Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Went for a visit...

Well, today I thought it was high time I dropped in to the weight-loss centre! I was so nervous to step on that scale! It's been almost one month since I stopped recording in my food journal and going for regular visits...I have gained 2lb. Ok, 2lb...not soooo bad I suppose. I was so nervous that it would be 5 or 10lb!! LOL!

So I'm ok with it, but I have started keeping record of my daily food intake again and am trying to remember to take my chromium again. I have a feeling I will have to do this for the rest of my life...I can just smell food and gain weight!! Ugh! But I must admit, I didn't keep up my food journal for a reason...but it would have been interesting if I had to see where I went wrong. But I know where I went wrong, I had a major craving for sweets and caved a few starch intake needs to be cut back again...and I need to eat all of my fruits & veggies.

I am so proud of myself that I have definately kept up mostly on the veggie intake!! There were days before this that would go by when I'd have no veggies at all!! I wouldn't even plan them with my meals. I'm on a big raw veggie kick right now, actually raw veggies dipped in cucumber salad dressing (mind you I have to watch I don't eat too much of the dressing! LOL!). I just find I love the crunchiness of the veggies (especially carrots) & love the taste better than steaming (I NEVER boil my veggies now). We invested in a large steamer pot when our DD was born so we could make our own baby food...LOVE it!! We use it all of the time.

Just thought I'd check in here "quick." It is definately a life change and seems that it will always be a struggle for me. However, I do feel that I am in a much better mind set - even though I still feel like the overweight girl! :*( I wonder if that will EVER change?? I'd love to ideally lose another 20lb, but just not sure if I'm up to it. That was a difficult 4 months and quite a feat to lose 40lb in that time frame (for me anyways). I know I should be happy with that but I can't. Definately something I have to work on. Because I have a feeling that if/when I lose that next 20lb, I'll feel the same.

I thought this was interesting. My friend recently emailed me this:

"you know I have heard people on Oprah say that about themselves after they have lost weight... strange... I guess you just get so used to seeing and feeling a certain way about yourself that it's hard to change that mind set... Dr. Robin (from Oprah) says that when people are heavier, that when they lose the weight they say that they don't know themselves anymore... that they feel kind of lost or like they are impersonating a thinner person... she said that actually they didn't know themselves when they were bigger that they have to learn about who they are right now from scratch... "

Not sure how much truth is in that, but interesting nonetheless.

*SIX more days until my scrapbooking retreat! Sooooooo excited. I NEED a break.* Can't wait to share my creations with you!


Friday, April 20, 2007

I've Been Selected!

The weight-loss centre has chosen ME to do their radio commercials for a promotion they are doing soon! I am so thrilled that they thought of me. The managers and herself met and thought I would be suitable for doing this. What a cool experience! Not only to lose 40lb & 40 inches, but I get to be on radio commercials! How awesome is that?! YAY!

Sorry I have been so slack at my blog, I will have to try harder to do this more often. I find that since I've been on maintenance it's been a little boring and I bring nothing new to report! LOL!

However, saying that, things have changed a bit for me over the last couple of weeks. I've stopped going to the weight-loss centre due to the high product fees I pay weekly. And I wasn't all that great at taking the pills to tell you the truth! I have quite a stash of the product I was taking during my weight-loss.

One of the two products I was taking daily during the weight-loss program was a blend of herbs to combat appetite, maximize metabolism, etc. The other (mostly chromium) helps the blood sugar levels and for me I've found it helps with sweet cravings. I took Chromium long before joining this weight program and definately vouch that it helps my cravings! This is one thing I will definately take regularly (1 capsule/3x/day 30-60 minutes prior to meals).

I also took supplements on every visit 3x/week. Detox, energy & B6+B12 vitamin. I think I will look into continuing taking the energy and B vitamins.

I haven't dropped by the weight loss centre yet since I stopped the program, but I did buy a scale and I think I'm doing good at maintaining my weight. That said, I do worry sometimes as I stopped keeping my food journal and have the odd chocolate or cookie (and the odd binge *blush*)! I don't know what it is, but every time I eat something that is "bad" for me I feel soooooo guilty & feel like I should hide it! This has been going on my whole adult life and just not sure what that's about. Even when I was allowed to eat my little treats during the weight-loss program I always felt guilty! So weird! I would even hide it from my DH sometimes, though it was something that I was "allowed." ??? The psychology of food, hey?!

Next post I'll share my special treats I liked during my weight-loss program.