Friday, January 21, 2011


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??)


  1. Way to go, what an awesome loss!

    Yeah, eating less allows your stomach to shrink down. Most Americans have stretched it out from it's normal size from years of eating too much.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. YEAH!!!! EXCELLENT!!!! Keep up the great loss. You are doing awesome. I am so very proud of you!
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.

  3. Nice on the weight loss! Yes, you're RIGHT, eating less gets easier and easier. Keep it up!

  4. Hey che'r...I'm in Atlanta but lived in nawlins for a short time and have family in Memphis /Olive Branch. I'm also in Allan's challenge and it IS helping. shame on that pignwhistle:)!! IT IS TOUGH- Good SOUTHERN FOOD!!.....STAY STRONG--keep at it. I've lost 120 lbs from 345 and it's taken 4 yrs. I'm On challenge to get me out of a plateau. Will be good to support each other in challenge.