Sunday, October 29, 2006


I haven't said anything about my weight loss here of late, so I thought I would give you an update. I started WW with my pastor's wife. We started the last week of July. We were going to the meetings but once we got the information and books that we needed and were well on our way, we stopped going but have continued the eating plan. To date, I have lost 23 pounds! In three months! This is the slowest I have ever lost weight, but hopefully, I am going to keep it off. They say that the slower you lose it, the more likely you are to keep it off. I'm thinking this is my last good chance to lose a sizable amount of weight before the Lord comes. *grin* I want to lose 43 more pounds. Okay, I'll be honest here. I started at 216lbs. I am now down to 193. I want to get down to 150, which is a really good weight for me. I am aiming at getting healthy, more than just losing weight. I am hoping to see a decrease in my pain level, most of all. Oh, and I have managed to lose this weight without exercising, which is a first. I've lost 50 pounds about 5 or 6 times in my lifetime, believe it or not, and each time I exercised intensely. Because of my pain and physical limitations, I've not exercised this time and still I have managed to lose weight. I do a stretching routine and my back exercises every day but they are not what you would consider aerobic. Oh, and when I go to Walmart each week to shop for groceries, I MAKE myself go up and down every aisle in the grocery section. I walk a moderately brisk pace and keep my posture in check. It really is a good way to exercise. It is better than doing NOTHING. *grin*
I am so thankful that I have been able to lose this weight. My brother Bill has been a great encouragement to me. He is a gem!
The only downside is that many of my favorite clothes are getting baggy on me to the point that they don't look very nice on me, but I am hesitant to buy new clothes until I have finished losing all the weight. I may try to alter some of them, though in the past, I haven't been very successful at doing this. Perhaps I'll give it another try!!
I'll keep you posted on my progress!


Theresa said...

Way to go, Jewel!!! Let me know, and maybe I can bring my machine down and help you do the alterations. We could probably knock out several items in the course of a Saturday.

I'm proud of you, my friend!!!

Jewel said...

Really??? That would be so great and so kind of you, Theresa. I'll be in touch and we'll talk about a time when we can get together.