Progress: Weight Loss

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weigh-In: Week 3

Starting Weight: 246 pounds

Week 3: 243 pounds

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I'm Sick

I haven't been able to post or exercise or cook meals or...I'm sick. I have lupus and fibromyalgia and the fibromyalgia has flared up. I am in so much pain; it feels like every muscle in body is on fire. My sternum is so sore until it hurts to breathe. The thing is that I am supposed to move my body, but it hurts so bad. Not moving makes it hurt worse, but I'm exhausted. No one seems to understand, but I know I'm not the only one who suffers from these dreadful diseases.

I want my mommy - lol!!!

I plan to post as much as I am able. I will still weigh in on Monday even though I feel like I weigh a ton.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Weigh In: Week 2

Starting Weight: 246 pounds

My week 2 weight is: 244 pounds

I'll post my stats on the sidebar soon.

Week 2 Grocery List

I am a vegetarian which usually surprises people, especially my family and friends, because I don't like veggies - can't eat most of them without gagging. But I can juice them and I do. I've been eating vegetarian for almost 2 years. When I started I lost 32 pounds in 6 weeks and I wasn't "dieting." I was eating vegan really. Then I re-introduced cheese, salt, and processed baked goods and the weight piled on.

Now I am going back to eating vegan, but slowly and eating according to Dr. Furhman's "Eat To Live" plan. I also suffer with fibromyalgia (the reason I stopped eating meat was to help me deal with my chronic pain) and am insulin resistent.
My grocery list for the week:

red kidney beans
crushed tomatoes
tomato sauce
mustard greens
collard greens
brown rice pasta
brown rice
tomato soup
mushroom soup
fruit (whatever is in season)
various veggies for juicing
Kashi GoLean cereal
green tea
I eat locally grown produce and organic. I also drink alkaline pH balanced water so I like Fiji and SpringMountain in glass bottles. I have a very difficult time digesting wheat so if I eat pasta (when I eating right for me) I eat brown rice pasta or quinoa pasta.
I'll post later with my menu plan for the week.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Who's Afraid!?!

My Virtual Model...My Goal Weight!

My virtual model at my goal weight: 130 pounds!

What Does It Take?

What does it take to really get serious about shedding pounds and living healthy? I hope the answer isn't knowing what you want in life because I don't think I do anymore. Secretly, I hate my spouse - no I hate being married to him. He has a draining personality probably with some boderline personality disorder traits. I know my unhappiness has a lot to do with my weight gain because of the stress I endure.
Anyway, I'll have time today to get an eating plan, exercise schedule, and grocery list together. I'm making progress in very small increments. I'll post stats on tomorrow.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Why Doesn't It Get Easier?

It's been 3 days and I haven't started. Yes, I'm making better choices with food and drinking more water, but I'm not journaling or keeping records or anything. What is going on with me anyway. I haven't taken one step toward exercising. All I can think about is sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Argggh!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The diet starts,

When I woke up this morning I was feeling very sluggish from weeks of eating very badly. So I decided to begin this journey of eating healthfully today. I will not think of it as a diet...blah, blah, and more blah...because I know the drill. I'm just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I know what to do so I'll just do it.

I know there are others like me and with your help I can do this. And I will. I'll journal here and post my progress. I beginning with some humor, but I recognize the seriousness of obesity.

Here goes everything.