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'No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it's tragic.'
-Carrie Fisher


It's funny really. I was just grousing to myself the other day that I'm still on such a burdensome calorie restriction and yet, the numbers on the scale didn't seem to be changing any. I had realxed things quite a bit while at Gamehole con, but even then I wasn't eating anything near what would have been 'normal' during my regular diet. I'm not sure if I posted this at some point but the dietician at Barnabus transplant center said that she thought I was already in the zone where weight would not be a problem as far as a transplant goes and she had suggested I move my calorie intake to a more sustainable level, which for my weight would have been around 2600 calories a day. I remember thinking to myself that this woman was freaking crazy. I didn't express that thought but my potassium levels from the most recent blood test was 5.6 while normal is 3.5 to 5.2. This was taken in late October after I had already been on this diet for over 2 months and the levels were still high while basically eating less than 1200 calories a day. I'm pretty sure that doubling my calorie intake would send the numbers through the roof and probably induce a trip to the emergency room. About the only thing I've discovered that actually has 0 potassium in it is Wonder Bread. I guess I could eat a loaf of Wonder Bread a day but in addition to blowing past my sodium restrictions, it just seems like a terrible idea.

So back to the weight issue....I had checked my weight post gamehole con and it seemed to be holding steady at around 283 (with clothes and wallet and phone). It stayed there even a week after returning which I took as sort of disheartening but maybe it was just the extra water weight making its way slowly out as I ended up having more salt than I probably should have on the trip. There was some bacon and sausage that made its way into my orifice. Anyway, I weighed myself this morning and it looks like I'm down to 274, which is close to the lighest I've ever been in the past while doing diets. I know I never managed to break the 270 barrier so this could be a pretty monumental step into unexplored territory. I know Thanksgiving will probably be a problem so I've been trying to prepare for it the past couple days by reducing my intake of everything. All I had yesterday was 4 pieces of Wonder Bread and some popcorn. I'm planning to do the same thing again today and hope that any depredations tomorrow don't send me careening off into a ditch.

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