Thursday, April 19, 2012

Six Months and 80 Pounds Down

Actually, 80.5 pounds down total now!  My surgery was six months ago and despite a hard last month, I am still on track and doing very well. 

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:





Gen said...

Hey beautiful! I feel how hard this sometimes is for you. You are doing so great, though. How awesome that you're doing weights!! I wish I was so motivated. I've lost 8 pounds now. I'm feeling great in my loose clothes and looking forward to summer. Something I haven't looked forward to in years!

Tina said...

Holy frack! You look awesome. I love how you're not smiling in the first one and super foolish grinning in the second. :)

Megan said...

You are doing so well!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Wonderful!!!

Roberta said...

Quite an accomplishment, Kara! Remember... one day at a time. Looking forward to seeing you in May.

Morena said...


Way Way Up said...

Great job Kara!

Sarah :) said...

Incredible transformation.

Krista Funk said...

You look fantastic, and I bet you feel great! I, too, was struck by how LARGE your smile is in the second set of shots. :)

jen said...

You are so awesome! I wish we could figure out how to package that, I need some awesomeness!