Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!


Week 87
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: Taking a break from weighing (Last weigh-in 7/10/13)
Total weight loss: 17 pounds

Last week's dream focus
Keep focused on God during times of drama, dysfunction, and uncertainty; keep hustlin' to make these dreams come true; keep viewing food as fuel!

What went well: More fantastic eating to report!  I've continued to 
consume less food... well, the proper amounts - what my body actually NEEDS!  My cravings have diminished, my sweet tooth is under control, and I'm stopping when I'm politely full.  I haven't felt ravenous and it's so refreshing.  

Our road trip to Kentucky went so well!  I did ten times better than on our trip to Louisiana a few weeks ago!  I didn't buy a bunch of junk food at gas stations, I made smart choices when stopping at fast food places, I didn't pig out during any meals, I never ordered dessert - even after I thought about it for a few seconds at first, and I didn't have any sweet tea!  YEE HAW!

The best news of this week... wait for it... I FINALLY MADE IT BACK TO ZUMBA!!!  Yay!  April 3, 2013 was the last time I walked through the doors of my gym.  Twelve weeks of awful pain, a second surgery to remove my gall bladder, surgical adhesions, and more endometriosis, then recovery are all behind me now!  I'm back in action!  

Challenges:  My endometriosis pain has decreased this week, but still flares up daily.  It's certainly manageable, but it would be nice to just be normal.  I was nervous about returning to the gym and Zumba because it's been months since I've been active.  I did well, although it seemed so much harder than the last time I danced.  I found myself wondering how I even became licensed to teach Zumba!  I was sweating profusely, my legs felt like jelly half way through, and a couple of times I contemplated slipping out the back door, using my pain as the excuse.  

BUT I DIDN'T!  I fought through, made that "booty work", and finished strong!  I'm sore as heck today, but even prouder of myself for making it happen!  I made a small, seemingly insignificant decision that has kept the pendulum swinging in the right direction!  This dream WILL come true!

This week's dream focus: Continue easing back into fitness; shut that Devil down; stay focused on God during times of drama, dysfunction, and uncertainty; keep hustlin' to make these dreams come true; keep viewing food as fuel!

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