This entry is all over the place--sorry! I'm in the middle of about 10 different projects right now.
My wedding anniversary came and went on Tuesday. But today is another day to anniversary to celebrate--I know a lot of people call this their "rebirthday". Today is the day, in 2009, that I weighed in at 253 pounds and decided to change my life. I began cutting back on my food intake by counting WW points. Exactly a year later, I weighed in at a "normal BMI" weight of 144. I actually took some "before" pictures on Aug 19, 2009, but I truly didn't think I was going to lose the weight--and the pictures are extremely embarrassing, so I don't want to post them. The look on my face is awful! As a cop-out, I'll just post my most recent comparison picture ;)
I looked back at my very first food journal, and laughed. Want to see it?
I hate yogurt and salad, but apparently I thought I needed to eat them to lose the weight? That only lasted one day. My advice? Eat things you enjoy, otherwise you won't stick with it very long! It's kind of fun to look back and see the food phases I went through--for a couple of months, I ate oatmeal for breakfast and lunch every day, because I loved it so much. I also had a long phase of eating a brownie sundae every day--a No Pudge! brownie with PB2, topped with frozen yogurt and a little Hershey's syrup. That lasted about 3 months.
But anyways, to kick off my rebirthday, I had to go get (fasting) blood work done this morning. I went to my primary care doctor yesterday for a physical, and my insurance requires that I get a blood lipid profile and blood sugar testing. It'll be interesting to see the numbers. Last time I had them done was in July 2010, and I was about the same weight I am now.
Oh, and speaking of "specimens" for the lab... At the doctor's office yesterday, I used the restroom while I was waiting to see the doctor. When I was washing my hands, I noticed that there was a little door in the wall next to the sink, and there was a sign on it that said "Please place specimens in here." I have no idea why, but I was so tempted to look and see if there were any specimens in there! Hahaha, but I didn't. It was just odd--I've never seen that before.
So everything went well with the doctor yesterday. I had her document the problems I'm having with my loose belly skin, and she definitely thinks I would benefit (medically) from getting a tummy tuck. My plastic surgery consult is a week from today!! I'm so nervous. Jerry is off work, so he's going to go with me (I hate driving in Detroit by myself!) while my mom watches my kids.
I spent a long time yesterday making a Garmin tutorial page to send out with my Garmin. I am going to try and ship it today. I just need to buy some packing tape first. I got it all boxed yesterday and then realized I have no tape. I'm also trying to work on typing recipes. I probably have about 40 more to go right now. I'm excited to get them all on the blog and into one place--it'll be easy on me when I need to find something.
the best grilled cheese EVER. I also bought a bag of almonds--let's hope that they last as long as they should! Almonds tend to be a binge food for me, but usually it's when I have chocolate chips in the house too (I eat them together). I don't have any chocolate chips right now, and I won't buy them.
Today was my first once-a-month weigh-in. I wasn't too thrilled. Normally, when I really focus on counting calories, the weight drops pretty quickly, at least for a few weeks. But this time, it's not really going anywhere. I was 148 today. My only theory is that I started my advanced 10k training this week, so I've been running every day. And when I exercise, my body likes to hold on to weight. THAT is the reason I didn't exercise for the first 60 pounds I lost--every time I would start, my weight loss would stall, so I'd quit again. I know that your muscles tend to hold on to water when you do more exercise than you're used to, so hopefully that should level off soon. I might weigh in another week or two just to see :)
If you saw the "specimens" door in the bathroom, would you have peeked? ;)
Also, do you go through phases with food? I tend to get really obsessed with something, buy a ton of it and eat it daily, and then one day I just STOP. And move on to something else.