(Note - for OH members, this is a copy of my most recent post - apologies for the repeat!)
Have just returned from 17 days of holiday with friends and family in Oregon. I decided to not to worry much about my eating whilst away and although I had big plans in terms of exercise, other than some swimming and hiking and one 5K walk, I didn't actually work out at all. So, there was some grazing, and consumption of foods, like um, tortilla chips, that I do not usually eat at all.
Still, I lost 4 pounds during vacation and another pound since I got back - for a grand total of 75 pounds lost! This was my next mini goal and I am just 8 pounds away from seeing 199 on my bathroom scale. My six month stats next week probably won't be stellar, since I have been on vacation most of the month, and not as on track with eating and exercise when I am away. Even so, I should be 6-8 pounds down from last month.
Even better, when I went on those hikes, I was CHARGING up those hills - leader of the pack in fact! It felt so good to be exerting myself, getting my heart rate up for sure, but not feeling like I was going to expire on the side of the trail - I used to feel like I would never catch my breath and like my heart was going to beat itself right out of my chest - this time I just felt healthy and fit and enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air.
It was good that we went, because even though I have been working out a lot, I still had a fear of hills - and now I know I can do them, no problem!
Had a great time shopping at Value Village and Goodwill, and at the Fred Meyer clearance racks, and am set for my return to campus this fall in regular, rather than plus, sizes! Also bought a couple pair of Levis in size 14 to shrink into - my fave jeans and it has been decades since I could wear 'em!
Back home now and back on track with protein etc as well as back at the gym - feeling fantastic and fit - yeah for my VSG!
6 month update will be posted next week!