And the Beat Goes On…

If you, dear reader, are familiar with Sonny and Cher (I am really dating myself now, aren’t I?) you will recognize the song from which this title comes.

What is going on for me though is a slight change: “And the weight goes on…”

LOL. I am still working on getting back to the treadmill. I have plans to start making a chart to encourage me to use it. At the end of each week that I have followed the plan, I will allow myself one treat of some sort. Just to entice me to exercise.

There are many tricks that one can use to change bad habits like watching a lot of TV and sitting too much into good ones.

Gaining

Okay, so I have gained some weight. I started two medications in the past few months, both of which can contribute to weight gain. I look forward to that leveling off though, and soon I hope! I weighed 131 pounds last weigh in.

Time to Weigh In!

Oh my but this blog has been neglected. It is now 2016, nearly the end of March. I weighed 126.2 pounds today. I have been careful what I eat and I use the treadmill, not always as often as I should, but I try. I want to reach about 125.0 pounds and maintain that weight.

Had a bone density test the other day, and I am waiting for the results. I have started to take Calcium and Vitamin D.

Weight

I gained some weight over the holidays, reaching 136.0 pounds by mid-February, long after the treats and goodies from the season were all gone.

I started on Tamoxifen recently, and continue to use the treadmill and weight machine. Sometimes Tamoxifen will cause weight gain and sometimes it will cause weight loss! On March 2, I weighed 134.4 pounds, down from 136.0. I have been eating better during the day – a salad and slice of high fibre bread with butter and either ham slice or low cal process cheese. A low calorie yogurt and small Del Monte fruit cup (fruit packed in water) is an alternate lunch which I find very satisfying. Of course, an apple or pear mid-afternoon, to get me through until dinner.

I love my coffee, with sugar and half and half. Those calories do add up though. Instead, I’ve begun having green tea and peppermint tea in the afternoon, with a ‘reward’ of a decaff coffee before dinner.

 

No Weigh in This Week

I haven’t weighed myself this week.¬† Between the Christmas preparation and having husband home for holidays, I just didn’t have the time. I am making a chocolate cheesecake tomorrow (!) so I do not expect to maintain weight or lose over the next week or two. That’s okay, the new year is coming with it’s resolutions and a new start. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I do plan to post some example menus of the foods I have eaten while working on weight loss soon.

Missed the Weigh In

I didn’t weigh in this week. I have plans to check my weight this coming week and then post some information on the menus I have used for weight loss over the past year or so.

Down Again, Just a Little

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On Wednesday, my usual check in day, I weighed 124.2 so down .2 from December 6th.

I don’t know that¬† it’s a big difference, but for me it is.

When you come down from 179 pounds, a .2 is a difference.

I have not been trying to lose weight so much as trying to maintain weight this time of year.

I had a nice filling meal at the Christmas party without a lot of guilt!

We will see how things go over the next few weeks.

I have had a lot of pain in my arms so the weight machine is off limits for a bit, but I will use the treadmill again starting on Sunday.