Journey update

leeann73
on 5/15/17 4:26 pm

inspired by the last titled post like this. Here is my update.

I am 11 weeks out. Highest weight 240. Opti weight 233. Current weight 178.2.

I tolerate all foods and have have never had dumping. Unfortunately I have tried some sugar and carbs and they do not fill me and do not make me sick so I totally have to control those food issues with planning and honesty.

I am still quite tired. I work about 60 hours a week. Travel a lot and have 2 busy boys and a farmer husband.

I feel hopeful for the the first time I. Years. I look forward to planning summer time without dreading the heat and sticky mess I use to get.

I am not yet at at the point where I feel "thin" but I definitely fell more confident and I don't hate myself when I look in the mirror. I have hated myself for a long time.

I smile more. I care about my appearance more. I have not regretted this not even once.

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

michelle W.
on 5/15/17 4:33 pm
RNY on 06/12/17

excellent job Leann Keep up the great work!!

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW - 285 CW - 198.3 woo hoo onderland.. :)

Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Pre op - 23.5 Opti - 5.5 M1 - 13.8 M2 -14.2 M3- 11 M4- 9.5 M5- 9.9

Smoka
on 5/15/17 4:45 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Hi Leeann73,

Sounds like you are doing great! All the best in your journey.

Thanks,

Barb

crqvingchange
on 5/15/17 5:10 pm

I love the last line.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

oneatatime
on 5/15/17 7:12 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Love it! Congratulations. :)

Did you have RNY or vsg?

leeann73
on 5/16/17 1:47 am

rny

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

TheRealMeWithin
on 5/16/17 4:50 am - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

you are doing great and are truly an inspiration.

I have to admit though, I am a little worried about how many post-op people say how tired they are. I was really hoping to have more energy once losing weight.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 140

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 --- M1= 20.6 --- M2=10.2--- M3=8--- M4=5.8--- M5=9.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

Linda M.
on 5/16/17 6:15 am - Orillia, Canada

For me, I definitely have more energy, but it did take sometime. Everyone is different.

Orientation: June 29th, 2016, Surgery March 22, 2017. Pre-surgery: 16 lbs, (Size 2x, 18/20), M1: 19 lbs. (Size 1x, 16/18), M2: 13 lbs. (Size 16, XL) M3: 10 lbs. (Size 14/16, large). M4: 6 lbs. (Size 14, large/medium). M5: 10 lbs. (Size 14, solid medium - lol), M6: 9 lbs. (Size 12, medium). M7: 8 lbs. (Size 10/12 and small/medium). M8: 7 lbs. (Size 10 and small/medium).

mershmellow
on 5/16/17 3:55 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

I have much more energy than I did before. You might not the first couple of weeks though. Your body will need time to recover and adjust, but I think once it does you will feel just fine.

Linda M.
on 5/16/17 6:12 am - Orillia, Canada

Good morning Leeann,

I'm four weeks behind and always read your posts with great interest. Thank you for sharing your journey and being an inspiration. Life is busy, especially considering your work week, and it's hard to fit in all that we need to do. It's hard to put ourselves first.

Like CC, I love your last line and agree 100%.

Continued success!

Orientation: June 29th, 2016, Surgery March 22, 2017. Pre-surgery: 16 lbs, (Size 2x, 18/20), M1: 19 lbs. (Size 1x, 16/18), M2: 13 lbs. (Size 16, XL) M3: 10 lbs. (Size 14/16, large). M4: 6 lbs. (Size 14, large/medium). M5: 10 lbs. (Size 14, solid medium - lol), M6: 9 lbs. (Size 12, medium). M7: 8 lbs. (Size 10/12 and small/medium). M8: 7 lbs. (Size 10 and small/medium).

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