131 pounds (94 pounds lost)

by Christine on October 1st, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

I just weighed in, and I’m at 131.0, which makes it 94 pounds lost. Yikes, at this rate I’m going to reach my goal weight in a week or two!

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I guess there’s nothing like stress and anxiety to help you lose seven pounds in a week!

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Plenty of time on my hands

by Christine on September 29th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Exercise, Gastric Banding Surgery

This morning I weighed in at 132.8 — a 3.2 pound loss from the last time I weighed in. Oh, I’m not delusional into thinking that I’ve lost 3.2 pounds just from the little fill I got yesterday. No, this is due entirely to anxiety and the fact that I haven’t eaten in three days — at least, I haven’t eaten more than 300 calories on any given day. Today, my anxiety and burden has lifted greatly, and I’m looking forward to cooking a nice dinner tonight. And enjoying it.

Still, with my weight at 132, that leaves me only seven pounds from my final goal weight! Wow, that goal is inching closer and closer.

At the doctor yesterday, my surgeon voiced something that I have been suspecting for a long time — it was just nice to hear it from a medical professional. He said that weight loss is all about the food, and not at all about the exercise.  He said that for someone that is grossly overweight, exercise will help to burn calories, yes that’s true. But as you lose weight, become more healthy, and especially if you exercise regularly, that your body adapts and becomes more efficient and therefore doesn’t burn exercise calories at all like you might expect. For instance, my doctor said, he is a marathon runner, and every day he runs 10 miles or more per day. That’s a lot of calories burned, and yet he only eats an “average” amount of calories (1500 I think he said?).  The reason he doesn’t drop weight like crazy is because he’s healthy, in shape, and his body is burning more efficiently. He said that most “average weighted people” just won’t lose weight from exercise at all — it’s ALL about the food.

Now, that’s not to say that one shouldn’t exercise — it’s great for overall health — heart, immune system, mood systems, bones and muscles, and so on. But exercise doesn’t help with the weight loss.

That being said, I’m hoping to use the next few weeks to finally get to my final goal weight, and I DO plan on going to the gym as often as possible! I have plenty of time to devote to my weight loss, now. But it’s all about the food, and I am going to watch it like a hawk. Seven pounds. When I walk into work on my first day of work at my new job (whatever job that might be), I want to be at my goal weight. That would be pretty awesome. Starting afresh, kind of.

New beginnings abound today. What would you do if you got a chance to start from scratch?

It’s gonna be the start of something beautiful!

Edit to add: I have lost my list of blogs that I follow. If you want me to follow your blog, please do me a favor and leave a comment with a link to your blog on this post, and I shall add your site to my NEW blog list. Sorry for the confusion.

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