Happy New Year! Well, the holidays are over and I made it through the hardest eating time of the year. Christmas and the holidays, and guess what? I didn’t gain weight. I stayed in my range which is 147-150. This morning, I was 149.9. That is when I start to get a little nervous as it creeps up to 150.
Was it easy? Hell no. I ate to the point of sickness two times. Christmas dinner was just so good, I went back for seconds, and my food got stuck going down, which results in feeling like I have to puke and pain. Luckily it only lasts a few minutes, but it’s enough for me to sit up and take notice, that even I can eat too much.
I counted calories every day. The normal food, and the holiday food. Everything. In fact, I just celebrated logging in for 630 straight days on My Fitness Pal. I never thought I would like tracking. I never did before, but it’s the only way I can tell how my eating is, by counting calories. I think some of my choices could be a little better, but now that I’m back to work, I’m back to routine, and 3 meals and snacks.
I have to share this picture with you all. I went to my work Christmas party and felt like a million bucks. I struggle with people thinking I am bragging, but I am just so proud of the way I look, and want to show it off I guess! I planned my outfit for weeks, bought a skirt and then changed my mind. I feel like people are looking at me a little bit more now that I’ve lost a lot of weight, and I feel like I need to really impress. Do I? No. But it is fun! Red lipstick and shoes like that are a little out of my comfort zone, so it takes some guts for me, but that’s what it’s all about – going out of your comfort zone!
The weekend before, I tried on my outfit, and realized it was so plain looking. It wasn’t special. I went out shopping to find the right accessories and fell in love with these shoes, which then didn’t match my skirt, so I switched to pants which I already had in my closet. I complicated it waaaaayyyy too much. LOL
And here I am!
And some before/after. Surgery morning and now. It’s hard to believe I’m coming up to 2 years post op already, which means I’ve been maintaining for a few months already, which really blows my mind. I can’t believe it’s working. LOL It’s so much more than just the surgery. I think I have actually learned a little bit in terms of mindless eating. I still do it, but am much more in tuned.