This week’s progress is following the pattern that I have come to recognize at this time of my cycle: slight gain before my period, followed by a slightly larger loss. So I’m hopeful that next week will show a loss on the scale. I knew I was a little puffy this morning when I got up and my feet felt stiff and turgid and my rings were a bit more snug. That’s the big indicator that I’m retaining water, aside from feeling bloated and having tender breasts. That’ll come later in the week, I’m sure. UGH.
My eating wasn’t horrible this week but it wasn’t the best either. Gotta get my eating priorities in order and aim for goal. So glad this is the last week of school so I can spend more time focusing on getting to where I eventually want my weight to be. I also need to set smaller goals for myself with rewards–I haven’t done this in a while. I am 5 weeks away from my 1-year mark, and I’m not close to where I want to be by the time I see my doctor again–still 9 pounds away from doc’s goal, but 19 from where I want to be by July 10, when I see him for my 1-year appointment.
DISCLAIMER: Under the cut, you’re going to encounter what a body that has lost nearly 170 pounds (nearly 210 from its heaviest weight) really looks like. If you’re post-op, then you have likely encountered the same sights. If you’re pre-op, just consider the photos you’ll see prep for what lies ahead for you, especially if you have over 100 pounds to lose. And if you’re drinking the Haterade because you see fat shaming as sport, just move along. I don’t have time to trifle with people of your ilk. You see, one of the unspoken benefits of having lost all this weight is that the degree to which I care what others think is quite low. In fact:
Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me proceed with the rest of the post after the jump.