It hit me today that I am almost to 80 pounds (total) lost. (I had lost some before starting my blog.) I have dropped to a new low, but won't report my official weigh-in until Saturday, and intend to post some progress pictures too. What's more, I now weigh less than one of my daughters. I don't want it to stay that way (in other words, I want her to be successful too), but I can't stop doing what I need to do just to make her feel better in that respect.
I stayed home today. My neck was bothering me and it tends to do that more sleeping on the chaise vs. the bed. So I slept in the bed last night. Today I was having sciatic pain just sitting, so thought it best to take another day of rest. I think I do better, right now, sleeping on the chaise, as far as my lower back is concerned. I just have to be careful to not rest on my elbows when sleeping on the chaise -- that's what bothers my neck. I intend to go back to work tomorrow. I hope I'm over the worst of it. I should be having my MRI on or around the 15th.
Today was another good day on my plan. I am making good progress. I have to wonder if just the weight I have lost this week has made a difference on the sciatica. I started on Friday, and although I did not weigh before I started, I know I have lost a LOT of water weight this week. Weight is weight when it puts pressure on your spine, so I believe this has helped, not to mention doing better about hydrating myself. We will see how I do when I get back to work tomorrow.
I may alternate weeks of doing this eating plan leading up to the wedding. Or I may just do what I had been doing 6 days a week -- a shake for breakfast and lunch, supplemented by some cheese and/or nuts, and then a regular low carb dinner. I don't worry about the calories too much on dinner. But that kept my calories low enough to where I was losing pretty well, and yet I had an enjoyable meal every day. The other day I would increase my carbs to a moderate level, just to keep from getting too bored.
I really hope that within a couple of weeks, I will be into the 14/16 blouses that are in the bins in my closet. Mostly I just want to keep moving fairly steadily.
Knowing that the 100-pound mark is getting pretty close, that is something I will be working toward. I should be able to do that before the wedding, if I work really hard. But I've learned that you never know what's going to happen, so it's just a goal, not something that will make me feel like a failure if I don't make it by then.
Over and out.