So a year ago I was approved for my surgery. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! A lot has happened since–the biggest thing of course was the surgery itself in August. I was looking through pictures of the past year and found this beauty…
You can’t unsee that… so I’m sorry… Well I have an updated version for tonight…
Weight: 75 lbs
I forgot to add my current weight: 179 lbs.
So there are a few differences. I can honestly say I am finally seeing them. I know that sounds strange after losing 100 lbs but I sometime don’t see it unless I am comparing pictures like this. When I am sitting down or something I still feel like I look 282 lbs. But then I catch a glimpse in the mirror and I am shocked… almost every time… that I am actually NOT that heavy anymore. These comparisons are a huge help!
Here’s a recap of losses:
November 18, 2015: 282 lbs (beginning of the program)
August 15, 2016: 247 lbs (surgery day)
April 25, 2017: 179 lbs (8 months post-op)
Total Loss: 103 lbs
I have noticed, now that my walking season has begun, I am able to get better time per mile and not feel winded. I’m down to just over 16 min/mile. That’s down from almost 20 last year. I’m able to keep up with the other ladies and I don’t feel like I’m holding them back. I did a 13 mile walk a couple weeks ago and still felt strong at the end…I was ready for a nap, but I felt strong! Which brings me to my knee… du, du, dummm….
This past week I received a letter from the orthopedic surgeon. I have a consult on May 2 to see what they will be able to do. I’m a little nervous that he will tell me my walking days will be cut back. I am loving the miles I’ve been putting so far and I have so many more I want to do. So far this month I have put in over 100 miles…21.8 of those this past week alone. I know they will do what they can and I will do what I am told…well, I’ll try to…I just hope I can still do the first of my three planned half marathons. It’s the end of May. The other two I will give up if I have to, but that one I have to do because I’m doing it with one of my best friends, Diane.
All things considered, I feel great, and motivated. It’s starting out to be a great spring… well if it would ever stop snowing that is…
Well that’s all for this week folks! Now get out there and get moving! I know you want to 😉