Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Too much of a good thing?


A couple of friends of mine, over the weekend, had a discussion with me where they shared their concerns about the potential of my gaining this weight back (not to be confused with the weight I gained back in 2013-2014).  I appreciate their concern, I really do.  And the last thing I want is to keep stressing my body out physically with huge losses and gains.  I think of Luther Vandross and the strain he put on his body going way up and way down over the years.  My intention is to lose this weight, and then go through the hardest work of maintenance.

It’s not going to be easy and I appreciate their wanting to get in front of the discussion.  All I know is I will be relying on friends, family, and my therapist to keep me accountable.  As well as OA.

Week 12 Check In


Date: 5/5/15

Loss(-)/Gain(+):  +0.4 lbs

Current Weight:  238.6 lbs

Not to worry…..still on plan.  According to their fancy scale, I lost 2.2 in fat this week, so the rest is water & muscle.  As a woman, you can only expect 3 positive weigh-ins a month.  That’s just how it goes.  When you wake up crampy and feeling like a bloated mess you know the number on the scale is not going to be in your favor.  It’s ok.

Walked a 5k on Sunday with a friend of mine.  We walked it last year and I’m quite sure we shaved 10 minutes off the time.  This year we were passing people.  Last year it was really difficult, this year was not.  Last year I was sore afterwards, this year not.  So all good progress!!!!

I think right now instead of missing any particular food I’m missing the convenience and freedom to eat whatever, whenever.  Eating healthy is difficult enough, but eating healthy while restricting calories/carbs takes a lot of effort in planning.  I’m used to it, just sometimes I miss the freedom.  But I don’t miss the weight….so there you go!