I'm celebrating a tad early because this isn't an official Thursday weigh in. I don't weigh every day, but lately noticed a positive downward trend during my fully-clothed random scale-checks. Today I finally remembered to hop on first thing in the AM and....
I snapped the picture and promptly made hubby check his weight.
Hubby: 170.0 (he is up 1 lb)
Even though this is not an official tracked weight, this means hubby gets to pick me up.
Some of you may remember that I posted that hubby and I have a long standing joke that he wasn't allowed to pick me up until I weigh less than him. Joke was made when I never expected to weigh less than him. About two weeks ago I hit 171 and I was getting close to hubby's weight (He was 169.0 then).
This is an especially happy one-footed dance for me, because I've been making a major effort to keep my calories lower than normal during my foot-healing phase. Until a few weeks ago, I haven't made real efforts to lose or get my calories under control and it feels great to get such a positive sign that things may be working.
I started transitioning my calorie range downward before surgery to make a sedentary range a little less painful. My prepping, planning and pre-tracking along with my resolve to maintain/get in the 160s has helped but it hasn't been easy.
I wasn't sure what to expect (and it's not over yet with 5ish weeks to go) and I wasn't entirely confident that I was in the right range. I wasn't sure how the various meds would complicate the situation. - The pain meds used the first few days made me feel a real hunger-feeling compared to cravings, but I knew it was a trick.
Adding to the uncertainty, I haven't made much weight loss progress in several month because of my lack of *real focus* (along with some complacency). My focus has been on fitness and living and I'm absolutely fine with that, but it feels great to get such a positive sign that things are working/I may be able to make it work.
And while I celebrate, I'm also very aware that my weight could pop up a bit once I return to normal activity and exercise. But that won't bother me because I know I'm still moving in the right direction even if a little slow.