The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 287

I have a some fasting blood work tomorrow for a physical next week, and so I ate my last meal just a few moments ago. Dinner would have been done sooner except I opted to go to the gym tonight and pushed my schedule back some. I'm really nervous about the blood work. I don't want diabetes. I know, chances are at this point in the game I don't have it, but after being so heavy for so long it does indeed scare me. Especially with PCOS and insulin resistance. So, I'm a touch on the freaked out side. I'm also worried about the physical next week. I haven't had many good experiences with doctors in my life! I like this doctor so far though, and I have my weigh in book to bring with me to show my progress. You cant sneeze at 90lbs in less than a year right?

Spring Challenge Check In!

My goals are:
1. Exercise 1 hour a day 5 days a week for 13 weeks.
2. Eat the WW recommended servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
3. Go to as many WW meetings as I possibly can.
4. Check in on Mondays.
5. Get a bike. Finally.

1. I recently revised my goals to 3 days a week, and so far so good.
2. I'm doing it most days now, and even today I got 5 servings.
3. I went to my meeting!
4. Totally checking in right now!
5. I get a bike soon! It will still take some time for me to get my bike because of money, but soon enough it shouldn't be a problem. I was worried about not being able to ride one because of my weight but I think now it should be okay. :)

Now something I like about myself. I like that I am losing weight and that I am sticking with it! It takes real guts to do this so don't ever let anyone tell you any different. If you have the ability to do this then I cant imagine a task you cant accomplish.

1 can soup: 5
1 arnolds sand thin: 1
1 serving mayo: 1
1 serving cheese: 2
1/2 serving lunch meat: 1
1 serving pickles: 0
1 serving cheddar rice crisps: 2
1 arnolds sand thin: 1
1/2 serving pb: 2
1 serving jam: 1
1 serving almonds: 2
1 pudding: 1
1 serving brown rice: 4
1 serving chicken curry w lots of veggies: 5
extra cup of rice: 5
1/2 serving curry: 3


Rettakat said...

How exciting, you'll be getting your bike soon.:-)
And as time goes on, it will get even easier to ride, and you'll be getting stronger.

You are right... this journey ain't for wimps!
I'm so glad you joined the Spring Challenge. Whew, we made it to the end!

G said...

Amazing job on the loss last week!

When I had my last physical, my blood sugar went from slightly above average to way below average. Its hard to believe that any factor (even insulin resistance) would be larger than losing 90 pounds.

bloojay said...

That is amazing, you are an inspiration. Wow, it's hard, isn't it? I feel like a recovering addict. And yet, if I can get myself there "mentally," I feel really good when I keep in control of myself. I have been stalled for about 2 1/2 weeks, but instead of getting discouraged this time, I'm not, I'm upping the exercise. I'm almost at my 50 pound loss mark, which means I'm 1/3 of the way there, so I can imagine how you feel being at almost the 100 pound mark-- I bet you can taste it at this point! I would! Great work. Congrats.

Rettakat said...

Hi Ruby! Guess what?? You are one of the WINNERS of the Spring Challenge!

Christina, at Making Healthy the Norm, has offered a Larabar sample as one of the prizes. I didn't find your email address, so here is hers:
christi.patterson at

Shoot her an email, and you two can get connected. I'm so glad you joined the challenge. It was a long one, but I'm glad we did it. :-)