I'm optimistic about the Armour - and am looking forward to feeling more energy and seeing some weight loss.
Originally Posted by Candy in Wonderland
Today - weight is back down to 189.3 and I don't feel all puffy and bloated. I think this is my true weight at the moment. So, I am reaching for my low of 186 - and then I will count the rest at real weight loss again. 186 was June 22nd. I'd like to see that number by July 22nd - but that would just be too much to expect. But, a little hope never hurts! Doc wants to see me lose the weight slowly ---- 30 pounds over 5 years! UGH - thats 1/2 pound a month! No thank you! I'm going to lose this weight much faster than that! My GOAL is to weight 135 again - and I'm wanting to see that in a year. Thats 54 pounds from right now. So, thats a reasonable 1 pound a week. And if it comes off faster - then thats just a big fat bonus! Or maybe I should say a "skinny" bonus! I have a closet full of clothes waiting to be worn next summer! Lots of cute capris and summer tops! I WILL be wearing them. And all my bigger sizes will be sent to the Good Will! I want nothing but a closet full of medium sized tops and size 8 or under pants! Last time I weighed 135 I was a size 6 - and I'm hoping to get there again. Heck with the say they keep downsizing clothes I might even see a size 4! wouldn't that just be to darn bad!
I figure..... since I started this in November - these past months have been my learning curve part of the process. From here - I KNOW what I'm doing and now its time to get serious and put into action what I've learned. Seems reasonable, right? I mean I can't keep doing this and just PLAYING with it - I have to APPLY it!
I think ---- well, I'm optimistic that the thyroid issue has been a major part of my not being able to lose weight. Cuz honestly I haven't eaten more than 1500 calories in a day more than a handful of times over the past 9 months. I keep track every day! So, if my doc says I should be maintaining at 1500 without doing anything except sitting around reading books all day - then I should definitely have been losing! I've been pretty darn active! Mowing the grass 2 times a week (which translates into 1 mile of walking), walking in the neighborhood 1-2 miles several times a week. Biking several very long rides! Hiking a couple of times. At work I climb up and down those stairs at least 6 times a day, and I have stairs in my own home. So, I do a lot more than sit around and play on the computer or read books! Damn THYROID! And on top of that.......... my bowel issues seem to be a result of the thyroid issue as well! I have had NO diarrhea in, I think 6 days now........ maybe 7. I stopped even thinking about it cuz its just so darn nice to be normal again! All I know is -- I go "big potty" once a day like a normal person! YEAH! I'm more excited about that than I am about the prospect of losing weight! But, that won't be the case once I start to see the scales moving again..........
Okay.......... I'm on day 3 of my Tae Bo workout. LOVING IT! Its definitely an aerobic workout -- but the movements are not that 80's bouncy-jane fonda thing. Its kicking and punching to music. When I was doing this workout 12 years ago I was doing it in a karate studio with a small group of other women - it was fun! I even led the class several times when the leader wasn't feeling up to it. Thats when I weighed 135, was a size 6 and was in the best shape of my life. I was also 12 years younger! But, I'm loving it. I'm working at it slowly - so I'm quiting when I get fatigued. I'll be very excited when I can do the entire thing!
And on that note............. its time to get my Tae Bo booty moving!
Edit: Yesterday report:
Last edited by tomi; 07-18-2012 at 11:43 AM.
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