Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again....

I was very excited when we started the drops July 16th, this will be our third round. I felt a new determination and excitement for the weight-loss but it frittered away fairly quickly from having family from out of town and spending a "night on the town"! In the first round I was able to go out before and allow things to pass before me and not eat it because I was focused on the weight-loss results for the next day... this time, not so much.

I seem to have one digression each day, usually not so big, but it messes the whole point of the 500 calories. I am not sure what is holding me back from being focused and determined. I have loved the weight-loss results from the first round and semi-proud of the second round. So, it doesn't make much sense to me when I talk myself into eating something that is not part of protocol.

The good side to this, is I seem to be losing inches. Everyone keeps saying I look smaller. The scale is going down, but I am uncertain of what my total is at this point because of taking a flight 7 days ago. The flight caused an increase of about 12lbs of fluid. Most of the fluid has come off, but I can still feel at points through the day when I feel swollen and am retaining water.

Here's to a new weight loss tomorrow....

More to come...

Disappearing Diva M

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Are you still there?"

The little voice recording that plays when you don't select a number on the telephone when you are going through some sort automated service...

and YES! I am still here.... working through the diet successfully!
I am on the 'break' portion again, and have maintained the weight loss from the second round!
We have chosen to do 30 day rounds of each the drops and the maintenance. It's shorter for the break time and makes it easier to track along with cycles etc.

The temperatures are finally starting to resemble summer, and it seems to be helping with my appetite as well. I am working hard at staying away from the unnatural carbs and sugars, and on some days adjusting the food through out the day so that I can enjoy a glass of wine etc.

Our hope for this next round, starting July 15th, is that our home life will be somewhat settled down, so that we can be strict and focused on the diet as we were the first time.

More to come....
Disappearing Diva M

Photo from Victoria Jazz Festival June 25 2011 (size 16 dress)