Category Archives: progreso

Post-Op Week 88: A Confession

Forgive me, body, for I have sinned.  A lot.  So I’m starting over.

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Post-Op Week 87: Birthweek

This is a quickie update as I have been traveling for work all weekend and am only home for a few hours before jetting off (literally) to New Orleans on another work-related trip.

I did not weigh today or take pictures because I was traveling, but I will do both tomorrow morning before I head out.  I did make it a point to go walking yesterday while we were gone so I did squeeze in nearly 5 miles of walking.

The plan this week is to get to the gym to do a little weightlifting and bike riding, and maybe some swimming.  It’s still not warm enough outside for me to really want to swim, but the light at the end of the tunnel is this:  spring is a few short days away!

Birthday celebration in New Orleans tomorrow night, again on Tuesday (when my birthday ACTUALLY is), and for the rest of the week because I celebrate ALL WEEK long.  I’m treating this week as vacation time, because it is.  So I’m reverting to how I tracked when I was in New Orleans for Thanksgiving:  keeping portions sensible and making sure I log exercise, vitamins and water.  Then it’s back to the grind next Monday once my schedule returns to the real world.

Photo update tomorrow.  I’m considering weighing in monthly now as I’m trying to maintain.  I’ll still track weight weekly but I think I will only report monthly.  Not sure what I’m going to do but I’ll figure it out.  More later…work to get done before hitting the sack.

Post-Op Week 86: Waving the White Flag, For Now

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I think my doctors were right.  The weight range I’m in now is probably a good weight for me.  For the past 3 months, I have bounced back and forth, up and down around the same weight on the scale, and I am discouraged.  I feel like I have disappointed myself.  I’m not giving up this fight, but I’m not giving it my best, and I know it.

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Post-Op Week 85: Rethinking Goals and a Recipe

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Nearly as fast as I put on the weight I gained over the holidays, I lost it.  Then regained it.  Then lost it again.  This rollercoaster ride my body’s taking me on is frustrating at most, but is what I suppose maintenance is at best.  What I need to grapple with is this:  am I ready to be here?

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Post-Op Week 84: A Haiku

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A haiku about this week:

Acceptance is hard
Loving yourself is harder
This journey won’t end.

Post-Op Week 83: Tired and In Need of a Reset

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Well, there went all the progress I made in January.  My face here says it all.  I’m frustrated.

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Post-Op Week 82 Progress Report: Even Steven

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No change this week, and I am more than good with that.  This past week was a bit rough, and I fully expected to be up a lot this week as my week saw me eating so many things I don’t normally eat.  Cookies, brownies…my students brought these things in as part of a class project and I was not strong enough to say no to any of them until the end of the week when I was just flat tired of eating them.  I didn’t want the taste of them in my mouth, and I didn’t like the way they made me feel.  So the fact that the scale didn’t budge this week is actually a relief to me.  It could have been much, much worse.
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Post-Op Week 81 Progress Report

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Finally the scale is creeping downward and the holiday regain is about gone!  I’m hoping this continues.   Still struggling to get motivated to exercise though.  Perhaps I should focus on getting more sleep first, because the lack of sleep is hurting my want to exercise.  When I am tired, the last thing I want to do is work out.  I know I’m not sleeping enough but I have so many things I’m juggling right now that it’s hard to get them all done in the 24 hours I am given each day.

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Post-Op Week 80: Nut Up or Shut Up

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Not surprised by this week’s progress since I was retaining water all week which always happens during my cycle.  The water retention stops when the crimson tide rolls in (ha!), and so does the desire to eat everything that isn’t nailed down.  So this week should be business as usual.

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Post-Op Week 79 Progress Report: It’s Not All Sunshine and Roses, Y’all

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First week back at it and not too shabby, considering that I am now 18 months post-op.  If I can lose this amount or more each week, I will see my goal weight by Christmas.  I’m definitely learning patience right now!

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