Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NSVs and Stuff


Yesterday was just a bad day. Did fine on eating but activity was lacking. I just not in the mood. Alas, today is a new day and things are better. I have had some NSVs that I wanted to mention. The biggest one is that I was able to stop taking one of my water pills. I have been monitoring my blood pressure and it has actually been low. I have 4 more pills to ditch. There are two BP meds, Cholesterol and Zantac. Oh and of course the insulin. I have been able to cut my dosage in half. Some other NSVs are that I am down two sizes. When I started in January, I was busting out of 26/28s and now can wear 24s comfortably. Also, when I drive my mom's car, I have to adjust the seat and I got in the other day and was able to use her seat settings. She is tiny and weighs like 135 soaking wet so that was interesting! People are noticing the weight loss (if I haven't told them!) and that sure feels good. I have been even getting more male attention. I am not sure if it is because I look slimmer or that I feel better inside and out... whatever it is I will take it :-) The other thing that has been banging around in my noggin is a new goal. Short term it will be 50 lbs. It would be fantastic to lose it by cruise time but not sure if it can be done (24 days/10 lbs.) My next big goal is 80 lbs. If I were to continue to lose at the same rate of 1.6 lbs and multiplied it by 52 weeks in the year the total is 83.2 so my goal is to lose 80 by the end of the year. I am going to Fish Market with mom tonight per usual. Starting tomorrow, I will be dog sitting until Saturday night. It is for my mom's neighbors. They have a Golden Retriever and his name is Titan. He is blonde and he is HUGE. He is the biggest Golden I have ever seen. I call him "Big Boy" It always throws me off when I go there because I am out of my element but it just for a couple days so... Until next time...
P.S. I forgot to mention... The Biggest Loser is for Families this time around. I don't have another family member that is overweight AND would do the show with me. Oh well... it was fun to think about it and I am doing pretty okay on my own so it will just take longer then if I had been on the show...

12 comments:

  1. Yay! I love when there are little things that make such a huge difference in your day. I wore my new khaki pants monday that I just bought. The old ones that I were replacing were size 22 and these were 16s! It was very rewarding and they are so comfy! Congrats on getting rid of one of your pills! You'll get rid of all of them! I'm sure of it!

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  2. That is awesome! I can't wait!

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  3. YAY on the NSVs. That is awesome. I can totally relate to the "moving the seat thing". I have a friend who came to town & wanted me to drive her car since she wasn't familiar with the area...couldn't do it with my shorty legs and big gut since it was standard transmission...total humiliation!

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  4. Oh congrats! What amazing NSVs!!!! I'm very happy for you! The meds--fantastic.

    Woo-hoo!!!

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  5. Katie that is awesome to hear about your meds!
    Cutting your water pill & reducing your insulin is a huge accomplishment! Bravo

    Always great to reach for that smaller size. :)

    Congrats on all your victories!

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  6. That is wonderful that you are doing so well that you're leaving some meds behind. Keep on going...keep on going...

    As far as the biggest loser, my sister and I talked about it but I don't think I could get up in front the the entire nation with my gut hanging out. I work to hard to hide it :)

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  7. Those are some great NSVs! I can't wait until the seatbelt stops choking me in my car, lol.
    You don't need the Biggest Loser - you're doing great on your own.

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  8. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Congrats on the NSV! When you stop to look at how far you've come, it's soooo encouraging. Keep it up!

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  9. That is really, really wonderful about your medications. I love hearing about those victories. I think they're the most important ones.

    You're really doing great. Love seeing this.

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  10. I love your blog and love to hear from you on mine...I'm very glad about the diuretic! Major NSV! Perhaps the biggest one - no wait, they are all pretty big deals!

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  11. Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments! I can't wait to ditch the shots and especially the CPAP machine. I hate that thing worse then the shots.

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  12. Your NSVs - dumping some of your medication -- are AWESOME. Good luck with the next goals.

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