You win some, you lose some Part 2

I was delighted to see a friend request on my Facebook page…  🙂

Until I found out that friend was my MIL  😦

 

Finally found tomato cages at Lowe’s…   🙂

But they only had 7, I need 8.   😦

 

Loved hearing a gentle rain shower outside my window this morning…   🙂

Until I realized it’s Monday and had to get up.   😦

 

I found a $10 off coupon from a local dept store in my purse…   🙂

That expired yesterday.   😦

 

Okay, so I’ve got the Monday blues and I got em bad. Why can’t weekends be 3 days instead of 2? I always wish I had just one more day…

I’ve had so much I wanted to blog about, but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and do it. Work has been so busy, but then after sitting in front of a computer for 8 hours a day the last thing I want to do is sit in front of one at home, so blogging has been on the back burner for awhile.

Well, I’m back on my doctor’s weight loss program. I went off the program in December and by March had gained 10 pounds. I thought, “It’s only 10 pounds, surely I can lose 10 pounds on my own!” I was going to give myself until October to lose it, but instead of losing, I have gained. So I decided that it was stupid to fight a losing battle. I know this program works for me; it’s affordable, so why wait? I called the Nurse Nazi on Thursday and she was so sweet when asked her if I could come back. “Well of course you can, honey – you can come back anytime!” So I went back and weighed in at 170! Yikes! But I will say that I had a very heavy lunch that day and was wearing my heaviest, bulkiest jeans that day, not mention that it was 4 in the afternoon (excuses excuses), so I don’t think my actual first-thing-in-the-morning weight is that high, but still. That’s a decade I never wanted to see again. Nurse Nazi was so encouraging, “Don’t you worry about that number honey, it won’t be around for long!” God bless her!

I just gotta say, I love this program. For once, I’m not bombarded constantly with thoughts of food and fat and losing weight. My head feels uncluttered and I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, knowing I’m doing something that I have been successful with before. And when I’m taking the pills, I automatically eat better. I snacked on fruit and walnuts all weekend instead of cookies and ice cream. I eat small enough portions that I don’t feel sluggish after I eat. I wait long enough between meals that I get a little hungry and so the food I eat tastes a hundred times better. I don’t know if it’s the pills themselves or the whole package – the pills, the daily exercise, the weekly weigh in, the accountability, but whatever it is, it works FOR ME

I also told Nurse Nazi to NOT let me quit halfway through this time. I want to go all the way with it this time – she said if I would stick with it, they would teach me some things about maintenance so that I wouldn’t regain the weight, so that’s encouraging too.

I’m really ready to start a new chapter in my life, weight loss being just one small part of that. I’m ready to do something a little more challenging with my knitting (you can only make so many coasters!), and I am thinking of organizing a walking group one night a week so I can reconnect with some old friends while doing something healthy. I think I’m finally ready to make an effort to change my life instead of waiting for someone else to change it for me. I think I finally understand that change IS possible and I have what it takes to bring about that change – I just wish it hadn’t taken me this long to realize it.

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12 thoughts on “You win some, you lose some Part 2

  1. Why do we fight the things that work? I know I am always searching for something new yet know if I just did what I was doing when I was losing weight, I would lose weight.

    Anyway, I wish you much success.

    I know finding the time to blog is tough. After I read blogs, I’m too tired or ran out of time to blog something new, so right now I’m happy reading everyone elses’ blogs.

    • No problem Suzanne! My doctor has a weight control program that includes a low dose appetite suppressant, B12 shots, weekly weigh ins, daily exercise and close monitoring of food intake (keeping a food log). I lost 30 pounds doing this last summer, and really I think the food and exercise had more to do with it than the pills, but doing it all together just seems to make something click with me. I’d like to lose another 30, but if I can lose 20 I’ll be happy!

  2. Hey Miss Jill-
    Long time..no Susie..Sorry..I kinda fell off the wagon..and then couldn’t figure out or didn’t even bother to try to get back on…But I am HERE..WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO..and I had to come check on you. Good luck with the Dr. ‘s program!! I look forward to hearing about your successes!! Hope you are doing well!! I got weighed tonight too..and I was like..um is someone else on here with me..big ol number. We can only go down from here..

  3. Saw your comment on cranky fitness about your garden, and had to come check out your blog! Glad you are back on a program that works for you, and hope your garden rewards you with lots of happy food!

  4. Hey Jill–here I am at camp replying to you–how bout that?! Good for you, that old accountability works pretty good, doesn’t it?

    Hope I don’t do too much damage on this vacay. Sure is hard, though…

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