63 lbs loss! April 2015
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HEYPINK is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Three months post-surgery and I am rocking this whole losing weight thing! I have lost 72 lbs. I feel like a whole new person! I am excited to continue on this journey. Now I'd like to get more focused on exercise, so that's my next goal!
My weight loss journey has been a roller coaster. And not a fun one. I have gotten on and off the wagon so many times that I don't know where I am anymore. Which, is a problem. One week from tomorrow (1/6/15) I will be embarking on a new journey. I am having a gastric bypass. And things are going to drastically change. And well...I just cannot wait!
I plan to spark daily again. I know I will need the motivation, especially to work out! And I know my fellow Sparkians are all about motivation. :-)
I've been a Sparkian since 2008 (though I really didn't start doing anything until May of 2009). That is a long time my friends. I've learned a lot in that time, lost a lot of weight, gained a lot of it back, lost it again, and gained it back again. The yo-yo of my life is BED (binge eating disorder) and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I am confident that I can lose weight and keep it off though.
I am a big believe in lessons. Yep, Iï¿½ve made mistakes (tons of them), but if I can take something away from it, apply it to my life, the mistakes are more meaningful and never in vain. Without this philosophy, I'd have quit by now.
Also I believe in mindfulness. Being mindful of all you do, every taste, every muscle, every moment. Be in the moment. It helps, especially when you are craving something or dreading a workout.
Sometimes I blog a lot. Sometimes a little. Sometimes its about weight/health/etc, sometimes is about my personal life. Currently I am trying to figure myself out. My guess is it will be a combo of both for now.
I've been an inspiration to others on here before (a great honor!). Now I am looking to be inspired. To revamp, to rediscover and to Warrior On!
With love and sunshine,
1.) Drink 64oz ater a day
2.) Eat 60 grams of protein a day
3) Walk daily
4) Bike 3x/week
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