I’m already thinking today may be a multiple post day. We slept in today after a really late night at the ball park yesterday (slow game + power outage = getting home at midnight). But, not surprisingly, the first thing I did was get on the scale. I’m down another 2.6 pounds for a total of 8.6 pounds lost since Tuesday. Wow! I was a bit lightheaded this morning so I had my first shake at 10 am. Much better after the shake and some coffee. It looks like it’s going to be a lazy Saturday (yippee!). We’re just watching Live Earth and we may go to a movie later on. It’s great seeing the scale go down, but I’m really looking forward to my clothes fitting better.
As of this morning, I’m down six pounds! Woo hoo! I had lots of errands to run this morning and that helped distract me from being hungry. I picked up a new Brita water pitcher to help with the bad water taste. Also got some new BIG “sippy cups” with a core you freeze to keep the liquid cool. We’ve got another ball game tonight so they should come in handy.
I think the key for getting through the weekend is keeping busy. Maybe seeing another movie or maybe miniature golf…
And that’s why this is worth it.
Okay, one of the upsides of this diet is that during the first few weeks, you almost literally drop off the weight. My proof? I stepped on the scale this morning and I’m already down about two pounds. Which is a good thing since I woke up hungry. I’m trying to use my shake timing strategy from the last time: Drink coffee until noon, have first shake at noon and the rest at two hour intervals after that. It worked great yesterday. But then, we slept in yesterday. Today, Tom had to be at the hospital by 6:00 am so we were up at 5 am. That’s seven very long hours before noon. I didn’t make it until noon, but I did manage to hold off until 11:30 am. I keep telling myself… “I’ve already lost two pounds. I’ve already lost two pounds.” It doesn’t make me any less hungry, but it is helping my will power.
Here they are… the “before” pictures:
We’ve been anticipating this day for several weeks now and it finally arrived. All the tests are over (my cholesterol has inched up to 216) and we met with the doctor (really liked her!). Tomorrow, we’re back on the shakes. But here’s the good side – no more “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know, what do you want for dinner?” There’s something nice about not having to worry about meals for a while. But the best part is knowing that the weight is going to come off quickly. I found my old weigh-in records and can only hope to do as well this time. I am starting about six pounds higher than 2002, but such is life.
Here comes the hardest part:
Official Starting Weight: 281 lb (This afternoon)
Home Scale: 278 lb (This morning)