According to my scale, I've lost about 10 pounds, according to the doctor's scale the other day, I haven't. I like mine better lol. I was higher than I'd ever been before and nothing I was doing was working to get back to my goal weight. Since the surgery and then stopping nursing, it's been a constant steady climb.
I was on my feet at day camp for Cub Scouts almost all last week and I also got a special plate from my chiropractor, who also does rehab (for my herniated discs in my neck) and fitness. It's a proportion plate, with sections for your protein, fruits, veggies, and carbs, as well as fats/sugar. It has a lid to help control the "thickness" of your portions. It's nice, because I don't have to measure or count anything. I can eat anything I want, as long as it fits in the section. It came with a booklet that helps explain how to figure out things like Mexican or Chinese, that have all the different things mixed together.
It does recommend gradually switching from full fat to low fat, but I haven't done that. From what I've seen, when something is low in one thing (fat, salt, sugar) it is high in the other two or has fake stuff in it. It also says diet pop, but I don't do anything diet. I've been really good avoiding pop, and brewing my own sweet tea (making a sweet tea syrup - add a bit to ice water, to taste and stays fresher in the fridge and takes up less room in a smaller bottle), with a little less sugar than some might put in it. The rest of the time, I've been drinking water.
The sweet tea syrup recipe is pretty simple, boil three cups of water, with 9 tea bags, and 3 cups of sugar. Take out the tea bags, boil a bit longer, to thicken it up to a syrup. However, this last time, I only put in 2 cups of sugar - still tastes good. Might reduce it a bit more next time. I usually only have one glass of it at lunch.
It's working better than the Sparkspeople website I was using. It was such a pain to figure out how many calories were in things, especially when most of the foods listed are convenience foods, rather than home cooked.
So far, so good. I've had a couple cheats, like the dinner at church on Sunday, and a bit of ice cream, but I left out one serving of carb at supper that night.
So as of now, 20 pounds to go my goal weight! - according to MY scale. As long as my favorite jeans fit again soon, I'll be happy
I'm also tracking my measurements, and some have improved
. My doctor will also help me with a workout program after we finish the rehab for my neck. I've been doing stretches and light weights for my neck/arms. Nothing to help the stomach area, yet - which is my biggest problem.