Progress report #19

July 16, 2014

This is me, shamefacedly admitting that I was a bad girl this past week and have gained…gulp…3.2 pounds! I totally knew that I was messing up, and I totally didn’t care. Well, I cared, but not enough to stop shoveling stuff down the pie-hole.

I think it was a combination of dreary weather and such a busy schedule that I failed to plan ahead so that I could make good choices when on the go.

I’m back to where I was over 3 weeks ago, so now I have to work on losing those 3 pounds all over again. Argh. I make myself mad sometimes.

But it’s a new week now and I’m going to try to do better. I’ve got a freezer full of NS foods I’ve never tried, so that should help with the boredom that I sometimes experience when I’m looking at another can of homestyle chicken.

Well, it ain’t over till it’s over. And it ain’t over. So it’s not over. :)

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

21 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #18

July 9, 2014

Happy to report another loss: 1.2 pounds, so I’m down to 183.4 now.

Trying something new this month—I ordered my first selection of Nutrisystem’s frozen offerings. It came in a huge white styrofoam cooler packed in dry ice. It was a bit of a challenge to fit everything into our small freezer, but it’s in there.

Someone I hadn’t seen in 5 or 6 months noticed my weight loss today, which was great. It is apparently becoming quite a bit more obvious as I near the 25-pound mark.

Another non-scale victory is that a couple of belts I hadn’t worn in a long time, or ever, actually are bucklable (is that a word?) now. Buckleable?

Anyway, let me know about some of your non-scale victories in the comments.

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

24 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #17

July 2, 2014

Another 1.4-pound loss this week, woohoo! That gets me to 22.8 lost on Nutrisystem, so I’m calling it 23. Won’t be long and I’ll be down below 180 for the first time in quite a while.

I haven’t been very conscientious about getting my veggies in lately, but I’m getting back on track with those. Celery with my peanut butter “powerfuel” is a favorite, although I don’t know how much nutrition celery has. :) Trying to get the darker leafy stuff in too.

I also started adding protein powder to some of my powerfuels and desserts because I’m having some hair loss. I don’t have that much to begin with so I can’t afford to lose any more! I’m not really sure why this is happening because I believe I get more protein on Nutrisystem than I ever did before, but I figure a little extra wouldn’t hurt especially since, as I mentioned, I haven’t been too faithful with the veggies for the past couple of weeks. It adds a few extra calories but it’s not slowing down my weight loss.

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

23 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #16

June 25, 2014

Things are definitely back on track this week with a 1.4-pound loss. I could be depressed about it, though, and here’s why: I’m only 0.2 pounds lighter than I was 4 weeks ago. Because I had a bad week 2 weeks back and gained almost 2 pounds, I’ve had to get rid of those 2 pounds for the second time, and that has slowed me down. So it’s as if I’ve been experiencing a month-long plateau.

However, I’m NOT depressed about it. I’m choosing not to think that way this time. That kind of negative thinking characterized most of my PREVIOUS attempts at weight loss. Which failed miserably.

This time, I’m focusing on what’s good. And what’s good is that I lost a pound and a half this week. Who cares if it was for the second time? The point is, I’m losing again and that’s all that counts. I’m now back at 21 pounds lost overall, and that’s fantastic. People are noticing and complimenting me and that feels great.

More important, I feel so much better than I did 20 pounds ago! I can’t wait to see how it feels after I’ve dumped 20 MORE pounds. And then 20 more. I have confidence that I will succeed.

Seeing as this is my 16th report, I should have taken my measurements this morning to see what changes are happening there. But I didn’t have time and don’t want to do it now that I’ve been eating and drinking. Maybe next week I will. Or maybe I’ll just wait till next month. It doesn’t matter because I can tell by the way I’m fitting into old clothes that I’m losing inches too.

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

21 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #15

June 18, 2014

Okay, the trend is down again, although not by a lot. I did much better, though, sticking to the plan and not binging. I’m feeling good about my progress and remaining positive, because I know negativity will get me nowhere.

Short post this week—got lots happening—so I’ll sign off now and talk to you next week!

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

21 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #14

June 11, 2014

Well, it has caught up with me! I continued to go off plan this past week for no apparent reason. I mean, I was out of town for several days again, but I had a fridge and microwave at my disposal so there’s no real excuse for my cheating.

I gained almost 2 pounds, yikes! It could be a normal fluctuation instead of an actual gain, so I’m not getting worked up about it. It could be mostly water and will be gone and then some next week. So I will press on. I’m back on track today and will stay 100% back on plan until something unavoidable happens. And for the most part, if I plan ahead, binges are totally avoidable.

Because I’m confident this gain is temporary, I’m not going to change my “burning potatoes” signature below this post or on the Nutrisystem site. I WILL be back down those pounds next week!

Date
Change
Weight
BMI
Plank time
March 5, 2014207.432.625.78
March 12-3.2204.232.1
March 19-3201.231.6
March 26-0.220131.5
April 2-219931.233.53
April 9-1.4197.630.9
April 16+0.6198.231
April 23-2.6195.630.6
April 30-4.4191.229.935.48
May 8-1.4189.829.7
May 14-1.2188.629.5
May 21-1.2187.429.3
May 28-1.2186.229.2
June 4-0.1186.129.1
June 11+1.7187.829.4
June 18-.4187.429.3
June 25-1.4186.029.1
July 2-1.4184.628.9
July 9-1.2183.428.7
July 16+3.2186.629.2

21 pounds – BOOM!!!

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Progress report #13

June 4, 2014

So I’m back from my road trip and was very apprehensive about what the scale would say this morning, seeing as I cheated BIG-TIME while I was gone. I started out okay but as the trip went on, it got harder and harder to turn down the Krispy Kremes and the “cowboy nachos” at a […]

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Progress report #12

May 28, 2014

Another good report: 1.2 pounds gone this week. I’m not at home and don’t have a measuring tape with me so I won’t be able to report my measurements till next week, but my clothes continue to fit a teeny bit better every week. It’s still slow but I’m okay with that. I just took […]

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Nutrisystem offering 50% off to new members

May 27, 2014

Here’s a great deal you might want to take advantage of if you’ve been thinking about joining Nutrisystem. For three days they are offering a 50%-off deal to new members who sign up for 28-day auto delivery. Click on the graphic below for more information from Nutrisystem’s web site. If you’ve been on the fence, […]

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Progress report #11

May 21, 2014

This is how great Nutrisystem is: I cheated (big-time) two more times this week and I still lost another pound! Don’t get me wrong—this is not recommended. And I don’t expect I will get good news on weigh-day every time I cheat. I am back on track now and sticking to the plan. But it’s […]

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