Just a plain ole update...
Feb 19, 2009Well I'm getting close to the 10 month mark & it's really hard to believe that much time has passed since that wonderful day in April last year. Things are going well - I lost another 1.8 pounds this week, which puts me 3.2 pounds for the last 4 weeks, 93.4 since surgery & 109.4 from my highest weight! I'm sure it would be more if I had been to the gym consistently over the last 2 weeks. We've had house guests and are having more house guests, which makes it hard to get in that activity for me. I think I will just have to say I'm going to the gym, do you want to come with me & if not, leave them to fend for themselves!
I'm feeling great! So much more energy. And I love, love, love the way I feel after I work out now. I'm continuing to be thrilled with the kick-boxing thing at the gym. Had to go buy extra boxing tape for my knuckles last week to keep from getting so bruised up!
I'm very much enjoying my volunteer work at the hospital. It's so rewarding to talk to the patients & be able to answer questions & hopefully give them hope for their futures. I hope I'm making some small difference somewhere. We all know how scary it can be in the beginning. I was really disappointed that none of the patients I've seen were at the support group meeting last night. I try to stress the importance of attending the meetings - there's just such a knowledge base there to draw on & I don't know how you can do it without going to support groups. We have such a nice bunch of people in our group, too. It's been amazing to watch people shrink!!!
Not much else going on. I think I'm settling into life after WLS pretty well now. Just need to get more gym time in. Vitamins, water, protein, all that stuff is going well. I think I must be the only one on the planet that actually looks forward to my protein smoothies every day. It's more like a dessert for me & I look forward to deciding which combination of flavors to try each day. I really like putting in 1TB of sugar-free instant pudding powder in - tastes just like real milk shakes to me.
Anyway, who knew life could be fun! Hope yours is too.
PS - I'm wearing a size 10 jeans right now as we speak!!!!!!!!!! I actually bought a size 8 dress pants last week - they're a little snug but are wearable. Simply unbelievable.
Feb 12, 2008