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Emergency brain surgery, two years on spark and one year of maintenance.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Well, first of all, I'd like to thank everyone who posted on my last blog. I wrote that blog and about two hours later was driving up to Madison to see my mom, who was having emergency brain surgery. It was so unexpected that I just tossed a bunch of clothes in a bag and left. I was terrified. Luckily, she's on the mend and is doing really well. So thanks to everyone who I wasn't able to get back to!

So the past three weeks have pretty much been a blur. I've been at my parents so much that I forgot what my fiance looked like. Its a two hour drive to my parents, so going home for a night isn't really something I can do easily. But last weekend and this weekend I'm home and spending some much needed time with him. Being away though, I was actually doing really well with my eating. I was going to the gym in the mornings before my mom would wake up and they don't have many sweets in the house, so it was easy to stay on track. Coming home... not quite the same story. I came home to my future in-laws bringing over a TON of zucchini and so of course I had to make bread out of it! :-/ I love zucchini bread, but am so bad about cleaning out the bowl when I'm done. The batter is so tasty and I went a little overboard. I was down to 181 last Wednesday and yesterday I was at 185. My weekends always make me have a little bit of water weight, but I'm sure some of it is real weight too. I just can't seem to break through this plateau. I don't even know if it is a plateau, its me stopping myself from going any further.

August 30th marks my two years on spark! This website helped so much in my first year and a half of weight loss. I've stalled since then, but spark is still a great tool.
Mid October will mark one year of maintenance. Its not maintenance by choice, as I am still trying to get to 175, but its maintenance in the 180's none the less.

Three weeks ago I had to work out at my parents when the gym wasn't open, so I decided to see if I could run a mile. Normally I don't run, I use the elliptical for an hour a day. Well, I ran the full mile. It wasn't fast and I wanted to stop so many times, but I kept it up and was happy that I did. Its nice knowing that I'm fit enough to randomly do that. However, I was SO sore the next day! It was worth it though.

A few pics to finish out my blog...

The color run back in May, super fun but VERY cold out...

Chillin' on a big tube, there were only two of us, so it was nice and relaxing! :-)
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    I am SO happy that your mother came out of that serious surgery well. It is a scary thing to happen to anyone but especially one's parent. God bless you both.

    AND Happy emoticon emoticon Keep up the GREAT work!
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    1635 days ago
    Glad your Mom is on the mend!!

    Congrats on the "spark"versary, you're doing awesome!!
    1636 days ago
    Wishing your mom a smooth recovery. Love the pictures. happy Sparkversary!!!
    1636 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2013 1:03:41 PM
    I hope your mom recovers quickly and that life will return to normal soon. Congrats on your sparkiversary and maintenance.
    1636 days ago
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