Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 26 - Wow, that's a long time!

So, I guess I have been on the Dukan Diet for six months now. That seems so amazing. It seems like I was just telling my family that I was going to try this crazy diet for a month and now it's been six months. As of today, I am down 70 pounds. I was 231 this morning and had lost another 3 pounds. That is the most I have lost in awhile so maybe the apple did the trick, or maybe not.. I now know that it probably didn't hurt me. I will probably have a piece of fruit once a month just because I think it is healthy for the body and it didn't give me any negative side effects.

In six months
*I have lost 70 pounds (2 3/4 lbs a week)
*Gone down 4 sizes in clothing
*Gotten off one high blood pressure pill
*Lowered my cholesterol
*Have more energy
*Have better self-esteem
*Been able to do things easier and better

Has it been worth it? I have had to say no to a lot of the foods I would like to eat. But as of today I am not upset about not having them. I don't even remember everything I said no to. At the time it was hard, but so very worth it. I can't wait to be normal weight and God willing, I will have a much longer, healthier life to enjoy my family with.

Looking forward to the next six months.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A strange occurrence

There is a strange occurrence that has been happening lately. I noticed it the first time on Sunday when we were at the beach, and I assumed if must be a fluke thing. But then it happened a few days later when I went to get the mail. And then again today when the dog was heaving. I am not sure what is causing it or if it will continue to happen, since it hasn't happened in many years. Are you wondering what it is? Well, I have been jogging, a slow jog, but a jog still the same. It surprises me every time my body does it, but it hasn't killed me yet.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I cheated - on purpose!

I had an apple a couple days ago! :o I have been losing really slowly. It seems like the last few months I keep playing with the same few pounds going up and down. I researched how to break stalls and a lot of the suggestions were to go off diet for a day. I was too scared to do that so I had an apple. I have been wanting fruit since I started this diet. I thought about it for several hours before I was brave enough (I have a fear if I deviate from the diet that I will totally lose control). I sliced it into thin slices and took a bite. My thought was, "yep, that's what an apple tastes like, it's sweet and juicy". "hmm, it's just an apple". I was totally surprised that I wasn't excited about it or anything, it was no different than eating a piece of meat or zucchini. I think this diet has actually changed my thoughts about food! Praise the Lord!!! I think I am getting healed from this addiction to food.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Week 25

Wow, it's hard to believe how long I have been on this diet and been able to stick to it. Today when I weighed I was at 234.1. Things are still coming off slow. But, I guess that slow is better than not at all, or even gaining. It doesn't look as if I will meet my goal of halfway by my birthday. I am going to try and do more on the elliptical so there is still a chance.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The elliptical whooped me!

Wow! I am so out of shape! I could only (or was only willing) to do 10 minutes on that thing. I had sweat pouring off of me like I had never had. I have gotten on it 4 times since I got it for 10 minutes each time. I am hoping to up my time next week. It works though! I got on the scales and was back down to 234. I ordered the Jillian Michaels Lose Weight workout to use with it. I am sure it will be hard for me even though it's only level 1. I hope it arrives soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

What happened?!?!?

Okay, I got on the scale this morning and it said 242. What happened?!?!? I did several all protein days and didn't deviate from the diet, and even exercised some. Six pounds gained - something is not right. This weekend I had sucralose and didn't drink my water could that have caused it? I could see several pounds - but not six! I am getting really frustrated with this ol' body.

On the upside of things, I was able to find an elliptical on craigslist this weekend. I used it this morning and it whooped me! I was only able to stay on it 10 minutes and at that point I had sweat pouring off of me. I am hoping this is what I need to get the weight coming off again.

Monday, October 3, 2011

PP days are what it takes

I got on the scales today and I was at 235.1. I guess I needed to do things the way I should do them and not the way I wanted to do them! That's 4 pounds for this week! I am so thankful that the scales are moving in the right direction again. I need to lose 10 more pounds to be at the halfway point. I would love to be there for my birthday which is on the 28th. I think at this point I should be able to reach that goal.

Things are probably going to get more hectic with my life. I have been asked to do my caregiver job 5 days a week instead of just 3. I am already stressed with the 3 but after praying about it, I feel that God put us on earth to be servants to one another and right now He is asking me to serve them. My family has said that they will help out at home more so hopefully it will work. I spent the weekend spring cleaning so things would be easier to keep up on. I only have a few more rooms to go. It sure feels good to have everything clean and in it's place.