Well… Here we are! It’s one year since my surgery. Ok, so it’s one year and 5 days. It’s crazy this time of the school year so I’m a little bit behind on my posting. Sorry! I will post the actual weight of my weigh-in day rather than today’s weight. But before I do… I am going to ramble just a bit. I still keep up with lots of the folks who had surgery around the time I had surgery. I also read lots of other blogs of new folks. Trying to offer help and encouragement where I can. Many of you know I am a straight shooter. I tell the truth, try to smack you out of your negative/nit picky spiral, and celebrate ALL victories. This mess is hard. It’s a mental struggle. You can get SO wrapped up inside yourself that you lose sight of the real successes. I’ve done it from time to time. We all do. The key is to stay focused on the “rules” of the sleeve (or whatever your tool) and move your body! Find something you love to do and DO it. My thing is the elliptical and strength training. No less than 5 days a week. Sometimes twice a day (depending on stress levels). This isn’t just something to do until the weight is off. This is something you’ll do for the rest of your life. The way you need to eat to be successful is how you will eat for the rest of your life. See, it’s not about getting healthy… It’s about BEING healthy. It’s an action word. BE healthy. Everyday. Make the right choices everyday. Not for the term of your “diet” but for your whole life. If you aren’t looking at it this way… You’ll be fat again in no time. Yes. That’s mean to say… But it’s true. My brain doesn’t even work the way it did a year ago. If it did, I wouldn’t be here writing this.
Now hear this!!! Just because you lose the weight your life is not magically transformed into the perfect fairytale. If you have issues now… You will have issues later. Your weight is NOT he root of all your mess. I used to LOVE to blame problems on my weight. I mean, weight was an issue, but not THE issue. I have used this year to not only transform myself physically… But in other ways too. I strongly suggest you do the same. Really take stock of what’s going on in your life and begin the hard work of handling things. I’m a little type A and somewhat obsessive about things. I’ve really been honest with myself over the past year and worked on some things in my personal and professional life… what a difference a year makes! Look, if you’re already working hard you may as well get on with it… Right?!? Small changes everyday add up to a huge transformation!!!
Ok. I’ve made many of you fall asleep already. Sorry! Here are my stats!
- Starting weight May 5, 2015: 300
- May 18, 2015: 270 (-30)
- Month ONE – June 5, 2015: 260 (-40)
- Month TWO – July 8, 2015: 239 (-61)
- Month THREE – August 5, 2015: 225 (-75)
- Month FOUR – September 5, 2015 210 (-90)
- Month FIVE – October 5, 2015 199 (-101)
- Month SIX – November 5, 2015 188 (-112)
- Month SEVEN – December 5, 2015 178 (-122)
- Month EIGHT – January 6, 2016 174 (-126)
- Month NINE – February 5, 2016 170 (-130)
- Month TEN – March 5, 2016 166 (-134)
- Month ELEVEN – April 5, 2016 163 (-137)
- Month TWELVE – May 5, 2016 159 (-141)
Had a 4 pound loss this month. Slow and steady. I still have 9 pounds to lose. It may take all summer long. But the fact of the matter is… I will lose the 9 pounds. I wear a 10 consistently. I’ve put on an 8 but it was snug. Yes, I have a crap ton of excess skin. I may have it removed but certainly not for a year. I want to be at my goal weight for a long while before making any decisions about that. I still follow the rules of my sleeve. I may have a nibble of a dessert every once in a blue moon… But it’s just not my thing. I still avoid trigger foods. No need to add that stuff back into my life. I still love my Starbucks. It makes me happy. I’ll be here each month… Letting you know how I’ve done. Accountability is SO important!!!!
Please let me know if I can ever give you some tips or advice… Support or encouragement. I’ve been there!
Be good to yourself.😊