Start Weight: 225lbs (10/2009) Goal Weight: 150lbs

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

wake up call..

took some more "before" pictures.. and wow.. it was upsetting and necessary at the same time..

this past month ..more than anytime in the six months of nutrition visits.. i've really examined how i've left myself get to this point and some of my troubling eating habits..

-i definitely eat when i'm happy ..i'm not a sad/depressed eater

-i'm fast! i've been paying more attention at the dinner table (we've eaten at the table for almost a year and this is something that we'll continue to stick to) and i always finish way before my husband and start making my way for a 2nd helping as he's finishing up.

-i gulp down whatever i'm drinking to almost push my food down faster as i'm eating..what am i rushing for? why must i gulp? it's not like i'm starving..

-eating lunch might help with this whole eating fast/gulping down my dinner..and i've started to eat some lean cuisine meals for lunch..and that's helped..

-it's so hard to get in my 80ish oz of water a day matter how i jazz it up! vitamin water zero's have been popular this week and last..but it's still a struggle..

some things i've done that i'm proud of .. saying no to ice cream .. twice! my husband and his sister & her fiance like to come over at least one a week and we almost always got dairy queen. this week i've said no twice and had a skinny cow instead.. and that wasn't hard to do. surprisingly.

i've stopped eating anything my son doesn't finish..and stopped the "one for me and one for you" mentality!

i tried weight watchers (again).. because i was so determined to get the 18lbs off to start my surgery at an even 200..but that's not working out so well.. i seem to over think food on those days and feel hungry when i'm really not.

so it's been an up and down week..

and here's a vain question..

the belly pooch/fupa(spelling?) that hangs over my lady area.. has that gotten smaller for anyone that's out there in bloggy land..? i feel like it's going to hang out there forever ..and it's the one thing that i'm the saddest ..just curious..

i'll share these before pics (well..some of them) when i have some comparison pics!


  1. I am not sure what a fupa is but I had 3 csections and have a large pounch that hangs over and down.. HMMM that sounds interesting.. I have noticed that I lost weight in my face and that area. I feel this is where the most loss has come from.. Hope that helps. LOL

  2. Um mine never got smaller - so I had a tummy probably saw my way too graphic recent blog about it!

  3. I have noticed that even after losing 20 lbs, by pooch overlap is noticably smaller. Don't get me worng, I could still probably shelter a small animal from a rain storm with my pooch, but it is getting smaller and less "flabby".

  4. I'm not looking forward to doing my before pictures either. But at least once they are done, we'll hopefully never be our before picture again.

  5. Hi Kristen,

    I just found your blog through Vanessa's (Dinnerland) and wanted to say hi and that I will be Following you!

    Sounds like you will be having your Surgery SOON!! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear when it will be!

    Debi: hawaiiboundbandster

  6. So maybe there's a small chance that it might shrink a little bit?? :0)

    @Drazil- I might just have to do the TT ..but that looks like a whole lot of pain..and I hate pain..

    @Debi- Hi there! :) Thanks for following along..I'm going to check your blog out today too!

  7. HA! I know what a fupa is, sadly. Cover your eyes if you are easily offended: Fat Upper Pu$$y Area.

    Mine is bad. BAD. BAD. I've lost 40 lbs and it's still bad. But I have a long way to go, so I have no idea. I hope it at least becomes manageable. UGH!