Saturday, February 28, 2009


Finally a whole one pound gone this week...sure beats the 0.4 or so its been the last month.....a whole pound...yay! I exercised every day last week except for Thursday so perhaps that made the difference as my diet hasn't changed. So, hopefully things will start moving again steadily downwards. I had some constipation trouble a couple weeks ago and that seems to have corrected also.....tends to happen on low carb diets.

Some folks have commented that they can't see how I still have about 36-37 pounds to lose....on my frame, I can really pack on the pounds, unfortunately, and when I look, it's all still right there staring back at me on my lower tummy, butt and thighs, and the flabby chicken wings.....Oh yeah, it's still there and yes, it's going to come off. I can't say that I'm obsessed with it, but I can certainly see how it happens to some folks. So, we just keep exercising, eating right and eating the bars and shakes from the FOY and someday soon, I'll be at or right very near my goal. Again, I COULD NOT do it without the help from the great people at the FOY center. They provide an awesome service that so many people need these days. Obesity leads to so many health problems, poor quality of life, loneliness.....even death. I'm so grateful to them..........and glad I sent in that entry form!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh dear!

Well, I don't know what happened last week...I forgot to come here and write a note! Perhaps because the news wasn't all that great....I'd lost 0.4 pounds.....cripes. Maybe this is the official dreaded "P" word.....alas......the dreaded plateau. To try to kick-start my metabolism, I have made it to the gym every day since last Friday.....The week before last, I'd exercised only 2 I hope and pray that the numbers change this time.......I'm sitting at about 33 pounds gone.....I wanted to be half-way long before now, dang it.....2 more pounds and I'll be at my half-way goal.

I've stuck to the diet, so I'm not sure what else to do. Debbie S said the fat's still coming off, even tho the weight column is moving s l o w l y downwards......did I say it's moving slowly? Am I getting impatient? Maybe....I don't want to let myself or my family or the FOY down.....I've got a lot at stake.......I wanted this so badly; to get this weight off once and for all. But, Friday is another weigh-in and good or bad, I'll let you know. Still have about 7 months to the program, and 37 pounds to go. I appreciate all the great support from my family, friends, and's been inspiring.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm stuck

What a slow 2 weeks; I gained about 0.5 pounds last time and this week I lost it, so I'm right back at 32.4 pounds lost. I missed a few protein snacks, only got to the gym twice....I still ate healthy, so I guess this is just one of those slow periods. At least I didn't gain so in that respect I feel great; I will hopefully have gained the knowledege to maintain my weight once I lose it all.

I just returned from the gym and am back at it faithfully; had some long hours at work earlier this week that interfered with family time and gym time. With any luck, I can return to my earlier routine and start the 1-2 pound per week weight loss again.

The weight loss part of FOY has moved across the street into the Skyline Clinic; it's lovely and roomy. Did you know that anyone can just come in and buy their products? With the products and low carb healthy mealtimes, anyone can do it. Til next time! And I'm still working on getting that picture posted.............

Friday, February 6, 2009

Status quo

This week I gained about half a pound, but muscle mass went up, fat went down over 2 points (or inches is what Debbie calls it), she said it is still success because fat went down. I feel it in my size 11 jeans are loose! I exercised 4 times this week; I'm able to exercise now without dying, without having to gasp for air! I met with Dr. Williams today a good report from him as well. I just could not be happier.......well, maybe I could be; if I was at my goal of 70 pounds gone!!

I already feel like a million feet don't hurt or swell anymore, I have energy to exercise after working all day, I like looking in the mirror once again....what an absolute blessing this has been.

Well, I have to get to work; it's our weekend duty at the clinic this weekend. The gym closes at 8p on Fridays and I won't get off work til after that, so I'll go Saturday after work, and on Sunday. Another weigh in awaits next Friday, and I want to show losses in all the columns except for muscle!