I have been MIA for a while. I'm not sure how many, if any read this blog. I just haven't had it in me to tell the world that I am at a stand still. I fell as though I'm always at a stand still. I'll do a little recap.......
January 19, 2012 was the first day of the rest of my life, I went to my first medically supervised weight loss appointment, I weighed 292 pounds. That makes me SICK!!!
April 9, 2012 I had my lap-band surgery.
May 6, 2012 I did my first 5K. I had 3 goals......
1. NOT DIE
3. FININSH IN UNDER AN HOUR
As you can see, I didn't die, and I finished in 55:11. I was super proud of myself.
After that me, Husband, and B walked almost everyday and I did Sweating to the Oldies (Richard Simmons ain't no joke for an almost 300lb girl).
In October of 2012 my brain tumor had grown, so I had 5 weeks of radiation. Hello, BRICK WALL!!!! I was told not to lose any weight during this time and for a month after the treatments were over, translation.....I ate like the devil and sat on my couch.....I did nothing. I didn't gain any weight, but I didn't lose any either. It was like starting all over from the beginning for me. I still feel like I'm starting over.
February 2013 I joined the YMCA. I FREAKIN love it!!!! I would go and get on the treadmill or the bike for an hour, work up a decent sweat and I was done.
February 2013, I quit my full time, steady job to go to work for a friend. I am still working for him, but it is very part time, not steady money. I keep holding on thinking it's going to take off any time now. I have come to the realization in the last few days that I am going to have to find another job. Can we say STRESS!!!!
In March I did the Wellness Works Program at the Y. The trainer did an assessment and set me up on a weight program. Since I am barely working I WAS going to the Y everyday Monday - Friday. I am in love with doing weights, so I tend to slack on cardio. The last few times I have gone, I park my car in town and walk 1.5 miles to the YMCA, do my weight workout, then walk 1.5 miles back to my car. I love doing that, but my schedule is so WACK, I have only been going like 2x a week. I am finding it hard to find the motivation to go.
As of today.....I got on the scale and I weigh 229.8. So, all in all I have lost 63 pounds in 15 months. I am proud of every one of the 63 pounds, but I feel like it should be more.
Once again, I am starting today. I am on my way to walk to the Y and workout. I have a goal to be under 200 pounds by my 34th birthday.....which is July 13th. Even if I am 199.9! So I have to bust out 3 pounds a week. I don't know if I can do it, but I'm sure gonna try.
Oh......I am doing my 2nd organized 5K this Friday!