Saturday, October 25, 2014

A PEEK AT "ONE-DERLAND"!!!

Did I just make it to "ONE-derland"??  I did!  Today I weighed in at 199.8.  Now, not to be a buzz-kill, but I don't expect it to stay that way the next two days, but I know it will "come back".  You see, last night I enjoyed a fun evening with my family, celebrating my daughter's 12th birthday, at Medieval Times.  It's a dinner theater experience using live horses and skilled performers who act out a fairy-tale type story of a King, a Princess, and Knights of the Realm.  (Enough of the ad-go some time-really cool!) The dinner is FANTASTIC!!  Each person gets 1/2 a chicken and other delectable items (all served without silverware because it's Medieval Times - duh! -).  So, I ate off the Medifast program a bit.  I took the skin off the chicken, but I ate it all! (hangs head in shame) I also ate 1/2 baked potato, about 3/4 cup tomato bisque, two bites of garlic bread, and two bites of apple tart. 
I fully expect to pay the price on the scale by tomorrow.  But life happens, and it wasn't a "fail" for me...it was allowing a treat.  Now, I wish I had only eaten a little of the chicken and brought the rest home, but I didn't, so we just go on.
So the stats are as follows:  Week 31, down 3.2 pounds for a total loss of 65 pounds.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week 30

Wow, didn't think I'd pull off two pounds this week, but I did!! I guess I knew I COULD, but I was so afraid I would give in to temptation and blow it.  I'm thrilled, yet still a bit anxious because of the Meltdown Challenge I'm in.  I still have to lose 4.2 pounds by Oct. 28 (10 days). 
I have now passed the 60 pound mark, and I'm nearing ONEDERLAND!!
This is where my coach would tell me to do a Happy Dance!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

ANOTHER MILESTONE!

I am finally at my pre-pregnancy weight from my second/last pregnancy! It only took me 11 years and 355 days!  And the scale is creeping down again after my fluctuations.  I'm feeling pretty good right now.  I'm still in the six week challenge to lose 6% of my body weight (for me that was 12.7 pounds!).  I have 17 days left to lose 6 more pounds.  It's anyone's guess at this point, and I'm taking the pressure off myself.  I'm going to do my best and be happy with that.
So the numbers for this week:
Day 203/week 29 = down 3.2 pounds!  My total to date is 59.8 pounds!

In other news, I attended my college reunion/Alumni event this weekend, and met my coach for TSFL/Medifast, Gina Ruby, for the first time!  We had gone to school together for one year...she was a senior and I was a freshman, but we didn't know each other then.  We met through friends on Facebook, and she coached me by phone and email.  So it was really nice to meet her in person! There was pizza from the local favorite pizza place, and ice cream from the local famed dairy, but I passed on the pizza and had just one ounce of ice cream!  Good move, because any more may have messed up today's weigh-in! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Week 28-restoring balance

Wow, last week was an emotional one, with the scale going up so much.  Fortunately, it was quite a bit of fluctuation and not actual weight gain, because several pounds have already melted off.  When I left for our biking trip last week I was about 208.  I lost a pound and a half right away, then it went back up to 209, all in just a few days. When we got home I was 211, and the next day I was 213.  And that was with reduced calories (but not adhering to Medifast diet) and increased exercise.  However, by getting back to the program, even though it's not 100% yet, and REDUCING my cardio, I have come back down to 208.2.  What a ride.  Some roller coasters are just not fun.
This has totally messed up my 6 week Meltdown Challenge that I joined with my coach.  I would have to be perfect on my program now in order to avoid being disqualified.  But I'm not striving for perfect...in the past it just sets me up for failure, which is usually followed by a binge on junk!  Instead, I've relaxed my expectations and am trying to lose just 1/2 pound a week.  Forget the challenge...just keep the scale going down.  I don't work well under pressure. 
And so goes another week. I'm determined to get to the 100's...I'm so close!!