Sunday, January 6, 2019

I'm back!

Remember me saying my hormones were all wonky? Well, I hit menopause early. I have since also had my ovaries removed due to very large, painful, abnormal cysts.

My weight is as high as it has ever been since hitting menopause. I haven't officially weighed in since 2 months ago (prior to the holidays) but I was 172 then.

I haven't done a round in nearly 5 years. I am desperate, as nothing has touched the weight. Prior to the October weigh in, I spent 6 weeks strictly Keto and under 20 grams of carbs a day, absolutely no sugar, alcohol, or grains. It didn't make a dent.

I have enough, if this works, to get me through 2 extra long rounds and my hope is to be where I want to be by June. 

I decided to re-read the blog with fresh eyes and see if I can inspire myself.

Here goes nothing!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Post round update 2 - 122.4 - 6.2 pounds under LDW

I went to the doctor to address memory issues I've been having. As you know, I have hypothyroidism and right before I started my last round, she adjusted my medication up as my thyroid had crashed again. Well, because of the memory issues, the first thing she wanted to rule out was hormonal imbalance. I have to say, I was worried, especially since my medication had already been tweaked before the round. The numbers came back wonky. I was beyond relieved. It not only explains my memory failings, but also very possibly why this round was so hard.

Now as to why I'm losing weight post round... My stomach has been in knots ever since I stopped. I suspect I'm having similar issues that Lavender Diva has had processing fat post round. I'll keep an eye on it. I'm now just 7 pounds over my ultimate goal weight. Too weird! 

Once my inlaws leave, I'll have access to my exercise machine again. I plan on starting that routine. It's time I become the healthiest person I know.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Post round update

VLCD 41 - 130.8 - obviously a no dose day. I did a steak day with lean steak and my first day of P3 was 127.2! 

I then dropped to 126.4, then up to 126.6. Today I am 127. Totally in range. I'm wearing a size 6 (though admittedly it fit better at 126.4/126.6 than at 127 - being as short as I am, it makes all the difference).

It was, by far, the hardest round I've ever done, but even though I didn't lose the 20+ pounds I'd counted on losing, 15 is still phenomenal. I'm thrilled to be back in the 120s and only about 10-12 pounds from my ultimate goal weight. I'll do a short round somewhere down the road and will be vigilant about staying at or under my last dose weight. 

Thanks for walking with me on this one!


Monday, March 10, 2014

VLCD 40 - 129.6

VLCD 39 - 129.2 (no dose)

Obviously I didn't dose today either. I didn't drink enough water yesterday, as I was running around until late. That said, unless I drop 1.5 pounds or more tomorrow, I am done! I had hoped for more, but almost 15 pounds is better than a stick in the eye. :) I can manage at this weight. I want to lose another 10 from my last dose weight, but that is certainly doable, even if it takes a year. Hell, if I just drop 5 in the next year and do a short detox round, that'd do it.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

VLCD 38 128.6


Today I craved steak so I did about 450 grams of super lean steak - basically a steak day with a handful of strawberries. I am so very full. It makes me nervous how full. :) hopefully good news tomorrow. I really want to continue to see a 12 in front of my 3 digits on the scale. I'm at the place in this round that if I gain, I won't dose and count 128.6 as my last dose weight. If I lose, I keep going. If I gain and then drop below 128.6, I'll dose again and count THAT as my last dose weight unless it drops, etc., etc., but I will be done no later than Wednesday so I'm in P3 when my inlaws arrive the 16th. That's my plan!

Friday, March 7, 2014

VLCD 37 129.4 happy, oh happy day!

To be back in the 120s was such a wonderful feeling this morning. Even if I didn't lose any more, I could stabilize low enough to be back in a normal weight. Ahhhhh, this is assuming I don't gain. :) I had hoped to be about 7 pounds lighter at this point, but I'll tell you what, this beats the hell out of 142. 

5 more days to go.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

VLCD 34 131.2

Post apple day. I'm so happy to see a drop. Here's hoping I continue to drop. If I can just get under 127...