Reflections on new milestone

ltmlip
on 10/9/18 9:22 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to post something today in celebration of losing 100 pounds since surgery. My total weight loss is 130 pounds, 120 since Optifast. I'm just over 6 months out and pretty pleased with my progress. I do find it is getting harder as my restriction is a little less and I don't want to slip backwards.

What a journey this has been. I have to say, as has been said many times before, I wish I had done this sooner. All the years I beat myself up for not losing weight which just led to more overeating to sooth feelings. This is an incredible opportunity I have been blessed with and I want to make the very best of it. So happy to be living life instead of watching everyone else live.

To all the newbies.....listen to the veterans. There are some wise people who have lost so much weight. They know what they are talking about. Thank you to all the great advice people have given on here. It is a great supportive place to gain knowledge.

I still want to lose another 100 pounds but my NUT kinda of scoffed at that. We shall see. I will keep trucking alone and hope to show her it can be done.


Referral: March 2017, Orientation: June 2017, Nurse, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Pharmacist: Dec 2017, Physiotherapist and f/u with Nurse: Feb 2018, Meet Dr. Lindsay: Feb 2018, Pre-Op Feb 26, 2018, Start Optifast (4 weeks): Feb 27, 2018, SURGERY: MARCH 27/18 at St. Joseph's in Toronto with Dr. Lindsay. Height 5'2," 49 Years old, Hw: 365, Pre-Op Weight (start of Opti 355), SW 334 CW 230. Weight Loss: Pre-op -19, M1 -23, M2 -18, M3-18, M4-14, M5-14 M6-10, M7-?

jayjen789
on 10/9/18 9:53 am - Greater Toronto Area, , Canada

WTG! You look like a totally different person!

Of course you can do anything that you put your mind to. I have folk on here loose and maintain the loss and like you so thankful for their advice.

Awesome stuff and well done!

ltmlip
on 10/9/18 10:37 am

Thank you very much!

Referral: March 2017, Orientation: June 2017, Nurse, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Pharmacist: Dec 2017, Physiotherapist and f/u with Nurse: Feb 2018, Meet Dr. Lindsay: Feb 2018, Pre-Op Feb 26, 2018, Start Optifast (4 weeks): Feb 27, 2018, SURGERY: MARCH 27/18 at St. Joseph's in Toronto with Dr. Lindsay. Height 5'2," 49 Years old, Hw: 365, Pre-Op Weight (start of Opti 355), SW 334 CW 230. Weight Loss: Pre-op -19, M1 -23, M2 -18, M3-18, M4-14, M5-14 M6-10, M7-?

Mellywog
on 10/9/18 10:16 am

You look fabulous! Such an inspiration for us newbies. Thank you for your post. It is great to read all your success stories while we wait for our appointments.

Congrats on a great job!

ltmlip
on 10/9/18 10:38 am

thank you :)

Referral: March 2017, Orientation: June 2017, Nurse, Social Worker, Nutritionist, Pharmacist: Dec 2017, Physiotherapist and f/u with Nurse: Feb 2018, Meet Dr. Lindsay: Feb 2018, Pre-Op Feb 26, 2018, Start Optifast (4 weeks): Feb 27, 2018, SURGERY: MARCH 27/18 at St. Joseph's in Toronto with Dr. Lindsay. Height 5'2," 49 Years old, Hw: 365, Pre-Op Weight (start of Opti 355), SW 334 CW 230. Weight Loss: Pre-op -19, M1 -23, M2 -18, M3-18, M4-14, M5-14 M6-10, M7-?

MichelleS61
on 10/9/18 11:42 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

Looks like you're doing fabulous, it's funny how once you've lost the 80% of excess weight they're like you're good don't need to lose more, but the goal isn't to be a thinner overweight person, we'd all like to not be overweight at all anymore. I'm find it's getting a lot harder now, but I'm still hopeful to at least get down to my initial goal, then we'll see after that, I want to able to shop in "regular" stores and not have to look for 16-18 sizes, much better than where I started but?

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:197

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0 ; M8 - ?

SweetRide1
on 10/9/18 12:43 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Congratulations! You look absolutely fabulous!

A lot of hard work and determination has got you this far. If you want to do more - YOU CAN!

You go girl!!!!

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

shiney
on 10/9/18 1:22 pm

Congratulations!! You're a great source of inspiration to us all :)

*TWH* Referral - December 2017; Orientation - March 2018; SW Assessment - May 2018; Nurse Practitioner - June 2018; Nutrition Class - June 2018; Psych - August 2018; Dietitian - August 2018; Appt. w/ Surgeon - January 2019

Tuktu
on 10/9/18 2:01 pm
RNY on 03/07/17

You really look like a new person! Amazing transformation!! You go girl and don't let anyone tell you can't do it! You got this

JRo
on 10/9/18 2:16 pm - Cobourg , Canada

You go girl! Amazing progress.

~ j.

My Journey: Oct 2017 Referred to Ontario Bariatric Network by Family Doctor; Nov 2017 Received letter from TWH; Jan 2018 Orientation @TWH; Mar 2018 Social Worker and Nurse Assessments (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Apr 2018 Nutrition Class @TWH; Jul 2018 Psychologist Assessment (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Aug 2018 Dietitian (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Waiting for Rounds!

×