Day 1 of 30…Alli

Posted by kurbain on January 3rd, 2013 |Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

I weighed myself yesterday.  That was scary.  I was expecting about 230+, so I was surprised that my weight was 226.6.  So that’ll be my starting point for this time around.  I also took some measurements on 1 Jan:

Bust - 43 inches; Waist - 37; Belly Button - 45.5; Neck - 14.75

I’m not sure what good measurements look like, but I know those aren’t them.

I picked up a box of Alli yesterday.  I’d heard good and bad things about it.  If anyone has any experience with it, please let me know!  My husband lost a ton of weight using Alli a couple of years ago, so I decided I’d give it a whirl.  If nothing else, it should keep me eating healthy - I’m really afraid of the “treatment effects” that they talk about!  I took the first pill this morning with my oatmeal, and we’ll see what happens.  No ill effects thus far.

Another try

Posted by kurbain on January 2nd, 2013 |Filed Under Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ok, new year, new chance, right?  I started this blog last year and stuck with it for about 5 minutes.  A year later and I’ve gained about 30 lbs.  That’s ridiculous.  In my defense, I had another major surgury in March.  Double foot surgery.  I couldn’t walk for 8 weeks, and I’ve been having issues since then.  So I’m working on that.  Slow, but working on it.  I’m not really supposed to run or even walk very much, but I’m trying. 

A couple of weeks ago, I failed my PT test for the Air Force.  I’m exempt from running and push-ups.  I passes sit-ups, but I failed waist measurement and walking.  How do you fail walking??  I’m too heavy, that’s how.  Among other factors, they calculate in weight.  If I weighed less, I may have passes that part.  And if I weighed less, I would have passes the waist measurement.  I have 90 days from when I failed and then I have to re-test.  Xmas is over, so I don’t have any more excuses.  I have to do this, or I’ll lose my job. 

Here’s to another round of trying!

Slow start

Posted by kurbain on January 11th, 2012 |Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Thanks for the words of encouragement.  The first week didn’t go so well.  I ate pretty decent during the days, and then dinner would be a complete disaster.  I’m sure I didn’t lose anything, but I don’t think I gained anything, either.  I also didn’t get to work out much because I had a strange work schedule.  This week has been so much better so far!  I’ve been eating great!  I didn’t get to go to the gym yesterday, but I think I made up for that with an amazing, two hour workout this morning.  I have to work tonight (I do this very, very rarely), so my schedule is still a little bit screwed up, but I think I’ll be okay.

So the reason I initially didn’t want to weigh in was the fear of being over 200 lbs.  I don’t think I could have handled that.  I also wasn’t going to track anything until my birthday and just try to get used to eating better again.  I’ve since realized that I was being ridiculous.  I weighed in and started using the MyFitnessPal app to track calories and exercise.  I’m happy to report that I was 199.2 lbs on Monday, and 196.2 lbs today!  Water weight I’m sure, but very encouraging!

My next experiment: I received a few samples of Sensa from GNC today.  I’m not sure how it’ll work, but hey, it was free!  I plan on trying it when I eat lunch.

Day one of many

Posted by kurbain on January 1st, 2012 |Filed Under Uncategorized | 3 Comments

There’s sure to be a lot of new blogs similar to this today.  This is just another.

It’s a new year.  Time for a change, right?  I’ve been struggling with my weight for some time now.  I’ve been up and down the scale a few times over the past few years.

A little over eight years ago, I weight 114 pounds.  At 5′8″ that might have been a bit too thin.  That’s also when I joined the Air Force.  Three kids and a foot surgery later, I’m somewhere close to 200 lbs, if not slightly over.  Last time I weighed in, I was about 192 - and that was before the holidays.  I’m not completely sure what the number is, and I have no plan on weighing myself until my 30th birthday (Jan 25).  I’m hoping that I’ll be below 190 at that point.  Below 185 would be even better, but I don’t want to get my hopes up with unrealistic expectations.

I’ve tried a lot of diets.  My real problem is not having the will power to stick with anything longer than two weeks.  Today is day one…we’ll see how it goes!