Monday, August 26, 2013

Made it!

Phew. It feels good to be back. Shedding the weight I gained last year after surgery kind of feels a little symbolic. I walked straight through hell and ate every piece of garbage I could get my hands on. Dropping everything i gained feels like i can wash my hands completely of that mess. i still have moments of sadness, but I'm a stronger, healthier and happier person because of it. 

Now I'm moving on to my next goal of losing 100 lbs (since surgery) which will put me at 204. That's roughly 25 lbs away! I'm going on vacation next week so ill give myself 13 weeks to complete the goal. 

It feels really good to be here. I can do this!! 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fun Run?

I'm up and at em at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning to do my first "fun run" that I don't intend to partially walk! Excited? Not particularly :) 

The funny thing is that I know I can do it, but I haven't been running at all! 2-3 times a week I run 4 flights of stairs with my buddy from work for about 30 minutes. It is so effing hard, but it feels easier than running to me. My. Heart rate stays up in the 175 range for almost the entire time. Turns out...that has made running easy without having to kill myself running every week! 

Hope everyone has a fab Saturday! Here goes nothing!

P.S! OMG!! I just weighed myself and made it! I'm back down to my lowest surgery weight! yessss!! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My favorite Meal This Week

1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese, 1-100 calorie pack of Emerald almonds and walnuts with a couple teaspoons of honey . 

250 calories and 14 delicious grams of protein! 

Also I can't trust myself to buy normal sizes if nuts because when I open a full container I somehow manage to get 7 servings into my mouth while portioning out 1. Danger! 

Weigh in!

Pre-op visit weight (November 2011) -304
Morning of surgery (December 2011) - 294 or 296 somewhere in there
Lowest weight 4 months after surgery - 228
All hell breaks loose and eat my way through the second half of 2012 to console myself....
Highest weight since surgery (May 2013) - 269
Today (week 13 of body for life) - 232.6 YES!!

8 lbs from my 1st goal! I set my deadline as August 31st! I'm going to do everything I can to make it! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Two Things That Make Losing Weight a Little Easier

Awesome!!! Same price as the snack bags that I always buy anyway. I can reuse them with dry foods too. 

When I'm having a moment of weakness and need something sweet, these coffee drinks have been my saving grace! Only 50 calories, delicious and a bit pricey so that keeps me from overindulging. I sip slowly and it helps me get past any urge to fall off the wagon. I also feel safer drinking this than a skinny latte from a coffee shop because there's always that chance the barista just grabs whole milk accidentally, or uses sugary syrup when I ask for sugar free. 

Today marks week 12 of body for life, and I've lost 33 lbs so far! Still 9 lbs from my goal, but I think I can get there by the end of the month! We're taking a week long Disney vacation and when we get back ill start my second 12 week round! That time, no matter where I am weight wise, my goal will be to reach 204. That will get me to the 100lbs down mark!!