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Ups & Downs

Life has been all over the map for me since my last post. First off, I lost 6 pounds last week. OMG! I don't even know how I did that. I was just following program and adding to my exercize a bit. But it was still nice to see a loss that big, though. I now weight 268.4. Since it was the beginning of the month, I also measured my waist (47.5 inches) and my body fat, which was a startling 54%. Yikes! Gotta work on that.

After this nice loss, I figured I'd go try on some clothes to see if I've dropped a size or not (my clothes have been looser). I've lost 15.8 pounds from my highest weight - I was hoping to see something. But alas, the 22's didn't fit me. I'm still a size 24 :-(. Since I've almost reached my original Christmas goal (to be in the low 260's), I think I need to restate that goal. I think my new goal will be to be a size 22 or smaller by Christmas. I want to make sure I'm actually losing girth with this weight-loss (i.e. Fat) and not just water and muscle. I gotta slow my loss down to 1-2 pounds per week to make sure I'm doing just that.

Anyway, as you can probably guess, I have lost my job. I am officially unemployed. It's a bummer and a huge blow to my self-esteem to basically be terminated.

But lastly, I have some terrific news! I went to my endocrinologist today. (I have a thyroid condition and am insulin resistant, so I'm at risk for developing diabetes type II). My blood pressure (which was normal-high) is now normal-low. My thyroid meds are working properly, the vitamins he checks me for were in the proper ranges and last but not least, my sugars have improved. IMPROVED! Just a moderate weight loss and an increase in physical activity and my risk for developing diabetes is lowered. Amazing! Weight Watchers is right when they say just losing 10% of your body weight can improve your health (I never believed them before). I've lost less than that and my health is so good now I don't need another check up for 6 months! And yes, the doctor is proud of my weight loss! :-) So am I.


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Nov. 7th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
That's awesome about the dr results! Keep up the good work!

I'm sorry about you losing your job. :( Everything happens for a reason though. You'll find a better job that makes you happier I'm sure.
Nov. 7th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I will keep up the good work - the Dr. results are so motivating. I hope I'll find a better job. This last one was miserable.
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Nov. 7th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll let you know if I need anything. . . but for now I'm using a service that consolidates all job postings on the internet. It's pretty cool (but expensive).
Nov. 12th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about the job but hopefully you will find something wonderful soon and you'll see that it wasn't such a great loss, well it was, but only to them! :)
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