La Chubette (Krissie)

Photo on 7-28-16 at 1.55 PM Finally remembered to get on the scale and I’m 234.7, which makes it 15 pounds. Yeah, you can see it in my face, and my clothes are getting lose. It still doesn’t feel like I’m no longer carrying 3 5lb. bags of flour, but chest la vie. It can only help.
I tend to lose weight during the summer anyway – I don’t like to eat much before a performance and we have 5 performances a week (god, that’s only 3 short of Broadway). Because I’m busy I don’t have as much time to sit around and eat, plus I’ve been off sugar long enough that it no longer calls to me, thank God.
I don’t remember how low I got when we started refab. Maybe into the 220s but I don’t remember that I did. I may have just dipped to 229 (but I started at about 10 pounds higher). So it would be very nice to be in the 220s, which I should be by the end of summer.

And my shoulder is doing well, even though it’s healing very slowly (saw the doctor today). These things just take time, I guess.

Performance tonight as Chief Eagle Feather in Annie Get Your Gun, tomorrow as Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, then an unexpected day off, followed by a matinee and an evening. Hey, if Hillary can run for president then I can do five shows a week. Except she’s in better shape than I am.

Anyone else working on their weight? How’s it goingIMG_0200

20 thoughts on “La Chubette (Krissie)

  1. Lynda says:

    You’re looking great, Krissie. I really admire your energy. I can’t imagine attending five performances a week, much less actually appearing in them. Go you!!!

  2. Brusselsprout says:

    I am taking it in 8-week stages. I started on June 2, so today is the end of my first stage. Lost 10kilos, recovered energy and strength by getting back to weight and resistance work, plus upped the walking. I’ve managed to withstand cravings for sugary stuff and have gone quite low carb. Following pretty much a Mediterranean diet. Greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, soup, small amounts of cheese or smoked salmon for lunch, meat or fish with vegetables, salads and legumes for dinner. Snacks are apples, 10g of mixed unsalted nuts and carrots, peppers and hummus.

    This weekend am planning blow out…toast with honey and marmalade for breakfast, standard lunch and the steak, red wine and chocolate pudding for supper. And then back on another 8 week stage which takes me to end of September, then another 8 week stage to end November. By then, I hope to hit around 84-85 kilos, or 185 pounds down from current 220. Will aim for final 10 kilos by mid Feb. I would really like to commit to final weight of 75kg or 165 pounds. I weighed that until son one, so feel it is the weight I should be. Enemies are living with three hungry men/teens and portion control. At the moment I’m weighing my food but would like to get past that.

  3. Kelly S. says:

    I’m trying to lose 15 pounds. I started gaining so 5 f the 15 were once lost and were found again. Probably because I started baking again. I blame the Great British Bake Off.

    I’m trying to exercise 5 times a week. Strength training 3 times and 2 times of cardio. It’s helping. The baking is not. Work is helping by keeping me so busy I don’t have time to eat, which stinks.

  4. I’ve gained seven pounds. Bought a FitBit. Took it off to take a shower and forgot to put it back on.
    I need to focus on this stuff.

    You look fabulous as an Indian Chief.

  5. Kieran says:

    I’ve lost 7 pounds in 6 weeks on Weight Watchers. The main changes I’ve made are upping my protein and reducing my portion sizes. I still eat bread but half the amount I used to. I drink my Elvis Presley shake every morning: in my Nutribullet blender, I mix a frozen banana with no-salt cottage cheese, high-protein Fairlife milk, PB2 peanut butter powder, and some chia and flax seeds. It comes out thick and delicious–a peanut butter banana shake, and you can’t tell it is made with cottage cheese. The protein in it keeps me full until lunch. The other big thing I’ve learned is to see if I’m emotionally or physically hungry. If I’m physically hungry, an apple or carrot sticks with hummus will sound appealing and I’m willing to eat those. If I’m not willing to eat those, it’s usually emotional hunger–I’m stressed and want comfort foods, etc.

    On the WW app Connections, which I love reading, they talk about getting to Onederland, when the scale finally hits the 100’s. It’s such an inspiring place, very uplifting. But it’s real, too. People go there to vent, too. I love how everyone rallies around the people who have several hundred pounds to lose.

    The slower the weight loss, the more likely you are to keep it off. So just keep moving forward and good luck!!

  6. Flo says:

    Working on the weight. I think I’d dropped 8 pounds between January and the end of March. Life went crazy: my retired service dog died unexpectedly (lung cancer can fuck right off), I had surgery, my current service dog had surgery, my mother had a health crisis…. I’ve been emotionally eating (or not eating anything) for 4 months now. Regained the 8 pounds and some friends.

    My results and my SD’s results were benign, Mom’s chances of needing a pacemaker went from 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 30, but otherwise she’s back in fighting form. I am by no means on an even keel, but I’m writing again, and starting to notice the junk food I’ve been using to soothe myself. Trying to get geared up for wheat-free eating (I should probably go grain-free, but that feels too big and stresses me out.) As of this morning, I’m down 2 pounds again. So, I’m getting some traction, and making more mindful choices.

    I love your updates on the plays. I don’t comment much, but I read and root for you.

  7. Cindy says:

    I’m trying to lose weight too. I’ve been exercising consistently for a few years, but I’ve decide to be a bit more aggressive about it. I’m doing more “intense” (for me) workouts.

    I’ve also joined MyNetDiary, and I’m eating better…more protein and veggies, less refined carbs. I was excited to lose 3 lbs last week, but I’ve lost nothing this week, and I’m trying to not get deflated.

  8. JenniferNennifer says:

    Today is the end of my traditional summer diet, and I am back to eating normally as of dinner tonight. I find 6 weeks in January and July will mostly keep me in the range I want to be, and remind me what a single portion size looks like (really – that small?)

    I am also reminded of exactly what Kieran said: If I’m not willing to eat those, it’s usually emotional hunger–I’m stressed and want comfort foods, etc.

    Kudos to all who pursue good health and good eating.

  9. I think you look great in that photo as an Indian chief.

    My weight had crept up 7 pounds in February (slowly since November) and I couldn’t shake it off, no matter what I tried. I think I was depressed over the craziness of trying to sell my house. I finally got serious in May and managed to lose all of it. I stubbed my little toe last week and haven’t been able to put on sneakers for over a week. (I think I broke a little bone in the foot but there really isn’t much you can do about that.) I’m trying to still exercise with stretches and abs, and being careful with what I eat. So far so good, but I’d really love to get to the gym. I don’t want that seven pounds back, thank you very much.

    On the plus side. I move into my new place in L.A. on Monday! Yay! And I returned first round edits on One Safe Place last night. Double yay!

  10. Janet says:

    Good job on the weight loss Krissie! I have lost 15 lbs since the beginning of May. I finally realized I was eating too much as well as eating too many carbohydrates.

    I visited my friend who moved to Arizona last year and while there had to go cold turkey on drinking milk as she and her husband no longer drink it. Instead of gaining weight on vacation, I actually lost a couple of lbs that week. Since then I have cut back on drinking milk, cut my car intake in half and now have proteins for dinner (poultry, salads, veggies etc).

    I have also upped my physical activity to a minimum of 10,000 steps per day, use my weighted hula hoop daily and 5 lb arm weights several days a week. I am bound and determined to get back to the weight I was a fewyears ago when I lost 35 lbs. I got careless and the lbs crept back up so sneakily I had gained back most of it before I realized it. Menopause really messes with our bodies; I can’t eat anywhere near what I could before it hit!

  11. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Oh goody, a weight conversation. Can I vent?? I’m going to anyway.

    Having thyroid problems sucks. Even an overactive one since I went from losing at the beginning of the year, to holding steady, to gaining a pound or two to gaining eight pounds in two weeks. When I told my GP he asked if I was eating more and I gave him the look and he says “Yeah, it’s probably your thyroid.” That’s around half a pound a day, at my worst I couldn’t eat that much. I’m now back up to where I was in January or just about.

    I have been eating a bit more but not enough to do all this damage. I have a very finicky digestive system so about the only thing I know I can keep in me is carbs. Raw veggies and some fruits and berries send me running for the loo (I am seriously proud of my diabetic friend for her huge weight loss but I’m massively jealous of her ability to eat raspberries and not cry in pain). I can do some lean protein but not a lot, sometimes even the hidden fat makes me gag.

    I’m frustrated and angry and tired. I was so determined before all this happened. I thought I had kicked my emotional eating but I guess not. I’m a stress eater and I eat when I feel like things are out of control and between my thyroid issues and Tall Boy’s dissatisfaction with his job and the changes the company he works for are making I’m a little on the stressed side. It’s almost like because I can control what I eat, I eat poorly because it’s my decision. I have to make better decisions, especially when I’m alone. I’m thinking hypnosis as the woman who is helping TB with his sleep issues does weight loss hypnosis as well.

    If someone gave me a food pill to take once a day and I didn’t have to think about food I’d be happy. I’m so sick of food and eating I could scream.

  12. Kieran says:

    Wow, I can see why you’re frustrated. Is there anything your doctor can do about your finicky digestive system? Is there a diagnosis? That issue sounds like the crux of the problem. You seem very limited in what you can eat. I hope you gain more options. Meanwhile, I think soups are a lovely way to make some foods easier to digest. You can blend, soften through simmering, etc. Soups can fill you up but also help you lose weight if you need to. But best of all, they are comforting. Good luck!! Please let us know if you make any headway.

  13. A quick share on weight control.

    I took a quiz on body type on FB and found out I carry most of my weight through the middle section and I’m a wide eater. One thing recommended was to decrease the hours spent on eating and instead of eating from 7am until 8pm, to drink water, black coffee for a couple of hours in the morning then have breakfast, lunch, dinner and end eating by 7pm. No dieting. Just eat what you normally eat. This way the body has more hours to use up stored fat for energy.

    Here is what I discovered, by doing this I no longer snack, my gut has less problems, and I easily lost 7 pounds. I’m hypothyroid and believe me, I’ve struggled with low metabolism for half of my life.

  14. Jill says:

    My major problem with any kind of diet restrictions is lack of willpower. I am going to start ‘monitored exercise’ 3 days a week at our local hospital. I do not expect it to help lose weight but I hope it helps with depression and energy. I started Coumadin and halved my venlafaxine . My IBS is not happy. Funny story–years ago my one and only snack was carrots. I turned orange. My friends were concerned ,my doctor was tickled. Hypervitaminosis A

    Krissie , I do not know how you keep up with your performing schedule. And with such different plays !

  15. dnelle says:

    Ugh! I’ve had similar stomach issues. I think it’s tied in to my fibromyalgia and hashimoto’s. I 100% sympathize with you. For me I just found some popsicles with fruit in them, ( called Outshine, I think) and some fruit cups in 100% juice that I seem to tolerate well. I also find that eating a few dill pickle slices seems to settle my insides down some. I think it helps balance out the bacteria in the intestines.

    I hope you find some things that work for you. I know it really, really sucks.

    P.s. you probably already know this, but Imodium is my best friend

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