Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A weigh-in & an explanation

I'm down 2.6 pounds this week, for a total of 5.4 pounds. Only 38.6 pounds to go!

What I did was I cut out most carbs, eating only a very small amount of whole grains. I still ate fruit, but only two hours after a meal or half an hour before a meal. I know it sounds insane, but it works (this is advice from the SugarBusters! plan that I used to lose 30 pounds previously). I cut out chocolate for the first five days and then added it back in, in the form of a square of dark chocolate in the evenings.

Life was getting unmanageable without chocolate.

I exercised one time -- went for a half hour walk. Strenuous, I know! I plan to start my real exercise program this week.

I had a cheat meal at a restaurant in Mountain View called Cascal, which I adore. Everything there is delicious. Paella, empanadas, ceviche, mai tais, and a chocolate souffle cake that slayed me. Worth every calorie.


So!

Yesterday I put up a very vague post, and I'm sorry for that because it's annoying when people do that. I'm very stream-of-consciousness on here, and because I felt that at least part of what I was thinking of wasn't my story to tell, and that it is a painful story at that, I should just button my lip. 

But today I'm going to tell you.

I referred to a revelation. The revelation was that I may have been pregnant five years ago, about five weeks after my wedding. The night before my mother-in-law passed away I became very ill and was up all night vomiting from what I thought was food poisoning. At one point I decided I was probably going to die, so I should probably just give up and lie down on the bathroom floor, where I passed out. The mystery of my food poisoning was that my husband had eaten all the same things that I had that day, and hadn't gotten sick. It's still certainly possible that it was food poisoning, but I had the realization that it also could have been a pregnancy -- something that never occurred to me during what was one of the most stressful times in my life.

Obviously, if I was pregnant, it didn't work out.

For reasons known only to my warped brain (which isn't talking), this thought led to another thought, and another thought, and another, and then I came up with the idea to write a memoir of sorts. Which may sound ridiculous, but it is what it is.

Justin Bieber did it, and so can I.

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your loss!

    I am trying the 17 day diet (http://deniserandomthoughts.blogspot.com/p/17-day-diet.html) and in the last 30 days or so (I cheated a bit on a trip) I've lost 7 pounds. I know it doesnt seem like a lot, but it is a healthier way, and hopefully will stay off! I understand about the fruit & carbs!! This is the first diet I've tried that is actually working. I am so happy. I hope you are too!

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  2. Thanks Denise! I have a long way to go but I am definitely pleased with the results so far. My jeans are fitting just a little looser, which always makes me smile.

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  3. And Justin Bieber has never been pregnant... Think back to what you had done that month, see what the pattern is.

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  4. you are just really cute! and i'm so proud of you. and yes, YES you should write that memoir. i mean if both snooki and the bieber have a book out on the shelves, so should you... ;) and you will.

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