I realized I never posted my weigh-in results last week. Oops.
So... here it is, folks.
Weigh-in #16 (August 6):
Starting weight: 266.8
last weigh-in: 249.0
this weigh-in: 254.0
= a GAIN of 5 pounds. YIKES! I had eaten terribly, but it was also my time of month. So i was hoping a good bit of it would go back down. And thankfully, it did.
Weigh-in #17 (August 13):
last weigh-in: 254.0
this weigh-in: 250.8
= a LOSS of 3.2 pounds. WHEW! So, almost back to where I was. I need to lose 1.8 pounds to be back to 249, and then to KEEP LOSING! :)
Last weekend, i went with my mom and my sister to Gulf Shores for the weekend. We ate JUNK. I mean, krispy kreme donuts, junk. Ridiculous. Insane. I just didn't even want to worry or think about eating healthy for another minute.
I also want to confess that at work, even while eating healthy, i have gotten plain m&m's after lunch SEVERAL DAYS IN A ROW. Like, maybe everyday. And i also have been getting COCA-COLA in the cafeteria for lunch when i was LOVING water & LOVING being off of soda for so long! And so successfully! UGH!
All of that to say, today i got inspired.
Today, I called my OBGYN to speak to the nurse. If you will remember, the last time i went in, my doctor told me she wanted me to lose some more weight & come back in September. At that point (in September), we would see where i am with weightloss, and if still not pregnant, she would probably move on to the next thing (like, Clomid). She also set me up with the metabolic clinic. I went, and began ideal protein, etc. I was supposed to re-visit the metabolic clinic later on, but i didn't because the NP i see was out on medical leave & she is really the only one i wanted to see. And then i got the job at the hospital where i work now, and found out i COULDN'T go back to my NP because it wouldn't be covered under my new insurance (thankfully, i can still go see my OBGYN because she is a part of a women's healthcare group thing, THANK THE LORD, or i would have pitched a royal fit... LOVE my obgyn.).
ANYWAY... all that to say...
It dawned on me that i should call my obgyn & talk to the nurse to see if they are going to want me to go back to the metabolic clinic before going back to see them in mid-september. Or if i needed to have bloodwork done before i go back, to see where i am with my insulin resistance. If it's gotten better, etc. And if they did need me to do this then i would need an order to take to the lab at my new job because labwork is completely covered where i work but would not be covered at the hospital where my obgyn is. And even if i didn't need to go have labwork done, would i need to go back to a metabolic clinic, because if so i would need her to refer me to one at my current hospital.
I hope you got all that.
Anyway, she was super sweet, and asked about my weightloss so far, and i told her, and she was like, "that is really good, though. that is a significant amount of weightloss, melissa!" & that felt really good. I have lost 30 pounds, but have only lost 17 since my doctor told me that. I didn't expect her to say that. I told her i didn't know if it was enough, but that i would lose more in the next month. And that i really wanted to get the show on the road with the baby thing because i am nearly 36 (i choked up when i said that to her).
She told me just to keep doing what i am doing, and that when i come see the doctor in mid-September, if bloodwork is needed, they will take care of that then. So that's cool.
But i got off the phone and went back to work and thought, "You know what? I have one month. ONE MONTH." (A little over one month.) That is not one week. One week would feel hopeless. One month? I can do some work in one month. Can't i let go of the breads and pastas and chips and desserts and cokes for ONE MORE MONTH!? (And beyond, obviously, but you know what i mean.)
Yes. I can. And honestly, i don't know what all i CAN do. But i know there are some things i have to start with:
1- No more coke.
2- No more m&m's.
I can at least start with that, right?!?! And i know that doesn't sound like much, but other than that and other than this past weekend at the beach - i do pretty well. I eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, and USUALLY dinner. But the coke & m&m's, y'all. Out of control. So i really do think that would be a good start.
It has been insanely hot & humid here. Even the news people are warning people to stay indoors, if possible, because heat strokes are happening. But today? Today it rained ALL DAY LONG, and when i got home i realized it was COOL! Not COOL-cool, but less hot than 100 degrees! Like, a little wind blowing! And not humid steamy wind! Pretty fall weather windy! -Ish! I went inside & hubby was there to greet me. He had already told me he was SO tired. I said, "It feels really good outside... want to go for a walk???" I KNOW he wanted to say no, he was SO TIRED. But he said yes, without complaining. He knows i need this. And he said it was easier to say yes with the weather so nice. Now if only it would be cooler more consistently!! Thank God it is getting near fall, for real! I love fall!
Anyway. That phone call today motivated me a bit to get moving. One month, y'all. If i could lose 8 or - gasp! - 10 pounds this month, i would be ECSTATIC! 6 would be good. But i need more than that.
Pray for me.
Okay. Hopefully will have a good report for you all next week!