Sunday, February 21, 2010

Progress Report

Weight: 205lb (clothed) 202lb (naked)
Chest: 45.5 inches
Waist: 41
Hips: 47.5

So it seems like I gained half an inch on my chest and hips, but it could also be that I'm not measuring in the exact right places, or that I'm wearing a different bra - I think the latter is the case, the one I have on is a bit thicker than what I usually wear.

For the last week or so I've been eating nothing but fruit, seeds and nuts. Smoothies, a little coffee (now dairy-free) and some fish, but mostly fruit - oranges, apples, grapes, bananas, berries. I think this has a lot to do with my weight loss. But I haven't been moving around much at all, been depressed and in bed a lot. So, could be muscle loss. Anyway. The good thing is that I haven't given up on my eating plan. I still often feel like not eating at all, but that's okay too. Not much energy, which is both mental and physical, but I have been out of bed the past several days, and I started beading again, which I'm enjoying a lot. It's replacing the reading. I'm watching the Olympics on my computer. Progress on my writing has halted, but I still think I'm going back to it when I have more energy. You wouldn't think writing takes a lot of energy, but it does - the brain consumes a ton of calories.

My pain levels aren't great, somewhere between the worst I've had and the few weeks I was doing really well. I think the B-complex vitamin really helps with the leg pain - I neglected to take it for a few weeks and the leg pain got worse, so I've started taking it again.


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