Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wed Weigh In, Day 218

Well here it was, the morning I've been both dreading and anticipating.  Surgery day.  It's been a long 6 months of doctor after doctor, test after test.  I was just ready for this to be over with.  The week leading up to it had me on edge.  But first!  I had to weigh in!  DUH!  How else am I supposed to keep track and make sure I'm doing all I can to motivate myself and others??

So Tuesday night, I took my parents out to our favorite Mexican place because who doesn't want Mexican for their last meal before a 13 hour fast??  We had the special (and Zach and I's favorite meal)  a shredded beef taco and a cheese enchilada with red sauce.  It was just as heavenly as always and I didn't regret one bite of it!

Stepping on the scale the next morning, I was a touch worried what it might read because dinner was so heavy, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the number on the scale!  Turns out that going back to the habits I had before all the medical disasters this year pay off, I just needed to put that dreaded EFFORT into it.

It's been rough and bumpy at times.  I didn't want to be in the kitchen because I couldn't stand on my feet for long, I wasn't prepping anything and veggies were just going bad in the fridge rather than me eating them.  But about 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to buck up and get back in that saddle no matter how much my butt cheeks hurt from the ride :)

In this last week I was able to buy groceries, restock the pantry, fill the fridge with prepped veggies and I cooked enough food for 6 of the 7 nights.  I also cut back on the nasty soda habit I have at work and went back to force feeding myself water in my favorite water receptacle because the wide mouth encourages large amounts of liquid with little effort!  #lovemesomeblenderbottle

So without further ado, I am pleased to say that I'm almost back down to the lowest weight this year.  Hoping for a speedy recovery so I can put my tennies back on and get some walking done.  I will also be getting serious with yoga again due to sciatic nerve complications and I'm looking forward to challenging myself with this.  It's going to be hard since it has to happen in my living room, but it's medically necessary at this point so what better motivator?!

Hope everyone had a great week and hope that this next week is just as great if not greater!  Let's see those scale numbers move down!!


  1. I hope surgery went well and that you have a speedy recovery!

  2. You are so awesome!!!! It takes great strength with all your adversities and not being able to exercise as much as you would like and still have the successes you are having. Goes to show you that the food really does make a huge difference. Hope things are going well since your surgery and you are healing well. Here's to getting back to quality times with those tennies again. :)