1.) I got my stitches out yesterday (from my procedure the Friday before last) and the doc said both areas came back clear, so I don’t have to go back for anything else until next year’s full body scan. Wahoo. The areas where the stitches were are obviously still healing, but she said they looked great for 10 days out and that I don’t have to do much in terms of aftercare besides cover them up if clothes are irritating them (me). Only time will reduce the scaring, so I just have to be patient. Gotta work on that one.
2.) Also, and equally exciting, the doctor gave me clearance to run again!!!! Cautiously. She said to start slow, stop if it hurts, and not move my arms when I run, which is going to look… odd. Either way, I am ecstatic. I’m going to go for the first time tonight! I still can’t lift weights or do anything that involves moving my arms for another 2+ weeks, which is less than ideal, but at least I can do something!
3.) This past week of not working out, I managed to still earn 19 Activity Points from walking around town and to and from work. That’s an average of 2-3 per day, so I am pretty happy that I will still able to move enough without formal workouts to build a bit of a cushion with PointsPlus.
4.) I really, really struggled with my eating last week. I think for me, working out and eating well go so hand in hand, that when I wasn’t working out and feeling great, it made me want to eat like crap too. And, I gave in way more than I care to admit. But luckily, today marks the start of a new WW week for me and I’m ready to be back on track.
5.) Work has been insaaaaane lately. Yesterday was so busy that I didn’t end up eating lunch until after 3pm, which NEVER happens to me. It basically started when I returned from traveling for the holidays because we have our biggest event of the year coming up at the end of February, and it has been nonstop ever since. I’m excited for the conference since I’m so involved in planning it and am working so hard, but I am also looking forward to things being a little slower, and not just so I can eat lunch at a reasonable time.
6.) Last week, I booked two trips which I am SO excited about. First, I am going to New Orleans in April for a bachelorette party for one of my very best friends, Lianne. I am so excited to travel with my friends and to one of my favorite places in the country, none the less.
Lianne and Me in summer 2012. Typical.
7.) One of my goals for 2012 was to either take a trip abroad or to start laying the groundwork for one this year, and that did not happen. I didn’t want to jinx myself so I didn’t include it in my 2013 intentions, but last week I booked a ticket to travel to South America for 17 days in late June through early July!!!! I am SO freaking excited I can’t even put it into words. This will be my first trip overseas (besides the Caribbean) since HIGH SCHOOL aka over 10 years. I booked tickets with my good friend Stacy in and out of Peru, but we may go to Chile or Argentina as well when we’re down there. Ahhhh!!