A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Weighed Today

I did my weigh-in today instead of tomorrow because I knew I would be out running errands and would be eating lunch out.  Even though it was only a deli sandwich, and well within my calories, I knew it would produce a sodium gain...and it did.  I checked tonight, just to make sure.  So I'm posting my REAL, ACTUAL weight from this morning....not my "fake" gain. 

I weighed in at 232.0 this morning for a loss of 7 lbs this week!!  Granted, most of it was sodium, but 232.0 looks a heck of a lot better than the 239.0 I saw staring back at me last week, so I'll take it!  I didn't salt 90% of my food here at home this week, so that was a big help, too.  I also worked out in the gym 4 days this week...not my usual 5 days, but still good workouts. 

About the unemployment checks....one of them showed up in my bank account this morning, but the last check was still missing.  I went back up to the unemployment office AGAIN this morning (we're very close to being on a first-name basis at this point)....and found out that although I certified, the system did not automatically generate the check like it was SUPPOSED to.  Love that system.  So the lady had to go in and manually release it and I should receive it in 2 or 3 days.  As of right now, that is my last paycheck.  The lady told me to keep certifying every Sunday, in case an extension goes through, but if I don't see something in my account in a couple of weeks, then I'm "dead in the water".  Lovely phrase, don't ya' think?

On to more positive things.  I'm changing some stuff on my blog, simply because I want to.  As everyone knows I've been having a hard time for quite a while.  Can't seem to get below 230 lbs for whatever reason.  As a matter of fact, next week is my cycle, and with the extreme pain of the PCOS, the psychotic hormones, and the horrible bloating....my main goal will just be to try and maintain....I certainly don't expect to lose anything.  I needed something to help me see the positive sides of what I've accomplished so far.

I'm changing my tattoo and my ticker on my sidebar to reflect my HIGHEST weight....the weight I was before I started blogging....340 lbs.  I started blogging at 272 lbs.  The truth is though....I used to weigh 340, and I did all the work and put in all the effort to get to where I am now at 232.  I want to be able to look at those numbers on my sidebar every time I log on, instead of the same old 40 lbs lost.  I need a change...a positive change.  So when you see those numbers on my sidebar now, that's the explanation for them.  :)

I'm going to wrap this up with a few food pics from stuff I made this week.....a chicken burger, made out of ground chicken breast, tomato, dill pickle, red onion, lite mayo & ketchup....a boiled egg I had as a snack....curry pork & veggies I made in the crockpot....and a breakfast scramble made with Egg Beaters, Canadian bacon, 2% American cheese, diced roma tomato and green onions.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!  :)

Quote For the Day:

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything.  It's your mind you have to convince."  -Vince Lombardi


  1. I hate that you are going through so much right now.
    A BIG congratulations on an awesome loss. Woohoo!

    Hope there is an extension and the checks come for a while longer. At least until you can find a good job.

    I had no idea you had lost so much weight! Wow. That's terrific.

  2. Good changes... you know I have the first 11 pounds I lost before starting my blog posted up. I think it's a great idea to recognize exactly how far you have come!

  3. your food looks awesome, and it is a good idea to post reminders of how far you have come to stay motivated!

  4. youve come along way congrats! i love when you post pics of what you eat, that breakfast scrammble looks good, right up my alley! lol

  5. Love that quote! It is 98% a head game for me always. Vince Lombardi had it right.

    Congratulations on the loss this week, Tammy. Excellent, and even moreso with all the financial uncertainty and stress. And what you were saying last post about how you feel a binge in the works in your body/mind...that is such progress. I think it won't be long before you say good bye to the 230s. It's all sinking in and becoming manifest! I'm sending you an email as soon as I finish this comment. Have a great weekend!

  6. Congrats on the loss! Sodium Bloat or not, you knew what to do to get rid of it and you did it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...love you by BFF ; )

  7. I think it's a great idea to change that ticker to reflect your pre-blog loss. I think you should put up a before picture too :)
    Keep on truckin along, your doing good and will get to goal in the end!

  8. Congrats on the 7 pound loss. That's wonderful.

    I'm sorry the computer system messed up your check but I'm glad you got it straightened out now. I really hope that extension goes through for you.

    I totally agree with you changing the numbers on the side, you should be proud of all you've accomplished thus far. Your doing wonderful! Keep up the great work.

  9. Great job on the big drop, Tammy.

    Good luck on getting your financial situation straightened out... and on the blog changes. Every time I try to make changes on mine, I erase the whole thing and have to install a backup (always back that puppy up).

    Have a good weekend!

  10. Great job on the loss!!

  11. Yay Tammy - congratulations on the 7 pounds gone!!! Love that you are OWNING your entire weight loss on the sidebar - you have worked hard, my friend!

  12. I'm so glad you finally got a check and can expect another one. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you qualify for another extension.

    I've been losing so slowly it is frustrating but it is going in the right direction so that's good.

    You've come such a long way and I have faith you will make it to your goal. Keep working at it. We'll get there.

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Nice! Sodium or not---Claim it 100%!!!! You know you're working this!!! And that number looks really good on the scale, doesn't it?

    Yes, yes it does!
    I sincerely wish you the best---either a job or an extension. You're handling this stress very well!!! Did you ever think you could handle so much and still be on the way down the scale? You my friend, are one of the best!

    My best always

  14. Great loss! And at least your getting two more weeks worth of checks.

  15. Sometimes just a change in perspective is what's needed to get over life's hurdles. Losing and maintaing a 100+ lb weight loss is definitely something to be proud of, and with all the chaos in your life, it would have been easy to just throw in the towel and start heading back to 340. I've noticed that a lot of the bloggers who started with a passion on New Years Day have already disappeared, but here you are still posting just about every day, through successes and failures, and I think there's a lot to be said about you for that.

    "80 percent of success is just showing up" — Woody Allen