Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

This whole weight loss thing has all of the above!

The Good:

I can now put on my seat belt when I get into the driver's seat of the car without having to struggle to get it under the steering wheel!

I have fewer chins than before!

I can put on my sneakers and fasten them without turning blue in the face and nearly passing out in the process!

The Bad:

I've hit a plateau.....haven't dropped a pound in 4 days;  in fact, I've gained one!  Yikes!

Whenever I see a pizza commercial on tv, I start to salivate!

When eating at a restaurant with my son and his family, I gave serious thought to wrestling a french fry out of my grandson's hand!

The Ugly:

My abdomen doesn't jut out as far, but it hangs lower.  (Of course, this might be a good thing because it hides the fact that my hoo-ha is nearly bald!)

Where I should have triceps, I now have low hanging flab.  (Also could be a good the right amount of wind, I might become airborne!)

I suspect that if I reach my goal weight, when naked I may resemble a Shar-Pei (except for the blue-black tongue!)



Stephen Hayes said...

Oh come on! Baskin Robbins must have a flavor of ice cream that will turn your tongue blue and black. Sugar free of course.

dbs said...

Just enjoy it! It's all good.

River said...

The good is all good, the bad will become good as soon as the plateau passes, and it will, just don't be wrestling any french fries from little kids.
The ugly, well, that's just plain ugly. The worst part of losing weight is the sagging skin. If it isn't too bad, you can just sort of tuck it in to your clothes somehow, but if there is a lot it may need surgical removal.
I've seen that on some of those "embarrassing bodies" TV shows.
But the best part is you ARE losing weight and doing it without staple or bypass surgery.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...I have nothing to add to River's fine comment other than.... bad is a state of mind and only you ever get to see the ugly... so that too is up to you! Just keep thinking about the reaching sneakers and wrapping belts thing... &*> YAM xx

The Dose of Reality said...

I am so proud of you for sticking with it! I'm right there with you! I've currently lost 40 pound but I've been on a plateau for THREE MONTHS. It seems like I can't do anything to get over the hump...but I'm not giving up, just pressing on. I, too, will look like a shar pei if all goes according to plan...FINGERS CROSSED!! --Lisa

Merlesworld said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so don't look in the mirror in the nude, bye wonderfully stylist clothes and look in the mirror in them, they hide all the flabby bits.
Do you feel better, have you more energy thats always plus.
You are doing well and I admire you.
Merle............ said...

I'm in total denial at the moment Eva. I am trying not to look into any mirrors imagining instead that I'm still that slim person that I once was. My "moment of truth" is when I try to stand up and my bones won't work! Help!!!

Sue said...

I hear ya. Why does skin have to lose its elasticity once you're over 50?


PS. Congrats on the weight loss, though. It's good to leave some of the burden behind, isn't it? I am slowly losing, too. Wish I could speed things up, but my fat seems to have a mind of its own.

rosaria williams said...

I see that you've not lost any sense of humor...

Eddie Bluelights said...

These things take time!!
. . . . and don't forget muscle is heavier than fat! You might be getting more exercise without realising it!

EstheticGoddess said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Love that you are seeing the humor in it and I can picture you becoming airborne! That really would be cool!

Eva Gallant said...

Stephen: I'm sure you are right!

dbs: Maybe!

River: Thanks for the words of encouragement...and to tell you the truth, at 70 years of age, I'm not really going to concern myself with sagging skin. I just want to get healthy!

Yamini: I'm trying my best!

Lisa: This morning (Friday) I have lost the pound I gained!

Merle: Good advice, and thanks.

retiredandcrazy: I feel your pain..that's where I was when I decided it was time to do something about it!

Sue: Even rubber bands wear out with age, I guess.

Rosaria: If I ever lose my sense of humor, shoot me immediately!

Eddie: Thanks for the ray of hope!

EG: My flab sending me airborne would be cheaper than Delta!