14 months post op and Challenge update
Thursday, October 06, 2016
We are entering our 1/2 way point of the fall challenge.
I've been doing BL Challenges since early on in my SP time- 2009 sometime. I was on the Sapphire team until they closed down, and I've been on the purple team since then.
Every challenge was usually the same thing- I'd get excited about a 'do-over'. (If there is one thing I know how to do it's begin again- 45 years of dieting taught me that). And I'd really be dedicated and then when the scale didn't drop quickly enough or I'd get sidetracked by life- I'd find myself half-way through the challenge or even at the end of it with nothing to show for the weeks. Sometimes there was even a gain at the end instead of a loss.
And I'd begin again. I never have figured this out. I do not know why I use food the way I do and others don't- I don't know how to 'fix' that. I DO know that because of the necessity of surgery- the desire to fill myself with food is gone and for that I am thankful. I wish I could have figured this out and found the path here without surgery. I just couldn't.
But I looked back at the last year and here is how my challenges have gone: (we do 10 weeks with a couple weeks off in between so I accounted for that somewhat).
Last Winter Challenge: Lost 29 pounds
Spring Challenge- Lost 12 pounds
Summer Challenge- Lost 17 pounds
Fall Challenge - (So far) 5 pounds (I'm counting the in between weeks here)
I know I won't be losing a lot more- I actually want to lose about 13 pounds to "goal" though my Doctor says he thinks I should be happy with where I am, and I am.
Despite whatever path I had to take- I'm thankful to be where I am!