Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weight and measurements…

Well on the weight, you can skip the drum roll, I am up 2 lbs (really 1.8 but we go by full lbs so 2). 178 again, UGH!!! But I am not in despair because I finally got to my measurements and for the month of March I lost a grand total of 5 1/2 more inches of flubber. I now have a waist that is in the 30’s, I have lost a grand total of 58 1/2” off this body of mine. Though it doesn’t help my chances to go to New York I am not going to say anything negative about what I’m doing. I can’t, because you know what? I am looking and feeling pretty darn good.

There is so much I have learned in the 14 months of being on my life style change journey. I know what to eat and what not to. I know what a healthy portion is and I know how to read labels. I have learned that yes the scale can be your friend no matter if it likes me this week or not but I’m not totally depend on it for my life. My moods are not going to be effected by the up a wee bit because shortly it’ll be down a wee bit more. I have learned I can walk/jog and run and still breath. I’ve learned that even though I still am not friendly with the bike I don’t hate it any more and my newest, I can do the elliptical and not fall off or die. Today I did another 30 minutes and went 2.54 miles so up just a little bit from Thursday. I also learned I can push myself and I listen. On Thursday I couldn’t do much on the tread mill but today felt I need to keep up with my walking/jogging/running along with working on other machines so I did. I’ve learned that 8 oz of milk with whey in it and a banana gives me the energy and the stuff I need to do my workouts. I’ve learned shoes are very important and that even though I just got a pair of new ones, these are not “it”. They’ll do but they are not ones I want to do a marathon in. I’ll keep looking and trying on. I’ve learned to ask questions, follow advice and also make up my own mind. I’ve learned to listen to my body and rest when it says it just can’t do it anymore. There is still tons and tons more to learn in this new life style of mine but I’m game, I plan on learning and losing and one day learning some more so that I can maintain all that I’ve done so far.

I finally make my physical appointment. May 25th. The last time the doctor saw me was for a camp physical last May, at over 200 lbs. This time it’ll be in the 170’s and more healthy then he’s ever seen me. I’m curious to see what my blood work up will come back like. My cholesterol was 210 so a bit high so this time I’m hoping in the 190’s or less. I’ve never had the sugar stuff done or really anything else but I’m going to ask for a full work up and see where my numbers are. I need all the lady stuff done too and 3 years ago I was a candidate for a hysterectomy because of a few nasty problems and we might have to discuss this. I’d like to keep all my body parts forever (well till I’m dead then I hope I’m healthy enough they can use me to help someone else) but this one, I don’t know…maybe I can live a healthy life without it.

Okay this post is way to long to keep anyone attention so I’ll close for now. I do thank you for sticking with me through thick and getting thin. Take care my friends and have a blessed and awesome weekend.  

8 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Good for you, Julie! I've learned a few thing along the way to. Today I learned that I can ride my retro bicycle without crashing at the end when I jump the curb to the driveway. Last time, I landed on my backside with the bike on top of me. My son almost died laughing. Since then my back tire as been flat and now I finally have it in working order. I'm going to like that bike even though it made my knees and thighs burn like fire today. Hang in there. Do the best you can and that is all we can ask of ourselves. Hugs and Blessings. :)

Cheeseboy said...

My mom recently lost a lot of weight and she too, was so excited to go in and show her doctor how well she was doing. Her doctor was so proud and she even told her, "I am so proud of you." I imagine that your visit will be similar.

Princess Dieter said...

It's night and day how I feel today versus a year+ ago...even 6+ months ago and 3 months ago. It just gets better So, while I'm UP this week and it's beyond vexing and puzzling, I know that changes are taking place. It's getting better and will get better.

So, let's just keep at it and see it all happen...bit by bit...

Happy weekend!

Shawn Becker said...

Wow...that is an impressive amount of inches you have lost! I know how proud you must be and I am proud of you too!
Blessings my sweet friend,
Shawn

EmptyNester said...

Oh wow! That's a lot of inches and your waist measurement in the 30s?! Holy Crap that's very good! That's EXCELLENT! Yay! Yay! Yay!

And major kudos to you for sharing your journey and being such an inspiration and encourager to others!

MissMommie said...

Julie!! That is wonderful!!! I am so happy for you! That is a tremendous amount of inches and to be in the 30's on your waist?? That is just awesome! Keep up the good work, girl. You can do it!!

Be blessed!!

Will have pics of Christina up tomorrow!

1girl1dress1year said...

Awesome job!

Just curious, has your doctor increased your insoluble fibre to help treat the cholesterol? My LDL was boarderline high and my HDL was low. She started me on herbulk once a day in a glass of OJ or mixed into my yoghurt.

Jackie said...

Congratulations, Julie! 58 1/2 inches gone!! I'm only 61 inches tall, so does that put 58 1/2 inches in perspective for you? That's nearly 5 feet of blubber you've lost! Way to go and well done. You're doctor is going to be so happy with you, I'm betting. I'm sure inspired by your success.