Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kiss It Goodbye Challenge: Week 4 Check-In


Week 4 done already?  October is FLYING by!  It may be because I have a countdown until my cruise on my refrigerator :)  61 days!  Woohoo!  Anyways.  I had Darren hide my scale for real.  I'll bring it out next Saturday, October 26th.  I know that's past my "progress day" (20th) but I usually don't do my pictures during the week so I'll do everything on that day.  It should be interesting.

So far this week, I've gotten up twice at 5am to go exercise (well 3 times if you include last Thursday within "this week").  I'm actually beginning to enjoy it.  I have to remind myself when my alarm goes off that I will feel a lot better after I get up and complete my program.  I did week 4 day 1 of the c25k program this morning.  I was so proud of myself for making it through it.  It was a 5 minute warm up, jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, walk 2.5 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, jog 5 minutes, 5 minute cool down.  That means I jogged a total of 16 minutes.  I can remember my first week when I was huffing and puffing through 60 seconds of jogging and I couldn't even make it through all of the jogging segments.  It makes me feel awesome to know that I've gotten this far!

This evening, I'm going to a support group meeting that is hosted by my bariatric surgery group.  Supposedly they have one once a month but they haven't had one since I've had my surgery (thank goodness for online groups!).  So I got an email the other day from the coordinator saying there was going to be one tonight.  I figured 'hey why not'.  They are having a dietician from a heart clinic come in to speak.  I really don't know what else to expect.  Hopefully it will be worth my time.

That's all I've got for now.  I will try to update on something other than my kiss it goodbye challenge :)

4 comments:

  1. Good for you for getting up to exercise! And hopefully you will like your SG. I have been going to SG's for 3 years now because I *adore* the dietician who runs ours. She is honest, helpful and truly understands us. It's a great experience and helps me keep myself accountable.

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    1. I hope I like the SG too. I'm an introvert so hopefully I'll actually be able to step out of my comfort zone and talk to some other people. I'm fine if they start the conversation but I'm not one to seek someone out usually :)

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  2. What online groups do you belong to? I like going to VerticalSleeveTalk.com. I have loved it since I started the process although I think it also gave me some inaccurate impressions of how quickly I would lose "all" my excess weight. Still, I am not complaining at all about my progress.

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    1. VerticalSleeveTalk is where I started and have been since well before the surgery. I agree on the inaccurate impressions, but it is nice to read about people's successes, etc. The facebook group that I'm a part of came from VST. It's called "Drama Free WLS Buddies". I like it and most of the people on there. Other than that....I just read blogs :)

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