Now that all of the stress has subsided (you can tell that the stress is over since my face is breaking out for the first time since I had Hanna, and I have a cold sore on my nose. Yup, it’s time to get professional photo’s done!) it seems that I am getting back into a groove. At least when it comes to eating. I still haven’t figured out a good routine for working out, but as long as the scale is going down I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
It’s time to get back to the weekly weigh-in, and back to normalcy. It seems I haven’t posted an official weigh-in since February! So here we go!
Starting Weight: 282.8
Last Official Weigh-in on 2/9/12: 248.4
This week’s weight: 254.2
Total Loss: +4.2
Total Loss Overall: 28.6
After almost a 2 month-long hiatus I have finally gotten back on track. The week that I posted the 248.4 in February, I had just gotten over a 4 day sickness where I couldn’t keep anything in me. It was probably not a very fair weigh-in, but I was so excited to report a good loss that I jaded myself. It made it even tougher when I tried to keep up with that loss the next week.
Moving, and everything that goes into moving and buying a new home, brought on a good 12 pounds (not saying that it was just moving, I totally let the stress get to me and just stopped trying while everything was going on). When I weighed in on 4/2/12 (before I started the second round of the Vegan Kick-start) I weighed in at 260 so although the scale today showed a gain of 4.2 pounds, the loss that I have had since my re-commitment is 5.8 pounds. This was also over Easter holiday, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! It is such good motivation to finally see a loss and finally feel like I am getting to where I need to be.
Does TOM Affect Weight loss?
I’m talking about periods here, so once again, if you don’t want to read about it come back tomorrow!
I don’t know if any of you have experienced inconsistent periods, but I have. So much in fact, that I once went a year without one (when I was around 18). I didn’t even have a period for 4 months before I found out I was pregnant, and I was only 6 weeks along. A very big part of this problem was weight, but it seems that having a baby flipped a switch and now you could set your watch by my menstrual cycle. This is exciting for me because A) I have NEVER been regular my entire life, and B) This could mean that it won’t take us 5 years to have a baby, when we decide we want another, like it did last time.
It also seems, at least for me, that PMS is not something that affects my weight loss. I have lost considerable amounts of weight on 3 weigh-in’s while it has been TOM. I guess I can’t use that excuse!
Other things that I can set my watch to are irritability, and binge eating. Apparently, those are sure signs that mother nature is on her way. The day before yesterday I yelled at my hub’s because he made fun of the way I gargle my mouth wash (did I mention that I got some in my eye?). It was then that I immediately went and counted the days on the calendar. Also, I can’t get any satisfaction in my eating. Luckily, I have been eating mostly plant-based (damn you Peanut Butter Cheerio’s that contain some milk!) and so I couldn’t eat anything too horrible for me.
I know that period talk is definitely NOT exciting for most, but when you have had so many issues with it in the past and it seems those issues are magically resolving, it can be pretty exciting and you just want to shout it from the roof tops “I GOT MY PERIOD AGAIN, AND THIS MAKES IT 11 MONTHS IN A ROW!!!” It’s going to be alright, and there is one less worry in the world.