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I have been overweight ever since I can remember. I was 7 when I went to my first Weight Watcher's meeting, and I weighed 63 lbs. I've been on so many diets so many times that I can no longer count them. I've been able to lose some weight here or there, but have always gained it back and then some. After the birth of my second child, I was diagnosed with a hypothroidsim, and thought that I would be able to easily lose weight once I was on meds. Well, it was easier, but not easy! Also, it still didn't stay off. I was over 300lbs at the birth of my 3rd child, and have not been below 300lbs in the past 17 years.
I'm very blessed to be married to a wonderful man who says that he truly doesn't see my weight. When I told him that I was applying for this surgery, he wondered why since I really wasn't that overweight! I'm glad that he sees the me that is inside instead of the weight!
Three years ago, my doctor asked me to consider WLS. At that time, I was 384lbs, and thought that I would "try again" on another plan. Over the next 11 months, I did lose 70lbs by eating lots of lean protein and veggies as well as lots of exercise. I had gained back 50 of those pounds when I asked my doctor about WLS in February of 2006.
I have only told a handfull of people about my plans because I don't want to hear their advice or all of their horror stories, and quite frankly, it's not their business.
I had my surgery on January 31, 2007. Everything went well with no complications. The day before I was to go home, my IV infiltrated causing phelibitis and making me stay in the hospital an extra day. It was wonderful to arrive home early Sunday, Feb. 4.
When I had my official weight taken for surgery, I was 344. Here is my weight loss since surgery. I did lose 31lbs before surgery. These are recorded each Monday.
Feb 5: 326.2 amount lost: 17.8 lbs
Feb 12: 322.4 -3.8 total amount lost: 21.6 lbs
Feb. 19: 320.6 -1.8 total amount lost: 23.4lbs
Feb. 26: 315.6 - 5 total amount lost: 28.4 lbs
March 5: 312 - 3.6 total amount lost: 32 lbs
March 12: 307.4 - 4.6 total amount lost: 36.6
March 19: 304 - 3.4 total amount lost: 40
March 25: 298.6 - 5.6 total amount lost: 45.6 I will be out of town on Monday, so this is Sunday's weight.
April 2: 296.6 - 2lbs a week of no exercise will slow you down! Total amount lost: 47.6
April 9: 293.2 -3.4 total amount lost: 51lbs
April 16: 288.8 -4.4 total amount lost: 55.4
April 23: 283.2 - 5.6 total amount lost: 61lbs
May 22: 271.2 - 12 total amount lost: 73lbs
May 28: 269.2 - 2 total amount lost: 75lbs
June 4: 267.4 - 1.8lbs and whatever my stupid cast weighs