This last month was probably the hardest mentally I have faced so far. Six months in is about the longest I have ever stuck with any sort of diet or health plan, and I really struggled last month with being enthusiastic. I just hit a point of being tired of measuring my food, tired of entering it into a website to watch my calorie and protein amounts, and tired of not being able to binge eat.
But thankfully I still did it all, although I did not enter my food intake about half of the time last month. I am eating between 800 and 1000 calories a day and 80 grams of protein. Easter was tough and I got myself a bit hooked on chocolate for about 10 days. I have been weaning myself off of sugar since then and that is no fun at all.
Up until this week I have been going to the gym still three times a week for weight training. I have been walking with the boys nearly every day and have done a number of bike rides on my new bike as well. I usually play squash once or twice a week too, but this Sunday I pulled something in my back during a game. My back is still bothering me, so I am taking this week off from the gym and just walking to keep up on my exercise. Hopefully I will be back on the weights next week.
I don't really notice the weight loss until I start to compare my pictures and then I find it pretty impressive!
So here are pictures of me from this morning weighing in at 238.5lbs alongside pictures of me prior to surgery: