Day Eight

The Sonic yesterday showed up on the scale this morning. I’m up 1.4 pounds and Tom is up 1.6. Now, our weight loss on the sprint is 7.4 and 10.4 pounds respectively. It’s back to 100% compliance for today and tomorrow.

CARLA –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 228.8 lb – loss of 52.2 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and five days): 222.2 lb – loss of 55.8 pounds

TOM –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 348.0 lb – loss of 86.0 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and five days): 336.0 – loss of 89.0 pounds

Carla

And then you remember why…

We actually took these photos last Monday, but I didn’t have time to get them uploaded until today. If you want to see something really amazing, check out the comparison photos in the Weight Loss Photo Log.

 

 

P.S. We did end up treating ourselves to a burger and tater tots at Sonic today when we realized that we were both jittery and unable to focus. We both felt so bad and the food really did help. We also realized that, as great as losing the pounds fast is, maybe slow and steady is the way to go for us. We’ll try to be as compliant as we can, but listening to our bodies has to be the most important thing.

Carla

Day Seven

Weekends are hard on this diet. We made the decision to have three bars yesterday if we needed to and I think that helped. I dropped another pound and now, I’m only .6 of pound away from the lowest I ever was on the liquid diet five years ago. Tom lost another pound too. Now, our weight loss so far this week is 12.0 and 8.8 pounds respectively.

CARLA –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 228.8 lb – loss of 52.2 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and four days): 220.6 lb – loss of 57.4 pounds

TOM –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 348.0 lb – loss of 86.0 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and four days): 334.4 – loss of 90.6 pounds

Carla

I don’t think anyone’s reading anymore

But be aware that I’m going to be crabby as hell over the next few days. I’m hating life right now.

Update: I’ve talked this over with Carla, so I’m not announcing anything here, but I’m experiencing a bit of a mild depression now. Nothing dangerous; I’m not that good at hiding things. Mild, mild, mild, mild mild*. Just a bit of feeling disconnected from things, yet overwhelmed at the same time. Saying it out loud has helped immensely.

And it’s not the being 100% compliant: that’s just giving me something to obsess about. Objectively I’m not that hungry, and I can’t think of anything that seems worth it to blow it over. When it comes to depression, it’s never about any one thing. It’s about everything and nothing. It’s a zen thing…it is until it isn’t. Everything else is just standing in line.

This is just one of those times I have to do a reverse Obi-Wan and not trust my feelings, Luke. These things have a habit of blowing over, but it doesn’t happen overnight. I’m sleeping just fine, and in appropriate amount. If that were to change I’d be a bit more concerned. I’m not, and neither should you. Just be aware.

*(Did I mention mild?)

Day Six

Well, Friday was a bit better. The scale actually moved in to the right direction though not in the dramatic ways it did earlier in the week. You always know those numbers can’t go on forever, but you hope that they will. Tom’s down a pound exactly and I’m down .8 of a pound. That brings our weight loss so far this week to 11.0 and 7.8 pounds respectively.

CARLA –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 228.8 lb – loss of 52.2 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and three days): 221.6 lb – loss of 56.4 pounds

TOM –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 348.0 lb – loss of 86.0 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and three days): 335.4 – loss of 89.6 pounds

Carla

Day Five

Somehow, in the last 24 hours, I managed to gain two-tenths of a pound. As Tom aptly put it, “No way! How is that even possible?” All I can possibly think of as a reason is best expressed by those immortal words of Tammy Wynette, “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…”

But, then, Tom got on the scale and he weighs exactly the same as yesterday. Not exactly what we wanted or needed to hear this morning. That brings our weight loss so far this week to 10.0 and 7.0 pounds respectively.

CARLA –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 228.8 lb – loss of 52.2 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and two days): 222.4 lb – loss of 55.6 pounds

TOM –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 348.0 lb – loss of 86.0 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and two days): 336.4 – loss of 88.6 pounds

Carla

Feeling better

Got a good night’s sleep last night and wasn’t as miserably hungry as the day before. The results speak for themselves. I couldn’t be happier.

I’m teaching a streaming media course online through Raymond Walters College (one of UC‘s 2-year school) and their Electronic Media Program. Have a feeling that today is going to involve going back and forth between my crash course in WSS 3.0 (Windows Sharepoint Services) and collecting assets for the class in my Blackboard course.

Day Four

I lost another 1.8 pounds and Tom lost 4.4 on Day Three. That brings our weight loss so far this week to 10.0 and 7.2 pounds respectively. I had a rather bad experience at the lab when they drew my blood, but hopefully that was the last time for labs for the diet for me.

CARLA –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 228.8 lb – loss of 52.2 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and one day): 222.2 lb – loss of 55.8 pounds

TOM –
Official Weight (after thirty-seven weeks): 348.0 lb – loss of 86.0 pounds
Home Scale (after thirty-eight weeks and one day): 336.4 – loss of 88.6 pounds

Carla

Miserable night

Could not get to sleep last night. Was so hungry that I had to get up around midnight to have a shake. It’s going to make today a very long day. Running “late” for the pool, but still a bit quicker than

Maybe being tired will keep me from being too crabby. Everyone knows what’s going on at work so I’m getting lots of space, but Ive just gotten to the point I don’t like being crabby.