This was from February 2009. I had just started walking at this time to get over my first month post-surgery plateau. For the newbies, when you go from eating practically nothing thanks to the pre and post op liquid diet to mushies and real food again...the scale may stall. You can jumpstart it again but adding in some exercise. Novel thought yes?
Look at my cute little cankles. And my cute dad. Anyways, it was interesting to read about how walking 1.5 miles was a challenge for me. How it hurt. How proud I was of doing it. And I should have been. Because it was hard for me. And now, I can run 3 miles. And it's hard. And I am proud of myself. I would have liked to tell the girl in that picture,"psst...this is the beginning of something amazing". But I think she already knew that.
And here I am last year. This is a picture from my "tantrum episode". I was apparently throwing a fit about my fellow bandsters leaving me behind in the 200's. I was trying to break into onderland. And I was struggling.
And now here I am, 170 pounds and struggling to lose a little more. Be grateful Amy. Be Grateful.
This Weeks Goals and how I did yesterday:
--Water. At least 100 ounces. (yes)--
No soda. (okay. I am taking this one away. I just can't commit. I will drink LESS pop and it can not interfere with my water goal)--No snacking out of boredom or out of want. If I am hungry in between meals, I can choose a healthy snack. (Achieved)
--Wear my heartrate monitor during workouts. Record my calories out. (Check and check).
--Keep a food journal. (Yes.)
--Be present in my eating. (Yes.)
--More cardio. (Yes).
Today, because I will have a little time to kill while waiting for Heather to get off work (we carpool...GO EARTH!), I am going to go workout and do straight up cardio. My plan is to not stop until I burn 1000 calories.