Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Update on Weight and Maintenance


Happy Sunday all! I have had a decent week, started riding my exercise bike again and started back on phentermine, a half dose AM and PM. Feeling good and ready to get my weight down into the next maintenance zone, which I think will be low to mid 180's for awhile. Will see how I feel as I go. Today I weighed 187 pounds, a new low this time around! That's 4 pounds down from last week.

It's really funny, a week or two ago I went clothes shopping just to see if I could find another cute, 3/4 sleeve top or two in a light summery fabric to cover my upper arms but not be too hot. Well, I looked and looked but didn't like any of the shirts in the normal sections... so I sort of wandered over to the plus sized section to look. I found some tops that I thought were super cute! But when I tried them on, even the smallest size (1X) was SO huge on me. I was getting kind of irritated about it, and then I had to stop and laugh... how funny to be annoyed that I am too small for the plus sized clothing! Just the fact that I tried them on shows that I still haven't quite gotten my mind around my new, smaller body yet. I think it's been good for me to just experiment in ways like this, and learn and truly accept the changes. I have a couple of shirts that will work if I drop another few pounds, and some capri pants, too, so instead of shopping for new things I will just wait til I can get into those smaller clothes that I already have.

I also had to purge my underwear drawer again! Remember the last time I did this was in August 2010 at almost this exact same weight. I've noticed lately that there is way too much material in my undergarments, so it was time to sort and purge again. Wow, I had a lot to throw away! I tossed almost all of the size 9's, even though many were fairly new, and have just 7's and 8's now. I also tossed a few bras and grabbed some new, smaller ones out of the one tub of smaller clothes that is under my bed. You know those new bras I got from Victoria's Secret back in late January? I have lost 21 pounds since then and the cups on those bras are getting too big. I have a couple to get me through for a bit, but then will go back and get sized again probably this fall. It's a good feeling!

That's all for now! I've been updating my Instagram more regularly with my meals, but I don't post pictures of things like my morning coffee or a random snack of yogurt or nuts in the middle of the day. Just keeping track of the main meals when it would not be awkward to snap a picture of the food. Have a great week!

12 comments:

MaryFran said...

Congrats on the loss AND the need to purge clothes that are too big!!! Woohoo!!!

Xani said...

Happy post- happy for you! :)
Just leaving a note to suggest that when you buy new bras, consider seeking out a specialty shop instead of VS. VS is terrible quality and their fittings are inaccurate. A specialty bra/lingerie store will have an experienced fitter to get you in the right bra and I promise the right bra will do amazing things for your figure and confidence!!

Lyn said...

Thanks guys!

Xani~

I will do that, thanks!

FrenchyMcFrenchcake said...

Agree with above ! Try Macy’s or Nordstrom’s

Anonymous said...

I just looked at your instagram and cannot believe how much weight you are losing eating the way you eat. That is amazing. If I ate what you eat I would weigh 300 pounds. Cream in coffee, loads of cheese and bacon, lasagna, ice cream and brownies. What is your secret?

Lyn said...

last Anon~

The only secret, which isn't actually a secret, is keeping my carbs low. Almost everything you see on there is sugar free, low carb, keto, etc. The lasagna has no noodles, the brownies are made of mainly eggs and cocoa powder. I also keep my portions pretty small. Eating lower carb helps get rid of cravings and hunger, and also helps with weight not getting too high :)

Enz said...

I think you can’t discount how much the phentermine helps as well.

Lyn said...

Enz~

oh it definitely helps! I could not have done this without phentermine. I am very encouraged that I still lost 7 pounds during the month I weaned off of it, and then was able to maintain for almost 6 weeks without it. I will keep taking it when I want to lose and wean off during maintenance phases til I get where I want to be :)

Deb Willbefree said...

Congratulations, Lyn! I don't check blogs much these days, but wanted to stop in here before my surgery tomorrow. So happy to see that you've continued to move down the scale. I remember the 180s. Really, it was a great spot for me. I remember that it was for you, too, since we were here at about the same time. I continue in prayer for you and yours.

Lyn said...

Deb~

sent you an email... prayers for you also.

Anonymous said...

Did I see on instagram you escaped from obesity? What weight is that, under 185? That's super cool, and in fact a lot of studies show that especially in your age populations, overweight BMI can be healthy.

--cron

Lyn said...

Cron Anon~

Yep! 185 = BMI of 29.9... overweight :)