Saturday, February 15, 2014

Let's pretend that didn't happen...

Logging in for the first time in a year and there is my last post, a virtual high-five to myself. Well...2013 was an interesting year. Some good and some bad. Roller coaster to be honest. I did whatever, whenever. We will call it a growing experience, literally. I discovered a new hangout and many new friends...many new drinks and a few more pounds. So... Here we go. Getting this derailed train back on track

Using a new iPad app but you get the idea. I am up 30 lbs.  My first and most immediate goal is to stop the drinking. Pretty sure I drank a liter of whiskey in 4 days. Yep. I went for a year with very little alcohol...I can do this. Next, drink more water. I'm parched. 

Weight goals? I would like to be feeling closer to "myself" by May 1. I've a wedding to attend and hope to connect with friends old and new.  I can do this. Probably shouldn't put a number on the goal, but that number is 190. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Hi All...

Seems that the better I am doing with my actual weight-loss the worse I am doing at the blogging.  I am very very pleased to let you all know (for those who don't know me in person) that I have continued to do well and have lost 90 LBS since Jan of 2012!!!!  That is fantastic, and I am very pleased with my progress.  Still working Medifast as best I is a challenge and perhaps a bit "weird" to the folks around me ... but it is working and for that I feel blessed.

What is coming up for 2013?  I need to dedicate myself to a better overall healthy lifestyle.  My focus has been more on the diet aspect than fitness and that needs to change.  Yesterday I ordered 2 new swimsuits and am committing to swimming at least twice a week after work for the near future. 

I don't have a really good or super current picture, but this was taken maybe a month or so ago, so still accurate. 

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2013!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Progress Pic Update


I am now down about 60-65 lbs from when I started so I thought I would update my pic to show the progress. 
Sorry about the pics being taken in the ladies mirror!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Going Strong

I am still doing well on the Medifast plan!  So far I am down 60 since Feb/March!!!  Feeling great.  Looking better. Very exciting. 

I do Medifast but not exactly to the degree that is intended.  I really don't do much more than count calories and track anything that might be a condiment or healthy fat.  If i have 3 packets of spenda and a dash of spice... i am not really going to count them.  If I have a tablespoon of 1 carb catsup ... I dont really care.  If I am hungry and decide to have a wedge or 2 of Laughing Cow cheese ... well... its just 70 more calories added to the list.   I do try and eat the 5 meals ( guilty of doing 4 frequently) and protein (guilty of skipping greens all together). If I am out and not measuring my veggies and protein I just try and eat low carb and lowish fat.  Regular cheese is just fine if that is all that's on the salad bar.

My method ... works well enough that I haven't veered beyond that.  Three amazing vacations (San Francisco, Outer Banks, St Pete Beach FL) and I have taken my Medifast meals with me.  Not really all that challenging.  For whatever reason I have not had any serious cravings.  Odd actually...I almost feel broken.  Even after doing things that MAKE you hungry ... no cravings or munchy attacks. 

I see myself on this plan about 3 more months.  Thanksgiving will be off plan.  For an entire 4 day weekend.  My hope is I stay true to my promise to not eat dessert or sugary foods.  I wont be on plan, but if I am going to eat carbs, i want it to be with food that is non-sweet.  Sweets are like crack for me.  I can give or take bread.  Not sure if i will be ready to hop back on the wagon or if i would take a break over the holidays.  I hope I get back on the wagon, but being realistic part of me wants to just take the season off in the hopes that I would be reasonable, stay away from sweets, and then get back into the swing of thing in Jan.  Of course if I swear off sweets there is really no reason NOT to go back on until actual Christmas dinner.  The only reason to go off the diet would be to eat my weight in cookies!!!  So there, I just talked myself into to being a good girl!