Well I realized in the middle of emailing my boss this morning that today is my 2-month bandiversary! And since it's a special occasion, I guess I'll post an updated weigh-in:
Starting weight: 342.0
Day of surgery: 329.6
Current weight: 309.4
Total loss: 32.6 pounds
Things I've noticed:
My pants are looser. I've been wearing skirts more often because all of my pants (which didn't fit well to begin with...snug at the waist, too loose in the thighs) are hanging off me even worse than usual. For work dress, it's just not very professional. I figure I'll wait a bit longer, then buy like 2 pairs of pants that are a little tight...eventually they'll fit right, then be too loose, then the whole thing over again :) Shirts are easier to wear when loose, so I'm okay in that department for a bit.
I'm feeling more flexible...I can reach further and bend more. This is particularly noticeable in the shower and when painting my toenails :)
I have more stamina...I'm no longer exhausted when I get home to the point of only wanting to collapse on the couch and turn on the TV. These days I totally have the energy to make dinner, do the dishes, then prep for the next night's meal.
I'm less grouchy...I'm normally the kind of person who gets easily irritated with things. People annoy the crap out of me on a regular basis. Not that I'm suddenly Mary Poppins or anything, but I notice myself feeling a bit more tolerant. And actually, more positive in general. I even procrastinate less...some, of course...but not as much. I think that says that I'm working on not shying away from facing things.
Confidence...little by little, I notice myself paying less attention to whether or not people are staring at me, and I find that I don't really care as much. Normally I would always be on alert and trying to make myself as unnoticeable as possible. And lately I'm feeling a little more pride in the way I carry myself. A pretty alien concept!!
I sometimes wonder what it would take for me to completely screw things up, go off plan for "just a day" which turns into a week, which turns into me giving up completely. I've decided it's not worth thinking about. At this point, the 32 pounds I've lost are proving to be great motivators. And it helps me when I think about it this way: I'm not perfect...but I don't have to be. I'm not doing this for anyone other than ME. Also just taking it one day at a time keeps me from feeling overwhelmed. Today I did great, I plan to do great tomorrow too...can't wait for tomorrow!!!