I had a great week! First, the weekly weigh-in results and update on my Hot 100 goals.
Weight: 149.4–down 2 pounds from last week. This is crazy b/c I gained weight while eating less last week and lost weight while eating more this week. I think maybe the HCG drops have sped up my metabolism even while not taking them and I need more calories now! Last week I averaged 1,300 calories a day and this week I averaged 1,800.
Hot 100 Goals:
1. Get down to (at least) 145 pounds. I lost 2 pounds this week so I’m headed in the right direction. Only 4.6 pounds to go!
2. Bring my blood sugar down to 140. This was my biggest trouble area this week–it jumped up from last week’s 148 to 160! I really struggle to take the right amount of insulin for the food I’m eating and also I notice I need more insulin the week before my period and a lot less during my period–so my insulin sensitivity seems to change with my hormones, making it difficult to keep my blood sugar stable. Any other women on insulin notice this?
3. Eat at least four servings of fruits and vegetables a day and take a daily multivitamin. I missed two days on the multivitamin but I’m doing well with the fruits and vegetables. I definitely have to make an effort to get them in, but I’m doing it!
4. Get physically active. YES! I’m doing great with this. I’m starting to get a little addicted to exercise, which is such a relief from the dread that just thinking about it used to cause. Dennis and I walked/ran three days last week and did strength training in the form of full body isometric exercises from Sparkpeople.com. (BTW, Sparkpeople.com is also where I record my daily calories and calculate the calories in my recipes–I highly recommend the site! If you are already on there, please friend me so we can encourage each other: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=vraklis)
All right, I promised some of you photos from the party. I had it in the enclosed shelter at Minisa park:
I normally would not have chosen hot pink, lime green, Caribbean blue, and black for any cake of mine, but I wanted to incorporate the colors from the party and I like the way it turned out.
Our friend, Tara, from church, painted Medusa on it for him. Dennis let her enter the guitar at the State Fair and it won 2nd place in the miscellaneous arts division! Here is Tara and her sisters–she is Michael Jackson and her sisters are zombies from the Thriller video. Very creative for a 1980s party, no? They won first place for best costume.
Here is a pic with my sisters Lacey (middle) and Danielle (right):
Here I am with cousins Katerina (left) and Tessa (right):
I love that so many came in costume!!!
There are so many more pictures which you can view here if you like. I’ll leave you with a picture of my favorite gifts I received:
The Roush family (remember the cute Thriller girls?) gave me the “Heart of God” bracelet. You can see the letters that spell “GOD” if you look closely. I love this because not only is it beautiful, but it reminds me where my priorities should lie (I often forget!) and whom I owe every success and happiness to. To God be the glory!
The ring is real gold and sapphire from my Aunt Ruby’s own personal collection. I will treasure it forever!