Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Weight Loss Challenge, ep. 6 (Month 1 weigh in!)

Alright, so I know you want to see what my weight in is. 

If you look back on my first weigh in (here) you'll see I started at 211.4 pounds. So I am down 2 pounds. 

It's not ground breaking for sure, but it's progress, and that's the name of this game. 

I'd really like to maybe lose two pounds in the month of December too. Five pounds would be the super goal but two is my realistic goal.

Clearly my challenge this month is going to be baked goods but I'm trying to tell myself I can have baked goods, and exercise, and be OK. 

The other development is that I did talk to my Endocrinologist about maybe reducing my steroid and he did not give me the go ahead on that. I mentioned how tired I was every day and how I feel sick to my stomach all of the time and that basically sealed the deal on that. Normally you would lower your dose until you felt sick, and that's when you would know what your threshold is. Given that I'm having the symptoms now technically means I should go up a little bit but I'm not going to do that. I'm going to manage my symptoms and do what I can on this dose. Which is frustrating and disappointing. 

My diet this month wasn't stellar but it definitely wasn't horrible either so I'm going to try to do a little better this month. I've been trying to eat more salads at lunch time because it's better than nothing but also because I need the roughage. We won't talk about why, but let's just know that I'm going that route for other reasons. 

We would normally go out to Wendy's for lunch on Saturday or Sunday as a family when we run errands, and we haven't done that at all in November. That's saved some money but also, less fast food, and that's always a good improvement. 

Oh! Real challenge is still my weak ass bladder. You guys, I should not need a pad or special underwear to work out in. I'm not kidding. Drip, drip, gush. It's becoming a real issue and I'm tired of it. It used to be jumping jacks and that's fine because those suck. But light jog in place? That should be do-able. 

It is not. 

I refuse to buy Depends, even the "fancy" ones. Does anyone make adult diapers on Etsy or something? I'm too young for this crap. 


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Yay for losing two pounds! That's awesome. I've hit a bit of a plateau, so I'm really trying to either stay where I am or lose a little this month. I have dance for a couple weeks, but then we don't have it the week of Christmas and New Year's Eve and that will be tough with finding things to do to exercise...and of course, all the holiday food, and I'm in a Wedding at the end of the month. I have to eat at weddings! LOL But good luck to both of us! We can do it!!!


Beth (Coffee Until Cocktails) said...

I would definitely celebrate those two pounds and call them a victory! That is awesome! Even just a little bit makes a huge difference in how your clothes feel and such. I hope things continue to go the way you want them to in December!

Penny @ Penny's Passion said...

2 pounds is definitely a win! Way to go!! Good luck with December. That is one tough month to lose weight.