Y'all, I'm so sore today! Like super, crazy sore. You just never know when it is going to come, I guess. :)
I changed my ticker yesterday to reflect my monthly weight. In the month of November, I lost 6.8 pounds!! That is so great for me and I'm very excited. I lost continually from my pre-op diet through month 10 (November 2010). In December 2010, I had a tonsillectomy and I got an unfill for that. It was super miserable, I couldn't work out for several weeks and I couldn't care less about calories because my throat hurt so bad. In December & January, I gained four pounds.
In February 2011, I started my Blogger site and got back to business. In February and March, I lost 8.6 and 8.4 pounds, respectively. Woohoo! But then I entered stall city. I think I went into maintenance mode without really planning on it. From April-October, I gained 3.8 pounds. Then something started to click. I joined a group of girls in attempting to get to our goal weight by Leap Day...we are known as the Leapsters. We are a fierce bunch! Anyway, they are awesome support and I'm quite in love with them.
Then I started my What's the Point system, giving myself points for positive behavior in an effort to "win" a necklace I want. These things really seemed to work for me. For the first time in 7 months, I'm showing significant and legitimate loss. YAY!! And during Thanksgiving no less! I'm committed to doing the same thing for December. With all of the Christmas traveling and holiday parties, I'm nervous, but committed. I still have 25 pounds to lose!
I'm also pleased that I dedicated 1190 hours in November to working out. That averages almost 40 minutes PER DAY. Excellent! And almost every day for the entire month, I drank over 100 ounces of water.
I woke up today with the scale still stuck on 190, but I look back at what I did in November and I get over it. I just have to keep going and it will work itself out.
Today's new outfit:
I thought I would leave you with a little picture from CrossFit. I had to chuckle that my belly is showing, but I feel sure that no one would know it was me. :)