My birthday is July 2nd, and what better gift could I give to myself that to reach this goal that’s nearing two years in the making? So from now until then, I’ll be giving Sunday updates/weekend wrap-ups on my progress called Birthday Gift Goal Updates.
What is THIS GOAL, you ask? It’s the weight requirement goal the WLS surgeon gave me – to be 266 lbs. When he originally gave me this goal, it meant losing 25 lbs. The other major goal that he gave me was to quit smoking. I quit smoking August 11, 2010, and in the process (along with the holidays that quickly followed), I gained 20 lbs.
Since then it’s been a back and forth yo-yo, and while I’m not at my highest weight, I’m nearly there. But it’s just my starting point. You can follow my progress with the MFP button in the sidebar and by reading my weekly Sunday updates.