Monday, February 2, 2009

To lose or not to lose, that is the question.

I pray I am finally truly ready to let go of it.
Saturday showed another big loss for me, I'm down 3.2 more pounds. So in the last two weeks I've lost a total of six pounds. This is great news since 3 weeks ago I had gained 4.6 after being away from my Weight Watchers meetings for exactly four weeks. Now the challenge will be can I continue to lose? I haven't lost this much weight so quickly since I first started WW. At this point I don't know if it is due to my daily 1600 calorie regime or the fact that I've been sick the last three weeks! Maybe it's a combination of both. Whatever the case, I'm a bit nervous. I think I've reached my boiling point. I want to be done with this goal and start my six weeks of maintenance so I can become a lifetime WW member. I only need to lose six more pounds. I think I actually want to lose more than that but I don't have too if I don't want too in order to qualify for starting the WW maintenance plan. Right now my BMI is in the healthy range so that is a relief and my waist size is a tad bit less than half my height. & although I am tall, I'm not a big boned girl so I wonder if I'd probably be a little more comfortable with even less weight on me. I guess that is another decision I have to make once I lose these last six pounds. I often hear the last five pounds are the hardest to shed. Maybe that won't apply to me since I haven't made up my mind yet as far as exactly how much I want to lose!

This week should give me a clearer picture in terms of how much I can realistically expect to lose on 1600 calories a day since I seem to be fully recovered from what I think may have been the flu followed by a nasty stomach virus that lasted four days. I'm surprised I didn't gain weight with all the white bread and salty crackers and ginger ale I had been eating. I haven't had a piece of fruit or a vegetable since last Monday! Today I will attempt a berry banana soy milk smoothie. Yum, I can't wait!
This week I commit to staying positive while I track my calories. I also commit to drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and exercising at least one hour a day.
I have no illusions, I know it's not easy, yet I feel up to the challenge for today.

Every year we let our Yorkie Priscilla play with the wrapping paper on Christmas day. She loves paper. Here she is looking all innocent. If you had seen her just moments earlier you wouldn't have recognized her-kind of like me after I've eaten a chocolate bar!


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww.. Priscilla is just adorable.
Thank you for your comments on my blog. I shall come back again soon and do the search to see more photo's of her. :-)

I hope you are feeling well again soon. It sounds like you have had a really poorly few weeks. :-(

Maggie and Mitch said...

Good for you on the weight loss!
Priscilla is a real cutie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

She's so precious. PGma

Anonymous said...

I'm going to sit outside your house and when you leave will kidnap doggie!! xxxxx

Soulsis said...

Soulsis the weight loss is awesome. I have a feeling you will have a loss again this week. So proud of you for continuing even tho I know it has been tough and frustrating, you are an inspiration during my own tough time. Your determination spurs me on, builds me up, gives me hope that I can do this. Love you.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: you will have walk over my dead body to get to the little fur ball. :-) PGma

Lily Hydrangea said...

Priscilla is feeling very flattered right now. Her head is twice the size it was yesterday!

Connie said...

I am a lifetime ww member. Once I got it, I stopped going and gained it all back. Keep on going, that is the secret to keeping on track.

Soulsis said...

Hey Happy Birthday hope you have something brilliant planned for today - Saturday birthdays are the best!
Love you

Lydia said...

Sounds like you are really dropping the # now. It's wonderful. What is that waist-1/2-weight equation? I should probably know about that!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Your blog is very nice, thoughtful and insightful.
Priscilla is a be-yoo-ti-ful girl!!

I hope you don't mind if I follow this one. I loved it!!

Please drop by mine if you have a minute or two.

Steady On,

Reggie Girl

Pagan Sphinx said...

Good for you! WW worked great for my weight loss six years ago but a lot of life changes, including a divorce, later and I've gained it all back. I've tried twice to go back on but the loss is so small each time that I've given up.

Anyway, enough about me! Hang in there! I wish you the very best.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Hi Lydia,Thanks for your encouraging words.
Dr Oz, often seen on Oprah, believes men should keep their waist size at 40" or less & women should keep theirs at 35" or less. Then I read that for optimal health, your waist line should be no more than half your height. But I can't remember where I read that! If I come across that info again I 'll do a post about it.