Today was packed full of Docs. The spinal Docs and the weight Docs. The spinal doc was a very likable woman about my age, and we talked about weight loss in our late 40’s and what a great chore that can be, as well as discussing my spinal pain. She sent me in for Xray’s, and as far as the Xray showed no further damage, but we have to wait on the MRI to say for sure. I am scheduled for a MRI bright and early Thursday morning. My spinal condition worsened today after she stretched my flexibility to its utter limits. OUCH!
Two weeks since my last official weigh in how do you think I did?
Remember when I went to the Internist that I weighed 194 — YUCK! My scales showed a weight of 193.8 — Mine weighed me 186 this morning. Well, today I weighed 184.0 on the Official Scales. This after two weeks on medication and weighing 194 a week ago. Two weeks of almost NO opportunity for exercise, other than weenie 30 minute walks and one reformer session. Two weeks of eating 1,400 calories. Several days durning that two weeks where I had to drink for medication. At the reunion, I had to choose between having a few drinks and medications (I opted for the few drinks with my friends). After all those anomalies, I lost that half pound. GO FIGURE!
I have NO idea what is going on with my body. It often behaves as if it has a mind of it’s own. I am very excited to have my weight down if even by half a pound. Down is Down! I know that I made wise food choices, and I counted the cost of which foods I would partake of. Honestly, the food options had to be better than a shake, or I would just drink my meal. I was not wasting my calories on cruddy food. On several occasions, this optifast girl just popped the top on a strawberry brick. I have fought way too hard to get this far, and I am not blowing it for the sake of “having a good time” … gaining weight would NOT be having a good time … I’m just sayin’.
This coming week is going to be a bit of a challenge for me. Why? Because I am heading BACK to Louisiana for a Wedding. Louisiana = food. Usually good food. I plan to limit my fried foods and sweets. You all can keep your fingers crossed, send me good mo jo’s, and throw up some prayers for my good success in my dieting adventure for this coming weekend. I am fully stocked up on shakes and bars, I will also be making a trip to the market for acceptable snacks–fruits, veggies, and rice thins. Things like that make me “feel” as if I am eating cheat foods without the grief of actually going AWOL.
Something totally amazing that I discovered over this last weekend: while chips are still the bomb, chocolate bars and certain bready treats just didn’t taste as good to me as they once did. So — YEAH ME — for the changed taste buds. That means lifetime change is complete in those areas. When a piece of fresh fruit tastes way better to my pallet than a bad-for-the-body-sweet-treat, I am just gonna run with it shouting “Hallelujah” all the way!
Well, gotta turn this tired body in, I have a LOT to do tomorrow.