Been six months since I weighed...

Even though my family has been working on a healthier lifestyle for a couple of years, six months ago, we became even more fierce in our eating/exercise regime. I have not stepped on the scale in six months until now.

It has been very visibly obvious in my husband that he has been losing weight....nearly drastically. His own mother was shocked and this was a couple of months ago. My husband started at size 44 pants. He is now wearing 36 and they are falling off of him. He weighed at the doctors office 4 weeks ago at 210. This morning he weighed 188. (the bastard! LOL) Even he was shocked!

Truly cannot be more proud. It is also proof to me that the way I have been cooking and enforcing exercise IS working. Just not for me...yet.

I've neglected my thyroid issues. In six months, I've barely managed to lose 20 pounds (I have dropped a size, almost two). I know men lose faster and all that jazz. But I also know from past experience when I was on thyroid meds, I lost weight appropriately to my eating lifestyle. Without meds, I have not.

Fret not my friends, I'm not upset. It is a lesson in what I need to do. A doctor appointment is in order to get me back on thyroid meds. It is good I weighed and not further delay the obvious. *smiles*

Also, I shudder at the thought of how much I would have gained had I not made the changes I have.

Looking forward to the continuing journey to a healthier lifestyle. I have many supporters to thank. Every encouragement and suggestions have been not gone unnoticed. Now know that I am NOT alone in the everyday struggle called life.


  1. Kathryn, I want to congratulate you on your journey! It's frustrating when our husbands do what we want to do so easily (seemingly!) or, when you're married to a beanpole! It's looking like we're moving back to AK, and if you want to join forces ever, you just let me know!!


  2. Congrats on the loss, and your dedication to your healthier lifestyle is very inspirational. I'm glad you're going back to the doc for your thyroid issues. Best wishes to you!


  3. men and weight loss, the most frustrating subject ever. my husband, who isn't particularly heavy to being with, dropped 20 pounds by not eating lunch for a few months. i have to fight for every pound. your attitude is the right one, and the one i strive to adopt, eating healthy for its own sake. you're doing great!

  4. Ok so I am a little behind but I have to tell you! I started on thyroid meds in...June I think? My dr said if I hadn't been eating as clean as I do, I would have gained weight. I have lost 10 lbs since but my exercise has been lacking and stress is killing me. I hope to be back on track by the end of the year. Keep eating good!