No chance to post yesterday as I felt like I needed a few more hours in the day in order to get it all done.
My scale story for the last 2 days: down .2 yesterday, no change today. Obviously this is slowing down my progress towards goal! Not including my load day gain, I'm only down 14lbs in 39 days.
Sucky, but what can i do? I know I have stuck to protocol, so not sure what's going on. Maybe I'll find out more when I go see the thyroid doctor in 2 weeks. Until then, onward and upward, right? (oops, I guess I mean downward!) BTW, my thyroid doctor has mentioned to me that she may want to consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for me. Has anyone done this? I've never done any kind of HRT before, as both my mother, maternal grandmother and maternal aunt have all had breast cancer so everyone always wanted me to avoid any added estrogen. Anyone know about this? Guess I'll have to do some research before the doctor's appt.
3Time Kind of glad for you that you didn't have to make that 24hr round trip to NY after all. (although I would have loved meeting) Hope DD got home safe and sound. I've got my fingers crossed for you that you get below the 150 mark before the end of P2 - how wonderful would that be??!
Sherrys I was in Target the other day and they had these little soft silicone squeeze bottles for toting salad dressing around. It looks like this:
I used it for vinegar yesterday, rather than carrying around the whole bottle,and it worked great. They are made by Evriholder, so maybe you can find them online somewhere.
OK, so you cheated. Big deal. The worst thing about cheating is that many times people throw in the towel after doing it, rather than just getting back on track right away. That's where the downfall comes in. If people just had one cheat and then went on as if it didn't happen, the loss would continue after the cheat was out of your system. My problem with cheating is that it leads to more cheating! Sounds like your really have things pretty much under control though, so good for you!
Hekare Hey, driver's license weight and stall breaking - great! (nah, don't think talking about it will jinx it!) Even better is how you feel about yourself. I figure even we're not down to goal yet, if I can get up in the morning and get dressed and feel decent about myself, that's a huge step i the right direction. I find that when I've put on weight I don't even try to look nice. I forget about makeup for the most part, don't spend much time on my hair and generally let myself go a bit. Not anymore! Now I want to get up and get dressed and see what fits me. It's a good feeling, right? Keep us posted on what you decide about how long to keep going.
releasing My scale is infuriating also. I have tried that trick where you get on the scale, then get on it again while holding something heavy, then getting on it again, where the last weight is supposed to be the correct, stable one. But lots of times when I get o it again after the supposedly stable weight, I get a different weight again! Ugh. And this was not a cheap scale! I tend to go with the highest weight it shows, so I'm not too disappointed the following day (screwy logic, huh?) What you brought up about the therapist in the Frankel book sounds so true. I, like mod people who are overweight, also tend towards the bigger, loose clothes when I hate the way I look. I know it doesn't cover up any of the fat rolls, but they are more comfortable. And I hate wearing tight clothes at that point, not only because of the way they look, but because I hate the way they feel. I always feel like I'm bursting to get out of them!
Have a great time on your trip!
Travelmom Welcome Back! I hope things are starting to settle down with DH now that you're back home. You're not "wasting" the hog! Think about what prob would have happened had you not been on it and gone thru the emotional turmoil you just went through. Think the scale would have been unchanged? NOT! So give yourself a pat on the back and realize what you just did. The fact that the scale stayed the same is a major achievement in my book.
angie Way to go with .4 loss! It has to be a stressful time for you now, with no car and trying to figure out how to get your son to school. Can you arrange some kind of car pool where someone else transports now and then switch off with you when you do get a car?
lysma You are just chugging along! Seems like just yesterday you were dying to get to one-der-land, now your's talking about the 180's. Great! How you managed the resist those chips and salsa is beyond me. A real trigger food for me, something I'll always prob have to avoid - that and almonds - of which I could eat however much is around!
So DD and the ex are still talking to one another? Ugh, I always think that just prolongs the agony, altho there's no point in telling her that. When you're in the throes of emotional pain and want them back to badly, you'll do anything for contact.
Hope I didn't forget anyone…….