Today is my one year bandiversary!! It is hard to believe that a year has passed. That had to be without a doubt the LONGEST day of my entire life!!! I am so glad I didn't chicken out at the last minute. I wouldn't trade my band for anything in the whole world!!!
I've lost a total of 109 pounds...which is crazy!!! I haven't been this "little" since probably junior high!!!
I am enjoying my summer vacation...trying hard to eat right and exercise. It is so hard because it is so blooming hot here!!! I started walking the track once the weather warmed up in April and now I can RUN (I run the length of the football field and walk the curves.) AND I even RUN BLEACHERS!!! I remember last summer right after surgery I started walking in the evenings. I would see young girls running bleachers and I told my friend, "One day that will be me." Of course, at that time I really didn't believe it. Then one afternoon I was at the track all by myself and decided, "What the heck?" So I did it!!! And then I became addicted. I have gotten out of the routine lately because of the heat. But I vow to get my butt out of bed and be at the track by 5:30 starting Monday.
I also plan on joining a gym this summer. I only get paid once a month so next week I'm taking the plunge. I had started doing Zumba in January and I absolutely LOVED it. I have NO rhythm what-so-ever but I didn't care. It got my heart pumping and made me feel good. Unfortunately they cancelled the class. BUT I think I've decided that Curves is my best option and they have Zumba Circuit...so we shall see.
This is my "seriously?" face.
I really need to work on toning up my arms. They are pretty pathetic. My legs, however are apparently really toned (and tanned - because in my mind being tan makes you look smaller!). The last week of school I was able to wear shorts (which I would have NEVER done a year ago) and I got a lot of compliments (even some catcalls!!). I guess those bleachers are paying off...I suppose I could start "running" them on my hands!!!!
On the band front: I haven't had a fill since January (eek!!) but I go in on July 18th. I am sure I am going to get an ear full from my surgeon. I also have another follow up with my GYN on the 30th of this month and an appointment with a fertility specialist on the 7th of July. AND I need to go for my one year blood work AND to the dentist....UGH...I am not a fan of doctors and it seems that I've seen more of my fair share in the last year.
Ok, so I think I've rambled enough to make up for my months and months of absence!!! So I will leave you with a few pictures. (I have found that I am more eager to pose for the camera these days!!!)
Me and my kiddos at Relay.Prom