Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm Back...

Actually I've been back for a week or so. And I made it through some stressful weeks and have actually LOST 2.5 pounds! Yeah, I never would have believed it either, but WeeFee doesn't lie!* Although I did eat while we were in Ft. Worth and Denton, I tried to not consume everything on my plate most of the time (having a husband who will happily accept food is nice). We did a fair amount of walking (downtown Ft. Worth, the Stockyards, UNT) and I did ok with it - apparently I have built up a fair amount of stamina from all the exercising I did, and it paid off - go me!

Funny thing about not exercising for a few weeks - the first day I got back with WeeFee, I felt fine and did my usual 45 minutes. Today, I stopped after 30 minutes and I am really feeling the backs of my thighs! Weird. I had a nice ride on IpoHolo the other night - went 2 1/2 miles easily before it got too dark - didn't want to risk running over another stick and getting a flat tire again!

I'm trying a new thing - shakes/LC meals on Th/F/S - it's easy to do while I work, and eating between 800-900 calories a day on the other days (still doing the LC meals for dinner if we don't have anything low cal to cook). I realize that I probably won't lose as many pounds per week this way, but I'm "training" myself to eat small meals and not overdo on portion sizes. We'll see how this goes...I still want to lose quite a bit more, but realistically I can't be on shakes forever.

Oh, I put up a new picture of me today - I have cheekbones, woot! Not the greatest shot, but considering the photographer (me) it's decent.


*When I informed my son Sam of the weight loss, he had the gall...nay, the unmitigated nerve to say that I really didn't lose weight, I lost muscle. Now that's just crazy talk! Everybody knows that pounds off on a scale means weight is lost - at least for women. Fool.

8 comments:

  1. Your picture really is different with the smaller face, hardly recognize you. The weight loss is wonderful and I agree it is not muscle it is that stuff we put on from eating too much good food! Learning to watch what you eat is the most important thing about losing weight and will keep it off for the long run.

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  2. Huge difference in your face. Stay on that horse! Go girl!

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  3. Thanks, both of you! I appreciate it!

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  5. We'll try this again!

    So how much weight has Jeff gained from cleaning your plate?

    (and I agree about the new pic... very nice!)

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  6. I would say "can you believe" that Jeff has LOST weight, but anybody who has had a man in their life knows how easy it is for them to lose weight compared to a woman. The unfairness of life continues!

    Oh, and thanks about the picture comment! :)

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  7. T would switch to Diet Coke and immediately lose 20 lbs, and wondered why I couldn't do the same. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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