Monday, March 25, 2013

Week 2

"Scale, don't fail me now" what my thoughts were as I stepped on it this morning!  LOL.   And when it read  179 - I about jumped (for joy) off of it!!  That's a loss of 4.5 lbs this week, and a total loss of 10 lbs for 2 weeks!!  Oh My Goodness, I'm so excited!

This week I had a couple of rocky days, too...  I wasn't tempted, or anything like that - but I was BUSY - and busy means it's hard to eat on schedule...  I had to eat earlier than "3 hours", a few times, and I know that's "ok" but it makes me nervous, cuz I'm a detailed kind of person - and like to be on schedule. And a couple of times, I was 10 to 30 minutes AFTER my 3 hours :(

On Sat. night, my husband and I ate over at our Pastor and Wife's house - and that went smoothly.  He grilled steaks, and she made a nice salad ( along with other things) but that's what I ate - and my plate was nice and full!

Then on Sunday, I met a dear friend for lunch at a great little place in Geneseo, IL.  I called ahead to make sure they had options that I could eat.  I ordered Baked Chicken, Veggies, and a side salad.  When the salad came, it had slivered carrots, and shredded cheese (duh, I forgot to ask what was ON the salad!).  I did my best to move them to the side without being too conspicuous.  Then my Baked chicken came  -  and was BREADED!!  OH MY... who would've thought?  So, off came the breading and skin...!  I still had a very enjoyable lunch, and had a great time with my friend.

So, stepping up on that scale today... I will admit I was nervous!  But OH - I'm sooo happy.  I put on a pair of jeans that I haven't worn in years!!  They fit great at the waist, a little tight in the thighs, but I'm wearing them RIGHT NOW anyway!  :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Week 1 - I lost a total of 5.5 lbs :)  So happy to step on that scale and see 183.5!!  I'm so motivated, and feeling AWESOME!

I have to say almost everything I've tasted of the Medifast Food options have been tasty.  Because everyone's taste buds are different, I can't say that I REALLY enjoyed everything...but I'm glad I was able to try different things!  I won't mention what I don't care for - as to not spoil anyone else from trying things.
But I will say that I LOVE the....chocolate chip pancakes, brownies, honey-mustard pretzels, ALL the bars, and most of the shakes!!

My first week of eating 1 lean and green was...interesting.  Little did I know how much 7, 6 or 5 oz. of lean meat really was!!!!!!  I was sitting at the table long after everyone else was finished, and afterwards, I didn't feel "stuffed or gorged", even though I ate a huge plate of food!!  Pretty amazing.

Now onto Week 2 - wish me luck :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3/8/13 - 189 lbs

Ok...  Here I am March 8, 2013...3 days before I started my TSFL and new Healthy Journey.  At this point, I weighed 189.  I am 5'2" tall.  I'm posting this now - because I KNOW that I will be adding new photos - with new updates - as to where I am on my Journey to HEALTH.

Also, here are my measurements....
BACK    - 39.25                      BUST - 43
WAIST   - 40.5                        HIPS  - 46
Rt. ARM - 15.25              RT THIGH - 28.5

Quick backstory...  I didn't REALLY struggle with my weight until my early 20's.  I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome).  My husband and I were trying to have kids - with no success.  At that time, I was only about 20 lbs overweight., still my insulin levels were whacky, and the weight stayed on.

But God...  gave us a son, then a daughter.... and my weight kept rising...I was now around 170 (40 lbs more than my idea of a perfect weight for me).  So - when my daughter turned one, and I turned 30 - I decided I was going to do something about this.  I joined Weight Watchers, and over a year I lost 40 lbs, and was back to my 130 lb body.  I walked The Bix (a 7 Mile race), and a week later, found out I was expecting another baby!!  WOW...  Ok, no problem!  10 1/2 months later we found out I was expecting again.  So after my 2 younger boys were born, my weight was again up there...  And that has been my struggle now for 8 years.  NO MORE.

I'm taking my life back.  I'm getting my health back.  I do NOT want to feel sluggish, tired, depressed, sad, frustrated (and on and on) anymore.  My highest weight got up to 194.  I've lost 16 lbs and gained 11 back over the last year, so my starting weight for TSFL is 189.  Goodbye, number...I will never see you again :)

So - if you are reading this - say a prayer for me!  I know that it will be, at times, a struggle.  But with God's help, and with resolved determination, I will SUCCEED!!  If you need prayer with the same struggle (or anything else) - just comment - and I'll be praying for you!