Wednesday, February 18, 2009


That Thomas, he is such a sport. He gave me a high five even though I didn't hit the 195 mark he had set. I can't be unhappy with a pound and one half. I then went to see Dr. Glatt and on his office scale I weighed 202.3 He again told me how proud he was of me and was smiling the whole visit. I did get a fill. Up to 5cc in the band. Now two days of liquids again to let it settle. I finally remembered to ask him what his goal was for me. He said a BMI of 30. Holy cow!!!! I quickly got the Blackberry out of my purse and that would mean he wants me to go to 159 pounds.
It is really interesting because Thomas and I had talked about that this morning and he said there was no way I should go below about 150 pounds.
When I start to eat regular foods again on Friday I have decided to time my eating meals. I eat too fast! Habits are hard to break. I am just going to really work on that. I am on a real high today. I feel good and I also know I am losing inches right now even though the scale is not dropping faster. Just remind me that a pound a week is good.
I have read that to calculate the minimum number of calories you need you multiply your current or desired weight in pounds by 10 if you're a woman, 11 if you're a man. This number represents your basic calorie needs. 197 X 10 = 1970 calories
I also know it takes 3500 calories to build one pound. I also know I am not supposed to count calories but. . . if I eat around 1600 calories a day (370 calories less) and exercise once (200 calories burned) that equals around 500 calories a day and when one multiplies that by 7 days in a week, one should lose 1 pound a week.
Enough with the math! I just know that in 12 months I could reach Dr. Glatt's goal. I think it is safe to say, that in a year and one half, I could lose 100 pounds. That is long term goal. I need to set a short term for my benefit. I think I will try to weigh 192 on St. Patrick's Day.


Nola said...

I get soooo lost when I try to work out calories and things!! You are doing so well and your doctor sounds so supportive of your efforts!

Nola said...

Me again!! I forgot to say that I eat too fast as well. I know they say not to and to concentrate on eating......but tonight I read a magazine while I ate my dinner and made myself read a page before I could have another

Beth said...

Omg, I would love to weigh 190-ANYTHING! You go, girl!! That is SO fantastic!!!

Reddirt Woman said...

My brain freezes when I see the word calculate. It's one of those weird things left over from childhood's hours. I can do it if I make myself, but I must say I don't make myself calculate anything if I don't have to. I can do pretty good if I watch fat content, and I'm going to need to start watching in again.

Reddirt Woman said...

It's so fun to trim up SueSue and Chloe in different cuts every now and then. I had a friend that had an English spaniel that she gave a mohawk and she was just strutting like Suess and Chloe do... I think that they are just glad that the bath and haircut are done. And they both like it when mom smiles and laughs with them.