Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I hit my bunion on bed this morning and my foot has been hurting all day.  Getting worse as night goes on.  Guess it's time to stay off the foot for a little bit. 

On the plus side I was 280.5lbs this morning 1.5lbs more and it will be 120lbs gone.  I've lost the amount I want to weigh again someday.    I so can handle the pounds going off.  Even if main reason I'm eating healthier is for my health.  Was really really really tired of being sick all the time.  

Monday, October 10, 2011


Had a great weekend with parents, sisters, brother in law, nieces and nephews and my hubby.  I stayed on plan all weekend.  I'm down to 283lbs as of this morning yeah I know it's not weigh in Friday but I weighed anyway.

My mom had a jacket that I liked because it was short sleeved and I asked her were she got it and then went over there hoping that they would have it in my size as well.  I when I got there they had lg and XL I decided even though I didn't think it would fit to try on the XL and see if I could wear it unzipped but to my surprise I could put it on and zip it up with no problem WOOT!!!   I love feeling of going down 2 sizes from what I've been wearing.  My pants that I bought 3 weeks ago are getting really loose on me already that's a nice feeling as well.

It's nice to see a study progress.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I tend to weigh way to much but Friday's are my official weigh in day.  so I'm 285lbs like last week.  Which I feel is good since I slipped and let a tiny bit of oil into my food and was hurting for days afterwards. 
Finally starting to not hurt except for muscle I pulled in my right arm tried to move up on weight for my hand weights and still do same amount of exercise clearly not a good idea.  laugh.  Live and learn.  So far this morning I'm feeling pretty good even my pulled muscle is starting to feel better. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

First Blog on here. About Health and Following the Mcdougall program

Hi Everyone. My name is Condalicia but I go by Connie or Rosey a lot.
I've been having a weight issue forever. Long time ago when my kids
were little I tried the McDougall Diet but I let people talk me out
of staying on it even though I felt better and had lost 100lbs after
a year on it. Since then I've tried other ways of eating and none of
them made me feel like I did on McDougall.

When I went off McDougall program I gained the 100lbs I had lost back
and then some. Got all the way up to 399lbs. Tried weight watchers,
Richard Simmons, Slim Fast and even Atkins. I got so sick on Atkins
that I felt like I was dieing and ended up in hospital.
Since then I tried just eating low cal like the doctor wanted
and keep feeling sicker not better. I lost down to 254lbs then I had
hysterectomy and it didn't matter that I was still eating same way
and exercising weight was coming back on all the way back to 327lbs.
Blood pressure went up and I got put on meds. From October 2010 till
I started back on the McDougall Program I was really sick and drained.

I decided to go back to the McDougall Program I've been back since
4/10/11 and I have went from 327lbs to 285lbs.
My blood pressure is down to normal. All my blood tests are great
except my vitamin D and it's 19.5 so almost in the optimal range.
Feeling healthier again and enjoying life.

Medical issues before McDougall'ing.

Stomach upset
Joint pain
Muscle cramps
Tingling and numbing in the legs, feet, arms and hands.
Weight loss/gain
Diarrhea or constipation
irritable bowel syndrome
Abdominal cramps, gas and bloating
General weakness and fatigue
Hair Loss
Rash all over body
Blisters in mouth
Brittle nails
Easy Bruising (lots of bruises)
Vitamin D Deficiency
Mucus nose, throat and ear canals.
ear infections
Severe swelling of hands, legs and feet.
Heart randomly beating really fast
High Blood Pressure
calicium deposits just under skin
age spots
Female issues that I ended up having surgery for.
Fatty tumor in back
curled toes<has corrected since I started wearing Vibram 5 fingers
was told they would always be it way genetic.>
low immune system
arthritis in hip, knees and shoulder
back pain <2 herniated discs>
Sharp pains in heels of feet after long walks
Pain in hips and back
Panic attacks
fatty liver
Couldn't sleep got 2 to 4 hours tops.

Since being on the Mcdougall way of eating again.  Like I said I'm down to 285lbs.  Almost all the issues above are gone.  The Fatty tumor is still there but much smaller.  Still have pain in hips back and heels but hip and back are much better.  My age spots and calcium deposits are falling off.
It took giving up Gluten for my Asthma issues to quit and all the mucus in my nose throat and ear canals to go away.  I let oil slip into my diet for one meal and that caused my fibromyalgia to act up for a few days but that is going back away now.

If I think of anything I didn't say I'll put it in a post later.