3/31/11 Starting Weight 378
10/6/11 Surgery Weight 313
12/3/11 Last Weight 282
12/10/11 Current Weight 277
Over 100 pounds down!! I've gotten rid of 101 nasty pounds!! I am over the moon happy to have reached this goal so soon! Sorry for repeating, but in my mind this warrants repeating.......101 pounds down!!!!!
This week I had 2 holiday luncheons, and still managed to be down 5 lbs for the week. I know I won't always be able to work it this good, but I am so happy with how well those luncheons went. I also exercised the last 3 days this week. I've been having trouble getting back onto the exercise band wagon, but I'm back on and driving the wagon to a new goal! My new goal is to be at 267 by New Year's Day. I think ten pounds is quite doable considering how well things have been going since I've gotten my fill. It was hard to decide on a goal, because I didn't want to be over-aggressive, but I also wanted something to stretch for. We will see what next week brings, and I'll decide if I need to make it more aggressive.
Speaking of next week, that brings up another challenge. My boyfriend, step daughter and I will be going for our annual Christmas trip to Hershey Park, Friday to Sunday. This will be our 5th year going, and it is always a good time. Now I know many of you are thinking....uh oh, the sweetest place on earth, here comes the chocolate over load! But actually, for me, the candy isn't the problem. While I enjoy sweets, they aren't my go to food, and usually when we are in Hershey other than the chocolate bar they give you at check in, I don't usually eat any chocolate. No, the real problem with going to Hershey is the lack of healthy food options. The zoo literally only has pizza and hot dogs as options! However, if there has been one thing I've learned with being banded, planning helps in most situations! I've researched all of the restaurants, and we are planning to eat at the ones that have decent food options. As for the zoo, that is the first place we will hit when we get there, so I'm planning to bring a protein bar or drink to have at the ready if need be. In fact I'm packing protein drinks and bars in case I run into any issues. Luckily our room has a mini fridge so the drinks will be cold. As far as exercise goes I'm not too worried. We will be going to the zoo, the park, and the gardens. There will be a lot of walking involved, and we are planning a trip to the indoor pool one of the evenings, so I think that will suffice for exercise this year. Needless to say I will not being weighing in next Saturday, but next Monday instead.
On the subject of exercise...I ran yesterday. My boyfriend keeps saying he would like us to join a kickball league for some exercise that would be fun. He hates exercise, and he thought this would be a way for us to exercise together. While on the surface it sounds like a good plan, when he mentioned it I was stricken with terror. I haven't played a team sport since probably grade school. Well there was that time in my twenties were I attempted to play volleyball on a team with my sister, but only went once because of fear and embarrassment. I told him I am not ready yet, I can't run, and I surely can't run in front of others. He said how would I know I couldn't run if I didn't try. He also said it would only involved basically jogging to base. So last night, the two goofballs that we are, we bundled up and went out into our complex parking lot to see if I could run. I was actually scared to run. We determined an end point and off we went. He of course was way faster than me, but I ran! It wasn't fast, and it wasn't pretty, but I ran. It was only for about 20 seconds, then we ran back. My fat flapped and made smacking noises, and I was mortified. I told him I'm still anxious about it, but if he wants to join a league after the holidays then I am in. I will try not to think about it until then!
Hope everyone has a fantabulous week!!!