Thursday, July 25, 2013

Four months today

Today is my four month bandiversary.

I'm happy that I'm finally seeing some movement on the scale, and hope that I can continue the trend. I know that some of you may scoff and be like, "but Luka, it's only 6.8 pounds and you really should be losing at least 2lbs a week." Well, considering I only lost 4 lbs in the first three months post surgery (and 3 of that was within my two week post op period), I am ECSTATIC about my loss this month.

I know that we are all different. We all lose at different rates. And I know that some of you have way more will power than I do. Or you have access to gyms and exercise classes. Or you don't work in an office where absolutely no one knows you've had surgery--and you want to keep it that way (and sometimes that necessitates eating the occasional bagel or piece of birthday cake to keep up appearances). Or you don't have to buy and cook food for two people who eat entirely different menus (because I don't think it's fair to deprive the ELB of what he likes because of me).

All of these things are challenges that I have to deal with every single day. I know, I know--#firstworldproblems . But they are all factors that can make or break a weight loss effort--especially for someone who has never been successful with weight loss in the past.

I'm going to keep working hard at walking/elliptical as much as I can (every single day!), counting my calories, and making healthy decisions (the lemon meringue pie blizzard I had last night not withstanding). Come October, I hope to be able to join a gym and start some serious toning-and maybe some Zumba. But that will come in the future. Right now, it's not feasible because of expenses and location. So I will use my  3lb and 8lb hand weights, and my resistance bands, and my elliptical, and the sidewalk around my building at work and I will get healthier. I will. I am determined to.

My goal is to lose eight pounds by my next visit in August. It will be difficult because I will be out of town for a part of it, enduring stressful situations (family related), but I will get through. And you all will get through your obstacles and reach your goals, too.

Now that I've had a sample taste of success--it's much sweeter than ANY treat that Dairy Queen has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. I think the lap band materials claim 1-2lbs a week weight loss as the average. But why wouldn't they? It's definitely true that everyone loses at a different rate. You're making so many healthy changes! I think those are the most important things!