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Can I do it?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I'm sure trying!

I have surgery in exactly one week from today. My goal was to lose 10 pounds in a month before my surgery took place. I have lost 7 lbs at this point in time. I weigh in on Sunday morning. I've been more on track calorie wise this week. I've taken a few hundred more steps everyday. I've been drinking more water. I've done the wii fit programs for 5 days in a row without missing one day yet. some days I just do the yoga and cardio stuff, but I've been logging, tracking, and stepping towards my goal. So I"m hoping I can do it. I am hoping that scale says the magic number.

But what if I don't do it? What if I go into surgery not 10 pounds lighter? That's something I was thinking about last night as I was jogging along with my wii. And I took a moment to realize a few things about myself the last three weeks. I want to get healthier. It doesn't matter if I go into surgery 10 pounds lighter or the 7 pounds lighter that I'm going in if my surgery was today. I'm changing and it is going well and that is what matters. So I thought I'd take a moment and share my random thoughts that rattled through my mind.

I am doing really well. I am down 7 pounds in 3 weeks! I have had a water streak of 5 days! I have double my average daily steps in the last three weeks! I got up to the second floor at the doctors office without being short of breath! Wait!! I used the stairs at the doctors office! My dog is making friends at the dog park because we're getting there so much more than before! This past Monday I told My boyfriend I was proud of myself (that's a very rare feeling)! My apartment is staying cleaner than it normally does (thanks organized life group). I'm packing lunches more often and cooking dinner more often, which means I'm saving all kinds of money and calories!!!!!!!! I've been taking my vitamins! I've been taking my medication! I've been using my wii fit! I've limited my Easter candy intake to serving sizes and when I have calories available to do so! I met my boyfriends family and ate dinner with them despite my fear of eating around strangers! I'm more aware of what I buy and I've been wasting less food! My Boyfriend is starting to read nutrition labels and select lighter options when we go to the grocery store together! Today I went to lunch with the girls and I got a grilled chicken sandwich and only ate half of my fries versus a burger and all of the fries! I have so so so so much to be excited about. I have a lot of areas that I have been improving. So no I may not be 10 pounds lighter this time next week, but I'm still going into that surgery healthier than i was a month ago and that's important!

I haven't met all of the mile stones. I'm still too overweight for my health. I'm still nowhere near the size I want to be, but I'm doing so much better and so far all I've done is make a few minor changes to my daily routine and life. I still feel like me and like I'm living my life. I am going to do my best to get that 10 pounds off, but most importantly, I'm going to keep going after that surgery to get the next 10 pounds off too! It's going to be a great journey! emoticon emoticon
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    First, you are doing great, because ALL of the changes that you are making are "moderation" and "sustainable" they key words to make any lifestyle change WORK.

    I am proud of you too!!! Great job!
    1879 days ago
    Great job! Give yourself a pat on the back from me! Sounds like you are doing all the right things, and it will pay off! Hope you have a quick recovery from your surgery and keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1879 days ago
    Hi Sarah, you are doing very well emoticon . Big changes would definitely come because you are making better choices.
    Hope your surgery goes well. Have a great day. emoticon
    1879 days ago
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