Thursday, September 17, 2015

Week Eight - Thursday Check-In

Week Eight weigh-in:
09/17/2015:        -1 pound
Total lost:           8.6 pounds
Current Weight: 221.4 pounds

So I'm down a pound which is great but I'm so frustrated by my progress over time. Yes, it is progress but it's so slow and so "one step forward two steps back" that it's depressing. If you look at my "weigh-ins and measurements" page you'll see that over the last eight weeks I've lost 3.6 pounds and in between that loss there were regains and stalling. I know I should look at the positives and I know weight loss isn't linear, it's just frustrating to look at.

The other thing I need to keep reminding myself of is what my doctor, my shrink and my therapist have been telling me over and over again. The psych meds I'm on will make my weight loss much more difficult and slower than for someone who's not on these meds. It's not impossible, it's just harder and slower and I may not be able to lose everything I want but I can lose a lot and that's the goal!

So what did I accomplish this past week? Well, I managed to get to physical therapy and to hobble around town to get most basic errands done (trust me, this week that's a huge accomplishment). I stayed within my calories 5 days out of the week and within my new carb limits for 4 of those days. I kept blogging and keeping up with social media and I finished the dog portrait!

This coming week my goals are simple... hit my calorie and carb goals 6 days out of 7. Get to the therapy pool for at least 3 days out of 7 (stretch for the other ones), use the spiralizer thing to make zucchini and yellow squash "spaghetti" one time this week and focus on adding at least 10 more grams of protein to my daily diet. Also, write a review on the blog for the spiralizer thing because it's review week!

I'm going to work very, very hard to keep the scale going down or at least not up again and then I guess we'll see what happens.

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