Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Diana Met a Goal!

Today Diana weighed 198.6 lbs. She had a hard goal to weigh under 200 lbs. by her 40th birthday, July 22. It has not been easy for her to reach this goal! I am so proud of her!

I have to admit, for those who are organized and like keeping track of things on the computer, I highly recommend the program Diet Power. I was initially reluctant to invest in a paid program for something that is so similar to things that are available for free online. There are just enough extra useful features in Diet Power to make it well worth the money. (I like the fact that it adjusts your calories allowed per day based on your progress and that it has a calorie bank were you can accumulate calories for special occasions or treats.) Also, once you pay for something, there is an extra urge to use it.

Diana's total lost since she started on March 1, 2010 is 29.8 lbs. Way to go Diana!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Benefits of Weight Loss

Since I both started using the Diet Power program to record my food and decide my calorie levels, and started keeping my carb intake under 150 carbs a day, on February 1 of this year, I have lost 67 lbs. I thought I would record some of the changes that I attribute to both the dietary change and the weight loss.

1. I have more stamina! I don't feel like an invalid.

2. I sleep more comfortably in my bed.

3. I have a better center of balance.

4. I handle my FM symptoms better.

5. I handle stress better.

6. I can think more clearly and have more energy to delegate to both physical and mental activities.

7. I am less easily overwhelmed.

8. I look better in clothing. It is easier to find clothes that fit correctly.

9. I have less digestive upsets.

10. I have fewer "time of day" related moodiness spells.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Records

July 1

Me: weight - 258.4, bg 106
Diana: weight - 202.4, bg 107

Goals

Me: weight - 252, bg less than 100
Diana: weight - 196, bg less than 100