Aug 112017
 

The air is heavy with the smell of fried food, masking the fact that I’m not wearing any perfume. An odd occurrence for me, I’ve become a bit attached to wearing it. Everything I read online said it was rude to wear it on a plane though, so I left it off. I’m sitting in MVP Sport’s Bar & Grill at the Dayton Airport, waiting for it to be time to board.

It’s hard to convey my excitement through the typed word. If we were having this conversation on the phone you’d hear how fast my thoughts are racing, or if were face to face the huge smile on my face would give it away. I haven’t been home in over two years. 28 months is a long time to go without seeing my family and beloved beach. Honestly, I’m not sure how I lasted this long.

My best friends got me the ticket at the end of February as an early birthday present (I turned 33 in June) and I’ve been counting down the days ever since. This past week has been a special blend of anticipation, nerves, and disbelief. Is a hug from my Mom really only 12 hours away now?!

Obviously this post is a little late. I weighed in on Wednesday but never got around to writing a post. So here it is!

1st Weigh In: 342lbs
Last Week Weigh In: 316.6
Today’s Weigh In: 315

Victories:
The one year anniversary of my ankle surgery went by and I didn’t even notice. Clothing that was on the more snug side is almost loose, and some of my older clothes that I haven’t been able to wear in almost a year fits again. There is still a few things that are too tight for my personal comfort but I am happy to be able to wear more of my closet now.

Goals Check In:
Try a new food. – I made Fathead Pizza and it was amazing! I also tried Realgood Food’s pizza (the crust is made of chicken and Parmesan cheeses) and it was good too. I will be adding both of these items into my normal menu rotationed. I am a pizza fanatic and will eat it at least once a week if I can.

I don’t feel like variations of pizza truly count as a new food though, so I will try and accomplish this goal while I’m out visiting family.

New Goal:
Carb Casual! – I already know how easy it is to fall down the carb rabbit hole, so I am going to focus on remaining casual with them. Not to say I won’t have a treat here and there, but so far I’ve found that fruit and rice work best for my carb ups. I’d like to go home feeling even better than I do now.

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