36 Weeks Post Op, and Canadian Thanksgiving

Oct 11, 2017

I can't believe how quickly the weeks are passing.  36 weeks already.  I was 185 Lbs this morning, so down 119 Lbs total so far.  I need to lose another 10.5 Lbs in order to leave obesity behind and get into the overweight category...so close!

Today is a beautiful fall day; bright, crisp, and clear, and I can't decide whether to go for a nature walk or a bike ride. I'm leaning toward nature walk.  I'd like to get into the woods.

This weekend was our Thanksgiving, and I allowed myself more carbs than I normally would because I had two dinners to attend; one on Sunday, the other yesterday. My Mom made 7 home made pies for dessert and there were only 6 of us.  She made the apple pie with splenda so I allowed myself a slice and it was to die for!  Totally worth the extra carbs, lol.

Other than the pie, which I planned, I was "good" and ate protein forward, turkey at the first dinner, ham at the second.

I was happy I still lost 1.8 Lbs this week, even with the pie, but it is nice to not be faced with all of the temptations any more.  My neighbor had two cheesecakes, blueberry and cherry, and her blueberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite.  I didn't have any of course, but wow, I sure wanted some.

I had a fun NSV this weekend too; my uncle Carlo came over for dinner and he hasn't seen me in awhile.  He said he kept looking at me and wondering who "that girl" was, lol.  He couldn't recognize me as me, lol.  That was fun. He said I looked great, which was nice.

My parents, uncles, and cousins, as well as all of my Mom's friends keep telling me I've lost enough weight and need to stop, that size 12 is a good average size and it's small enough.  It's nice to hear but I'm not done yet; I'm still obese and i want out of that category.  I definitely want to go down to at least a size 9, which is what I was wearing before I gained all the weight for the first time. I think it's doable, perhaps by Christmas.

Here's a photo of me and my best friend, Laurie.  We've been friends since she was 2 years old, and I was 4.  She lives out of town now.  It's so weird that we both ended up wearing stripes, lol.

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