Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Road blocks and thankfulness

From March 26th to April 26th....I have lost 5 lbs....this has been somewhat discouraging. Granted I have been working out ie: tennis/strength training. I hate being wrapped up in the "number game". I realize that being healthy is not only measured in pounds lost...but inches lost....increasing energy level...boosted self esteem etc. Finding other ways to measure my WLS success has been vital!  It's so easy to compare myself to others that are also 5 months postop and think, "hey...they've lost 10 lbs more than I have, what is the deal?!" Everyone's body is different...everyone has a different metabolism, different health problems etc.

So instead of saying, "I've only lost 5 lbs in a month", I would like to say.., "WOOO HOOO! I've lost 5lbs in a month!"
It's crazy to think that in just 9 lbs I will officially be back in the 100's! *haven't been there in YEARS*

I appologize for not having pics yet...I WILL get them...I must con someone into taking them soon.

Anyhow, that's all I've got for now. Have a great week everyone!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Let the workouts begin!

Okay, so yesterday (on a whim) my twin brother decides to come over to my apartment (since he lives in the building next to mine) and says, "hey Amy, Megan *wife* and I are going to K-Mart to buy some tennis raquets wanna join?"  To make a long story short, we were  hitting the apartment complex's tennis courts 45 minutes later. WOW what a workout! And fun too! We did an hour goofing off/playing yesterday and today Geoff and I played for 40 minutes! I am in shock that we enjoyed ourselves AND got a workout! I now know how Venus and Serina stay in such good shape! lol

I am now eating what is my new favorite happy food, Dannon Vanilla Greek yogurt...12 grams of protein and only 110 calories!!

So here's the tally: 1-day workout last week and 2 days so far this week. I'm also starting to track my food intake again on sparkpeople.com. This is a good habit because when I know I have to write it down...I want to make the most of my choices.

I am desperately trying not to weigh myself....I have this bad habit of wanting to weigh myself daily. I know this is not good...just habitual. I am determined NOT to weigh myself until Friday.

Anyhow, that is my update for now.
Have a great week everyone!