Sunday, June 17, 2007

Weigh In week 15

Note: this was edited at 5PM.

Well, down another pound! I'll take it!!

See? 27 pounds to go now!!

This past week I decided to sharply cut back on carbs, total as well as "junk" carbs. I've been keeping my carbs as close to 20g/day as possible, not going over 30g max. No artificial sweeteners, no sugar alcohols. No breads too.

I have been having a shake almost every day for breakfast. I use EAS Myoplex Carb Control Ready-to-Drink, mostly strawberry but also an occasional chocolate. I mix in egg whites and heavy cream to increase the fat and protein. I get about 1/2 my daily protein needs in just this drink. I take 1/2 my supplements with breakfast, so will occasionally have an ounce of peanuts also, to help push the pills down. Most days this isn't an issue, but if I have trouble I have to have something solid, or I'll end up with horrendous indigestion (I have esophageal spasms and other issues, which can make swallowing tough)

For lunch and dinner I have some kind of meat, usually beef, and veggies. I've been having burgers, meatloaf, roasted duck, and short ribs for my meats and mushroom, cucumber, salad greens, tomatoes, green beans and asparagus for my veggies. One day I had a second shake for dinner, but that was because of a late and large lunch (salad plus an 8oz burger with cheese and bacon).

I've been taking my supplements, and have been watching my nutritional levels in Fitday. I added Calcium and Iron to my supplement lists, as these are 2 things I was a bit deficient in. The only other deficiency I see in Fitday is in carbohydrates and fiber!

When I started this, last Saturday, I decided that on day 7, Friday, I would allow myself some kind of a treat. Well, I did that last Friday, having some (thin crust) pizza and a couple of Atkins Endulge bars. Felt lousy going to bed, and was 3# up in the morning, so next time I'll be a bit more careful. I am going to continue allowing 1 treat a week, but only one.

I still haven't measured myself, can't find my tape measure, but I have 2 pair of pants that now fit! I think I'm going to run down to WalMart and see if I can get some new pants for work. I need lightweight cotton, or maybe some jeans.

5 PM
Oh wow!!! I just got back from the store, and boy, and I happy!!!

First I went to Target....nothing. None of their tops did anything for me, and all of their pants were either Capri pants (I have very heavy legs) or heavy (winter) long pants!!! My goodness, it's not even July!!! I did, however, get a neat hand mixer for mixing my shakes.

The handle swivels for different kind of mixing.

After leaving Target, I was pretty disappointed, but decided to check out Walmart anyway. I started out looking in the Women's department, regular sizes, then went to the Plus sizes, then went BACK to the regular sizes!!! I bought 3 pair of pants, size 16, and 6 tops, all size 16/18.

I cannot tell you how excited I am!!! I literally cannot remember the last time I was able to buy clothes in the "regular" women's sizes!!!


Crabby McSlacker said...

Congratulations on 25 lbs!

That's fantastic.

And I love that you have pictures of what you bought--I don't know why, but I get a huge kick out of that. Makes me feel like I got to buy stuff too!

Cindy said...

Thanks Crabby!!

I can't tell you how psyched I am. I believe the last time I bought clothes that weren't plus size was before my daughter was born. She turned 25 last week!!

PS....I love my digital camer and have a blast taking pictures of the weirdest things!!

size8jeans said...

I love those EAS Carb Control shakes. I use them after a workout and scoop of whey protein to jack up the protein content. I always get chocolate and use chocolate whey powder because I'm a chocolate nut! :)

I'm doing good on a lower-carb, higher-protein version of NutriSystem and have lost 14 pounds in 15 weeks. Very happy about that. :)

TESS said...

I KNOW the feeling and it is wonderful! Congratulations on all the hard work. I'll be with you the rest of the way!

Anonymous said...

What a happy, uplifting post! 25 to go! This is great news and a great time for you! Keep it going! So glad you shared this! You must feel wonderful!

Cindy said...

Victoria...I also use the Whey protein, but prefer the egg whites as they are easier to mix, especially at work. I just got a new immersion mixer, so I think I will try the whey again.

Good job on your 14 pound loss!!! Are you going to stick with NS? or go back to lc?

Tess...thanks for your encouragement!! It's been a tough road, but so much easier on LC than LF!!

Adam...Thanks for the encouragement!! I'll keep you posted, good or bad....but it will be all good, right!?!?

Anonymous said...

All good, baby, all good! LOL

Sparky's Girl said...

Congrats Cindy! You are doing so well!