Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pluggin' Along!

It's been 10 days of cabbage soup. . . . and I've lost 10 pounds. Today, as I was cooking my THIRD huge kettle of soup, I wondered if I could eat it again and again. . . . and again. . . . and yet again!!!!!

But I must say, it hasn't been that bad, and I have NOT been hungry. I eat a bowl before my VERY light lunch and before my supper.

Some of you have thought that this was ALL I'm eating. NO WAY! I'm trying to eat a balanced diet but still stay at or under 800 calories a day. I don't exercise much. I'm totally out of shape since the cancer treatments. So I don't burn many calories in a day. I'm trying to walk a little each day so maybe I can build that up. But until then, I don't think I BURN many calories in a day!

I did one of those google searches for metabalic rate chart thingie, and I found one site with a calculator. You type in your age, weight, height, and how active you are, and it gives you an estimate of how many calories you burn in a day. Mine said 2400. So if I eat 800 calories in a day, that's a deficit of 1600 calories. It takes 3500 calories to make a pound. Doing the math, I should lose about 1 pound every 2 1/2 days. This is going to be slow going!!!!!

Don't you just HATE it when someone goes on a diet???? That's all they talk about. What they eat, what they don't eat, how hungry they are, how they feel, how their clothing fits, how everything they used to eat is now like a SIN, etc., etc. It just goes on and on and on. . . . . !!!!! As if we all didn't know. But here I am, doing it! It's all about FOOD!!!!!! And the SCALE!!!! It makes or breaks my whole day.
If only I could stay OFF THE SCALE! But it is what gives me the encouragement to stay ON the diet when it goes down!

Buster runs the yard a million times as I walk the sidewalk. He's slimming up really nice. I'm soooooo jealous!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

LOL - go Buster!! Weight that comes off slowly stays off longer so keep that in mind. Congrats on the 10 pounds you lost. I think I know who found it!!

hugs, Linda

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm proud of you sticking with your diet. It's slow sometimes, but worth it when you buy smaller sized clothes. I'm proud of you. Keep on keeping on!

Julie said...

I wish cabbage liked me, and I might just try what you are doing. I get so sick to my stomach every time I eat it--raw or cooked.

Congrats on the weight loss--just keep thinking of that pesky doctor...:)

Have a great day. Julie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
(((Hugz))) I've miseed *U*. Haven't been feeling too well lately, but I'm still praising the Lord!! I heard about cabbage soup hmmm maybe I need to try it. My Doc wants me to lose at least 10-15 pounds *UGH*. I woll catch up on my reading here so drop by soon okay!!

Hugz Lorie

Claudia said...

I'm back on my stationary bike every day so I just might start trying this soup to see if it helps me any. Good luck!

Nancy M. said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! Keep up the good work!

Daria said...

Good job ... 10 lbs ... I'm behind ya.

ByLightOfMoon said...

Great News - 10 lbs, how awesome! You are really into this and I wish you could take a photo of your scales and send it to your DR.
He would be very proud also, I hope!
We are eating way too much bread in that we eat alot of sandwiches in the summer.

I really admire that you have the courage and the toughness to do as you planned and I know Buster enjoys his time outside with you.

Emma still jumps on people and just will not learn to stop it. SHe wants to see you at eye level way to much!
Good to hear form you, Smiles, Cyndi

Roxanne said...

Wow. 10 pounds. Congrats. And I never get tired of hearing about it. Love to cheer you on:)

LindaSueBuhl said...

Congratulations on the ten pounds - that is a big chunk of weight - think about the size of a ten pound bag of sugar - or ten pounds of butter! Ten pounds is no longer ON your body. Never downgrade your accomplishments - each day is proof you are one tough cookie dear friend!

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Those darn men (Buster) always lose weight faster than us!!

Congrats on 10 lbs!!! I thought you were eating only cabbage soup!! Glad that there are other foods involved. You're going to be slim and trim in no time!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Cora, I have just finally started catching up and wanted to say hello. I know what you mean about diet talk, but I think everyone understands because we all have gone through it! I love the cabbage soup even when I don't diet. My aunt gave me the recipe years ago. It sounds like you are doing great! Just keep up that attitude of not giving in! Weight loss has always been something I have never been good at! Blessings,Kathleen

Denise said...

Hey gril....... You are doing sooooo good and good for you! Just keep on doing what you are doing and before you know it there will be another 10 lbs gone........... It is so hard I know......... I am hanging in there and am down 17 lbs.... got 40 to go! YUCK!

Lea said...

Way to go Cora on the ten pounds! I'ts so hard to do....
Hope all is going well for you and Buster. I loved the photo of him at the table ... "waiting." WHAT A GENTLEMAN!

Denise said...

Cora , just wanted to come by and say hello and let you know you are on my mind tonight! How is the cabbage soup going! I am so tired of trying to loose weight... Just seems that the harder we try the more I gain! hahahhahah

Hope your summer is treating you well..


Toni said...

Congrats on thoes 10 pounds Cora!! I`ve bee tryin g to lose weight since March.I`m down about 25 pounds but I have Alot more to go.I have to get back on the routine of working out.It`s hard in the beginning but it`s so umportant to build up muscle and raise your metabolisim.
I`ll be praying for you!!
Love and blessing,

Oma aka Meme said...

I am thinking about you today and praying for you- missing you cabbage patch stories-- big hugs from Meme

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Hope all is well, I've been missing you sistah!! You are my on my list of prayer warriors and I need prayers once again. I continue to lift you up in prayer as well. Please let me know how you are doing okay!!

Luv *U*

PianoPlayer said...

I know what would make that cabbage soup taste better: tortilla chips and sour cream. (I'm not much help, am I?)
Hang in there, friend.

Debby said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I've written down that recipe. It would do me some good to try it too. 30 pounds. I need to lose about 30 pounds. So Grammy Linda? Why don't you see if you can find 10 pounds of mine? Please?

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hey, Miss Cora- just thinking about you and hope you're doing great!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Cora,

We haven't heard from you in several weeks so I am just stopping in to check on you and see how you are doing!

hugs, Linda

Denise said...

HOW ARE YOU?????/ I have been missing this summer and am trying to get back in the blog and check on my friends.......Wonder how you are? Hope that your cabbage soup has accomplished what you needed....I am on a juice diet..... it is not bad and I am loosing about a pound a day.... I cannot do those other diets that are 1-2 lbs a week....... I am to impatient!

Lea said...

Just want you to know I'm thinking of you today and am praying for you.

Blessings and holykisses,

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Hey ~ at least you're talking about it. I sit here quietly and think about how much I need to be stopping my increasing waistline as I munch on yet another Hershey with almonds. Now that's pathetic! :0(

Nishant said...

Congrats on the 10 pounds you lost. I think I know who found it!!

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