Five months later, six from my disastrous birthday, I weighed in this morning at 299.4 lbs. down without surgery. I'm one pound from being one third of the way to my goal weight of 170 lbs. That's thanks to logging all my nutrition and applying Thomas Edison's advice to getting fit and healthy: "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas A. Edison.
I only need my cane to get up and down my stairs first thing in the morning and the last trip of the evening when my pain meds aren't working yet. I need the Tramadol less now. Just when I'm working out, right before bed so I can sleep, or if we spend the day out where I will be doing a lot of walking. I have more energy and can stay on my feet much longer. I've dropped several sizes and many inches. I love that I'm now using my starting workout clothes as baggy PJs for summer.
I competed in the Spring Challenge on the Neon Ninjas Team and I'm very proud of my accomplishments. This summer, we're buying a home and will be moving in August so I didn't feel I could contribute reliably to a team effort. I plan to be back on my team this fall, but in the meantime I joined Ninja Summer Camp to stay motivated.
My motivation is very goal oriented so I'm going to try my best to record my weight, cardio minutes and strength training minutes each week on the Ninja Summer Camp Message board thread I started. I'm only competing against myself by setting a weight goal, two pounds a week which is a reasonable amount for someone as heavy as I am. That's 26 lbs in 13 weeks I want to burn off. My TOPS weigh in days are Monday nights which is harsh, but good in a way. I'm more aware that splurging on weekends will effect my meeting.