I know some of you all might just wonder what happened to me today and WHY I am so late in posting. I am sorry for the lackadaisical postings of late. The whole back thing has just put a crimp in my style. Everything I do takes WAY longer, and I am worn out quicker. I am much better today, but still struggling. If I am honest (and we know that I am), I must confess the larger reason I am later today than usual. Mikey and I went out for lunch after my weigh in. My college-age daughter has started waiting tables at a nice restaurant in town to help herself finish college, so we decided to eat with her — gotta help the kid get on her feet. 😉
I wanted a nice tasty meal, one that would make me feel satisfied while saying within my Eat to the Right (hence the name of our program EatRight–tell you more about that another day) goals. I ordered grilled shrimp with couscous for my meal (I didn’t realize it was served with rice). Mikey ordered Grilled Artichokes — his was an appetizer that came before my meal — we decided to eat on his because he said he was full from something he had eaten earlier; he just went for my company. I liked that.
Our food was so good. I don’t know how eat to the right it was, there was oil and I am sure butter on everything. It was amazing. Once I realized that this was not a “EatRight” meal, I asked Mike if he wanted to try the carrot cake since this was obviously a diet-blowing-meal. He said sure. Not horrible diet-blowing-meal, but it was not as lean of fat as I had hoped for, so there was a little room for a yummy desert. OOOOMMMMMGoodness! I love hot cake with no icing. This cake was served with hot with cream cheese. This was major GOOD. The cake took me all the way to the diet blower edge, but I do feel the meal VERY worth the cost of the calories. If you are going to eat to the left (heavier in fat) it should be good fat, good food and savored to the maximum. I did all that and ate a NORMAL EatRight portion.
Did I mean to blow my goals like this? NO! I had planned to go shopping, which was out of the question after such a meal. I needed to go home and rest. Most of the meal was light, but that cake was NOT. Now … on with the results of today.
Today … I lost another 2.5 pounds. YEA!! That is more like it! I have to say I am VERY EXCITED.
How’d I do it? Huh? Did I workout more? Did I eat less? NOPE. I listened to my classmates’ conversations on how they were continuing to lose during Transition, and talked with my dietitian we felt doing more moderate exercise and keeping my food levels up would be best for me at this time. I shared with Lindsey how I had really wanted to train for the Tri/Adventure race in Martindale, but it was just too complex getting the food and exercise perfectly timed. It was emotionally discouraging for me. The harder it was to lose–the harder it was to press onward with the diet. As much as I wanted the race, I wanted the weight loss more. In this instance, I felt like it was more important to become a loser to become a true winner. Lindsey reminded me that this is my Triathlon — to reach my goal. She is right. That will be my focus from this point forward.
Here at the 6 month point, I have lost a total of 69 AMAZING pounds on the OptiFast Plan. Since starting with Donna and Loseit.com I have lost an amazing 77 pounds. Am I happy? Yeah, Shonnie is a very happy girl. Oh, I know I would love a 5 pound loss, but 2.5 pounds is AMAZING! 🙂
Pre weigh 255 41.8 Morbidly Obese
1st weigh 249 40.8
2nd weigh 244 40.0 Morbidly Obese
3rd weigh 239 39.2 Obese (Class 2)
4th weigh 234.5 38.4
5th weigh 231.5 37.9
6th weigh 227 37.2 Obese (Class 2)
7th weigh 223 36.5
8th weigh 218.5 35.8
9th weigh 215.5 35.3
10th weigh Missed Obese (Class 2)
11th weigh 209 34.2 Obese (Class 1)
12th weigh 204 33.4
13th weigh Missed
14th weigh 197.5 32.4
15th weigh 197 32.3
16th weigh 195 32.0
17th weigh 195 32.0
18th Weigh 191.5 31.4
19th Weigh 191.5 31.4
20th Weigh 190 31.1
21st Weigh 188.5 30.9
22nd Weigh 186 30.5 (Obese Class 1)
Regarding BMI — the nasty little number — Again, I am very close to the 29.9 that would take me from being OBESE to just being overweight, but not quite there! I think I will have to lose about 5 to 10 more pounds to break that stinky little hurdle. The BMI range that is considered normal for my height is between 18.5 and 24.99 (I wrote myself a reminder to add that info–only I just added it. hehehe). Since I don’t consider myself normal, I am not overly worried if my BMI is normal or not. I am just worried about getting the pounds down so the meds can come down. 🙂
I have to run and do a million things that I am behind on … so forgive me … but I am going to post this without reading through several times. Thanks! Blessings y’all ….S