The one thing I hate about weight loss is the scales. I made myself crazy this past month weighing myself almost daily. I have a tendency to do that, make myself crazy over what he scale says.
For about a month, I lost nothing. I went up a pound or two. I went down a pound or two. Mostly, though, I stayed the same. I hovered around 186 and it made me nuts. I weighed myself every day almost and would become upset because I just was not losing.
So, I stopped weighing myself every day.
Now I am starting to lose some weight again. I have dropped 5 pounds in the past two weeks. I also decided to just weigh myself once a week or so instead of every day.
Intellectually I know that everyone’s weight loss hits a plateau every now and again. I know this. Still, when it happens, it is easy to get discouraged and give up. Of course, I have a built-in “cannot give up button” because of the surgery. I mean, I guess I could totally blow it and stretch out my stomach by continually overeating the wrong kinds of food, but that would be counter productive, not to mention a colossal waste of money and time.
So, back to weighing myself once a week. Back to losing weight again until the next plateau. Hopefully my next plateau won’t last a month, but at least I will only have four days of disappointment and stress instead of 30. We shall see.
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So, I weighed myself today and I hit a new milestone. I’m down 40 pounds. I was a little bit pleasantly surprised. It has been more than a week since I lost anything and it seems as if my weightloss has slowed down.
I think some of the slow down is natural. I also think some of it had to do with the return of my period. So, now that I have completed my cycle, I decided to see if there was any difference today, and there was. Today, I weighed in at 258 pounds.
Tomorrow I go to the doctor and will get an official doctor’s office weigh-in so, I would say that this number is tentative until I am weighed on the doctor’s scale.
I’ll take it anyway, though! 🙂
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Today I went to the doctor to have the staples removed from my stomach. I was so happy to get rid of them. They were very uncomfortable. I’m still dealing with some minor pain and discomfort, but I am feeling much better. Eating has become easier as well.
I’ll be honest, the first couple of days were a lot harder than I thought they would be. The pain was incredibly bad and I had a lot of problems with nausea and discomfort. I found it hard to create an eating/protein shake/water drinking schedule. I definitely had days where I know I did not eat nearly enough. I tried to supplement food with protein drinks, but I know I did not get quite enough of those either. The past couple of days, however, I have had a much easier time.
Today, the nurse removed my staples and put tape across my scar to help keep the scar closed. I have to keep the tape on for ten days.
OK, now the big news. While I was at the doctor’s office, they weighed me. Today, I weighed 281 pounds. I started at 298. That is a 17 pound loss in 10 days.
I was surprised honestly. I was not sure if I had lost any weight. I was so focused on healing, walking, eating properly, that I have not focused on the weight loss yet. It feels good to see some results.
Today I am sharing a picture of my friend Guin’s cat. The cat’s name is Shelly. Shelly reminds me of my sister’s rag doll cat., except my sister’s cat has beige markings instead of black. I think Shelly is a beautiful cat.
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