I am now 7 months post op so thought I would do a bit of a progress post. I've lost 81.5 lbs. Sometimes I look in the mirror and see the same person I was 81.5 lbs ago. Then other times I catch a glimpse in the mirror and give a double take. I feel better about myself. I think I can actually attribute most of that to the c25k program though. It's really amazing how good I feel after I finish one of the days in the program where I push myself just a little more than I did the day before.
Anyway...Here are inches I've lost in the past 7 months...
L. Bicep: -3.5
L. Forearm: -2
Waist: -10 (wow!)
R. Thigh: -5.5 (double wow!)
R. Calf: -1.5
Total: -47 inches
And here's a comparison side by side. This is the day before surgery (March) and then this Wednesday.
Like I said, sometimes I can't see the difference. I know that's completely mental though. I mean seriously...I'm standing in almost the same spot and taking up a LOT less doorway lol
I still have a long way to go. I'd like to lose at least 40 more pounds, I think. But more than that, I really want to tone and to build my running endurance. I've come a long way. Yesterday morning, I ran two segments of 8 minutes each. Just 5 weeks ago, I was having to work so hard to huff and puff my way through a 60 second jogging segment....and now, 8 minutes? That's awesome in my book. I can't wait to see what more my body will do.
I said I was only going to weigh once a month but I don't think that's enough to keep myself in check so I'm going to do once a week. That way, I can assess if I need to re-evaluate anything. I'm trying not to worry too much with the scale but I'm having a hard time not. I think my body has gotten to a point now where it's going to be super hard to lose more and I've really got to step up my game. I've been running, yes, but I've got to start doing my strength training and really focusing hard on what I'm eating and making good choices. I have been doing pretty well on my water. I get about 70 oz in a day but weekends are really bad and I just don't think about it.
So...there's my progress update :)