Sunday, May 16, 2010

Riding with Allergies

I forced myself to get off the sofa and make a snip.

Here's me trying to ride my bike yesterday, even though my allergies made me feel so tired.

I rode with a surgical mask on to try to not breathe in any more pollen. It wasn't pretty, but then again, I didn't make it far enough for many people to see me.

*****************

P.S. Here's me a month after starting my pre-op diet and two weeks post op. 28 lbs down. The loss will start to slow down now to probably 2 lbs a week.

12 comments:

Maija said...

Good girl!! Congrats on your success!!!!

Julie said...

Can you even believe the weight loss! Amazing!!! I am jealous! ;)

Hope your allergies clear up soon.

Ashly Picazo said...

wow the loss is amazing! keep it up!

sallgood said...

Your snips are so expressive!

Congrats on all you are doing to take care of yourself- I'm impressed with your biking in spite of the allergy challenge.

jackie said...

Wow, I knew the surgery could have dramatic results, but had no idea they would be that dramatic! It's got to be exciting!
The allergies, ugh - it's been the worst season ever here. I've taken generic claritan for years, but switched to generic zyrtec because the claratin just wasn't cutting it. Hopefully in a few weeks things will clear up a little.

Little Ol' Liz said...

Holy Cow! Your post-op picture really shows how well this has worked for you. You must be thrilled!

Can't you get one of those fancy bike stands that will let you ride indoors until the allergies let up? I've always thought those surgical masks were a tad boring. How about a Betty Boop pouty face, or a pencil-thing mustache? (I'm going to whip out the How to Draw books and fancy up a few for the Hubs when he needs to be out in Public.)

Elenka said...

It's good to take photos, because you won't even believe what you were like when you began, once you are svelte!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That is amazing! Congratulations on your success. Hope your allergies improve.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hello you! and woo hooo on the weight loss... the last time I rode a bike I thought I was going to or even having a heart attack... ;D lots and lots of pretty stars floating around my head like poor old wylie coyote! my cycle partner was like the road runner zipping on ahead...

big hugs and keep up the good work!

x Alex

LDH said...

I am so excited for you, Jan! I'm cheering for you every step of the way! Hope you are able to get ahead of those nasty allergies!

Please keep us posted of your progress.

Warmly, ldh

random Cindy said...

Good for you. And take your allergy meds!! I finally caved to taking them year round. I hate taking meds but it has made a big difference for me. I haven't blown my nose all spring, and that is a huge plus in my life.

Kim said...

WOW! Great job - losing weight is such a drag...you are an inspiration!