Thursday, January 12, 2012


Usually when I post anything about pants, it is to complain about them but today I have good news.  I am currently wearing a pair of pants that I haven't been able to get into for about a year.   I have one other pair that I can just about get into as well.  This is good news because my other pants are starting to get really baggy.  I've lost 22 lbs so far and by about 30 lbs, my pants will be getting much too baggy to wear.  Unfortunately, I don't have many other pairs in smaller sizes.  I gained so much weight last year that in a fit of pique, I sent all my other smaller pants to Goodwill.  I guess it's time to start trolling Goodwill for pants again.  When I get to some weight that I plan to stay at for a while, I'll invest in some new clothes, but for now I just need clothes that look reasonable and will get me by.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'm Back (Maybe)

I find myself with a bit of time to post today so I'm taking advantage of it.  No promises about future posts.  I've broken too many promises already.
So, what's new?  Well, after about a year of stress and eating just about anything that wasn't going to eat me first, I've gotten back on a weight loss program.  It is going to take a while, but I'm starting to undo the damage.  I joined Planet Fitness with Stef and Jonathan and I'm on this new diet that I'm doing through Dr. Rothfeld's office.  Both seem to be working!  I'm down from a lifetime high of 296 lbs to 277.5 lbs.  I had gotten down to 236 lbs right around when it all hit the fan in the fall of 2010 and I'm hoping to be back there for the MS Ride in May.
I've discovered a few things over the last year.  One is that there are times of stress in which I cannot tolerate being hungry.  I've been talking to the doctor about strategies for when these times hit that don't entail me falling off the wagon for months at a time.  I have found that the sedative effects that refined carbs have on me is something I've been using as a form of self-medication that requires some kind of replacement whether it is a prescription or a suppliment.  I hope that the stress of 2010-2011 was not something that will repeat itself in my life but you never know.  I'm going to work to line up some kind of strategy for dealing with big stress that doesn't involve gaining 60 lbs in a year.
Meanwhile, I'm slowly losing the wieght and regaining my fitness which is all good!