5 months - progress

Smoka
on 2/12/18 9:28 am
RNY on 09/12/17

Hi Everybody,

Today marks 5 months since surgery for me. I have included two pictures. One from last June, up at our property - three months pre-op, and one from today, just after my workout - 5 months post-op.

Anyway, it's been quite a journey. No problems at all. For the most part it has been relatively easy for me. I am started to feel like my weight loss has slowed down a bit. I am able to tolerate sweet things now, not that I am eating sweets, but I'm finding I am able to eat sweet fruit like dates and figs with no problem. I am still eating primarily protein, (cheese, chicken, turkey, beef, milk) and veggies as well as fruit. That's it.

I am feeling light, flexible, strong, and sexy. It's the absolute best feeling in the world! I am also feeling motivated, creative, determined, clear headed, and extremely happy!...also the best!

Today was a landmark weight for me. This morning when I got on the scale I weighed 163 pounds. I have lost a total of 68 pounds. I am 5'4". Up until about 20 years ago, I use to always weigh between 145 and 150. I remember distinctly one day going to the club where I use to work out, and having a fitness assessment. When I stepped on the scale I weighed 163 pounds. I couldn't believe I had gained so much weight. I was depressed and angry for letting myself go. Things only got worse from there. I gradually gained lots of weight, and had 2 pregnancies during this time. So..today marks that weight for me again, but now I feel like I will only go down (instead of up) from here. When I use to weigh 145-150, I was always wanting to loose that extra 10 or 20 pounds. Now, I feel that maybe that could be attainable after all. I do however have to remember that I am much older, and I know that my weight is shifting. However, I will make that decision when the time comes.

For today, I am very happy!

Barb


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs

oneatatime
on 2/12/18 11:48 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Happy 5 months surgiversary!! I can hardly believe the difference in the two pictures. You look so much younger, and so healthy.

Your update is great. Your progress is amazing. Isn't feeling sexy the best?! :)

Congratulations!!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

Smoka
on 2/12/18 12:24 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Thanks!

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs

Jenprince
on 2/12/18 12:17 pm

You look absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work.

Hw: 350. Referred January 16th 2018 to TWH. Orientation February 12th 2018.Social Worker February 28th 2018. Nurse March 12th 2018.Nutritionist Class March 12th 2018. Psychiatrist April 20th 2018. Dietician May 23rd 2018.

Smoka
on 2/12/18 12:23 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Thanks!

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs

LeslieCL
on 2/12/18 12:59 pm

Hoo ha! You look great!

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

Smoka
on 2/12/18 5:06 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Thanks!

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs

Manda32
on 2/12/18 2:00 pm

Way to go Barb! What a difference...you look great!!!

Funny how we can remember periods of time and exactly know how much we weighed at any given time.

I think our goals can be shifted and don't have to be finite. I'm now aiming for 160 (instead of 150) and maybe I'll change my mind again, but honestly since breaking into onederland, it is a whole new ball game for me. I haven't been this weight since I was 14 (long time ago lol) and how I carried weight back then, and even younger than 14 isn't going to be a fair assessment of how I will look now. I still had some growing to do. And yes, as we age our weight does change how it sits on us somewhat.

Your doing so well, keep up the wonderful job you are doing!

Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).

HW 348 SW 316 CW 191

GW 160

Smoka
on 2/12/18 5:07 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Thanks.

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs

Harpediem
on 2/12/18 4:43 pm

Holy cow!arent you amazing! My surgery is in a month so I have to keep looking at these kinds of pictures.

Pauline

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