February – love is in the air, and this month is going to be all about loving myself enough to continue making 2014 my year to shine. I’m vowing here and now that I will reach my goal weight in 2014. What an amazing accomplishment it will be! To achieve my goals, I’m going to focus on the basics – eating well, drinking lots of water, taking my vitamins and getting in 5 cardio workouts a week. I’ve started strength training with #ToneItUp and their #LoveYourBody series is helping see just how strong I am as I change my body. Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend. This month is going to be all about loving all the little things that make life special. My Sunday progress updates will be called Fabulous February Weigh-Ins.
Week 39 was nothing short of amazing! I had the entire week off, got to spend time with a few different friends, planned to try a bunch of new fitness classes at the gym, like Spin and Zumba Step, and it was also my 9-month surgiversary.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 189.6, which is a loss of 4.2 pounds this week, and a loss of 87.4 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 125.4 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 39.6 pounds to go to my ultimate goal weight of 150 pounds. What an amazing week!! I’m in the 180s!!!!! I haven’t seen a loss this big in quite some time, and I can only attribute it to the fact that I didn’t have any stress, could spend the days working out and drinking plenty of water, and cooked delicious, healthy meals for myself.
This week someone told me I was lucky to have lost so much weight since surgery. I responded that luck had nothing to do with it, that it was a lot of hard work. And it has been. I haven’t just sat back and let the weight loss happen. I’ve put in the effort of planning, shopping, cooking, and logging each meal. I’ve spent the time in the gym, on the track, and on the hybrid. I’ve chosen to make the most out of these first 9 months after surgery because I know it’s when the maximum weight loss happens. I’ve changed my life. And that has made all the difference. That’s why I know I’ll reach every single goal I set for myself.
I had a lot of time this week off to celebrate my successes. I was able to write lots of blog posts, and reflecting like that really helps me put things into perspective. I am in completely new territory in terms of my weight, and I don’t want to forget any of these moments. For so long I dreamed of arriving at this moment, and I don’t want to take a second of it for granted.
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!