daughter is so smart! I am now at 226. I have officially lost 75 lbs and am halfway to my weight loss goal! So very exciting. I am going to continue it until Thanksgiving and then I think that I will go back to the Dukan diet. It is such a nice break from 6 months of eating meat and veggies, I actually get to eat fruit several times a day and some grain products. I feel like I am cheating because it is such a treat after not having any for so long. I do notice that I feel hungry more often even though I can eat as many veggies off the list as I want. I am having a few cravings but I am not sure if that is pms stuff or carb related. I have been able to keep a handle on it though.

Everyone is noticing now and all the time. It is so encouraging to hear them tell me how great I look and how proud they are of me and to keep up the good work. It is very helpful on days that it gets discouraging.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Something new

My daughter gave me a suggestion and since she is a wise young women I am going to take her advice. I have been contemplating this since she suggested it on Thursday. But, frankly, I am very fearful to do something different than what had been working. I am afraid that I will lose control and go back to eating anything and everything all the time. I finally decided to take the plunge and I am going to try it. It is the Rotation Diet. For 3 days you eat 600 calories, next 4 days 900 calories, than a week of 1200 calories. Than you repeat the first week. I am going to try it for a week and see if the weight will start moving again. You have a menu you follow. It is almost the opposite of the Dukan diet so it might trick my body. I will report back to what happens.