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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Low & Training Walks

Well, now that the BOOBS are back in their respective hometowns, I suppose life can continue for the rest of us.  Just reading some of the posts and seeing the pictures, I can tell how special of a weekend it was.  I'm really hoping this becomes an annual conference of sorts so I can come to the next one.  Keep those pics coming!

In my little world, not much to report.  No lifestyle change this week as I'm struggling with the 5 I've already set forth.  Until I'm better with those, I don't want to add anything new to my plate.  On Sunday, I did a 5 mile training walk.  I'm trying to commit to doing at least one every week before the big walk in November.  This was the first one I had done since surgery so it's been quite awhile and, honestly, I was a little nervous that I had seriously backtracked.  Nope!  If anything, I felt really good.  I feel that not only could I have finished the 5 miles a little quicker but I could have gone a little further.  HUGE victory for me!  My legs were sore when it was all said and done but the more I walk, the better they feel so I think it's a good kind of sore.  So I'm doing a 7 mile walk this weekend to up the ante a bit and see how it goes from there.

So my oldest daughter and I caught some type of stomach bug.  I felt so awful I left work early yesterday (which I RARELY do).  I haven't thrown up since being banded and the idea of it absolutely terrifies me.  I was laying in bed yesterday just repeating "don't throw up. don't throw up," over and over in my head until I went to sleep.  I truly believe that the only reason I didn't vomit is because I willed myself not to.  That's some self discipline. LOL.  So let me ask you...have you gotten a stomach bug that included vomiting since being banded?  If so, everything ok?

I don't know if it was the 5 mile walk or the stomach bug, but the scale was kind enough to show me a new low today of 208.  That is exactly 20 lbs down since surgery.  I'm not marking it as official yet as I'm pretty sure it's more dehydration than actual weight loss and my official weigh in day is Monday.  Hopefully I'll be able to change my ticker next Monday.  For what it's worth, it was still nice to wake up to it this morning.  Hope y'all are having a decent week.

11 comments:

~ Katie ~ said...

I had a stomach bug 2 weeks ago...things were coming out both ways...gross! I took it easy with food- just liquids and smooshies for the next day or two afterwards. Plus side- I lost 4 lbs..lol! Good luck with the walk :)

LDswims said...

I hope you feel better soon. That sucks!

I've not gotten a stomach bug since banded and I know it worries me, too. I hope everything stays ok and that you can just keep using that discipline. :)

Jess said...

Glad your walk went well. Hope you feel better soon. I have not been sick since way before I got banded until now I have this awful cough that never ends. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Lynne said...

Awesome walking goals and congrats on your weight loss to date :) I thought about doing the Komen next month. I walk for MS in the early spring; I'd love to be able to run it (For my mom).

DiZneDiVa said...

Sounds like you're doing great... Congrats on the 5 miles! Wow! *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

amandakiska said...

Would you believe I've NEVER in my entire life had a stomach bug that has caused me to vomit? I've gotten drunk and puked a time or two (or 50), but never due to illness that wasn't self-inflicted!

Feel better! Great job on the walking!

Paige said...

Great job on the walk! And great question on the flu bug. I had a friend ask me about this just the other day - a what if, if you will. My response was that I just have to hope I don't! I'm sure I'll be like you! Looking forward to seeing other responses!

Jenny said...

5miles is awesome!!

Patrick said...

New low and 20 down now, excellent! Go gett'em on the walk this coming weekend.

Bonnie said...

Great job walking and congrats on the new low. Weight loss is the only good thing about getting sick. Glad you are feeling better.

Angela said...

That is awesome! I am training for a 10K in November and would love to see what schedule you are using to train if you are up for sharing! I am new to your blog by the way. :)