Good morning! It's been a few days since my last post. Kinna sounds like I'm doin a confession doesn't it? I do have to say that I haven't been posting because I'm stuck...and really don't have any good thoughts to share with my blogger folks. See, im at a standstill with my weight and have been for the last two weeks, in fact, im up 2lbs and I went ahead and updated my ticker since I haven't had a loss in a while...sigh. I'm frustrated. Very frustrated. I'm doing real well with eating. Staying at about 600-1000 calories per day. I am at zero restriction but I'm not letting that get the best of me. I walk at least 4 days a week for at least a mile. And I'm making real good food choices. I keep hearing that its normal and my body is just holding onto to what it has because it thinks its starving and then will eventually let go of this weight. But this seems to always be the case with me (preband). I lose 20ish lbs. And then can't for the life of me get the rest of the weight off! Btw, this 19-21 lbs I'm reporting is including what I lost in pre-op. So post op im only about 8lbs down, im three and a half weeks out, which isn't bad, I'm just not seeing anything move! I wish I could up the workouts, but I have about three more weeks until I can do that.
Which brings me back to my walking. During the weeks, I really don't have any choices than doing it during work hours. Me and a few girls have mapped out a route in or building and we do at least a mile, for 15 minutes. I leave for work and get home after dark and outside is just not an option for me in this area. But I love it outside. Not around the neighborhood, I think that's super boring and will come home at a mile. So during the weekends, I've been heading back to the park and really workin it. I mean doing at least 2mi at about 4-5 mpi (per endomondo app). Its beautiful. I love people watching, the trees, the little duck pond, people fishing. I WISH, I lived closer so I could go during the week. Its about 20min away and I don't get home until after 7pm. Just the beauty of nature encourages me to keep going. Here's a little view of my walking trail:
Isn't it beautiful?