I've really only lost three pounds this month.
I need to work harder to do it.
I know I will get there, I'm not really discouraged, just a little sad and frustrated, but realistic and still hopeful.
Here are my numbers
Starting Weight: 320
Last Recorded Weight 224
Today's Weight 221
Last four weeks, lost 3 lbs
Total weight loss, 99 lbs
So since my stomach virus a couple weeks back when I got to 101 pounds lost, I fluctuated between 220 and 224 (so frustrating). I am down to 221 and feel that's a more real number than my post-virus loss was. My 9 month appointment is coming up in two weeks and I so wanted to be under 200 by then. Short of losing 21 pounds in two weeks, I'm thinking this isn't going to happen. I'm hoping I'll be under 200 by my year appointment.
This new job is kicking my behind! There's so much to learn and so much to do...frankly, I feel a little over my head. But this is how I always feel with a new job.
So I made some really yummy-stick-to-your-ribs steel-cut oats the other day and thought I'd share the recipe. Excuse the pictures, it doesn't look as appetizing as it really tastes :D. It's not the best protein choice out there, but sometimes it's nice to have some cereal type breakfast and this one reduces my guilt a bit.
4 cups of water
1 cut up apple
1/2 cup of almonds (slivered or sliced)
2 tablespoons of almond butter
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
Boil water, add almonds and oatmeal, reduce to low heat and cook 10 minutes. Add almond butter and apples and cook another 10 minutes. Before serving add sugar and cinnamon. I remove my portion before adding the sugar and I add some 'purevia' - a natural sugar substitute.
With the Sugar
With out the Sugar and 1/4 c of almonds instead of 1/2 c