Tomorrow is One Year.
One Year Post-VSG.
One Year of Life Changing.
One Year of ups and downs and climbs and pitfalls.
Tomorrow I will reflect, but today I am looking forward....because I'm not done yet!
Here's the Me today...
So right now my goal is to lose another 80 pounds. I need to lose about 8-10 pounds a month to keep up the pace I like, but that may slow down a bit now that I'm over a year out. I'm still going to shoot for 8 a month, though. That's 2 pounds per week.
I need to get much better at drinking my water. At least 8 glasses a day. I'm going to start tracking again so I can make sure there is a way for me to see when I'm not getting enough water in. Drinking water is so much harder now because it requires such consistency. When your belly can only take in 4-5 ounces, you can't really chug like you used to. I need to find some methods that keep me hydrating throughout the day.
My goal for this year is also to buy a lot more and cook a lot more at home. I want to get back to meal planning and really get after my goals by setting calorie and macro goals and hitting those each day. I'm a year out and I've already noticed some bad habits creeping back in, so I need to stop those right now!
Ha! I'm using this for my shakes! Okay, so doc says 2 protein shakes a day - no question. I usually do protein coffee in the morning, but I need to make sure I'm getting in my second shake. Just have to figure out when is the best time and be consistent with that.
I have a serious goal to start running again this year. I'm the smallest I've ever been. I think my adjustment period is over so I'm going to try to get out there today or tomorrow and test my hip again. I'm also looking into compression shorts that might make things a bit easier on me in that area. My goal is to schedule a 5k by the end of next year and run it - the whole thing!
Time to get back to my strength workouts too! I'm going to finish up the basement gym this year and figure out how to get my butt in the best shape of its LIFE. I want to be STRONG and powerful..not just skinny. It also gives my skin the best chance prior to plastic surgery.
Now that I'm not being held back by weight limits...I want to try some adventure sports. I'm ready to start signing up for things again and get out there and have some fun! My life has been a bit sad lately...I want to be happy again!
I want to find my love for myself this year. Seriously. I'm working on filling that emptiness in my heart from my kids growing up and detaching from Mom. My son graduates in 2018 and I really need to have my heart solid by then or I might break. Part of that is that I need to start doing things for me...and stop doing them for them. That sounds so harsh to me, but it's true. Going to find some ways to fill my happy meter.
And I'm going to be logging SO much more! Time to get back to weekly or monthly logging here. I need that consistency and regular checking in. I'm going to try to connect to some groups and reconnect with old friends and get some accountability going. I need that so much right now!
So...here we are...the long road ahead.
I realize now that I will never be done.
There is no end to a life journey like mine...there are only milestones and pit stops along the way.
I want to start building the mental part up now so I can be strong inside AND out.