Tuesday, August 21, 2012
When I returned to Spark People in July, I was worried about my chances for not being successful again, so I set a goal that I felt was doable in a relatively short period of time-10 pounds in 2 months. If I stuck with it, I'd increase the goal.
So today, the scale showed 10 pounds flown away. I was surprised I made it there in a month because I am "dieting" very differently than I ever have before.
My avatar picture is of me in 2007 after I had lost 68 pounds doing the Medifast program, 2 medifast meals and one lean and green real food.
Then came the cancer diagnosis with surgery, radiation, and chemo for 6 months, and steroids with the chemo to help tolerate the effects.
I decided I had one job to do during that time-to eat as healthy as I could to help my body heal and deal with what was happening.
So I came through that with weight gain, not loss. Then a 2nd diagnosis a year after the first with major surgery in December 2008 and a redo in May 2009, 6 months of major chemo, then 28 months of maintenance chemotherapy with the hope we could keep it from coming back a third time.
I gained back 43 pounds. And started working on moving and trying to get healthy again after chemo ended November, 2011. Thanks to SP, I now have just 30 pounds to go to get to my precancer weight and the picture I've posted of me playing the harp.
After that milestone, we are going to see what will be. I always was a skinny minny. But I stopped being skinny after I broke my arm in 5th grade.
I am going to make an effort to find things to do for excercise that are fun for me now, that I can do outdoors when the sun isn't out, since I am now super sensitive to the sun.
Any suggestions besides getting new tires on my recumbent bike? I know I'd love it if I could figure out the gears. That seems more difficult than it was to learn stick shift.