The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Monday, November 18, 2013

7 weeks post op

and I have lost 35.0 pounds exactly sine starting the pre-op diet.  I have 88.8 more to go to my goal of 145.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Post-op changes are HARD!!!

I am going to be 7 weeks out from surgery tomorrow, and it is really time to step up the working out and better eating to be able to see the results that I intended when I underwent this surgery.

I have gotten a bit of a bump in my weight loss this week thanks to a stomach bug that Ella decided to share with me.  So, it was just last Tuesday that I finally broke the weight loss stall and said good-bye to the 240's, and I am already down to 235.0 pounds.  In the last week, I've lost 7.2 pounds, which I know isn't normal, and I figure once I get re-hydrated, my weight will bump back up a bit.

One of the things that is really hard for me, is saying good-bye to things I love.  I am loyal, at times to a fault.  The thing is, my schedule and the CrossFit schedule at the box I attend, and 3 kids, 2 of which who have homework nightly, and having a full time job, it just doesn't work.  I don't even want to type this, but it is looking like I am going to have to say good-bye to CrossFit due to the schedule.

So it is looking like I am going to have to say good-bye to CrossFit, at least for a little while, and work out at the gym close to home.  I will be doing most of my workouts in the mornings, boot-camp, cycling, swimming, and I will do my runs to train for the half marathons I am registered for in the evenings, after the kids are in bed, or early mornings on the weekends.

So, These are the races currently on my 2014 race calendar:

February--Myrtle Beach Half Marathon Valentine's Day Weekend with Barney, then the Glass Slipper Challenge the following Weekend at Walt Disney World.

March--I MAY try to do the Tobacco Trail Half Marathon on March 16

April--13th is Rock and Roll Half in Raleigh, possibly the Nike Women's Half in Washington DC

July--20, Rock and Roll Half in Chicago (Running Mom's Meet-up)

October--26, Wicked 10k in Virginia Beach, VA

November--9, Outer Banks Half Marathon

I've lost 33.8 pounds to date, and have between 90 and 100 more pounds that I would like to lose.  That isn't going to happen unless I really start working out hard and doing what I need to do.  The other thing is, with 3 kids, it is incredibly difficult to find time to work out in the evenings, so my workouts will have to happen in the mornings, while the kids are still sleeping.

I am meeting with a trainer at the gym, that teaches the boot camp on Tuesday afternoon, to do an assessment and orientation.  It's going to be different, not lifting heavy weights, and I'll definitely miss my CrossFit APX family, but I have to get my workouts in when and where I can.  Here's to the new me....and the fun, pain and changes that I'm certain are inevitable.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

6 weeks post surgery

I am 6 weeks out from Vertical Sleeve surgery, and my weight loss stall is finally at an end.

Today, when I got on the scale, I weighed 238.6, a weight loss of 30.2 pounds since I started my pre-op diet on September 16th, 8 weeks ago.  I am starting to notice differences, and it feels REALLY good.

I'm out of the 240's for good, and I for damn sure won't miss them!

I have a few goals on the horizon, and I can't wait.

I'm going to be doing some half marathons again in 2014, and I'll be doing a sprint tri-athlon in October of next year in Chapel Hill.

I've also made some pretty big strides lately.  This weekend, we went to Jockey's Ridge State Park at the Outer Banks.  The kids asked me to climb Jockey's Ridge, and the "Sand Mountains" with them.  It was tough, but I was able to do it.  I did have to sit down after the first, VERY STEEP "mountain" to catch my breath, but it was awesome to be up there with the kids.

The girls and I were doing cartwheels together for the first time ever.  I was trying to tell the girls how to fix their cartwheels, but was afraid of doing them with them.  They talked me into it this weekend, and I was able to do cartwheels with them in front of the Currituck Lighthouse and on the top of Jockey's Ridge.

I met a friend who was running the Outer Banks Half Marathon.  I was waiting for her at mile 11, and helped encourage her to the end.  Kate is quite a bit taller than me, so I had to take a couple steps to her one to keep up with her long stride.  We did job/trot a couple of times, which felt pretty good.  It was the first time I had attempted to run since my surgery.

Barney and I will be going to the gym tonight to start training for our half marathon.  He forgets I think that we are registered for a half marathon in Myrtle Beach in February.  It is the week before the Princess Half Marathon, but has like a 6 hour time limit, so I don't have to push too hard...we need to get our butts moving if we want to finish and be successful!!

I am so excited for the reality that is ahead of me!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The pictures--updated

Facing forward, September 30 and today, November 5


 And finally--Side views

Look how much looser the pants are, and thus, how much longer.  Look at the difference in my belly!!!  I don't see it on a daily basis, but can't deny the difference in looking at the pictures.  Same pose now, and I'm wearing a bra in the second photos now...but the angle isn't exactly the same...still, a HUGE difference.