Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Down 14 pounds

Well, I had to get weighed yesterday when I went in to see Ivonne at the doctor because I had done something to my eye Monday night. I was pretty happy that the scale said 184—which means I've lost 14 pounds so far. I know I should be thrilled at that number since I haven't been working out, but you know how it is. We always want more!

I am happy with how my clothes have been fitting. They're getting looser and looser and I think I look much trimmer. Now I need to kick things up a notch, as Emeril would say, and get back into the exercise mode I was in before I went to Denver. Then I think I'd start seeing even better results. Next week I'll post a pic and you can be the judge!

184 today,


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1 Month

Hello all! I'm sorry I've been out of touch lately. Things have been very crazy-busy here, and while I'm still taking Adipex and working on my weight loss, I just haven't had the time to tell you all about it! Since my last post, I traveled to Denver for a week for work (and fun), went through a little family stress, and have been coming to the end of a very long work project, with some deadlines looming. This will be a short post as I have to go buy a birthday present, but I wanted to catch you all up.

First things first--it seems that people at higher altitude weigh less. According to the scale at my hotel in Denver, on May 22 I was down 17 pounds. You can imagine how surprised I was to have my 1-month checkup yesterday, in which my official weight loss is only 11 pounds. While I'm very disappointed, my doctor says that's very good and she's not discouraged. (Of course she's not--she weighs about 90 pounds soaking wet!) I'm sure my time in Denver didn't help my progress. While I still ate very infrequently, I did eat more than I would have had I been home. I also went out more with friends. I did try to walk as much as possible. Guess I'd better start walking faster/harder!

There is good news, however. I can definitely see a change in my body, and in the way my clothes fit. While I may not be down as many pounds as I would like, I have lost almost a full dress size (almost). That's just as important to me. I still have a long way to go, but now I'm back home and more determined than ever!

Thanks to everyone for their support!

187 today,