Wednesday, April 25, 2012


So tonight is my final weigh in for the month.... this month my quota to lose was 5.25 lbs.- Same as last month.... my first month I had to lose 8 lbs... to date all total I am down 21.5 lbs. which means tonight all I need to lose is .25 lb. no big deal right?!

Unfortunately this past weekend we had a family wedding-outside of Atlanta. All of our family stayed in a 6,000 sq. ft. cabin which was absolutely beautiful! It was great seeing all of our family and being together!  My family had not seen me since I had lost the weight so they were all very complimentary- said I looked great etc. which was nice, but let me tell you- it was stressful.

The wedding went great after a few minor problems, the bride & groom(our nephew) looked happy & in love- all in all it was great! With one exception...

It was a dieter's form of hell on earth...

First off we were so busy helping with "wedding" stuff that most days we ended up eating only breakfast & dinner. The breakfasts I had a handle on, but the dinners... *sigh* all buffets....with "traditional" southern cuisine.... including fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, ham, grits, scalloped vegetables, rolls, chicken wings, fried jalapeno poppers, fried okra, peach cobbler.... you get the idea.

I did not drink any alcohol the entire weekend... no wine, mixed drinks etc... I had a small piece of wedding cake Sat. night but other than that did not cheat- AT ALL.  This in and of itself was a major accomplishment for me!
However there was no way to know any calorie counts etc. and there were times that there was very little for me to choose from. I ate as much salad as I could, ate lots of green beans, boiled collard greens... only ate the egg portion of a quiche- no crust... drank as much water as I could given the circumstances. 
My SIL said she gained 4-5 lbs. over the long weekend. I got home and yesterday morning was up a half lb. from last week. :(  That meant from yesterday til tonight I HAVE to lose .75 lbs. or I am kicked out of the diet group. 

Yes I said kicked out.

I have to say my hubby was an absolute saint- each time we hit another buffet he would say "OK what are we eating"? and he would eat only what I ate! What a trooper! The only exceptions were when I made him try some of the hor'deurves the one night. He kept telling me all weekend what a great job I was doing and how proud he was of me for the choices I was making. It really meant a lot to me. 

Yesterday after school I put on hubby's old "sweat" top- one of those things you wear to try and sweat off the lbs. - and mowed the lawn for an hour with our push mower. I cut all my food intake yesterday and today to lean protein and basically just salad. 

I have done everything I possibly can to "make" my weight requirement. After school I am going for an hour walk with the rubber shirt on again. But I don't know if it will be enough.

All I do know is that in or out- I am not stopping with this weight loss trek of mine. I would love to be able to still be a part of the group and meet with the other women and support each other, but if it is not meant to be then I will go it alone. 

I will post some pics tomorrow and let you know if I make it.

I lost 2.5 lbs! So I am safe for another month! Here is me & hubby before the wedding :)



  1. I cannot tell you how absolutely filled with pride and happiness I am for you. Pooldad and I were looking at your pics on FB and we were both exclaiming how great you look. You looked wonderful before too, don't get me wrong, but you can really tell you stuck to it and lost the weight. I see so many people set their goals for a wedding or another special event and with the exception of you I have yet to see one single person stick to it. You should be very very proud of yourself too. It is not easy to watch what you eat and exercise especially with the "threat" of being kicked out of your support group [I have an opinion on that severe penalty, but um...I think I will keep it to myself. giggle] but you did it and did it with style!

    Your husband is such a great partner in all of this. It is so nice that he includes himself as support because it does make it easier when you have someone along with you. I know what it is to watch every single thing I put in my mouth to limit my sodium and that buffet food would be a death knell for me, but I would do exactly what you did. You see what there is and eat accordingly. It is hard when you don't know the numbers [calories for you/sodium for me] but I can tell you after doing this for over 2 years I have developed a knack [and a palate] to know an estimate of what is in the food I eat. I bet you do that too. Pooldad will cook and eat for my specific diet, but I don't like to limit his eating [or the kids] because they don't need to but they happily do it for me and we are enjoying the heck out of it. Kudos to your husband for being the best support you can have. Tell him he was looking pretty spiff in that pic too. You make quite a beautiful couple. Hard to believe you guys have been married this long and have college age kidlets. You do look wonderful. And your dress? I WANT that red dress. It wouldn't look as good on me, but boy it would make me happy to have one like it hanging in my closet. giggle

    How much longer until your daughter's wedding? I think you are going to have your gown altered Momma by the time it gets here. [Please tell me it hasn't happened yet and I didn't miss it. I swear I would be so embarrassed, because I try so hard to keep up and remember the important stuff but these days it is getting harder.]

    Anyway - glad you had a great time and can't wait to hear that you did, in fact, lose your 3/4 of lb - I betcha' it was even more than that, but regardless you are still a winner. :)

    1. Well Skippy you were right- I did lose my .75 lb + more!! I was down 2.5 lbs! The grand total so far is -23 lbs!!! I haven't been this weight in over 15 years so it feels good! I am about 1/3 of the way there....
      And you didn't miss the wedding- it is in a month 5/27/12 :)