Saturday, February 28, 2009

Just two words today: NINE POUNDS

okay, I lied. Not about the poundage, but about the verbage.

Here is another vacation picture. This is an anhinga ( i have no idea of the spelling!) drying its wings. I love the feathers around its neck!

Back to the big news: That crunch, crunch, crunch you have been hearing echoing across the country all week is me eating celery. I have consumed so much meat that I've begun to grow hair on my chest and have daydreams of lifting weights and scratching my....oh, I don't have any.

After 7 days of torture, I have lost 9 pounds. Of course I think 5 of those were on Wednesday when I ate a 1/2 pound of outdated liverwurst. Believe you me, I paid dearly. It tasted fine - a lovely lunch but by 6 p.m. it had reached the nether region - yes, you have all been there - and after no less than two dozen trips to the toydee, I was left shaking under the covers in my bed.
Not the type of weight loss plan I'd recommend to anyone! But all in all, it has been okay. My spirits are still high and I even went to a domino party last night and didn't cheat (neither at the game or with the food). I brought celery sticks and dip and I just ate the sticks. There was also a nice plate of cold shrimp there so I could have that. And water. Water. Water. Water. I have swallowed the entire Great Lakes this week. I do indeed slosh when I walk.
The bad news in all this is that I can't even tell where the nine pounds was.
I honestly don't see or feel one bit different. Pitiful, isn't it? But scales don't lie and I used the same scale for the before and after weigh ins. Thanks for the continued encouragement..I'm finding little tricks to reward myself: Today I'm wearing a new teal and brown tunic top that I bought in Florida - sort of a tribute to Bollywood pattern. I'm headed to my favorite local eatery for a terrific chicken Ceasar salad for lunch and Donna and I might make the movies tonight. If I lose more than three pounds NEXT week, I've promised myself a pedicure and a teaspoon of almonds!


Tatersmama said...

GOOD for you! I know from personal experience that it isn't an easy thing to do, do I'll say it again....GOOD FOR YOU!
Nine pounds is awesome ! AWESOME, I tell ya!!

Check your boobs though. I've never been blessed in that department and always gain weight in my hips and thighs... but when I lose weight, it always disappears from the boobs first. I HATE that!
I know it sounds dorky, but I simply love Richard Simmons "Sweatin' to the Oldies" for getting extra exercise. Don't tell anyone though, because I don't want anyone to know that I'm a dork. ;-)

Becky said...

Good for you, that is very encouraging!

Lili said...

9 pounds! Oh my word that is terrific! My parrot Simon weighs a kilo, which is 2.2 pounds...that's more than FOUR of him. Yes 4've lost the equivalent of 4 parrots!!!

Gladys said...

Yippeee Woohooo!!! Give that lady a prize!!!

Come on over here and we'll do our Peeloteeze together. I cheated on my no sugar diet and made banana bread. I only ate one piece but still.... I don't have any scales so I don't know if I have lost any weight or not.

Let's see...I can almost touch my much is that?

maine momma of 3 (formally: stayathomemommy from maine) said...

Wow, great job!! You may not see it now but you will, oh you will!!!! I think of each pound as a block of butter... you know those packages of 4 sticks of butter! 9 blocks (36 sticks!!!) of butter have shed from your body! Keep up the good work!!!