What 34 Pounds Gone Looks Like IN MY FACE.

What a difference of 34 pounds looks like
I thought I’d be under 200 pounds by now. But I’m not. I’m still stuck at 203. This is PISSING ME OFF SO MUCH YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW, but I keep reminding myself that there is progress and that’s what matters. (or so I tell myself so as not to cry or put a hole in the wall.)
I need to get to at least 150 before my endocrinologist will take me off of met*formin and I really need to get off of met*formin because it is RUINING MY LIFE with the “side effects” and by “side effects” I mean “unpredictable ass explosions.”
I’m going to change a few things in my diet this week as well as kick things up a notch at the gym. I’m hoping this does the trick to get things moving again weight loss wise.
199, here I come. Let’s hope it happens before the end of the year. Or I will cry. Or put a hole in the wall.

58 thoughts on “What 34 Pounds Gone Looks Like IN MY FACE.

  1. Y

    Thank you all!
    Annika, I do see it but more importantly, I FEEL the difference. At this point it’s just a matter of wanting to be healthy (not get diabetes) and get off of this medication. That is why I’m feeling so frustrated. Because I have to reach a certain weight before I can get off of it.
    It will happen, I know. I just wish it would speed up a little. 🙂

  2. Joie at Canned Laughter

    You can get a delayed release form of Metformin called Glumetza. I made the switch for the very reason described above. Also, 34 pounds! Awesome.

  3. Alexa

    You look lovely, really.
    Now, I know we already talked about the extended release and taking it before bed, but I may have failed to mention that the very worst food culprit for me in terms of side effects was salad. EVIL, EVIL SALAD. Thanks to salad…well, I will spare you the details, but if you are a big salad eater, maybe try cutting it out for a bit?

  4. Emily

    I see a big difference. The pounds may not be going on the scale, but they are going from your face! YAY!
    You can do it. Kick the METCRAP in the BUTT.

  5. Pauline

    You look awesome! And I had to laugh because I just had my endocrinologist confirm that I have hashimoto’s and i thought of you first – and i’ve never even met you! So keep writing and keep sharing your photos. You are one talented lady!

  6. Lindy

    you look fantastic- well done on losing 34lbs! I know you probably get a lot of advice but I thought I’d add my bit! I just started going to a ‘bootcamp’ and I love it. I’m in the UK so I don’t know if they have that type of think in the US but if they do you’ll love it. I just thought that maybe getting out of the gym might be just the kick you need. http://www.bmfmanchester.com/

  7. Claytonia

    As someone who hasn’t seen the low side of 200 in about 15 years, I know the delicious allure of 199.
    You have earned your 199, you deserve it, and you will see it soon. And before you know it, your hard work will bring you to 150 and your doc will take you off the nasty meds. And there will be much rejoicing. 🙂

  8. Metalia

    I’m so happy for you. And just so you know? You (were and) are beautiful. Best of luck getting under 200. You can do it.

    Also, there is a part of me that wants to point out that the phrase “ass explosions” can be turned into a single awesome word, “assplosions,” but I’m above that sort of thing.

  9. leah

    Wouldn’t it be great to come out the other side of National Eat-More-Than-An-Entire-Third-World-Country-In-One-Sitting Day below 199?
    Take THAT, scale!
    You are beautiful, and smile in those pictures!! (Please?)

  10. Bonnie

    My boss and my future husband both lost as almost as much I weight. I cheer them on constantly (except I’m getting better at not calling them when I eat a bag of Fritos … me bad & not so shapely.)

  11. Jeanette

    I take metformin for diabetes and have no problem with it. As a matter of fact it helped me lose weight! I did not realize that it was used for anything other then diabetes. Anyway, you look great! Keep up the good work!

  12. Y

    I was put on metformin because I was diagnosed as insulin resistant (pre-diabetic.) I love it in that before i started taking it, I couldn’t lose a pound. Now I’m down 34. HOWEVER, the side effects have been bad for me. They had gotten better, actually and just started up again. Hopefully it’s just a phase? ah!

  13. Jessica

    34 pounds is great and all but what I love is your lip gloss. So go ahead and lose more weight (cause I know how easy it is…. ) but don’t lose the gloss!

  14. Jennifer

    Hmm.. I’d think “unexpected ass explosions” would help with the weight loss, LOL.
    JJ, of course, good luck with the weight loss, it’s such a tricky bitch.

  15. Michelle

    Warning: unsolicited Metformin advice ahead!!!
    My doctor switched me from 1 pill 2x per day to 2 pill 1x per day with dinner and it eliminated the whole asspolsions problem. I can’t tell you what a relief that was.

  16. Neil

    Good luck. I know this is important to you, and I know it is good for your health. But I hope you know that you look good in both of those photos.

  17. gaylin

    Has your endo tried you on Cytomel as well as Synthroid.
    It has been what worked for me. Also – if you chew your thyroid meds – they work better (HUH).
    Try to get a hold of a copy of The Thyroid Solution by Dr. Ridha Aram (sp). This book helped me have the right questions and knowledge to take to my endo.
    Congrats on the 34 pounds, it is so hard to lose weight with thyroid issues – you be amazing!

  18. JoAnn

    You can totally tell!!! Great job Y!!! Photographic evidence is a wonderful thing!
    I just got off my lazy ass and started back at the gym this week. I’ve only gone 3 days this week but I’ve also stopped eating crap all day and its amazing how much better I feel only after 3 days!!!! Now- I just have to keep with it. And I will. Because I am sick of being 42 years old and still being on the same rollercoaster with my weight. I’m also ditching the scale. I took my measurements and am going to go by that instead of the scale. The scale has derailed me so many times that I needed to just try a different approach. Didn’t mean to make this all about me- but I just wanted to say “I get it” and I am on the same ride with ya! Keep up the great work!!!

  19. APeetsMom

    Hey – Y – it’s been a while since I commented…been lurking though…keeping my eye one you! And today I feel like I need to de-lurk for two reasons.
    2. I also have been struggling at the same pissed off weight for many many big ass moons….but Oct.1 I started back on a tape that I used YEARS ago…and you know what, it’s slow, but I can tell it’s making a difference…physically and mentally. The tape is http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Fitness-Systems-Ultimate-Aerobic/dp/B0009GIFIY
    I can’t say enough about it. It worked years ago and it works now. Because it’s SIMPLE. Not easy, but SIMPLE. So if you feel like you want to try something new – yet again, I know – I totally recommend this.
    My 45th is in May and I’m shooting for a hot new body! Good luck to you!!!

  20. Devilish Southern Belled

    Good luck on your weight loss journey. I’m jealous, I weigh a bit less and still have the worst double chin/fat face EVER!
    I am trying to improve my eating habits and work out more, too. It’s not easy.

  21. Karen

    i know I do not comment much but i really enjoy your blog. you are a brave women puttingyour weight out there. I also have PCOS and just upped my Metformin to 1500 mg. My weight has been stuck for years andi am trying to loose it. May I ask what you do everyday for excerise?. I am so outta of shape. I have been getting on my elliptical but i am not seeing much improvement. I just need help and motovation. You look great.

  22. Nicki

    Okay, I understand you’re not where you want to be on the scale. Please know that I marvel over the fact that you’ve lost 34 pounds. I wish I could lose 20! I haven’t had the will power and drive to do so.
    You’re doing really well, amazing even. It makes me think that I could get off my well-rounded butt and get the rest of my excess off.
    You’re my hero.

  23. Nicki

    Okay, I get that you aren’t where you’d like to be on the scale right now. Regardless, please understand that I marvel at your motivation and determination. I wish I could lose twenty pounds, but I haven’t been able to focus on that lately. Too many other projects.
    You’re my hero!

  24. Liz

    You look awesome!! I am in a similar situation…need to lose more weight (20 at the minimum, but 45 if I want to be in the middle of my healthy range) and I am stuck stuck stuck after losing 16lbs. Since JUNE. Seems like I should have lost it all already!
    But I tell myself I didn’t get to weigh this much in 6 months, so I guess I can try to be patient as I take it off over a year or so. Especially if that means I will keep it off….hopefully.
    It’s a battle that never ends, isn’t it? Sigh.

  25. Leah

    Thank you for the motivation. I fell off the weight wagon a little but I am going to get back on. You can do this!!

  26. JenniferB

    You look fantastic! I’m so impressed with all of the effort you are putting in and how it is paying off for you. You can do it!

  27. DawnM

    Yay for your shrinking face! (And for the rest of you…unless, of course, you’ve lost 34 lbs. in your face only!!?) 🙂

  28. Suzy Q

    SO jealous of your weight loss. Way to go! You look great.
    But, why do you put an asterisk in metformin?

  29. julie

    First of all, you look fabulous.
    Second of all, I was on Metformin as a fertility drug. My ass also exploded ALL THE TIME. It was the most horrible time in my life, so I feel for you. I really, really do.
    On another note, you DO know that it increases fertility, right?

  30. Bejewell

    I lost 30+ pounds between February and July, and the change in my face has been dramatic, at least to me. Kind of weird to see myself in pictures now. You look tres fantasteeeek.

  31. Penny Winstead

    Just found your blog! Love it. Congrats on the weight loss. Need to get from 171 to 150 by the spring. Trying WII fit plus. Good luck to us both!

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