Saturday, July 30, 2011

I am so excited, someone finally noticed that I have lost weight! It took over 45 pounds to be lost - but they noticed. My friend came over last night for a BBQ and when we were alone she said that she noticed that I had lost a lot of weight. I told her thanks for noticing. This make us for all the frustrations I have had on this journey lately. She made my day!

After this, I am going to be brave and post a few photos (I don't know how long I will leave them up). The first is me at the start and then second is when I had lost 25% of what I want to lose. I have since then lost an additional 8 pounds. I still look at my before picture (and even current one) and am so appalled at what I let myself become.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No more dairy - what am I going to do?!?!?

I finally went to a naturopath to try and get better. It seems to be helping. He took me off of dairy today though! I spent the day having a big pity party for myself, and bawled all morning. Why does food or not being able to have food have such an affect on me? Why is it so important to me that I would actually cry? When I was driving home I was so tempted to pull into every fast food place I passed. I figured why not, I am a lost cause now. But then I prayed for strength and kept going. It has been a hard day. I have been wondering how I am going to stay on this diet and not have dairy. I already can't have eggs. That means only meat on protein only days. I don't think that will work. What am I to do?!?!

Post edited: Later t0day as I was bawling to my daughter that I couldn't have dairy now, she suggested that I try eating veggies every day with my protein and see if it will work. I am so glad I raised such a smart girl! I am going to give it a try and see what happens.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week 13

The steroids must have left my body because the scale is going back down. I am now at 258. Still coughing though.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week 12

I don't like these steroids. I am up 4 pounds and weigh 262.3. It is so frustrating to work so hard at something to have it waylaid because you had a reaction to a shot you didn't need. I am still feeling horrible and only get a few hours sleep at night due to coughing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pertussis and steroids

I went to the doctor for a physical and got a DPT shot and had an allergic reaction. Needless to say the shot that was supposed to help me be healthy has made me dreadfully sick. I have pertussis (whooping cough). The doctor put me on steroids to help me get over it. I tried to talk her out of it because I heard that it will make you gain weight. We will see.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week 11

A little more of a loss this week. I am now at 258.6.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

Today is the day for my 10 week report. I am at 263.2 which means I have lost 8 pounds (an amazing amount for me) this week and 38 pounds since starting this new way of life. So, as we celebrate our countries independence I am celebrating that I am now independent from those 38 pounds. I also am celebrating the freedom from uncontrollable cravings, one of my blood pressure pills, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, feeling hopeless, being constantly tired, etc. As of yesterday I am officially 25% of the way done with my weight loss goal. It is amazing how 10 weeks can make such a difference in my life and how I feel. I am excited to see how the next 10 weeks change my life.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Could it be the yogurt?

The scale has moved down every day this week. Today I was 264.1, that means I have lost 6 pounds since Monday. The only thing I can think I have done differently was to add yogurt back in my diet. I couldn't stomach it for awhile and started eating it again this week. I got some flavor drops from Capellas and the peanut butter one makes yogurt very yummy. It taste like peanut butter pudding. I have eaten probably 3 -4 yogurts a day lately. That and I am making sure that I don't eat anymore products with sucralose in them. Whatever is causing it, I am very happy!!!