Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holiday Weight Loss- Or Lack Thereof

Okay, I've been neglecting this blog. Recovery from being hit by the car has been more difficult than I thought. I'm now seeing a chiropractor 2X per week - Dr. Charyl Silva in West Sacramento- she's positively wonderful.

I'm expecting that my Primary Doctor will soon prescribe physical therapy. By the way, my PCP is Dr. Karen Hart & she is amazing! Her office is like a spa retreat and she gives me her undivided attention and care, not rushing me in any way. I am blessed to have found her!

Perhaps part of my blog-neglect is due to my lack of weight loss. I tried a modified version of my plan, substituting foods to mimic my Subway diet... This was a waste of effort. I believe the failure is due to these things: 1. I'm cooking, so I was in the habit of being in the kitchen and thinking about food. 2. There is extra food in the house, so I occasionally talked myself into snacks. 3. Subway is magic. Even when I was careful to get the same # of calories, I still did not lose weight at all! At least I didn't gain over the holidays!

Of course, as mentioned, the lack of funds is what drove me from the Subway plan in the first place. Also, cold weather makes it hard to eat cold sandwiches at 5pm that are soggy from sitting around since breakfast.

Well, now I'm back on track. I've been selling everything I can on craigslist for Subway funds. In the last 5 days, I've lost 4 lbs.! I'm now down to 171.4 lbs.! This is great from my start weight of 217! I think I'll settle back into 2 lbs. per week if I can stay on the Subway plan. We've been splitting a toasted turkey sandwich at lunch and another at dinner in order to have fresh, hot Subway at every meal. I've also been drinking lots of water and herbal tea.

Cheers and due diligence on your New Years' Resolutions!