Goodness gracious ... 8 weeks have come & gone & guess what!!! This past week I lost 3-1/2 pounds & as of today I have lost 40 pounds & am half way to my goal weight!!! I can't believe it!!! And you know what I noticed yesterday??? I can put on my own socks ... lol!!! That's right ... just 8 weeks ago ol' Shirlee Tub-O-Lard had an extremely difficult time putting on her socks because her big fat tummy was in the way, but now I can put them on like a normal person! What I don't understand is after losing 40 pounds you would think that I would've dropped a size or two. My pants are definitely looser but not enough to where I'm down a whole size. Of course the pants were fitting me like a sausage casing to begin with.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Today is the day I begin my 6-week maintenance phase before starting the diet again. The idea is to add various foods back gradually (low-carb stuff) but continue to maintain my current weight. Some people have done this & have actually continued to lose a pound or two each week so of course I'm hoping to be one of those people. Last night I looked up some low-carb recipes & made a list of ingredients I will need. Today John & I are going to Lexington again (yet another doctor appointment) & I will have a shopping spree at Whole Foods. I think the excitement was too much for me as I woke up at 4 a.m. & couldn't get back to sleep! Finally got up at 4:45, came out here & made my usual cup of tea, & then made a few hard boiled eggs. I haven't had eggs for 8 weeks! I felt like I was doing something naughty ... lol!!! Just ate one of them & I was in heaven : ) I could eat more for breakfast than 1 hard boiled egg but I don't have much of an appetite so early in the morning ... plus I'm used to eating so very little that even 1 hard boiled egg has filled me up. My plan for dinner is egg drop soup. Lunch is up in the air because of the doctor appointment, the aforementioned food shopping spree, & then stopping at the eye doctor's place to tell them what they can do with these bifocals.
Happy dance, happy dance ... lol!
Okay ... in celebration of my reaching my half-way point, I would like to announce ...
A SPECIAL HALF WAY GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Yes, I am having a giveaway to celebrate me losing half the weight I need to lose!!! I had hoped my "something special" would be ready by today so I could post a picture of what you'll be getting if your name is pulled out of the hat (or actually out of the bowl) but alas ... I have been mowing & yard-working & yesterday I didn't feel too well so the "something special" is still a work in progress. However, come hell or high water it will be ready next Wednesday for the drawing!!! Here is how you can have a chance to win this "special something" ...
1. You must be a current follower of my blog (currently 38 followers). I want to thank the people who have been following me "just because" : ) Therefore, please don't post this giveaway on your side bars or make mention of it in your posts.
2. If you want to have a chance to win this "something special," you must post a comment on this post. If you don't post a comment, you won't be included in the drawing.
That's it! Good luck everyone! I'm sorry you don't know what you're going to win but I hope you will like it : )
Posted by Shirlee at 6:37 AM