It’s March! Which means that the weather is unpredictable – sunny one day, rainy the next – but that just makes life more exciting. This year March is going to be incredibly lucky for me – a time when I will absolutely achieve my pre-surgery weight loss requirement, my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. (Although luck will have nothing to do with it – it will be all about HARD work and motivation). Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. March means that spring is around the corner, and I’m going to use this season to refresh my outlook, because I’m embarking on more than just a diet plan, I’m going to establish a lifestyle. My Sunday progress updates will be called March Madness Weigh-Ins.
Today isn’t Sunday, but it was definitely a weigh-in day! Not only did I weigh in at home this morning, but I weighed in again at Kaiser for my official weigh in recording.
This morning I weighed in at 283.6, which is down 4.6 pounds from a week and a half ago. Which means…
I have made the mini goal!!!!!!!!!!!!
In fact, I’ve demolished it, and am on my way to meeting the final pre-op goal. I have another 2.6 lbs to go to meet that final goal and I have the next several weeks to do it.
Now that everything is official, and my file is on the surgeon’s desk to review, I am so, so excited. The only thing that would make me happier is finding out my surgery date. As soon as I know, you’ll know, for sure.
Since the weather has been gorgeous lately, I’ve decided to make walking outside part of my regular workouts. Yesterday Ani and I went on an hour-long, 3 mile walk. I was thrilled because the entire time we were walking, I didn’t feel any numbness in my feet/legs at all. I also didn’t get shin splints or cramps in my legs, and I wasn’t winded at all. I definitely felt a difference in my overall fitness. Plus, it was so beautiful outside:
So…Ani and I are going to set up a regular walking date on as many “B” days as I can make it. A great part of our walk is that we walk 1.5 miles to the dog park, the pups play if they feel like it, and then we walk the 1.5 miles back. Yesterday we did it in 57 minutes (not counting our dog park time), so it will be fun to see how our time improves as we continue on. I’d love to get to 45 minutes or less.
Here’s this week’s workout plan:
Sunday: walk with Sofi
Monday: 5K with Ani & pups
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: 5K with Ani & pups
Thursday: gym: elliptical + recumbent bike
Friday: walk with Sofi
Saturday: Zumba + walk with Sofi
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!