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.