Autumn has arrived! Which means that life is back to normal – school’s in, my schedule is busy, and obligations abound. But I won’t use those as excuses to slack on my goals. The great thing about fall is that the weather is cooler, which means that those wonderful fall fashions will keep me motivated. Plus, crisp temperatures mean that it’s never “too hot” to workout. I’m going to relish my nightly cup of steaming hot tea as another way to keep my water intake up. I look forward to all those hearty, satisfying and wls-friendly soups, stews, and crockpot meals that I’ll create for myself. This year, the changing season will mark new milestones that I haven’t seen in 5, 7, 10+ years! Bring on fall 2013 – it’s time to reach new heights! Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. Throughout the fall, I’ll be giving Sunday progress updates called Fabulous Fall Weigh-Ins.
Week 19 was busy and fun-filled! I had a blast dressing up for each day of homecoming week (see my Intagram), played in the powder puff football game, and participated in the SJ RocknRoll Mini Marathon.
I weighed in this morning at 222.0, which is a loss of 1.2 pounds and a loss of 55 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 93 pounds from my highest weight!!
This week really showed me just how much more I am able to do with all of this weight gone! Yes, I’m in smaller sizes, yes, I like the image I see when I look in the mirror, but this week I really FELT how much healthier I am now. I’m doing things that I would have never even attempted a year ago. It’s exciting to tap into this other side of myself that I didn’t realize I had. I can’t wait to see all the new adventures in fitness I achieve in the coming months and years.
I also had a few non-fitness related NSVs this week, both of which make me smile when I think of them.
The first happened at race packet pickup on Friday. The RocknRoll series is very strict about each individual picking up their own bib, and IDs are absolutely required. I showed my ID, and the woman scrutinized it, looked up at me, went back to the ID, and looked back at me with a questionable look on her face. Then she said, “well, all this walking is obviously working, because you look like a totally different person.” How cool is that? It’s so rare that I ever have to show my ID, and it had been months since I’d really looked at the photo, but there is a major difference, to be sure. My license expires July 2014, and it will be neat to see how much more I change between now and then.
The next NSV happened Saturday morning before the SAT. One of the other teachers, who is typically really cynical and snarky, told me, “you look fantastic! When I look at you, sitting across from me at the table like this, I see a thin person. You inspire me to get back to a healthier life.” I was blown away by her compliments! The fact that I might inspire her to get a bit healthier really pleases me.
This coming week, I’m looking forward to the pace of life slowing down just a bit. It means that I can get back to cooking some healthy dinners, workout on my hybrid, take care of the house and Sofi, and take a breath.
This quote really proved true for me this week, as I did a lot that took me out of my comfort zone, and it was all AWESOME!
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!