Friday, February 29, 2008

1 Year - 108 Pounds

Yes, it is hard to believe, but I have been doing
the HMR program for one year now. That also means
I have been writing to you all for a year now and
you are still reading - AMAZING!
Over the last year I have seen so many changes in
myself. My body, of course, being the biggest change.
But, also my determination and diligence. I am not
sure I have ever stuck with anything for a year before.
At least not anything good for me. I have about 60
more pounds I would like to loose before I stop with
the weightloss part of the program. But,my biggest
fear has become a reality I think. The weightloss has
slowed down to almost nothing over the last few weeks.
I have started exercising twice a day now to see if
a little extra calorie burn might jolt me back in to
loosing. I am also eating about 4 oz. of lean protein
per day and I am drinking more water. Maybe I will
get off this plateau soon.
Thank you for your support over the past year and please
don't stop now. I need you now more than ever because
this can get discouraging when the body doesn't cooperate.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Down a little

I lost just a little this week - 0.6
I am thankful for a loss with the craziness
that this week has seen. I think next week
will be better. I don't really have anything
new to report.
Up coming events - I will be working out for
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital on
the 29th. Curves is hosting a St. Jude's day,
so I signed up to workout for donations.
Next Wednesday will mark the one year of HMR
for me. I will be happy to report the big
one year total and hopefully with next weeks
loss I will have lost the 30 pounds necessary
for Brad to pay up on our wager. Until then...
Thanks for your support and comments.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Maintenance - What a funny word. I have been
moved to "maintenance" so I can continue to
loose. I had hit a brick wall with the weight
loss over the last month, so in order to
jump start me they suggested I move to maintenance.
Now, don't get the wrong idea, I am not doing
full maintenance right now. They just had to
put me some where so we could play with me
meal replacement numbers and not get in trouble
with the HMR program people. It seem that if
you are in maintenance you don't have "minimums"
you have to reach each week, so you can mix it
up a bit. It worked - I lost 3.7 pounds in my
first week of maintenance. I am now eating
only one entree per day, but having five shakes,
at least 6 bottles of water, and at least five
veggies and fruits. I hope week two will go
as well because if it does I will have won the
wager Brad and I started back in October to see
who could loose 30 pounds first. I only need to
loose 2.4 more and I win!!! My prize will be
a music CD of my choice and I am open to suggestions.
Anyone bought anything really good lately? I
enjoy most kinds of music. Well, until next week -
Thanks for sticking with me.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bad Week

Well, I guess you had to figure it was coming sooner
or later...but I would have chose later. I had
a little gain this week 0.8 I know, not even a whole
pound. My counselor is thinking my body may be
adjusted to the "routine" of the diet and I am going
to have to shake it up a bit. She and the nurse
will be helping me see if I can reboost my momentium.
So, I will once again ask for prayers that the weight
start coming off again. I will let you know in the
weeks to come how the changes are working out.