Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday - 5 Weeks Into Diet

weigh-in wednesday
diagnosis: high cholesterol
clinical goal: intake of less than 200mg cholesterol per day to reduce bad cholesterol by 10/20/11
personal goal: drop 20 lbs by 10/20/11

Back on July 20, 2011, I posted a personal plea to all my blog-world friends for healthy recipes, tips, websites, etc. after I had been diagnosed with fairly high cholesterol.  I'm still willing to take suggestions, so please link up in the comments here!!

I am still using MyPlate to help me track everything that's going into my mouth.  Last week wasn't a very good week for me, but by last Friday, I'd gone back down to my lowest weight so far on this journey.

results (as of 8/24/11):
actual weight lost/gained this week: LOST 2.8 lbs (woohoo!!!  so excited after last week's gain!)
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actual weight lost/gained since 7/20/11: a total of 12.95 lbs LOST!!
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accountability on cholesterol intake: I am still very  successfully keeping my intake under 200mg per day; most days, it's even under 100mg per day!
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Wii Fit...Yep...Still at it!  I am trying to hit about 35 minutes each morning.  Since school started last week, my schedule is a little off.  I don't start until after I've spent some time in the Word and then maybe after I've caught up on reading a blog or ten... I've been getting in about 12 minutes before it's time to get Moira up and then once she's off to school I try to squeeze in another 20 or so before I have to start getting Peyton going for the day.  I've also been trying to fit in one or sometimes even two little workouts mid-day or in the evening.  I've had some days where I've done about an hour and 15 minutes total by the end of the day.

I was so frustrated last week with just a 0.4 lb weight gain for that week.  I tried harder this week to stay in control.  I was more in control.  I feel like I'm back on track!  This is the lowest weight I've been since Ron and I did the Daniel Fast back in January.  That was just temporary.  Outside of that, I haven't seen this weight in about 10 years!

I forgot to take "before" pics before starting on this journey.  I hit the end of the first month on the 20th.  I have two months to go until I have my bloodwork redone.  I decided now is a good time to post some pics.  I  set about taking this series of photos and realized very quickly that I am really being real with you guys in posting these.  I haven't shared my actual weight.  I still won't.  I'm ashamed of it.  I'm a size 14.  I'll say that - and that is something that doesn't come easy.  14.  I guess that's average in today's world, but society would say that that is just horrible.  I'm not saying this in any way to offend other size 14 ladies out there.  For me, being this weight and that size makes me feel so sad, pathetic, disgusting, ungainly, unsightly, SO SO SO unattractive.  I have long had a problem with my self-image.  Seeing the pictures I took of me to showcase the "before" makes me so very sad.  Ron said to use them as motivation.  I guess that's about all I can do with them.  I'm not at all happy.  And this is me after losing weight.  I shudder to think what the same series of pictures would have looked like last month!

Don't worry, you won't be seeing this body
in a bikini on the beach anytime soon!

Love handles AND "mom jeans".
I need some serious help!!

Nope.  Not a baby bump.  I wish!!
Just letting it all hang out.

Covering up a multitude of sins.
I am so saddened.  I knew I was overweight, but the pictures make me see myself in a different light.  It's not good.  I'm keeping it real here.  Just sharing the real "me".  I hope that in a couple months' time, the same series of pictures will look drastically a good way!!  BUT - SO SO SO thankful that I'm down almost 13 lbs!!  These pics are going to be but a distant memory real soon!!

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