Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What a difference a day makes...

Okay, so you may have noticed that I was a bit cranky yesterday, I have since gotten over it. Yesterday was a good day ... lots of water, more calories/shakes than I have had in a while ... and thank god, the scale reflected it when I officially got on the Wii.

For the first time in 2 years I saw a weight in the 250s! I think the last time I weighed in the 250's I was just getting back from Italy. I must have lost 5ish pounds in Italy (thanks to all the walking). It was all uphill from there. When I went to Italy I still had the very functionally restrictive (but infected) lapband. With the band I was unable to eat anything for breakfast (I missed out on ALL of that Nutella ... sad), not much for lunch ... and a bit more for dinner. Fortunately there were no issues with wine or gelato. To be honest I am certain that wine and gelato were the main reasons for going to Italy, oh, that and Florence art and Pompeii ruins! Priorities.

While traveling with my dear friend in Italy, we would of course go out to eat ... I would order what I wished I could eat ... I wouldn't actually be able to eat it...spend the next 20 mins spitting (if you have a lapband or a friend with one, you know what I am talking about) ... and my friend would finish the meal. That was what we did for 2 weeks. I managed to lose, she managed to find what I lost (my fault).

We are travelling again together, this time to Hawaii. The band is no more, so I plan on eating what I order this time! Hopefully I will have the good sense about me not to eat the worst things possible ... and still do a lot of walking. I have no delusions of losing weight while in Hawaii :)

Goals for today:
  1. Water Water Water
  2. try and get in more shakes, more calories
  3. get my ass off the sofa (i had pulled a muscle in my abdomen somehow, so have taken it easy the last couple of days .. walking upright was a challenge)
Officially I have hit the 20 lbs mark!!! Sorry for the blinking, I just had to do it!


Gail said...

That's awesome, Allison!!

DJ said...

I love my wii too - you've reminded me that I need to get on the fit and see how much of a loss it shows since the last time I used it.. keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I've done the HMR program and it does work...so keep at it. I lost 80 pounds at the same time Oprah was on OptiFast and got into those size 10 jeans...I celebrated with her. All these many years later, I'm not in my size fours anymore, but in good, middle aged, physical condition. Do you have the calorie burn chart? I'm trying to figure out how many calories a 150 pound person burns swimming one regulation lap. Anyway...good luck...it can be done...and you'll feel so much better...physically, mentally, psychologically!

Sara said...

How are you, Allison? I've been really bad, but I'm ready to get back on track... Ugh!! Sara