Okay, I'm finally going to post the pictures I promised!! I'm adding this blog a couple weeks late, but I'm back. Back from a trip I'll never forget. My last blog was dated on the day we were leaving on our Alpine hike trip. It was everything I had hoped for, dreamed for, and more! Wow! What an incredible experience! I feel so lucky to have seen a part of the world not everyone gets to see, enjoy it with my fabulous friends and husband, and get to see it all through 14 days of hiking through France Switzerland, 11 mountain passes, 150 miles, 9 miles of elevation gain and 9 miles of elevation loss, fabulous huts and little villages, and lots of wine and great food. Wow! SOOOO grateful.
I'll be honest. It was a big physical challenge every day. Every night when I'd look at the maps for the next day, my heart would lurch thinking that I may not be able to do it. It wasn't until after day 10 of 14 that I finally felt confident! Haha! But in the end, I not only did it, but loved it, and was sad on the last day. The figures below show our route and the elevations changes in meters. The route is called the Haute Route as is a walking route through the Alps as opposed to a mountaineering route. (No ropes required.)
It's repetitive (and obvious) to say this, but I have to say that I still am in amazement of what WLS has given me. I would have NEVER been able to do this in a million years. My life is so full that my heart is overflowing!!!
Maintenance Diary -
1st month - Range 135.4 - 140 pounds
2nd month - Range 133.0 - 135.4 pounds
3rd month - Range 127.2 - 133.0
4th month - Range 125.0 - 128.0
5th month - Range 124.0 - 126.6
6th month - Range 124.6 - 127.8
7th month - Range 126.4 - 130.4
8th month - One weigh in 126.8
9th month - Range 127.0 - 130.0
10th month - Range 128.4 - 130.2
11th month - One weigh in after hike - 126.6