This morning I weighed in at 218; I am no longer in the 220's! This makes me incredibly happy because I was in the 220's for what feels like FOREVER. I am also extremely happy because last year I got down to about 220 ( I think ) and gained 80 of it back in less than 6 months time. This was all before my surgery, and I was fighting an emotional battle at the time. I have learned so much since then. I know I will never see the 220's , 30's, 40's or anything higher than that again. In fact, my goal is to never see a number in the 200's EVER AGAIN (once I am in Onderland). I am finally on uncharted territory. 218 pounds marks a road I haven't been on since high school. I am so excited to lose the next 18 pounds, hit Onderland, get under 180 pounds and finally be able to say that I weigh less than I ever have in my adult life. I look forward to the days to come! My goal is to be under 200 by New Year- 2013. I know I will do it! Life is great!
I have been blessed enough to enjoy the summer time to myself for the past three years now. During the summer, when school is out, I have absolutely no obligations to ANYONE! I've been sleeping in till the crack of noon, and midnight howlin' at the moon.
As fun as that sounds... every summer for the past three years I have had a few MAJOR goals in mind. These have consisted of: 1) to improve my jogging ability; 2) to get into better shape and 3) to lose weight. I have been doing this by countless hours of walking, jogging, swimming and weight lifting for several hours each day. You read it right, six days a week I was working my tail off to improve my health. It was fun and extremely rewarding, but I never seemed to manage more than a 20 pound weight loss each summer. That would be great if I could have kept the weight off but my summer accomplishments have turned out short lived...
UNTIL NOW! A little over a month ago I had a life altering surgery. I GOT SLEEVED! :) Since that time I have lost a total of 35 pounds. That's more than I have lost in one summer since I have been working for the school district. What makes it more exciting is that I still have over a month before I go back to work. My goal is to lose another 15-20 pounds by that time. Thanks to my weight loss surgery I know that I will be able to shed this weight and NEVER SEE IT AGAIN!
Next summer I will be lighter than I can currently imagine. One of the goals that I have worked so hard for the past 3 years will no longer be on my mind. Can you guess which one that is? It is so invigorating to know that one day I will not have to look at my weight as an issue. I am on the road to a lighter, happier me.