I’m usually not thrilled about being wrong, but today I’ve made an exception. My doctor’s appointment yielded the good news of a 3.5 pound loss since my last weigh in. Though I’m still not quite believing my success, I’ve learned that doing things right the majority of the time still brings results. I guess all of those beach walks added up to negate some of my overindulgence.
Today marked my 20th week on Optifast and the beginning of my transition to the Weight Wise program where for the next two months I’m monitored through bi-weekly visits and counseling, and am only using two Optifast products per day. The best part of this transition was getting measured and photographed for my “after” picture. Unfortunately, my scanner isn’t working, so, I’ve attempted to photograph the print out that I was given today. Please excuse the quality of the photos.
All totaled, I’ve lost 53.5 pounds, so far! I’ve also lost 11 inches from my hips, 12 inches from my waist, four inches from my chest, and three inches from my arms and legs! My BMI began at 38 and is now at 28–that’s going to add a few years, or more to my life!
I also discovered today that my blood pressure is REALLY low. I had been on a 50 mg dose of blood pressure medication that was reduced to 25 mgs about a month ago. Today, after three BP readings that averaged out to 92/67, I was taken off of ALL blood pressure medication!! (My energy level is sure to return soon!) I also take medication for acid reflux that has been reduced, and my nightly inhaled steroid for my asthma is being reduced next month after allergy season ends.
After today’s results, and after seeing my “before” picture, I’m feeling so much more motivated. I’m heading to the gym early in the morning to get a good start on my day. I want to once again thank all of my blogging buddies for being such a huge source of support and inspiration through all of this. I truly feel accountable to you all and I appreciate all of your kind words of encouragement.
Have a wonderful sleep (or maybe breakfast–depending on your time zone)!