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!

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hitting the mark

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

Walking and eating

I went back to work this week and I’ve been walking during lunch everyday.  I was trying to eat a meal after walking but it just wasn’t working – needed water, and simply didn’t feel like eating.  I had been having a shake for breakfast and food for lunch.  Today I switched it up and ate breakfast and had a shake for lunch. Let me tell you, it’s so much easier to deal with.   Personal preference really, but just easier for me. 

Walking and eating

Eat slower

so I’ve come the realization that my personality and really old eating habits are getting in my way.   I simp,y eat too fast, I’m simply misjudging time and pilling in food because I  think enough time has gone by.  After a bit of Google searching, there is an app call “Eat Slower”, seriously it really exists.  It has a built in timer that goes for 1 minute & 30 seconds and it repeats that timer u til you turn it off.  It seems stupid but what this app really does is retrain your cosumption timing.  I am ever so grateful, even though the app is as ugly as is gets, who cares, I simply can’t handle being sick after eating too quickly anymore.

Eat slower