[QUOTE=Jeni;357536]Jeff- Lovely post. This diet has changed my life for the way better! I was about 60ish lbs overweight before this and felt very unhealthy with high cholesterol and all of those fun things that come with the weight. Even with that amount of extra weight on me I can totally relate to you and how you are feeling. I think. HOPE is a very good thing to have.
Jeni - you are absolutely correct. Hope is a good thing.
I'm back with a little time for personals now, actually, my expanded stomach doesn not feel like doing much except sitting on the couach right now...
LeAnn - Aren't family gatherings a real treat? Congrats on the 140's!
Melissa - Welcome!
Davera - Welcome to you as well!
Ceridwen - Ooooh, Applebee's sounds pretty god too. I'm already overstuffed and feeling ill, but I'm going to keep on eating!
Feisty - Glad to hear the not smoking is going well. Congrats on that and the losses!
Lisa - You did extremely well on your trip, but I don't think you should do another interruption. As already mentioned, that seems to mess people up pretty bad.
Lydia - Yay for .8!
Leslie - Glad you're back down. Enjoy the BB games and your run.
CellGrl - Congrats on the 20# mark.
Dandelion - Yay for stabilizing!
Diane69 - Enjoy your you day.
StephanieJ - Another 20 lb.'er - congrats!
sunnymom - I went up and down a bit the first few days as well, but it all evened out.
Natalie - I think you;re doing great in P3. I agree that the longer rounds do seem to make stabilizing easier, but it's still nerve wracking!
JoAnn - LOL at loading days + 1 dinner.
Jeff - Very, very inspirational post, wow, and thank you.
peggys1699 - Glad you checked in, when will you be home?
Claire - Looks and sounds like you're having a wonderful time, enjoy your last day!
Jeni - Size 2 shorts? Yay for you!
Beth - I have faith that you will get there too.
All I can say is blah.....
Hi everyone. Was a real slug-a-bed today. Dog got me up about 5:30 with the raccoons again, so I weighed (149.2 which is down .2 from yesterday). Then got up again around 9:50 and for the heck of it I checked the weight again. The scale went to the 149.2 again, then changed to 148.4 (.2 below LDW) and stayed there several tries, even moving the scale. So I tried the old .5 increment scale and it read 149.5. Made crustless quiche for breakfast and while I waited for it to cook, went and weighed again (after some output) and it read 147.8! This was at about 10:45, and I still had not had anything to eat yet, just a little water. This is so weird. The old scale said 148.5 (if I remember correctly) I recorded all three weights in my journal and measured again and measurements are about the same as last Sunday.
Then I went to work out with the personal trainer doing strength training. I was running late so didn't get in teh usual warmup on the bike. I put everything into myfitnesspal when I got home and it doesn't give calorie credit for strenght training,only cardio. Here at 1:48, I am still full from brunch (1/4 of the quiche and coffee with half N half. I put in guesstimates of tuna salad and a very small tomato for lunch, apple, celery stick and cream cheese for snack. We plan to go to dinner at a seafood place and I was thinking of 1/2 lb snow crab cluster, 4oz chicken and some green veggies to be safe. All that, assuming I can find room for it, only gives just over 1000 calories. P3 is do hard! I guess I will have to add a protein drink this evening.
Leslie, I can't find the recipe for the famous pumpkin shakes, would you (or someone else that know it) please post it again.
I haven't read anything on the thread yet today, so I am off to do that. I didn't want to spend the afternoon reading to try to get caught up before I checked in like I have done the last few days.
R1P2 Load Day 1/28/2011 - 174.0
R1P2 W1 -7.5 lbs, W2 -3.5 lbs, W3 -3.5 lbs, W4 -2.9 lbs, W5 -4.8 lbs, W6 -3.2 lbs
R1 Total -25.4 lbs, LDW 148.6 on 3/13/2011
R1P3 - No Steaks Days!
R1P4 on 4/6/2011 - 1 HPD
R2P2 Load Day 4/29/2011 - 146.8
R2P2 W1 - 5.8 lbs, W2 - 3.6 lbs, W3 - 2.6 lbs, W4 - 2.8 lbs, W5 - 1.8 lbs (short week)
R2 Total -16.6 lbs, LDW 130.2 on 6/1/2011
R2P3 - 2 steak days, entered P4 at 128.4 lbs on 6/24/2011
~AFM~ I'm down .2 - that's up .2 from LDW, but nothing came of my Smooth Move tea I drank...wonder why? Oh, well. I'm going to stop at the store and pick up some new foods to try - unfortunately, I'm no chef, so I'm a total dud for thinking up new dishes!
Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!
Reading in the car, just have to say...Jeff awesome entry.
Feisty gotta love you! Love that comment to Lee Ann!!! He he he!