Vicky's Progress

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Kathleen's Progress

Friday, August 29, 2008

I bought a dress!

Ok...this is what I bought for the wedding I am going to in New Hampshire soon. I got it for $35.00 on ebay. Normally sells for $155.00!! (Imagine me doing a happy dance right now) It was worn for less than 2 hours for a previous wedding, non-smoking, pet-free, and no stains or rips! I am going to make it it is not so formal. I just hope my "girls" stay upright in that halter! I have a halter bra that should work. (fingers crossed) It is this same color...palm beach coral.....sounds summery, but when I went to David's Bridal to look at the can easily pass as a fall color too!

I am going to wear a pashmina scarf/shawl. There are a couple colors I have in mind. I have peachy-orange pearl earrings, bracelet, and ring. OH....and defintely Spanx! Yes....the spanx will be worn! LOL

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back on the Wagon

I know I've been MIA :-( Honestly we went to the beach, and then weren't home long before I left again to go to my parents for a week (and those who read my regular blog know how that one went!). Come to think of it, we got sick on each of the trips we went on! (or at least Elaina did)

But anyways....I "officially" restarted WW on my own 2 Sundays ago. I started at 162.6 on that Sunday morning and when I finally was able to weigh again this past Wednesday morning, I was down to 156.6. That's 6 whole pounds!! (however I realize part of that was having the stomach flu...but I'll take it) I have been up about 10 lbs all summer from my lowest weight.

The first goal I set for myself was to lose 10 lbs by the time I run my first 5K on September 27th. Looks like I'm on plan for that one if I keep things up. I only have 4 lbs left and over a month to do it.

That brings me to the running....originally I had wanted to do the Midnight Flight...however that is in one week. I haven't been able to run at all this week from being weak and sick....soooooo I don't think I'll make it. I COULD....but I'd be hurting by the time I was done. A good friend of mine is coming down to run the Race for the Cure with me in Greenville on September 27th. Anyone else interested??? Jenny? Vicky? Kelly? Kathleen? Anybody?

OK, I've run my mouth (or fingers as the case may be) enough for now :-) I guess I ought to update my weight bar...


Hardly any posts.....or comments....where the heck is Kathleen's posts? And how about Beth's? I am gearing up to post like a mad woman on here soon. You'll get tired of me! LOL I am excited to talk to a trainer and registered dietician soon!

I did find out that I had great cholestrol at 122! Woo-Hoo No meds or anything. At least I am doing something right.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Watching My Sweets

I didn't get to weigh myself this past week (I'm SO upset, can you tell) but I know I didn't gain, well I don't think I did. I've cut back on my sweets considerably, and have tried to start eating more meals during the day. That's the hard put because of my stomach problem, but maybe I'll find something that won't make me sick, and then I can eat that everyday! My mom's new insurance plan will reimburse you for going to weight watchers and attending some many meetings within a certain time period, and I think I might do WW again. It really does work, but I need to stay motivated. Plus i hope to get my wellness check next week and then in about 3 weeks start the Life Choice Gym. Well I guess I'll just have to weigh next week!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weigh In Wednesday!!

I am exactly the same as what I was last week....I think my scale likes to play dirty tricks on me......then again I haven't committed weight loss whole-heartedly again. I did get my wellness check up at work. I get blood work done tomorrow for work and also for my nephrologist. The vampires and I are getting VERY close! I also get $100.00 for meeting goals in the wellness I don't smoke, great cholesterol and BP, and I got the flue shot last winter. I thought I fell short on the 10% weight loss that they set for me last year.....but they knew I was on steroids and in essence I lost more than 10% because I gained nearly 20 or so pounds from those nasty little boogers that taste like rat poison. (prednisone)

I am joining the hospital's lifechoice gym by September and look forward to meeting with the wellness coach to design a program for me. I need something that works with my schedule...and helps me become healthier for the kidney transplant. I know after the transplant I will be on autoimmune suppressant drugs and steriods. I am not looking forward to this part. Many are weight gaining. BUT....this gives me even more incentive to continue to have a more healthy lifestyle change.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Weigh In Wednesday!! a little late

Well, I decided to jump on that thing that sits in the corner of my bathroom floor. I am still up 1.6 pounds from my lowest a couple months ago. I plan on joining lifechoice gym here at work and at least get 2 or 3 hours of excercise in a week that I normally would not. I am also planning on talking to a registered dietician about a healthy weight loss plan for me. My insurance will cover this now because I am being referred to a kidney transplant list. If you wish, you can view more about those details in Sjogrens and Me.

I would like to lose a few more pounds before the actual transplant will happen. Most likely it will be early next year. I am at a point that I can be on a live transplant list and skip dialysis. We are waiting for a call from MUSC in the next week or so to get the ball rolling.

Here a few pictures of Charleston on the beach!

We made a new friend named Hermit!

Hubs being silly with my sun hat!

Up close shot of me!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Just checking in...

I have gained back a couple of pounds and am closer to a size 10 pants now--all because I honestly haven't been trying. There were donuts and things. I have picked up some of my bad eating habits again. However, on the bright side, I have started walking a bit. We've taken Suzi up to the University a couple of times to run around instead of staying home and watching TV, and I'd like to make that a habit. I would probably get out more often if it weren't quite so hot (I know, excuses, excuses). As it cools down I do think I'll do a little better though.