Friday, October 24, 2008

Weekly Weigh In: Basking in the Love

I lost 2.2 pounds this week... which brings me to my lowest weight since starting this weight loss journey. WOOT!!! I reached my lowest point back in June before I went to Spain and then spent a month at home with my family, barely exercising and eating whatever I wanted. (Bad Kiki!) But look! Look!!! I'm 1.4 pounds away from reaching my 50 pound goal. I'm hoping to reach it next week, but....

I've made a decision not to hang things up on deadlines. For instance, I'm not going to tell myself that I need to lose my next 50 pounds by June. It took me over a year to get these 48.6 pounds off. I refuse to get hung up on those deadlines. I look better than I have in a long time and I feel fantastic. I'll probably look better and feel even better when I'm rid of these last 50 pounds, but you know what... it'll happen. For instance, I told myself that I wouldn't redesign my blog until I hit that 50 pound mark. Well, I was REALLY getting sick of my old background. So, I changed it. And you know what? I think it motivates me a little bit to giggle at my "pound" ticker at the top of the page (I'm such a nerd, forgive me) and to see the new cute argyle background. Why do we do this to ourselves? Are we going to continue punishing ourselves for losing "only" a half pound or a pound a week? THAT IS THE AVERAGE. Just roll with it.

As for my doctor's appointment... first off, I got weighed in, fully clothed and shod, which is not what I do at home. According to the doctor's chart, I lost about 22 pounds since I was last there in November (ear infection, which is when she mentioned putting tubes in my ears... thank goodness that cleared up). Anyway, the nurse (who's chubby herself) starts asking me what I've been doing to lose my weight, and I told her that I'm just eating better and exercising, to which she gave me a "Yeah, right" look. Why is it that fat people think that other fat people are using some magic recipe to get rid of excess weight? It's all about calories in/calories out!!! Oh, and as a former hypertension patient (complete with meds), I'm happy to report that my BP was 124/78. Woot! Then the doctor comes in and also commends me for my weight loss. I ask her about my exercise induced asthma, which is triggered by the cold weather, and she suggests that I might want to exercise indoors. I told her that I will, but for now, I'm training for a 5K on December 7, and I need to work on it outside. To which she was like, that is AWESOME. Seriously, I thought she was going to high-five me. So, her solution is two fold: take a hit off of my inhaler BEFORE I exercise (rather than waiting until I get asthma related symptoms) and if it's REALLY cold, think about putting a scarf or something over my mouth and nose. Since I've moved my training to the afternoons when it's warmer, I'm hoping that it isn't much of an issue .


Anonymous said...

Congrats! In Buffalo, I've seen runners wearing these things over their nose and mouth because of the bitter cold.

Um, maybe they also come in pink?

You could always go with this:



Cammy said...

Great loss!

I love setting date goals, but I don't get hung up on them. Life happens, as they say....

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

GOOD FOR YOU! I really like your positive and realistic attitude. You are going to be one who continues to keep the weight off for years to come because of it. Can't wait to see you in a few short weeks ;)


sybil said...

siVery healthy philosophy on your weight loss - I'm of similar thought. My body, at this age (49) just doesn't release weight like it did when I was younger so when I set weight loss goals, I just end up with massive frustration.

RooBabs said...

Great job on the loss!! You are doing so awesome. And that's so cool that your 50-lb goal is so close. It's always good when your doctor congratulates and gives you credit for your healthy changes (and great blood pressure, too).

Good luck with the inhaler and asthma issues. Another trick you could try is to breathe in through your nose if you can (out your mouth).

Chantelle said...

Good work. I love your attitude. It's when we put pressure on ourselves that we make life harder for ourselves, only setting ourselves up to for disappointment and then a sad cycle occurs.

My hubby has a puffer for asthma that he uses as a preventative rather than a cure. He takes a whizz of it every morning and he's good all day. You could ask if you could have one of those next time?

Have a lovely weekend. x

Angie Eats Peace said...

Congrats on the weight loss!

Goals are a great thing, but I think they should be kept fluid, we never know what life will throw at us.