Monday, October 29, 2007


Well with number 45 looming nearer and nearer I decided to take stock of things.
Thursday I will turn 45... pretty cool huh? I think so.. I mean I graduated another year.. beats the alternative you know... so here I am at 45.. about 30 pounds thinner than last year. getting married in about 20 or so days.. I am actually going to be somebody's mrs. hmmm I like that.. I have waited al long time .. a LONG time... My sweet cousin called me this morning and told me that after the wedding she is going to be calling me twice a week to encourage me to lose at least a pound a week.. I told her about my doctor's visit.. this is what he said... he was happy I had maintained but feels that someone of my height and limitations with exercise really has to be restrictive.. he wants to see me go on the EAT RIGHT OPTI FAST program at the University of Alabama here in Birmingham. ITS VERY expensive over 3,000 dollars to do the 30 week program... I still believe that I can lose this weight by staying with the Mayo Clinic Healthy weight for everyone.. as you know I eat between 1300 and 1400 now.. and will continue to do so until the wedding .. after the wedding I am going to go back to 1000 to 1200 thats how I lost before so if it worked then it will work now.. I also was 2 pounds less than I was the last time I was at the doctor.. I am 185 .. I want to be 132.. so after the wedding.. is when the iron horse comes back.. Not only do I need you guys now.. but boy will I need your encouragement then.. too and I know I will have it.. which makes me know I can do this without drastic measure.. My mom told me today she would pay for another 12 week session for the Mayo Clinic program since that worked so good before.. So I am working on a plan for after the wedding.. My doctor said not to worry about the weight until after the wedding.. keep maintaining as I have been doing and then after the wedding.. work at it... So I do feel a bit better now.. about all that.. and it is always reassuring to have a plan .. I think...

After Erin made her comment .. she is right.. why pay for something I can virtually do for free.. and I do know how to do it.. still would love more opinions about this Optifast program.. here is the link to the info I have... .. I prefer the route I am on.. so any advice or thoughts would be really appreciated.. should I stay.. or should I go..
Hope everyone had a good weekend..
Wish me well
Wish you well too


Erin said...

Hmmm, that seesm like an awful lot of money for something that you can do for free... but you need to do what is best for you.

I think you're doing great! And getting married in 20 days - you seem so calm!!

You must come and tell us all about the wedding when it is over :)

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Scale Junkie said...

You certainly don't look 45, I looked at your picture and thought you were in your late 20's or early 30's.

I know your doctor has your best interest and health in mind but I've always been told that if you lose it slowly you can maintain the weight loss, isn't easier to maintain doing something you can easily follow on your own? I don't know your medical history or his reasons for saying this but I'd rather take a few years to reach goal and stay there than to crash it off quickly and regain. Maybe I'm just thinking of Oprah and her Optifast diet and how quickly she regained.

So 20 days until you are a Mrs.! He must be pretty darn special to have won your beautiful heart. I can't wait to see photos, I know you are going to be a gorgeous bride!!


Too Fat To Fly... said...

Blimmey, I wouldn't have said that you looked anywhere near 45. You sure do look good for your age ;-)

As for your doctor's latest suggestion, mmm, that does sound VERY expensive indeed! I guess he's only trying to be helpful, but at the end of the day, you have to do what's best for you!

I guess it's something that you'll have to ponder over a little bit more?

And hey, only 20 days until the wedding, goodness, that will zoom round in no time! I can't wait to see the photos. As Diana said, you'll certainly make a gorgeous bride :-)


Lins xx