O I love closet shopping! That is the best!
Good for you - you LOOSER!
I know the weight loss roller coaster ride is all about water retention, shrinking fat cells and shrinking!
This is something that we need to keep reminding each other on.
I hope the new antidepressants will help you loose more weight.
Two hours of calling different Sears numbers and I finally have the guys scheduled! Figures that no one can do it till the salesman took pity on me and called the delivery truck directly. Have to wait till Wednesday, but I'll finally get to have my new fridge in place. What a waste of my morning!
Lunch time already. Guess I better drink my cran, pick my spinach and sit down and eat. Then I'll get back to the projects. I can see that I'm not too clean on my instructions and on top of not getting things moved in the order I needed, the mini fridge defrosted. Oh well. I'll just pretend that picking up and shifting all those cases of hot sauce is my stretching exercise for the morning.
Yesterday I did the lemon water before breakfast and lunch and then followed with the cran water. Thinking I'll do that again today and see if it doesn't help things flow a little faster. Never hurts to drink more fluids.
I want to see 259 so bad it hurts. Saw it for one day in March. Other than that, it's been at least 4 or 5 years since I've seen that number. Heck, I could get cocky and say I don't need to see it at all - bring on 258!!! Just moving into what I consider a new 'decade' will be cause for celebration.
Hi Kathryn How's it going? Hope you are still hanging in here with me.
This morning was strange. Woke up about 4 am HUNGRY! Really gut twisting HUNGRY! Does that mean my metabolism is changing? Oh lordy, I sure hope so! Love to have it revved up a bit from my current level. Hanging out this week to see what this means.
My toe is finally healed, so if the fridge gets installed on time, I can go to the water today. Finally! Been a week without and I'm missing it. Also want some of those inches to move and want them to move NOW. Don't know why I'm so impatient. I think I just need to focus on projects today.
You mods will be happy. I think I'm ready to put the scale away. As long as the cran water keeps my ankles at 10 to 10.5 inches, I know my water retention is within normal limits. I think I can do it. Gonna try anyway. Focus needs to be on moving, not weighing.
Woo Hoo! New Numbers AGAIN! This is sweet! Don't usually shift twice in a few days. Lovin' it.
Hello 259! So very nice to see you! It's been such a long time. I know you won't be hanging around for long, but glad you are back.
That's 11 pounds in almost 6 weeks. Considering I had 3 weeks of plateau and 5 days of water weight gain from the anti depressants, I'm thrilled. I'm counting on 52 more pounds off by next year. I'm sure I can meet or beat that goal. I've already won the race. I can visualize eating this way for a year or more and it's not scary. It's not from a sense of deprivation but a sense of entitlement that I move forward. This is my right, my health, my success. Oh yeah! I own this one.
Did add my kefir back in. Silly to pay for probiotics when I make my own. Am not using cows milk. Kefiring the coconut milk we make. Skimming the fat off the top to use later in baking. Only using in my smoothies, and wondering if that could be a key to the two pound weight loss this week. Either way, this is part of my long term lifestyle using ingredients I have at hand. Can I do this forever? Absolutely!
Got to get rid of two more pairs of pants yesterday. My size 24 jeans fit like a glove and the waist has extra room. Gonna have to try on a few more things and see what else can exit "Stage LOOSER". Lovin it and my closet is too. Most of my clothes can be adjusted for the next 20 or so pounds, but after that it will be shopping time. Fortunately one doesn't have to wear a lot of different things here. A few sun dresses will take care of it as I continue to be the Incredible Shrinking Woman. Bra shopping will be another story, but what a nice problem to have. Maybe I'll get small enough that I can actually buy a good bra on this island!
Fridge saga continues. It's in. It's full. It's beautiful. And it's leaking. Sigh. More hours on the phone with sears today. When that's done I'll be so content to look at my shrinking self in it's shiny black surface.
WOWZA! 11 pound gone FOREVER! AND a new decade in numbers! Good for you - you ROCK! Even tho FFP is a great plan - a lifestyle plan, I think we also need to find what works for us as an individual. Or, tweaking the plan within the boundaries. I like to use coconut oil during P1 and P2 of the program. It is not mentioned, but it still has weight loss properties and I like it! I make coconut bark and have a few pieces when the overpowering urge for chocolate or sweets hit. Then, I am less likely to go off the plan.
Wendy, sorry I haven't written much lately...so many things happening. It is late. I will write tomorrow morning. Loved your last post. Will comment tomorrow. Take care...been thinking about you even though I haven't written!!
Hello Wendy. You said you woke up the other day so hungry. That happened to me once this past week. It was strange to me because I usually never wake up hungry. It felt good.
So you are back in the water. Really nice, must have felt wonderful. Keep it up!
Moving more certainly helped me the last few weeks. Getting my dad's house ready to rent was god for the moving around. I never sat down for so many days straight. Someone was going to rent the house. She looked at it a month ago and wanted to put a deposit down right then and there. I wasn't sure if I was going to rent it to her or not so I said I have to wait for a few more people to see it. I liked her and decided to rent it to her a couple of days later. She was so excited and continued to be that way. She asked on the phone if she asked me on the phone if I needed a deposit. I said no because I was sure she wanted it, her excitement was contagious. So I talked to her a week ago and everything was great. Monday she had to electricity turned on and was supposed to move in. I waited 6 hours for her. She had not been answering my phone calls, only went to a recording. Well, I held it for her for a month without interviewing other people. She never did call me and I called gas and elec. and they said she is having it turned off. I learned a lesson. I had an ad in over a month ago and, strange thing...someone else answered it the day after I realized this other girl was not taking it. This girl is so funny and we hit it off. We laughed and laughed and laughed the whole time we were together. She rented it within one day. Things work out for a reason. BUT what a tense week I had. So nervous. Did OK eating but ate some things not on program. Made a little difference in weight but not too much.
Congrats on weight loss. You are doing terrific. I also visualize eating like this the rest of my like. I am proud of what I have been able to do the past three weeks. My body feels so much better ( and my brain does too).
Great that you could throw away more clothes. Such a good feeling. I can now fit into jeans I have been wearing this whole past year. When I couldn't fit into them a few months ago I was so shocked and sick. Being able to get back into them has encouraged me to no end. Certainly makes me want to keep going.
You help me too. You are so positive and so bubbly about this program that it is contagious. Thank you for all the time you send on here and all the encouraging info.
Sometime I will tell you about my refrig story. Maybe everyone has a story about a refrig experience. So, I guess you are not alone. Maybe everyone gets shot at it.
In a hurry, have to go, no proofreading again, sorry.
Have to go babysit my grandchildren in MA. next week. May be another scarce week on the computer. I am hoping this simmer down shortly, but, my daughter is coming from Florida sometime this month and my husband's sister will be coming first week in Oct. BUT, I am starting my exercise come Sept. 1, come, "H____ or high water. Old saying right? BUT, I guess you get the picture.
Forge on girl.
Last edited by Kathryn C.; 08-24-2012 at 08:08 AM.
Kathryn - thanks for stopping in and catching up. Big hugs for my new friend. Glad you found a new tenant. Funny how that works sometimes, isn't it? We've got a new 'roommate'. College student. Nicest guy. Looking forward to having him around. He likes to exercise, so hoping there's one more motivating factor here.
Wendy - love being a LOOSER! Went through the closet AGAIN today. Didn't realize how BIG some of my clothes were. All gone No more fat clothes allowed. Everything else fits now or will in 10 pounds. Sending home with mom for her and/or consignment. She's down 7 pounds. Not FFing totally, but still eating the same and the weight if falling off of her.
Hoping I get another loss by early next week. So much in the flow now that I'm just doing and know that the changes will come. Slipped into a tailored turquoise linen dress today. Got to have my honey zip me up and loved that he just had to run his hands over my smaller hips Closet getting emptier. Loving, loving, loving it. Not just the smaller size, but the release of old things from my past life. Releases energy from my mind also. Funny how 'things' hold us down.
Off to get something done today! Happy Friday Ladies! Let's make this weekend another winner for all of us!