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Monday, March 7, 2011

18 weeks, just over 68 pounds...

It's Monday again, and I cannot believe I am saying this, but...Monday is becoming  my favorite day of the week.  And it really has nothing to do with being my weigh-in day (although that doesn't hurt any).  Having Monday as a day off has seriously changed my opinion of probably the most-hated day of the week around the world.  Mondays make me feel pretty good because I usually get a lot done on Mondays that I've been putting off, and I am the Queen of Procrastination, for those who might not realize.  Fact.  I am a true ostrich at heart, and burying my head in the sand is something I do with panache.  I'm not necessarily proud of it, you understand; but if you're going to do something, do it right.

The no-longer-evil scale says I lost 3 pounds last week, bringing my total to 68.5.  It's interesting to note (at least to me) that I lose more weight on the weeks I eat more food.  It makes sense in the metabolism-fired-up way, but it's not something most people can square in their heads.  I still haven't really started exercising (except for shake-weight arm/shoulder workout), but I certainly run around doing other stuff a lot more than before.  So I guess that's gotta count for something, right?  I know one thing...our stairs are a lot easier to climb now.  They must have become much more shallow, and there are probably less of them than before :)



  1. At this point I have a question....how do stop losing when you have reached your goal? I am visualizing you shrinking away to nothing...
    You are looking great!

  2. Well, I am thinking that the body just levels out or something. John and I both did a lot of research before the surgery and we have yet to read of anyone who couldn't stop losing weight once they reached their goal or something close to it. I do know that as the months pass, you are able to eat more calories and so I would guess that at some point, your body reaches the level that the amount of calories you are taking in is the amount the body needs to maintain that level, whatever that is. But thank you :)