Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Surviving the holidays

Wow, I haven't posted anything here for months! Ok let me update you all.

As of this moment I have lost a total of 134 lbs. I now weigh 174 lbs but I honestly look like I weigh less than that. I look and feel terrific! Let me tell you, shopping for clothes is now a great feeling! I am in a size medium to large shirt and 12 pants. I have 10-15 lbs more to lose to reach the goal my surgeon set out for me!

Over the holidays I managed to lose 2 pounds just before Christmas and then I maintained that weight throughout all my pigging out. I am shocked I never gained but last year I had lost 7 lbs over the holidays.

This year I could fit a lot more in, I have to be careful of that now. I can eat a lot more than I ever could since surgery. I also ate a ton of junk, chocolate and other goodies. I allowed myself this lenience however so I wouldn't feel deprived.

I am back on track now though. I am having my protein shakes and eating cheese and yogurt when I get the munchies. I am trying to keep up with my vitamins also. I went to give blood and was turned away cuz my iron is dangerously low. I had been slacking on taking vitamins for a while so now I am trying but it's still hard to remember.

Anyways, I look forward to 2010. I am getting married in May and want to lose that last 10-15 lbs by then. I am sure I can do it but in the winter it is hard to get in exercise. I know once it warms up I can get out walking again at least.

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and that 2010 is the best year yet for everyone!