This page will track my progress as I, once again, attempt to shed excess weight. Since quitting my job, I have gained back 12-15 of the 45 pounds I had lost during the previous 1.5 years. So, I am determined to not only halt the progress of my re-gain, but also reverse the trend.

As I scream towards 40, it is only getting more difficult to keep my weight in check. So, if I post it, and document it, and ask all my dear friends and family out there to hold me accountable, perhaps success will be more attainable.

So, here is the big news. I am cutting cream out of my coffee. It is a start.

Day 1, 5pm, no cream sucks.

So, it has been a couple weeks now, and I am down about 8-10 lbs. It is always harder to keep on the calorie counting regime when Dave is home, and if we go to Minnesota or out with friends it seems imossible. Oh well. I have been trying hard to walk regularily and do situps and some weight lifting.

Still no diet Coke and no cream in my coffee. I am certainly drinking less coffee, and I suppose that isn’t all bad. I was drinking ALOT.

So a few weeks into this now, kind of stuck. But whatever, a little stressed with the move and all that. Haven’t gained any, just haven’t lost anymore either. So goes the battle.

8/29/09

Back to drinking cream. Don’t care! I have been working out 1.5-2 hours a day nearly every day for the last 2 weeks. (thanks Auntie Megan) So, I am rewarding myself with cream. I don’t know waht the scale says, but Dave says I look good. Of course, he has an ulterior motive. Whatever, I will take it.

Ok first update in almost a year. 6/27/2010

Ok, it is important to know this …

I no longer drink coffee with cream.  I indulge in one latte a week, and have started making them skinny lattes (although that truly does pain me)  and I make it a practice to drink diet Coke only on Sundays.  I know this is an arbitrary rule, and makes no sense but it is just is, so that is how it goes.

Since having surgery on my shoulder, and now recovering from that a bit over the last 3+ weeks, I find myself with more energy than I have had in 2 years.  I have set a goal to run a 5k on August 15.   I completed my 3rd week in a 9 week training schedule this afternoon.  In another 2 weeks I hope to get cleared to start lifting weights again.  I am terribly excited for that!

So my weight stays the same, but perhaps as I am able to do more, things will change, and at the very least, I will continue to get stronger.

4 responses »

  1. I have noticed a certain loss of elasticity in my skin. So now I have the added concern that if I lose 10-15 pounds, that my excess skin will just hang there. So lose the weight now in the few years you have left before these skin issues hit in the mid 40s.

  2. Sandie! Our old computer died, along with all my old emails, and I’ve been searching for a way to get ahold of you. Please write back if you get this. We just heard the scary news about Dave, and have been “praying without ceasing”. You guys are never far from my mind, and we Love you so much. Can’t wait to see you!!

  3. Your friend is right about the skin “just hanging there”. My skin has been several sizes too big on me ever since the pregnencies. One of the reasons I don’t worry about losing weight.
    What’s the big deal with drinking diet coke? No calories, drink all you want. I actually gained weight when I stopped drinking it for a few months.
    Just be glad everything works and don’t worry about how it looks. Can’t be a hot 20 year old forever!

  4. Your friend is right about the skin “just hanging there”. My skin has been several sizes too big on me ever since the pregnencies. One of the reasons I don’t worry about losing weight.
    What’s the big deal with drinking diet coke? No calories, drink all you want. I actually gained weight when I stopped drinking it for a few months.
    Just be glad everything works and don’t worry about how it looks. Can’t be a hot 20 year old forever!

    +1

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