Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bite the Bullet

Well today I bit the bullet and while I was at the Rec, I asked Thomas to weigh me. I have been walking 3 miles every other day now for eight days. I feel so good when I am done. I am still very fatigued but I am hoping that when they get the sleeping oxygen right, that will be alleviated. Anyway, I took the leap of faith and I weighed 195 pounds. That is 70 pounds less than I weighed two years ago but now is the time for me to get in gear and take off the last 40 pounds. I really do believe if I use the band as a tool, walk as I train for the April half marathon, and eat right, I can do it by August which will be two years with the band.
I know I should look at the fact that I have weighed 195 pounds now for a very long time but I am eating healthy and not feeling deprived of some of the things I enjoy. I just have to exercise to increase my burn so that more fat will go. Considering we went on vacation and I have been under an incredible amount of stress, I think I have proven to myself that I can maintain now.
I just have to lose the last 160 sticks of butter.

5 comments:

Mom said...

Good for you, Sylvia...you have the mindset again to make it happen. Training for a marathon..what an incredibly fantastic thing to do...XO, Pat

The Dash! said...

Wow..... that is so super fantastic.. you're under the 200 pound mark!! Go you.. xx

Kinzie said...

Awesome, 70 pounds. You are doing so good with the exercise!

Nola said...

I think you have done an absolutely awesome job!! I have just read back over some of your latest post (because I have been absent for a while!)...you look absolutely bloody fantastic...a total hornbag!!!! lol lol

Lonicera said...

I too have been reading back a bit, and I'm impressed that you're doing so much exercise, and envious as well because you seem to enjoy it. Wish I could! Your state of mind is brilliant Sylvia, you should be giving lessons on how to stay positive (and deal with stress as well, I shouldn't wonder...)
Caroline