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Week 25 Post VSG Update

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Howdy! I know it's been a little while. Please forgive me - life has been active and busy and crazy! They've got me traveling all over the state this month and I haven't had much time to do much of anything...but I'm still on track and doing well with my health and fitness, so that's good! In fact, I'm getting better every day and finally feel like I'm back in control of my life!

Now, for the stats...

HW: 466.6
Starting Weight: 460.6 (1/26/15)
Weight Pre-Op: 437.8 (start of pre-op diet)
This Week: 333.0

Weight Lost This Week: -4 pounds (I earned those!)
Weight Lost Since Pre-Op: 104.8
Weight Lost Since Start: 127.6
Total Weight Lost Since Highest: 133.6!

WOW!! I've come a LONG way! I was scrolling through some pics on the husband's phone yesterday and found these from last July...

These are from yesterday...

And that's not even a true before/after because that wasn't at my highest weight!

As I said, I've been traveling a lot for work. I've been working on a lot of things lately. Improvements across the board in my life. Family. Relationship. Work. Photography. I'm doing my best to improve all of those while incorporating my health and fitness goals because I really want to live a more rounded, happier life. So yesterday when husband listened to my needs and actually volunteered to come with me on a work trip, I was thrilled!

One of the things I've been doing more often has been just incorporating fitness into my life by being more active. Doing things I would have stayed away from before because my body couldn't do it. On Sunday, that meant taking a client to my old home and climbing with them the hill behind the house. It's a difficult hill. SUPER difficult. My phone says it's the same as climbing 10 flights of stairs. But I did it. And we worked together for about an hour and a half taking pictures and really having a good time. Having the weight off allows me to be more flexible, more daring, and get in positions I wouldn't have been able to get into before which = better pictures for me because it's what I WANT. Even just getting up from a seated position is so much easier...and I don't feel completely embarrassed in front of clients (especially not this one...I was 100+ pounds heavier when I took her first set back in October!).

Smaller pants size on Sunday. Now in a 24 so these 26s were starting to become a hassle.

Climbing a hill and still having a blast!

So yesterday when I was done with my work stuff, husband and I ventured to find a late lunch and then find a waterfall to climb! Yep, you heard me right...a waterfall to CLIMB! It's something I've always wanted to do, but really couldn't because of the weight. Yesterday, I climbed over rocks and waded into the water to get myself midway up the waterfall! If not for slick rocks, I may have gone farther!!

The plan moving forward is just to move forward. I'm counting down to New Orleans in mid-May (LOTS of walking!) and Florida in mid-June (lots of EVERYTHING!). I want to feel my best each time! And first?! First I'm conquering my fear of amusement park ride embarrassment on May 14th at King's Island! WISH ME LUCK!! *bites fingernails*
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