Am I a loser or a gainer? That is always the question on Tuesday mornings at 7:30. Actually, we weigh in about an hour later; class begins at 7:30 and runs until 8:30 …. then the visits with Docs, Trainers, Behaviorists, and Dietitians follow on the heals of the WEIGH IN! This is always traumatic; the success of the previous week will not predicate the success of the current week. Today was especially trying as I was LATE! You cannot traverse 280 traffic quickly …. just not possible …. particularly when one wakes at the time one should be leaving! Nothing like a manic dress and go to have the ole’ spirits calm and easy. 🙂
With each meeting comes the class ….. the waiting ….. and then the call to the scale. I have developed a new tactic …. each week I make sure to head to the ladies’ room before being called back … and every time …. My Name is called while I am in the restroom. 🙂 Works like a charm and cuts WAY down the agony of waiting because you are busy … sorry about the mental picture. 🙂
I go back, today is blood-draw day and measure-your-tummy day to go along with the BP and SCALES. I can never look. First we take the BP–my numbers have dropped. 111/77 Yeah BABEY! Next — I begrudgingly step on the scale with trepidation, and wait …. I can NEVER look at it … I have to wait for the beep to know it is over, and then I look over at who ever has taken me to the “SCALE.”
She (the attendant who took me back–I do not know her name) announces you weigh 234.5. I lost 4.5 pounds today! =) This means a total loss of 20.5 pounds.
Pre weigh 255 41.8
1st weigh 249 I don’t know
2nd weigh 244 40.0
3rd weigh 239 39.2
4th weigh 234.5 38.4
They took my measurements in centimeters so …. not exactly sure how to relate that or if I even want to …. my tummy is still huge. I think I will leave that until another day when I better understand what the information means.
Doc, or Dean Jones, took me up to his office and explained some things on my printout to me — very interesting stuff. =) It is extremely nice to have someone who is a step or two ahead of you to help with understanding the process. Everyone is encouraging. As I have stated before this is an ABBY-Normal experience for me.
On my way home, I thought about what I would do to reward myself for losing these last few pounds. I decided that I would go shopping ….. for what I had NO idea. When I arrived home, my oldest daughter called asking if I could watch my Grand Girly. So I will show you what I found when I went shopping to reward myself…. hahaha …..
For the love of Sophie …. I just can’t help myself where she is concerned … I spent money for me on her ….. hahaha! 🙂 I did buy myself a treat too:
I love pretty paper …. so I picked myself up some note cards and since I will NOT be consuming chocolate hearts ….. I bought myself some on napkins :). Don’t cha just love pretty things? 🙂
Cheers and Happy Eating until the morrow …..S