Sunday, December 3, 2017

December Weigh In

I just got home from another medical trip for one of my kids, and we were in a hotel, eating on the road, sitting in the car for hours, etc. I always expect a little gain after a road trip, but this time I was pleased to see no gain. I weighed 224 pounds the day we left, and 224 pounds when we got back. That's a win for me! In fact that's 4 pounds gone this week (3 re-losing the Thanksgiving bloat plus 1 fresh pound).

So I started November weighing 232 pounds which gives me a loss of 8 pounds for the month. That's the same loss as October and I'm pretty happy about it! It feels so good to be "less fat" and this weight is a lot more tolerable (less miserable) than 260+. Let's see what I can do this month with Christmas and New Year's Eve and all the celebrations, parties, and food that surrounds the holidays.

I feel soooo much better eating less! I think about food less because I have a pretty limited daily menu I choose from, but I don't feel deprived because on special occasions I still can choose to eat any food I want. This feels like something I can continue always. The only catch is whether I will still feel that way once I am off the phentermine.


Anonymous said...

That's a good head of steam heading into the holidays. Sounds like you have motivation and focus.

Vicky said...

What is included in your limited menu? So happy to hear of your success.

Lyn said...




I would say 90% of the time I eat:
decaf coffee black or with half and half, eggs, bacon, sausage, avocado, pork rinds, string cheese, nuts, and Greek yogurt. That's basically what I choose from every day. Every once in awhile I have a piece of fruit. So the only thing I have to think about is dinner for the family, and I just have some of the meat and vegetables and limit any starchy foods to 1/4 cup.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about all the medical issues. I can't remember how old your kids are. Are they okay? Can we pray for them for anything specifically?


Lyn said...


Nothing's critical right now. Just maintenance but we still have to see several specialists. My boys are all 21+ now (just the youngest left living at home) and my daughter is 12.

Lyn said...

... oh, but prayers are always welcome!! Thanks!

LHA said...

Travel and holidays are my two weak points also. So far you are handling them beautifully. Terrific! I did fine at Thanksgiving this year but Christmas is much harder. Fingers crossed for both of us and all the others out there fighting the same battle. Thanks for posting.