Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday, weigh in day

This morning's weight : 191.8

Yipee!!! Its the first the scales have moved since 12/15/2012. Now mind you it was my fault the scales have been stuck. My eating habits were not the best during the holiday season. My weaknesses this holiday season were booze and spicy crackers. Pre-surgery, it would have been sweets, but sweet things just do not taste the same to me anymore. I am thankful the scale did not go up this holiday season.

I, of course, made  New Years Resolutions. This year they did not include losing weight. This year my resolutions include

1.) Log my food intake faithfully on My Fitness Pal. I had not logged so faithfully during this holiday season
2.) To work out at least three times a week. I have been slacking on my exercise because life gets in way,but I feel its important to make the time now.

I went back to work after a long Christmas/ New Years Holiday this past Wednesday. My son went back to school the day after I went back to work. He is in Kindergarten. It was a rough couple days for both of us. I work in law enforcement and my job is fast paced and high stress. I've also decided to try to have a better attitude at work. We are over worked and over stressed there and there is nothing I can do to change it, and I should try to make the best of it, instead of wallowing in it.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

First Time Ever

For the first time I can ever recall...I have not gained weight during the holiday season. Its like some kind of miracle in mind. Now mind you, I have not lost weight, but maintained. I still consider it miraculous. I could not have done this without my sleeve. It is truly the best thing I have done for myself.

My insurance has, and has always had (for the last 10.5 years I have it) an exclusion for weight loss surgery. I was a self pay patient. I looked at going to Mexico, but I could just not make myself comfortable with the idea of having surgery in another country. Just so happens that I received a raise with the place I am employed for working there for 10 years at the time I was contemplating surgery. I worked the numbers and I could afford a surgery payment with the new raise. I paid $14K to have my stomach butchered like Frankenstein. Like I said before, best decision I have ever made.

I am new to blogging and getting myself around this, but I am going to start trying. I wish I would've started at the beginning of my weight loss journey, but I guess better late than never.....