Total Weight Loss

Friday, August 23, 2013

Progress Report and Weekend Plans

I'm doing fairly well with the meal replacement drinks.  I have incorporated it in to my lifestyle much more easily than I had anticipated.  It is so much easier to shake up a drink a couple of times a day than it is to count everything for every single meal.  So far, I haven't gotten bored with the drinks.  I'll throw in a banana or some frozen blueberries for a change.  The other day, I put peanuts and ice in the blender with the powder and it was fabulous.

It has been the simplicity that I was craving so.  I am thankful for it and at this point see no reason not to continue for some time to come.  I have lost 2.2 lbs in 12 days.  While that sounds good and is right in line with my weight loss goal of slow and steady one pound per week, it isn't the whole story.  I lost that weight in five days.  For the last seven I have yo-yoed about half a pound.

I thought I was just experiencing the 'honeymoon' phase of a new program.  I tried not to get excited about it, knowing that it would slow down in time.  Little did I know how quickly the slow down would come and how I'd have to dig deep to be OK with vvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy slow loss.  I really think I'd be happier with a plateau than and up and down thing.  I don't know.  I might experience that and decide I like this better.  To be completely honest, I was hoping for a big drop initially.  It wasn't to be.  I've been on the weight loss wagon too long to have that happen.

Regardless, I am sticking with this plan for a while longer.  It will certainly help me navigate the minefields ahead.  This weekend is my birthday and the celebrations start tonight.  It is a biggie.  It is a two digit number and the last digit is a zero.  I'm not revealing my age, but I will share that I will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 on Sunday.  LOL!!  (Don't guess in the comments either.  I'll be upset if any of the guesses are too high!)

I have a celebration tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon.  (Believe it or not, that still doesn't include everyone that wants to celebrate with me so we're planning another party for late September.  I am blessed to be so loved.)  I know the menus for each gathering and know what I will eat.  Another huge blessing is that my family is totally supportive of my weight loss efforts and won't try to foist anything on me I don't want.

I hope to be back in touch on Monday with an excellent report of how I kept to my eating plans this weekend and had a blast anyway.  The parties are not about the food.  They are about love, family and friendship.  Happy birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. you probably said already but which meal replacement are you tryin? i' need to do something to get past this damn 206/207 place I've been stuck at for ages, none of my usual "tricks" seem to be workin! just hang in there and have a GLORIOUS BIRTHDAY FILLED WITH LOVE< LIGHT< AND LAUGHTER! xoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. I am doing 'shakes' from GNC called Total Lean. I have the mixed berry which is good by itself and french vanilla, which I don't like alone. The french vanilla is good with a banana or peanuts, etc in it though.

      Good luck.

  2. Awwww, happy X bday, Lori! Lol I'm sure it's a great age. ;) I figured up WW points on the Atkins shakes I have the other day. They are only 4 pp each. I didn't think that was bad at all. I am throwing lots of ideas around in my own head. I hope you thoroughly enjoy all the celebrations ahead and come out victorious! (((hugs)))

  3. Happy Birthday friend, I have this number in my mind and one of these days would love to know if I am right!