Monday, August 31, 2015

Day 54 Weigh In

PreOp Diet Weigh In: 226
Surgery Day Weigh In: 218.5
Day 54Weigh In: 203.5
Change Since Last Week: -1.5

Better.  Much Better.  I know what did me in this time and it was the weekend.  We hung out with the neighbors.  There's a couple across the street who are very much like Hubby and me in personality so the party moved to our place and we drank WAY TOO MUCH once they got here.  I also had Chinese on Sunday which brought the Sodium level a bit high.  I am NOT complaining about this loss.  I just know it COULD'VE been better.  I'm also not beating myself up.  I don't have many friends here in Florida...any friends it was nice to let loose with some folks and open up a bit.  I just need to learn how to do it without as much booze.  Foodwise, the gathering was alright.  From start to finish, it was about 7 hours and I had 1 wing, 1 small sloppy joe w/bun and 1 spring roll.  Not terrible.

In speaking with another neighbor..Jen & Jeremy, I realized that I was a little judgey.  Jen&Jeremy (and yes you almost HAVE to say their names together) are crossfit people.  Serious crossfit people.  Jen&Jeremy don't have kids and don't have family in the area so they basically eat, breathe and sleep crossfit.  Jen easily has at least 50 lbs on me but I had noticed her really starting to lean out since the new year.  I made a point to let her know how fabulous she's looking these days (not in front of everyone because you never know if they really want to talk about it) and she told me that she actually hadn't lost any weight in the last couple months but she's lost inches and it's redistributing. You can really tell.  I recall first meeting her at the end of last year and she'd been doing crossfit for a year already and I thought "Hmmmm...really?"  Because she was still SO big.  People like me should know better.  Last night we were talking about her progress and she made a comment that my clothes were looking a little baggy so I confessed that I've back to try to lose weight and told her a snapshot of my history...basically that I lost and have now regained 70 lbs.  She was very sympathetic and invited me inside.  She keeps her "fat picture" up on the fridge and wanted to share with me how far she'd come.  Holy rolls batman!  She was a really big girl.  She went on to tell me that she lost all of it, got the plastic surgery on her arms and boobs and then proceeded to regain most of it back so she totally gets where I'm coming from.  She invited me to "bring a friend day" at her crossfit gym to try it out.  She kept it open ended because she knows people like me aren't great with follow through and it may take time to build up the courage.  But I've decided to take her up on her offer.  I don't know when.  Maybe not for a little while, but eventually.  It also reminded me to keep my judgment in check AND to not be afraid to reach out to people.  You can find support where you least expect it.

Other than get drunk, we did very little over the weekend because I have strep throat.  Bah!  I've been drinking a lot of hot tea because I'm trying to avoid cough drops at 12 calories a pop.

I've had about 6 of these this weekend.  UGH.

I also geeked out a little bit over the weekend.  I bought a Star Wars sweater in an XL because it was a mall store and they run small.  Honestly, I'm scared to try on the XL, worried that it won't fit.  It's the type that looks better bigger and since it's still 90 degrees out, I can hold off a little.  The other piece I got, I can wear now.

Told you I was a geek.

Maddie was sick last week so I totally blame the little petri dish for getting me sick, but I'm feeling a little better today.  It might because she and I had some awesome nurses.

I walked the girls to the bus stop so I got my first mile in this morning and I'm going to make Hubby walk with me tonight to get my second mile.  And so we begin another week...

1 comment: said...

We never really know how someone else has struggled. I agree, no judgement. Cross fit sounds bad ass. You should try it.