I'm down to 213! That's down by 5 from my last official weigh in and 7 from my last home weigh in. Let me tell you I was bummed out that morning. I was seen in family practice and they weighed me at 119. I like the scale at the weight loss clinic a whole lot more! That's 44 lost on the program and 51 total lost!! I broke the big 5-0!!
I'm changing programs. I can't seem to stick to the all shakes program, I need food! Even if I just do this for a month or two and then switch back, I just need a break. So my visit with the dietitian was all about how to eat and how to arrange my plate. I think me and the kids will do a study on nutrition once we are done with the planets. Their knowledge here is sorely lacking and I really want them to know about nutrition!
Speaking of I had to take the kids to all of my appointments with me yesterday. Normally DH can work from home and take care of them but yesterday he could not. We went to three appointments, Waffle House (for them, I had coffee) and then across the way (as in the opposite direction from where the appointments were) to the grocery store that I like. I was wore slap out from anxiety with a massive headache.
So my first meal was a "coleslaw bowl" that my friend makes that I've been dying to try. It's coleslaw mix, any kind, with hummus, salsa, avocado and black olives - no mayo here! Oh my gosh is it good. The kids even liked it. It's like a vegetarian taco bowl, but better. I see myself having this often. The hummus and the salsa mix perfectly. You wouldn't think so, but it did. I also had a very small piece of chicken breast, grilled (the pre-cooked frozen kind) and some brussel sprouts (roasted). But next time, I think just the bowl and the chicken (need the protein) is enough, I barely ate any of the Brussel sprouts. I'm supposed to mainly be eating non-starchy veggies and protein. I can have 'dessert' (fruit) so I ordered some figs. When DH brings home goodies, I can have my figs. I only tried figs once or twice before, but I loved them when I did. Can't wait to try them again. They should get here on Thursday! I bought some apples and oranges to have, but honestly, I was so full, I could not have imagined eating any of it!
I thought perhaps I was working out too much, the doctor assured me I am not, I'm just not used to it. I need to up the amount of strength training though, building muscle is an important part of this process and I didn't make any new muscle this last month. I've been slowly building muscle mass over this whole process, but this last month I did not. I know I skipped strength training quite a bit, gotta change that. Muscle is so important to the weight loss process. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn in a day, the more weight you lose.
Today is my 'busy' day, though it seemed like yesterday was! Appointment with my therapist, Co-op and teaching my crochet class and doing gardening, as well as AWANA and a mini date night with DH. We have to enjoy the date nights while we can, we signed up for a 'growth group' at church for Wednesday nights on the book of Job. Should be very interesting.
I'm doing a 'read the Bible in a year' thing, and so far i really like it. I read an article where this Mom went through the year with her kids. I'm not sure mine are both old enough to address some of the issues dealt with in the Old Testament, but the girls really liked the idea, so we are starting a "read the New Testament in a year" reading program. We forgot yesterday, but we will work on that. I think it will be really good for all three of us. I'm going to continue my 'read the Bible in a year' because I've never read the whole Bible and I think I should. Plus I'm hoping it will bring me more understanding and closeness with God.
Not working out today. Had planned on it since I didn't work out yesterday, but Wednesday is my off day and I am very tired today still. I'm not sleeping well, and that has got to change. Especially with how much I have been working out, I need the sleep. Hoping today will wear me out enough that I'll be able to sleep well tonight.
My friend C texted me yesterday... no apology, no explanation, no nothing. Just started texting like we normally do. I don't know what to think. We texted back and forth as usual. Perhaps... well perhaps a lot of things, but I'm not going to read into it. I'm happy we are still friends, but at the same time, makes me wary that something as small as that could possibly end our friendship. Maybe she realized she overreacted and she's embarrassed, I don't know. But I don't know where this leads our friendship. I'll guess I'll play it by ear and we'll see. Thank you for all your thoughts and encouragements, it really helped me through the last few days of not knowing what was going on with her. I don't make friends easy, I wish I did, so I have very few friends. But I guess that old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket is true.
I'm off for my busy day! Lot to do today and I hope I don't stress over it too much.
Hope y'all have a great day and