Mexican food

I honestly don’t know where I’d be without Mexican food in my life. 

Mexican food

Steak

finally ate it again. Granted it was only 3-4 ounces but had zero issues.  Still makes me pause before ordering, actually I think I prefer chicken now more than anything else. 

Steak

hitting the mark

Today I weighed in at 246, that’s 100 pounds down from my max weight.

I love my decision to have this surgery.  The only thing I would change is when I had it done.  I went a number of years ago but just wasn’t ready mentally for it, plus I was listening to others when I should of been listening to myself.

I am and will always be a food addict.  This surgery has given me such a better relationship with and better understanding of food; those insights make this so much easier.  I know what I can and can’t eat, what my trigger foods are (things I want to eat endless amounts of), and how to best plan my day because we (WLS people) need to make choices about what we eat every meal of every day.

Also, that puts me 6 pounds ( ok, lets call it 10 to be safe) away from one of my ultimate goals. Lets go!

hitting the mark

I cried today

i needed to buy some new clothes, nothing was fitting again.  I tempted fate and grabbed from the non Big-And-Tall section.  Everything fit, and fit perfectly.  I stood there a just started to cry.  For almost all of my adult life I’ve never been able to shop “off-the-shelf” and when the realization hit that I never have to shop only at certain stores or pay more for the larger sizes, I broke down.   Life is good.

I cried today

Night 5 CPAP-less

It’s been 5 nights in a row without my CPAP.   For me that’s big thing, I’ve had one for a few years now and I couldn’t sleep the night without it without waking up every 5-10 minutes when my breathing would stop.

We went on a weekend trip to Hampton Beach a few years ago and I forgot the machine.  It was the worst 3 days without sleep ever.  I’m really excited to not have to drag that machine around every place we travel!

Night 5 CPAP-less

Feeling accomplished

I’ve been walking 4-5 times per week, on average 3.5 miles per walk. I try and average A 15-16 minute mile and am having decent success hitting hose numbers. 

Today, one of my staff, you know the guy who runs 5+ miles without blinking, asked me when I was gong to start running. I laughed and joked that I wasn’t ready. It did get me thinking though and once I got to the track I decided to walk half and run half.  

Amazingly, I didn’t die.

I averaged 14.22 per mile for 3.78 miles. Slightly misleading because the first and last 3/4 miles are rough main roads and I’m constantly dodging cars and people.

I marked off what a 5k would have been and given its the first day of running, it’s fairly decent.  Overall, I feel good, I don’t hurt, and that’s an accomplishment. 

  

Feeling accomplished