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Wild weather and busy times

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8366_1299479210068854_1030179900557943280_nWe have such wild weather here in the Pacific NW. It was such a gorgeous weekend and then it’s so rainy this week. Despite the weather, I have kept extremely busy between the play, school and Rotaract. I had a very fun weekend. Not only did we have a bridal shower for the play, but also did adopt a street and went golfing with my family. It was a great weekend.

When I was reflecting on all that I did this past weekend, I realized that this was the second time I’ve done adopt-a-street since my surgery. It’s crazy to think that it’s been that long! But I remember the first time being four weeks after surgery and having to climb this long, windy, step hill while picking up trash. It was extremely difficult, but my friends and I finished the road. I felt so accomplished that I did it less than a month after surgery. So when we decided to do it this past Saturday, I decided not to complain about climbing the steep hill because I knew that if I could do it after surgery, I can definitely do it now. It was a great work out and so much easier than when I was 60 lbs heavier. Plus now the street is clean again.

As some of you know, I have been struggling to overcome my plateaus after losing a lot of weight at first. But I met with the Bariatric counselor in Dr Higa’s office and he cheered me up. He said that even if I have not lost weight lately, I still have come a long way. He suggested that next time I’m at the gym, I pick up two 30 lb weights and concentrate on the fact that weight used to be on my body. I thought that this is a great way to physically see and feel the progress made and encourage me to keep going.

I hope that everyone going through this WLS journey can utilize the resources given to them. Not only did the counselor help, but also meeting with the nutritionist and coming to the support groups. I would also love to get together with people outside of the hospital setting and maybe go for a walk or something. Please feel free to message me if you are interested.

Anyways, I hope that everyone is doing well in their weight loss journeys and that we can work together to motivate each other. Thank you all for your support!