Monday, January 17, 2011

Tearin Off The Muffin Top

Once again it's Monday.  Mondays are always a beginning for me.  I would never consider starting something on any other day of the week.  I don't want to make this blog about weight loss, but I do need a little inspiration.  I read "Heir to Blair," and I love it!  She's so witty and just all around great.  Anyway...she does "McFatty Mondays" where she weighs in and chronicles her weight loss journey.  She challenged her readers to do the same.  I feel like this is something I can do.  Luckily I only have like 6 readers. 


Last January I hit my highest weight ever of 250 lbs.  I freaked out.  That was way too much!  So in February my doctor put me on a medicine called phentermine to help me lose the weight and hopefully get me out of the dangerous weight range.  It was the greatest thing ever!  I basically sat on my ass all day and lost weight.  Supposedly, it blocks the receptors in your brain that tell you that you are hungry.  There were some days that I hardly ate at all.  I lost 35 lbs.  Everyone was like "Wow! You look amazing"  Among the side effects: extreme mood swings, restlessness, pounding heartbeats, anxiety.  It was basically like being on speed.  I didn't know what to do with all the energy.  I could tell that it was affecting me negatively though.  It just didn't feel natural.

It was just so easy that I never even wanted to go to the gym.  Why do that when I had lost 35 lbs doing nothing.  Once I finished my prescription, I thought I could keep it up.  Yeah, that didn't happen.  I was getting married in 2 months and had way too much to do.  I thought it would be just that easy to at least maintain the weight loss.  It took years to gain all that weight, it couldn't possibly get back up that high that quickly.

I got married in June and fell into a post wedding funk.  I couldn't believe all that planning and fun stuff was over.  I spent the majority of my days looking at cute pictures and making decisions.  It was over and that made me sad.  Well for me, funk means food.  Food and I bonded over the last 7 months.  Long story short, I'm basically back where I started out.  I know that it is possible to get my weight back down. I just need to work for it.

Today is McFatty Monday and this is me.  Don't judge. 


  1. You can do it! Can't wait to follow your journey, I'm working on it too!

    I'm your newest follower, stop by and say hi!

  2. You will do great! I checked out the blog you mention and I think you should sign up to do the Ogden Marathon with us. Ok, ok, fine if you think it's too big of a leap then do the half with Crystal! Blair is doing a race. I can give you the training plan I made for Crystal....

    All the luck!