I lost another 1.4 pounds this week! My weight is now 146.3, which officially puts me in the last 10 pounds zone. It’s also officially going to be the toughest part of this journey, but I am fired up and ready to go!
All the walking I’m doing is making a big difference. I am now up to two hours of walking per day along with carrying three-pound weights for all two hours. I almost crave the walking now and look forward to it each day – it’s no longer something to dread or something “I have to do.”
What I’m not looking forward to though is possible foot surgery in a couple of months. See those lovely bunions on my already-wide feet? See the way the big toes turn inward? My doctor saw my feet this past week and after she was done putting her eyeballs back into place her first comment was “You’re an excellent candidate for a bunionectomy!” I will be meeting with the podiatrist soon and he/she will make the final call. If I do have the surgery, it will be on one foot at a time, with a recovery time of six to eight weeks for each foot, which means . . . no walking (and a tougher time losing these last few pounds). Training class for the half-marathon begins in March, so if the surgery is a go, then that won’t happen, although I still will be able to walk the marathon in October.
In the meantime though I’m going to keep on keeping on, and walk as much as possible and lose as much as I can. Just 10 more pounds to go!