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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Writing a weight-loss blog is like...

...a chore?  ...much more interesting when you're losing weight?

I used to write a few times a week.  Actually for the first few months, I posted DAILY.  I can't imagine having that much to say anymore.  Losing weight was exciting and it gave me lots to write about.  Maintaining weight is boring. 

Lately I haven't been losing anything.  It has been weeks and weeks since the scale went down.  The lowest I've seen is 165.4.  The week after I hit that number, I was back to 167.2 which is what I weighed on Friday.  I was still logging my food when I had the gain and there was no reason for it.  Pooh!  I have been kind of discouraged since then.  I even had some major activity like Father's Day weekend when we put a new roof on my house, but it didn't make any difference.  Wah!

So other than that there isn't much going on in my food life except I have quit drinking soda again.  I just don't like the way the carbonation feels in my stoma.  It makes me feel like I constantly have to burp and then when I do burp, I get an icky taste in my mouth.  So I've switched to ice tea.  That doesn't make for a very interesting blog post, though.

My girls and I spent the weekend goofing around in Salem over the weekend.  It was my first weekend off (other than roofing weekend) in several weeks.  We had fun.  We spent Saturday at Enchanted Forrest.  Here's a picture of me:



The last time we were there was last August when I was just over 200 lbs.  Here's a picture:



 

21 comments:

Ronnie said...

I struggle with finding stuff to write about as well, and I am still only about halfway through the "weight loss" part of the journey.

The good news is, you look great. :)

Debbie said...

I have trouble finding stuff to write about as well and I have also been having problems getting the scale to move.

Darlin1 said...

Amanda..................look how skinnyyyyyyyyyyy you are!!!

Leslie said...

You look so great. We like to hear from you so blog about anything!

Jacquie said...

You look so skinny Amanda....duh, you are skinny!

Lonicera said...

Bet you never thought you'd be described as lanky! Wish I was. You look absolutely wonderful. I got very bored with blogging about the lapband, and I'm not doing particularly well anyway. So I decided to write stories instead, and loving every minute of it.
Caroline

Lyla said...

I can see right through your thighs to the wall behind, skinny!

The icky burpy feeling with soda/beer isn't worth it to me, either. Sometimes on a super-hot day I miss an icy Diet Dr. Pepper, but I know it will not feel good so I don't even try.

~Lisa~ said...

You look absolutely beautiful!! Slim and healthy! I sometimes find it difficult to think of ideas to blog aboutm especially when the journey is slow. It's taken over a year to get through the pre lap banding process so I fill in the blanks with life stuff..

-Grace- said...

You are tiny---no matter what the scale says!

MandaPanda said...

What a wonderful progress pic! I don't think anyone's blog is strictly about weight loss. I know mine sure isn't. I found blogging to be very therapeutic about all areas of my life and allows me to work through some stuff that have nothing to do with my weight. I may be boring people but they don't have to read if they don't want to.

Ms. M said...

I so want to go to Enchanted Forest. Every stinkin time we drive by there it is closed or we don't have time to make a stop there for a day.

I've been having a hard time writing lately, not because I don't know what to write about, but because I feel a bit like a fraud when I think about writing my "tips" or whatever when the scale is climbing. I know its the injury causing it, but still it feels weird.

I agree with the others... write about other things too. :)

Lee Ann said...

You look so wonderful! If that's what bored looks like, I can't wait!!!

Cat said...

Awww Amanda we totally miss you!!! But I understand that just loving life at goal takes time and your girls and your roof etc etc. You look absolutely FAB in your pic. So very glad for you! Please post when you can though we miss ya!

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What a story

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The life becomes very difficult with overweight.Its nice to see you in smart pics and i hope that you will be feeling really good.
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