Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fat Tuesday

ETA...I tried to post this yesterday...not sure why it didn't post through...Let Fat Tuesday become Fat Wednesday...its all the same. 


Well...I don't know if I'd call it a breakthrough of my plateau, but I've dropped 1...one single pound this past week.  *sigh* 

**photo coming...having issues with uploads**

Start 264.4
Last week 222.2
This week 221.2

The extremely slow rate of loss is frustrating me a great deal.  I need to figure out what is next...Am I eating too little?  too much?  too irregularly?  wrong foods? 

I'm exercising quite a bit...I know its not that.  I zumba, run, ride bicycles...my activity level is 10X what it used to be pre-lapband.

I did stand in front of my mirror today and got a glimpse of what the loss will eventually bring.  My body is definitely shrinking...so despite the number on the scale I am so glad about that.  I'm glad I can see it in other ways...the fit of my clothing, my physical ability, strength and agility.

In one more month it will be 6 months post-surgery.  I'm kind of excited to see those 6 month photos I'll be taking to match up to my start and 3 month photos.  Hopefully the shrinking is not all in my head. 

Unlike lots of overweight people I have always seen myself *smaller* than I actually am.  I have an extremely unrealistic idea of what my body actually looks like.  I used to ask my husband...am I that big?  or that big...pointing at two larger women of different sizes...to try and guage how others actually saw me.

I was always a little shocked at the response...

I think part of it was because I've always been athletic if not an athlete...so while not a runner I played volleyball or softball or rode bikes and went camping and hiking etc...I think I probably always mentally thought of myself around a size 12/14...not a size 22/24.  Thats why I need to take these 6 month photos for comparison.  I don't want to get complacent thinking I'm looking great when the reality is so much different.  I may look BETTER...but I don't want to stop there.

So...just a little prost to weight loss.  Another week ahead of me...and I'm shooting for 2 full pounds.  I want to see the TEENS!!!

Fat and Sassy is out. 

11 comments:

  1. Yay! and BTW I never saw myslef as Large as I was prior to surgery untill I starteting looking back at full body shots before and since and then I was like REALY, I mean I new I was big and the scale reassured me of that but I did not see it in the mirror... maybe i just got to a point I never looked below my face in the mirror ...lol Glad Im not the only one

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    1. omg at the spelling sorry... hands arent keeping up w my brain today

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    2. Haha...no worries. I got the gist! :)

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  2. Weight loss is 80% diet 20% exercise. Lean meat (fish, baked chicken) and veggies (greens) is the way to go. Start the day with protein - (do you like hard boiled eggs?) and reach for fruit and nuts for snack instead of faux health snacks like pretzels, rice cakes, etc.
    I'm really impressed with your exercise efforts!!

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    1. Yes...I'm thinking it has to be diet related. Gonna have to mix it up a little until I find a better formula that restarts the loss.

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  3. Oh my gosh. I thought I was the only one! That's probably why I was buying all those way too small clothes. Of course I would only look at my face in the mirror too. You know… It could very well be that you're not eating enough. I wasn't losing until I upped my calories a little bit.

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    1. I've been trying to eat more and its helping! I don't know what you are talking about...upping your calories...your meals are like little birdy meals! ;)

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  4. I only ever looked at my face in the mirror, until I bought my house--which has a mirror as the ENTIRE WALL in the dining room. It's no surprise I chose to be banded less than 3 months after moving into that house!!

    Also, you will learn to be happy with those one pound losses... It gets slow, but as long as you're going in the downward direction, you're good :)

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    1. Oh good lord...I just bought my first ever full length mirror and hung it on the wall...but its one of those cheapo ones that makes you look skinnier...its my motivation mirror. ;)

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  5. Get after it! Remember when the 220's seemed like a farce? a dream? That's how I feel about them now! Look at how far you have come. :)

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    1. Right? And now I'm feeling that way about 199...but darn it if I'm not going to crash through that in the next couple of months!!! :)

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