Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In (week 11) ~ 224

This time last week it looked like I was headed for a big drop this week. I was super busy, walking and not eating. I think I had dropped three pounds between Wednesday and Friday. Then the weekend hit and I caved. I didn't give in to one little temptation. No. I ate crap all weekend long. I ate Jack-in -the-Box - no fries but I did enjoy a yummy Oreo milk shake at 780 calories. I just kept eating and eating. It was a little scary. I kept waiting for the Hubs to say something like, "Has Satan taken a stronghold over you because you seem to have lost your mind???????", but he didn't day say a word. He just watched me dish up my bowl of ice cream on Sunday night and smother it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Other than the ice cream, I don't even remember what I ate but I know it wasn't good. I do remember thinking that if I could come up with a miracle weight loss diet eating only ice cream, I'd be one happy millionaire.

Not surprisingly, Monday came and I had gained some poundage over the weekend. Bummer. So, back on the track (literally) I sprang and now, I am where I was this time last week.

I did go to see my doctor yesterday do review my most recent lab results and that was fairly rewarding. My bad cholesterol was down 30 points. My blood pressure was really low and my thyroid is now being over treated. My blood sugar is still borderline bad but I'm thinking that is going to improve. I convinced my doctor to not reduce my thyroid medication. I'm finally able to lose weight. Lowering my dosage would make it harder. She gave me 90 more days and if I test the same, she'll lower it. Here's to some serious weight loss over the next 90 days!

If you're wondering why everybody doesn't just pump up their thyroid in an attempt to lose weight and over medicate forever, it's not an unheard of idea. It's my understanding that it's done by a lot of people that need to be skinny for their professions. (ie. models and actresses) Unfortunately, it will mimic the effects of menopause and cause damage to organs and bone loss. Bummer.

I think that if I found time to write more, I could more easily avoid dietary breakdowns like last weekend. That was pretty ridiculous. Hopefully, I can redeem myself this week.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In (week 10) ~ 224

It's Thursday today, not Wednesday but I did weigh myself yesterday and I had lost a pound. It was a crazy day as so many are and there was no time to post or for that matter eat.

Here's a review of Wednesday:

5:30 - Take Midge to the pool and walk 3.5 miles while she swims.
7:00 -  Make the Big Guy's lunch, feed the girls, pack our lunches for the park and take a shower
7:45 - More little people arrive.
8:30 - Walk to the park (.75 miles) with the little people.
10:00 - Walk home (straight uphill) from the park & feed the girls a snack
10:45 - Leave for the little people's swimming lessons.
11:30 - Head to the water park with five kids in tow to meet other kids and watch them frolic.
3:00 - Arrive home and have give the girls pop cycles & then clean the girls up from the popsicles.
4:30 - Make dinner for the Big Guy and the girls.
5:00 - Head to church to help out with VBS.
8:45 -  Go home to get Bubba's sleeping bag so she can camp out on the field at church with Midge and their friends.
9:45 - Home & on the couch with the Big Guy only for a minute before I realize I can't keep my eyes open anymore.

Did I mention that it was 95 degrees yesterday?  Ahhh. This season of life will pass quickly and I will soon miss every busy minute of it........ but I WILL probably have more time to blog.