So ask me how Weigh In went tonight? Go ahead, ask!! : ) In this past week I have lost


You saw that right. Ten pounds. Actually 10.2 lbs in one week. Oh yeah BayBee!!! Wooohoooo. I worked the plan all week - counted points - didn't "cheat", drank water - watched salt, no sodas, had my dairy, EXERCISED (hello?? what is up with THAT!?!), and guess what - it worked!!! TEN POUNDS!!! As DF said to me tonight on the phone "that is a Biggest Loser number!". Damn straight it is! lol

I am thrilled and also dog-tired so going off to bed. DF and I are going to Connecticut for the weekend - tomorrow night to the MGM Grand at Foxwoods to see Bruce Hornsby in concert which I'm really psyched for! : ) And the hotel we're at has a small pool and a workout room which means I am trying the exercise equipment. Me, on a treadmill, who'd a thunk!?! : )

I am GOING TO DO THIS!! I am losing this weight once and for all. I *AM* doing it. Ten pounds... gone. I'm 1/5 of the way to my first big goal. 1/9 of the way to my goal!!!! YEAH!



I'm feeling so incredibly BLOATED today... I weigh in tonight and my weight had best be DOWN 'cause I've worked the program all week AND exercised. But I think my old friend 'diverticulitis' (sp?) may have flared up as I feel like I have a Jackie Gleason belly this morning.
I rarely eat more than a handful of popcorn and I popped a 100 calorie bag of Jolly Time Kettle corn (1 pt for WW) last night and ate it all while watching American Idol. I don't think popcorn and diverticulitis go well together. That is what it feels like. I did take 1/2 a water pill with my normal asthma meds (actually this a.m. I took: 20mg prednisone, theodur, doxycyclin, 1/2 lasix pill, prilosec and 500mg puff of Advair). I've been trotting to the Ladies Room a little bit but nothing like Sunday. Thank goodness I only took 1/2.

(click on the blow fish graphic to see the full effect! *grin*)
I did 45 minutes on the WiiFit last night. I moved up into Advanced on Step Aerobics which - once I got the hang of it - was fun. I didn't try advanced yet. It always helps when you have the Wii platform aiming the right way... which I didn't... so when I was trying to 'head' soccer balls and would lean to the right - the graphic Mii would lean to the left... at first I thought it was part of the balance program... but then - BLONDE MOMENT - realized I had the thing turned around the wrong way. Amazingly so much easier when facing the right way. *grin*

I cannot do basic yoga moves without falling over practically. The WiiFit tried to break this to me kindly "You can't do these moves." lol I can ski jump with the best of them (from my old Killington Mtn skiing days, no doubt!)... and I seem to be able to hold the 'half moon' position in Yoga far longer than the Wii expected. All in all, still having fun ... the responses of the game make me laugh and I like how it charts your progress. I was down 1.2 lbs. last night (Wednesday) since 1st logging in on Monday and was wearing the same clothes. All good.

Back to work for me - tons to finish up today as I'm taking tomorrow off to go to Connecticut with DF. I have free tix to a Bruce Hornsby (love him!) concert at Foxwoods MGM and then we're spending two nights in Mystic, CT. I'm actually looking forward to it. : )

I plan to have Progresso 1pt soup for lunch and then that will be it (maybe a banana this afternoon) before WI tonight at 6:30.



I did, indeed, get the Wii Fit last night and - after procrastinating about setting it up for awhile - I actually set it up, logged in all my info and got going on it. It was A RIOT!! I found myself laughing because I am so incredibly uncoordinated. My first go-round with the step aerobics should have been filmed for YouTube! lol The little easy arrows with the step up and then step down and step over and then step up? OMG! LOL I felt like I was playing Twister part of the time... my feet were crossed and I was doesey-doeing! It was funny. I think the 1st attempt I got something like 17 right, 84 misses. I turned that around after three attempts for the 1st one was not to be missed! : ) I also am the age of a 62 year old... and my little Wii-Jan hung her head in shame! It really is fun. I have near perfect balance which the machine seemed quite surprised at! pfft. And I'm a whiz at the "soccer heading"... no surprise there, I've been banging my head against things in life for years! *grin* I was a little out of breath when done with 40 minutes but that is great for me! And I gained APs so even better.

Back tonight after I try to convince the Wii Fit I can follow directions! ; )

PS: I just realized that if I post the "before" photo I took last night when getting home from work (before Wii'ing) that it might not be so startling as posting it by itself in a separate entry... so (deep breath.............) here it is (and it is REALLY BAD... I took it, looked at it and four others I took and am NOT posting and thought "how did I let myself get to THIS?!):

Wrist measurement... jeez.

I measured my wrist this a.m. and I'm at 8" which seems really big. Wonder what it will be when I lose weight? Supposedly the wrist size does not change but I know that it definitely has due to how my watch band fits... article on same posted here: http://www.ahealthyme.com/topic/adam217182

I CAN do this! I have to remember that my life depends on it and that my family depends on my life. ; ) Maybe I should make a list of why I want to get rid of this weight the right way...

The Dreaded Posting of the Before Measurements

Ugh. Here we go...

46" Breasts (no pulling in... just 'as they hang'...good heavens!)
44" Waist
48" Backside (this one surprised me, somehow thought it was going to be smaller #)

17" Neck (at base)
28" Upper Thigh (pfft... cottage cheese thighs... just gross! but I'm working on it...)
19 1/2" Calf

I need to measure my wrist. Know it is large- it always has been even when at ideal weight. I'm "large boned".

Okay...that was hard to do (post the measurements)... but there they are and it is all part of facing the facts, going forward to a healthier me. My BMI is crazy bad. No need to post it.

Slow Sunday...

Hi - I am home today. It feels so great to just be home by myself - setting my own schedule, I can't even express it! Got up and went to church which I really enjoyed. The Episcopal church in Arlington has a jazz quartet during parts of the service and they are really awesome. And the priest (we call them Priests in the Episcopal church, too... not just Catholics have that practice) is great... love his sermons. They always leave me with so much to think about and try to act on.

And finally the weather here is getting nicer... I saw the 1st robin of Spring yesterday, and it is sunny out today - probably in the 50s or low 60s. But I am inside and cleaning and boy-oh-boy does my bedroom and bathroom need it. It is so dusty which is awful for my asthma so I am cleaning.

Being OBESE (yes, I am... may as well admit it rather than pretend otherwise) does not make it easy. I'm vacuuming window blinds and under the bed and I'm huffing and puffing and sweating. JEEZ!!! How did I let this happen. I decided since I was going to be home today anyway I may as well take a water pill. It hasn't upset my stomach which it sometimes does, so that is a blessing - but it sure is working! lol I was doing things downstairs when it first "hit" and I was running up and down stairs so often I decided to just 'give in to it' and clean upstairs! *grin* I bet I've lost a couple of pounds today in water weight!! My ankles aren't as swollen up as usual from the water pill working... usually I have ankles like the ugly step sister to Cinderella below!

The water retention (and the fact I needed to recover a few minutes from cleaning before I get at it again) made me sit down to look for water reduction remedies and I scored a great article which is http://health.howstuffworks.com/home-remedies-for-water-retention.htm. Most of the things I have been doing - well... let me rephrase that... most of the suggestions I *know* about and *should be* doing. I do drink cranberry juice... I do eat bananas. I do drink a lot of water. But I'd forgotten about cabbage being a diuretic naturally... and yogurt stimulates the system to work properly... I eat plenty of yogurt during the week so that is covered. The other weird thing is that I have had sarcoidosis in the past and the most recent manifestation has been on my leg, just above my right ankle and up and onto the shin... showing in red blotches that do not - whether the sarcoid is active or not - disappear. Pretty ugly to look at. But - nothing I can do about that so I choose not to worry over the look of it. I worry plenty over the things I *can* do something about. : )

Off to log in my food for today on the Weight Watchers site!!