Monday, February 15

Math and goals and weight, OH MY!

I don't know if I was living in la-la land, can no longer do math, or what my problem was. But I lied about how much was up. I was up 10 lbs! Freakin' 10 lbs.

My lowest yet was 334.6 lbs.

My weight on my fill day (last Tuesday) was 344.something lbs.

That's 10 lbs. Not 6 lbs. Hmph.

My weight today was 339.2 lbs.

In five days, I've lost 5+ lbs.

My new goal is to be below my lowest on my 3-month bandiversary (yes, cringe if you must at the name, but it is easy to use!), which would put me at 334.2 lbs.

I need to lose 5 lbs in the next 10 days. I realize this is very, very aggressive. But I've never been known to shy away from a good challenge.

I'm slowly accepting that my fill is not where I need to be but that it is doing something. I am still hungry most of the time. BUT I am finding that the band is doing its job in telling me when to stop. I can just feel that I'll get stuck if I eat another bite, so I stop. Unfortunately, that's usually before I'm full, so I'm battling the hungry monsters and it feels very much like a diet-gone-bad. Fortunately, it is helping with my weight loss and I am not snacking to compensate. Go me!

I'm prepping for a good week (holiday today, so I'm home with the kiddos) food-wise. With DH travelling for work, it's simple meals for us. I just chopped a bunch of cucumbers, mushrooms, and onions to add to salads that will also have romaine, chicken tenders, avocado, bleu cheese, pecans, and vinaigrette. Those will most likely be lunch and dinner most days. Breakfast is greek yogurt and a banana. Snacks are dry-roasted edamame, some jello mousse things (not my fav - weird texture - but I don't want to waste them), and apples. I also have stir-fry veggies and chicken if I want something else for dinner.
So, my plan is in place. I am heading for unchartered waters and determined to find my way with or without the proverbial paddle. The shorelines is barely visible in the distance. I'll get there...


  1. You will get there! You already lost half of what you put back on, so give yourself a pat on the back for that. And you can definitely do 5 pounds in 10 days - you just did 5 pounds in 5 days!!

    I don't know if you follow Tori, but she's doing an Easter Challenge and totally motivated me to do one too. It would be great to have you join us!

  2. I probably do follow Tori, but I'm bad with real names...what's her blog? I'd love to join!

  3. So great to hear a more positive you and your plan sounds great....

  4. Oh and where can i joing the challenge too

  5. Great plan, you'll be down the other 5 in NO time!!