Saturday, May 26, 2007

May Day Weight Loss Challenge

Some of the sites I visit regularly have jumped on the bandwagon to lose a few extra pounds in the Weight Loss Challenge. I'm starting a little late, so I will catch you up to speed real quick here (sorry for the atrocious grammar!).

Just after MG and I had our weekend sans children to celebrate our anniversary, his birthday and Mother's Day, we began "Induction" with Atkins.
I've never done Atkins before on purpose. But after the Gastric Bypass, I was taught to do PROTEIN first. Most protein has ZERO carbs. So that's a good thing. And that's what Atkins is all about...watching carbs.

But friends and cohorts, let me tell you. When you go from a bizillion carbs a day down to 20 or less and cut out sugar, bread, and all that other yummy stuff....

Well, it can make you mean!

After the first week, MG was begging me to eat chocolate. Just a little. PLEEAAASE. Then he started asking where "his Janean" had gone and telling me he wanted her back. Besides the stress of quitting my job, adjusting some medications AND the diet, it seems I have not been very nice lately.

Darn, I want a cigarette. I found myself just gazing longingly at them in the 7-11 the other day. Just one....No one would know.

Same thing this morning when I got to work. Loaded up a plate with a brownie, an eclair, a chocolate cookie and bacon. Got to my office, sat there for a minute and threw the whole thing in the garbage.

Eating had become out of control for me AGAIN! I've gained 30 lbs. YES GAINED! After Gastric BYPASS!
So MG said he would do this with me. And we are supporting eachother as much as possible.

At least when I'm not ripping people's faces off.

I've lost 5 lb.s. I want to lose 40 and I will be totally happy.

But I also don't want to be such a hag that MG decides I'm not worth the hassle. I don't want to be so hard on my kids. I don't want to feel so out of control.

So I could use some prayers. And some coping techniques. How did you get through it? I'm doing better now that induction is over and I can have a few more carbs in my diet.
I need to exercise. I haven't ridden my bike in like forever!

I'm going to try to follow the rules ~

When will the challenge begin? Tuesday, May 8, 2007When will the challenge end? Tuesday September 18, 2007. If you lose just two pounds per week (a healthy rate to lose weight) for the duration of the challenge, you would lose THIRTY-SIX pounds. Imagine yourself thirty-six pounds lighter.

How does it work? On Tuesday, May 8th, you post on your blog how much weight you want to lose, and your weight history, what other goals you may have for this challenge (creating activity, cutting out soda, etc.) and any weaknesses you have. Come back to this site and sign Mr. Linky. Begin your diet. You have one week from today to plan your diet and prepare yourself for finding the skinny girl inside of you. She's in there and she wants out.
Weigh-ins will be held once a week, every Tuesday on this site. This does not mean you must weigh-in on Tuesdays, just report your loss/gain for that week on Tuesday. Again, you will sign Mr. Linky and talk about it on your blog. You do not need to make your weight public! Just your goals, losses and gains.

I'll be there Tuesday this week.


Janene said...

Good luck with the weight loss. I seriously need to do something soon to get rid of the baby weight. UGH! And I hear you on the wanting a cigarette...It's been a year for me and there are still a lot of times I feel like I want one.

BTW ~ I'm Taggin' ya for a Meme. I won't be upset if you don't get to it, but I thought it was a pretty fun one to do! :)

Rebekah said...

Good luck on the weight loss and controlling the grouchies. I couldn't do Atkins because it made me grouchy. I do well with Weight Watchers. you can do it on-line and dont have to go to meetings and stuff so it really worked out for me.
...and your 'cool beans' comment, made me laugh because I haven't heard that in sooo long. I used to say it ALL the time

Denise said...

Way to go, bye bye five pounds.