1-23-2012 Weigh-in

by bhayden
27. January 2012 21:57

The scale is a lie.  It said I was down 8 pounds this week.  I'll believe it if I'm the same weight next week, but at this stage I'm really into the keep it off mode and not the burn it off mode.  I had fruit again this week.  People don't often think about what their life would be without fruit in it.  I have lived that life so that you don't have to, and let me tell you, biting into an apple again was glorious.

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1-16-12 Weigh-in

by bhayden
22. January 2012 23:09

Looks like I spoke to soon.  I put back on the weight that I lost last week.  A bit disappointing but it's not the worst thing in the world.  Looking forward to what tomorrow's weigh-in is as this is the first week of transitioning off of Medifast.

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1-9-2012 Weigh-in

by bhayden
11. January 2012 20:45

Weight - 219

Sugars - 107

The weight keeps coming off and I continue to be amazed.  I can't believe that I'm the weight I'm at now.  Some people strive their entire adult life to get down to their high school weight and I'm now below that.  Surreal.

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1-3-2012 Weigh-in

by bhayden
7. January 2012 12:38

Just a quick update this week as I've been feeling under the weather.  Lost another pound this week so that puts me solidly at 221.  Hope everyone enjoys the New Year, for the first time in a long time my resolution won't be to lose weight!

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12-19-2011 and 12-27-2011 Weigh-ins

by bhayden
29. December 2011 21:05

On the 19th I was 222, a lost of 5 pounds.  On the 27th I was only down a half a pound.  All things considered I'd say that was fairly good considering I lacked the same willpower I had during Thanksgiving (damn the cheese trays!).  We've decided that it's time to get off of Medifast and I will admit to being afraid of what the future will bring.  It's easy to lose weight when 5 of your meals are already planned and prepared for you.  It's much harder when you have to choose what it is that your eating.  I believe that we can do it, but it will be a truly difficult thing not to fall back into old habits.

Another oddity I was thinking about today.  For the past 15 years or so my New Year's resolution has always been to lose weight.  Now my resolution is going to be to keep it off.  I wonder if that subtle, but important difference will make all the difference in the world.

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12-5-2011 and 12-12-2011 Weigh-ins

by bhayden
15. December 2011 20:02

On 12/5 I was 227.  On 12/12 I was 228.  I refrained from posting because I didn't really believe I'd lost 7 pounds in one week.  Seemed fishy to be but I guess it holds up as I didn't shoot back up.  I finally cracked on the 9th.  I cheated.  With salad rolls.  Read that again.  I cheated and it was with vegetables and tofu!  They tasted delicious though.  

My sugars are still around the same range.  I think this might just be my "resting" norm now, 110-120. 

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11-28-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
30. November 2011 19:32

Weight: 234

Sugars: 110

I made it through Thanksgiving with very few hiccups.  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be but it was still hard to not overeat as well as go off the diet and eat my fill on Thanksgiving.  Many people asked me why I wasn't cheating, some sympathized with how if they went off a diet they never got on.  For me it was something deeper than that.  I'm trying to break a lifetime of emotional eating, and there's certainly no subtler time for emotional eating than on the holidays.  I'd like to think I'm making progress with this issue, but I won't truly find out till I'm off Medifast and am able to keep the weight off.

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11-21-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
30. November 2011 19:30

Weight: 237

Sugars : 95 

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11-14-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
16. November 2011 22:30

Weight: 238

Sugars: 119

No I didn't copy and paste from last week.  Disappointing week to say the least.  The holidays are coming up, a true test of my ability to stick with the diet.  I'm not planning on cheating and I think I'll be able to make it ok.  Also, EA Active is kicking my ass.  I'm seriously out of shape.

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11-7-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
7. November 2011 20:42

Weight - 238

Sugars - 119

So sugars are up, not really sure why.  My only guess is that I'm not walking as much as I was during the late summer/early fall.  I checked a gym out last week but was put off by the attitude of the person at the front desk.  I really do miss the Athletic Club, it was my kind of a gym.  In the meantime I think I'll see if I can't dig up EA Active and start toning at home before I go to work.  It really would be the easiest way (and cheapest).  Time's going by a warp speed it seems, I can't believe it's already November, and I actually weigh under 240 pounds.  A year ago I would've never thought I'd be this thin (not too much longer to go!).

I would like to take the time to scold all my skinny friends who didn't warn me of the following: 1) wow it gets cold and 2) chairs are seriously uncomfortable without padding.  Also, my bed is bigger.  Not in pure measurement, but with the two of us being smaller.  I think it's causing back problems for the both of us.

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