The Weight of it All

This is a quote from an entry on my blog in early January:

“I really don’t want this to be a flash-in-the-pan sort of effort. That’s part of why I decided to write about it here. But I have written about weight loss efforts before, and as we all know, they weren’t successful. I don’t want to make excuses for past failures. I just want to focus on the task at hand.”

Well, as you might have guessed the early efforts were not successful. However, it is not all due to a lack of trying. It was due to a lack of success and therefore a lack of motivation to stick with a program.

In April, I went to a homeopathic MD who ran some tests and put me on thyroid medication. She also recommended the Fat Flush diet. This is a low-carb plan than includes lots of herbal supplements, not all the animal fat of Atkins, and the addition of Omega-3 fats like flaxseed oil. I sort of half started the plan the third week of May. Two weeks later when I went to my follow-up doctor’s appointment, I had lost 9 pounds. I started the plan more seriously and added several herbal supplement. In a week I lost another 3 pounds. I had a bit of a plateau for 2 weeks, and I added a couple of other supplements, and now I’ve lost another 4 pounds. So in 5 weeks, I have lost 16 pounds. I have hesitated to blog about this because I have been afraid to “jinx” myself. (I know, this isn’t a very Christian concept.) But my initial losses are encouraging after major attempts with diet and exercise (consistent and long-term, BTW) that led to little weight loss and ultimately a downward spiral emotionally that actually led to more weight gain.

The bottom line is: I need to stay on this plan and get healthier. I see the doctor again at the end of August. That’s about 9 weeks. I am hoping to lose 2 pounds a week at least, which makes my goal by the doctor’s appointment to be a total of 34 pounds.

Hopefully, my next post about my losses will come sooner than this one did since I started out in January.

6 thoughts on “The Weight of it All”

  1. Yay, you!!! Go, Jennifer, go!

    I may have to check out this diet you speak of…..

    Congratulations on your loss!!

  2. Angie,
    Thanks for the encouragement. If you’re interested in Fat Flush, the book for the diet is available at any book store or amazon. I would also be happy to e-mail you the rather detailed summary of the diet that my doctor gave me.

  3. Jennifer, I think thats great! I have a grandmother who is very homeopathicly inclined and she has yet to give me a remedy that is not effectual. Had I more funds, I think I could really get into the all natural everything thing…

  4. That’s great Jennifer. I now put flaxseed in everything. I’ll have to go look at that book.

  5. Jenn, is Fat Flush the name of the book? It sounds like the diet is really working for you. I could use something too.

  6. ” because I have been afraid to “jinx” myself. (I know, this isn’t a very Christian concept.)”

    As presby as I am, I do have SOME superstitions. Like Hubby and I NEVER say, “I think all the kids are asleep. . .”

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