God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weight Loss Update #7

Wednesday!  Again!  How quickly it comes around.  I can't believe I've been dieting now for 7 weeks!  This past week I lost 4 pounds which makes a total of 38 pounds lost.  I wish I could go on losing like this until I lose all the weight I need to lose but I just found out a couple days ago that I will have to switch to a different diet for a while.  The reason for this is the diet I'm currently on is very low calorie & very limited in the types of foods you can eat.  It also causes you to lose weight quickly.  You need to come off the diet & slowly introduce a greater variety of foods for 6 weeks to allow your body to adapt to your new weight.  You will hopefully maintain it.  Some people will still lose a pound or two each week.  Then after 6 weeks you start back on this diet again.  I will continue on this diet for 1 more week & then start the maintenance phase.  I'd rather just plow straight through but it's not good for my body or my health so I will do what I know I should do.  I must admit that it will be nice to be able to have a bit more variety.  The first thing I will reintroduce is cheese & the second thing will be eggs ... lol!  It's funny the things you miss when you're on a diet.  I don't miss pies or cakes or candies ... I miss cheese & eggs   : )

This is a short post this morning as John & I are leaving soon for Lexington.  I'm having blood tests done at one clinic & going back to the first doctor I saw for a followup visit.  I'm also going to stop at a fabric store because I need muslin.  I have a few patterns for prim dolls that I want to make.  Does anyone know if it's better to wash or not wash the muslin if you are making prim dolls?  I'm thinking not washing it may be the way to go since I need to grunge the doll & the unwashed fabric will probably take the grunging better.  Anyone know for sure?

4 comments:

renee said...

Good for you on the weight loss. As far as grunging~ it is better to wash it first, don't use fabric softener, it takes to staining better believe it or not! Trust me, I learned the hard way.
Have a good one!
Hugs,
Renee

Trace4J said...

YIPPPEEE for you Shirlee..
I am having such a hard time getting back on my diet. UGH!!
You go girl..SO happy for you!
Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Angela said...

Great for you Shirlee, Just 2 more pounds and you are half way there. So proud for you. Sounds like you are on a great plan. When I lost a few years back, I was eating so little calories I got sick. So you do as the dr. advises. I lost hair, had skin problems, my nails were splitting, an ended up on medication for all of the above. Enjoy your cheese and eggs. No cheese for me! Have a great day.

dee begg said...

Shirlee,

I hear you on missing things. When I was so restricted with my carbs, I craved an apple or banana! Not cake, candy or cookies, but fruit. I've been able to slowly add back in fruits and veggies and still lost weight...not at the pace I had been...about 1/2-3/4 pound a week, when I was losing almost 2 a week before that, but as long as the scale numbers are going in the right direction, we're doing good.

Keep up the good work and you'll get there.

D