So as I posted on Facebook earlier, I had a great week on the scale and lost 3 lbs. What makes me happy about that, besides the simple fact of the weight loss, is that it brings me back to a total of 50 lbs lost. For anyone who's been a reader before, this is a huge deal because I backslid for a while and gained back a lot of what I had once lost. But I held on, stopped the slide, and started working my way back. This benchmark is very important to me.
Which means celebration time! I already did one thing for myself, which is schedule a doctor's appointment. I've been doing the very cliche thing and ducking the doc since my numbers weren't good. Bad me! So I went ahead and made the appointment, even though I'll still show a significant gain over the last time I was there, it's time to get back to doing the right things, and that includes getting new bloodwork and a checkup.
But my real celebration will be more fun. I'm going to go down to REI and get myself a really good and sturdy pair of hiking shoes. I usually go walking/hiking in my sneakers, and that just doesn't cut the mustard. A 20% off coupon for the store just came in the mail, so it's like I get to celebrate and save money!
It's my favorite time of year, and I've decided that since my stupid foots hurts whether I walk a lot or a little, I may as well feel the pain because I'm doing something I enjoy - I already have a few walks planned out in my head, so it's off to the store for me!