Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A New High in Lows

This morning, I jumped on the scale to be treated to a new high in lows. I've reached the lowest weight I've seen during this diet.

That's a good thing. I'm hoping this number won't disappear like a rat down a hole tomorrow, but we'll see. For now, at least I can be excited about the morning's weigh in. I have a birthday party to attend this weekend, which I'm sure won't help me much, because there's no way in hell I'm going to see there and watch everyone else eat birthday cake.

I'm back doing the VLCD route, as it seems to be a lot more gratifying to do it for a few days, eat for a few days, then go back to VLCD again. Just doing the 1,200 calorie thing on a consistent basis (with or without exercise) hasn't been yielding the results I want to see at the scales.

Maybe this isn't the case for everyone, but I tend to get really discouraged if I don't see results right away.

What I'd really like to do is just go on an extended VLCD diet and get the weight off in a hurry and then worry about keeping it off when I get there. But I realize that with the amount of weight I have to lose, I'd need to be on a medically-supervised fast, and I'm not really into the idea of visiting the doctor once a week. Even if it weren't for the cost, I still don't want to miss that much time from work.

I'm going to just keep going the way I'm going. I'm getting very close to the 25-lbs lost mark, which is good.

I'm hoping, too, that as I lose more weight that exercise will become a more viable option. Right now, even walking hurts. My knees ache, the bottoms of my feet become unbearably sore, and my back starts to hurt. I have good shoes, so that's not the problem. I think the truth is that I'm so heavy right now that all that extra weight is just crushing down on body parts not meant to carry such a heavy load.

Despite the fact that I'm delightfully close to the 25-lb mark, I'm still not noticing much of a change in my body. My stomach still fails (passes?) Pasta Queen's pencil test, and that's probably the most disappointing part of my weight loss effort. I'm tired of my saggy stomach and I want it gone. I want to see changes in my body, and I'm just not seeing them. I'm not more energetic, my clothes still don't fit any better, and even the smallest amount of exercise leaves me completely worn out.

So I'm still thinking about going back on The Cambridge Diet. I did it during the 80's and lost a lot of weight, but I really didn't like the taste of the stuff. I always thought Carnation Instant Breakfast tasted way better. I've heard they have a new formula that's supposed to taste better, but I'm not sure I want to put money on the line to find out.

1 comment:

Lady T said...

oh thats a sweet feelin'. i skipped the scale today bc of TOM...i usually will jump on on Friday to "keep me on track" for the weekend. but considering i'm feeling pretty heavy...i'm probably retaining water...and i dont need that drama.

we're both pushing for 25 lbs. i'm not really certain how soon i'll hit it bc my eating has been hit and miss all this week. but i'm pushing to get to your starting weight. lol. what was bad for you is gonna be downright gravy for me. 249. :)