It has been almost a month since I updated and many things have happened.
My husband recovered his ankle only to be viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog as we were trying to go to church. He has been bitten in the arm and leg, and his ankle "squished" so he is recovering again. We have a solid legal case as the dog has bitten 4 people and will now be destroyed.
Separately, I was in the hospital again for another seizure. They changed my anxiety medication again and I seem to be doing better. They are taking me off the blood pressure medication next week because I have lost so much weight, I no longer need it (I am running 95/64 with the 25mg Atenalol). So, this will help me not feel so dizzy.
My weight loss has continued almost on track. Since I was in the hospital, I could only eat their food for 4 days, and I did not lose additional weight. Losing the weight from the foods they gave me took some extra effort on my part (mostly cleaning), but I am just about back on track. My husband said losing 10 pounds in 30 days is harder when I am more fit and healthy. He told me the range was 30-45 days per 10 pounds lost, but I am trying for 30.
As of yesterday morning (I am waiting until 9AM here and it is 7:30AM right now), I was 182.0 pounds. I am two pounds from my first mini-goal this time around of 180.0 pounds. So, I have lost 8.0 pounds of weight from September 20th to October 18th. My husband is still working my plan, and I was hoping to lose the full 10 pounds by October 20th, but it won't happen. He keeps track of things for me to ensure I do not stray. Eating less is NOT a solution. Eating RIGHT is a solution. I am still on 1500 calories with a 30 minute exercise program.
On October 21st, I will switch to a 45 minute exercise program and will increase my calories to 1600/day. This will include more fruit during the day. Since watermelon is out of season, we have switched to strawberries and bananas. The higher fat from the bananas doesn't seem to be bothering me so much this time around, but I am also more than 50 pounds lighter than when I tried them before.
My goal is still to lose a total of 40 more pounds and go down to 150 pounds by April 20th. I do not think this will be a problem, except around Thanksgiving meal and Christmas. However, with my husband still here to keep his eye on me, I believe this should go very smoothly.
One big piece of news is I can now fit into the size 14L jeans he bought me
. I could put them on before, but they were skin-tight. Now I can wear them normally. He shook his head when he saw me wear them, saying something about having to buy smaller sizes for more incentive. I was convinced I wouldn't be a size 14 until I was 170 pounds or so, which is why he bought them, but apparently I am slimming up better than we thought.
Anyway, that's my update for today. See you next time!