Oct 03, 2013
I had to travel down to Oklahoma for work earlier this week. Let me just say that traveling and staying in a hotel at 4 months post-op has it's drawbacks AND advantages. Drawbacks: all the damn planning that went into what I was going to eat each day, making sure I took it with me, and planning for how to store it (my fancy hotel didn't have a fridge in the room), not having anywhere to store my dinner leftovers. Advantages: all the money I saved not stopping for "road food", freedom from the mental obsession of food - most of the time. I did find the evenings were more difficult because sitting in a hotel room can get kind of lonely.
But I was SO rewarded when I got home. On Sunday the scale said 161.2. I got back late yesterday and this morning the scale said 159 - YAHOOO!!! I went shopping at Macy's for some jeans while I was out-of-town and was very surprised that size 12s fit. A little snug, but they fit! And then today, I wore a new shirt that I just bought less than a month ago. In fact, this is only the second time I've worn it...and someone told me it was too big - LOL!
Only 24 lbs. to go - wow. Most of us have lost and gained 24 lbs. or more dozens of times. But I realize it'll be the hardest 24 lbs. I've ever lost in my life. I'm pretty determined to get it done in the next 2 months before my honeymoon period expires but I'm thinking it'll probably take closer to 3 months just based on my average weekly loss of 2 lbs. per week. Which is still awesome!