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Friday, October 21, 2011

10/18/11

Man it was a very rough week.  I was extremely busy this week and skipped some meals and didn't eat hardly anything..... which you would think would be a good thing.  But it is not.  I only lost 2.2lbs this week.  I am very disappointed in myself but I still lost so that is a positive.  It is great to have Dr. Morris to go check in with every week because it is somebody that actually cares about helping you and when you don't do well he is disappointed with you.    It is very nice have that support.  Work is really busy so I am having to make a conscious decision to eat what I am supposed to.  I put on a pair of me jeans yesterday that I was wearing when I started this diet and even with my belt cinched up they were falling off of me. I am hoping this next week is going to be a great one.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10/11/11

4.8lbs and 4" this week.  Not a bad week but not as great as I was hoping.  But how can you be upset with 5 lbs.  I am now at 293.6lbs with a total of 63.4lbs lost.  I have really started to notice that I am not as short of breath doing small things like walking up stairs or carrying in a pile of lumber.  I used to be very winded and would have to take a lot more breaks.  I am noticing an attitude change in myself as well.  I am happier and having a lot more fun with life.  I am just excited to do things now where as in the past I would dread having to work.  I was talking to the Dr. today, we were talking about when was the last time I was under 290.  I realized that it was probably my sophomore year of high school during football season.  I remember being around 270.  It has been a while.    I am realizing that it is very close.  I have noticed the change in how I look at food.  I used to eat fast food at least once a day because it was fast and easy.  Now when I look at fast food I just think of how bad it is for you, which I never thought about before just shoveled it in because I thought my body could "take it,"   I now realize the fast track I was on to my grave.  It is a great feeling to be doing something about my obesity versus just saying I need to lose weight. I would like to thank everyone for being very supportive.  Also I would like to let everyone know that my mom started the same diet back home two weeks ago.  She is doing great so far she has lost 15lbs So I am very proud of her.  It is a great feeling to have so much love and support from friends and family. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/4/11

Holy Cow what a day!  GREAT NEWS!!!!  I am under 300lbs.  I lost 5.8lbs this week and brings me down to 298.4lbs.  I am saying good bye to the 300 and never looking back.  My Granny was here this last week and she couldn't believe how much I have lost.  I am truly blessed to have the family and friends that I have.  They are the most supportive people in the world.  I want to thank everyone for following my life change.  I went in today and Dr. Morris even commented on helpful my blog has been.  He has been using it to help others along with their own journeys.   I am proud to say that as of today I have lost 58.6 lbs and 40.5 inches  I have lost 6 pants sizes and I am now on notch 11 of my belt.  I have decided to try and keep the same belt through out this whole process, so when ever I am struggling  and i can just let my belt out to the first notch where I started and remind myself how far I have come.  I had set a goal for myself to be under 300 by my birthday on the 14th. Which I achieved a week early so I decided to set another goal for myself.  I would like to have lost 100 lbs by Thanksgiving. This is a much larger goal but yet achievable.  I had a realization yesterday.  The longest I have ever stuck with a "diet" is about three weeks.  This has been eight weeks and I am still going strong.  I can actually look at myself in the mirror and I can tell myself that I am going to do this with out having any doubts within myself.  Yesterday was the first time I realized that I am actually going to do this. It was a very proud moment for me.  Ounce again I want to thank you all and pictures will be coming tomorrow!