Wow! The month of August has pretty much come to an end. How can that be? In my neck of the woods, we can’t even really call the last 2 months “summer” since the sun and heat made rare visits. At least the last 2 weeks were pretty nice. I spent the last couple of weeks in Vancouver visiting my parents. The last time I blogged I gave you a post-surgery update. You can read about it here if you missed it. I had a follow-up appointment with the surgeon 2 weeks after the procedure and he cleared me to travel, so I packed the car, grabbed the dog and cat and drove south to spend time with family and friends before the end of summer.
My first week in Vancouver was pretty low-key. I still had no energy, was still on antibiotics and just started eating more variety again. To this day (31 days post-op) my throat is still sensitive and sore and feels irritated. It feels like I have a cold that I can’t clear. The surgeon did tell me my throat will take about 6 months to heal fully. Joy! It hurts to yawn too, I guess because when I yawn, it stretches the skin in my throat. Fortunately, I am on the mend and well on my way to a full recovery. Yippee!
Week 2 in Vancouver was a little more active. I spent time with some of my friends, we hit the Waterslides at Cultus Lake, picked blueberries in my parents backyard, went to the beach and I got on my mountain bike a few times. I also did some shopping. Unfortunately all fun must come to an end and I came home yesterday afternoon.
At the end of July (the day before surgery) I completed an 11 week “Get Sexy Challenge” that my bootcamp instructor hosted. The results came in and I am so so happy with them. I made “Top 10” best transformations, so I was pretty stoked. I lost 12 pounds and you can definitely see a great change in my midsection, which is where I want to see results. And on another note, I’ve lost another 6 pounds since then, so I am on a role. I’ve received a ton of compliments during my visit in Vancouver.
Here are some ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures
I am going to continue working hard to tone up more and get stronger. I can’t wait to see my results by Christmas time.
Stay tuned for a post about my “new addition to the family”. And another great recipe coming up soon. It feels so great to cook again .
Ciao for now