Friday, January 13, 2012


Hello All,
Sorry I haven't been around in a while.  I have been very discouraged and frustrated.  There are only so many times you can say, "I keep losing and gaining the same 3-4 pounds over and over again".  My plan all along was to not go on a "diet", but to learn how to eat like a non-overweight (I don't want to say "normal") person...portion control, proper nutrition, etc. while trying to fit in the food requirements of high blood pressure and diabetes.  This is turning out to take longer than I expected. 

I haven't given up, quit, binged or anything like that.  Quite the opposite.  I am constantly thinking, tweeking and changing, trying new things.  My body is stronger and I have included more exercise into my routine.  I am still walking at both my breaks at work, and working my chair aerobics dvd on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  And now I always take the stairs at work to the second floor and 3 times a day I go up to the third floor (have to fit work in somewhere :-) ).  I have added  a resistance routine Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and abwork  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. 

I'm still not losing, but my shape is changing.  A co-worker told me the other day I looked great and that she hopes she looks as great as me when she looses her weight.  That made me feel REALLY good!  All my blouses are too large and I have been gradually replacing them.  I have gone from a 2X to a large.  My pants have gone from US24 to US18.

Well, I have to get some work done.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. Great to get this update!!! Happy to hear that you are still plugging away. You could be just at the plateau and your body is fighting to win. Don't let it - keep up the good work and as always just so wonderful to hear that you are doing well!!!!!!


  2. Lovely to see you.
    I have learned that when you work at diet for as long as this, there are periods of discouragement where nothing seems to be happening and you think its not working and I just have to keep going through these discouraged times. My blog saw me moaning most of December. You push through it feeling bad but eventually it passes and you head down new paths. hang in there, keep doing all the things you are doing and you will succeed