Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday - 9 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.  I haven't been quite as diligent about tracking everything...but I'm trying to keep up with it!  

results (as of 9/21/11):
actual weight lost/gained this week: LOST 3.2 LBS 
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actual weight lost/gained since 7/20/11: a total of 16.35 lbs LOST!!
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accountability on cholesterol intake: I am still very  successfully keeping my intake under 200mg per day; for the most part, I am keeping it under 100mg each day!
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I weighed in last week and had gained 0.4 lbs.  Although my total weight lost was 13.15, I was still discouraged because it meant that the slump I've been in for the past few weeks or so had continued.  That said, when I weighed myself the following morning, I LOST weight.  I lost weight again on Friday, then Saturday.  Perhaps the slump was broken?!?!?!  You see, the weights I achieved on those dates were the LOWEST weights I have been in years.  {Except for during the Daniel Fast which Ron and I were doing back in January, where we both lost weight and then gained it all back.}  This time is different.  This isn't a fast.  It's a life-change.  Part of those 1% changes I keep talking about.  I feel so much more encouraged after finally being able to break out of that plateau.

As I move into week 10 of this program, with one month to go until I have my blood work repeated, I am feeling more encouraged.  Only a few pounds left to go until I reach that 20 lb weight loss goal!!

It might be time to send these jeans off to Goodwill...

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