I've Lost 40 Pounds!
Monday, April 11, 2016
Couldn't believe the scale this morning! One more pound lost. That's a total of 40 from my highest weight ever and 21 since January 2016! Happy Dance!!! I never thought I'd be able to say that! I've still got a long way to go, but I'm happy with what I have accomplished so far!
Went this morning to the YWCA for arthritis aerobics in the pool and then straight from there to have my annual mammogram. It's so important to get them if you are the age you are supposed to get them. My sister was diagnosed last year with breast cancer after her annual mammogram. She took chemo and radiation and is doing well today! But, it is still scary for her and for me. If it's time for yours, please don't put it off!
Wednesday I have to go back to my doctor to get the results of that pesky B12 levels test. Seems mine is quite high. So, going to see if it has changed any since I had my labs done in February. I certainly hope so. If all goes well the the mammogram and the B12 test, then it will be on to total knee replacement surgery on April 28. Still scared and thinking I might back out! But, only time will tell. I know I need to have it done!
I'm so stoked about the 40lbs gone! My surgeon will be glad too. He wanted my BMI below 40 and now I am at 38.1. Still in the obese range, but much better than when I started at 42.8! I also just want to thank all of you that have helped me and been with me through my journey so far! You know who you are! It's EVERYONE on SparkPeople! I love SparkPeople! It has changed my life in so many ways! I just can't say thank you enough to all of you that have supported me and encouraged me and just to thank SparkPeople for having such an amazing website that is still FREE that really works!! Those of you that comment on my posts and activity are such nice and great people. I think of all of you as truly friends! The weight is coming off so slow this time. I don't know it it's my age or if its because I'm not able to do weight bearing exercises, but I've been so discouraged many times and you all have helped pick myself up and keep going! I love you for it. So, I hope you all stay around for the next 40lbs that will be leaving this body soon.
I know my knee surgery may mess up things for awhile, but I've prepared myself for that but not giving up! I feel so much better with each passing day! I've come too far to look back now! Last night I started a list of NSVs (non scale victories) that I have discovered or felt. The page wasn't long enough to list them all. I used a format from another SP friend (Bonnie, I love you!) to list them. It's so exciting to see the progress being made and can't wait to see what new things are still to come!