Well this marks month 11.
WOW. Where does the time go?
So I started a Pre-OP diet May 10th of 2015. I had weight loss surgery June 10th 2015.
My starting weight was 275. Surgery weight was 255.
my current weight is 170. that’s a loss of 105 pounds. 🙂
I started out in a size 20 or 22 ( I can’t remember ….I have posted it before. LOL) jeans. NOw I wear a size 10-12 depending on the cut and type of jean. So last time I reported being in a 12. I have tried on a few 10’s and I can wear them. But I think I am just not in a “solid” 10 yet. I say in a few more pounds I will get there.
Shirts…I wear a large…some mediums. Just depends on the shirts…and what I am willing to wear. I tend to wear my shirts a bit bigger for some reason.
so I really wanted to report back to you that I was in the 160’s this month. but things just didn’t work out that way. I can’t really go into all of the details at this time…but my life was turned upside down for a few months which took me out of my routine. It has subsided for now and I am back in a routine. But that has only been a week. 🙂
Again….I am mostly thankful that I didn’t gain weight…..because honestly I wasn’t sticking to the diet…or lifestyle plan. I also didn’t work out for 2 weeks. During part of that time I wasn’t sleeping regular hours or on a comfortable bed….so needless to say I was really struggling.
I will say again that I believe in the low carb -high protein diet 100% ( for me) . I feel good when I stick to that diet..I have tons of energy and I lose weight. I also don’t feel hunger or many cravings (except when Aunt Flo comes to town). It became clear when I wasn’t home and sometimes the only meals I could get were in a vending machine. The item that had the most protein was a payday bar…..honest to God. I ate it in desperation…..but it was eye opening to have the struggle. It’s so much easier to be successful when I am home.
I have learned how to order when I eat out ect. I have no issues with that.
I also have to say that there are plenty of things that I eat now that I didn’t eat before…for whatever reason. I absolutely love spaghetti squash, butternut squash, sweet potatoes in all forms…..and my cravings for bread are getting less & less. So that’s good.
The weather has been so nice that I have been getting back into jogging, walking and Kali ( my dog) and I went up Beezley Hill just this morning and knocked out 6 miles. It feels good to accomplish that…this time last year to think about how difficult it was for me to walk 1 mile and now I can easily go on a 10 mile hike if I wanted to….it’s just amazing. I am going to get back in the pool this next week as well. I have really missed the swimming. So this is the time to start again.
So my thoughts on this journey …..I really wished I would have had an unblemished year of not messing up and giving 100%. But life happens and unpredictable things happen that you have no control over. So I had a few bad months …I could beat myself up…but I have done that for several years and that got me fat and sabotaged me. So part of my plan it to just hit the “re-start” button…eat clean and get back to moving. if there is no re-gain than it’s a success. I am not in a race for my life…this is a life long battle-journey and I can take all of the time I need. If that means I don’t hit my ultimate goal until I reach 14 months ? What does it matter in the grand scheme of things? It doesn’t. I was fat way longer than that and I lived with myself. So there is not a timeline in which I need to reach this goal. I just need to get there.
I am not trying to reach a certain size either. wherever I land is what size I will be. I already feel like it’s a success that I can walk into a mall and shop in any store. It’s amazing to be able to do that. It opens up all kind of possibilities.I feel like if I don’t lose any more weight or go down any more sizes I will be OK with myself. I feel good and healthy. However, I set a goal and I am going to do my best to get there…in a healthy way.
So I don’t have any huge accomplishments to share this month …but I still wanted to get an update posted. I hope you all have a beautiful spring day! Do something fun and be blessed!