Spring has (almost) sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easier. Spring is a time of renewal, and in the spring of 2014 I’m living my life in full bloom! Now that I’m in the home stretch of my weight loss journey, all the pounds I lose this spring are just like extra petals on a flower, making my life just a bit more beautiful. I want to enjoy each day of this season, soaking in the sunshine, blue skies, and happiness. Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. My Sunday progress updates will be called Super Spring Weigh-Ins.
Week 42 started with a 5K and ended with a Bay Area WLS meetup, with lost of busy days in between. Even though so many of the workdays were long ones, I didn’t miss any of my workouts. That fact alone is something I’m so proud of, and speaks to how much I’ve transformed my life. In the past, long work days would have offered an easy excuse to skip workouts, but now they just give me a way to shake off a stressful day. Just like that photo above, I really love working out and miss it when I have to take a rest day.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 186.0, which is a loss of 2.6 pounds this week, and a loss of 91 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 129 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 36 pounds to go to my ultimate goal weight of 150 pounds. I’m really happy with this week’s loss. The first pound came off right away when I did my daily weigh-in on Monday; the other 1.6 came off a little at a time as the week continued. I’ve been feeling really strong all week – not just in my weight loss, but in my whole attitude and demeanor – I’m loving life!
One fun thing that also served as an NSV this week was shopping for Hawaii. I’ve picked up just about all the clothes I think I’ll need: bikini tops, board shorts, sundresses, capri pants, and late yesterday afternoon – tanks. Shopping these days is obviously so much more fun than shopping in the past, and I can’t wait to see how little room all of my clothes take up in the suitcase! In the past when I’d go on trips, my clothes would take up so much room because there was so much material. I’m super excited that this time around I’ll be able to fit everything into one suitcase, with room. Although, don’t get me wrong, I’m an over-packer, so I’ll still be filling that suitcase, but this time it will be because of all the outfits, not because of how big the clothes are.
Today my friend Di and I are heading to a local lake county park to volunteer at a cleanup. This is part of my Lenten Sacrifice, and I’m looking forward to it. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here – 80 degrees and sunny – and today will be no exception. Plus, it will be a great way to burn some calories as I’m giving back.
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!