Lol I’m Irish and I see some references we wouldn’t use . Though I’m in the north so we have nhs here!I love all the British references, because it’s fun for me to figure out what everyone is talking about! I’m Canadian, if you didn’t guess by my name. Thank goodness we have universal healthcare too!
Another stone mark lost well done!!!I weighed in a day early by mistake this week on Sunday.
l was 3.2lbs down reversing previous week's gain with a net 1.8lbs down over the past 2 weeks. I was 275.6lbs so 43lbs shed 3st1lb (13.5%) in 5 1/2 months eating well on low carb.
The next day, I was up a lb at 276.6lbs - after a roast dinner including some potatoes (a rare food on my plate these days). So I have left the Sunday weigh in on the record!
Today - Wednesday - 275.6lbs again
My size 24 jeans are feeling looser but not yet enough to wear 22s yet. They're feeling looser than the weight loss would suggest so I think my body is recompositioning itself. I am aiming for high protein and a bit less fat than I have eaten up to now. I love that stage when I can pull my jeans down wthout unbuttoning them! I'm now at the stage where thats true but it's a bit more - so it's annoying as have to hitch them up. i must find my special belt that cinches too big jeans from the belt loops.
My tops are getting ratty from age & frequency of washing and my faves have even got holes or the fabric is deteriorating. They are probably over 10 years old so have done well and my most recent tops were low cost amazon ones 3 years ago. I can't yet shop my wardrobe for skinnier clothes. I looked at lots of websites - so much poorly made dingey coloured badly cut clothing. I have ordered some clothes from Ulle Popken's sale. I like bright "spring" colours with brown and navy blue for basics. I've bought 20-22s - so not sure if they'll fit yet, especially on the arms. My upper arms are very full..... I think that getting clothes to fit my upper arms as my body shrinks will be a problem. I won't have surgery to remove skin. I've seen how very painful it can be (especialy the body lifts removing apron skin) and am not willing to take the risk - as I am the carer for Mr AG.
I need some size 22 high waisted jeans in darkish blue - but Simply Be etc have sold out so I shall wait. I did look in the very big Tescos a week ago - but only "jeggings" in high waisted size 22. They had some regular black trews - nasty fabric and I don't wear black. I find jeans with some lycra the best at the mo, because I can clean and garden in them and they wash well, no ironing needed.
I have a pair of size 20 jeans in the cupboard - not much stretch and I am a long way off getting into those.
I went to the surgery today for a smear and have a referral for a polyp (good looking and shiny apparently - which is good) and an appointment to go back and see the GP about my chest - centrally just below my clavicles (not sure what this area of the body is called), it can get very itchy and it is sort of padded. Maybe it's a fatty lump ...glad I will find out sometime. I am also waiting for a lymphodema appointment and the NHS Weight Management tier 3 programme.
I have only had screening (bowel cancer, smears and mammograms), several antibiotic courses & a few antidepressants prescriptions for most of my adult life, amd recently flu jabs. So it's odd having 4 referrals at once. I am so grateful to live in the UK and have the NHS so I am not stressed about the cost of health care as my former colleagues in the USA are. I just need to find the cash for petrol and parking.
Well done and remember it is you that has achieved this and hold onto that and keep that in mind as you can achieve whatever you know put your mind to!Daily weighing is interesting. I am 274.4lbs today - 2.2lbs over two days to a new low. l have never sustained a way of eating before without weekly meetings or montoring by a clinic when l did a vlcd. So dear Minimins frends, you are my weekly support. Especially Team 50 - and the active members.
Today, I am off for an xray. I am lucky - 62 and this is my first ever Xray. I'll have an ultrasound soon too. l think l may have had one before when they wanted to make sure l didn't have a clot. But l don't really remember. When my new GP asked me if l'd had any unexplained weight loss, she congratulated me as she remembered from our earler phone consultation l am doing low carb. Onwards and downwards.