Back From Break
Saturday, October 01, 2016
I didn't mean to put all my weight loss back on in the past two years and I certainly didn't plan on not running for four whole months, to seal the deal. Life happens. Sometimes it happens in droves. Without going into my crazy life story, I'll just say I'm glad things are finally leveling off again.
So I got really down on myself about my weight gain. I felt hopeless about it again. I went to see a specialist in bariatric surgery. I was sure that was what I wanted. But then I really took a second look. I was going to still have to work hard to lose the weight. The surgery would just help me along. But then there are the risks. I went back and forth for a couple of weeks. I was told by the surgeon that I barely qualified: don't gain or lose weight for the next three months!
I deliberated for a few more weeks. And talked with several individuals who had had the surgery I was considering. And I really had to look hard at myself. I KNOW I am the type who would get the surgery, begin with great intentions and then go back to all my old habits. I KNOW that my problem is in my brain and not my stomach.
I bravely went back to WeightWatchers as a tool to help me along with my Sparkpeople. It really breaks up the stale patterns I had on this site and makes it feel like a fresh beginning, which is exactly what I needed.
I also ran a couple of races this month: a 10K and a 5 miler. I've run enough this month that I have my endurance back so I'm not gasping for air again or getting side stitches or cramps. I was surprised at how quickly it came back.
I've missed all of you over the summer and look forward to catching up with everyone as well as meeting the newbies! I hope you all are doing wonderful and have a great weekend!
Here's a picture from my last race: