I’m feeling great today! Two weeks ago I made it into Onederland, then last week I had yet another stall. I hadn’t been able to make it to the gym but once a week for a couple weeks. However, after this last stall I went to the gym and sweated my butt off Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. I’m also going today. I am in love with the elliptical. That thing is no joke! There is not a part of my body this week that isn’t sore AND I love it!! Ya know what they say…
“Pain is weakness leaving the body” and I am feeling strong J
So, this morning after my shower, to the scale I went…
A 2.7lb loss from last week….I will totally take it. I worked hard for it.
It makes me wonder though…am I out of the honeymoon stage??? There have been many weeks of a 2-3lbs loss and I did nothing extra. I am not discounting the loss, I am thrilled! I have noticed a couple things lately. I can eat a little more and can tolerate a few more foods that I couldn’t a couple months ago. Nothing bad really…like steak and shrimp I couldn’t stand the consistency a few months post-op. We went out a couple nights ago (it is a rarity because I just prefer to cook now) I shared on my husband’s plate. Fajitas…usually I just eat the chicken but tonight I tried the steak and shrimp…YUMMY!! And some not so good stuff (a little rice…NO problems with my sleeve) Yikes! I have to remember now that my sleeve is just a tool to assist me in my goals. It is totally up to me what I put in my body. I am the only one accountable.
Is it hard that my husband “HAS” to have something sweet with his coffee every night? Sure is, because it makes me want something too. Am I able to eat a snack at night before bed? Yes! Do I need it? No! It is my choice and if I make bad choices I can’t blame anyone but myself. I wanted this surgery and I am going to make the best of it. It is going to take some major Behavior Mortification on my part. I have 33 years of bad eating habits; it’s going to take longer than 6 months to break them…for me anyhow.
I have set my next goal though. Now that I have arrived in Onederland, I want to lose 100lbs by Memorial Day weekend (that will be my May 24th weigh-in) so far I have lost 73.8lbs. So, I have 3 months to lose 26.2lbs. I think it is doable J
Starting Weight 269.3
Surgery Weight 259
Goal Weight 145
Current Weight 195.5
Total loss so far 73.8