My Progress!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

6 week Surgiversary!

So I’m 6 weeks from my surgery date. When I weighed myself this morning I was at 392. That is an even 25 lbs since surgery (a little over 4 lbs a week) and 73 lbs from my highest weight! Sometimes I still can’t believe I am ACTUALLY on the other side of 400 lbs!!! It’s amazing!

Tanner and I went to the pool this afternoon. I walked for about an hour in the pool and then did a water aerobics class for an hour. When I got home, I was at 387! Of course, I think I’m slightly dehydrated as I have a bit of a headache so I’m guzzling water as fast as I can sip so I’ll probably be closer to 392 tomorrow, but it was sure nice to see the scale registering in the 380’s!!

I usually have Erik take my picture each week on Tuesday, but I decided that I will probably just do it monthly instead. It is hard to see much change from week to week.

I sent my transcripts in to the nursing school I’m considering (one of them) to see if they can tell me exactly what pre-requisites I need to take and whether they will let me take online classes for the ones I know I need (chem. 1 and 2, microbiology, nutrition). I’m kind of excited about getting back in to school honestly although chemistry scares the crap out of me! I love science, but I just am not into chemistry at all :( I’m sure I can handle it though. Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to pay for the classes. I’m not in a huge hurry though so if I can’t get registered this semester, I will try for next semester.

I also renewed my membership at the YMCA today. I have a membership at the bariatric gym as well, but they don’t really have any classes or anything and I’m hoping to eventually start taking some of the bootcamp style classes at the YMCA. I will most likely keep my membership at the smaller gym because I can use the pool during the winter months and I just like the attention I can get at the smaller gym.

Overall, I’ve increased my activity and have managed to walk or swim every day for the last week. I’m walking on the treadmill and outside. I try to switch it up because I know walking outside seems to stress my core and upper body more; most likely because I’m not supporting my upper body the way I do on the treadmill.

Oops! One last thing. I have cut out the protein bars I was eating (about one or two a day) because they were often easier to grab than running to the kitchen while I was working to make up a quick meal. I’ll have to wait and see if it impacts my weight loss at all. It has been a bit slower than I thought it might be and maybe the sugar alcohols in the bars are impacting my weight loss. I know when I did low carb before, I had to stay away from most bars, etc because of that. We’ll see ;)


Ice Queen said...

You are doing so well. I smile when I hear the hope and optimism in your words as I read your posts. You sound happy and in control and as if you have finally landed solidly on your track. That is wonderful. Congratulations on your loss, so far.

cmoursler said...

great job on your weight loss...I think you should do the week to week. just get like black fitted clothes, and then take the pictures in the same poses...after about six months you could have like a book where you flip through and watch you shrink (things I wish I'd
It would be like a piece of art.
hooray for nursing school and 25 pounds and all your exercise. You are doing fab.

Allan said...

Awesome !!!

Laurie ( said...

You are doing awesome! It's great getting your updates and your NSVs as well as the scale victories. :)
If you have any questions, feel free to write me and I'll help however I can!!

Dominique said...

Ahhh, beautiful progress! Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the great exercise! And going back to school- WOW!

Val said...

I can't believe it has already been 6 weeks!! Congratulations on your awesome and continued success :D