January 2nd start weight 288 pounds
March 13 weight 279
Total weight loss to date: 9 pounds
First, let me start by saying that I have a very strong family. It has been a year since we lost my grandmother, Jean. Although she was not my biological grandmother, she loved me equally and just the same. She didn't see my mom and her sisters as step-daughters, she saw them as daughters. Unfortunately, I do not have any grandparents left, but I do have my mom, dad, step-mom, brother, step-siblings and more aunts, uncles and cousins then I can count. Having a large family makes days like today just a little easier to get through. All the support is more than anyone could ask for. Thank you to my wonderful family for their continued support!
Second, I decided to treat myself to a pretty new haircut! I'll post a picture tomorrow when I have it styled to my liking and not sweaty!
Third, I got to put $1 in my weight loss jar. When I weighed last week, I was down to 280 and today 279! It was kinda cool to put that first dollar in there. Yesterday I got to put $0.50 in the jar for the walk and today was another $0.50.
Fourth, I had a realization today. While I was doing "John Travolta's" with the 10 pound kettle bell, it occurred to me, 2 months ago I wouldn't have been able to do it. Joe told me that I was stronger than I thought I was. I had to hold the tears back because I knew that I am making progress. Today was endurance day. Everything I did was for one minute. I'll tell you right now, it SUCKED but I managed.
Yesterday during the walk, I slipped in the mud and I think I had a minor sprain. When I got up this morning, I couldn't put weight on my right foot. I put it up, put ice on it and took some IB Profen. I was finally able to walk on it but getting up from a sitting position was very tough. I went ahead and tried to walk on the treadmill. I figured I would go until I just couldn't. Honestly, I thought it would hurt more than it did. I walked 3.1 miles in 60:00:25. I could have done it in less time but I wanted to take it easy at first.
My calves are screaming, my shins hurt, my ankle is still tender and my back hurts. Instead of going to the zoo tomorrow, I think it is in my best interest to stay home and RELAX!
Thought of the day:
Give your body a break, don't over do it.