I have been trying and trying to get another blog post in and it seems it just wasn’t meant for me till now.
I wanted to share this with you yesterday but couldn’t get the photo to upload!
Why did I want to post this picture with a massive smile on my face? Well because right before this picture was snapped I had just completed day 1 of the couch to 5 k program. No big deal right? Except for me this is a huge accomplishment. I have been trying for years to complete the couch 2 5 k program and I couldn’t even get thru day one of the workout, that changed yesterday and I’m looking forward to day two of training!
Every day I am more and more in awe of just how far I’ve come in my weight loss and fitness journey.
I am still working on cleaning out the freezer so here’s some pictures of what we’ve been eating lately.
First picture is chicken and cheese Quesadilla with Tzaziki
Second picture is chicken salad on crackers
Third picture is Meatloaf made into meatballs
Fourth picture is my first attempt at Pumperknickel bread
We have also been enjoying lots of frozen berries, salads, yogurt, Cottage cheese whip(it’s just equal parts frozen fruit and cottage cheese blended in the food processor till smooth, some add a touch of honey to make it sweet but I don’t), roast beef wrap, chicken wraps and we had some hotdogs one day as well for a quick lunch. I don’t eat the bread when I have hotdogs but the kids do.
This year has been full of ups and downs. I got away from blogging for a while not because I wanted to but because life became a little overwhelming. I am ready to come back now that I’ve landed back on my feet.
A year ago today I was a completely different person. I was always sore, tired and I was extremely overweight. I was battling my food and weight issues and trying everything I could to lose the weight and be healthy. I had been trying to lose the weight for years and just couldn’t shed all the weight I wanted to lose. Then I had my sleeve gastrectomy and my whole world changed.
I went from being someone that was consumed with thinking about how to lose weight, what I could eat, what I couldn’t eat, when I could eat and how much I could eat to not being hungry at all. This was so freeing to me it was like the shackles had been unlocked and taken off I was no longer a prisoner of my mind and body. The hunger is now starting to come back at 1 year post op but I am in control of the hunger the hunger is no longer in control of me. On top of that I changed as a person, I went from wanting to sit and watch tv to wanting to hike, camp, kayak and enjoy all the scenery around me. I went from having trouble walking around the block to walking and running 5K’s.
Something I learned through this process is there is a lot of misinformation out there about weight loss surgery so this year I want to get this blog up and running again. I want to show all of you how I live. I want to share with you how I eat to maintain my weight. What my favourite workouts are. How I am beating cravings and dealing with things like trips. Speaking of trips I am going to Mexico in a few weeks. I am going to be conquering some new adventures while I am there. I’m going to go snorkling for the first time and I can’t wait to share the pictures with all of you but for now I want to leave you with a picture of me a year ago and a picture of me today 🙂
Well let’s clear the cobwebs off this blog before we start lol. I’ve haven’t been on here a lot lately and there’s many reasons for that. Time, internet, kids, emotions etc
I’ve had tons on my plate lately. My youngest son has been sick with one thing after another. And falling into our homeschooling routine this year hasn’t been as smooth as last year. I have one child that will want to do home work daily while the other one it feels like pulling teeth to get anything done lol.
I also had a bit of a mental battle I needed to deal with when it came to my weight loss. You seen when I was doing a strict Dr monitored diet with 2 shakes, 2 snacks and a frozen dinner I didn’t have to think about my food at all. Then all of a sudden my body decided to reject the shakes I was taking. And I was faced with planning my food for all three meals. I went from not thinking of food to constantly thinking of what I was going to eat, when I was going to eat it, how much I was going to eat…Did I have enough fiber, did I have enough protein, is there too much sugar in this….
So yes I went off and had a pity party and gained some of my weight back and hid away from all of you. But the damage could have been a lot worse. Here’s my weight graph
No it’s not a perfect graph but I did only gain 1 pound. I can get back on track and fix this. I have also wrapped my head around making my meal plan again without constantly thinking of food. Here’s to starting fresh !