Weekly Weigh-In 6-18-2018 6-19-2018

Hey, ya’ll!!! How was your weekend??? I hope you all had a great one. I’m only one day late this week (ok, it’s officially Wednesday now, so I guess I’m two days late) so that’s better than last week, huh??? I just keep surprising myself with this weight loss thing. But it’s been a wonderful surprise (most weeks). Another good week.

2018-06-18 Weight 2

Weight 6-18-2018

My first thought when this happened??? “Man, I am so close to breaking the 160 level.” Well, I had a doctor appointment today and guess what my weight was—159.2. YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that was fully dressed with my tennis shoes on. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t worried about stepping on those scales. Anyhoo, here are the stats:

Monday 6-18-2018           160.8     -1.4 pounds        Total loss     27.4 pounds

Monday 6-11-2018           162.2     -0.6 pounds        Total loss      26 pounds

Monday 6-4-2018             162.8     -2.2 pounds        Total loss      25.4 pounds

Monday 5-28-2018           165.0     -2.0 pounds        Total loss      23.2 pounds

Monday 5-21-2018           167.0     -1.4 pounds        Total loss      21.2 pounds

Monday 5-14-2018           168.4     -0.6 pounds        Total loss      19.8 pounds

Monday 5-7-2018             169.0     -1.8 pounds        Total loss       19.2 pounds

Monday 4-30-2018           170.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss       17.4 pounds

Monday 4-23-2018           172.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss       16.2 pounds

Monday 4-16-2018           171.6     -1.6 pounds        Total loss       16.6 pounds

Monday 4-9-2018             173.2     -2.6 pounds        Total loss       15 pounds

Monday 4-2-2018             175.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss       12.4 pounds

Monday 3-26-2018           177.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss        11.2 pounds

Monday 3-19-2018           176.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss        11.6 pounds

Monday 3-12-2018           179.0     -2.6 pounds        Total loss        9.2 pounds

Monday 3-5-2018             181.6     -0.6 pounds        Total loss        6.6 pounds

Monday 2-26-2018           182.2     +1.0 pounds       Total loss         6.0 pounds

Monday 2-19-2018           181.2     -2.2 pounds        Total loss        7.0 pounds

Monday 2-12-2018           183.4     No change          Total loss        4.8 pounds

Monday 2-5-2018             183.4     No change          Total loss        4.8 pounds

Monday 1-29-2018          183.4     -1.0 pounds        Total loss        4.8 pounds

Monday 1-22-2018          184.4     +0.8 pounds       Total loss        3.8 pounds

Monday 1-15-2018           183.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss        4.6 pounds

Monday 1-8-2018            186.0     -2.2 pounds        Total loss        2.2 pounds

Monday 1-1-2018             188.2

Remember back in February, when I was stuck at 183.4 for three weeks??? I thought I’d never get anywhere with this endeavor, but look at me now. Over 27 pounds less of me and I’m really doing it. Unbelievable. I’m running out of clothes that halfway fit. I even need new undies, lol.

I still have about 10 pounds to go to get to my goal. And for the first time now, I’m stating my new goal—to aim for 130 by the end of the year. That will be my ultimate goal for loss. After that, it’ll be maintaining—often the hardest part. But I figure if I keep doing my food charts and keep walking and exercising, I’ll be able to do this too.

Well, it’s well after my bedtime, so I’m gonna get off this ole puter and put it between the sheets. Hope you’re all doing well with your goals and I know that you’ll reach them if you just try hard enough. It may not be easy, but it’ll be worth all the hard work in the end. Good night all. Take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

 

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Weekly Weigh-In 6-11-2018 6-16-2018

Hey, ya’ll!!! Yes, I know, I’m almost a week late. But it’s been one more week around here. Along with trying to keep up my walking at least (I didn’t make it to the gym once this week), I had two doctor appointments, five mystery shops, and my debit card got hacked. So it’s been run, run, run all week. Anyhoo, I did weigh in on Monday, so here we go.

2018-6-11 Weight

6-11-2018 Weight

And the stats:

Monday 6-11-2018           162.2     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             26 pounds

Monday 6-4-2018             162.8     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             25.4 pounds

Monday 5-28-2018           165.0     -2.0 pounds        Total loss             23.2 pounds

Monday 5-21-2018           167.0     -1.4 pounds        Total loss             21.2 pounds

Monday 5-14-2018           168.4     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             19.8 pounds

Monday 5-7-2018             169.0     -1.8 pounds        Total loss             19.2 pounds

Monday 4-30-2018           170.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             17.4 pounds

Monday 4-23-2018           172.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             16.2 pounds

Monday 4-16-2018           171.6     -1.6 pounds        Total loss             16.6 pounds

Monday 4-9-2018             173.2     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             15 pounds

Monday 4-2-2018             175.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             12.4 pounds

Monday 3-26-2018           177.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             11.2 pounds

Monday 3-19-2018           176.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             11.6 pounds

Monday 3-12-2018           179.0     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             9.2 pounds

Monday 3-5-2018             181.6     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             6.6 pounds

Monday 2-26-2018           182.2     +1.0 pounds       Total loss             6.0 pounds

Monday 2-19-2018           181.2     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             7.0 pounds

Monday 2-12-2018           183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 2-5-2018             183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-29-2018          183.4     -1.0 pounds        Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-22-2018          184.4     +0.8 pounds       Total loss             3.8 pounds

Monday 1-15-2018           183.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             4.6 pounds

Monday 1-8-2018            186.0     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             2.2 pounds

Monday 1-1-2018             188.2

A minimal loss but I’ll take it. I ate out three times that week so it didn’t surprise me that it wasn’t a larger amount. At least it’s still going down. I’m hoping for a little better results this week. A total of 26 pounds lost. I am thrilled!!!

Well, I should have my regular post on Monday. I do have a therapy session that afternoon, but that should be all that day (except for exercise and walking). Have a great rest of the weekend. Take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

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Weekly Weigh-In 6-4-2018

Hey, ya’ll!!! Well, another month bites the dust. And on we go. And on goes my weight. YAY!!! I’m feeling really good about reaching my goal this week. I know I was a little negative last week, but it just keeps going down and that feels oh so great.

2018-6-4 Weight

Weight 6-4-2018

Monday 6-4-2018             162.8     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             25.4 pounds

Monday 5-28-2018           165.0     -2.0 pounds        Total loss             23.2 pounds

Monday 5-21-2018           167.0     -1.4 pounds        Total loss             21.2 pounds

Monday 5-14-2018           168.4     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             19.8 pounds

Monday 5-7-2018             169.0     -1.8 pounds        Total loss             19.2 pounds

Monday 4-30-2018           170.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             17.4 pounds

Monday 4-23-2018           172.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             16.2 pounds

Monday 4-16-2018           171.6     -1.6 pounds        Total loss             16.6 pounds

Monday 4-9-2018             173.2     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             15 pounds

Monday 4-2-2018             175.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             12.4 pounds

Monday 3-26-2018           177.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             11.2 pounds

Monday 3-19-2018           176.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             11.6 pounds

Monday 3-12-2018           179.0     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             9.2 pounds

Monday 3-5-2018             181.6     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             6.6 pounds

Monday 2-26-2018           182.2     +1.0 pounds       Total loss             6.0 pounds

Monday 2-19-2018           181.2     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             7.0 pounds

Monday 2-12-2018           183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 2-5-2018             183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-29-2018          183.4     -1.0 pounds        Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-22-2018          184.4     +0.8 pounds       Total loss             3.8 pounds

Monday 1-15-2018           183.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             4.6 pounds

Monday 1-8-2018            186.0     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             2.2 pounds

Monday 1-1-2018             188.2

WOW!!! A little over 25 pounds. I absolutely cannot believe it. This is the lowest I have weighed in I don’t know how many years. My highest weight ever was 230 and I was miserable. Where I’m at now I can do things I haven’t done in years. I’m walking more and further than I remember doing since the 80’s. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this capable of doing physical things, if I ever felt this way. None of us knows how much time we have left in this world, but I feel that I can navigate whatever is left of my life better now. I want to remain independent as long as I can (I suppose everyone does) and I feel more confident that that will continue for a long time yet.

Didn’t mean to get so deep there, just writing my thoughts down. That’s what a blog is for, at least it is for me.

I re-increased my exercise last week. I had gotten really slack there for a couple of weeks, but last week I upped all my stats on my Fitbit. And I do love that little gadget. I  thought of it as a splurge when I first bought it, but now I think of it as an investment. It keeps me moving every hour and keeps me motivated to do a little more each week. I couldn’t believe it when I got my 250-mile badge from the app. What a boost that was to my motivation. And that’s so important—staying motivated. Whatever it takes to keep us going, keep that in the front of your mind and let it guide you on the way to meeting your goals.

So now I’m heading to bed soon, so I hope all of you have a great rest of the week. Talk to ya soon, take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

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Weekly Weigh-In 5-28-2018

Hey, ya’ll!!! Happy Memorial Day to all of you. I hope everyone takes at least a minute to remember the brave men and women who gave all so that we can be free. It is a day of remembrance and respect.

Well, I’m still dropping.

2018-5-28 Weight 1

5-28-2018 Weight

Monday 5-28-2018           165.0     -2.0 pounds        Total loss             23.2 pounds

Monday 5-21-2018           167.0     -1.4 pounds        Total loss             21.2 pounds

Monday 5-14-2018           168.4     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             19.8 pounds

Monday 5-7-2018             169.0     -1.8 pounds        Total loss             19.2 pounds

Monday 4-30-2018           170.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             17.4 pounds

Monday 4-23-2018           172.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             16.2 pounds

Monday 4-16-2018           171.6     -1.6 pounds        Total loss             16.6 pounds

Monday 4-9-2018             173.2     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             15 pounds

Monday 4-2-2018             175.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             12.4 pounds

Monday 3-26-2018           177.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             11.2 pounds

Monday 3-19-2018           176.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             11.6 pounds

Monday 3-12-2018           179.0     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             9.2 pounds

Monday 3-5-2018             181.6     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             6.6 pounds

Monday 2-26-2018           182.2     +1.0 pounds       Total loss             6.0 pounds

Monday 2-19-2018           181.2     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             7.0 pounds

Monday 2-12-2018           183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 2-5-2018             183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-29-2018          183.4     -1.0 pounds        Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-22-2018          184.4     +0.8 pounds       Total loss             3.8 pounds

Monday 1-15-2018           183.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             4.6 pounds

Monday 1-8-2018            186.0     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             2.2 pounds

Monday 1-1-2018             188.2

Don’t ask me how that happened but you won’t hear me complaining. My exercise and walking were still off a bit last week, but I carefully watch what I’m eating. I still eat pretty much what I want, but now instead of eating a whole package of cookies, I weigh or count how many I’m eating and I read the labels to see just what one serving is. I’m actually buying less food since I’m eating a lot less. And even though some of the foods I’m buying (produce I’m looking at you) are more expensive, my food budget has dropped quite a bit.

Will I make my goal??? I don’t know yet, only time will tell, but I’m looking at it this way: I have 15 pounds to go in a little over 2 months. I’ve lost 23 pounds in almost 5 months. So logically, no, I’ll not make it. But I’ll keep working at it and see how it goes. I will reach the goal, it just may not be in the time frame I set for myself. I’m well over halfway there so I CAN do it. And if I can do it, anyone can do it. I was the world’s biggest couch potato who ate as much of any foods that I wanted. I’ve cut back and started moving and exercising and it’s paying off. I set a goal and I’m getting there. It’s a slow process at times but it’s rewarding to know I can do it.

AND YOU CAN TOO. Just do it one minute at a time. This is something I have to say to myself a lot of the time. When you have illnesses, especially mental illnesses, it’s a matter of knowing what you can do and knowing how to do it. Some people think I go overboard with all the lists and recording I do, but to me, it’s a process to keep me on track and gives me the feedback that I need to cope. Do whatever works for you, but do it. You won’t regret it.

I saw my primary care physician last week and we dropped my insulin intake again. I’ve gone from 75 units a day to 50 units a day. And I may need to drop it by another 10 units a day if I keep having low glucose readings in the mornings. I’ve had two fasting glucose readings of 62 in the past week and a half. And I can really feel those low readings. So I’ll go a few more days and if the readings don’t adjust a bit, I’ll call the doctor’s office and let her know I’m lowering my insulin again. We talked about this when I saw her and this was what we had decided to do. I would love to get off more of my meds. Who knows, maybe I will be able to soon.

That’s all of my lecturing for today, lol. I hope you all have a wonderous week ahead and I’ll talk to you again soon. Take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

 

 

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Weekly Weigh-In 5-22-2018

Hey, ya’ll!!! How’s it going??? Yeah, I’m a day late and always a dollar short, lol. But I promise, the pic is the first thing I do each Monday morning. (Just after the potty visit that is). And a little loss again, YAY!!! I’ve been surprising myself the past few weeks cuz I’ve been really slack on the walking and the exercise. Really got to get back on the wagon with that. Anyhoo, here is the proof:

2018-5-21 Weight

Weight 5-21-2018

And the stats:

Monday 5-21-2018           167.0     -1.4 pounds        Total loss             21.2 pounds

Monday 5-14-2018           168.4     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             19.8 pounds

Monday 5-7-2018             169.0     -1.8 pounds        Total loss             19.2 pounds

Monday 4-30-2018           170.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             17.4 pounds

Monday 4-23-2018           172.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             16.2 pounds

Monday 4-16-2018           171.6     -1.6 pounds        Total loss             16.6 pounds

Monday 4-9-2018             173.2     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             15 pounds

Monday 4-2-2018             175.8     -1.2 pounds        Total loss             12.4 pounds

Monday 3-26-2018           177.0     +0.4 pounds       Total loss             11.2 pounds

Monday 3-19-2018           176.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             11.6 pounds

Monday 3-12-2018           179.0     -2.6 pounds        Total loss             9.2 pounds

Monday 3-5-2018             181.6     -0.6 pounds        Total loss             6.6 pounds

Monday 2-26-2018           182.2     +1.0 pounds       Total loss             6.0 pounds

Monday 2-19-2018           181.2     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             7.0 pounds

Monday 2-12-2018           183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 2-5-2018             183.4     No change          Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-29-2018          183.4     -1.0 pounds        Total loss             4.8 pounds

Monday 1-22-2018          184.4     +0.8 pounds       Total loss             3.8 pounds

Monday 1-15-2018           183.6     -2.4 pounds        Total loss             4.6 pounds

Monday 1-8-2018            186.0     -2.2 pounds        Total loss             2.2 pounds

Monday 1-1-2018             188.2

WHOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made it over the 20-pound mark. Unless you’ve done it, and I’m sure many of you have, you can’t begin to know the feeling. Especially when you need to lose it so badly because it’s harming your health. I saw my doctor yesterday (for an unrelated issue) and she was so pleased. I’ve lost 15 pounds on their scales since I last saw her in February. We dropped my insulin intake again because I’ve been having fasting glucose readings in the 60’s. That’s not a good feeling waking up and feeling like you don’t know what’s going on or exactly where you are. Saturday morning it was 62 when I woke up and I actually lost an hour’s time from the time I got up and the next time I realized I was up. I had called into work but went in a bit later because I was feeling better. Low sugar isn’t anything you want to mess with. I make sure to eat a snack before I go to bed to hopefully keep my glucose from dropping too low, but it was time to lower the insulin again.

So that’s where I stand now—20 pounds lighter and taking 20 fewer units of insulin per day. Not bad progress for less than 5 months.

I’m going to start getting back to the gym more and keep this thing going. Hope everyone out there is doing well with your goals, whatever they may be. Until next time, take care, blessed be, hugs!!!

 

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