Tuesday, April 7, 2009

75 pounds (Time Keeps on Ticking...)

Last night I inched over another 5 pound marker.

They're getting further and further apart as my weight loss has become this epic crawl... and it was never all that speedy to begin with. (I know, I know, safe weight loss is no more than 2 pounds a week, but hey, there's a big space in between .5 pounds a week and 2 pounds a week and I wouldn't mind sticking my weight loss averages into a slightly closer to maybe getting this done sometime this century...) Seriously; it took me eight weeks to lose five pounds... at that rate, it's going to take me twenty weeks to lose this last 13.6 pounds. So, look for me hitting my goal... oh, in September...

Ah well... it's not like I have anything better to do. Or that it's going to be over, once I reach goal weight... I'm never going to be able to eat six doughnuts and lose a pound anyway, like my husband does. So I may as well just get used to the idea that I will always have to guard myself carefully and watch everything I eat. For the rest of my life.

God, that's depressing.

I'm not meaning to be. It's actually been a pretty good week; Thomas finally got a promotion at work which came with an actual pay raise and no additional responsibilities. (That would be different from some of his previous promotions which involved a cut in take-home pay and significantly more responsibilities. I'm perfectly serious; when he moved from hourly to salary, he got a 10% pay raise, but by adding unpaid overtime and losing the double-pay for holidays, it resulted in a 3% net loss in our spending cash...)

I've just been sick for the last week and unable to hit the gym at all... Working out with a head cold is one thing, working out with an upper respiratory infection is something else entirely. I get really tired walking across the room, or coughing, or honestly much of anything. And the scary thing is, I remember when I felt like that all the time (minus the coughing... but seriously, I remember cleaning the living room in two foot chunks because bending over to pick up Darcy's toys made me tired.)...

I don't like it much.

It was Thomas's birthday and we had some fun; a smallish birthday party and then we went dancing up with some friends - which is to say, mostly we sat on barstools and listened to music. I managed to drag Thomas out onto the floor for one song, which is the first time he's danced with me in... three years. I think the last time was at my cousin's wedding. So, you know, I'm now set up with dancing until 2012.

11 comments:

ptg said...

Hey - but 75lbs is pretty friggin' amazing! Good for you for continuing to move forward, no matter what the pace is. :o)

Aimee said...

75 lbs...that's awesome! :) you are so motivating!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

First off, 75 lbs is so amazing!!! A huge CONGRATS to you!!! And, yes, I am right there with you in the slow crawl...these last 15 pounds are taking months and months. Darn, darn, darn! At least I am maintaining in the mean time!

jen said...

Don't stress the slowness! Caterpillar's aren't supposed to move too fast!!

CONGRATS!!

fattykins said...

Nice job! I just found your blog and I can't wait to go back and read some of your old posts! I love your progress pictures!

Mama Bear June said...

You've made such amazing progress! Don't let thoughts of the lifetime lifestyle get you down. Just keep remembering how much better it is to be healthy! Hope you get better soon. It stinks being sick.
Path to Health

My 3 Month Challenge said...

75 pounds is an amazing loss! Your determination is amazing! And you need to remember that too!! :) Don't give yourself stress, you should be proud!! (Plus it's supposed to be a good week for you :>)

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

75lbs what an amazing achievment!!

Irene said...

My weight loss is at a crawl too. BUt that's mostly because I will have one good week (loss of 2 or more pounds) then one bad week (gain), then loss, then gain. It's pretty ridiculous , but it's also my fault. I am not consistent with my eating and fitness.

75 pounds is fantastic. Keep on going. Slow and steady wins the race.

Cammy said...

Congrats on another marker! Your success is amazing, and I know you KNOW that. But I hear you on the scale crawl. It took me forever to lose my last five. (Bet I could put 'em back on this weekend, without even trying.)

Trisaratops said...

Congratulations!!! You are an inspiration as always.