Even though I am losing weight slowly, I am finally getting rid of it. I posted a full-length photo on Facebook and a couple of people emailed asking me how I’m doing it so I thought I would share a bit. I believe the main thing has been that I am being good with my vitamins and supplements including two specifically for weight. Now I know that some people will disagree with using pills, but it is working for me.
I might shy away from full-length photos, but I’ve tried to be open here about my struggles with my weight. But here’s the deal… after posting what I did in May of 2012, I panicked. Within 2 months, I gained over 10 pounds and we went on our summer vacation with me weighing in at 236 and pushing the limits of my size 20 pants. Damn, I didn’t even weigh that much when I was pregnant with the twins. See?
When we got home, the first thing I did was stop the soda again. I swear if you do nothing else for yourself, please stop drinking it. Even the diet kind which I know can cause issues when you have auto-immune disorders. By December, I was back down to 222 just by giving up the Coke and stayed there until after the holidays. Then yes, I put back on five pounds by New Year’s Day. I fluctuated within those five pounds until mid-March when I bought the Mega-T pills on impulse and things started to change.
I began to get my food cravings under control. To be honest, before that — I was eating ALL DAY LONG. I was a complete emotional eater and shoving food in my mouth comforted me when nothing else worked. The Mega-T has Chromium and Hoodia which I credit with giving me the strength to say no to the wild binge eating. A couple of weeks ago, I started boosting that with a supplement called L-Tyrosine and I feel like that has allowed me to think rationally when it comes to snacking and my portions.
My typical breakfast routine works like this:
Before Food (8am):
- 1 Mega-Tea
- 1 L-Tyrosine
- Full glass of water
I wait 20 minutes before making breakfast. Then I have stuck with one basic meal. I don’t have to think too much and I still get to be creative.
That is Activia yogurt with fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries and a small handful of Love Crunch Chocolate Granola. Sometimes I switch up the fruit or add Cheerios if I’m out of the granola, but basically I eat this every single morning. It is yummy!
After Food (on a good day):
- Whole Food’s 365 Adult Multi for Women
- Costo’s Kirkland Signature D3 2000 IU
- Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg (200 mg OMEGA-3 EPA & DHA)
- Whole Food’s Think Smart with Ginkgo Biloba (which has really made a difference with my ADHD lack of focus)
- Sundown Naturals Cinnamon 500 mg (I have hypoglycemia and this has helped lessen the *shakes* I get)
- Solaray’s Hup A with 225 mg Eleuthero (Hup A is Chinese Moss. I have White Matter Disease – a brain thing – and I hope this helps a little)
- Rainbow Light’s Probiolicious Gummies
And I say on good days, because I don’t always remember to take them. On a bad day, I hope to take at least the Think Smart. I usually won’t eat again until around 12:30 or so.
Since starting all this in mid-March, I am proud to share that the scale is reading 212.6 with my 18 pants hanging a bit loose. Most of all, I’m feeling really good. Here is the shot I shared on FB:
That’s it for now. Next time, I will share about what I eat for lunch.
xoxo ~ Melissa