30 lbs down

To really get an idea of how much 30 lbs of fat is, I googled those 5lbs of fat pictures. So, I had 6 of those in my body that are no longer there, after just 3 short weeks (all on clear liquids, hence the quick drop).

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That’s a tremendous amount of fat to be down, and makes me feel a lot more accomplished than just saying “30lbs”. I don’t see a difference yet– not enough, anyway.

My feet and ankles are no longer swelling and my ankles are smaller than they have been in general. I think my face is a little less puffy too. But, even after losing 30 lbs, I’m just so heavy, it’s not really noticeable. But, my jeans do feel looser, which is a good thing.

I’m hoping at 50 lbs down it will be more noticeable. My previous goal was to be down 50 lbs by the wedding. Given how much I’ve lost the past 3 weeks, I’ve adjusted that goal to 70 lbs down by the wedding. I’m already down 30, I just have to lose 10lbs/mo the next 4 months, which should be completely attainable.

I can’t wait to see where I end up and to start getting my life back. I’m already making plans of what I can start doing. Right now I’m just praying I lose enough to only need one seat on our honeymoon flights. I’m still nervous about that, but feeling a little more optimistic.

I’ve also started using my fitbit again, as of today. Granted, I’m not being very active right now, as I’m still recovering, but I figured it would be good to get back in the habit. And I am trying to be more active around the house, while I’m stuck here. Which, I’m supposed to be doing.

I picked my dog up from my dads Yesterday, and today we’ve gone for two short walks so far. I had gotten to where I would only take him outside near our house. Now we’re going around one street over. This morning I overdid it a little. I went for a walk, unloaded the dishwasher (slooooowly), and threw in a load of laundry. Then, after only being up a couple hours, I was exhausted and passed out for 2.5 hrs. It was a little too much, too soon.

I did switch to full liquids today (creamy soups and even fudgesicles)! That’s been pretty exciting for me. I’m also getting hungrier and eating closer to 4oz per meal, instead of 2oz. Progressing just like I should be.

So all is going well! I’m happy to be down so much so quickly, and I know the rapid weight loss won’t last. Not that much. But I’m trying to keep very realistic goals, and the fact that I could be under 250 for my wedding is awesome. It’s been a long time…

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