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day 21–3 weeks!

June 20th, 2013 (01:07 pm)

still no idea of how to weigh myself (although I could kick myself, I should have asked to get weighed at the other surgery I went to yesterday) but I did take some measurements three days ago, neck, knee, wrist, etc – couldn’t do waist or hips or bust as the measure isnt big enough.

BUT – all the measurements have gone down!  Of course, me being me, I immediately doubted the measurements and thought “oh, well i couldn’t have measured them accurately the first time” but all FIVE indicators are showing half an inch reduction, and I couldn’t have been inaccurate for all of them. I wish now that I’d measured myself 3 weeks ago. ho hum.

anyway! yay!

yesterday was particularly unhealthy, but very low carb, hash breakfast as usual –7 carbs, lump of cheese packet of pork scratchings for lunch – 4 carbs, ditto for dinner with a couple of strawberries – 8 carbs.

My mate Henri sent me a huge packet of pork scratchings which is just wonderful. they aren’t the Mr Porky ones either, but a more local product.  Zero carb treat!


Posted by: Rikibeth (rikibeth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)

Yay for measurements going down!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)

i'm not going to get obsessive about it, I'm going to do it again in a week and hope there's a difference. I'm sure it must be as I do feel like I can walk a bit more, even if it's only about sixty steps at a time. got to start somewhere!

Posted by: Gehayi (gehayi)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
dick turpin (miss_jaffacake)

Yay! So glad that the low-carb diet is working for you.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)

thank you my dear! xxxx

Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)

Yay on all counts - measurements going down, regularly hearing from you for 3 weeks, and pork scratchings!

Posted by: Becky Black (becky_black)
Posted at: June 20th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)

Excellent work! Mmm, pork scratchings. Must pick some up next time I go shopping.

Posted by: countrygirlxxoo (countrygirlxxoo)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)

Contgrats on the measurements! Every sign of progress helps. If you want to measure your waist, find some length of NON-STRETCHY material (i.e. an electrical extension cord, landline telephone cord or something like that) that will fit around you, mark the measurement on it, and then take your tape measure and just measure the string/cord to the mark. Voila...there's your measurement. (I know what you're going through. No money to buy a scale, not even enough to spare to buy a long enough tape measure...you learn how to work around with what you have.)

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)

i feel very stupid - i should have thought of that, that's what depression does for you! thank you!

Posted by: countrygirlxxoo (countrygirlxxoo)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! I had a doh! moment about it myself because I read about it somewhere on the web a few years back when I was researching bariatric stuff. Oh, and because I'm too lazy to go back to your latest post and make another comment...congratulations on losing 4 pounds!

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