Monthly Archives: April 2015

Week 11 Check In


Date: 4/28/15

Loss(-)/Gain(+):  -6.8 lbs

Current Weight:  238.2 lbs

Well, it looks like one more week of no veggies, but adding in the healthy fats worked wonderfully!  The new appetite suppressant worked too.  I never felt like the other actually suppressed appetite.

I’m starting to look and feel so much better.  Makes the hard work worth it……

In a separate, but related note:  It’s so interesting to read other weight loss blogs and compare/contrast.  In one blog, one woman is around 310 pounds, and just fit into a size 20 jeans.  When I was over 300 pounds I was in a size 28 and pushing 30.  Perhaps she is really tall.  In another blog a woman commented on losing 8-10 pounds a month if she really “kills it”.  And she just recently had gastric bypass…….

I’m averaging 15+ pounds a month.

Week 10 Check In


Date: 4/21/15

Loss(-)/Gain(+):  -3.4 lbs

Current Weight:  245.0 lbs

I am happy with 3.4, but honestly, really thought it would be a little more considering I did protein only for a week.  I didn’t expect 8 or 10….but did expect 5.  So for this week the medi-weightloss team and I decided we would do 2 things…..add healthy fats back to the program (still no veggies), and change my med from phendimetrizene to phentermine.

So here we go!



Protein only is really difficult.  Not only does it just get boring, but every morning I have gastrointestinal issues.  It’s amazing how much a difference vegetables can make with this low carb/no sugar plan; with variety, with feeling full, with satisfaction.  So it will be nice to have the weigh-in on Tuesday to see how I did this week.

I figure if I have to “shock my body” every 4 to 8 weeks to keep the weight coming off, then I’m all for it.

Interestingly enough I don’t really “feel thinner” like I do sometimes.  What. Ever.

A good week overall.  Looking forward to Tuesday!

Week 9 Check In (a few days late)


Date: 4/14/15

Loss(-)/Gain(+):  +0.4 lbs

Current Weight:  248.4 lbs

OK, not to worry.  I did not eat off plan.  According to the fancy scale at the medi-weightloss office I lost 2.4 lbs of fat, up 2.0 lbs of water, and up 0.8 lbs of lean tissue (muscle).  So it’s all good!

Regardless, the office and I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and bump up the phendimetrizene to 3 35mg pills per day, and to have a week 1 protocol of protein only just to re-stimulate weight loss.  So that’s where we are!


Week 8 Check In


Date: 4/7/15

Loss(-)/Gain(+):  -2.6 lbs

Current Weight:  248.0 lbs

OK stalkers, another great week!  I was hoping for 249.9 just to be under 250 today, but as I said in yesterday’s post, I wasn’t very confident going into today’s weigh in with it being my time of the month.  I’m thrilled to be safely under 250, which, if you don’t consider my gain back up the scale in 2014, is only the second time in my adult life I’ve lost enough to be under 250.  So that, in and of itself, is a victory!  From where I stand, that is one goal achieved!

I’m going to go back and update the weights and whatnot on my other weekly postings so I have a record for myself.  🙂

Monday night update


Tomorrow is the weigh in.  I don’t have high hopes.  Last week I felt thin, and sure enough, I had dropped 5 pounds.  This week I’m right in the middle of my time of the month and feel bloated.  The ketostix don’t show ketosis, although many times it does not.  My carbs have been good this week, and I track everything in Sparkpeople.  Both from a calorie-deficit standpoint as well as an under 50g carbs standpoint I’m great.  I just don’t think the scale will show it tomorrow.

I have good energy and have begun organizing my house.  Last week I went through all my clothes and bagged and tagged everything by “rough estimate” sizing.  Like I have a bag of “Absolutely largest size” through “Goal weight”.  Over the last couple of days I cleaned the master bath and master bedroom.  All drawers, closets, etc…..It had been 2 years, if not 3, since I really did that.  2014 I was grieving….2013 I was busy with a new relationship and mom was sick a lot… probably I last really organized in 2012 when I lost the weight with Ideal Protein.

I’m going to go through each and every room of the house, and then the garage.  It’s a lot to do, but feels so good.  So yay!!!