First off, it's Friday so it's weigh in day!
Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 16st1lb (225lbs)
Loss this Week: 2lbs
Total Loss: 22lbs!
I'm very pleased with losing 2lbs this week and definitely think that drinking more water the past couple of days has helped. I've been getting in lots of water and treating it as though it's my job! I've also started taking the stairs up to my flat - 4 flights, 61 steps - doing that at least twice a day is a start, right! How long after surgery did you guys wait until you started exercising again? Either in the gym or otherwise? I was told 4-6 weeks post op would be ok and I'm 4 weeks out tomorrow and itching to get back in the gym, do you think that'll be ok?
Secondly, I received a big, and what I thought was my first, NSV today! There's a cafe/bar on campus that I popped into today to grab a skinny latte, and I saw a girl who works there who I vaguely know but don't see very often. Anyway, she proceeded to tell me that I look great and had I lost a lot of weight? I started grinning and said yes and that she was the first person who'd noticed. She seemed surprised by this and reiterated that I was looking wonderful! How great is that!! My family has said I'm looking good, but they know about the surgery - this girl was the first person to notice my 22lb loss. Funny, I thought it would take more of a loss before people noticed.
So the reason I thought this was my first NSV but in fact it wasn't is because: quite a while back, right at the beginning of my blog, probably August, I said how much I hated and couldn't bear the pain in my legs that I got when I walked anywhere. Shooting pains like I had lead rods in my shins. Well, they're gone! They've been gone for a long time, I think since the second week of my pre-op diet - so probably all it took was about 10lbs to fix one of the worst physical problems I had. I only noticed how good my legs felt as I was bounding around campus this afternoon looking for a printer. I am SO happy to put that problem behind me forever!
Overall, a pretty good day!