My first official week as a Bandster is now finished...it was a fairly good week, but it certainly did have its ups and downs...
I started off the first week in Airdrie at my Dad's place. Monday - after only three days after my surgery, I was walking - tonnes...I went for a nice hour long walk through the neighborhood - it felt great to get moving and to get outside and get some fresh air. I had a great first few days out in Airdrie - my Dad and Step mom were great and took great care of me.
The rest of my week had a few highs and some disappointments - but I did manage to hit a huge milestone...my weight finally hit below 300lbs. When I stepped on the scale on Thursday morning it ready 299.8!! I haven't been that weight since I met Brian back in December of 2000 when I weighed 280. I was SO excited when I saw that number...all of my hard work that I've done and it's finally showing. I have created another short term goal and that is to hit 275 lbs by mid April - and I know I can do it!
My diet has consisted of liquids...everything from Jello to low fat yogurt smoothies to just apple juice and I've managed to feel good and still lose weight. My surgeon and my dieticians told me that in the first six weeks they don't want me to even think of my weight - who are we kidding tho?! I have been obsessed with my scale since I started the pre op diet a month ago - and I'm okay with that...it's what keeps me grounded and that's what I need that this point. I started my exercise program again on Friday but have been told by my surgeon that I am only to do light cardio and then after four weeks I can resume my regular exercise program -that means classes and my personal training sessions. So - I have March 11th circled on my calendar! I am so excited to get back into that routine and kick some ass!
Here's to a better week ahead!