Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Taking It Off Together Tuesday Week #6

When I weighed in yesterday, I was right on the brink of being 214 pounds. Remember when I went to Vegas I had gained four pounds, but lost two by the last weigh in?? So today is good news for me. I weighed myself this morning, as I do every morning, and I'm officially back to 214. So while yesterday I was only at a ONE pound loss, today I'm at TWO. Yee Haw! LOL

I have to admit that I have not exercised since I've been home, but I have just cut down the amount of calories I took in: 1200. It's been kind of hard. It's amazing what kind of willpower I have when I really want to do something. I tried to do the cold turkey route with the sodas, but I can't. What I have been able to do though is limit myself to one can per day. I drink half in the late morning/early afternoon and the other half at night. The rest of the day is all water.

I have been pretty hungry cutting down. With thyroid disease, I have to or I won't lose any weight. My metabolism is pretty much non-existent. It's funny, I've always gotten full relatively fast since my thyroid problems started, but even more so now. I figure I could probably really be losing more than this if I started exercising again. Now I just gotta stop being lazy! LOL

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you with all your support and encouragement. It's helping more than you know (especially when I hear about the weight loss because it makes me determined to lose as much, too).

Here are the reports for this week:

Chris - 1 GAIN
Tammy - 1 LOSS
Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - 1 LOSS
Grace - 1.4 GAIN
Leigh - 0.5 GAIN
Clara - 0.5 LOSS
Dette - -1.5 LOSS
Julie - 2.2 LOSS
Cheryl - 1 GAIN
Cyn Blue - 0 CHANGE
Audrey - On VACATION
Christy - 8 LOSS!! You go girl!

Welcome new member Tina with a 1 pound loss!

Total : 11.3 LOSS WOOT!!

UPDATE: To our new member Tina...it would be nice if you posted your results on your blog. I want to be able to check in on you and give you encouragement. :) I also realize my post may be confusing. When I gave Leigh my weigh in I only was down ONE pound....but today, when I weighed in before posting, I was down TWO. (yesterday: 215 today:214)


B Boys Mom said...

This does help doesn't it. When I get on the scale on Monday I want it to be a loss. I don't want to report a gain. It keeps me good all week. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.

myspoileddogs said...

Keep up the good work!! I think this is working for more than just you or me! It's helping lots of us!!

Julie said...

Good Job on the loss! I am with you on the exercising. It's so hard to get the motivation! If you figure out how to get motivation let me know.

Grace said...

First off CONGRATULATIONS on your loss!!! Keep it up! I had a gain this week, but my body fat and BMI went down (Last week I had a big loss) so, I'm chalking it up to muscle gain. I'm with you, in that I still hate to have to report a gain REGARDLESS of why :-)

MammaDawg said...

That is so awesome!!! Congratulations on the loss - even without exercising?!

Incredible. Good for you girl. And I agree - this meme is an incredible motivation tool for me as well!

Chris said...

woo hoo ! one pound is good! and I think 1200 calories is a great goal too. I count every calorie that I stuff in my mouth and when I keep my goal, I loose, so I know you will keep loosing as well! I love this meme !