Friday, September 14, 2007

Day 204 - 156.0

Feeling much better today--thank you all for the well wishes. I'm back at work, planning on a run this afternoon, probably an easy one on the treadmill. The high temp will be back in the mid 80s today and even though that's a lovely number compared to 95, with the sunshine and humidity it will still make for a hot run outdoors, and I'm a wimp when it comes to heat.

So this is two days in a row I've seen 156.0 on the scale. I'm 11 pounds from goal. Counting down every pound now feels like a huge success, since they are getting harder to come by.

I was looking for some Tylenol this morning for my still a bit achy throat and head (usu. I take Advil, but Tylenol seems to help better for this cold stuff), and I found a bottle of Excedrin Migraine that expired in late 2006. It reminded me that I used to take that OTC medicine a lot.

I used to eat so much sugar--I lived on a regular daily diet of Mt Dews, powdered sugar donuts, pop-tarts, candy bars, and cereal--that as soon as the sugar left my body it craved more and would signal that craving through a headache. Usually I'd take 2 or 3 Excedrin Migraines before eating my next serving of sugar/flour/fat foods to make the headache ease up.

Now I only get headaches if I have dark chocolate, a glass of wine, too many pecans, or if I'm sick with a sinus headache, which are all rare occurrences now a days. It's a refreshing side effect of a healthier lifestyle, one that I wouldn't have anticipated but am happy to enjoy.

Another side effect? All my fall shoes are too big. Yes, my feet have lost weight. I am no longer an 8 1/2 but a size 8. Too freaking weird. Good thing I love to shop for shoes.

6 comments:

Vickie said...

TTOM took me totally by surprise - I usually start as soon as you post something - I think we have always been on the same schedule. So, am I early?

ws said...

embrace the heat...

should you ever want to go back to being an 8 1/2 you can have some of my foot fat. I'm a 9-9 1/2. Though my feet are actually kinda narrow - I wanted to buy Crocs last month (just to buy jibbitz) and the 9's were too short but appeared to be twice the width of my feet.

Usually you don't post on the weekends, so good luck on Sunday. You don't need it - you'll do great.

Tigerlilly said...

You would think that the idea of being able to buy a whole new wardrobe and all new shoes would really make dieting so much easier!!

butterflygirl17 said...

Your blog is an inspiration! Thanks!

Lori said...

Great news! I really do understand the shoes. And you'd think it would be exciting but when you don't have a lot of money (or credit), looking for shoes is a pain.

Good luck tomorrow! I'm so proud of you!

Groovybabe said...

Its amazing to see the changes when we lose a significant amount of weight isnt it? I have lost 38lbs to date and my shoe size has gone down a size too, its a amazing really. Good luck reaching your goal!