Weigh-in #7 ~ Success!!

This past weigh-in was a success, but at the same time I feel it could be a false negative. I say this based on what happened last week, if you recall? On Saturday morning, I weighed myself and I weighed 305 lbs, now according to my last weigh-in, I lost 5.7 lbs, that seems like a lot to me. I didn’t do anything significantly different from last week. So I was pretty shocked when I seen 305 lbs. I’m almost scared to weigh in Saturday thinking it’ll be back up to 310, I’m having a hard time really passing into the 200’s. But I am not giving up. I’m really happy with what I see going on, to date I have lost 40.6 lbs, and that is a big accomplishment for anyone obese that is trying to lose weight. Yay go me

Back before I decided to get on a diet and change my lifestyle, I feel I was really hitting rock bottom. I am on the computer a lot, so I am sitting a lot, and I need to be in a comfortable chair. I had been using my fiancĂ©’s computer chair, well one of them, we eventually needed a new one. So off we were to Staples, to see if I could find an ample one. I sat in one, felt good, was an excellent price, and we took it home. For the next few weeks, it became uncomfortable, the fat on my hips hit the chair and I just couldn’t use it anymore. So, the love of my life, said we’d get another chair for me. I shopped around online (most obese people have to shop online, it sucks I’m telling you), and found a chair, for $200 or a bit over, and it was for a large person, like my size large or larger. Okay well it arrived, was put together and I was in heaven.

Over another period of a few months, the chair kind of broke? Since I’m sitting a lot, the hydraulic cylinder just didn’t work anymore, so it’s messed up, but not completely broken, because I just have to replace the cylinder and it will work again. The thing is, when I was using it, it made me lean forward, so it was putting pressure on my knees, which is not good. I would get up, with achy back, knees and hips.

Right, so during all this time is when I finally started my diet. After being on the diet for awhile and I started to notice changes in how things fit, how I felt. I decided to start using the other chair again. I am so happy to say that I can sit on it, and my hips are not hurting anymore, as I lost fat there I suppose. I am happy about that, more than you can imagine. There are so many things I can do now, that I was struggling with before.

Getting into the car was a little problem, but got better after we got a new car, but still had a lil problem as the car was small than the truck we had. Well, now I get in without a problem, I don’t have to lift my ass as much to put the seat belt in, yay again!! Going up and down the stairs is a lot easier, no huffing and puffing mid way. Gosh I can’t tell you how happy I am.

And you know what makes it even better? Is having someone like William by my side, being 100% supportive. My journey is not even half way done, but I know in time I will get there, and I plan on staying there. I want to do things with William, enjoy life like I never have. I think being overweight most of my life, I really haven’t experienced life as much as I’d like to. That is all going to change little by little.

I just went on and on. There are probably lots of little stories like that I will share here and there. But that is it for my weigh in for now, till next time!!

Dieting and Me

Not on a dietSo it has been a while since I posted. I have been super busy with some of my other websites, but now that I have that in order *yay* I can start blogging normally. So the last I posted about was the biggest loser, I’m not going to get into that, instead I am going to briefly talk about my dieting, as the title suggests.

 

In January 2014, I decided to finally fulfill one of my New Years resolutions, I’m trying to do more than one but a big one that a lot of us have a hard time keeping up with is losing weight. So I dove right in. Found out what my calorie intake should be, it’s 1,660, and I have been doing wonderful. Being that the weather has been so cold, going out and walking was not an option, because I have a bad knee and I don’t want to risk walking and slipping and re-injuring my knee, because that will lead to hospital time and a big fat bill.

 

I had already been in the hospital this year, I don’t want to go again. So I am waiting for some wonderful warm weather to start so I can start my walking, even if it is just to the laundry facility here in the complex, it’s something, then go to the Post office and CVS. I think it’s a beginning. To date I have lost 32.5 lbs, I am very proud of that, because that is the most I ever lost in my life, being at the weight I am now, which I am too embarrassed to share at this moment heh It is a slow process, as you all know, losing is harder than gaining. I’m planning to perhaps get a treadmill for walking at home. Any suggestions? Nordictrack looks good. But we’ll see.

 

My eating habit is much better. I’ve been eating some prepared meals, mostly at lunch time. Everything I consume is charted, in my handy MyFitnessPal app, it’s a great app, I’m sure I have talked about it before. William usually will buy me the Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine etc, since I only have them for lunch, occasionally dinner they last. So when a sale comes around, you know we are buying. I know don’t use reg sugar, I use substitute sugar, I’m happy with Truvia and Stevia Organic, I drink fat free milk, I use fat free cheese, always looking for the lowest calorie items.

 

William is my #1 supporter on this, since he is here. He is incredible, and I thank the lord I found someone like that, none of my ex’s were like that, I tell you, HE IS THE ONE, for me anyway. I’m not ready to show photos of myself, again way too embarrased, but when I have felt that I see a difference, perhaps then I will. I have to say I do feel it. I use to walk up the stairs and get winded out before I reached the top, no longer happens, I am so happy. You have no idea. This is my journey, I thank you for coming along with me. You can see what I eat, I post photos on instagram, you can see that on the sidebar to the right. Follow if you like, and if you are a MyFitnessPal user, add me as a friend, or contact me here on this site, I’ll look for you.

 

Ok that is it for now, have a great day!