Monday, July 20, 2009

Don't put that in your mouth unless you want to weigh 198 pounds again!

Holy shit, has it really been 6 months since my last update? Time flies when you're having fun, eh? Well, 6 months later and I'm still down from my "starting" weight of 198, however, I have let a few pounds creep back on. As of this morning I'm at 176 pounds which is still 22 lighter than a year ago, so that's something.

It's not enough of something, however. I am disappointed in myself and my complete lack of willpower. Granted, I think 5 or so of these creepy pounds came back a month ago in Vegas where I ate anything and everything, and I enjoyed my share of libations 'round the clock. Hey, it was my 10-year anniversary and I was in Vegas for heaven's sake. That aside, I'm not going to shed any more pounds unless I become a hell of a lot more proactive about it. So, I'm starting again. :) Let's see what I can accomplish when I actually have to do more than just pop a pill.

No, I haven't given up on drugs. ;) I'm off the Adipex and am now going to try something else. But this time I'm going to combine pharmaceutical assistance with exercise. And I have to get back to portion control and paying attention to what I put in my mouth. I also need to hold myself accountable--so watch for a flurry of "Don't put that in your mouth!" activity.

Here I am not quite a month ago. Not too bad, if I do say so myself. Just think of how hot I'll be 30 pounds from now!

Here's to attempting the first 10 pounds!

176 today,


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Don't put that in your mouth! You're not really hungry!

I'm back! Of course, I don't think anyone is reading anymore, and who can blame them. America said it best:

"I've been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find, but it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind."

It's a new year, but I won't bore you with any resolutions I've made—I didn't make any! Why set myself up for failure? I still have the same goals I had at the end of 2008: be kinder, gentler, and thinner! I did take a wee step backwards on that last one and have gained a few pounds since I stopped taking the Adipex back in October. I figured the body needed a break. The good news is, I can still fit into all of the clothes I did three months ago (if a little tighter). The bad news is, some pounds have definitely crept back on. Since I don't own a scale (crazy, I know) I don't know exactly how many pounds, but I will be weighing myself when I drop The Bear at school. Results to follow. :)

This is me, just last week:

I wish 1) my husband new how to use my camera ;) and 2) the shoes showed up better—they're HOT!

I have made the resolution decision to NEVER go back to 198 pounds (or even 188 pounds, etc.) My first time on Adipex I changed some of my eating habits for the better, and those changes have stuck with me (like portion control). As of this morning, I'm back on the Adipex and will be making it work even more for me. I have a finish line, after all. I want to lose 40 more pounds before I celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary (yes, John Rykert, that means 10 years!) in Las Vegas!

To do this, I need more than drugs and portion control. I need exercise. I know, I know, you've heard it all before, LOL. But dammit, this time I mean it. So, dear readers, post your comments and help keep me going! I have 164 days to drop 40 pounds. Crap, I'd better get moving!

UPDATE: I weighed myself and am not too disappointed—7 pounds are back, but they will soon be history!

170 today,