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Although my weight loss journey has been a very slow one, I am still travelling on it. Emergency surgery 2 weeks ago, which left me with a nearly 8 inch incision across the side of my tummy, has slowed down my progress BUT I am still losing, slowly but surely. 

This week’s weigh in result….lost half a pound! Hey, that’s a half a pound that was stuck to my fat ass last week and isn’t this week right?! 

I didn’t do so great this week, so I earned that sad loss. I had junk food…..Doritos and a chocolate bar…and Pepsi ….not once, but TWICE! I was feeling down and turned to yummy, fatty food for comfort. Emotional eating is actually a struggle for me but one that I have been doing pretty good with as of late, until this week that is. That and not being able to work out left me with a not so great loss, BUT any loss is still a loss right 🙂 

So, where am I at now?  

Starting Weight: 238 pounds

Current Weight: 227.5 pounds

Total Weight Loss to Date: 10.5 pounds 

   

My weight loss journey has been a very slow one. I’ve fallen off the wagon more times than I care to count, and there have been countless obstacles and delays along the way, the most recent being an emergency surgery which has knocked me off my feet for over a week now. 

However, today (Tuesdays are my normal weigh in day) I decided the hell with it! Whatever it is, it is. So I went to weigh in……

And was down 6 pounds!! What a relief!  

So I hit 2 milestones…..a total of 10 pounds lost, AND I’m out of the 230s and into the 220s. 9 pounds till my next goal which is 219! Yay me! 

This, of course, was motivation to keep going and now I absolutely cannot wait to get these staples out of my tummy so that I can start working out again!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me on my journey to a better, healthier, happier, and yes, slimmer me!  

Starting Weight: 238.5lbs

Current Weight: 228.5

Total Weight Loss to Date: 10 pounds

  

Welcome to the third instalment of The Diet Diaries. Today was weigh in day and I lost a 1/2 pound. Not a great loss, but it’s half of a pound lighter than I was last week, right? 
To he honest, although I wasn’t expecting any loss at all, I did feel a little discouraged. But I asked for it! Over the past week I ate out twice and went overboard with portions, and I only got in 1 short walk. This week I have to do better because I have big plans!

In 4 weeks I am taking a road trip all by myself! It’s a 3.5 hour drive which isn’t really a big deal but for this bipolar, high anxiety woman, it IS a big deal. I am going to visit one of my best friends whom I haven’t seen since this past summer. We are having a girls weekend, complete with shopping for new outfits and going bar hopping in the downtown district- something I have never. Again, this is a big deal for me. One huge step for me, one small step for mankind. But before we do, I really want to shed a few more pounds. So this week I really need to dig deep and drag up the motivation that I had last week. 

Thanks for stopping by and following in my journey. See you next week 🙂 

Starting Weight: 238.5

Week 2 weight: 234

Weight Lost to Date: 4.5 pounds 

  

Hi again 🙂 Welcome to the second instalment of the Diet Diaries. This is actually the second time I have written this post, but somehow the original post got deleted, which sucks, because I did not have a backup of it! 

Before I give this weeks weigh in result, let’s recap shall we!

Last week was week 1 and I made several small changes. Because my eating habits were sooooo bad, small changes make a big difference. I began eating breakfast, even if it was just a cereal bar with my coffee. I snacked when I felt hungry, mostly Special K 100 calorie snacks, light lunches, and a smaller than normal supper. I cut my 2 litre a day Pepsi addiction (and yes, it is an addiction!) down to a 1 can of diet Pepsi. I also stopped eating at night, a bad habit of mine that usually consisted of large amounts of junk food. 

So, did the changes pay off? YES!! I lost 4 pounds!! I was super excited! This loss was motivation for me to keep going! 

This week will bring more of the same as last week, and I plan to add some outdoor walking. Small steps toward the goal! 

Thanks for stopping by and following me on my weight loss journey! If you have any advice or your story to tell I would love to hear it. 

Starting weight: 238.5 pounds

Week 1 weight: 234.5 

Pounds Lost to Date: 4 pounds 

  

The Diet Diaries #1

Posted: March 15, 2015 in The Diet Diaries
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For those of you who haven’t read my posts Getting Fatter….One Pair of  Leggings at a Time or Sexy Back, then you might not know that I have a weight problem. To be more specific I am approximately (by my own personal standard and not the medical charts that suggest I should be 113 pounds) 75 pounds overweight. At 5 feet and 2 inches I am a hefty (aka fat!) 238 pounds. 

And if you happen to read my most recent posts Lithium and Taking My Life Back then you are aware that I have bipolar disorder, had a recent unpleasant experience with the drug lithium, and shortly thereafter made a decision to change my life; to start taking back parts of my life that had been stolen from me by this disorder. 

 We all know the health risks of being overweight and to be honest, that hasn’t even crossed my mind. However, the mental health risks are very important to me. Having to deal with bipolar disorder on a daily basis is difficult at best, and my struggle with my weight contributes largely to my poor self esteem, self isolation, and my morale, which in turn worsens many of my the negative feelings that this disorder causes.

So, as I said, I made a wise decision to start taking control of my life, one small step at a time, and the very first baby step is trying to shed some of these 75ish extra pounds. And this is where a new series of my blog was born. The Diet Diaries. 

My diet officially began last Tuesday and so far I have been doing well. I decided the best way to begin was to make small changes each week. My eating habits until this point had been terrible. I often lost my appetite for days at a time and barely ate at all, only to have my appetite return and eat like it was my last meal for several more days. My weaknesses are junk food (chips, chocolate, ice cream,etc) and pasta and I have an addition to Pepsi. I never ate breakfast and my biggest meal of the day would be supper, followed by a major pig out most nights before bed. A weight disaster in the making. 

So, this past week I made some small changes. I have started eating breakfast, even if it is just a cereal bar and yogurt, a light lunch and a small supper. I snack on healthy things in between meals (Special K snacks mostly) and stopped eating at night entirely. I also reduced my Pepsi intake to 1-2 cans of diet Pepsi a day as opposed to 2-3 litres of regular Pepsi daily. Small changes all working towards a common goal. This coming week will bring a couple more changes and I am hoping to begin an exercise routine. But first- weigh in #1 on Tuesday, after which I will post Diet Diaries entry #2. 

I hope you will join me on this journey of weight loss and share in my triumphs and slip ups, my good days and bad, my milestones and set backs. If you have any advice, or a weight loss story of your own, I would love to hear it, and if my own story somehow helps you on your own weight loss journey then great! See you soon!