Yesterday was my 3 month follow up visit - with my weight loss program. The Doc was elated. He was tickled that someone has actually stuck to the program. He had that I lost 37 pounds, but according to my logs here I've only lost just a few ounces over 30 pounds, 4 of those this week! I must have been wearing heavy clothes during my first visit. My blood pressure is also coming down, thankfully. He encouraged me to continue the cleansing program until my next visit in three more months. I expressed my frustration about the platues that my body likes to hit and he said that my body needs those. He said it has to 'catch up'. The liver needs time to figure out the new information and metabolism rate. It's a good sign, says he. He said that eventually my body will platue out and stick to it, and that will be the healthy weight for me....
"I don't get to pick it?" I whined.
"Nope, you don't get to pick it." He laughs.
I have to say that I have noticed some things:
Since I had missed church for two Sundays in a row (I wasn't skipping out, they were for good reasons!) people hadn't seen me for essentially 3 weeks, there must have been some change in me over those weeks. The comments I get are interesting, and when I base them on something a friend told me a while back, they kind of make sense. She told me that when she looked at me she never saw me as 'fat' - that's how I saw myself.
So maybe she's right, because these are some of the comments, "I don't think I've ever seen you with your hair down.", "You look younger." (that was by two people and one of them wasn't drunk!), "You have a glow." (No! I can't be pregnant:-) , "You're a lot taller than I thought." "Did you do something to your hair?" - plus I got a cat call when I was out walking yesterday. It's like people (except you who read my blog and know!) can't quite figure out what's different about me.
Other things I have noticed - there's nothing in my closet that is too small for me anymore. It's easier for me to get up in the morning and keep my energy up, but I'm still dead tired by 9:00pm! I am a happier person. I am able to do my liquid fasts easier now, food isn't as important (unless it's Tuesday night and I am wanting chocolate cake....we made a very good one! I was able to eat one piece and walk away.) I'm scared that the morning after I eat chocolate cake that I will have gained 5 lbs, I was relieved when I had actually lost.
I don't want to become absorbed and overly focused on my weight, that's why I wanted my weigh in days to be on Thursdays and not mess with the scale on other days. I need to get back to that, I need to enjoy the ride and not worry about how fast it's coming off or how long the platues last, I'm not racing anyone.
Thanks for all your support and kind words of encouragement!