Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Quick update :) Motivation is the key

It is almost a month since the last time I posted, and I'm doing well on my new goal. My dh and I have been dieting together, isn't that always easier? He's continued to lose more than me, but I've broken through the plateau that always spelled the end of weight loss for me. I generally get to that weight, hang out a pound or two above, hit it, and have even gotten a pound or so under, then bounce back up. Of course, most of the time, I was the only one trying to diet. So my dh gets my heartfelt thanks this time.

But the real motivation is getting that surgery done. As my body mass goes down, I'm sure the pain will too, and that might make the motivation slip away as well. Hope not, because this is the turning point for what the rest of my life will be like. A decade or more of health or sliding into poorer and poorer health. :) or :(

6 comments:

~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

Hi Jo,
Keep up the good work!

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Well Miss Jo congrats to you and the hubby. You hang in there and stick with it! You will have that new hip before you know it and feel like a new gal!

Julia said...

Congratulations on the weight loss Jo. For me I don't have a problem with my weight at the moment but I was 35 pounds overweight earlier. Now because of my farm work and a change of the way I eat I have kept the weight that I lost.

You see I was putting on weight at night. A big supper plate of starchy food like meat and potatoes or pasta with bread and a sweet corn, desert etc. Now I try not to eat starchy food after the noon meal.

Our metabolism slows down naturally in the evening and what carbs we eat stays on because we usually stop working and slow down so we don't burn the excess calories.

Now I use a smaller plate and most of the time I eat my carbs earlier in the day and the last meal it will be a stir-fry with olive oil and lots of vegetables and a little meat and a salad.
Sometimes it's steak and salad.

Now I never get hungry between meals except when under stress then I need some nibbles. I cheat at times but luckily, I burn the extra calories.

Not going for a refill was difficult at first but not any more. I think that my stomach has shrunk because I feel full with just a small plate. Good luck with the weight loss. and surgery. You can do it.

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Julia, thanks for your encouraging words. Sweets are the carb I seem to want most, and I've greatly reduced the portion size when they are consumed. After the initial bite or two they really don't deliver as much flavor anyway. That was my most difficult, having conquered the refill on most days(excluding Thanksgiving).

It may be the heddiness of having broken through that plateau, but my belief in being able to achieve my goal is still strong.

I hope you are enjoying just as much wintery weather as you like. We had a huge rain overnight, and Denver had like 14 inches of snow last night. Here in Houston, it is easy to forget how challenging winter can be...

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Hey Jo! How wonderful you and your hubby are doing this together. Of course men lose more easier. But how encouraging to have that support of doing it together :). You can do it, keep up the good work! Both of you :) I'm sure we will be hearing more wonderful posts as time goes on!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Wow, do I consider myself lucky to have so many friends leave encouraging comments. Kathy, you are soooo right that support makes everything easier.

We ALL get by with a little help from our friends. Thanks! I'll look for the chance to pay this support forward! Jo

PS You are one awesome Words with Friends player!