Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weight Loss Regression

The opposite of Progress.
I've been cruising along lately and have had no major setbacks on my quest to get down to 220 pounds.
I've done quite well over the last year doing this my way and not worrying about "cheating" or anything like that.  I've had bad days and I've had bad weeks but I always right the path after I've gotten it out of my system.

Since my first visit to the dentists office last week where we started my work I have now gained back 5 pounds.
Ugh, that sucks.
5 pounds.
This is the biggest gain I have had since I started changing the way I'm eating.  5 pounds is at least 2 weeks worth of progress and quite an annoying setback.
It also might not be the end of it all since I'm still getting more work done and currently cannot eat tasty solids.  I've been living mostly off Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Noodle Soup which appears to be an unhealthy way to go.

I cannot wait for the day when I can eat my salad every day again, when I can snack on my fruits and veggies and have a sensible meal for dinner and see results.  See this weight come off instead of watch the scale slowly climb back in the other direction.

This really bugs the shit out of me, which in all honesty never happened in the past.

Previously if I were to lose weight for whatever reason, I never thought twice about the weight going back on after I gave up on my diet and/or exercise.  This time it's different.  I constantly monitor myself for changes.  I have been taking pride in my results and going backwards hurts my pride a bit.
I was looking forward to getting down to my goal before Summer hit.
I was looking forward to bragging about hitting that benchmark that I set for myself before visitors started coming into town.
Now here I am adding some back on to make it that much harder to achieve my goal.
Screw you bad teeth.  Just heal and get it over with so that I can start eating properly again and start taking this excess weight off again.

In other news it appears as though I had an attack of the Spam last night.
I just went through and deleted 7 comments posted on various entries of mine and pretty much all of them dealt with payday loans.  WTF?
Oh well.  This doesn't happen very often so I'll just let it slide.


  1. Have you thought about blending up some protein shakes? I usually start with powdered Muscle Milk. You can use water or skim milk. Then blend in fresh fruit. My concern is with sugar and carbs, so I usually use water rather than milk, and berries rather than bananas, etc. I also add almond butter for added calories and protein. You can mess with what you put it, depending on what your diet goal is. But it's usually petty filling and can be low-cal if you want it to be (500 calories or so).

    1. one of the next things that I'm buying is a new blender.
      My old one died and I need to replace it.

      This way I can make smoothies and protein shakes and the like.
      I haven't thought about ingredients yet, but I guess until I actually buy the new blender I've got a bit of time to figure that out.

    2. Yeah; I'd make sure to get one that crushes ice well. At least for me, that's the key to a tolerable, healthy, smoothie or protein shake.

    3. I'll look into that.
      Crushes Ice and makes Tasty.

      That should be written right on the box si?

  2. Do you like applesauce? That's what I survived on when I had multiple dental issues. I'm not sure if the calories and sugar amount, but I wasn't concerned about that. You could also try yogurt.

    Another issue might not be what you're eating, but your activity level since then. I know you've mentioned taking a pain pill two hours after you shift started. Doing anything while your face hurts makes the pain so much worse, which makes you more sedentary. So, that might have something to do with it.

    1. I can have it once in a while but I'm not a huge fan of it generally speaking

  3. Anyone need a payday loan? No credit check, up to $1,000.

    1. Hmm, I need $7500.
      Can I get 7 friends to each take out $1000 from you with no intention to pay it back?