I've been away from blogging for a bit. Only because I've been recouping from knee surgery. Which is going really well, actually. I was only on crutches for about a week and rehabbing is going well. Doc said I had one of the strongest recoveries at 2 weeks he'd ever seen. Yay me. On the downside, he found advanced arthirtis...in my good knee. Bummer. Eventually they'll both be replaced it looks like, but for now, we're going to use them for all that they're worth. Onward and upward to triathalon trainng.
Went to WW today. Weighed in with a 2-week weight loss of -3.6 pounds for a total of -7.8 pounds gone, gone, gone. Feeling good about that. I really ate more consciously over the last two weeks since my activity was reduced so significantly.
I'm starting out my training by building my cardio, through swimming first. Then I will ease into movement with yoga and walking until my knee is at a point where I can start jogging. Which will be in about another 23 pounds. I'm not about to put that kind of stress on my joints at my current weight. I'm just happy to have dropped out of the 260s and into the 250s at this point. Next stop -- 240s.
It's interesting how my weight comes in snapshots. I was this weight when this happened. Like, at 240, I will only be 9 pounds away from where I was the day we moved to Castle Rock. 13 and a half years ago. I was 219 when I got preggers with Kenzie. Things like that. It's been a life-long struggle for me. I'm just trying to make peace at this point. I think in many ways I am. I'm not feeling as attached. I'm not turning to food for comfort so much, or boredom or laziness, anymore. I am very mindful when I eat. And night eating has been at bay. I've still snacked, but my portions are much smaller. And less in general. There were literally nights where I would just go from one thing to another to another. Not so much anymore. I'll eat something and feel....omg....satisfied. Craziness.
The best part is that I'm not depriving myself. I still have my coke, I still have guacamole and chips. I still have things I love. I am just conscious of what I'm eating along with those things. I like this approach. It's not crazy, it's not a fad, it's just...well, back to basics. And it's working. And I'm happy. All good things.