17 months out...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Well, I'm coming up on my year and a half anniversary and I have mixed feelings about my progress. I enjoyed my summer as much as I could and allowed myself to enjoy food as well, with limitations of course. I was able to maintain my weight loss, which is wonderful and completely due to this fabulous tool I've been blessed with -- gastric bypass. If I happen to have a bad day and wish to sabotage myself, there's only so much I can eat. I have a physical limitation to how much damage I can do and I am eternally grateful for this. I have TIME to stop and think about what I'm doing before eating an entire pizza. Hallelujah!
That being said, I did reach one wonderful goal, which was the infamous "onederland." I am super excited to be able to say that I am below 200 lbs and WILL NEVER SEE that "2" in front of my weight ever, ever again. I am lighter than I've ever been in my life and feeling very good overall.
On to the negative or not-so-pretty portion of the post... In the last few months, I've only really lost about 5 lbs. I've stopped exercising regularly due to a few reasons (and I realize that they are all "excuses"): volunteer schedule, my regular Zumba class being cancelled, winter blues, 5k issues, and laziness to name a few. The Zumba class being cancelled was the hardest hit. It was something I always had to fall back on and did it at least once a week, mostly two. The 5k issues include being out of town or busy when they are scheduled. The holiday ones are fun, but the Turkey trot is during my best friend's baby's baptism and the Christmas one is while I'm in Florida visiting my brother. I have registered for the St. Pat's 5k in March, but I didn't want that to be my next official 5k. It might just be, though. Winter blues and laziness, well, we all know about that. The volunteer schedule really just added stress to my life, which causes laziness. Ever since April, I haven't been able to really fall into a regular routine. I'm always reworking my schedule week to week because of volunteer duties and trying to spend time with my husband the few times I do get to see him. I never end up putting my health first. I think subconsciously I feel like I've gotten out of the "danger zone" health-wise, so now I can focus on other things. That's doing myself a disservice, though. I should focus on getting myself to my goal weight first.
So that's the positive and the negative. On to the future goals... (you know I've spent too much time in corporate America just by the way I organize my blog, haha!)
Short(ish) Term Goals...
1. Become an herbalife distributor, help others lose weight, and use it to lose the next 20 lbs.
2. Lose weight during the holidays -- even if it's ONE pound!
3. Weight loss -- 20 lbs to make it to a total of 200 lost, by my 30th birthday!
4. Get on a regular running schedule and complete a 10k (even if it's on the treadmill).
5. Zumba cert -- early 2013
So there you have it, folks! The good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty... I'll be happy with them all accomplished, or even just a few, but I'm going to attain them eventually.
****I'll get there because I know I can.****
Thanks for reading and much love to you all.
Keep fighting the fight. YOU ARE WORTH IT.