Thursday, April 8, 2010


From day one of FC we heard "everything in moderation".  You can still eat everything you want to eat.  You can have a burger.  You can have pizza.  You can have french fries.  You just can't have them every day, or for every meal!  I listened to what they were saying, and hoped it could be true.  They suggested trying to adjust the rest of your day, to allow room for some of the extra calories from the "off program" items.  On Monday, I tried to follow what I was told.  I ate less throughout the day, to allow for the pizza I knew I would be having that evening.  After the pizza I had on Monday, I was nervous for my "weigh in" this week.

Wednesday is still weigh in night.  I do it while I am cleaning my former office.  I have weighed in each of the last three weeks (OMG!  I have been home almost 3 weeks now!), and my weight has gone down each week.  I was more than a little nervous for this week.  I had dinner out on Friday (the Feta cheese and hummus platter from a local restaurant - YUM!!!) and Monday (the formerly mentioned pizza extravaganza), plus it was Easter on Sunday.  Lots of things I didn't know the exact nutritional content of.  I did try to make sure to keep moving my rear - so that was the one thing I felt I controlled this week. 

It seems that the information given at FC was correct.  The scale went down this week!  It went down more than last week!  I was shocked, and amazed....and elated!  I have continued to lose weight each week since being home.  I suspect that may not seem that impressive to anyone who isn't me, or anyone who hasn't watched me yo-yo diet out of control repeatedly.  I have lost weight 7 weeks in a row!  It is awesome.  I still haven't felt like I am being deprived.  I haven't had a huge binge.  I am doing this.  It kind of makes me smile a lot!  I feel empowered!  I feel unstoppable.  I feel like I am in charge of my life for the first time in a long time, and I love it.

On a workout note - I went to the gym today and walked for 40 minutes and then attempted (seriously - attempted is the best description I could come up with regarding my performance) a "latin fusion" class with a friend.  I forgot to bring a water bottle with me.  I sweat a LOT - and soaked 2 shirts during this gym visit.  Since getting home, I have had nearly 1 gallon of water.  For reals y'all - I had myself quite dehydrated!  I have to be better about monitoring my water intake.  When I don't drink enough water, my internal organs start to hurt! 

Have a great night everyone!  I am off to have dessert - a bottle of diet orange crush.  Yum!


  1. That does sound like a delicious dessert. I also think we'll have to give Zumba a try. Maybe it will be more dance/music inspired vs. squat and jump inspired!


  2. Oh, Natalie!!!!!

    I am so happy for you!!! It is the greatest feeling in the world to overcome things that hold you back from who you truly are. This is just the begining this sort of accomplishment will drip into other area's of your life and one day when you are at your wt. goal and doing the kind of job you picked out you will want to pinch yourself to make sure it is not a dream! Sincerely lisa and brad too. P.s. I though of Badalie for your alter ego that wants you to do really bad things.

  3. Thats awesome, Natalie! Way to should feel as proud of yourself as you do! Mitz

  4. You're doing an amazing job! Keep it up. It is exciting to see more progress every week.
    And, I'm glad to hear that you're feeling in charge of your life. That's great!
    It's probably about time for that hug I mentioned nearly 8 weeks ago at Red Robin...;)


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