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…I actually have 61 pounds to lose to get back into my healthy weight area.

Well…shit!  How the heck did that happen??   I am not a binge eater.  I really do not have an unhealthy relationship with food.  I don’t think about it all the time, don’t plan my next meal while eating my current meal, I literally have to remember to eat.  I maintained a 75 pound weight loss for almost 10 years so I am aware of what to eat, what is healthy, portion sizes and all that jazz.  My theory??

  • Pills
  • Menopause
  • Alcohol
  • Zero CONSISTANT Exercise over the past 18 months

Gonna test this theory for the next three months.  I went on ahead and joined Weight Watchers with my Mom.  It will be a nice outing on a weekly basis to get weighed and held accountable.  I have been off the weight gaining pills (antidepressants and HRT) for approximately three weeks and  now only on blood pressure medicine and thyroid meds because I actually need those to continue to function in the upright position.  The antidepressants were definitely not weight neutral (wanted nothing but fried foods, sugar, alcohol, bread and really had no desire to move at all) and the HRT…well damn damn damn…no hot flashes and kinda stable but I gained 25 pounds in a month and my hair was falling out.  I am now taking the natural menopause formula vitamins and powering through the night sweats and hot flashes.  Drinking?? No biggie…I really don’t like to drink and it triggers the power surges anyway.  I am tired of people looking at me with the “OMG..she is having a heart attack!” look.  Especially when I am out trying to party and have a good time…no I do not need to sit down…BUT I do need to take these hot ass clothes off and find a fan!  Hint- Ice in bra works WONDERS!

Speaking of hot flashes…I am in the middle of one right now.  I really just want to break the hands of my coworkers that touch the thermostat in this office.  It is 65 degrees outside not 35…there really isn’t ANY reason to set the heat at 74 fecking degrees.  Oh well…this is my welcome back home.  People here are extremely thin blooded…as hot as I get these hot flashes SHOULD count as exercise…JEEZ!  It is hot as panther piss in this mofo!

Moving on…what was I talking about? Oh yeah…Weight Watchers!  I signed up for three months of meetings and I will be trying their new, improved, bright and shiny Points Plus program.  I think the difference is the way they are coming up with the points this time.  The higher the protein the lower the points.  They still want you to make like a rabbit and consume copious amounts of fruits and vegetables so those are still 0 point foods.  I have always been of the opinion that NOBODY got fat off eating a fruit or a veggie…good to know that The New Improved Bright and Shiny Weight Watchers feels the same way about impersonating a bunny.

I am not sure if ANYONE follows this blog and if they do THANK YOU for reading.  If my experiences can help anyone and/or make them laugh (I tend to be straightforward with my thinking…look back at my Taebo posts 🙂 ) that is a victory for me.  Please feel free to comment…I read them all and I also answer them.  I will regale you with tales of my weight losing, hot flashing, exercising self.  I’ve done this before so I know it is possible.

One more thing…I have to tear this band-aid off real quick….

WHAT IS MY STARTING WEIGHT??

sigh…

201.2

OUCH! That stung…but that is a full 201 pounds of happy bright and shiny Rob. Seriously…I’m really that fabulous, People. 🙂  Plus today is the last day that I will be there…

61 pounds to go…let’s see what giving Weight Watchers $114.00 and paying Planet Fitness $21.00 a month will take me!

Later!

 

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