Step, Step, Step, Step It Up!

Yesterday was Day 12 (so today’s Day 13) – hard to believe that it is 2 weeks since I had my gastric bypass, in fact most days I could quite easily assume that they just made some nicks on my belly and let me have a 5 hour sleep.  This time 2 weeks ago I was totally out to it and my surgery was complete.  Recovery has gone really well, I haven’t pushed myself too hard and so my body is responding nicely to this new lifestyle.

I know I said I wouldn’t talk about the numbers on the scales … but I’m going to.  First I’ll tell you why though – its because I can’t SEE it yet.  When I look in the mirror I still see super round moon face and when I see my body in a reflection, it looks the same.  But the numbers on the scales don’t lie baby!!

My starting weight was 154.5 kgs and todays weight is 136.2 kgs.
Total loss – 18.3kgs

IMG_4889So whilst I can’t see it yet, boy can I feel it. I feel lighter, its easier to move.
We’ve been out for a quick paced walk the last two evenings and I don’t hate it. My knees still hurt a wee bit walking up the hills but I know that will get better and at least I am not wincing in pain every step. As a super super awesome early Birthday and Christmas present, my gorgeous guy bought me a new Fitbit – the top of the range model! I’m a bit of a tech lover and I love all the new details I get from this; heartbeat, sleep, GPS maps – eeeeeee!!!

As the weather is supposed to pack up and its predicted to piss down this afternoon, I took my swimsuit and towel down to our local swimming pool and did some lengths. A whole kilometre! I do so love swimming!
I could quite easily sit on my butt and read all afternoon, I mean there’s nothing like a comfy spot, rain on the roof and a book that takes you away to another place is there?? However, theres no time like the present to start creating great habits and I know that once I am in the water, thats the battle won.  Plus it didn’t rain. I came home and sunbathed on the deck instead.

“You have more to do than be weighed down by pretty or beautiful. You are a fiery heart and a wicked brain. Do not let your soul be defined by its shell”