Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Weigh In Week 13

This week was a challenge.  I worked out well, which was my saving grace because my eating wasn't on point.  It wasn't off plan exactly but it was just driven by more emotions, hormones, anxiety and stress than I'd like.  I used all my weekly points this week which I like to avoid.  I even dipped into my activity points.  Despite that I still did show a loss this week which I am grateful for.  I am even more grateful that today is the start of a new weigh in week!

-1.0 Pounds Lost
-35.4 lbs Lost to Date

A pound of weight loss is respectable and I will take it.  This week provides its own challenges, with Mr. Goat's birthday and Easter brunch both this weekend.   Beyond that I am struggling with the desire to eat my feelings and fears.  You see there is big news in the Goat household.  Mr. Goat is having gastric bypass surgery in a little under two weeks.

This may be a shock to you out there but Mr. Goat and I have been discussing it, praying about it, and researching it for nearly a year.  He's done all his prep work for insurance and the surgeon, lost about 24 pounds so far and got approval for the surgery last week.  The dates we were given were surprisingly close - one option in May and one in April. The April date worked better from his work stand point, so we've thrown our hat into the ring and are in full prep mode now.

I won't lie.  It is scary to me.  Beyond the actual risk of surgery and the pain of recovery, there are countless unknowns.  What will be our new normal?  I'm not sure.  I do know that we are determined to make healthy changes together and while I am not having surgery we are partners in this.  I am glad I have 3 months under my belt with the changes I need to make already.  This month will be a test of my new eating, tracking, working out habits as I see him through surgery and care for little goat and myself.  There are emotions and excitement and fear that swirl around me as I look at the month ahead and I need to keep them from spilling out into my eating habits.

Still I feel ready for the challenge.  I have support.  Mr. Goat has support.  We have so much love surrounding us that I know we can succeed in this.  We're in this together.


Valerie said...

Wow! That's a lot going on. Can I just say that I think you're absolutely amazing?! I am astounded by how much you're able to tackle, and I am so proud of you. Let me know if you need anything at all!

Jeni & Andy said...

Good luck as you take on all the challenges this month will be bringing, you have already been doing awesome!

Sabrina said...

That is a huge leap for you and your family, but I have no doubt that you are making this leap with Faith. I can't wait to read, and see, the results! You and Mr Goat are excellent examples of making good changes. Little Goat is looking on with eyes of admiration, I am sure!

Marie said...

You guys ROCK! I agree with Valerie - you are absolutely amazing. Best to all of you!!!!

Laura P said...

Congrats on the 1 pound loss this week Liz. You are doing amazing.

The bypass for Mr Goat is exciting too and I'm sure quite nerve wracking. Will be praying that the surgery goes well and for his recovery as well.

Jen said...

Wow that is big news. I will be praying.

And congrats on your continued weight inspire me...I have been running but now my eating sucks...I can never get them both right at the same time.

Keep it up!

Erin/ The Slacker Mom said...

It's hard when your spouse kind of veers off on a different weight loss path, especially when that path has the chance of making big changes. Good luck getting through the next few weeks!