Audencio Alanis, M.D. Dr. Alanis is the perfect combination of caring and straight forward, he'll tell you like it is, what he thinks, and why. His experience and skill are excellent. I have no complaints about him or his staff.
Feeling better and better. Job is busy busy, I have no spare time to get on here and post by the time I get home, do my maternal and wifely duties. This weekend is a 3 day one due to the 4th. I am in size 10 still. I have changed my goal to 140 just for s%$@ and giggles. That will take me awhile. Thanks to all that may read!
Well, I am at 153. I have been eating lots of sushi. Still just at 153. I have been real active this weekend. Saturday my Daughter and I went swimming, today (Sun) we went roller skating.I think that I am just in a stall really. I do need to be more continuously active. I have been taking advantage of the cafeteria at work, that needs to stop! K so, 10 months almost down. Hoping to be at 150 real soon. Will keep this posted. Thanx.
Lots and lots has happened in the last 6 weeks, I changed jobs, lost about 8 lbs, got sick (not surgery related), my baby turned 9, fit into a size 10 and did I mention I lost about 8 lbs? Well, I was eating a bunch to be honest, got on a carb frenzy, it was ok, I just wasn't losing. Then I got sick, or should I say food poisoning and didn't eat for almost 2 days I took advantage of the situation and just did a mini 5 day pouch test. It worked. I am now back on track. I am eating a lot less and not hungry at all really. The new job is so far so good, I am back on days, moved from a private facility to a hospital, I now have benefits. I have to drive a lot farther but the trade is a good one. I went down to 153 last week but right now I am at 155. 5 pounds from initial goal of 150. My goal will be changed to 140-145. I am still very large in the mid section, I will need a TT for that to be gone. My husband whom is 6'0'' and 140 and can eat whatever he wants and doesn't gain a ounce says I need to do sit ups and I am like that is not going to get rid of loose skin dude! But whatever, he's cute though. I have to pay for this surgery before I have anymore. plus, I've heard that it is best to wait 2 years post op. Well I have a 5 year loan so no use in staring at the clock. I bought a lot of new clothes and I am wearing size 10 in most skirts and slacks, in jeans I am 12, so that's good. I still go to the plus section on accident constantly. I feel weird walking over to the "regular" sizes. My mind has not caught up. I am wearing Medium in almost all shirts, unless they are button up then my chest is too large and the buttons bulge, I know most of you are probably like, I wish I had that problem! But, it is annoying and frustrating. Ok, well my goal in the next 4-6 weeks is to finally get to 150 if possible, keep eating like I should and focus on being good at my new job! Thanks to whomever reads!
Thought I would post my progress since I have this suspicion that I am done losing for a bit until I actually start working out. I am wearing size 14 bottoms, Medium or Large in most shirts and 7.5-7 in shoes. Pre- VSG I was size 20-22 bottoms, 2XL/3XL in most shirts and size 8 in shoes. My weight was 218-222 at all times and I am now 161-163. I plan on getting a membership up the road at the Rec. Center or YMCA here soon, I would like to be a fit 150 rather than a flabby 160. Once the weather here in Texas starts to warm up, I'll get my butt up more. I am eating whatever I want, just smaller portions. This is a curse and a blessing at the same time. I DO NOT EVER feel deprived. I am able to have drinks while out or at home, and enjoy some desserts and bread as well. I think these last 6 months of watching, watching,watching what I eat for the first time in my life has made me slightly revolt over the last few weeks, I am just eating what I want and that's OK to me right now, I am approximately 10-12 pounds from my initial goal of 150, no rush for me right now. Yes, I would like to be at goal before the first 9 months but I am just not going to allow myself worry about it. I am neutral right now in my weight loss, I am OK with what I have lost but know I need to lose a bit more. These 10 pounds are not going to make or break me. And I know I can lose it. I am not scared I know with this tool I will be able to at my pace, it is not impossible anymore! SO, here is my "official" 6 month picture for your enjoyment!
I am at Walmart yesterday scavenging the clearance isle for clothes. I drift over to the plus section I guess by habit, and as I am forging through what remained on the racks I eventually move to this other rack that happened to have a lady standing on the other side looking at the clothes as well, she looks at me and goes"all these clothes are huge, nothing that will fit you."I told her, you just made my day! I still look at myself and go, ugh, fatty but I never thought that I wouldn't to others! It's been real hard to get out of the 160's but I am close it's been a couple of days since I have weighed myself but I was at 161 the other day. I am only about 11 pounds from goal but I am seriously thinking that 150 is too high for my ultimate long term awesome goal. I think 140 will be but I'm not going to stress myself out over that at this time. I know I will have to actually work out to get there. My belly is huge still I think if it wasn’t for my belly I would be probably wearing a size 10 by now. it's just not going anywhere!! All in good time and good workouts. It's coming soon I know it; I can't rely on surgery for every pound. Anyways I need to post pics, will try soon! Thank you to all that may read!
My story begins at 15 really. I never was a overweight child, I always liked food but never thought of it as anything more than what was needed to stay alive. At 15 I was put on the depo prevara birth control "shot" this is when I first ever experienced anything close to being overweight. I went from 115 to 135-140 in a matter of 4-6 months. I was devastated. After I stopped the birth control my weight did drop but never to where it originally was. I was 125-130 from then on. This was ok at the time. I wore size 7-9 pants I was pretty active, had no car walked or took the bus everywhere. When I was 17 I met my now husband, we lived in an area that was car only, bad winters and lots of time to veg-out and eat. I gained about 10 pounds, not a big deal. Then at the age of 18 I was engaged and pregnant. My weight was "normal" for the first 4-5 months of my pregnancy, then around my 6 month mark I packed in the pounds until I was 215 at a little over 8 months along. on April12th, 2001 my little girl was born and this is where my struggle began. I thought I would be able to loose the weight relatively easily or at least get down to "around" my pre-pregnancy weight. Nope, When my Daughter was about 1.5-2 months old I did get down to about 170 but due to severe newborn reflux issues I was told I needed to stop breastfeeding immediately. So I then bounced right back up to 190 and stayed there for about 4 years. This was my weight this is where the scale sat, all the time. I was miserable I was depressed I hated myself, I though It could get no lower. Then in 2004 I started my career in Sleep Medicine, 12 hr. night shifts will do many things to you and weight gain for me was one of them, I rocketed up to 225 in no time. This was a whole new low. I was wearing size 20-22 2XL shirts and felt like a shadow of my former self. I was heavier then I was when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant. Then in 2007 I started looking into the lap band, seemed pretty straight forward, simple. For about 2 years I read peoples experiences with the band in here and lapbandtalk. I found that everyone did well, for awhile. Then not all, but most had some issue within 3-5 years. I as a cash-pay patient did not want to invest into something that would need to be removed or become defective because someone poked the tubing during a fill. at the beginning of 2009 on New Years at midnight I told myself that this was the year I was going to make a change, in April I realized that the Sleeve seemed to be the best choice for me. I then went to a Seminar with Dr. Alanis and chose my Surgeon. On July 30th, 2009 I was Sleeved. Everything so far has been pretty smooth. I had some nausea in the hospital and the day I got home but after stopping pain meds I was fine. I have lost just about 50 pounds as of Nov 2009 and I feel much better, I am struggling a bit, I am not going to lie, bad habits die hard and I love carbs. I need to start working out and get these last 20 pounds off . My current goal is 150 but I think once I am there I will change it to 140. I am currently 170. I am looking forward to my future and enjoying shopping more then I EVER have! I wouldn't have done this without my Husband that has loved me through thick and thin, and always told me I'm sexy, and my beautiful Daughter that shows me everyday why I need to make sure I am here through her love. xoxox