Good healthy loss of 2 pounds this week. Today marks exactly 5 months since surgery, and I’m super pleased with my progress so far. I don’t think that I’ll be one of those folks that makes it to my goal in less than a year, but I’m okay with that. I don’t care how long it takes me to get there so long as I get there.
In the past two months, I have lost roughly a third of my total…that blows my mind! 40 pounds down in 60 days…crazy, right? But it shows you what a gastric sleeve and disciplined behaviors combined with support groups and therapy can do to improve one’s health. One must also keep in mind that I started out much heavier than the average bear (close to 400 pounds with over 250 to lose), so if you are considering WLS and are what is considered a lightweight (100 pounds or less to lose), your weight loss may not be as dramatic. Every body responds differently to weight loss surgery and the subsequent aftercare plan. So as the diet companies’ commercials say, “results not typical.”
I am two pounds from my December goal which I hope to hit before Christmas break. I think it is possible, and am just going to keep on doing what I’ve been doing…I’ve been successful so far! Then after that, it will be time to set a new weight loss goal.
Winter has always been a challenging time of year for me, whether or not I am in weight loss mode.
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Today is the second day of confinement to the house. The roads are covered in a thick layer of ice, and since our temperatures haven’t gotten above freezing and won’t rise too far above freezing for a significant amount of time, it’s likely we’ll be stuck here for a couple more days.
This is problematic in more ways than one.
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As we are currently encased in ice, today was a snow day from school. I slept in, and have had a pretty leisurely day lounging about here at home. The roads are covered in ice, we can’t get out of our driveway, and it’s projected to be 16 degrees F tonight. More ice is coming tomorrow night, and we’re not getting above freezing until Monday afternoon. Fun times!
So I’ve cooked today and read a lot today. I really should be grading work, but my brain needed both the rest and the intellectual stimulation of reading things that were not student work.
I noticed something awesome today. For the first time in my adult life, when I look down, I can see my toes.
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Not much to report today. We have a snow day tomorrow as the Metroplex is being covered in ice right now, with little sign of stopping.
So here’s what I ate today. Protein was good at 87 grams, but got in too much fat today.
Today’s food choices, from upper right: Rudy’s egg, bacon, bean and cheese breakfast bowl; leftover roasted chicken, creamed spinach and roasted potatoes; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; Goldfish crackers; Trader Joe’s Monterey jack cheese stick; Boar’s Head sweet slice ham and Tillamook cheddar cheese; grilled chicken breast, green beans and Trader Joe’s mashed potatoes.
An ice storm is slated to hit my part of the world in the next 48 hours. We North Texans (specifically those of us in the Metroplex) don’t deal with ice very well. So this afternoon after school I decided to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few groceries since all the forecasts are predicting we’ll be in a deep freeze and under ice until Monday. As I walked in, I noticed these for sale:
I picked up a bag and slung it under the cart I pushed into the store. When I checked out with my other selections–a paltry few compared to the rest of the other shoppers, who were apparently preparing for the Apocalypse (or the Snowpocalypse, as it were), I decided to buy a second bag just in case. Continue reading
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Today was one of those days where my sleeve just could not get with the program consistently all day long. Most days it’s pretty predictable. Today, not so much. Continue reading
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Weight loss during a holiday week is always a victory to celebrate, whether you have had WLS or not. Holidays are always challenging, even when you plan every bite and sip you take. I’m glad that I was able to post a loss this week, because this week’s loss puts me within 4 pounds of my December 31 weight loss goal. I am confident that I will reach that goal in the next week or two. I am thinking that it might be time to set some new goals. But what goals to aim for now?
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