Thursday, July 24, 2008

Still losing, yay!

Well, it's been 11 weeks and I've lost 24 pounds. That comes to 2 pounds a week (+ 2)—not too shabby for a desk potato like myself. I'm still struggling to make time to exercise, regardless of the determination I showed in my last post. Nike says "Just Do It!" Yeah, right.

The Adipex is still working. I have good, steady energy through the day, I'm not hungry, and some pounds are coming off. I need to really make the most of this pill, though, and MAKE the time for some kind of workout. If I could incorporate exercise, I'd lose more weight, faster. I'll try to start (again) today. Maybe a nice, brisk walk before dinner.

I'll keep you posted!

174 today,


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First setback

Well, I weighed myself this morning at Winn-Dixie, and I'm ashamed to report that since my last post (14 days ago), I've only lost 1 more pound. While that's a total of 21 pounds, that's not nearly as much as it should be. I really only have myself to blame. Adipex has given me a great jump start and a chance to make some serious changes, and I haven't taken full advantage. I haven't worked out since coming back home from my Denver trip, I'm still drinking more beer than I should (there's been a lot of stress lately), and I'm not always making the right food choices.

So, if I ever want to fit back into the 14's and 12's I have in my closet, I'd better get my ass in gear (literally). Today is day 1 of workout blast! My goal is to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes every day. Walking, jumping rope, rollerblading, the Total Gym—these are all things at my disposal. Add to that a treadmill at Mary's house and a swimming pool down the road, and there's NO EXCUSE. I meet with Ivonne again in a week, and while it is a week earlier that it should be since she's out of the office, I still need to show more than a 1-pound loss since my last visit.

Ok, off I go—let's see if I can shed at least 3 more pounds before next week. That would mean about 4 pounds, which Ivonne will tell me is not nearly enough, but if I can show that I've re-committed myself, hopefully she'll renew my prescription.

Wish me luck!

177 today,


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

First Milestone

Well, I have hit my first milestone. I weighed myself Saturday morning and have dropped 20 pounds! Yay! I have to say I was a little surprised when the scale said 178. My self-image has been waning the last week or so (especially after hanging out at Dave and Ivonne's on Friday night, with all the skinny-minnies in their bikinis). So, it was especially nice to see the scale showing a 20 pound loss. It couldn't come at a better time. Especially since Chris and I went out Sat. night for our 9th anniversary--The Blue Man Group, and then dinner.

Hopefully, Ivonne's scale (the official doctor scale) will show the same results when I go in for my checkup on Wednesday. I took this pic yesterday, and have to say that I don't see much of a difference between this one and the one on the 18th (below), and I think I look better on the 18th. But, that could be because it's outside and I have my hair done, not wearing a baseball cap. The next picture will NOT be taken in the boy's messy room!

I have 5 more days of Adipex left. Since it seems to be working, hopefully Ivonne will renew my prescription. We'll know tomorrow.

178 today,