Total Weight Loss

Friday, December 14, 2012

Our New Normal

There really isn't much to report on the weight loss scene.  I'm preparing meals that work with my mother's new eating plan.  It isn't so bad and even 65MD is on board with it.  My weight has remained stable, for which I am very thankful.  The nutrition plan M has now has far more carbs than I'm used to.  I'm not eating nearly as many as she is, but it is still more than I generally eat.  So, staying fairly stable is a real feat.

We are slowly figuring out the rhythm to living together.  It is the end of the semester for 65MD so we would be adjusting anyway.  This is the first big school break since I've been working from home.  Now we have one more element. 

Overall, this has been a very good thing.  I am in a position with work to be much more flexible so that I can take M to her appointments.  We had a vacant room, which we were deciding the best use.  Now we know the best use of it.  Everything is slipping in to place.  It is just different than it was before.

I'm hoping by the first of the year that we will have established our patterns and feel like this is the way life has always been.  If so, I'll get serious about restarting P90X if the therapist allows.  If not, I'm already looking for an alternate plan.

In the meantime, I'll drop in on Mondays to report my miles and weight.  I'm hoping the accountability will help me not go completely crazy.  I'll check in with posts as I have something to say.  I will continue to read my favorite blogs.  I can't miss that!


  1. Good luck with your transition. The very minute , day, month, and now year that I made and owned what I bought, cooked , and ate was the moment I found long term weight loss and my health.

    Remember to put yourself first, always!! Good luck. Karen P

  2. I'm glad the new changes aren't stressing you. Yay! That's a blessing. I think I've asked before if you've ever done Leslie Sansone stuff. If you are interested but not sure, I would be willing to mail you one of mine to try and then you could mail it back. Wouldn't bother me at all. It is a good workout yet mild enough for people with issues. And you can modify it to fit your needs. Thanks for the update!

    1. Staci,
      Thanks for the generous offer. I'll ask my therapist on Tuesday if that is something I can do.

    2. YW. If you aren't familiar with what it is, go to and type in Leslie Sansone. Or go to to see sample clips. It is super low impact but can be made to keep you moving slightly or make you sweaty! :)