to 352!!! Whoo-hoo!! When I started the challenge on 1/9, Sunday, I weighed 366.5, I had emailed my weight to Allan the day before and it was 365.5. So I have lost 14.5 lbs so far!! YAY!
I read Lisa's blog yesterday about her heart condition that she just found out about and I have to tell you, that scared the CRAP out of me!! In her "fat face picture" she weighs 350. I am older than her and weigh a little more and SHE has a heart condition!! Wow! This is serious business, folks. My heart goes out to her, but I am taking this as a wake-up call! My highest weight was about 2 1/2 years ago and it was 382. That's when I found out I have high blood pressure. I dropped 20 lbs quick, fast and in a hurry and am now on just the "water pill" part of the med. I keep having swollen ankles and this is the dr's solution.
I have a friend that is diabetic and she has no feeling in her feet and her lower legs are very dark, almost black. That scares me. My dad had diabetes and I sure don't want it. I used to tell people that I am very healthy, just over weight. Do y'all want to go for a ride in my boat on the river da' Nile??? What was I thinking to let myself get this way?
I thank God that I found Allan and watching him lose so much has motivated me to get off my lazy a** and get busy!!
Maybe it's my imagination, but having cut back my calories and having smaller portions for the past week and a half, I have noticed that I am getting full faster. I am trying to be more conscious of not being hungry anymore vs being full (stuffed, more like). Now granted, it is still hard to "put down my fork". I hate feeling like I have to eat everything on my plate just because I put it there. Lord, knows I don't want to cause any of the starving children in China to die because I didn't clean my plate!! What were my parents thinking??? I am not blaming them for making me be fat, I could have used some self control long before now, but we teach our children such bad habits that they deal with for the rest of their lives.
I guess I better get back to work now!
Later gator... (can you hear my accent, y'all??)