Sunday, January 12, 2014

6 mo Post-op Update

I can't believe it's been 6 months since my surgery - so much has happened in my life in this past 6 months.  It has been an amazing journey.
I try not to weigh every day, but I hopped on the scale yesterday morning and what did I see?  200 lbs!  finally!
So, that's a grand total of 94 lbs lost since I began this journey.  And, I've reached my first goal. 
I also did a few measurements to see how many inches I've lost. 
Waist:  started at 49", now at 40".  9 inches down!
Left arm: started at 21.5", now at 17 3/4". almost 4 inches!

The 500 Miles in 1 year challenge 500 Miles in 2014
 that my FB friend Jessica started is underway, and I have to get busy to get caught up.  The monthly goal is 40 miles, to reach 500 miles by the end of the year.  I sucked wind this week because of the cold weather....but I will catch up by the end of the month!  I am hoping that by adding lots of walking and some yoga, I will be able to tone and firm up.

I tried to upload more pics to this post, but blogger is being a booger and not, more pics to come.

Friday, January 3, 2014

91 lbs!

Well folks, it's been almost 6 months since my surgery and I've lost 91 lbs!  I am so blown away by what has happened over this past 6 months.  In addition to losing an amazing amount of weight, I've completed my degree to be a Special Ed teacher and I've landed a job at a local high school.  My new job starts next Monday.  I'm not a teacher yet, but I will be a parapro in a special ed classroom.  I'm so excited to have a job so soon after finishing school, and I know this will be a great step to finding a job as a teacher (hopefully in the Fall).

Back to the weight loss: a friend asked me today if I had anything special planned for when I reach the 100 lb mark.  I haven't really thought about it...I wonder what other people have done?  I'll have to ask around.  I am scheduled for a 6 month follow up appointment with my surgeon on 1/20, and it's my goal to hit the 100 lb mark by that day.