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Awww, what a really nice thing to say!!! :-) Its just so hard to really grasp that the first year or so is such a gift. I am not going to say easy, because it's not. BUT, I really wasn't prepared to be able to eat the way I can, or rather around my tool. It is a constant thing. Hugs to you and congrats as well and getting through your rough patch!!
I am a BIG fan of Goodwill. They always had a large variety of sizes. I didnt get new clothes for a long time becuase my clothes didnt change that oftern, but soon when you lose 8-10 lbs it will be a clothing size. :-) I agree about the good bra and undies!!! Go get fitted for a bra when you can. Its a free service most place and makes a difference in how your clothes fit.
Love the blog!! I keep thinking about it. Like everyone else I need to save my pennies, but right now there are just other things I am enjoying. Plus I have a HUGE monster fear that I wont get back on the workout bus if I am out for a long period of time. I am looking forward to that part of your journey! Sorry about the fusion part!!! Yikes!
Accountability time for me. I haven't weighed in a long time.
Last time I weighed 178 several weeks ago
This morning 174.8 Thats more that 10lbs over my lowest. I just want these 10 lbs gone.
I am approaching 2 years out next month. I have lost about 160 lbs. We struggle so much with how much we weigh, what is the perfect weight, when will I know if I am there and how often should I weigh. I have watched my scale go up, down and sideways.....and it has driven me nuts. I always hear people say/type, you will know for SURE you have gained weight when your clothes tell you that you have. Well, my blue jeans seem to be quite honest about the 10 lbs I gained. Actually they get kinda pissed when I try to squeeze into them. In all the time my scale was going nuts, my clothes never got tight, nada, not once. They got looser and then fit but not tight, not like now. Did I go out and by bigger clothes, heck no. I took a look at what I was eating....carbs and crap and realized I was slipping back into VERY dangerous habits, diet coke being one of them. The only reasons things aren't worse is because I work out consistently. So, back to what I know is right, protein, NO diet coke (its really just toxic chemicals anyway) and whole foods. It's amazing to me though how much I want to eat like "normal" people. This does not imply healthy, but the crap that "normal" people eat. Does that make sense? Rationally, I know the diet most people eat, even thinner people is not healthy. Still, it is something I think about.
So, I will be back on Monday, weighing in with the most fabulous group on OH.
I wouldn't do anything differently. You are going to get many different answers to the same questions on this board. Follow your surgeons directions. You will be able to eat again. 2 weeks of liquid diet is tough, but so is this choice. The "Honeymoon" period where the weight falls off is great, but you will have to watch what you eat once that is gone. I had RNY and no significant complications. It is hands down the best thing I have ever done with my life. Post-op, I also wouldn't change anything. Move, move, move.....exercise is key. It is easy to get caught up in ONLY the losing weight aspect of this, but this is about your health too. You dont have to go crazy, but exercise is good for your health. Best of luck with your journey!!!! Will be thinking of you on the 20th.
100lbs in 6 months is awesome! I would encourage you to take your measurements if you haven't already done it. I found I was losing inches when I wasn't losing lbs. Remember you are in this for the long haul!!!
My doc never set a goal weight. I started out somewhere around 330 and I have always had 150 in mind as a goal. That said, I am just at 2 years out, am 45 yo, and bounce between 165-175. ( I know 10 lbs right, crazy!!!) I work out daily, and honestly I pretty much eat whatever I want with in the rules and occasionally have a treat. Ok, lately I have been having a LOT of treats. ;-) That said, could I weigh 150, probably. Do I want to? Hmmm, not so sure anymore. I have completed multiple half marathons, am starting triathlons this year and will finish the year up, God willing, with a marathon. I am frankly, THRILLED where I am. I enjoy my life right now, and for the first time that I can EVER remember I am not thinking about losing weight. Just keep on keeping on and you will figure it out. Keep a goal and see what happens. Remember where you came from and DO NOT feel like a failure if you can't make some "magic" number
I am a milk girl. I like the flavor and the sugars dont bother me. I still struggle with protein, so I would rather have the higher protein and higher sugar. I watch the sugar in other places. You other option is to get rid of both and use water. If I am watching the sugars and using Greek yogut in my smoothies I use water. I was finding the using both was increasing the calories to much. But I will also throw in an apple and mango (see I get to much sugar)
WooHooo!!! Way to go!! it gives me hope i will get there!!
Awesome!! What a great and AMAZING job. You are already a rock star, I can't imagine what you will be like after surgery!!
I was thrilled to be close to 300lbs!!!! There is a say that comparison is the thief of joy...and wow have I found it to be true. I havent lost as much as other people who have my surgery date. I bounce around from 165-175 (ugh, yep 10 lbs) and there are plenty of people that are the same body size as me who are 140-150's. But you know, while I would like to see the 150's I am not going to kill myself to get there. I am really happy where I am. It wil come off if you work your plan...it just may take a little longer than others, but one day you look back at your log/journal and are amazed at where you have ended up. :-) I am almost 2 years out (I can't believe it!) and I am thankful everyday for my surgery. Dont stay away from here because you feel badly about how you are doing....this is THE place to come. :-) Its been a while since I have posted, but I lurk on a regular basis. :-)
We all seemed to hit a slump at the same time. I ran on Monday but it had been 20 days since my last run. That is unheard of for me!! I just seemed to let life get in the way. Then I got sick, then a back spasm.....it was just bad. But now I am back in the game and every muscle hurts in the best way possible. :-) We are gonna have ups and downs, and further down, but what really matters is the way we get back up! Big hugs to you!!
TW 168 I weighed after I ran and I probably lost a pound or so just in fluid. I was nice to see 168 though. We leave for New Orleans on Friday and then a Cruise for a week on Sunday. I have hoping to keep up training and eat healthy while cruising. AND keep the drinking to a minimum.. Wine = over eating. Hope everyone has a great week!
I am a sugar free popsicle girl. My son knows to bring me no less than 2 if he is around the freezer. At 15 cals per popcisle I can eat several and feel satisfied and have had sweet stuff too!
And this morning my scale was 168. I hate my scale. At least I dont hate me anymore!! Grrrrrr!!!
Thanks! :-) This is a going to be a battle for the rest of my life. The one thing I know for sure is that a 2lb gain can lead to 5 and 5 can lead to 10 and so on, and so on. I just have to get my head back in the game and give up on the mystery that "normal" people can do it this way or that way. I am just me, no one else and I make my own normal. :-). We have to keep on rocking it!! Good job not letting the stall get to you!
Last weigh in 172
My wt if fluctuating from 168- 172 at the blink of an eye. So Serious time to journal. No one notices the weight gain but my favorite pair of jeans are snug. I post on my blog about this yesterday. The crap is leaving my house. The kid doesnt need it, the hubs doesnt need it and I surely dont need it!!! Its going to be a great week though and this will NOT get to my head. Gonna keep working out hard and eating clean. No More Crap Food!!!!
I have personally experienced this as well. Great link!!!
Not entirely sure where 8 freaking pounds came from but I am going to deal with it. Well, the following statement is not entirely true. I have been working out but eating like absolute crap. Stress eating and that TOM since my hormones are wearing off. (time for another shot!) So back to journaling my food and complete accountability. I am so pissed off at myself. I just stopped looking at what I was eating. I ate a freaking packet of poptarts and addition to other crap I have let back in my house. It is going and I am getting back at it.
LOL, I completely get it!!! I wish I could wear cute running shorts, but the thighs would hurt me flopping around or someone passing me!! :-) It compresssion tights all the way!
Danni!!!!!!!!! It's so good to see you back in this part of the world!!! :-) hope all is better with you and you are back on your bike!!!