Wednesday, December 21, 2005

DIET REPORT

As you can probably guess by my "happy" mood, we both did great for our first week:  I lost 8 pounds, Cliff lost 8 1/2.

Cliff's blood pressure is 9 points lower on the top number and 8 points lower on the bottom.

We've kept up with our half-hour walk five days a week, and we can both tell the calves of our legs have firmed up a lot.  And, we don't get short of breath so easily now.

I've been through this enough to know that we won't be showing this big a loss again in one weeks time, because so much of the initial loss is water weight.  I'd be happy with two or three pounds a week, and in the past, that's pretty much what I've done.  However, we're older now, so I won't expect too much.  When I get down to a certain point, I'll tell you what my starting weight was.

15 comments:

simwarford said...

Congrats! And keep up the good work!

deslily said...

holy moley!  I've never lost that much in a week even with nearly no eating at all!!  It sounds like you will do what you set out to do!!  That's great!

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simwarford said...

PS: Not that I can imagine you actually need to lose weight!

ajoleblon said...

Great!  I will wait until after Christmas before I start any diet regimen.  Too many temptations of sweets around.

mastersblynn said...

Whoo Hoo Great! Keep it up!!!! Pretty soon you will have to change your name to Skinny Mini!!!!Barbara

msecz said...

WOW I have never in my life lost 8# in one week... you both did GREAT. Wish I lived with you so we could all do it together... keep up the good work. Sandra

ora4uk said...

way to go girl....and boy too LOL...nice to get a big start....keep the upbeat mood to continue....Hugs...Ora

readmereadyou said...

That's great. I lost about 15 pounds but it took about three months because I didn't exercise. I just ate 1200 calories a day. Congrats!
Angela

lv2trnscrb said...

WTG for both of your impressive losses! The walking really makes a diference.

betty

madcobug said...

Congrats to you and Cliff. Way to go! Helen

vortexgirl said...

Congrats of course on the weight loss.  Walking is such a great excerise.  I have to have my walkman and back pack to do it though.  The back pack helps keep me balanced and my shoulders back the way they should be or I slump over and my back hurts afterwards.

Did you know your picture is up on the journal page?  Very cool Mosie!

Dianne :)

fierrorachel said...

Congrats, Mom and Dad!  I have lost 1 lb in te past 2 weeks.  WoooHoooo!  OK, so I'm not trying, but 8 lbs sounds great...I'm a tad jealous.  Keep it up.

toonguykc said...

I've lost quite a bit of weight this year also....it was sparked by all the painkillers I took over the Summer for my neck.  By then my stomach had shrunk and now I fill up very fast.  My doc has told me that it's not healthy to lose more than 1.5 lb.s a week.  

Russ

mutualaide said...

Yeah You!!!!

siennastarr said...

Go you!!  Just the exercise itself is a good thing! :)

Jackie