Hello Blog world-- amazing how time flies--
I have been busy the last while and obviously have let my blog slip... as I think most people do! Lately I have been setting more goals for myself and have been struggling to find a place that I could have a fairly public place to post my progress to keep me honest... and I remembered my lovely blog!
The last post I wrote was the week after I had lapband surgery-- that was in October of last year. Its funny - I have been happy with my progress-- and then I look back to this blog and look at the numbers-- and well its not all that impressive-- I will post the numbers but first I want to give you a break down of the year!
I really dont want people to think that I am just 'another lap band failure' because I am not-- my numbers have been going DOWN-- slowly I admit but they are descending and not ascending like they had been prior to my surgery. I am greatful to constantly have a reminder that I must eat to live not live to eat. I started kettle bell training (Russian hardstyle) In March of this year and have been doing that training twice a week since-- and have had some great improvements in my back health as well as overall body. I had been (up until about a month ago) eating a Paleo/Primal lifestyle diet-- not bread no grains etc etc-- I still am pulling knowledge from this way of life but I find that when I am training (kettlebells) and running I need more carbs to recover and not feel sluggish-- So I am trying to find a new balance!
This May I also ran my first 5km race-- the slowest 5km EVER-- however it was a trail run and I had only been training on the road-- and apparently a trail run can add 10 minutes or so to you time!! Anyway, it gives me room to improve.
So lets get to the numbers
Weight as of August 14, 2012----> 270lbs
Weight as of August 23, 2013 ---> 239lbs
So that means I have lost .... 31 lbs in just over a year-- I am NOT going to let these numbers get me down-- it means I have lost 0.6lbs a week for the last year-- better than gaining that much- I have also gained muscle in that time and have lost several pant sized-- my energy is amazing and I do NOT regret my decision to get a lap-band at all!
That being said I want to continue to improve my health and feel stronger (and hopefully go down a few clothing sized as well!)
SO beware-- I plan on using this blog to track my activity and what I eat-- :o)