I weighed in for June today at 146.8 pounds, down .8 pounds since May. I have finally lost most of the fluid retention from surgery. After surgery in May I was up over 10 pounds from my May weigh in! I was really happy about this weigh in for a couple of reasons.
First, June is the 2 year anniversary of me getting back to free lifetime. I certainly am glad to be there now. I am still up several pounds from my low weight last August. My next goal is to get back to where I was then. Still, I am finally going in the right direction.
Second, I’ve been able to put together 2 really good weeks. A big part of why I haven’t made a lot of progress the past few months is that I wasn’t putting together good weeks. Earlier in the year, I had a couple of bad months (February and March) where I ended up not having a calorie deficit and basically gained almost 5 and a half pounds. Since then, I struggled to lose that weight because I wasn’t consistently doing well. I would have a great week and then a bad week. So, putting together good weeks and staying consistent was important to me. For 3 of the last 4 weeks, I have had a good week and per Fitbit, I had a calorie deficit. Even for the week where I didn’t have a deficit I was really close to being even for that week.
As I have often posted, a big key for me is to have a routine where I rely on consistent habits that help me to focus my eating. The last 2 weeks I ate really well and was very consistent in keeping up a calorie deficit. My next goal is to kick up my calorie burn so that I will have a larger calorie deficit.
I am at a point in my recovery from surgery that I can start doing that. My surgery on my eyelid is doing great. Recovering from the upper abdominal liposuction has been rougher than I really thought it would be. But at almost 3 weeks post surgery, things are going much better. I finally was able to quit using the heavy medical grade compression garment. I still have to wear a Spanx like garment with a piece of foam in it, but that is much more comfortable. I still get a fair amount of swelling from the surgery. From morning to evening, I gain about 2 inches to my waistline from swelling. But, I know that eventually that will go away as it did with the tummy tuck. And, there isn’t much pain any more. I still get tired easily, which the surgeon said was common after general anesthesia. I am not yet ready to do heavy exercise, but I am slowly increasing my steps and working on burning more calories. I want to keep doing that and hope to soon be able to actually start going to the Y and doing some strength training. If I can burn more calories, then I can lose more weight to get back to where I want to be.