Spring has 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 2016 I’m living my life in full bloom! Now that I’m losing the weight that I’ve re-gained, the pounds I lose this spring are like 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 1 of losing my regain found me slowly getting back on track after that painful reality check of last week’s weigh in when I saw 201.0 on the scale; a number I thought I’d never see again. But sometimes a shock to the system is exactly what it takes to get me moving in the right direction. I was on spring break this week, so I had the time to make some slight, yet significant changes: I went on a hike and worked out at the gym with RDC3, I got in over 10,000 steps on trips to Half Moon Bay (with RDC3 and my parents) and Carmel (with RDC3 and Sofi). I made a grocery run, prepared healthier meals, and had a general sense of things getting back into place.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 199.2, which is a loss of 1.8 pounds this week! I’ve lost a total of 77.8 lbs since surgery and 115.8 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 49.2 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 0.8 came off a little at a time as the week continued. Not only did I lose almost 2 pounds without any huge changes to my diet and exercise, but I’m gratefully back in ONEDERLAND. I will never get out of it again!
Today I had an NSV when I texted RDC3 for our Sunday weight loss accountability update. We’ve both gained weight since we’ve been together, so we’ve decided that enough is enough and it’s time to get serious about getting these pounds off. He’s as committed to living a healthy lifestyle as I am, which is so nice. This is a whole new experience for me, because while I’ve had lots of great female friends who are weight loss buddies, I’ve never shared the weight loss journey with a boyfriend before. That’s where the milestone comes in. I’ve never, ever shared my actual weight with someone I was dating before. EVER. Even last week when I had that fateful weigh-in, I told RDC3 how much I’d gained, but not the actual number on the scale. Today when I texted him my update, I told him the number. Gulp! He knew what it meant to me to be able to feel safe in sharing that with him, and he was so supportive. He cheered on the fact that I’d lost 1.8 lbs, and didn’t make it a big deal about the 201. Which means absolutely everything to me. As he said, “we should be able to share everything with each other.” And I couldn’t agree more. That’s one of the many reasons I know that this is IT!
Phew! This week has been quite productive, when I look back at everything. I faced the scale, made some easy changes, saw weight loss results, shared my weight with my boyfriend, and made lots of updates on my blog. Progress!!
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!