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Friday, October 29, 2010

What Else Can I Take Off?

So I go into SlimGenics today for my final weigh-in of the week. I step on the scale and the results? I'm down 4 lbs for the week for a total of 34.75 lbs!

My consultant for the day starts laughing and says "only .25 lbs to 35! Go pee or something!" 

We all start laughing and wonder what I could take off that would drop me .25 lbs. Socks? Rings? Both?

In the end, I was happy with the 4 lbs for the week and know that I'll hit the 35 lb milestone next week! :-)

My average thus far in the game is 3.86/lbs a week, which is beyond anything I could have hoped for in this journey.

I will definitely be taking it easy tomorrow for our Thanksgiving celebration and will just eat some turkey (not off plan at all) and a little mashed potatoes. Will probably skip the pie. ;-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Early Thanksgiving Dilemma

I know it's early for most everyone to be thinking about Thanksgiving, but the reason it's early for me is the same reason it's a dilemma.

My Grandma, Aunt & Uncle snowbird in Laughlin, NV for the winter and they're leaving very soon. Therefore, our family is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.

Now, I had decided that I was going to not worry about SlimGenics and dieting for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it's coming up so soon after the NY "trip of eating" and only a couple weeks after doing the plateau-breaker. As a result, this week I am seeing a really good loss so far (just went and weighed in over lunch and I'm down 2.5 lbs from last Friday until today - total loss of 33.25 lbs). 

Since the weight loss seems to ebb and flow, I'm hesitant to interrupt a period of really good weight loss. I'm much more willing to eat off plan when I'm not seeing a lot of loss.

I guess we'll see how the week shaped up when I do my weigh-in on Friday and re-evaluate at that time.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I've REALLY Missed My Ring!

So today marks a very important milestone reached for me. I am wearing my wedding ring!!

I haven't worn it in over 2 years, as I had to stop wearing it while I was pregnant and I haven't been able to get my weight down enough since he was born for it to fit again, but today it's ON!!

I've been trying to get it on for a couple weeks and knew I was getting close. It's tight, there's no question, but I don't care! Tight on my finger is better than in the safe.

Going down sizes in clothes is obviously fabulous, but this is really huge for me. I have been extremely bothered by not being able to wear it, so this is just a happy day for me!! :-)

Oh, and as long as I'm updating, I was down another pound over the weekend when I weighed in yesterday and my total loss is now 31.75 lbs. :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Great News for a Not-So-Great Week

Well, I weighed in this morning and I didn't have very high hopes, because according to my scale at home, I am only down .2 lbs since Monday. UGH. I had such great hopes for this week and hitting my 30-lb milestone after being down 29.25 lbs on Monday.

So I went in, kinda feeling defeated before I even stepped on the scale, because I doubted I would be down any more since my 29.75 lbs on Wednesday. I get on the scale and... drum roll... I'm down another whole pound since Wednesday! WHAT!?

While this is good news indeed, I'm still a little confused as to why they are showing the loss and I am not.

So I lost 2.75 lbs for the week, which is not great for the week after a Plateau-Breaker, but still a good loss! My total loss is now 30.75 lbs! Woohoo! That puts me at an average of 3.8 lbs/week for the first 8 weeks. That's pretty insane. Thank you SlimGenics and thank you God!

I seriously don't understand why my scale doesn't show more than .2 lbs since Monday and theirs shows 1.5 lbs, though. I guess we'll wait and see how it looks over the weekend when I go back in for my Monday weigh-in.

At least I'll be on the "progress board" for another week, but this time in the 30# category! Yay!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


So I am again frustrated, mostly because I have no patience whatsoever!!

I was very happy Monday after having a nice loss over the weekend and weighing in at SlimGenics 29.25 lbs down. Of course, I convinced myself that I would hit 30 lbs by my weigh-in today, because 1/2 lb a day has been the minimum loss I've been seeing. And of course, I did the plateau-breaker last week that was supposed to kick my weight loss into high gear again this week.

Apparently I got cocky. Forgot to recognize continually that this success is NOT something I'm obtaining on my own, and that I have to keep giving it to God. He is why I have been so successful so far; there is no way I could have lost 28 lbs in 7 weeks on my own; it's because I keep praying and giving it to Him that I've come this far.

Soooo... I get on the scale Tuesday morning.... and I'm UP .2 lbs!! Now, .2 lbs isn't very much and it does happen from time to time. Did I mention I have no patience?

Ok, no biggie. It and more will be gone today! I get on the scale this morning and the .2 lbs are gone, BUT NOTHING MORE!! WHAT?! How can I weigh the same thing on Wednesday morning as Monday morning when I'm supposed to be shedding weight like crazy because of last week's plateau-breaker?

So I went to weigh in and at least I was down another 1/2 lb with them (probably had lighter clothes!!), bringing me to 29.75 lbs! SO CLOSE.

They are convinced that I'll hit my 30 lb milestone on Friday, but I'm going to be doing some extra praying and handing my health over to God (again and again and again!!).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo!

So if you're someone who has eaten a few meals with me (and maybe only one, even), you know that I'm all about things that are white. Cream, white sauce, sour cream, etc. I always go with the white sauce, not the red. Yes, I KNOW that's a big reason I'm fat, but I LOVE IT!! ;-)

Right now I'm sitting here enjoying a nice bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo as I type this blog post. And the best part? I'm not off plan!! :-)

I am actually eating a SlimGenics "snack" of Fettuccine Alfredo. Is it as good as it would be if I cooked noodles and combined them with milk, cream, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic and butter? Absolutely not. Is it still really good and a warm, creamy treat of pasta? YEAH BUDDY! Despite all the other snacks I've tried being really good, I was still really worried about this one, so I only bought one box. Now that I've tried it, more boxes will be purchased and consumed!

Ok, so back to business. I am back on my normal plan today after 5 days (Mon - Fri) on the BioGenics Plateau Breaker and 2 days (Sat & Sun) on the Fresh Start. Apparently, the weight is supposed to start really falling off again, like in the beginning.

I'm really happy to be back on plan because my snack choices were limited to only those that were 100 calories or less for that entire 7 days and I wasn't allowed any milk or starches. I'm so looking forward to tacos tonight that are actually in a tortilla instead of over a bed of lettuce.

I weighed in again this morning and I am SO CLOSE to my 30 lb milestone - 29.25 lbs! Surely I should hit that this week, especially since the last 7 days was supposed to kick the weight loss back into high gear. Maybe I'll even hit it by Wednesday!

I was thinking this morning about the fact that I'm about 30% done with the weight loss phase already. Based on what I expected when I signed up, I should be starting Week 13 today, but I'm starting Week 8!

I'm really glad I'm ahead of the game and hope I can stay that way, because Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming... ;-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Results Not Typical

You know when you see those commercials for diets, diet pills, etc. and they show these before and after pictures of all these people who have lost extraordinary amounts of weight, but they put this disclaimer at the bottom of the screen in very small, white letters stating "Results Not Typical"?

Of course, I've never been one of these people. I've tried the diets, the pills, whatever, and had little to moderate success, but never "results not typical" success.

But now, I finally feel like a Results Not Typical girl!! Woohoo!

I weighed in at the center today and I'm in the middle of my 7th week. My total weight loss to date is already 28 lbs!! O_O!!!

And here's what makes it even MORE results not typical. We spent last weekend in Manhattan and I completely went off plan. It was planned and I told SlimGenics about it ahead of time, because I couldn't imagine going to NYC and not having pizza, etc. We left last Friday morning and returned late Sunday night, which was 3 full days of eating whatever I wanted. I couldn't believe that I still lost 3.75 lbs in the past week, which includes those 3 days!

Since they knew I was going off plan and my weight loss had slowed down last week before going, we planned ahead and I have been on a 1-week plateau breaker since Monday, which obviously is working since I'm having such a great week.

Needless to say, I feel that any and all sacrifices have been and are completely worth it, as is the cost of the plan.

Oh! And I was going to post this last week, but I was so busy that I didn't get to it, but I went into the center for my first measurements since the first day I went in and signed up for the plan and I have lost a total of 21.25 inches!! Now, that's adding together the inches lost off my chest, waist, hips, thighs and arms, but still! The largest loss was off my waist, which was 6 inches!

So, apparently this is a really happy post and I'm extremely satisfied with the plan, even though it's certainly difficult at times. But really, what diet isn't?

So far I just want to say Thank You SlimGenics!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Plateau?

...or just water retention from being in a perpetual healing state?

So let me start by apologizing for not posting in awhile. I know that I'm more apologizing to myself than everyone else, because it doesn't really hurt you if I don't post, right? ;-)

I need to remember that I started this blog to stay accountable and I can't do that if I'm not posting what I'm going through. So, I will try and do better. I guess that's all I can do.

Back onto the subject at hand. SlimGenics. Dieting. Weight-loss. The seemingly never-ending battle!!! 

I've actually been doing really well, even though I haven't reported it. I survived Zach's 2nd birthday party, which was filled with pizza, salads that are too good to be called "salad", cake, etc. I ate NONE of it. I actually ate a bowl of broccoli for lunch while preparing the Papa Murphy's pizzas - I was proud of my willpower, but I will not lie - it SUCKED!!! I didn't want broccoli - I wanted pizza!! Ok, enough of the boo-hoo fest. 

So, I made it through and then made it through last week, but noticed that my weight loss was starting to come to a screaming halt on my scale as the week went on. I weighed in on Friday and was down a whopping 4 lbs from the Friday before, putting me at 23 lbs total. Yay! However, most of that loss was from the weekend before and early in the week.

So, when I weighed in yesterday morning, I wasn't surprised to see that I was only down .25 lbs since Friday, putting me at an official total of 23.25 lbs for the first 5 weeks. Now, don't get me wrong, 23.25 lbs in 5 weeks ROCKS, but I also know that if something doesn't change, this week is going to be very disappointing.

I talked to them about it and it looks like I may be either plateauing or experiencing water retention. A possible reason for the water retention is that I have had some very sore muscles (both from exertion and from slipping on the stairs and twisting in a bad way) and apparently when our muscles heal, they retain water. So, I am on a 3-day Omit and Flush to try and get that water out (if that's it).

If not and my weight loss stays dormant for the week, they are going to put me on my first 7-day plateau breaker next week. I am going to be straight up here: I do NOT want to do that. I saw my friend at work struggle through one and it does NOT look like something I want to do. If I have to, I will, but please pray that it's just water retention and that I don't have to do that next week!! ;-)

Thanks for sticking with me; I promise I will try and be better about posting regularly. :-)