Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Looking back on 2015, I think I accomplished a lot. I finally made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery. After following a 6 month doctor supervised program, I had my surgery on October 5th. It's been a journey and I've learned so much. I am going into 2016 65 pounds lighter than I was in 2015. I have learned to focus on eating to live, not living to eat. My goals are to get in over 75 grams of protein each day, and to drink 65 ounces of water. Another goal is to get in at least 3 days of exercise every week. This is an easy one since I go to water aerobics 3 days a week, and try to get to the Y to jog in the pool on the weekends. I think that goals need to be sensible and obtainable. While I want to hit my 75 pound lost milestone, I will celebrate each and every pound that comes off. And I'm going to think about myself more often. I think so many of us get so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. But I am important, and as I get healthier and stronger, I am finding that I have the energy to give more to others. I am going to say a fond farewell to 2015- the year I finally put ME first, and started on this great adventure to a new me. I am so excited to see what 2016 holds!