Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Weight Loss - Week 1

The first week has gone by, they say that it is the hardest.  I tend to not think so.  I am so full of hope and excitement during the first week, it is usually during the second and third week that I tend to falter.  But, still being the little optimist-that-can, I won't even entertain those thoughts!

Big news... I am down 8.5 pounds.  Crazy right?  But, when I think about the amount of carbs and sugars I was eating I'd have to expect that there would be significant weight loss once I removed them, and there was!  I know I can't expect these results every week, but I am thrilled with my first week!

I am also amazed that I survived this week.  My dog, Mabel, also had life changing events.  She is now diabetic and started insulin the same day I started my diet.  So while I'm eating every 2-2.5 hours, she is drinking water (every hour) and then going for a potty walk (every hour) and getting shots twice a day (glad both me and her are okay with that).  It's pretty much insane here, I haven't gotten much of anything done other than food prep and potty walks.  My front door reminds me of a clown car at the circus -- in and out, around and around.  I guess it is a good thing I work from home.  Well, usually work.

Between all the food prep and potty walks I did managed to squeeze out one little project this week.  I'm sorry but I can't share it just yet, but I will, no worries.  Oh, and I did manage to press, starch, restarch, and cut into strips about 5 yards of fabric for a kaleidoscope class I'm taking.  Now I just need to sew ten sets of strata before tomorrow morning!  That and get my tushy back in gear on customer work.

More soon... have a wonderful week quilties!


  1. great loss! doing Medifast, myself- started March 11. We can support each other!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is amazing isn't it?!! If your energy level has been this great the first week (and also the worse week) you can expect it to continue;) As we earlier tend to believe that we needed something sugary/carby to kick our energy, we now learn that it isn't so. You will continue to feel even better as the last bits of sugars leave your body. It takes time to prepare the food, but when you get used to it you will realize you can make food to last you for a few days. You will be able to spend hours in your sewing room again:)) It is also good to know that our brain does not know the difference between hunger and thirst, it just tells you its hungry so drink plenty of water.
    I can't tell you how happy I am for you going on this journey. I'll tell you feels so good when you go to the wardrobe realizing your clothes are to big:))
    BIG hugs to you, and remember week 2, 3, 4, yes many week will be just as great as your first even though the pounds does not disappear as rapid. Minus 1 pound is after all a step in the right direction;)

  3. Congrats to you Karen!!!! Keep up the kitchen work :) - It can be a pain but...the results are worth it!

  4. Good Job, Karen! Keep up the good work! Sorry to hear about Mabel's condition. Both of you will get into a routine and it will all become second nature to what you have to do. Well wishes for you and Mabel! Can't wait to see how you did with the Kaleidoscope class. I'm taking it next month.

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