My weightloss journey (WLJ) and other musings, links and RANTS!

Friday, March 30, 2012

I Finally Did IT!!!

I promised myself that I would pierce my nose when I made my 10% for Weight Watchers.  I made it last week but couldn't get up the courage to do it. Today, I did it!  AND YES , IT DID HURT A LOT.  But only for a few seconds.  Here is the proof I did it.  I love it and so does my 12 Y/O granddaughter.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


‎64 STICKS OF BUTTER!!!! I lost .6lbs this week. Not as big of a loss as I would like but more than 2 sticks of butter and the total so far is 16lbs or 64 STICKS OF BUTTER.

Also today, I was able to walk all three 45 minute segments on the treadmill without taking any pain medication.  The Walmart version of the Osteo BiFlex with MSM is making a world of difference.  Maybe with the loss of a few more pounds I'll be able to start jogging.......

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sod, Tomatoes and Avacados!

On Saturday I bought 16 pieces of sod and started working from where I left off last Fall. Then today I bought 3 Mr Stripey tomato plants and 3 Lemon Boy tomato plants.  I still need some more tomato plants - I need an orange variety and a good red variety.

I also want some peppers, like banana peppers and jalapenos and some spices.  But before I can plant the spices I need some kind of spice planter......

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Weigh In and Scale Victories

I was down 2.4 pounds this week for a total of 15.4 pounds.  I made my 10 % loss and I'm overweight, not OBESEI'm also under 140 pounds.  The last time my weight was this low was this time in 2009. I have 34.8 pounds to goal.  My comparison photo has been updated. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weigh In Day

Woot! Down another pound this week for a total of 13 pounds.  That's more than 25% of what I want to to lose. 

I will be posting an updated picture when I have lost 15 pounds because that will be 10% of my starting weight and I actually hope that I will scoot right past 140 and go into the 130s by the end of this month.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Small Updates

I have a mammogram tomorrow - YUK! and I weigh in on Wednesday or Thursday.  The scale has been friendly all week.  Thursday is the day I want to get back to, but we'll see.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weight Watchers Weigh In and Beck's Diet Solution Day 3

I  was down .8 pounds at tonight's weigh in for a total of 12 pounds lost.  I only need 3 more to make my 10% lost.

The day 3 exercise for Beck's Diet Solution is to commit to always eat sitting down and not to eat while doing something else like being at the computer or watching TV.  Eating meals sitting down won't be difficult but not having a snack while being at the computer or watching TV will be tough.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beck.s Diet Solution Day 2

I am working through the Beck's Diet Solution book with a group on the Weight Watchers message boards.  It is day and an interesting group. Supposed to teach us how to think like thin people.  I would like to get back to that mentality.

I was thin all of my life until I started menopause and quit smoking at about the same time.  I went from about 96 pounds to 123.  I joined WW and got down to 105 and felt great.  It wasn't quick for me. It took more that 6 months to lose 18 pounds which is within the guidelines they give you but seemed to take forever.

This time (about the 7th) I started at 155.2 and have lost 11.2 in 3 months. I want to be below 139 for my birthday on April 13 but I am happy each week that I don't post a gain and ecstatic when I post a loss.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Great Thought!

I saw this on Facebook and had to share with everybody.  I think I will make this one of my cards for Beck's Diet Solution.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Weigh in and New Doctor Appointment

I was down .4 at my weigh in on Wednesday.  I now weigh 144 and am 4 pounds from being out of the OBESE category.  I can't wait to be overweight not OBESE.

Yesterday I had my new patient appointment with my new Primary Care Provider (PCP).  She thinks I'm doing great with my weight loss and thinks that WW is a  good plan.  I am waiting on referral appointments for dermatology and a colonoscopy.  I had xrays done on my left knee and left foot for the pain and also had blood drawn for complete baselines for EVERYTHING!

I'll post more when I know more.