02 May 2015

Tattoo For Me!

I had my 6 months post-surgery appointment last Tuesday (even if it's actually been 7 months) and everyone is happy, especially the bariatric surgeon. I have lost 65.5% of my excess body weight and 13 inchs off my waist. He's also told me it's time to exercise, and not walk to work exercise, proper, "sweat your arse off" (his words) exercise. At least 3 times a week, moving to 5 days a week in 6 months time. He has told me I can quite easily get to under 85kg in the next 6 months, and then I'll be at his goal weight (83kg), I'm happy the way I am now, but now I need to exercise to build muscle and tone my flabby skin :)
I don't have any exercise goals at the moment. I would like to ride to work and home (ride home - uphill - without getting off my bike) and I'm looking into yoga, for stretching and stress relief.

Work is causing havoc with my anxiety at the moment. I used to leave work and not think about it, until I went back, but now I'm thinking about it all the time, my mind is constantly trying to figure out whats going on, where I fit, how I can fix EVERYONES problems... it's stupid stuff that I shouldn't need to worry about. It's immature stuff, that only involves me a tiny bit. It's the overall feeling around work, the way others feel, affect me. I have downloaded an app called Headspace, which has short 10 minute meditation sessions, which have help (if I remember to actually do them)

I crossed something off my bucket list on Tuesday. Something I've been wanting to do for years, and finally after a couple of failed tries, did!
I got a tattoo...
Well technically I got 2 tattoos.
I finally got the Deathly Hallows from Harry Potter tattooed to my wrist, and because I had some time left, I got a little Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service tattooed on my arm.
They're both healing at the moment (and quite itchy) so when they're healed I will get better photos, but here are the super fresh, just inked tattoos.

I need to sit down and do a mini life plan (again) and hopefully restart my health on Monday (which also happens to be Star Wars Day!)

Can anyone recommend some yummy protein shake recipes :)

<3 Molly

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