Friday, October 25, 2013

7 months

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...
Neck: -2
L. Bicep: -3.5
L. Forearm: -2
Chest: -7
Bust: -6.5
Waist: -10 (wow!)
Hips: -9.5
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 :)


  1. WOW, amazing progress photos! You are right, from here on out gets tougher to lose, but you got this! Did you see at VST that I stole your turquoise necklace idea for my similar b/w blouse? Hope you don't mind!! :)

    1. I didn't see that but I'm sure it looked awesome! :)

  2.'re sure transforming. 10 inches off your waist...that's huge!

    1. Thanks! I have to remind myself of things like that when I can't seem to see a difference in the mirror. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Wow - you look fantastic! The photos show an amazing difference. I know what you mean though about sometimes not seeing the difference - I've lost around 29kgs (I think that's almost 64 pounds), and have the same experience - sometimes I look in the mirror and do a double take, but a lot of the time I don't see any change. I think clothing makes a huge difference - it is tempting to not spend much on clothes and wear the baggy ones for as long as possible, so it's when you wear something that actually fits that you go "Wow!"

    Re: c25K, I need your motivation to get up in the morning... I have downloaded an app, got a sports bra and got an arm holder for my phone, but still haven't managed to start it...!!

    1. Thanks! :) as far as getting up in the are my tips: lay your clothes out the night before, set your alarm early enough that you can hit snooze once and then still have time to move slowly to get dressed and not be rushed afterward while getting ready for work, then JUST DO IT! Your body will get used to it. Go to bed earlier the night before. It's so worth it and gives you energy through the day and you don't have to go home and do it after work which is the best part :) Good luck!

  4. What an awesome accomplishment! You look fantastic, and I love that you mentioned how much more of the door you can see! I think that is key -- sometimes it is hard to see changes in ourselves, and it is easier to see the changes in the world around us -- like seeing more of the door. Great job! Keep it up!