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 26 brought celebrations – my 6-month post op appt and my 6-month surgiversary. Looking back on these past 6 months, I am so thankful for my sleeve and my new lifestyle. I’ve worked hard for all that I’ve achieved, and I have a lot to be proud of. Lots of things making me smile. This is the last of my Fabulous Fall weigh-ins; next week marks the start of my Countdown to Christmas weigh-ins.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 208.6, which is a loss of 2.4 pounds this week, and a loss of 68.4 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 106.4 pounds from my highest weight!! A great loss this week, and I can hardly believe that I’m less than 10 pounds away from being in Onderland! My main focus over these next few weeks before the close of 2013 is going to be making it to 199 or less. I know I can do it.
This week, since I’m off, I have more freedom to experiment with my workouts. Tomorrow I’m going to head to the track and try Day 1, Week 1 C25K again. I’ve been jogging here and there on my walks (never more than a half a block at a time), but I’ve just been taking it slowly, and I’m not too winded. Yesterday when I tried it on my walk with my sis, niece, and the pups, my sister said I looked like I was “tip-toeing through the tulips” as I was jogging. She said I looked like I was skipping, and as if I should’ve been tossing flower petals to my left and right. LOL. I’m sure it was nothing that graceful, but still, I felt pretty good as I went, and I’m interested in pushing myself a bit more. I’ll definitely report back on how it goes. Who knows, maybe I’ll spend part of the Turkey Trot on Thursday jogging.
The other thing I really need to do this week is buy some casual clothes. I have almost nothing to wear after work or on the weekends, which is why I spend so much of my time at home in my pjs. Nothing wrong with that, but I would like to have a few more options, so I’m heading to Marshall’s to see what I can find. I’ve never bought clothes at Marshall’s before because their plus size selection stinks, so this is going to be another NSV. I’ll make sure to post if I find anything good.
I’m so happy with the way that my life is going right now. This weight loss isn’t easy, but it is manageable. The hard work and commitment that I put in on a daily basis is showing up on the scale, and I really can’t ask for more than that. It’s what I wanted all along when I was struggling for all those years – for my efforts to show up. Now that they finally are, I couldn’t be more grateful and more pleased. I’m doing it – I’m creating the new me.
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!