Saturday, October 27, 2012

losing & then maintaining...

just a quick post.  i was thinking about how in the first 6 months of this year i lost 30 pounds.  i had hoped to lose 50 pounds total by the end of the year.  but things happened.  a hysterectomy.  and a long recovery.

so i changed my focus to just maintaining.  not gaining.  which was tough.  the first few weeks after surgery i didn't move much and i ate some junk food.

in the entire 8 weeks of recovery i only gained 2 pounds.  and now those pounds are gone.  so my new goal for the rest of the year (only 2 months left!) is to just get back to the gym more and more.  and get my eating habits healthier.  maybe lose a few pounds.

i've been swimming 3 times a week.  back to the full 45 minutes when i'm feeling good.  i hope to get back spinning in another week.  then weights.

and things will change again.  a week, month or year from now, who knows what i'll be doing.  i think as long as i focus on baby steps and small improvements, i'll be just fine.

one thing i'm proud of: i started working out and eating healthy at the end of december, and i'm still doing it.  i didn't give up.  :)

so, just wanted to get that stuff on the blog.  now i'm going to eat sushi.  tomorrow swimming.  it's pretty good.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I think a lot about how you pointed out that we've stuck with this for the entire year. That's HUGE for me. I've never stuck with any attempts to lose weight and be healthy for this long. I'm not where I wanted to be, weight wise. That does disappoint me.

But, I'm focusing on the other stuff that I've done, and that I am still doing. So, yeah, I don't weigh anywhere even close to 150. I weigh a little less, and I took a lot of control over my health. Maybe I'll do a year in review post sometime soon :)

You - as always - inspire me!