Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Shout for JOY!

I am so excited! I went to Dr. Hendricks office today for my weigh in. I lost another 7 pounds in the past two weeks. It is amazing and I am so happy. I secretly wanted it to be more, and was slightly disappointed, but then I was reminded I am only supposed to be losing about 3.5 pounds a week. So I am right on target. I am sure there are people out there that want to shoot me because I am complaining about "only" losing 7 pounds. Don't get me wrong, I am ecstatic, but I am an over achiever and I want to be "above average". So it is just me and please know I am happy as a clown with my results. My BMI has gone from 41.5 down to 35 and I have lost 6 inches off my waist. I was told that most people on this plan lose an average of 12 pounds a month. It hasn't even been two months yet and I have lost 35 pounds. So I am way above average.

Everyone at Dr. Hendricks office is so nice and supportive. I felt like a "Queen" when I was there today. They are so complimentary and just kept telling what an awesome job I have done. So I told them about this blog and I told them they can share it with other patients and staff members. If I can be of any help to anyone I am all for it. I hope that I can be an inspiration to others on this plan and other weight loss programs too. I think each person needs to research and find what works best for them. The bottom line is eating right and exercise. Oh exercise is so important. I am so lucky that I have my brother George, his wife Amy, and his two girls to go walking with. It makes a difference to have people to go with. Perhaps through this blog, if there are other patients of Dr. Hendricks reading it we could start a walking group. We could meet at a specific time each night and go walking. I think it would be a great support for everyone and we could share what works for us and help those that are struggling. So any of you out there that are interested and live in the Roseville area post a comment and let me know.

Anyway, back to Dr. Hendricks staff... I really needed the positive feedback today more than ever. My appointment was at 9:30 a.m. and already I had had a very stressful day. Hard to imagine it could go downhill so fast. Of course it was work issues and I was jolted out of a deep sleep at 6:15 a.m. with someone calling in sick. My first instinct was to cancel the three different appointments I had this morning and rush to work. But I am sick of being held hostage by my job, so I decided that others are going to have to learn to step up. I can't always come to the rescue. Anyway, after various calls on my cell phone and e-mails back and forth everything got worked out. But, I got all worked up and upset about some things that were said and so you know me. If I can't vent....well then it just sucks! So, poor George had to listen to me the entire way home from Sacramento Jaguar where we dropped off his car, all the way to Kate's school. Total time of about 30 minutes of listening to me rag and rag and rag..... George is such a champ. He knows just to be quiet and let me ramble on. Then we had to rush to Dr. Hendricks office for me to make it to my appointment on time. As we got out of the car I was still a little fired up and I said, "If I don't weigh in at 225, I am going home and eating a piece of that pizza that is in the fridge". George said "Come on Amy, you are not going to do that and I am not going to let you". So I went into my appointment stepped on the scale and it said 227. I was so disappointed, but then they said I lost 7 pounds and when I did the math figured I was right on target. So too bad, no pizza for me. Actually, good thing no pizza for me. I don't want to get off track. I have sacrificed too long and passed by so many temptations, I can't let a few remarks send me to the kitchen. So my whole point of this rant I am on, is that I am so thankful to the staff at Dr. Hendricks. For their encouragement, their praise, their excitement and amazement at what I have done. I needed that more than anything today and I am just so thankful.

Then I came home and read a comment on my last blog from Andrea's friend Lucy. It was so nice of her to take the time to read my blog and comment on it. I was just touched and it made me feel good. My goal today is when I go into work at 3:00 I am going to find something to compliment each employee and each customer that comes into the store. Today several people have said things to me that changed my whole outlook on the day. I want to pass that on.


jethrojones said...

Great job on being on track. That is really great that you are doing so well. I really like how your good experiences are adding to your goodness as a human being. I actually wrote about that on my education blog today.

Reuel said...

way to go honey. I am so proud of you. it is great that you are right on target. Why don't you get a bike so you can keep up with george. I am worried about you hurting your knee like you did last time you went to hard. i love you and love your blog.
Dad and Ana

Reuel said...

p.s. I have been waiting all day to hear how you did

andrea said...

Good job Amy! You are doing great. Thank goodness you have George to listen to you. This is all so exciting.

Lucy said...

You can feel your happy day through your blog. What a nice post. Congratulations on another successful week!