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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In my therapy session tonight, my therapist and I talked about how this past week was, and how I responded to the sameness of the scale from last week to this week.
I think I handled things better this week than I did last week but there is still much work to be done up here (tapping head).
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This week’s loss was a good one. I knew that the slight holiday gain I had last week would drop right back off, and sure enough, it did. This puts me on pace to lose about 16 pounds during post-op month 6.
I’m glad to be headed back to school tomorrow because it means that I can get back into a routine, which has been important in my success so far. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be chipping away at my 100 workouts in 2014 goal, and focusing on moving more during the week. Friday night I plan to give my first Zumba class a try. I have friends and family who do it, love it, and swear by it, so I’m hoping I have a good experience with it.
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File under Things You Don’t Expect To Hear At Your Doctor’s Office:
(especially after stepping on the scale)
“Get you some!”
That’s how my appointment started, followed by a high five.
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This week’s loss was a surprise. Not that it happened, but the amount that was lost was a surprise. I didn’t walk as much as I would have liked to this week, but I did drink nearly a gallon of water each day (14 cups most days), I ate at or over 80 grams of protein daily, and was either at or under my calorie goal every day last week (900 calories). I am starting to see my belly finally flatten out, and when I look at myself in the mirror in the mornings as I’m getting out of the shower, I can see the contours of my shape finally becoming visible. One thing is certain: I need to begin weight training soon so that I don’t lose muscle mass and so I can tone up the musculature that I do have. Thankfully, when I put on muscle, I put it on crazy fast. My weekend schedule should be calming down pretty soon so that I can start to focus on strength training and hitting the gym for weight lifting sessions. I need to make an appointment to see one of the trainers there so I can re-learn how to use the machines and such since this gym we are members of now has different machines than the last gym we were at.
As of today, I’m 14.8 pounds away from my first major weight loss goal. I am 92 pounds away from my surgeon’s goal for me. I feel like I might reach his goal by my birthday, which is exciting and scary because it’s a weight I haven’t been as an adult. I have also lost 21.5% of my starting weight. This is also awesome.
For now, I’m going to keep hitting my protein and calorie goals and try to get in more walking this week. We are hitting the State Fair on Saturday, and dammit, I am going to try the Fried Thanksgiving Dinner! The way I see it, State Fair fare only gets eaten once a year, and we walk ALL OVER FAIR PARK when we go–I’m talking at least 5 miles last year alone. This year, we are planning on walking a lot more (because we CAN), and eating a lot less (because we CAN), so if I eat bits and bites of things like the Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, I’m not going to feel bad about it because I’m going to be walking my ass off all day long. And I am okay with this.
And here’s what I ate today. Good protein day: 82 grams. Continue reading →
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