R3P2 - 4-7-8 starting weight for R3 is 158.2

Friday, December 7, 2007

Oh, oh, scale acting up?

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 163.4
Today's weight 164.2
Overnight gain of .8 lbs

I think I prefer to think of yesterday's 2.4 loss as a malfunction on my scale and that today it just corrected itself! I didn't do anything whatsoever to cause that kind of gain, so I'll just take it with a grain of salt, and drink more water tomorrow!
We are in full Christmas shopping mode right now. We have most of our grandchildren's gifts purchased, but are having trouble finding what we want to buy for our 11 year old granddaughter who lives in Cary, NC. She wants a drum set! And her mother has actually agreed to this believe it or not! But you know drum sets are very expensive. We are trying to keep the gifts to under $100 each, since we have 8 of the little buggers, but how can you get a drum set for $100? Not possible. We even looked on Craig's list since her step dad said he would go pick it up if we could find a good used one. Even then, the least we could find it for is $200. So now the debate is on. Can we justify spending that much more for this child even for something that is that substantial? We are just hoping that another alternative will present itself. In the meantime, I haven't even started shopping for my husband but he gave me a few ideas today. He's usually not too difficult to buy for. Tools, tools, and POWER tools will do it for him! Then, I need to find something for my DD and her DH, my Dad, and hmmm, I think that's just about it! List is done! Thanks for letting me get it all out, now I have no excuse for finishing on time.
Oh, except for the drum-set. If anyone knows anyone who has a nice used drum set just sitting around gathering dust...


Biz, I'm glad I got you to wanting that book. Go ahead and ask for it for Christmas, you'll love it!

Mary, thanks for the vibes and keep 'em coming!

Amy, I love that little bunny too. I was in the habit of changing my ticker style every time I changed my weight, but I love the bunny too much so she's been staying around for a while. I actually sent an email to the ticker people asking for a couple more ticker marker ideas. I don't know if they take requests or not, but I'm hoping they will! And I do use stevia every day with my tea, and a little on my grapefruit or strawberries if I need to.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Who me? A slow loser? Not today!

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 165.8
Today's weight 163.4
Overnight loss of 2.4 lbs

Now THAT's what I'm talking about!!!!! Can you believe that number? I sure have a hard time grasping it. It's the biggest single day loss that I've had on any day other than the first days after loading on my first round.

So who gives a hoot if no one noticed my weight loss at my book club meeting? I've been walking on air all day. Someone else noticed my weight loss at work today. It's a young man who I used to carpool with. He's my daughter's age. He changed departments about a month ago and moved to a new location in the building so he hadn't seen me in a few weeks. He said it was obvious that I'd lost weight. My face even looked thinner. So he asked me to tell him about the diet. He's one of the ones early on who I told a minimal bit of info and said that if it worked out for me, I'd tell him the rest later... So he said he wanted to know all about it now. So I gave him my copy of Dr. S's manuscript and gave him a short outline of the program. He seemed receptive and maybe will try it after the holidays. We'll see!

Thanks to Biz, Mary, and Amy for sending their vibes my way. It obviously worked in a BIG way!

And Biz, don't bother starting "Water for elephants" if you don't have time to read it, because you will get hooked from page one! It is very engrossing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Going in the right direction again...

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 166.0
Today's weight 165.8
Overnight loss of .2 lbs

So it's a teensy loss, but I have a feeling that tomorrow's will be better. It's late here, I didn't get possession of MY computer until a few minutes ago, since my husband was using it to do some Christmas shopping. He uses his work computer for most things but doesn't like to shop online with it. So he's finally done, but it's 10:15 pm here and I'm tired!
But the book club meeting was lots of fun. We had about 8 of us and that was including two women who very seldom come anymore so we had some catching up to do. It was really great seeing them again. We ended up not talking about the book much at all because there was so much that we all wanted to tell each other.
And I have to confess that I ended up wearing something that did NOT show off my weight loss very much. I wore some slim fitting slacks but I had a really cute red sparkly sweater that i ended up wearing with them and the sweater is kind of blousy and long so it kind of covered most of my backside. So nobody noticed my weight loss. It's funny but I think the loose sweater was probably my way of avoiding the attention along with the need for an explanation, but I also think I'm a little disappointed that nobody said anything. So don't ya just wish I'd make up my mind about how to feel about the whole issue? Ha Ha.
I did mess up on the food thing though, I intended to eat my protein part of my meal before the others arrived but never made it. So I put a little of everything on my plate and a whole bunch of tomatoes. (the veggie tray and dip was my contribution to the meal.) Then someone said how do you like the soup, and it was tomato basil, so I thought, hmmm, I'm eating tomatoes I could try it! So I take a couple of spoonfuls and say "wow, this is really good" and then the lady who brought it says "Yes it's great if you don't look at the fat content", and I literally stopped the spoon from going into my mouth with the third bite and pushed that bowl away! So by this time, I was very hungry and another woman had made a mushroom souffle so I did have a little bit of the egg part for some protein. (Yes, I know I don't do well with eggs, but it was just a few bites.) By that time I was just hoping I could get through the meal without someone else trying to push some food on me. So I think I did pretty well. We'll see if I can make my weight in the morning! I feel like I was actually too low on my calories for today which is unusual for me. I'm used to eating everything I'm allowed!

Amy, yes it's great having the house clean, except I have a confession. We had our carpets cleaned this morning and the only rooms that had been put back together completely were the one's that people would be seeing tonight. The bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. My room was still kind of a mess and the carpet was still wet in there. Then I caught one of the women coming out of there after using our master bathroom. I almost peed my pants! So I had to go into the wet carpet explanation that I was hoping to avoid! LOL! Talk about best laid plans!

Biz, this book club was started about 12 years ago right after Oprah started hers. One of my friends from work decided it would be fun. I was so happy because i'm a huge reader and I never had anyone to talk to about the books I was reading. A different person hosts the meeting each month and chooses a book for us to read. Then we meet at a restaurant of her choice for dinner and then either discuss the book there after dinner or go back to her house for the discussion. The Christmas meeting has always been a potluck at someones house just to make it a little more festive.

Bye for now, I'm going to check a few blogs and turn in.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My first gain :-(

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 165.6
Today's weight 166.0
Overnight gain of .4 lbs

I did have a little extra protein yesterday and went over my calories. So the reason for the gain is no mystery. I am back on track today and I was so busy that I didn't really have any time to fret over it. But that's not unusual for me, I am not a big worrier. I'm getting ready to host my book-club meeting tomorrow so was finishing the decorations in the house and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I hope the extra exercise doesn't make me gain again tomorrow!
So for my book-club, we are reviewing the book "Water for Elephants". It was a really good book and so far I've only heard rave reviews about it so tomorrow's discussion should be good. Our Christmas month meeting is always fun because we do a pot-luck and a book exchange. I don't think I'll have any problem resisting the temptation to eat little bits here and there. I'll try to eat my protein ahead of time and then just have some cucumbers off of the veggie tray and some applesauce. That should keep me happy and avoid too many questions from the group. I'm wondering if they will notice my weight loss. I still haven't decided what to wear. I originally wanted to wear something that would really show off the weight loss, but now I'm thinking that I might just be a little more low key. I don't want the meeting to turn into a discussion of weight loss methods. I will just take Biz's advice and just tell people if they notice and want more info, to contact me later.
So I better get going, I still have a few things to do tonight before I can go to bed. Don't know if I'll be able to post tomorrow, but I'll try to write a few lines after the meeting if I'm not too tired.
Ta Ta for now.

Amy, I guess the egg would have been okay, but I won't do it again because it kind of threw me off my routine and I was too hungry later. I'm used to being hungry in the morning and eating a fruit at 9 or 10, so I'll just go back to that schedule. Thanks for the visit!

Biz, I am going to try to stay on P2 through Christmas and just go until I hit my goal. But you know how fickle we women are! LOL! I could still change my mind. I think I will just play it by ear and listen to my body. If I end up having to do another round later to get the rest off, so be it. My daughter was doing great last week, but I hadn't talked to her in a few days, so I just checked her blog and she stalled and did an apple day today. So I guess I'll check in with her tomorrow to see if it worked! She only has another 14 lbs to lose! Lucky her! She is looking very slim. Maybe I'll try to talk her into posting a pic! She says No, but I'll work on her! LOL!

Mary, With this gain, I just may have given you a good chance to catch up! I hope I lose it and a little more tomorrow! Happy losing!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Taming of the SHREW!

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 166.2
Today's weight 165.6
Overnight loss of .6 lbs

Just goes to show that sweet talking DOES work! I'm down another .6 even with the butter on the veggies fiasco. I may have another reason to sweet talk the scale tomorrow because I tried having an egg this morning. I know it will be hard for me to go without my lunch time protien, but so far, the apple and cucumbers that I had for lunch are tiding me over. I still have a few more hours to go until dinner and I think I can make it. If not, I'll just have a nibble of some chicken strips that I have in the fridge and call it a little extra protien for today. And THEN, I'll sweet talk my scale again tomorrow!

It was so cool today to see the new pics posted by Paula and Biz. It's just another example of how magically transforming this weight loss method is. Those two wonderfully deserving ladies have every right to be extremely proud of what they have accomplished. I'm so happy for them both!

I'm also so glad the group site didn't stay down for too long this morning. I was having withdrawal symptoms. I can't read it at work anymore because the company blocks those kinds of sites, but here at home, I sneak a peek on my personal desktop occasionally during a slow period, just to keep me going! So it's back to the old grind for me. Have a good work week everyone and happy losing!


Thanks to Mary, Biz and Brooke for stopping by....

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Joe's Crab Shack and no broiled fish????

Starting weight on this round: 172.8
Yesterday's weight 166.8
Today's weight 166.2
Overnight loss of .6 lbs

I'll take it! I was afraid that I would follow a good day with a teensy tiny loss day, but .6 is great! I'm worried about tomorrow though because we ended up eating out today. After going out shopping this afternoon, we stopped by some friend's house to see a remodeling project they are working on and we ended up going to dinner with them at Joe's Crab Shack. I thought I'd be able to get some broiled fish or something. But everything was blackened or salmon, or shrimp and I don't like shrimp. So they did have a chicken breast meal that had some stuff on top so I asked them to leave off all the stuff and put it on the side (so my husband could have it) and just bring me the veggies and no rice. Well they did it, but I could see butter swimming on the plate. I thought I had asked for it dry, but oh well. I just tried to squeeze the liquid out of each bite and ate one of the chicken breasts. (It actually came with two!) So I'm hoping it didn't do too much damage. At times like these, you just have to bite (haha) the bullet and hope for the best.
So tell me what you think of my virtual model over there? It's kind of funny because the first time I tried to do one, about a month ago, when I entered my weight, the virtual model looked decidedly chunkier that she does now. So I'm looking at this picture thinking, do I really look like that now, shape wise? This person actually looks slim! So I went into the bathroom to do a reality check and you know what? When I'm wearing some well fitting clothes that hide the little bit of pudge that I still have, I actually look kind of Nice! So now I will have to work on that little mind shift that takes place when you finally achieve what you have been working towards for so long. I have actually been thin for most of my younger life so I know what it feels like, but as you know, I had just about resigned myself the the idea that I would never get there again and would spend these later years as a BIG woman. So I am delighted to have the task of changing my self image one more time and this time for the better!


Mary, Is it still raining there? It stopped here yesterday around noon. I wish it would have rained all night then stopped this morning. We could really use the moisture here!

Amy, I measure the ground beef before I start cooking, and then add one or two tomatoes for each serving size of meat that I have. Usually 1 or 1 1/2 lb which is 4 or 6 servings. I also rinse the ground beef once I cook it. I use beef broth if I have it and lots of chili spices. Then I just try to divide the end results equally into the number of servings that I measured. Last time I made it though, I filled each container to the top and still had enough for an extra serving! They are always delicious!

Biz, I'm talking sweet right now. "That's a good girl now, you don't need to think about that teensy itty bitty little bit of butter on my veggies do you?" Think that'll do it? HeHe!