Wednesday Weight – Week 40

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 188.4
  • Loss of: 96.2 lbs

 

Last week my husband and I were on a western Caribbean cruise.  It was an amazing experience on many different levels but I also experienced some seasickness that was so minor I didn’t even know what it was till the 4th day at sea when it cumulated into a rather bad day.  However, I had the patches and felt immediately better as soon as I put one on.  I ate very little but it was all protein and exceptionally good quality so I didn’t feel like it was a detriment to me.

I’m so close to my goal of 100 lbs lost that I can feel it! Hopefully within a month I’ll be able to cross that number off my list. I have realized the weight loss has mostly stopped at this point and it’s all on me if the last pounds come off or not.  The surgery has done it’s job and now it’s my turn.

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah

Wednesday Weight – Week 38

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 193.2
  • Loss of: 91.4 lbs

 

Last week I had a gain of just 0.5 lbs and I glossed over it even though I knew I was risking a stop to my weight loss because I had just stopped exercising AGAIN.  This week I have a whopping +2.8 lbs on top of the 0.5 lbs from last week, which means I’ve actually gained 3.3 lbs in the last two weeks!  This is serious because I knew from my week-to-week chart that my weight loss was slowing down more and more.  To start to gain now would be a very bad move.  I still would like to lose another 20+ lbs!  So, back to the drawing board and charting my foods and proteins and sugars.  I have a strong suspicion it isn’t the lack of exercise but the increase in sugar that is undermining my ability to lose more!  In fact, it isn’t a suspicion, I know I have been letting more and more sugar in and you know what?  Most weight loss surgery patients can’t tolerate alcohol after surgery, well I think my demon is still going to be sugar!  In the next week I want to log my foods to see if I’m right and then to correct things.  Till then, pray for me…

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah

Wednesday Weight – Week 36

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 189.8
  • Loss of: 94.8 lbs

Dropped a stunning 3.6 lbs this week!  Not sure what caused that since I have been not very consistent on the exercising and not very consistent on the eating.  I can only assume it’s muscle and water loss, which is not good, but I’ll know next week when the weight stays the same or there’s a gain to compensate for the large loss this week.  Actually, next week I would have a stall anyway because it’s the time of the month where I retain water.

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah

Wednesday Weight – Week 35

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 193.4
  • Loss of: 91.2 lbs

 

Pretty happy that I am still showing a loss! Still doing my exercising, although the main motivation has slacked off and I have a tough time getting myself out the door to walk and to do the challenges.  I don’t have a good method to keep the exercise a priority and as I get tired or sick I give up the exercising first thing.  The continued weight loss helps but I “forget” about it almost immediately and it doesn’t serve as a good motivator. Maybe I should try some other forms of motivation? A friend of mine does a reward to herself for every week that she stays true to the exercising.  I might try that…

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah

Wednesday weight and measurements – Week 34

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 195.0
  • Loss of: 89.6 lbs

Body Measurements – (starting measurements)

  • Neck: 13.5″ (16″)
  • Bust: 41.5″ (51″)
  • Biceps: R-14″ , L-14″ (R-18″, L-17.5″)
  • Waist: 39.5″ (50″)
  • Hips: 45.5″ (55.5″)
  • Thighs: R- 25″, L-25″ (R-31″, L-30″)
  • Calves: R- 15.5″, L-15.5″ (R-18.5, L-18.5″)
  • Ankles: R-10″ , L-10″ (R-11″, L-11″)

 

It’s been a while since I added measurements so I checked them and really didn’t change much at all. Lost a lot of bust!  Not enough off the hips, lol.

Very glad to see I’m back down the 2 lbs I gained last week when I started exercising and doing the Plank and Squat challenge. I am definitely stronger and I see where the muscles are making an impact. My core, in particular, sees some improvement in muscle structure under the thinner layer of fat.  Excited to see more and more bone and muscle definition. All in all I love the changes the rigorous exercise program is making.

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah

 

Wednesday Weight – Week 33

Scale –

  • SW: 284.6
  • Pre-op diet weight: 267.4 (surgery day weight)
  • CW: 197.8
  • Loss of: 86.8 lbs

Weight GAIN of 2 lbs over last week!  However, I already expected one since I added in a 2 1/2 mile walk and a Plank Challenge (http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/the-30-day-plank-challenge/) AND a Squat Challenge (http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/the-28-day-squat-challenge-youll-want-to-start-now/) that started three days ago.  Since it’s Christmas time I have also been indulging in some sweets (in very small doses, but still empty calories!) Altogether I expected some gain for this week and possibly next week before any loss.  I’m happy with my exercising efforts and feel pleasantly fatigued but not outright sore.  Starting the program is always harder for me than just doing it so I’m also happy to be over that hurtle.

Love and God’s blessings,
Sarah