Friday weigh in

Hey all! Still in Florida so my 6 month update post will be moved to next Friday.

I'm excited to get back - my friends miss me (and my guacamole obviously) I miss them too!!

Jan 14 - Start of liquid diet - 250
Jan 29 - Surgery weight - 237 -13
Feb 8 - 231 -6
Feb 15 - 222 -9
Feb 22 - 220  -2
Mar 1 - 218  -2
Mar 8 - 216  -2
Mar 15 - 213 -3
Mar 22 - 209 -4
Mar 28 - 208 -1
Apr 5 - 206 -2
Apr 12 - 199 -7
Apr 26 - 196 -3
May 3 - 193 -3 
May 10 - 190 -3
May 17 - 187 -3
May 24 - 186 -1

May 31 - 184 -2
June 7 - 177 -7  
June 14 - 177 -0   
June 21 - 175 -2
June 28 - 171 -4
July 5 - 167 -4
July 12 - 167 -0
July 22 - 165 -2
July 26 - 159 -6
91 pounds total!

I have shrunk out of my bathing suit I bought for this trip. That's a first!

I will admit I have had some food anxiety while I've been here. Yesterday I was out shopping late afternoon and when I got a little dizzy and realized I needed to eat! (time flies when you're bra shopping. Not!) Right then I would have loved to be able to just grab whatever I wanted to eat - Five Guys, pizza, Chinese food or any of the other millions of delicious things I was surrounded by. I think (ha, who am I kidding I KNOW) that if I still had the option I would have gone crazy and consumed 1,000 calories in one sitting.

Instead I sat in my car and looked up nutrition info for Pei Wei (PF Changs fast casual place) looking first at what I wanted (Orange Peel Chicken 800 calories!?!?!) and settled on the healthiest thing (Ginger Broccoli Chicken 240 calories). I took it home, ate a quarter of it (without rice!) and it was awesome. I'm so thankful to have had this surgery to keep me in control. My body has this down. My brain, not so much. Maybe it won't always be a fight - maybe it will but I now have what I need to win the battle.

You know what else really helps? All this running! I haven't stopped my half marathon training even though the humidity here is off the charts. I have to be careful as my heart rate is up about 10 bpm just from the heat and even though there are no hills, it gets to my max quickly and I have to slow down a little. Luckily I've had some great views

The only hill in this town is the bridge out to the beach. I did 5 miles at 9:00 a.m....sooooooooohot.

View this morning out in the country - I ran 3.2 miles at sunrise and it helped kinda....

I went to hot yoga once while I was here. I thought I would go more often but being indoors in Florida is just a shame really! It was an okay studio (makes me love mine more) but I loved the teacher and the class was good and hot and really challenging. The room was full of Florida "cougars" - makeup and midriffs. Hilarious! At one point I was one of 2 people still standing making me feel like quite the bad ass :)

I'm coming back to the ATL on Sunday. Thursday I meet with the surgeon for my 6 month follow up. I'm sure he will be thrilled that I'm 34 pounds away from my goal (maybe even closer by then!)

 Have a great weekend everyone!